Almost fifty-three years ago (1965), the Beatles’ movie Help! was released. It was a whacking film about?… about?… well, I don’t really know. It starred the Beatles and it was sure to be a box office success. The important portion of the movie to us is the curling scene. More accurately, the Beatles goof around with curling stones and brooms. George slides a curling stone towards John and Ringo who comically chase after it and sweep. Paul meanwhile appears to be more interested tidying up the ice.
Nearby, a mad scientist is preparing a bomb inside a curling stone and sets a timer. He offers the ticking and smoking curling stone to George who delivers it toward Ringo. As Ringo sweeps, George realizes it’s a bomb – “A fiendish thingy!” He, John and Paul drag Ringo away from the bomb and run. The bomb explodes leaving a gaping hole in the ice and a swimmer appears – asking for directions to the White Cliffs of Dover.
It doesn’t connect at the dots…
Just a little confused,