Saturday, November 1, 2008

Beatles' Illustrated Thesaurus

A reader requested that I provide the entire Beatles Thesaurus that was mentioned in a recent post. This is for research purposes only. I do not claim any rights to this document and will remove it immediately at the request of the copyright holder. Click on each picture for a larger version.










Thanks to those who got my little Halloween joke. There was nothing "cryptic" about it, but it did contain one hidden message. It wasn't intended as a real clue, just a one word message from me. You have to enlarge the print to see it.

No suitcase video yet, but a couple things have appeared that may be of interest.

Tick Tock
from PaulTheRevelator
The Walrus part 1 and The Walrus part 2 from lukesp13 (Thanks F for spotting this one that actually uses Iamaphoney music!)

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

Anonymous said...

1,000 comments for you Taf
You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Despite some of the comments.

1000 comments does say a lot about this blog. This blog says alot of its creator.

Good days, and many more to come.

Anonymous said...

Peace

suitcasecontent said...

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=94.3f4.jpg

Anonymous said...

signed Billy? I've not seen that picture before. At least not that I can remember... Anything else to share?
-F

suitcasecontent said...

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=content3x.jpg

suitcasecontent said...

video with hq shots comming soon please be patient

TheUnknownBastard said...

Congrats to Taf from me, The Unknown Bastard, in having 1000 comments on your great blog about a man who believes in something insane: the lie that Paul is dead. Paul is alive, spread the word people.

TUB

P.S. Tafultong, my compliments once again as even though I don't believe iamaphoney at all, you write about everything concering the mystery with great detail.

MikeNL said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

The first pic of Paul (Billy?) is interesting. But is that what we waited for the last 2 years?

MikeNL said...

it's only a small part.

Anonymous said...

Hey MikeNL did you post these photos? What about the video you promised? Would you be so kind answering why you were contacted in the first place? What else did you see of the content?
PLEASE ANSWER!

MikeNL said...

i didn't post these photos.
like i said before, the owners of the suitcase will post the contents.

Anonymous said...

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=94.3f4.jpg

That's from the White Album poster, although the signature is new..

MikeNL said...
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Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=94.3f4.jpg

That's from the White Album poster, although the signature is new..

November 2, 2008 7:47 AM

I don't believe that to be the handwriting of Paul (or Faul) He's never put a curly thing at the end of his "y".

Anonymous said...

not exactly worth the wait

Anonymous said...

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=94.3f4.jpg

it's not on my white album poster. you're sure?

Anonymous said...

November 2, 2008 7:47 AM

I don't believe that to be the handwriting of Paul (or Faul) He's never put a curly thing at the end of his "y".


The briefcase contents are supposed to be Mal Evans, right? So maybe it is his writing... only a guess. But WHO is this guy?? Is that Paul?

Anonymous said...

what was taf's one little word joke?

MikeNL said...

these contents are fake...

i asked phoney if those itemsn were in the suitcase.. he simply replied: no.

Anonymous said...

what difference does it make?

you where euphoric about them, now you're not anymore?

how easy it is to be fooled. how easy it is to construct reality.

Iamaphoney A - B - R - A - C - A - D - A - B - R - A
A - B - R - A - C - A - D - A - B - R
A - B - R - A - C - A - D - A - B
A - B - R - A - C - A - D - A
A - B - R - A - C - A - D
A - B - R - A - C - A
A - B - R - A - C
A - B - R - A
A - B - R
A - B
A

Anonymous said...

back to square one, then

Anonymous said...

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=content3x.jpg

ihave never seen his before, looks genuine

Anonymous said...

i read "SGT..." "Marrica" and "dear buddy"

could be a letter to Mal Evans?

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=content3x.jpg

MikeNL said...

i wasn't exited about what i was seeing...
i was exited that the contents were being posted...

Anonymous said...

Contents still a mystery tour.

Anonymous said...

when will we see the briefcase from berlin?

65if2007 said...

