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Yoko's Latest Advice-Tweet; " Count All the Words In The Book w/o Reading Them..."
July 12, 2014 | lee martell

Posted on 07/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT by lee martell

I just saw Yoko Ono's latest Advice Tweet; "Count All The Words In The Book Without Reading Them, Count All The Objects In The Room Without Classifying Them." My first impluse was to roll my eyes, shrug and say, There she goes again. I still have that reaction to some degree, but it's not as simplistic and vacuous as may first appear. What may appear as an unfettered indulgence of somewhat with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, could also be seen an a cerebral exercise of the imagination. A 'jumping off point' for conventional, linear logic, if you will. Then again, she may just be playing with the public again, contemptuously testing their level of tolerance. "How crazy can I get, and still be called a genius or the true Muse of John Lennon?" I'm sure Yoko will devise a new test for us very soon. Be ready!


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1 posted on 07/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Why would I spend several hours or perhaps a day or two counting words in a book while struggling not to see them?


3 posted on 07/12/2014 6:32:24 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: lee martell

There may not be much difference between the New Testament and Qur’an, if you count their words.

It isn’t new “advice”. It’s “We’re All Water”.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 6:32:52 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: lee martell; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

I counted all of the words in her tweet without reading them #OHNO


5 posted on 07/12/2014 6:33:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: lee martell

Don’t worry Kyoko

Mummy’s only looking for her hand in the snow.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 6:33:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Count All The Words In The Book Without Reading Them

NO AUDIOBOOK!

7 posted on 07/12/2014 6:35:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Next Yoko will do a performance art piece after downing some Visine, writing her name in droppings....


8 posted on 07/12/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: lee martell

I was going to say something but I fell asleep.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 6:36:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sandra is a fluke
of the Universe...


10 posted on 07/12/2014 6:36:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: lee martell

Sounds like a good way to read “Dreams From My Father”. :)


11 posted on 07/12/2014 6:38:36 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: lee martell

Perhaps Yoko should count her wealth...one dollar at a time. There, I can be profound too.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 6:39:41 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MRourke85

As far as I’m concerned Yoko is right up there with Maya Angelou.

I never understood what either one of them was talking about.

.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by Mears
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To: lee martell

Acid casualty.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 6:41:11 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: lee martell

Try this one, Yoko: try counting all your dead husbands millions without spending any.

CC


15 posted on 07/12/2014 6:43:32 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: GeronL
Put on a Yoko record and try not to listen to it. (Ear plugs would be advisable)
16 posted on 07/12/2014 6:47:22 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: lee martell

I think it was George Harrison who commented that watching the Spice Girls with the sound off made their act slightly pleasant. That wouldn’t work with Yoko “Oh No!”


17 posted on 07/12/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Trailer for an “early” (1965) Yoko Ono film (appearance). She first appears at 0:37...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80EIsT_79rg

She’s also part of this “happening”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68q0PWtw5EY

John Lennon was on LSD watching it on television and he went down to the event while it was still “happening”.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 6:55:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: lee martell

I can easily believe she was the muse for Lennon’s dreadful later songs.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 6:55:47 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Speaking of dreams, I've had a few weird ones that involve Google search.

For some reason, when I do Google search in a dream, I immediately wake up. Has anybody else experienced this?

The last dream I had, I was sitting at a table with a female co-worker and somebody handed me some advertising artwork to sign off on. As I went to sign off on it, my co-worker looked at me and asked me if I knew what the name of the girl on "Mad Men" was who started as a secretary and worked her way up to copywriter.

I knew who she was but could not think of her name, even though I've seen the show and should know it, so I went into Google and did a search on "Mad Men" and "copywriter". My co-worker was really counting on me to come up with the answer and she was looking at me with her dewy eyes in anticipation. In fact, my co-worker looked JUST LIKE the girl on the show but I could not come up with her name.

As soon as I typed in the terms and hit ENTER, I woke up and I was lying in my bed. Then I lied in bed and tried to think of her name that way. Eventually, I came up with the name "Peggy Olsen" and closed my eyes to re-enter my dream.

Alas, I was not able to get back into that dream, which was quite frustrating as I now had the answer and I really wanted to impress that female co-worker who looked just like Peggy Olsen. It was so frustrating.

