Tuesday, March 27, 2018

[Part One: Thursday 03/19] Paul McCartney's Nymphet

One drawback to his new route to work was that Roger no longer got to read the amNew York on the subway. He used to grab a copy while transferring from the 4 to the L and by the time he reached the end of the line he would have his daily dose of news, culture and sports from “Manhattan’s Highest Daily Circulation Newspaper”.

As Roger approached his cubicle, he said good morning to everyone in his general work area. He received a smattering of replies, but his neighbor to his direct left didn’t acknowledged him, and after two days of being neighbors they hadn’t spoken or made eye contact. But she wasn’t mute. When a co-worker explained, “I need that file.” She replied, “Well, you’re going to have to wait!”

Roger got an email from The Psychologist. He was to painstakingly type “In one year” in front of a student’s educational goals after he copied and pasted the goals from the attached file into the Special Education Student Information System (SESIS). For example, Roger changed “John will successfully […]” to “In one year, John will successfully […]”. He did that nineteen times before it was time to punch out. And who said that teachers in the Rubber Room don’t earn their pay?

That evening, Roger helped a college freshman edit a paper on the theme of death in The Epic of Gilgamesh. He watched the last three minutes of three March Madness games. And he read a blog post titled “From Mozart to The Beatles: Songs About Nymphets”. 

He learned that "I Saw Her Standing There" was the first song on the Beatles' 1963 debut album Please Please Me, her learned that the song was about man who fell in love with a nymphet after they “danced through the night”, and that the girl was “just seventeen” and apparently looked “way beyond compare”. The blog post related that the song, which was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, was ranked number 139 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, and that according to Mark Lewisohn’s Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, McCartney was dating Celia Mortimer, a seventeen-year-old bird, while he was co-writing the hit song. 

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