I met the walrus

Here's a philosophical and rather brilliant treat to mark the start of the weekend.

In 1969, during the time of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "bed in" protests, a 14 year old Beatle fanatic, named Jerry Levitan, borrowed his father's reel-to-reel recorder and snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto. Lennon, who had apparently ignored reporters for months, supposedly laughed at Levitan's intrusion and agreed to an interview. The result of which was a 40 minute meditation by Lennon on love, war, peace, angst and the break up of the world's most famous band.

Thirty-eight years later the historic interview was made into this beautiful narrative short. The animation and illustration is excellently rendered and perfectly synced to Lennon's musings. It's no wonder the creator, Raskin, of 'Kids and Explosions', scooped up bucket loads of awards for it.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend. And Peace.

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