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Fun and Games / Re: Word Association Game - New and Improved!
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 12:39:54 PM »
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Fun and Games / Re: Do You Prefer...
« Last post by acrobat62 on Today at 12:38:55 PM »
Had gelato for the fist time in Spain a few years ago, yummmmmy.  But a really good, full fat Ice Cream is hard to beat, it's a pick um

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Captain or Tennille

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Fun and Games / Re: Questions Only.....
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 12:35:59 PM »
Have you climbed the highest mountain?
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General U2 Discussion / Re: TLTTGYA - LIVE
« Last post by dwaltman on Today at 12:35:19 PM »
Anyone have a ripped audio file of this version.  It was taken down so quickly on youtube, I didn't get a chance to rip it.
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Fun and Games / Re: The ABC game
« Last post by OnlyU2 on Today at 12:35:08 PM »
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Well according to the font of all knowledge....


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If this were a court ruling I would still be confused.

This needs to get kicked up to U2 - SCOTUS. 

Shall we assign 9 posters to hear the case from 2 lawyers representing both sides?

A great idea - we could literally have the case play out on the forum and reach a decision.

Could be real fun.

Another great case in the pipeline is the great question if OST 1 is a U2 album. We could hear the arguments.   Ask questions.  Then each Justice writes an opinion that will result in the decision.  I nominate you An tha, you seem to have a deep knowledge.  I've only been a member since February, but as somebody that was deported from another forum after 12 years, I bring a fresh perspective not swayed by long lasting friendships here.  I will volunteer my services.  I'd also nominate WookieWarrior as a younger fan who has brought up similar questions himself, brings a different view.  The dude can't vote yet in the US might as well give him some civic responsibility.

This would be hilarious.  And remember those with super strong opinions can be those making the arguments. 
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General U2 Discussion / Re: People on this forum have overblown POP
« Last post by dwaltman on Today at 12:34:19 PM »
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The discussion of Pop popularity in Europe vs. the U.S. is interesting. (Also an interesting question for other U2 albums.) Nerd that I am, I’d like to examine that issue through sales statistics – though let me *emphasize* this can only provide insight on relative popularity of albums, not on relative quality, which is a subjective judgment.  This site You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login breaks down sales figures by country and region.

The site seems to do a really careful analysis, but the trouble is it’s unclear which countries are included in their Europe figure. It includes more than the European countries they list individually. It would be nice to know the total population of their “Europe” because then we could take that into account vs. U.S. population and that would give a better sense of relative popularity. I can’t find the exact countries they’re including, but elsewhere they mention places like Russia and Poland that are at a different income level so it wouldn’t be apples to apples anyway. So I’m just going to show album sales totals for Europe vs. U.S. and that should provide a rough popularity comparison.

Album      Europe      U.S.
Boy      1,460,000   1,600,000
October   1,490,000   1,475,000
War      4,200,000   5,000,000
TUF      3,000,000   3,600,000
Joshua Tree   9,150,000   12,400,000
Achtung Baby   5,730,000   8,700,000
Zooropa   3,060,000   2,700,000
Pop      2,830,000   1,800,000
ATYCLB      4,790,000   4,650,000
HTDAAB   4,190,000   3,500,000
NLOTH      2,010,000   1,400,000

So, people who have been saying Pop was more popular in Europe than the U.S. are right.

However, looking just at Europe, only three U2 albums were less popular than Pop, and two of them are from early in U2’s career when the band was much less well known.

We should also note that Pop was a platinum album in the U.S., almost double platinum, which isn’t shabby except by U2 standards.

Not just POP, the U.S. bailed on U2  after Achtung Baby.  Every album before AB, more sales in U.S. than Europe.  Every thing after, Europe had more sales. 
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News and Rumors / Re: Filming what?
« Last post by Tuur07 on Today at 12:32:32 PM »
Sorry guys....I think I am not selected because I did not get an email.....
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Fun and Games / Re: Questions Only.....
« Last post by riffraff on Today at 12:32:26 PM »
Is there thunder on the mountain?
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Fun and Games / Re: Word Association Game - New and Improved!
« Last post by riffraff on Today at 12:32:02 PM »
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