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Offline OnlyU2

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"Give Us The Money"
« on: November 18, 2012, 04:41:48 PM »
There is a documentary called "Give Us the Money" on December 1st on BBC.  Bono, Bob Geldof, and Bill Gates discuss their anti-poverty efforts.
Looking forward to seeing it.



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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 06:11:31 PM »
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There is a documentary called "Give Us the Money" on December 1st on BBC.  Bono, Bob Geldof, and Bill Gates discuss their anti-poverty efforts.
Looking forward to seeing it.

Are you sure this isn't a documentary about the 360* Tour?

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 06:23:23 PM »
360 tour? how?

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 06:33:42 PM »
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360 tour? how?

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I was attempting humor.

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 06:56:58 PM »
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I was attempting humor.

Perhaps the staff should write a legal statement that covers sarcasm so that it can be recognized.

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 10:00:05 PM »
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360 tour? how?

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I was attempting humor.

Yeah, but they 'didn't make' all that much with all the expenses on 360.

Always looking forward to see recent Bono, even if he might be rehashing older ideas

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 11:18:34 PM »
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360 tour? how?

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I was attempting humor.

Yeah, but they 'didn't make' all that much with all the expenses on 360.

Always looking forward to see recent Bono, even if he might be rehashing older ideas

Insisting on stadiums, corporate sponsorship, Live Nation, BlackBerry ads everywhere, etc. It would have been funnier if you didn't press me for an explanation!

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 12:50:11 AM »
No, I got it the first time round, but it would have been funnier if they had truly outrageous ticket prices, like The Eagles or something. *shrug*

Don't worry, I'm sure you haven't lost it :)

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 03:45:59 AM »
Whooooooooooosh express...

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 09:06:54 PM »
It is playing also in Toronto this week...

And Exile that was really funny. :)

How about the use of a <sarcasm> tag!

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2012, 04:03:45 PM »
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There is a documentary called "Give Us the Money" on December 1st on BBC.  Bono, Bob Geldof, and Bill Gates discuss their anti-poverty efforts.
Looking forward to seeing it.

Are you sure this isn't a documentary about the 360* Tour?

Sarcasm detected...and it was well executed   8)

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2012, 04:14:32 PM »
I think we all know about Bono's and Bill Gates' and Bob Geldof's anti-poverty efforts with U2, Microsoft, and the Fairytale of New York.  I don't have to watch a documentary about it.


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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 05:16:24 PM »
I'm guessing by the title of the programme that it's going to be asking the hard questions and made or presented at least from a naysayers point of view, so I'm expecting Bono and Bob to come out fighting, rather than it being a nice friendly piece about what they get up to. Hope so anyway.

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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2012, 08:18:23 PM »
I saw it tonite and it was really good. I consider it to be a major documentary for U2 fans. It gave both equal time to Geldof and Bono. It just discussed celebrity power, aid, Live Aid failures and touched on some Imperialistic issues regarding white men in Africa. It also spoke to leading African development players and many high profile US politicians. These included Jesse Helms, Bill Gates, Jamie Drummond, Tom Hart, Bobby Shriver and a fair amount of screen time to George W. Bush.

The special guest in house was Brian Stewart who was the CBC journalist who first aired the Ethiopian story that inspired Geldof way back when. It wasn't all a feel good movie as they touched upon the backlash that both Bono & Bob got from both the African community and 'angry lefties'.

Stewart praised Geldof as a sophisticated person and very intelligent. They also profiled a meeting between Bono and Gates were Gates was blown away by Bonos personal persuasion.       

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Re: "Give Us The Money"
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 08:39:09 PM »
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I'm guessing by the title of the programme that it's going to be asking the hard questions and made or presented at least from a naysayers point of view, so I'm expecting Bono and Bob to come out fighting, rather than it being a nice friendly piece about what they get up to. Hope so anyway.

When you are dealing with extreme poverty, what is the problem? The urgency of the issue is kinda what this documentary blew over. They dealt with how politics can be eclipsed in dire, dire matters. I actually wished they highlighted that more, that party lines must come second in emergencies...In essence the whole purpose of the One campaign....