6/21/07

A Scotts' one-liner reply to Bono

Got this email about a Bono story during a concert in Glasgow from Paul, it was just too funny not to pass along.
(Keep in mind that I would still argue that Bono's heart is in the right place and that the world could use more people like him )
Here goes the story:

Scottish Sympathy

Bono, the lead singer of the band U2, is famous throughout the
>> entertainment industry for being more than just a little self-
>> righteous.
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>> At a recent U2 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, he asked the audience
>> for
>> total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his
>> hands,
>> once every few seconds. Holding the audience in total silence, he
>> said
>> into the microphone, "Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa
>> dies."
>>
>> A voice with a broad Scottish accent, from the front of the crowd,
>> pierces the quiet .............
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>> "Well, foockin stop doin it then!"

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15 comments:

  1. :) That was really funny....but scary cos it's true.

    I <3 Bono

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  2. It's funky British accent week in Lafayette :).
    Did I tell you I got myself a hamme(RED) T-shirt :) ?

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  3. Tout a fait d'accord sur le "the world could use more people like him"
    on a Madona, Angelina Joli et plein d'autre qui ont besoin de prise de conscience :)

    j'adore l'accents des paddy's :)

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  4. Hjk,
    It's sad that someone who works so hard to make things happen for Africa is also getting so much grief from Africans.
    Imagine he did not exist maybe they only one who would know about Africa are the oil and diamond companies...

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  5. wow where dis this post came from? you're hiding some stuff here pal or my rss reader is a bit tired of my spamming times !
    About AJ you can say she remains hot as Lara Croft as Super-Mama-Saving-the-World...Total respect for her !at least Bono and her has done something. and I'm not telling that all africans all over the world should be activists but...somewhere in the middle ....maybe....

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  6. that is the key Jo, one ought to not despise people who want to help them.
    Mostly, one should not "throw the baby away with the water". :D
    If the method is not efficient enough, let's discuss, unconstructive criticism is more harmful than inefficient help, JMHO.

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  7. A HAMME(RED) shirt? Nice! :-) Are you living up to it? ;)

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  8. let's just say that I vow to get drunk only from "homemade" rhums :D

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  9. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Brilliant.

    tnr

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  10. Thanks Tnr,

    If I may, what does Tnr stand for? Is it what I think it is ?

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  11. You welcome Lova.

    I don't really know what you think it is, but I hope you don't mind playing a game. :)

    Here's a clue: the answer lies in Aristophanes’ speech in Plato's Symposium.

    "Once upon a time, all human beings were double creatures, each with two heads, two bodies, and eight limbs. Then, by the command of Zeus, each double creature was cut in half, and so humans as we know them came into being. Every one of us 'seeks his other half' and this search is Eros."
    From The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 1966.

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  12. wow, love the challenge but I am afraid my knowledge of all-things-Aristophanes is quite limited :).
    I was plainly thinking tnr was short for Tananarive. Now I am thinking "tnr" stands for the human gender that is dispensable, aka the nonrequired half(as your name spells out). I am going to assume men are "tnr" but I could be wrong :).

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  13. Yes, tnr stands for thenonrequired and the trick is that two contributors hide behind 'tnr'. Enjoy your day :)

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  14. @Tnr,
    Ah, the plot thickens :). You had me google the article from the journal of Hellenistic studies. I knew there was a world outside espn and l'equipe ;).

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  15. @lova, I would have loved a world with just that (espn and l'equipe). Maybe I could become a $billionaire with a second-lifelike website that would mimic such a paradise... after I would have had sold it to Murdoch...

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