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Anti "When I'm Sixty-Four" Legislation   (+16, -12)  [vote for, against]
Act now while there's still time.

Governments must pass a law to become effective June 18, 2006 and remain in effect until June 18, 2007, which will make illegal the public broadcast of "When I'm Sixty-Four" on any radio station for a period of 365 days, via radio or any other means, including performance by live musicians.

Let's do what we can to prevent it while there's still time.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 18 2002

Waugsqueke's new home page http://users.cis.net/sammy/64.htm
[spartanica, Apr 18 2002]

(?) Queen to Launch Beatles Singalong http://news.excite....8%3A27|reuters.html
God save the Queen [phoenix, Apr 23 2002]

Steven Wright Quotes http://www.happywom...writing/Quotes1.htm
[bristolz, Apr 23 2002]

Why. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005200/
[waugsqueke, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Jacko at 64? http://www.apemania...NEQUINS/DrZaius.htm
[RayfordSteele, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

See? It's already starting. http://news.bbc.co....t/music/3725878.stm
And this isn't even Paul yet. [waugsqueke, Oct 09 2004]

Soylent Green http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Soylent_Green
Answers Mr Tindale's question of 'Why Green?'. [DrBob, Jun 20 2006]

b: June 18, 1942, Liverpool, perchance?
-- bristolz, Apr 18 2002


Precisely.

You'll thank me later.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 18 2002


It's later now. Thanks.
-- bristolz, Apr 18 2002


This is (semi-)bakeable without legislation. Pulp withdrew their song "Disco 2000" from radio playlists for the duration of the year 2000. Which was very considerate of them, especially as it is a rubbish song. Anyway, just write a nice letter to Mr McCartney asking him to do the same for "When I'm 64."
-- calum, Apr 18 2002


Aside from that the correct name is Isle of Wight (not White)... That's the best website I've ever seen. I'm going to see if I can get my friends to have a web karaoke party with me. The version of Bohemian Rhapsody is particularly fine. Said without a hint of irony...
-- sappho, Apr 19 2002


.....Indicate precisely what you mean to say, yours sincerely, wasting away........
-- po, Apr 19 2002


Five negatives? This means there are at least five people who are quite happy to be inundated with this damn song over and over again, every day for a year during the entire time that Sir Paul is 64 years old. You know it will happen.

How very surprising.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 19 2002


Why not have an extravaganza--get Prince to sing "1999", get Bowie to do "1984", get whats-his-face to do "2525", and during the whole thing, use Sinatra's "Very Good Year" or whatever the damn title is. Fawn all over Sir Paul with these songs but don't play his aforementioned one.

Or just get rid of your damn T.V. set.
-- entremanure, Apr 23 2002


Rant? I don't like the Beattles, and probably never will ... so tenatively you'll get my bun until [jutta] or [po] start chasing me with heavy objects, and or advising me otherwise (in refrence to bunning a rant) ... [+]
-- Letsbuildafort, Jan 13 2004


Here, probably. It's not quite but almost a repost.

{I say almost because I didn't keep the original, and therefore had to rewrite from scratch when I was reminded of the lurking danger that faces us all when inadvertently listening to Sgt. Pepper earlier this evening.}
-- waugsqueke, Jan 13 2004


So you want to ban the playing of the song during the entire period in which Sir Paul McCartney is actually 64? why?
-- Freefall, Jan 13 2004


//I don't like the Beattles, and probably never will ... //

//Because he's a smug git and any DJ willing to play the song during that year is a pathetic arse?//

here, here!! you get my croissant too. :P
-- babyhawk, Jan 14 2004


thought you liked the beatles, waugs!

my favourite was always John but Paul has grown on me somewhat over the years. (apart from Mull of Kintyre - cringe)
-- po, Jan 14 2004


[po] - You can see specialist surgeons and get him removed if he becomes too inconvenient.

And there I was thinking, blimey, [waugs] never comes across as being 61.
-- PeterSilly, Jan 14 2004


Get Michael Jackson to buy the rights to the song and convince him his nose will shrink into oblivion if the song is played anywhere in the world during that time period.
-- Canuck, Jan 14 2004


Congrats for figuring out the premise freefall. Now spend some time on the reason. It has to do with stemming the deluge.

I do like the Beatles, po, but I know the ensuing onslaught of "64" will be even more than I can take. Think of the innocents.

And Michael Jackson already owns the rights to this song.
-- waugsqueke, Jan 14 2004


I think you are worrying unduly. perhaps both our predictions should go on the predictions 2004 idea?
-- po, Jan 14 2004


So, you *won't* still be sending him a valentine, waugs?
-- Fishrat, Jan 14 2004


Michael Jackson at age 64, eww.... bad visual.
-- RayfordSteele, Jan 14 2004


I dunno ... he looks pretty bad now. His looks may actually improve as the plastic begins to settle.
-- Letsbuildafort, Jan 14 2004


[link]
-- RayfordSteele, Jan 14 2004


Yeah, but Jarvis Cocker placed a radio play embargo on "Disco 2000" for the duration of the year 2000. Let's hope Busted do the same, later.

American readers, we are now returning you to your scheduled programming.
-- calum, Jan 14 2004


What exactly would the penalty be for playing such a song? Suspension of your Disc Jockey license?
-- Letsbuildafort, Jan 14 2004


The penalty? Death! Death by Umbongo!
-- calum, Jan 14 2004


Do It!. Now! Forewarned is forearmed (<pedant>Yes, with weapons!/</p>)
Note to self: That probably could have been spelt better!
-- gnomethang, Jan 14 2004


Happy Birthday, birthday boy!
-- po, Jun 18 2006


Bring back Soylent Green
-- Dub, Jun 19 2006


/So, you *won't* still be sending him a valentine, waugs?//

Maybe that's the answer. A small band of Guerilla Halfbakers to send St Paul a valentine every time the song is heard in connection with his age.
-- egbert, Jun 19 2006


[Waugs]: A halfbakery visionary.
-- Jinbish, Jun 19 2006


//I wonder why they chose the colour green in that story//

There were three brands of Soylent products; Red, Yellow & Green. Soylent was a contraction of 'Soya' and 'Lentils'.
-- DrBob, Jun 20 2006


Please, please, please get this peice of legislation passed. I had to sing it in primary school when I was little and I've never been able to shake the lyrics outta my head.
-- froglet, Jun 20 2006


can't be as bad as the froglet song :)
-- po, Jun 20 2006



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