A grab bag of a great many things: Seinfeld, Star Trek, sci fi, TV, movies, malaise, comedy, gifs, grad school, Latin, the Greeks, the Romans, ennui, war and peace, the 70s, classic rock, Stepbrothers, Claudia Cardinale, Fellini, Woody Allen, Giulietta Masina, and Larry David.
On this day in 1980, the British musician and peace activist John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York home by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was one of the founding members of possibly the most successful band in history: the Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr achieved worldwide fame and critical acclaim. Lennon was the man behind Beatles hits such as ‘All You Need is Love’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. After the band broke up in 1970, Lennon had a successful solo career, with iconic songs like ‘Imagine’ and ‘Instant Karma!’. In his later years Lennon, along with his second wife Yoko Ono, became peace activists, especially posing opposition to the Vietnam War. His tragic death at the hands of a deranged fan came right when Lennon was making a return to music.