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Offline Texacon

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Bumpersticker Idiocy
« on: February 05, 2008, 04:09:23 PM »
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Bumpersticker Idiocy
   
I saw a bumpersticker on a pickup truck today that made me just shake my head in disbelief. Now, let me say, this is not a gun control thread, and I don't want it to turn into that. (PLEASE!) I'm really just remarking on how completely dense some people are. The bumpersticker (which was right next to a faded Bush-Cheney sticker, so I know there was no irony intended) said:

"Happiness is a Warm Gun"

Sigh. Is it possible that in only one generation, the spirit and message of John Lennon has already been lost?

If it were in a parking lot, I would have been tempted to add an attribution:

Happiness is a warm gun. (Mark David Chapman)

But...the guy in the pickup truck wouldn't get that, either.


Ok .... here we go!!

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2. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"   Updated at 2:04 PM
   
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
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Happiness Is a Warm Gun" is a song by The Beatles featured on the double-disc album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). It is primarily a John Lennon composition, credited to Lennon/McCartney. The original, working title of the song was "Happiness Is a Warm Gun in Your Hand," which was inspired by a magazine cover containing the phrase. In 1962, Charles Schulz wrote a small, square Peanuts book titled "Happiness is a Warm Puppy," which inspired the American Rifle Association to adopt this phrase for their cause. John Lennon then saw this controversial phrase in an ad in a magazine and ran with it. Some people think that the song title refers to a needle for injecting heroin. Lennon denied this.<1>

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Overview

Lennon once claimed the song was "sort of a history of rock and roll," as it features five different sections but is less than three minutes long. The song begins with a brief lilting section ("She's not a girl who misses much..."). Drums, bass and distorted guitar are introduced as this portion of the song proceeds. The surreal imagery from this section is allegedly taken from an acid trip that Lennon experienced. After this, the song transitions into a Lennon song fragment called "I Need a Fix," built around an ominous-sounding guitar riff. Lennon's plea "I need a fix/cause I'm going down" in this section forms the basis for speculation that the song is about heroin addiction (indeed, sources have claimed that Lennon was addicted to heroin at this time; Lennon's heroin addiction was referenced famously in "Cold Turkey"). The final section is a doo-wop send up, with the back-up of vocals of "bang, bang, shoot shoot." The song's multiple sections would inspire Radiohead's three part Paranoid Android on OK Computer.<2>

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According to Lennon, the title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed him: "I think he showed me a cover of a magazine that said 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun.' It was a gun magazine. I just thought it was a fantastic, insane thing to say. A warm gun means you just shot something."<3>

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness_Is_a_Warm_Gun

OUCH!   The stoopid ..... it hurts!!!  Damn those idiots in those pick em ups!  There is only one other reply to the thread but I thought this was funnier than hell.

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Re: Bumpersticker Idiocy
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 04:25:17 PM »
I have been seeing useless and stupid bumper stickers for twenty years.

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Re: Bumpersticker Idiocy
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 04:53:24 PM »
The bumpersticker could mean many things.  Maybe the owner likes to target shoot.

As for The Beatles song, "Happiness Ia A Warm Gun" - I've heard it for 40 years.  I have always thought the word "gun" was a substitute for (John Lennon's) d*ck.  No mater how many time I analyzed the song, I always came to the same conclusion.

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Re: Bumpersticker Idiocy
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 05:05:10 PM »
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If it were in a parking lot, I would have been tempted to add an attribution:

Happiness is a warm gun. (Mark David Chapman)

But...the guy in the pickup truck wouldn't get that, either.

Well if John Lennon had been carrying a gun and had been a little more aware of his surroundings, Mark David Chapman would be dead and John Lennon would still be in bed, naked, and high on LSD.

So stuff that in your attribution, you sniveling little ignorant rat.
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Re: Bumpersticker Idiocy
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 06:23:30 PM »
The bumpersticker could mean many things.  Maybe the owner likes to target shoot.

As for The Beatles song, "Happiness Ia A Warm Gun" - I've heard it for 40 years.  I have always thought the word "gun" was a substitute for (John Lennon's) d*ck.  No mater how many time I analyzed the song, I always came to the same conclusion.

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