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Friday, April 25, 2008

Boycott John Lennon & Beatles products until Yoko Ono drops suit against "Expelled" producers

The name of the song is at the center of the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park

The boycott would just be symbolic -- Yoko Ono is so rich from John Lennon's royalties that she wouldn't care about losing money.

The pettiness of Yoko Ono's nuisance suit against the "Expelled" producers over the film's use of just a few seconds of John Lennon's song "Imagine" is spoiling his legacy.

To those who agree with this boycott idea: please spread the word.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

A short time ago you suggested that the boycott of Expelled would be good advertising. Perhaps a boycott of John Lennon and Beatles products would do the same. The only problem is that nobody cares about your one man campaigns.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:26:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

A boycott would just be symbolic; I doubt that it would harm Yoko financially. But she is such a greedbag fool that Lennon products should be boycotted, anyway.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

That line is the song should be changed to "Imagine no possessions except Yoko's." Then she'd own everything, which is evidently her idea of a perfect world.

But I think that this ignorant dame was put up to it by the Darwin-fanatics. They are so desperate to save their fading pseudoscience that that they will try anything; even a lawsuit that probably has virtually no chance of success.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

This lawsuit may be good publicity for the movie. Lennon is pretty well known, and a lot of people may want to find out what could have caused that greedbag Yoko Ono to sue? The more the movie is mentioned and discussed in the media, the better the box office should be.

It's a good movie, and I may see it a third time. This is the great scientific, intellectual and philosophical controversy of the century, and even the most ignorant Darwin-fans probably realize by now that it's going to continue to escalate. So it's a good movie to see.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:09:00 PM  
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Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Anonymous driveled,
--"A short time ago you suggested that the boycott of Expelled would be good advertising."--

You stupid dunghill -- I never suggested that boycotting the movie would be good advertising. I suggested that the negative reviews were good advertising (though maybe not as good as good reviews).

--"The only problem is that nobody cares about your one man campaigns. "--

These are not just "one-man" campaigns -- for example, I have shown that my concern about the lack of ethics of unscrupulous BVD-clad bloggers and Wickedpedian control-freak administrators is shared by many others. It is just that one of my approaches to fighting arbitrary censorship of blog visitors' comments, the Association of Non-Censoring Bloggers, has not received support. And that is partly because the ANCB has not received much publicity. There are millions of bloggers out there and there is a good chance that some would sign up if they knew about it. One blogger, Alan Fox, did sign up but hypocritically withdrew when he learned that I am holocaust revisionist.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Jim Sherwood said...
>>>>> That line is the song should be changed to "Imagine no possessions except Yoko's." <<<<<<

Yes, the song does say, "Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can . . . Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." The suit's ironic -- it's like mendicant monks suing over unauthorized use of Gregorian chants. The song is a vow of poverty -- Loco Yoko should lose all of John Lennon's copyrights.

>>>>>> But I think that this ignorant dame was put up to it by the Darwin-fanatics. <<<<<<

The complaint does say that bloggers accused her of "selling out" to the "Expelled" producers. A copy of Loco Yoko et al.'s complaint filed in a federal district court is here. Ironically, the case was assigned to a judge named Stein. Loco Yoko's suit was joined by John Lennon's sons and EMI Blackwood, the song's publisher. Apparently because of a technicality concerning the fact that this is a pre-1972 song, the record label companies EMI Records (possibly related to the publisher EMI Blackwood) and Capitol Records filed a separate joint suit in a state court. We should boycott the labels too.

However, maybe that clever Ben Stein planned this whole thing from the beginning -- maybe he even bribed Yoko and the music companies to sue him. In that case I would have to call off the boycott. Maybe he also bribed XVIVO, the video producer, to threaten him with a copyright suit -- after all, there is no evidence that XVIVO is even a part owner of the video's copyright (Harvard is an owner of the copyright and may be the sole owner).

Saturday, April 26, 2008 1:25:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

I am going to call her "Loco Yoko Oh-No." Or maybe "Loco Yoko No-No" -- that sounds better when spoken.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:22:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Yeah, those are good names for her, Larry!

Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:28:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

There once was a lady named Ono,
who had a mind that was quite loco.
When she tried to sue,
she later did rue,
'cause the lawyers she faced were pro bono.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Ha, ha! Not bad, Larry.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 5:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You deserve each other.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

> the Association of Non-Censoring Bloggers, has not received support. <

That is because you don't follow its rules yourself.

> One blogger, Alan Fox, did sign up <

After you badgered him to do so.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:40:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Thanks, Jim, it's nice to get a compliment from the master.

One small change -- "Yoko" in the first line instead of "Ono" rhymes better with the second line.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 8:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Well it's interesting that Yoko waited till the film had success before the lawsuit was filed. The lawsuit is over 10 words mentioned in the film.

I was reading some of the atheist blogs which dreamed up a conspiracy theory about it...If anyone knows anything about conservative movie making, you don't need a lawsuit to bring attention to your production.

PZ Meyers (an Atheist, featured in the film Expelled) went after the woman who was also featured in movie. You know the one who lost her job because she suggested intelligent design. Apparently she had been sick and had to transfer to another college, I believe a private one. The atheists in the news blog including Meyers were taunting her. Meyers hates to see any creationist in a government school.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

When Yoko went Loco, she yelled,
"I'll scream at that Ben, and EXPELLED.
I hear that some blogs
Are croaking like frogs,
So a MOVIE oughta be quelled."

Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Samefag said...

Ha ha, good one Larry and Jim.

You guys are the best. You are cards. Ha ha fantastic wit!

I am also a different person. You guys are awesome ha ha!

Monday, April 28, 2008 7:35:00 PM  

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