Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Follow the Beatle

Paul is Dead - 36 - Follow the Beatle by grandfatheraleister may seem a little over the top with its claim of significance for all kinds of Volkswagen appearances in movies over the years, but the prominence of the VW Beatle in the Official Beatles endorsed Las Vegas show "Love" makes it fair game.



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50 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it may be in the Love show because it was the most popular car of the 1960's (even Disney found a way to turn the VW into the "Love Bug"). You don't see too many of them on the road now. Do they still make them? They were great cars! Beatles Love show....Volkswagen Beetle known as the "Love Bug". It doesn't take a genius to make the connection.

Anonymous said...

Code bug is more like it. Love=Code.

GFA is onto something. This ain't a coincidence.

Anonymous said...

GFA is on downers.

Anonymous said...

The bug is a VW.

Busta Bloodvessel said...

The VW is a people's wagon.

Anonymous said...

I think it may be in the Love show because it was the most popular car of the 1960's (even Disney found a way to turn the VW into the "Love Bug"). You don't see too many of them on the road now. Do they still make them? They were great cars! Beatles Love show....Volkswagen Beetle known as the "Love Bug". It doesn't take a genius to make the connection.

April 29, 2009 11:02 PM

It's the name: Beetle = Beatle

The The First generation style Beetle was manufactured in Mexico until 2003.

Anonymous said...

...sorry, I use to stutter, but now only when I type or write.

Bar-abbas said...

I'm still standing

Counting Headlights said...

PIDidle!

Anonymous said...

"You don't see too many of them on the road now. "


I see them EVERYwhere!

http://www.beatlesclubmanchester.com/CD%20REV%20BEATLES%20AR.jpg said...

What other things can be considered a "wagon''?

Hint: Nothing you can see that isn't shown.:)

Semolina Pilchard said...

........climbing up the Eiffel Tower.........

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is probably right that the Bug is in the show because it is virtually synonymous with the 60s, not to mention they were "Beetles" and the VW on the cover of Abbey Road is iconic.

L7 said...

"Once upon a long ago, lived four young lads I'm sure you know. The other three, you know them two."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous is probably right that the Bug is in the show because it is virtually synonymous with the 60s, not to mention they were "Beetles" and the VW on the cover of Abbey Road is iconic.

April 30, 2009 10:40 AM





iconic? lol

Anonymous said...

Note to FEAR ( GFA)

The VW is white.

Not red, not blue, not black, or purple, or green, not yellow or pink, or rainbow, or silver, or gold, not checkered, or zebra striped, or pinstriped or mirrored.....or any other variation. When it really matters. It's just white.

ok, maybe a little eggshell. But that's it!

The Walrus said...

Pearl? ok, I can live with that.....

John Steinbeck said...

Hey, leave me outta this!

MikeNL said...

Anonymous said...
Note to FEAR ( GFA)

The VW is white.

Not red, not blue, not black, or purple, or green, not yellow or pink, or rainbow, or silver, or gold, not checkered, or zebra striped, or pinstriped or mirrored.....or any other variation. When it really matters. It's just white.

ok, maybe a little eggshell. But that's it!

April 30, 2009 10:58 AM

white is the symbol of death!!!

:- )

Purity of Essence said...

naw, it's the symbol of life!

Save GFA Fund said...

"That was your first mistake,
You took your lucky break and broke it in two.
Now what can be done for you?
You broke it in two."

Pearls before swine said...

Hands across the water (water)
Heads across the sky

Anonymous said...

aux-choux!

Anonymous said...

Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!

la même chose said...

are we still talking about shoes? I love Shoes!

Anonymous said...

THAT's what ya gotta choose.

Anonymous said...

"Paul is Dead - 36 - Follow the Beatle by grandfatheraleister may seem a little over the top with its claim of significance for all kinds of Volkswagen appearances in movies over the years, but the prominence of the VW Beatle in the Official Beatles endorsed Las Vegas show "Love" makes it fair game."


"but the prominence of the VW Beatle in the Official Beatles endorsed Las Vegas show "Love" makes it fair game."

include it in the game!

Anonymous said...

Let's see:

Beetle black
Beetle white
Beetle red
Beetle yellow
Beetle blue

Maui Wowee said...

Herbie, eh?

Anonymous said...

Beetle White

♫Paulie♫ said...

♫Paulie♫

Anonymous said...

Normally Tafultong provides the obvious reasoning in his posts and then leaves the door open for the more outlandish theories. That appears to be his style. This time he totally missed out on the VW Beetle, Herbie the Love Bug, Love show, the definitive 60's car, etc.

Maybe he wrote it in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

He likes it when we write it for him.

micky said...

grandfatheralbatross is a lame copy of iamaphoney, end of story

"ooooooooo!! another beetle!"
LAME

Col. Parker said...

GFA should stop embarrassing himself and stop making videos, time for you to retire gramps, sit on the porch, drink a Mint Julep or whatever old silly people drink.

here is a recipe for you, to get started

4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water

Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.

Ian said...

Can't wait to see the Grandfather make a spooky "Herbie the Love Bug" vid.

Carole: Help, I'm a prisoner! I can't get out!
Van Hippy: We all prisoners, chickee-baby. We all locked in.

then quicky cut to that scene in HELP! when the ad exec tells George Harrison "you can be replaced chickee-baby."

all with WOOOSHING scary music

there you go gramps, did your vid for you

Paul is Dead - 37 - The Chickee Baby Conspiracy

Anonymous said...

"I may be kidding myself, but I think I can make something out of that sad little bucket of bolts. "

-gfa on his paid role to include vw beetles in EVERY VIDEO HE MAKES

Anonymous said...

Sponsored by Volkswagen


~vince


take that you "trivial media purchases" commenter!

falling asleep said...

Did this video have anything to do with iamaphoney, or shoes?

no?
anyone?

Anonymous said...

I sure wish someone would tell me how IAAP did shoes? Is it as easy as MikeyNL1038 says? If so, can he do another one? That would be cool!

Anonymous said...

Bet there are SHOES in the trunk of that VW Beetle! Never thought of THAT did ya?

grandfatheralbatross said...

"I am stuck on VW Beetles, because Beetles are stuck on me!
I am stuck on VW Beetles, because they show up in MOOOOVIES"

=gfa on thirsty thursday karaoke nite


/sung to the tune of stuck on bandaids commercial song

Anonymous said...

GFA=MikeNL

Anonymous said...

100% Correct

GFA said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR91Rj1ZN1M

Anonymous said...

get a life, please

jammie said...

I can prove that Pauimccartney and PAULMCCARTNEY is working together. Right now, Sing The Changes is not allowed being played at any of those two channels.
It have to be the same source! Hurry up, to see it for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what the f**k happened to gfa????

Anonymous said...

What happened to grandfatheraleister?