Actress Gal Gadot had an idea, born possibly of boredom after being in isolation for several days.  She decided that it would be inspirational to get famous celebrities to sing a song together.  She would begin the tune, then another celeb would sing the next phrase, and on and on.

Sounds like that could be fun, right?

The result was less than inspirational.  First of all, she chose the wrong song.  John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a depressing atheistic song that would make America sad on our best day.  Second, the singers were just plain bad.  Third, their sanctimonious facial expressions made it obvious that they felt they were doing something important.

Here’s how Jon Caramanica of the New York Times described it.  “In this clusterclump of hyperfamous people with five seconds’ too much time on their hands, however, ‘Imagine’ may have met its match. By the end, it has been pummeled and stabbed, disaggregated, stripped for parts and left for trash collection by the side of the highway. It is proof that even if no one meets up in person, horribleness can spread.”

Wow.

“The performance is two minutes long, but watching from front to back requires about 20, with breaks for snarfing, ear-canal cleansing and bursts of who-the-hell-is-this?” Caramanica continues. “When she sings the opening line — ‘Imagine there’s no heaven’ — she grins at the camera as if she’s about to pick your pocket. Or like a joyfully masochistic nurse about to administer a gruesome shot. It feels oily. Distressing.”

The entire internet reacted in the same way.  Really, the way Caramanica dismantles their self-importance is a literary masterpiece.  Read it here.

See it below for yourself, but instead of imagining there’s no heaven, just imagine that this didn’t happen:

Hat Tip: New York Times

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.