October 14, 2008

What got into Ringo?

Does he hate us? Why go to so much trouble to tell us he won't be reading fan mail or signing anything anymore? Has he felt obligated to read and sign things all these years? The dear man. I choose to believe he loves us.

Peace and love.



ADDED: Sorry for the wrong link before. These posts aren't meant to be that inscrutable. Fixed.

37 comments:

Bill White said...

The link points to overlawyered

Lem said...

Just hire some of that ACORN staff and stop whining.

Bissage said...

GO . . . TO . . . THE . . . WINDOW!

WOOOSH

SPLAT!!!

AllenS said...

Ann, check the link.

Lem said...

Or better yet..

Just send the secret service after them.

http://tinyurl.com/4jq2cm

Hoosier Daddy said...

The dear man. I choose to believe he loves us.

Well he certainly loved your money. You, not so much it seems.

bjm said...

Perhaps Mr. Fabulous should STFU and thank the gods that he has a fan base and isn't dumpster diving in his dotage.

Jerk.

Lawgiver said...

OK. I am the real Ringo Starr and I apologize for my outburst. I had a hard day when I made that announcement. I have decided to move to Alpine Texas and retire so send all your fan mail and things you want me to sign to PO Box 6756 Alpine Texas 78112. Please include an $8.99 shipping and handling fee preferably in cash. Peace love peace love peace love.

Ringo

SteveR said...

Norma Desmond

al said...

I thought Ringo was dead.

Strange that people care about a supporting member of a over rated band.

miller said...

This explains the lack of Christmas cards

Original George said...

You'd better hurry because it may not last.

There must be a catch.

Original George said...

If you want it, here it is....

bleeper said...

I think Ringo Starr was the George Harrison of the Beatles.

Salamandyr said...

I can't say as I blame the man. He's 68 years old, and he has better things to do than answer correspondence from strangers.

I'm not sure if I would have bothered to keep up with it this long.

MadisonMan said...

This is just the modern version of yelling at kids to get off the lawn.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry about the botched link.

RR Ryan said...

Mabye that was an attempt to actually get some fan mail.

Methadras said...

Leave Ringo alone!!11111 I MEAN IT!!!!!111111111111111111111

Jamie said...

Just a theory:

Does anyone recall his guest spot on The Simpsons years ago which featured him personally answering fan mail? he had so much, that he had just gotten to a painting Marge Simpson had sent him thirty years prior.

I am not certain if Ringo had a reputation for personally responding to fan mail--I highly doubt it--but I am curious if that episode might have given an overwhelming number of people the idea he would.

Triangle Man said...

Why announce this? It's like announcing that you are leaving an Internet forum. Seems awfully needy.

blake said...

Does anyone doubt that he still gets piles of fan mail?

Jamie may be on to something.

Roman said...

Ringo Starr!!!
Who the $#@&* cares!!!

Dark Eden said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86JeZOwIm9s

Jenny they cried
Jenny they screamed
Your picture in every magazine
Yeah, ya wanted it all
But the American dream was nothing to write home about

She was the next big thing
And the telephone was ringing all of the time
You were wined and dined every night
Then one day it was over
And where are you now they wonder

Simon said...

We could be unkind:

Do you think Ringo is the best drummer in the world?

He isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles.

Still.

veni vidi vici said...

Ringo aka dildo.

'nuff said.

Damn the new Macbooks; Nick Warren's latest Global Underground streets today!!! Hooray!!! He blew the roof off the Avalon in Hollywood Saturday night, and this album should be a fine snapshot of his current sound.

Some things are more important than politics, Ringo and the clap.

Bissage said...

(1) OG, thanks so very much for that demo link. Way cool!

(2) What got into Ringo?

(3) What indeed.

(4) And that gets us round to this emphatic place: To all you Ringo haters out there . . . miserable bastards, all . . . well . . . you can say you’re sorry . . . and feel the love . . . or you can all go suck on one of the most bestest heaping helpings of top-grade mawk ever commited to celluloid.

Go ahead.

I dare you!

Try not to love teh Ringo!

Try not to click the link to Ringo’s Parade.

(Begins in earnest at 2:10).

RICHARD LESTER, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD, I READ YOUR BOOOOOOK!!!

Stephen Snell said...

Didn't he hold up that coffee shop in Pulp Fiction?

(Sorry, Simon beat me to the punch--that MF (Ringo, not Simon) couldn't drum his way out of a box crisps. He probably still has dreams about the time they'll give him a solo (not the one they gave him, but one in one of the good songs)).

Lawgiver said...

What got into Ringo?

Hot lead.

Shot from behind I thought he was dead
for under his heart was an ounce of lead.
But a spark still burned so I used my knife
and late that night I saved the life of Ringo.

Lawgiver said...

No one ever said he was the slow hand of drummers, but he was a real rifleman with the ladies.

Original George said...

Ring's only solo is on "The End."

Killer guitar solos by the others follow. Whoever plays that last bit at 1:30 ...phew!

Meade said...

Yes, Lawgiver, and now he risks being branded, scorned as contra fan. What do you do when you're Ringo and you're tired of your fans? Wherever you go for the rest of your life, you must prove... you don't hate fans.

First he tells Liverpudlians to stick it where the Privet don't grow and now this.

It's widely known that Scousers can be overly sensitive but I hope he doesn't have a personality-changing brain tumor or something.

Lawgiver said...

That's true Mead but it could be worse. He could be Maverick John McCain.

Who is the short, squat stranger there? Maverick John McCain.

Riding the trail to who knows where, Palin his companion, dead is his campaign.

Lawgiver said...

Sorry about the silent e dude.

AlgonquinS said...
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AlgonquinS said...

Hi, Ringo,

Your my idle. I think your totally cool. Are you still banging Barbara Bach?

Your friend,

AlgonquinS

blake said...

The solos are mostly over at 1:30, OG.

I believe George is on the high part for those solos, while John has the heavy distortion low chunka-chunka thing going on.

After 1:30, I think it's all George.