It’s Monday, so I can tell you what Richard Branson is having for dinner. Well probably not exactly, but one thing is for sure, it won’t be meat. Why? Because it’s Meat Free Monday and he’s one of the faces of the iniative being run by Do Something! and the Frys Family Foundation, that encourages everyone to spend at least one day of the week not eating meat.
Wait – please keep reading. This is not a rant against eating meat. Meat is good and yummy but as Rosemary Stanton tells The Punch, the planet would be better off if we all just cut back how much of it we are eating, by just one day.
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Three moments in my life have prompted me to question humanity at its very core.
The first was when Jerry Seinfeld observed: “People, they’re the worst.” I thought about this for a moment, remembered I’d once carried my cat by its tail, and decided he was right. The second was when I woke up from a big night at a friend’s party, and discovered my mate’s pillow had been callously stolen. Who steals a pillow? Ugh, people. Right?
The third was when I learned #WhoisPaulMcCartney? was trending on Twitter during the Grammys.
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There’s a large contingent of Beatles devotees who firmly believe that the Fab Four replaced Sir Paul with a look-a-like after he secretly died in 1966.
Start googling “Paul McCartney” and you’ll find that the second most popular search term is “Paul McCartney dead”. Modern conspiracy aficionados say this is because Google killed the real Paul McCartney so a fake Paul McCartney could form a real band called “Wings”, which would make Google a small amount of money, allowing them to purchase part of The Beatles catalogue so the real Paul McCartney could buy shares in Google.
Confused? So is poor ol’ Paul who routinely has to fend off sandal-wearing fat blokes who shove Wikipedia printouts in his face as conclusive proof that he’s dead.
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Linda McCartney was cool. She wore pale denim jeans, faded floral caftans and waistcoats and cut her perfect blond hair into a long mullet and spiked up the fringe.
She took photographs of the Rolling Stones, married the best Beatle and gave birth to four children.
It was the late 1960s; the beginning of rock star mania and bohemian chic and Linda nailed it. Not only that, she passed it on.
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Today in 1980 Paul McCartney was deported from Japan after spending 10 days in a Tokyo jail. He had been charged with smuggling marijuana into the counrty while on tour with his band ‘Wings’.
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