Thursday, December 18, 2003

Beatles & Dickens

As part of an e-mail exchange with a friend, I stumbled onto a blog subject (maybe). Our govenor just did a small end-around on the state legislative process. Our absurdly hypocritcial president, decides unilateralist action, on the part of Israel, is wrong. But you know what? I want to talk about the connection between Charles Dickens and The Beatles. What is the message of A Christmas Carol, if not the love you take, is equal the love you make?

Has someone already discussed this, while I was sleeping?

Of- course- they- have.

Further googling, reveals Dickens' arrival in the US was an early precursor of the Fab Four's British Invasion phenomena. C.D., The Proto Beatle.

To find further connections, perhaps I should stay here.

Watched Bill Maher, admitted computer luddite, on CNN's Larry King Show last night. Curious thing he said, during the interview. He said the invention of the Internet is nothing in comparison to the major 19th, early 20th, century inventions (light bulb, refrigerator, car, airplane, etc). For a man of words and ideas, isn't he being a bit myopic?

Man does not live by bread and electricity alone. I couldn't have opened my refrigerator and discovered that others also see the Dickens in the Beatles.

Food glorious food
We're anxious to try it
Three meals a day
Our favorite diet.
But you'll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy Truffle

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