There were other times that doing a Google search in a dream woke me up. So irritating.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 6:57:05 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: lee martell

Why doesn’t she count the words in the song “Attica state” she wrote with John Lennon with the lyrics “free the prisoners”?? Gee whiz, who was it again who was an inmate in Attica for 30 years? Oh that’s right, Johns killer Mark David Chapman who Yoko has been ardently against paroling for 34 years. When someone else is the victim it’s “free the prisoners”. When she is the victim it’s “no parole no way no how”.

“Attica State”

What a waste of human power
What a waste of human lives,
shoot the prisioners in the towers
Forthy-three poor widowed wives

Media blames it on the prisioners,
But the prisoners did not kill
“Rockefeller pulled the trigger”
That’s what the people feel.

Attica, Attica state, we’re all mates with Attica state.

Free the prisioners, free the judges
Free all the prisioners everywhere,
All they want is truth and justice
All they need is love and care

They all live in suffocation,
Let’s not wathc them die in sorrow,
Now’s the time for revolution,
Give them all chance to grow.

Attica state......

Come together join the movement,
Take a stand for human rights,
Fear and hatred clouds our judgement,
Free us all from endless night,

Attica state....
We are all mattes...
We all live in......
Attica, Attica, Attica state.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 6:57:11 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
He also called the Beatles the Spice Boys.

George had a good sense of humor. He loved the Rutles.

22 posted on 07/12/2014 6:57:28 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: CaptainK

lol

Would it clear the house of fleas and ticks?


23 posted on 07/12/2014 7:02:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: lee martell
You think THIS is not art by Yoko Ono, but IT IS:


24 posted on 07/12/2014 7:02:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lee martell

You know what’s interesting about her is she constantly sides with far left communists, yet she is the biggest capitalist pig going. Everything and anything she can sell related to John Lennon she will sell. “You buy John Lennon drawing! You buy John Lennon baby toy! You buy John Lennon coffee mug!” Look at this on Amazon, she totally whores out his name for a buck. What the hell does “baby diapers” have to do with john Lennon?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=john+lennon+real+love&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ajohn+lennon+real+love


25 posted on 07/12/2014 7:03:38 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: lee martell

Non compos mentis
Let it be.


26 posted on 07/12/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: lee martell

As long as she doesn’t sing...


27 posted on 07/12/2014 7:10:28 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

dounworry...dounworry...

dounworry...dounworry...

well somebody had to quote her big hit

no YOUTUBE though.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 7:23:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: a fool in paradise

The following poem was not found in an old Baltimore church:

Introduction

You are a fluke
Of the universe.
You have no right to be here.....
Deteriorata! Deteriorata!

Go placidly
Amid the noise and waste.
And remember what comfort there may be
In owning a piece thereof.

Avoid quiet and passive persons
Unless you are in need of sleep.

Ro-tate your tires.

Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself
And heed well their advice,
Even though they be turkeys.

Know what to kiss.....and when!

Consider that two wrongs never make a right
But that THREE.........do.

Wherever possible, put people on hold.

Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment
And despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer main-te-nance.

Chorus

You are a fluke
Of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back.

Remember the Pueblo.

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mu-ti-late.

Know yourself.
If you need help, call the FBI.

Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
Especially with those persons closest to you.
That lemon on your left, for instance.

Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
Would scarcely get your feet wet.

Fall not in love therefore;
It will stick to your face.

Gracefully surrender the things of youth:
The birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan
And let not the sands of time
Get in your lunch.

Hire people with hooks.

For a good time call 606-4311;
Ask for “Ken.”

Take heart amid the deepening gloom
That your dog is finally getting enough cheese.

And reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot
It could only be worse in Milwaukee.

Chorus

You are a fluke
Of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back.

Therefore, make peace with your god
Whatever you conceive him to be-—
Hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin.

With all its hopes, dreams, promises and urban renewal
The world continues to deteriorate.

GIVE UP!

Reprise

You are a fluke
Of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back.

Performed by National Lampoon on “National Lampoon Radio Dinner,” a 1972 recording by Blue Thumb Records. Lyrics by Tony Hendra.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 7:23:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lee martell
shoulda bought a six shot,,,
30 posted on 07/12/2014 7:26:02 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: gaijin

Reminds me of this statement.

