Sunday, April 02, 2006

Amusing Link For Today

An exercise in the archeology of popular culture:
Notes on a Strange World
The Walrus Was Paul!

Massimo Polidoro
Skeptical Inquirer
2006, Volume 30 1, Jan/Feb

Did you know that Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, never actually left the band because . . . he died in 1966 and was then replaced by a lookalike? It sounds bizarre, and it is. The “Paul is dead” myth is one of the most popular myths set in the world of rock music and perhaps the most fun to follow up. [...]
I find it amusing to think back at how seriously some people took this at the time.