This might mark me down as a sad man, but one of my favourite film scenes is Bill Murray doing karaoke in Tokyo in Lost In Translation. The song he gets is the Elvis Costello version of What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and understanding? which he belts out with a tunefulness guaranteed to close down any hope of a music contract. It’s brilliant, even if it’s not heavy entertainment. Certainly better than declaring war on everyone.
But, to answer his question: there’s actually nothing funny about peace, love and understanding – it’s just funny that they sound like a good idea.
Peace, love and understanding. Where on earth do we go with…
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