Monday, December 21, 2009

Who Were ‘The Beatles’?



HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW MUCH OF HISTORY, as we know it today, is dead wrong? Pieces of scrolls, broken and incomplete manuscripts, mysterious drawings, shards of pottery, oral histories passed down from generation-to-generation that is way, way off—these are the shaky and crumbling foundations on which the understanding of ancient civilizations is built.


Zap ahead 1,000 years or so, to the year 3,000—after wars, natural disasters, biological epidemics—and the fact that digital technology will last about as long as our old VCR did. What will remain will be bits and pieces of our society and culture today—fodder left to future university academics and scholars to reconstruct. Like the mysteries of the Nazca Lines of Peru or the location of the lost city of Atlantis, what would it be like to piece together the remains of one of our greatest rock groups ever?

Here you go—a glimpse into the future... of academic research!

17 comments:

Hilary said...

Too funny. Thanks for the smiles. :)

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John Foster said...

I only understand the first comment from Hilary. Thanks Hilary!

Gary Heller said...

Very funny. Coming over from the Smitten image (hilary)
I had not known about the Beatles winning the Super Bowl, amazing!
lol
This is very funny and although quite exagerated i do believe that yes history has a way of distorting things immensly over the passed down word throughout the years. What starts out as merly ones interpretation of events becomes more abstract in the interpretations that follow over the centuries. . .
Great humor and food for thought

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

LOL..l am over from Hilary's....as my 15 yr old son just said when l played it to him- he is a BIG Betake fan...

a bit random that- chuckle!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! Very great post! LOVED it : ). I think that one in the other language is chinese porn. I only know because I have been getting tons of them this week! And someone told me what it was. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Nice to meet you and view this clip!

Land of shimp said...

That was absolutely marvelous. I adored the video and the accompanying post tremendously.

Were you inspired by Conan O'Brien's "In the Year 3000" bits? I had that theme running through my head the entire time I was reading.

I'm here via Hilary's blog, congratulations on the post of the week! That was absolutely the most entertaining thing I've read this week, and the perfect video accompaniment!

Dave said...

Congratulations for getting a recommendation from Hilary. I specially enjoyed the video. - Dave

slommler said...

Congrats!!! Just popping over from Hilary's blog!
This video was fab! Winning the Super Bowl and inventing Mickey Mouse..who knew?!! LOL!!
Merry Christmas and hugs
SueAnn

kcinnova said...

Here via Hilary, and she's right -- that was wonderful! :)

Fragrant Liar said...

Well, I would second what tawnabarmore said, but I can't quite make it out. Instead, I'll venture an original comment which is really not so original after all, but I claim it as mine . . .

Interesting post. I watched a special just last night on the History Channel about the Beatles Recorded, from the viewpoint of their manager. It was a fascinating re-look at them through their music only (none of the sideshow that was their personal lives). But you post some thought provoking ideas about the past and the future. Nicely done.

Fragrant Liar said...

P.S. Hilary sent me. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

This is a hoot! Thanks for posting it, and congrats on Hilary's mention at POTW :-)

MaggieGem said...

Nice post! Love the documentary, how much of anything is more true than this one?

Congrats on the mention at Hilary's POTW!

Moannie said...

Hilary sent me and rightly gave you her Post of the week. Hilarious! Strange that Geeks still dress the same. Hehe!

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