TigerLily reminds me that it is the quarter-century anniversary of the death of John Lennon. I'm not the Lennonista that my spouse is, but the man was a cultural force whose influences for good and ill we are still experiencing. And he wrote some fine verse himself. But, in defense against the death-day memorials, I instead offer this reminder from the great Ellis Paul:
Who Killed John Lennon?
Do not mention his name.
The man kills John Lennon, now he's on TV again.
He's blaming Holden Caulfield in the face of the lens.
And each time he does it, he kills him again.
Who killed John Lennon?
A loser with a pistol, a martyr's best friend.
And each time he's televised, he kills him again.
It's the prize that he wanted when he loaded the gun.
And each time he's mentioned, murder is done.
So, who killed John Lennon?
A no one.