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Re: John Lennon
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2270  Friday, 8 December 2000

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 15:54:29 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

[2]     From:   Jonathan Hope <
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        Date:   Thursday, 07 Dec 2000 16:34:35 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

[3]     From:   Billy Houck <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 13:14:49 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

[4]     From:   John Robinson <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 13:21:29 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

[5]     From:   Terence Hawkes <
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        Date:   Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 13:50:46 -0500
        Subj:   List Civility


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 15:54:29 -0000
Subject: 11.2255 Re: John Lennon
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

Paul E. Doniger wrote

> "Imagine" expresses the wonderful idea that all people
> would be better off if they got along with each other.

"Imagine there's no heaven" is bound to alienate millions of believers
and "Imagine no possessions" is hypocrisy coming from a fabulously rich
pop star.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Jonathan Hope <
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Date:           Thursday, 07 Dec 2000 16:34:35 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 11.2255 Re: John Lennon
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

> > He deserved to die for writing 'Imagine'. You should all get over
> > it.
>
> is this meant to be funny?

Not only was it meant to be funny, it was funny. In the days before
Lennon turned into a hippie, he specialised in jokes just as sick and
probably even more funny.

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From:           Billy Houck <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 13:14:49 EST
Subject: 11.2255 Re: John Lennon
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

May I suggest this entire topic be taken off the SHAKSPER list? If you
wish to flame each other, do it privately, but advancing this discussion
one jot further will not serve the purpose of this list.  Please, Hardy.
Pinch it off now.

Billy Houck

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From:           John Robinson <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 13:21:29 EST
Subject: 11.2255 Re: John Lennon
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2255 Re: John Lennon

> Paul E. Doniger
>
>  P. S. "Imagine" expresses the wonderful idea that all people would be
>  better off if they got along with each other.

Actually, I think it was the folkhero (or low life scumbag--depending on
your politics), Rodney King who expressed the sentiment "Can't we all
just get along?"

You're right about one thing. Lennon didn't deserve to die for writing a
pop song, or for starting the Russian revolution. He deserved to die for
marrying Yoko Ono! 'nuff said.

P.S. Don't bother scolding me. I've already hung my head in shame. I
publicly confess my unworthiness. And I've forgive myself. So...could we
all please just move on?

Have a politically correct holiday.

John Robinson

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From:           Terence Hawkes <
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Date:           Thursday, 7 Dec 2000 13:50:46 -0500
Subject:        List Civility

Mari Bonomi assures us that 'Mike certainly does not advocate stifling
healthy debate.'  Could this be a reference to the same Mike Jensen who
used to thunder 'Let us continue to band together to teach Mr. Hawkes
civility.  If he will not learn it, I hope he will be banned from this
list'?

T. Hawkes
 

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