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View Poll Results: Bono
Yay 12 34.29%
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Bono - Yay or Nay?

Anyone else just find Bono annoying, condescending and hipocritical?

He is always preaching about the third world yet he himself is a tax evader!

Then there are the times it is just cringeworthy (and there have been many). Everytime he just has to hop on a bandwagon. Like at the Barrack Obama concert screaming out "Freedom!" like a demented fool.....if you can bare it

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM_wmDBk2b0 )





Or Maybe you think he is great - gives a good image of Ireland (unlike Bertie Ahern who always had to have a pint in his hand! or some of the politicians North of the border who were up till recently positively stoneage in outlook) - and has done good in bringing much more attention to problems in the world most would rather just pretend was not really going on.


Anyway I definately think the former. Nay for me. The guy thinks he is God and that he definately ain't!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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Agree

I know he has done some good, but he annoys me greatly. ESPECIALLY his hypocrisy.

I'd rather have Enya...LOL
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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I voted yay. His appearance at the Waterfront sealed the yes vote in 1998. Since then, unfortunately he has taken leave of his senses.

I'd also rather have U2's music than not.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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Beyond parody:-

http://thequietus.com/articles/00953-bono-bored-of-bono
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #5
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Definitely irritating and often cringeworthy, but he means well.
I voted yes, but the whole paying taxes in the Netherlands thing does annoy me!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #6
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speaking about No Line On The Horizon Bono has praised The Edge's fretmanship, saying, "there’s some very hardcore guitar coming out of The Edge. Real molten metal."

Now we know he has taken leave of his senses I like The Hedge but "molten metal"!? - the guy has long gone nuts.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #7
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Old January 20th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #8
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Nay - him and that **** Geldof, sanctimonious, hypocritical old prats.

They've become parody's of themselves.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #9
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Bongo is a drongo.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 12:02 AM   #10
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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:55 AM   #11
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Yay.

At least he has something to say, and puts his effort and fame into a worthy cause. Unlike some of the superficial vacuous 'popstars' that are floating around these days.

One of his best quotes; "I'm fed up of Bono, and I am Bono!"
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Old January 21st, 2009, 05:01 AM   #12
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what's the difference between god and bono? god doesn't think he's bono.

he's a **** (and I've met him). bono that is, not god.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 05:17 AM   #13
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Nay, though this i thought weird:

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He is always preaching about the third world yet he himself is a tax evader!
What does Africa have to do with him evading taxes in a first world country (Ireland)?
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Old January 21st, 2009, 09:23 AM   #14
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this is true. it might be that he spends the money he saves on building orphanages in ireland... except he doesn't. he does i believe own a private jet. and a yacht.

take his stupid red campaign thing. 100 million dollars spent to advertise it, 18 million given to charity! bono strikes me as the worst of things, an intelligent idiot.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:20 AM   #15
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lol, his humanitarian thing I think is just trying to bring politics back into music like in the 80's.... but nobody cares about politics or the third world when they're pissed singing the wrong words to Beautiful Day... Music - Amazing!!! The man -bit of ****...
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:56 AM   #16
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The music's shite as well.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:53 AM   #17
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The music's shite as well.
Correct. Jingly, jangly overrated shite. Someone over here in one of the paper's suggested he was Ireland's revenge on the English for the Great Famine. I find Knobo a real annoyance.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #18
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And B*witched must have been in lieu of Cromwell. But nothing could have justified Westlife. Haven't we suffered enough Ireland?
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B*witched were good!


Err.. in a cheesy ironic way..
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Old January 26th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #20
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B*witched were good!
They gave me wood. Well, except for that evil looking skinny one.
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