Regarding the illustated thesaurus, which was the subject of this particular initial blog entry, the "Jude" reference (from "Hey Jude") is interesting.

It's said to be somewhat of a mystery and probably a reference to John or one of the other Beatles.

Today, there is supposed to be a consensus that "Jude" was a reference to Julian Lennon and that this song is supposed to be a reaction to the break-up of the marriage of his parents, but this thesaurus from 1969 suggests that there was no such consensus at the time.

Iamaphoney watch said...

Iamaphoney
Joined: July 23, 2006
Last Sign In: 1 hour ago
Videos Watched: 5,113
Subscribers: 876
Channel Views: 166,057

Anonymous said...

IAMAPHONEY: THE MUSICAL

Coming soon...

Anonymous said...

Fight Club : The Musical

also soon to come

waht was Taf's one word joke? anyone?

i smell bullshit said...

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=content3x.jpg

ihave never seen his before, looks genuine

November 2, 2008 8:53 AM


The below link takes you to something else that looks genuine, but it has been TOTALLY fabricated with Photoshop. (This example was posted previously by someone)

http://psdtuts.s3.amazonaws.com/
170_Letter_Love/final.jpg

I am still interested to see what nicknacks were put into the suitcase; they have had a lot of time to fabricate something. Whatever is shown, no matter how "wonderful" (I like that, thank you Mike), still isn't proof of anything.

65if2007 said...

"about a man who believes in something insane: the lie that Paul is dead. Paul is alive, spread the word people.

TUB"

Bleah!
Bleah Bleah!
Bleah Bleah Bleah!
Bleah Bleah Bleah! Bleah!
Bleah Bleah Bleah Bleah Bleah!

And "TUB", you are a prime example of what I meant the other day when I intimated that hard-line PIA'ers had some of the same cranial-rectal issues that hard-line PID'ers do.

The Beatles PROMOTED what it is that you call "insanity". They PROMOTED the lie.

Hardline PIA'ers who want to unconditionally accept and celebrate Paul McCartney's life without further question are failing to hold him and the other Beatles accountable for their role in the rumors concerning his death.

There is an age-old story about an individual who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that he is an orphan.

The Beatles exhibited a similar hubris when they acted insulted or bemused at the idea that anyone would believe their own hidden messages suggesting the death of Paul McCartney.

But while the plea of the guy who murdered his parents probably didn't work, the Beatles seem to have found no shortage of shills who have been willing to exonerate the messengers and attack those who listened to the messages.

Anonymous said...

huh?

MikeNL said...

N.Y. Suitcase Soon

Check out the time and place...

and be there

Anonymous said...

New York suitcase? Let's see what's in the Berlin case before you start promoting another fiasco.

MikeNL said...

that was on the obama channel.

there was a comment posted on the phoney page.

i went there, it said something like:
see the connections
Santa Susana Pass
CERN
Rome
Berlin

then 10 minutes later it changed to the N.Y message...

Anonymous said...

when are we going to have some news from the suitcase, COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!
!!
!!
!!

MikeNL said...

The guy promised that he would deliver this weekend!!
so... THIS WEEKEND IT SHALL BE, RIGHT?

Anonymous said...

Stupidity is supossed to be easy to follow....ny suitcase? what?

MikeNL said...

well, i don't know anything about an N.Y suitcase yet...

seems a little bit weird to me.

Anonymous said...

Iamaphoney dosen't even know what state he's in.

Anonymous said...

65If said
"The Beatles PROMOTED what it is that you call "insanity". They PROMOTED the lie.

Hardline PIA'ers who want to unconditionally accept and celebrate Paul McCartney's life without further question are failing to hold him and the other Beatles accountable for their role in the rumors concerning his death.

There is an age-old story about an individual who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that he is an orphan.

The Beatles exhibited a similar hubris when they acted insulted or bemused at the idea that anyone would believe their own hidden messages suggesting the death of Paul McCartney."

