talking about the Beatles is like talking about love

The Beatles came up in conversation twice on Valentine's Day, in two separate bars in two different non-datey social situations... I think because for better or for worse, the Beatles have sort of branded "Love" via the Cirque show and their million unmatchably excellent songs on the talking about their music is a kind of tangential way of talking about the uncomfortable subject itself with people with whom you aren't necessarily comfortable dropping the "L-bomb."

And then, OK, I've seen Yellow Submarine a thousand times, watched it today, it's one of my favorite movies, but I'd never seen this until twenty-six minutes ago:

Happy Lunar New Year, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, etc....

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