We already established it’s National Grouch Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a video announcement from one Mr. Ringo Starr that after October 20th, all fan mail to “any address” will be “tossed.” “Nothing will be signed” after the 20th of October, says the former Beatles drummer, amidst constant and somewhat mixed-message-sending assertions of “peace and love,” because “I have too much to do.” Ooo-kay.
But here at PopWatch headquarters, we feel this request brings with it a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. That’s why we’re opening our channels to you, Ringo lovers, and encouraging you to re-route your fan mail to us for safekeeping until the Ponytailed One comes to his senses. (We’re actually being serious, because, really, who knows what kind of wackiness we might cook up when the parcels and letters start arriving.)
Email your professions of cyberlove to email@example.com, or mail your most creative fan art/gift baskets/mixtapes/etc to PopWatch, c/o Entertainment Weekly, 1675 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, and we’ll give them the respect they deserve. Unless they’re truly frightening, in which case we may be forced to contact law enforcement. Also, if you have a really nice guitar that you’d like Mr. Starr to sign–maybe a sweet Gibson or Taylor?– feel free to send said guitar and we’ll determine if we’re able to fulfill your request. [Note: Neither Entertainment Weekly nor its employees can be held responsible for the return of guitars.]
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