christine~ (eppylover) wrote,
christine~
eppylover

I'll let you eavesdrop on an amusing Rec.Music.Beatles exchange ...

Dimitrios Paskoudniakis   Apr 1, 4:48 pm    
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From: "Dimitrios Paskoudniakis" <greek...@yeahright.com> - Find messages by this author
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 19:48:38 -0500
Local: Fri, Apr 1 2005 4:48 pm
Subject: The Pope's Death and Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Since I'm not Catholic, I'm not familiar with quite a few Catholic rituals.

However, I was fascinated to hear on the news tonight, in anticipation of
the death of Pope John Paul II, that there had been a papal death ritual in
which a pope's chief of staff (or camerlengo) would strike the dead pope
with a silver hammer upon his head to make sure that he is dead.

Bang bang Maxwell's Silver Hammer came down upon his head.
Bang bang Maxwell's Silver Hammer made sure that he was dead."

I always thought that all the lyrics to Maxwell's Silver Hammer were pure
nonsense, but no more.  Discovering the meaning or inspiration for a lyric
even 36 years later is fascinating.

 

Miguel B. Good   Apr 2, 1:35 am    

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From: Miguel B. Good <miguelbg...@nospam.com> - Find messages by this author
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 09:35:08 GMT
Local: Sat, Apr 2 2005 1:35 am
Subject: Re: The Pope's Death and Maxwell's Silver Hammer

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 19:48:38 -0500, "Dimitrios Paskoudniakis"
Is this for REAL??? I"m gonna do a google on this one!

t...@aerovons.com   Apr 2, 6:13 am    

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Date: 2 Apr 2005 06:13:46 -0800
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Subject: Re: The Pope's Death and Maxwell's Silver Hammer

It is for real....really bizarre.
TH

Pope George Ringo   Apr 2, 1:44 pm    
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From: "Pope George Ringo" <rubbertr...@webtv.net> - Find messages by this author
Date: 2 Apr 2005 13:44:25 -0800
Local: Sat, Apr 2 2005 1:44 pm
Subject: Re: The Pope's Death and Maxwell's Silver Hammer


verrrrry interesting

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