The problem with all that is if it were true and the Beatles promoted the idea of Paul being dead, it's not a crime. It would be similar to Orson Welles going on the radio and talking about a Martian invasion in 1938 (today being a few days after Halloween and all) and when people panicked he simply held a press conference and said he was shocked that anyone took it seriously depsite all of his associates coming out later and saying that Orson knew exactly what he was doing and just wanted to cause a sensation. Anyone who was fooled by the broadcast was angry at the time but it quietly subsided and now we look back on it fondly..much like how PID is perceived today.

Anonymous said...

except for the "angry" people who committed suicide over it. They ain't looking back, are they?

Anonymous said...

The parallels between PID and the War Of The Worlds broadcast are interesting IF the Beatles intentionally put PID clues on their records. For one both have to be taken with a grain of salt. Both Orson and The Beatles did not go on the evening news with their information (that WOULD have been a crime) but instead opted for a radio play and in the Beatles' case record albums. Both are not meant to be taken seriously as legitimate sources of news and information but as entertainment. Orson Welles began his show by TELLING listeners that it was a radio play (people who tuned in late missed that) and record albums in and of themselves are already not taken seriously so anything said on them holds little weight.
Interestingly Orson Welles started to come clean about the Martin Invasion in the 1970's saying "I just wanted to send the lunatic fringe running off into the hills. I just had no idea how widespread the fringe was". Contrast that with John Lennon's various statements about dropping little cryptic clues onto Beatle records to mess with the heads of lunatic fans who were reading into Beatles songs looking for the meaning of life. Both intentions seem to be a big "fuck you" to the fringe element of their fan bases. Maybe that's mean spirited but there's nothing fundamentally wrong with that. Most people got the joke just as most people who heard the War Of the Worlds and the subsequent panic it caused thought it was funny. Most people think PID is funny and I see a lot of comments to that effect on IAAP's videos.

Anonymous said...

"except for the "angry" people who committed suicide over it. They ain't looking back, are they?"

No one commited suicide over it. That is an urban legend. There was a woman who phoned the police and threatened to take poison but the controversial segment of War of the Worlds that caused all the panic lasted about 20 minutes. It was over before it begun but it did cause enough of an outrage to help to launch Orson Welles' career (his show was going to be cancelled but Campbell Soup immediately became a sponsor meaning that there really is no such thing as bad publicity).

In other countries where people tried to duplicate the broadcast things went a lot of worse. They forgot to put remind listeners that the broadcast was fictional which Orson did at the begining, middle and end of the show.

Interestingly a lot of people also hallucinated that they saw the martians and could smell poison gas. Just the power of the imagination.

Anonymous said...

I smell gas, too.

Miles Denton Oliver said...

Is some of you not happy with the newer Paul?

MikeNL said...

suitcase content video in couple of hours.

Anonymous said...

Whatever.

Anonymous said...

si sao leon dna mail

Anonymous said...

whatever II

Anonymous said...

so Oasis is the guilty party?

Anonymous said...

suitcase content video in couple of hours.

November 2, 2008 4:12 PM


Another late night again Mike!

65if2007 said...

"If" the Beatles dropped hidden messages that Paul was dead?

Of course they did. There is no doubt that they did.

I agree that there was probably nothing illegal about it.

That's not the point. The point is not whether they broke the law; the point is that if the "Paul is dead" legend dismays people, those people's quarrel should be primarily with those who initiated it -- and then failed to account for it -- and not so much with those who simply believed what they had heard.

I don't think that "Paul is Dead" can be compared with the War of the Worlds.

I doubt very much that Orson Welles wanted to send anyone running to the hills. His impressions in the 1970's on what he had in mind in 1938 were undoubtedly colored by time and by what sounds like a somewhat provincial perspective on his listening audience.

I doubt that he had anything in mind other than to entertain. He says himself at the end of the 1938 program that his intention was to give his listeners a Halloween scare. I'm sure that he was thoroughly amazed at the reaction that he had received.

Among other things, "War of the Worlds" was not strictly his creation but based on a novel written earlier by H.G. Wells.

