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Yoko Ono: A Reconsideration - How I Learned To Love Yoko
NY Times ^ | Published: October 19, 2012 | By LISA CARVER

Posted on 10/23/2012 9:24:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Yoko Ono is not pretty, she is not easy, her paintings aren’t recognizable, her voice is not melodious, her films are without plot and her Happenings make no sense... Most of her stuff is not even there. This is why I love her. This is why we need her. We have too much stuff already. It clutters our view, inward and outward.

We need more impossible in our culture.... We already have a billion lovely things and a million amazing artists who have honed their talent and have lorded it above us. People who have achieved the highest of the possible...

Even other artists can’t figure out Ono or accept her as legit, nor can she obey the club rules. Her stuff is all wrong....

There are two schools of art. One is what is made beautiful by the artist; the other is to make way for the viewer to see or feel what is already beautiful....

So . . . if I love her so much, why does this little old lady still make me so uncomfortable?

...Even now, at the most acceptable point her career or private life has ever reached in our moralistic and artistically anorexic society, who is embracing her? Courtney Love and Lady Gaga. And those women seem nuts. They’re extreme. We all love to watch what they do next, but who really likes them? And while they catfight then make up and champion or co-opt other famous ladies, I never get the feeling they like anyone either...

...That is the ultimate feminism: Yoko Ono doesn’t need us to like her. She doesn’t care.

Then sometimes I think she does care.

Oh, Yoko, you trouble me so.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


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1 posted on 10/23/2012 9:24:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

For your consideration.


2 posted on 10/23/2012 9:26:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yoko is an irrelevant Joko


3 posted on 10/23/2012 9:26:50 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: a fool in paradise

Barf. Typical Upper West Side navel-gazing.

}:-)4


4 posted on 10/23/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: a fool in paradise
How I Learned To Love Yoko

EL OH EL!

5 posted on 10/23/2012 9:30:44 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: a fool in paradise; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
GAWD! 8^0

6 posted on 10/23/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie. Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, everybody needs a bit of ugly chaos.

Otherwise, how could we appreciate beauty and order?

Saying that Yoko’s voice is not melodious is like saying sandpaper is not soft toilet paper.


7 posted on 10/23/2012 9:31:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Her CD’s are excellent.....

for chasing mating cats off your porch.


8 posted on 10/23/2012 9:33:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: a fool in paradise

“...That is the ultimate feminism: Yoko Ono doesn’t need us to like her. She doesn’t care. “

Of course she doesn’t! If I had my hooks on ALL of John Lennon’s Beatle money, I wouldn’t need much either!

As far as: “this is the ultimate feminism...” - Again, had she been unable to become John’s parasite, NOBODY would’ve ever heard of her or care. All of HER ‘art’ or whatever has been pretty much crap. But, put BEATLE money behind it and voila! - you’ll get plenty of fame and attention.


9 posted on 10/23/2012 9:33:45 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: a fool in paradise

10 posted on 10/23/2012 9:34:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise
>>> Yoko Ono is not pretty ....

She just needs Hillary's personal tutelage about riding someone else’s coattail.

11 posted on 10/23/2012 9:35:49 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: a fool in paradise

For the same reasons, I love to eat dirt instead of gourmet food.


12 posted on 10/23/2012 9:36:18 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: a fool in paradise

13 posted on 10/23/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Don’t click on the link if you have dogs nearby. They’ll start howling. Biggest bunch of pretentious horse manure I’ve ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZ9weP5i68


14 posted on 10/23/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Revolting cat!

Nice costume. Rental?

Don’t spill any punch on it or you’ll have to buy it.


15 posted on 10/23/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Biggest bunch of pretentious horse manure I’ve ever seen.

As my long-departed yiddische grandma used to ask: "And from dis she makes a livink?"

16 posted on 10/23/2012 9:50:48 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: a fool in paradise
TRIPE Alert.
17 posted on 10/23/2012 9:50:54 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Maceman

Hehehe! Wise woman. :-)


18 posted on 10/23/2012 9:52:14 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; All
*snickering..to the n degree.*
and trying NOT to vomit / plugging my ears

19 posted on 10/23/2012 9:59:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie. Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That was awesome, in just how bad it truly was.

I’m astonished that somebody would actually go out in public and do something like that.

However, it seemed to make more sense than an Obama speech.

Or was at least on the same level.


20 posted on 10/23/2012 10:02:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: a fool in paradise

Is this supposed to be a parody of clueless leftist writing, or was it unintentional?

Could the writer possibly be more incoherent?


21 posted on 10/23/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

She sums up life living with a Naked Emperor in the White Hut.


22 posted on 10/23/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

HOLY SH....Why didn’t they call the police?


23 posted on 10/23/2012 10:10:56 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Zeppo

As a write for the esteemed NY Times, she sums up life living under a Naked Emperor in the White Hut.


24 posted on 10/23/2012 10:11:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

The scary thing about Joko is that she had a 4 year degree in music before she met Lennon. I assume she learned enough to pass so what happened? It’s like she ignored everything she was taught.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 11:16:56 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: a fool in paradise; skinkinthegrass

26 posted on 10/23/2012 11:17:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Elitist po-mo posturing. If you can’t appreciate things that aren’t even there, you must be some provincial dolt lacking the finely honed esthetic of your urban betters.


27 posted on 10/23/2012 11:22:07 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: a fool in paradise

Elitist po-mo posturing. If you can’t appreciate things that aren’t even there, you must be some provincial dolt lacking the finely honed esthetic of your urban betters.


28 posted on 10/23/2012 11:23:17 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Moose4

You said it. Only libs encased in their inpenetrable thought bubbles think and say stupid things like this. Yoko wasn’t the first golddigging leech to fasten herself to a rich fool, and she won’t be the last. But people should recognize for what she is.


29 posted on 10/23/2012 12:06:00 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: a fool in paradise

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/nerd.wav


30 posted on 10/23/2012 12:18:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: a fool in paradise

Double Fantasy is why the skip track feature was invented on CD players.


31 posted on 10/23/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: a fool in paradise

Dennis Leary said it best:

“What kind of country is this where John Lennon gets six bullets in the chest, and Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f’ing bullet? Explain THAT to me!”


32 posted on 10/23/2012 12:28:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Both the Beatles and the Stones did amazing stuff in their early years.One of the Beatles’ very best works was “And Your Bird Can Sing”,which was a not so subtle sendup of Jagger,whose “bird” could,in fact,sing.As great as the song is the fact remains that Jagger brought home Marianne Faithful,a stunningly beautiful and somewhat talented “bird” and Lennon brought home Yoko.Game,set and match to Jagger...at least when it comes to “birds”.
33 posted on 10/23/2012 3:24:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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