“When I am alone with myself, I have not the courage to think of myself as an artist in the great and ancient sense of the term. Giotto, Titan, Rembrandt, and Goya were great painters. I AM ONLY A PUBLIC ENTERTAINER who has understood his times and has exhausted, as best he could, the imbecility, the vanity, the cupidity of his contemporaries. Mine is a bitter confession, more painful than it may appear, but it has the merit of being sincere.”—Pablo Picasso


31 posted on 07/12/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“What the hell does “baby diapers” have to do with john Lennon?”

They both look nice on the outside but I side they’re full of shi**.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 7:29:17 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: lee martell

Her grapefruit continues.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Slings and Arrows

‘NO AUDIOBOOK!’

I think the Count from Sesame Street could pull it off.


34 posted on 07/12/2014 7:48:35 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: paintriot

More melodiously, for sure.


35 posted on 07/12/2014 8:16:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It would be interesting to get her honest reaction to your question. She may have ‘let go of’ honesty by now though, as an antiquated fetish of the bourgeoisie. Meaning not even she could tell you what her real feeling are on that topic.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 8:51:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: gaijin

So the measured dirt mounds exhibit really happened! I always thought that was a popular urban myth that stuck, like ‘seeing Russia from my window’. Wonder how much she charged in somebody sneezed and shifted the dirt around. Or perhaps it was meant to be a ‘living sculpture’, left vulnerable to changes, both random and deliberate.


37 posted on 07/12/2014 8:56:36 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

38 posted on 07/12/2014 9:12:39 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: lee martell

What’s yellow and lives off dead Beatles?


39 posted on 07/12/2014 9:41:59 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: GraceG

40 posted on 07/12/2014 9:42:30 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

What a startling confession! I never knew he said this. I have a little more respect for Picasso, the man than I did before. At least he knew not to believe everything printed about him. Even shortly before his death in ‘73, back when I began really paying attention to the driving forces in society, people were still quite in awe of him. Jackie O. included. He was as magnetic as Errol Flynn is reputed to have been, but without the looks or screen presence. The media world was much smaller then, and easier to control or manipulate.


41 posted on 07/12/2014 9:43:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: longfellow

Now, now. You’re going to make that little black boy in the striped shirt come back here and accuse us of being ‘raciss!’


42 posted on 07/12/2014 9:48:33 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

My thoughts are is it’s some type of koan rather than something to be taken literal.


43 posted on 07/12/2014 10:53:07 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: lee martell

Yoko Ono say die the brain cells do, use them not I now, John song sing in head.................................ooooh shiny!


44 posted on 07/12/2014 11:06:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Usagi_yo

That’s the description I was looking for. Thanks. I knew it could not have been a Haiku. I make jokes about her, but I have to admire Yoko’s tenacity. At the age of 81, she presents herself as someone who long ago grabbed onto the essence of life and shows no sign of easing her grip. She comes from a family already quite wealthy before she met John. Here is another aspect to her life not terribly well known;

Yasuda Zenjiro was the great grandfather of Yoko Ono. When John Lennon saw Yasuda’s picture, he said; “That’s me in a former life”. Yoko said,’Don’t say that... he was assassinated!”

Although Yasuda Zenjiro lived to be 83, he didn’t die of natural causes. He was the son of a poor samurai, but grew a mind for business and became very wealthy by 1876.
In 1880, he set up the Yasuda Bank, which is today known as the Misuho Financial Group. In 1921 he was assassinated because he refused to make a financial donation to an ultra-nationalist.
How many people do you know who can say they are a decendant of a samurai warrior? Not many, I suspect.


45 posted on 07/12/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Domo Arigatou, is the way I meant to say thanks. I had forgotten how.


46 posted on 07/12/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

keep playin’ those mind games forever


47 posted on 07/13/2014 2:10:18 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: MRourke85

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease.


48 posted on 07/13/2014 2:17:12 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: lee martell

Another version of Give Peace a Chance.

In other words, ignore reality.


49 posted on 07/13/2014 2:20:10 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Lurker

LOL!


50 posted on 07/13/2014 4:07:37 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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