Also, the dramatization was noted in the newspapers and the broadcast of it was interrupted on occasions with station identifications announcing that a screenplay based on the H.G. Wells novel was being broadcast.

Given all that, why should Orson Welles have imagined that a dramatization of that novel would cause any commotion? Obviously, there was no intent on his part to create a hoax.

I'm not sure that the Beatles intended to create a hoax either, as such. If my supposition that the "Paul is dead" clues were supposed to be some sort of ritual is correct, then these clues might not have really been intended to be discovered by the public at large in the first place.

That would be an explanation for the presence of the clues and for the Beatles subsequent denial of same.

Anonymous said...

I never post here... but who the hell cares about the suitcase! you just said it was a fake, why should we care about the contents? What is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

I am of the mindset that *some* of the clues were indeed intentional as a sort of macabre in-joke for the band.

I am also of the mindset that the band collectively decided to deny any knowledge of the clues so as not to lend any credibility to nutjobs like Manson and the tragic conclusions they had drawn from "hidden things" in the albums.

Iamaphoney has expanded the number of supposed clues and given us some intriguing original music, but nothing he has shown us thus far has changed my outlook on the PID phenomenon, above. (Except, perhaps, that Iamaphoney is another nutjob like Manson...)

Anonymous said...

"I am of the mindset that *some* of the clues were indeed intentional as a sort of macabre in-joke for the band."

If the clues weren't meant to be found, the blurp right after "I'm So Tired" wouldn't have been right out in the open. After hearing that, you are bound to look for more.

Anonymous said...

IAMAPHONEY: THE MUSICAL

Coming soon...

Anonymous said...

65If:
"I doubt that he had anything in mind other than to entertain. He says himself at the end of the 1938 program that his intention was to give his listeners a Halloween scare. I'm sure that he was thoroughly amazed at the reaction that he had received.

Among other things, "War of the Worlds" was not strictly his creation but based on a novel written earlier by H.G. Wells.

Also, the dramatization was noted in the newspapers and the broadcast of it was interrupted on occasions with station identifications announcing that a screenplay based on the H.G. Wells novel was being broadcast.

Given all that, why should Orson Welles have imagined that a dramatization of that novel would cause any commotion? Obviously, there was no intent on his part to create a hoax."

I agree to some extent but have you heard the broadcast? The Orson Welles dramatization is very loosely based on the H.G. Wells novel. It is presented as a series of realistic sounding news reports that break into a ficticious dance music show and that is completely alien (pardon the pun) to anything H.G. wrote in his book. Orson was known to disregard the text of whatever he was adapting and put his own spin on it. Orson went so far as to base the news reporter's account of the saucers landing on the famous Hindenburg crash news report and to hire an actor to imitate FDR to lend realism to the fake news reports. His intention was to make it as authentic sounding as possible. To fool people? That was obviously a strong possibility.
What he didn't count on were so many listeners to the Bergen and McCarthy show switching over to CBS when the comedian took a break and Dorothy Lamour came on to sing "Two Sleep People".
Orson was very much aware of the panic the broadcast was causing because CBS brass entered the studio midway and demanded he announce that it was a radio play. Orson, ever the theater director, waited until the 2nd act was over before making the announcement. The show was going out live over the air and he wasn't going to be interfered with. By that point, the damaging half of the show was over and then it went right into your standard radio play.

Anonymous said...

fuck yenz. he isnt gonna deliver shit

Anonymous said...

I hate to even ask, but is Mike posting the contents video or is the bird-man suppose to?

MikeNL said...

i don't know what the plan is...
but the video is almost done.

Anonymous said...

i don't know what the plan is...
but the video is almost done.

November 2, 2008 6:30 PM

So, they are filming the contents and might send the film to you? If they send it to you Mike, will you have to edit it, or do you just plan to post it "as is". I don't think many care if they here a soundtrack or not. Pictures would be just great. Why not pictures?

Tafultong said...

Okay, I just got in. Nice conversation about "War of the Worlds." I was a fan of that too!

