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Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« on: November 28, 2009, 03:04:11 PM »
I know all of us have probably seen the "sheep" photos of Bono and Edge in Dublin and had a good laugh.

Last night I came across one with an embedded caption that told the actual story of the tradition, I know a few of you were wondering (and I wasn't 100% sure of the story myself so here it is).

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Irish rock band U2's lead singer Bono (L) and guitarist Edge hold sheep after receiving the Freedom of the City last night at Dublin's St.Stephen's Green on March 1, 2000. Following an old Irish tradition, those who are given Dublin's freedom of the city, have the right to pasture their sheep at the central Dublin St.Stephen's Green.

I think they should just up and decide to start up a big flock of sheep there, in about 17 years.  Just completely randomly.  However, this also requires both Bono and Edge to be prepared to defend Dublin from attack and be called upon to join the militia on short notice.  They also are required to possess a coat of mail, a bow, a light helmet, a sword and a longbow made of yew, witch-hazel or ash.  Bono and Edge must also have twelve arrows made of the same wood.  Just so you all know.


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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 05:42:23 PM »
 ;D  Do you think they kept the sheep? LOL!

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 05:55:18 PM »
so does this make them warrior poets? lmao

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 06:34:05 PM »
Haha, Bono looks like Elvis Costello with that hair and those glasses.

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 07:04:56 PM »
It's funny because Bono's sheep is calm and still and Edge's sheep is a little out of control.  It seems they need each other even as sheep! :D

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 08:16:58 PM »
PAHHAHAHHAHA


...i really want a longbow made of yew now

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009, 08:20:36 PM »
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It's funny because Bono's sheep is calm and still and Edge's sheep is a little out of control.  It seems they need each other even as sheep! :D

I don't get this.  Clearly Edge didn't have time to whisper zen-nothings in this sheep's ear.  He was robbed.

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2009, 08:22:26 PM »
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It's funny because Bono's sheep is calm and still and Edge's sheep is a little out of control.  It seems they need each other even as sheep! :D

I don't get this.  Clearly Edge didn't have time to whisper zen-nothings in this sheep's ear.  He was robbed.

Haha!  Edge has got a little rambunctious sheep there, with a mind of his own.  :D  Also, I wonder where the pictures of Larry and Adam are from this event, because they won too.  Hmm.

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 07:10:37 AM »
LOVE THE SHEEP!  ;D ;D ;D My... uh... 14th favorite photo or something. maybe. I would keep the sheep!

What do you think they would name them if they did?

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 07:18:07 AM »
I believe this thread wouldn't get past porn filters in New Zealand.

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 07:19:21 AM »
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LOVE THE SHEEP!  ;D ;D ;D My... uh... 14th favorite photo or something. maybe. I would keep the sheep!

What do you think they would name them if they did?

Probably Entree and Main.

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2009, 08:00:56 AM »
Did anyone else notice that Bono has the rock'n'roll lamb with a studded collar?  ::)

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 10:44:32 AM »
Lol!  ;D

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2009, 08:59:07 AM »
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I believe this thread wouldn't get past porn filters in New Zealand.


OMG Brisco I just burst out laughing at work over that, people think I'm crazy already, but WOW.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Did anyone else notice that Bono has the rock'n'roll lamb with a studded collar?  ::)

EXCELLENT... and of course our favourite plaid-wearing guitarist has the one with the plaid collar... it's all so perfect!  :P

However, the plaid collar needs some Bedazzling, clearly.

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Re: Story behind the "Sheep" photos
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2009, 09:30:53 AM »
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I believe this thread wouldn't get past porn filters in New Zealand.


OMG Brisco I just burst out laughing at work over that, people think I'm crazy already, but WOW.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Did anyone else notice that Bono has the rock'n'roll lamb with a studded collar?  ::)

EXCELLENT... and of course our favourite plaid-wearing guitarist has the one with the plaid collar... it's all so perfect!  :P

However, the plaid collar needs some Bedazzling, clearly.

Sheep porn ... HAHA.  :D

And as far as the Bedazzling ... the sheep is naked without it!  Therefore adding to the sheep porn factor.  :D