Suckers Wanted

Julian Lennon will auction NFT’s of some of his prized memorabilia: John’s black cape from Help, a Les Paul ( I guess Yoko owns the Epiphone Casino), Paul’s handwritten notes for “Hey Jude,” and some other treasures.  He’s keeping the originals.  In Julian’s words,

I actually felt very bad about keeping all that stuff locked away, and I just felt that this was a unique way to continue dad’s legacy and show people the collections I have…

Aw, how nice.  John’s legacy needs so much  help these days.  And I’m sorry he feels bad, but the money should help that.

You can’t have your cake and eat it, but with NFT’s you can have it and sell it!

There’s a sucker born every minute.  –PT Barnum

Never give a sucker an even break.  –WC Fields

2 Replies to “Suckers Wanted”

  1. Hahahaha!

    So what will several thousand dollars get you in this sale? The NFTs were minted with images of the physical items, as well as an accompanying audio clip in which Julian shares a personal memory tied to the item. So while you may not get to play John Lennon’s guitar or wear his cool Help! cape, the winner will get to “share in that exclusivity of Lennon history as the sole owner of the NFT” (per the Julien’s Auctions website).


    “I actually felt very bad about keeping all that stuff locked away, so I decided to turn them into artificially scarce HTTP links and cash in on them.”

    South Park Post-COVID: The Return of COVID (on Paramount Plus for some reason) is set in the future and features an adult Butters, who has been imprisoned for getting everyone to invest in NFT’s. Here he is pitching NFT’s to employees of Denny’s-Applebee’s.

    Did I hear you say
    That there must be a catch?
    Will you walk away
    From a fool and his money?

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