It was apparently with much relief that the FBI had a sudden revelation about the former Beatle John Lennon, back in 1972. For months the agency had been fretting that the singer-turned-activist was preparing to disrupt the Republican National Convention in Miami. Then somebody said it: Lennon was far too stoned to be a real threat.
The moment when the FBI concluded that pot had got the better of the late rock star is recorded in one of a myriad of files on deceased celebrities released by the US government this week under freedom of information statutes.
Which makes me wonder. I mean, I was just thinking, that, like, uhm...
Hey. Remember when we went to that, uhm, place and then we went to that other place? What was that? Then we ate some chicken? Remember? It was like, what? You know what I'm talking about. Didn't you say that we should, like, uhm, like march or something? Like on the Capitol? Remember? Damn, what was that girl's name? What?
Remember you said... you said that the frickin' government was like, no good an shit? Remember? And then she said, she said so like go do something about it already and you said ok and I said ok and we said ok let's do something like and then you said like what and I said I don't know and she--what was her name?--that chick you remember she looked all happy until you started talking about the cat and the thing and she went all quiet and then you said what? and I said what? and then she started crying? Remember?
Man that was some good chicken.