I love it. He's SO not taking himself seriously. The whole crucified thing is a JOKE! And I love that it's just him and Paul. Love it when Paul comes in at the end. They always sound great together. The computer guy at my school actually thought it was Yoko! HA!
Anyway, you guys take things way to seriously sometimes. Stop putting everything under such a harsh microscope. Yeah, Lennon wasn't perfect, who of us are?? Like to see any of us put under such scrutiny and come out smelling like roses. Yeah, there are stereotypes, yeah, some are true, some aren't, but what's the harm in laughing about some of it? Doesn't that eventually tear them down? Dunno, grew up in NY and we do it all the time. Maybe the humor just doesn't translate. And oh yeah, Lennon clearly LOVED NYC and America. It's highly documented! The dude was becoming a citizen for God's sake! He felt freer here for some reason. I kinda wish he hadn't though. And NYC and America were way different then. Don't really know what he'd think of it now. Don't even know what I think of it sometimes! But then, the grass is always greener right?