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Title: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 06:38:25 PM
As you may have noticed, Beli and I have been working on The Plan. Well here it is!

In honor of the object of our worship our favorite band member, we are opening this 50 Days of Bono thread.  We will run a theme a day and are inviting everyone to "host/suggest" a theme/day where anyone can post.  We were offering to be the Go To's because of my massive PB account and Beli's organizational skills and ability to keep me in line. Anyone on the forum is also welcome to host/suggest (via PM), we just wanted to get the ball rolling.

Actual dates and themes are on a first come, first serve basis. We don't want anyone fighting over anything and there is plenty of Bono to go around.

There will also be little surprises along the way so be sure to check in regularly to see what's new.  We hope y'all enjoy celebrating Bono's 50th with us.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 21, 2010, 06:41:13 PM
You're mad, mad, madder than mad Jack McMad the winner of last years Mr Madman competition.



Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 06:45:12 PM
TD-- have you met me and Monica yet? Of course we are mad. . . ;) But only in the best way possible.


Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 06:46:30 PM
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You're mad, mad, madder than mad Jack McMad the winner of last years Mr Madman competition.





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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 06:50:32 PM
Mon, I will throw it out for the first theme. Any Bono baby pics? Pics of him as a child?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 21, 2010, 06:52:56 PM
GREAT GREAT GREAT PLAN
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 06:54:06 PM
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Mon, I will throw it out for the first theme. Any Bono baby pics? Pics of him as a child?

We'll make that our first theme! OAP, yours will be next but Beli gets first call since the whole idea was her's to begin with.

So we will kick off the 50 Days of Bono in the morning with Baby, possibly literally, Bono!

Or did you want to kick it off tonight?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 21, 2010, 06:54:58 PM
Okie doke :)  Baby Bono!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 06:57:10 PM
I think the countdown starts tomorrow so let's begin it officially then.

Hi OAP, I knew you'd be on board.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 21, 2010, 06:58:45 PM
Im the President of The League, of course Im on board ;)  Bonoooo :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:04:45 PM
I don't know about y'all, but I'm so excited about this that I could almost wet myself!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: AspiringDragon on March 21, 2010, 07:13:06 PM
Calm down, Monica. Geez. :P :D

However, I think the idea is great. The B-Man's 50th birthday is pretty freaking exciting!
It's too bad we couldn't something big like this for Adam's 50th - but I'm glad you girls had this Plan! It's excellent. ;D It's fitting for Bono and his attention-seeking self. :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:25:37 PM
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Calm down, Monica. Geez. :P :D

However, I think the idea is great. The B-Man's 50th birthday is pretty freaking exciting!
It's too bad we couldn't something big like this for Adam's 50th - but I'm glad you girls had this Plan! It's excellent. ;D It's fitting for Bono and his attention-seeking self. :D

It's obvious that Bonogirls just care more about the object of their lust affection.  :P

Also, it's fitting for me and my attention wh*** seeking self!  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: ABloodRedSky on March 21, 2010, 07:27:11 PM
Oh my.

...I'm not the BIGGEST Bono fan....>_>

...But I ADORE Monica and Beli to death, so I'll be stopping by. :D :D Plus who knows, maybe I'll get converted...especially if you um...get to Zoo Bono.... ??? ??? ??? ??? :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 21, 2010, 07:28:28 PM
Holy cow - THIS IS AWESOME! Well done ladies...I like the teasers you've sprinkled around! I can't wait...I've been neglecting the forum as I sometimes do, but this is a sure way to lure me back in :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:28:47 PM
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...But I ADORE Monica and Beli to death, so I'll be stopping by. :D :D Plus who knows, maybe I'll get converted...especially if you um...get to Zoo Bono.... ??? ??? ??? ??? :D

Girl, who do you think you're talking to?! Of course, there will be Zoo Bono! All sorts of Zoo Bono!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 21, 2010, 07:29:47 PM
Is this Bono fella considered sexy by the ladies or what?


Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 07:30:09 PM
Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: ABloodRedSky on March 21, 2010, 07:35:29 PM
Wooohoooo!!!!  :D :) ;D

Oh the Bonos that will be had...
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 07:37:38 PM
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Wooohoooo!!!!  :D :) ;D

Oh the Bonos that will be had...

Nice choice of words there, Sky.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:39:07 PM
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Is this Bono fella considered sexy by the ladies or what?




He's a bit goofy, but we kind of like him.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:39:57 PM
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Wooohoooo!!!!  :D :) ;D

Oh the Bonos that will be had...

From you lips to God's ears!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:40:44 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: ABloodRedSky on March 21, 2010, 07:41:38 PM
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Wooohoooo!!!!  :D :) ;D

Oh the Bonos that will be had...

Nice choice of words there, Sky.

You ladies have taught me well.  :D ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 21, 2010, 07:42:22 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

I will certainly jump on the chance to wax poetic about the various aspects of Bono's awesomeness to a choir of the happily converted. Especially since my exams will be over with a good 25 days to go :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 21, 2010, 07:42:47 PM
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Is this Bono fella considered sexy by the ladies or what?




He's a bit goofy, but we kind of like him.

Kind of. Just a little bit.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 07:43:34 PM
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Wooohoooo!!!!  :D :) ;D

Oh the Bonos that will be had...

Nice choice of words there, Sky.

You ladies have taught me well.  :D ;)

Yes Grasshopper, you shall soon leave the sanctuary. Take the guitar pick from my hand. . . .

