Emails From Your Boyfriend The Beatle
by TESS LYNCH
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 8:45 PM, John Lennon<email@example.com> wrote:
I've bought a military jacket. I thought that you would find that quite amusing.
I'm writing to let you know, besides that I've bought a military jacket: I've decided to stay in my bathtub for a fortnight; now, now. I know. But I've a feeling that if I don't (stay in my bathtub for a fortnight), these awful wars will never end. It's dawned on me that a bathtub isn't quite so terrible a situation, especially not when compared with large-scale human suffering, so I've decided to fill the bathtub with river water from the Hudson. I've been carrying it up in buckets for a week now, leisurely. I heard of a boy who drank a teaspoon of water from the River Hudson and he became quite a maniac, really. Any interest in the tub idea? Could get ahold of some pharmaceuticals and make it quite fun!
On Thu, Nov 18, 2009 at 7:43 AM, Paul McCartney<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
First off: I'm sorry we had a row. It was a drag. And, you know, when I say it was a drag, I mean it was a terrible drag.A stone drag. I'm sorry, moonbeam. Look! I've writ you a poem!
Heloise, Hannah, and Joan
They can never dethrone
You, I'm blue, boo hoo.
Take me back! Heart attack!
Getting our love back on track --
Aw, love, it's rubbish. Even John won't speak to me. And he's usually quite a help with my poems. Look, perhaps you can stop by after work? Might you still have access to any pharmaceuticals? Even some shoe polish, distilled. That should jump-start things a bit, creatively. I'll stop scrumping that barkeep! I'll be true!
Yours Forever, Holding Your Hand,
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Ringo Starr<email@example.com> wrote:
Hey, Missus Octopus,
Ringo here. I'm not sure your phone is working. I've sent you quite a few SMS texts? Ringo, from the bar?
I was the one who was sipping a mai tai, slaying you with my wit?
On Thu, Nov 17, 2009 at 2:00 AM, George Harrison<DharmaAndGeorge@gmail.com> wrote:
I've eaten six bags of jelly babies, shipped from the UK. I've still got one bag in the pantry, if you'd like to join me after yoga.
On Thu, Nov 20, 2009 at 7:43 AM, Paul McCartney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Do you like when I call you that? I've had a thought, lover. What do you think of this!: I'm going to re-write the lyrics "Michelle, my belle" as "Michelle, my bird." Or maybe "Michelle, ma bird," if I do go in that direction after all. But what rhymes with bird? Word? "These two things are go-together words." Oh, well, stumped again!
On Thu, Nov 20, 2009 at 8:45 PM, John Lennon <email@example.com> wrote:
I've gotten out of the bathtub. I didn't feel I was suffering at all, really. I kept refilling it when I caught chill -- I couldn't help it. I'm terrible at suffering. In order to improve, I'm going to try putting the bath on a barge, and then filling the barge with garbage and orphans, and sinking it into the River Hudson. After a dunk or two, I'll surely be a maniac, unable to fill my greedy mouth with candies. Are you coming along, my woman? I wish our human's skin was interwoven, like that peasant's basket from which we sampled the fruits of Jamaica.
On Thu, Nov 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Ringo Starr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Well, hello, Missus Octopus!
Just a quick query as to why you have not responded to my emails and the SMS text messages I sent to your mobile? Feeling self-conscious (I'll admit it! Even I, a Beatle, sometimes feel just wee) about the last time we spoke, I thought I'd extend an olive oil branch in your direction.
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:00 AM, George Harrison <DharmaAndGeorge@gmail.com> wrote:
today's lunch: almonds, apricots, prayer bread, and a chunky bar.
i'm curious what you had. it's a shame we have to eat at all, with all the starving children in third world countries.
what are the second world countries?
On Thu, Nov 21, 2009 at 7:43 AM, Paul McCartney <email@example.com> wrote:
Allo Allo Allo!
I know it's your birthday in a few weeks, and I've decided that instead of getting you things like diamonds and furs, all that wanky money stuff, I'd write you a poem. Poems are precious, like love, and ideas!
You are fun, and your love
is a lot of fun
And you say lots of fun things
(you know you do you know you do you know you do)
And of this ever-better world of which we speak of
Makes you want to say "Hi"
I've got a call in to John about the wrap-up bit. Hope you don't mind if he collaborates with me. It's my heart it's from. Don't forget who has the dimples, princess -- me.
On Thu, Nov 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM, John Lennon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
They have Wifi on this barge. Can you imagine? There is literally no place in New York where I can suffer adequately. I've asked around, and it seems my only option -- the only way possible to peacefully protest the human tragedies of the world today -- is to wrap myself in sandpaper and roll about on the president's lawn whilst naked. Oh dear. I hope I'm not allergic to sandpaper. I think I might be allergic to contact paper.
The invitation still stands. I promise it will be texturally interesting.
On Thu, Nov 21, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Ringo Starr <email@example.com> wrote:
Hewoooo? Missus Owctopuwss?
Did you get the smoke signals I sent to your house? It's latitude 34.07, longitude -118.31...right? Could you read the special message I sent you? Don't tell the trees the secret things I said!
On Thu, Nov 20, 2009 at 2:04 AM, George Harrison <DharmaAndGeorge@gmail.com> wrote:
i've just discovered a new instrument. ravi showed me. it's like a guitar, but it makes me sound much more intelligent. check it out:
see you at yoga tonight.
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