God as a thing

I was away from the internets yesterday and didn’t see this item until today:

A recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference at which John Lennon was quizzed over his controversial comments about Jesus is to be auctioned.

This is an August 17 press conference in Toronto, not the one in Chicago on August 11 that gave this blog its name. Let’s hear the clip from Chicago again:

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As I’ve said before: poetry.

I was, frankly, sorry to read last month that the Vatican has forgiven the Beatles for this and their many, many other sins. The old boys just can’t seem to hold a grudge the way they used to.

No, you can’t click the links in the graphic: http://xrl.us/bhg7te, http://xrl.us/bhg7tg