It appears that someone is posting some links here to pictures that they are claiming to be suitcase items.

The first one was a cropped photo from the White Album Poster.

Although initially excited, MikeNL said he contacted Iamaphoney and was told that these items were not from the suitcase.

So, we are still hoping to get something from the finder of the Berlin Suitcase.

And there is talk about a New York suitcase.

Am I up to date?


Oh, and someone keeps asking a question that has already been answered by a commenter. What should I do about that?

MikeNL said...

yeah, you're up to date :)

waiting for suitcase video now...

any moment now.

i smell bullshit said...

i don't know what the plan is...
but the video is almost done.

November 2, 2008 6:30 PM

I am ready! I covered my seat cushion in plastic, moved the couch in the other room to the opposite side of the room (far away from the entrance way), covered it with plastic, and put my bar-bell weights on top of it....just in case. If you have no idea what I am talking about, too bad.

Anonymous said...

mike, why do you even try?

Why do you have "hope".

That shit will mean more tomorrow.

i smell bullshit said...

"If you have no idea what I am talking about, too bad."

Sorry got a little excited. That wasn't meant for "scoop", the above quote that is. The whole seat/couch thing was something that came up earlier, and I didn't want to have to explain again to those that missed it. I mentioned it now just for fun. I am actually in a pretty good mood. Don't ruin it.

MikeNL said...

just watched fear and loathing in vegas


what a weird movie that was.

hmm

but cool.

Anonymous said...

ZZZZZzzzzz___________________________

MikeNL said...

..................zzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZ

Anonymous said...

not really

Anonymous said...

what was the one word joke, Taf? no one got it.

Anonymous said...

They must have stuffed the case so full, they can't get it unzipped to video the inside. One more toke......ahhhhh.....damn it....the zipper broke!

Anonymous said...

Great! A New York suitcase! I'll assume they mean New York CITY. Now we can get the police and the FBI involved!
Not a bright move leaving suspicious packages in New York City.

Anonymous said...

It had latches. They are fumbling with out the key

i smell bullshit said...

"...damn it....the zipper broke!"

Dude! Quick! Just throw some records and shit on the floor! Get that water bill over there; that looks official!

Anonymous said...

please post a link about the ny case.

Tafultong said...

Anonymous said...

what was the one word joke, Taf? no one got it.

No, there was no one word joke. There was a post that was a joke. There was a one-word hidden message in the post that was a joke. Several got the joke. And somebody got the one-word hidden message.

Now, what should I do? It wasn't all that clever, and I kind of gave it away, so I don't mind revealing it to you...like somebody else already did.

i smell bullshit said...

"...damn it....the zipper broke!"

"Dude! Quick! Just throw some records and shit on the floor! Get that water bill over there; that looks official!"

"Come on man, hurry up! Put the beer down, your spilling it everywhere! You suck, man! Watch your doobie, dude! Watch it! Damn it!! Now all the shit is on fire!! Dude, what are we going to do now?!"

I thought a little entertainment was in order.

Anonymous said...

"Now, what should I do? It wasn't all that clever, and I kind of gave it away, so I don't mind revealing it to you...like somebody else already did."


hey, I musta have missed it. What was it?

Tafultong said...

Peace

Anonymous said...

and carrots....

Anonymous said...

what's the story, mike? You in post production yet?

i smell bullshit said...

Well, it's after 5:30 in tulip land,
and after 4:30 U.K time, so figuring the finger clown is from somewhere in that area, I have a hard time believing that he or Mike is still coherent. Did I mention that it was T.V. time here?

Anonymous said...

i smell bullshit said...

Well, it's after 5:30 in tulip land,
and after 4:30 U.K time, so figuring the finger clown is from somewhere in that area, I have a hard time believing that he or Mike is still coherent. Did I mention that it was T.V. time here?

November 2, 2008 8:39 PM



you had to weight down and cover the the couch with plastic for a transvestite? sounds like U R in for a rough evenings where U will eat the words! h8tzer!