Jan 11, 2010

John Lennon, the Opera?

Our congratulations go out to Ivo Josipovic, the new president of Croatia. Josipovic defeated his opponent in the run-off on a pro-EU, anti-corruption platform. Nothing interesting there. But what is interesting, is this aside by the NYTimes:
"[Josipovic's] friends say he still plans to use his spare time to compose his first opera, about the life of John Lennon. "
How's that for box office gold. What says opera like John Lennon?

As Homer Simpson quipped on the opening night of Planet of the Apes -- The Musical, “I love legitimate theater!” But good luck trying to top that staggering work of genius, President Josipovic.

"Stop the Planet of the Apes I Want to Get Off!"


Ern said...

Um, one of my favorite Simpsons episodes ever!

"I hate every ape I see, from Chimpan-A to Chimpanzee."

"Oh my God! I was wrong. It was Earth all along. Well, they finally made a monkey out of me."

"Can I play the piano anymore?"
"Of course you can"
"Well I couldn't before"

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

A sure sign of taste. It is one of the best.