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: TyraRay on March 21, 2010, 07:44:22 PM
GREAT GREAT GREAT PLAN <3

Bono is and always will be my favorite man ever 8)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: TyraRay on March 21, 2010, 07:44:49 PM
.. with the exception of my father.. ;) :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 21, 2010, 07:45:44 PM
OK, I am going to try JT Bono but I 'll have to think about the day.  ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 21, 2010, 07:47:50 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 07:50:09 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*

50 Days of Bono with pics and themes. The Mods will be working over time.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: ABloodRedSky on March 21, 2010, 07:52:59 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*

 :D :D :D :D :D :D

It's too devilishly fun.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 21, 2010, 07:53:58 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*

50 Days of Bono with pics and themes. The Mods will be working over time.
It sounds exhausting already  :D   Hey..I need the other mods to moderate my day  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 21, 2010, 07:54:56 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*

50 Days of Bono with pics and themes. The Mods will be working over time.
It sounds exhausting already  :D   Hey..I need the other mods to moderate my day  ;)

I think you get a free pass. I also expect a Bono and Gav/Guggi request from you.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:56:42 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*

And again I have to ask; Girl! who do you think you're talking to?!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 07:59:00 PM
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Oh I am sure that can be arranged, Sky ;)

And Bloom, since you are the unofficial Bono Voice of Logic and Reason and Bono Defender we were counting on you to class the thread up a bit. :)

Yeah, because with Beli and I running the thing you know exactly where it would go!

*secretly hopes it goes there anyway*

50 Days of Bono with pics and themes. The Mods will be working over time.
It sounds exhausting already  :D   Hey..I need the other mods to moderate my day  ;)

I think you get a free pass. I also expect a Bono and Gav/Guggi request from you.

Eep! That's right! I need to look up a bunch of those. Right after I go to the kitchen and get my Nutella. I'll need it to be able to do all that research.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 21, 2010, 08:05:15 PM
I'm not even a Bonogirl, and I love The Plan.  Something to look forward to every day!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 21, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
I love that the thread is already three pages long and it hasn't even officially gotten started yet!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 21, 2010, 08:41:21 PM
OMG IM SO IN!!!!

the league is definitely joining in on this one....all..........four of us :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: zooey on March 21, 2010, 08:52:56 PM
This is hilarious!!!
I'm not sure I'll participate but I'll certainly lurk!  And I'll throw out some  possible themes:  Bono on his Back, Bono giving his band members some love (separate days for each, maybe?), Bono yelling (some of my favorite concert pics), Shadeless Bono, Bono and his Gawdawful Man-dals *ducks*, Bono and Ali, Bono giving speeches, favorite screen captures from videos...
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 21, 2010, 08:55:54 PM
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This is hilarious!!!
I'm not sure I'll participate but I'll certainly lurk!  And I'll throw out some  possible themes:  Bono on his Back, Bono giving his band members some love (separate days for each, maybe?), Bono yelling (some of my favorite concert pics), Shadeless Bono, Bono and his Gawdawful Man-dals *ducks*, Bono and Ali, Bono giving speeches, favorite screen captures from videos...

I'm sure we can handle almost all of those. One will have to be handled by Beli or someone else. She knows which one and why.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 21, 2010, 09:31:02 PM
I will most definetly be participating in The Plan. Especially if there's JT Bono to be had. ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 21, 2010, 11:03:27 PM
I guess I'll be having Bonomind-gasms more and more often now ;) :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: dudette on March 22, 2010, 04:07:29 AM
 :D :D :D :D So this is THE PLAN... very cool.  :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 04:22:23 AM
Ahhhhh Monday Morning, first Day of The Plan!  Some Baby Bono is in order-- let us go from the Boy to the man, shall we?

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Here you can obviously see that yes, Bono is indeed a redhead. Who knew? I have also noticed that one of his sons really takes after him, curly hair and all. And who knew that cute button nose would grow so large? ;) Would you have ever thought his sweet innocent little boy in the white puffy shirt would go one to do what he has done?

One of my favorite Bono Baby stories is that his parents were horrified and amazed that as a toddler one of his favorite practices was to take bees by hand from one flower and place them on another. This he could do without getting stung. Even at such a tender age he was pushing the envelope.

Please feel free to add any Baby Bono pics and/or musings for the day.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 22, 2010, 05:57:49 AM
Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 22, 2010, 07:46:08 AM
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One of my favorite Bono Baby stories is that his parents were horrified and amazed that as a toddler one of his favorite practices was to take bees by hand from one flower and place them on another. This he could do without getting stung. Even at such a tender age he was pushing the envelope.

:D That totally sounds like something he would do! Where did you hear/read about it, Beli?


And now my contribution to the theme of the day:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: u2yooper on March 22, 2010, 09:10:31 AM
*sigh*  I know what I'll be doing for hte next 50 days.  This makes me smile.  Don't forget Oral Fixation day!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 22, 2010, 10:03:21 AM
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Ahhhhh Monday Morning, first Day of The Plan!  Some Baby Bono is in order-- let us go from the Boy to the man, shall we?

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Here you can obviously see that yes, Bono is indeed a redhead. Who knew? I have also noticed that one of his sons really takes after him, curly hair and all. And who knew that cute button nose would grow so large? ;) Would you have ever thought his sweet innocent little boy in the white puffy shirt would go one to do what he has done?

One of my favorite Bono Baby stories is that his parents were horrified and amazed that as a toddler one of his favorite practices was to take bees by hand from one flower and place them on another. This he could do without getting stung. Even at such a tender age he was pushing the envelope.

Please feel free to add any Baby Bono pics and/or musings for the day.


Aaaw!!!!!!!! Why are these the only childhood pictures of Bono? I love that story too Beli! U2fan8, it's told in a couple of different places, but Bono's father tells it like this in "U2 at the End of the World":

"I remember when he was about three, only a toddler. He was out in the back garden. He went over to a flower with a bee. He put out his finger, lifted the bee up, talked to the bee, and put it back again. He probably doesn't remember it, I don't think I ever mentioned it, but I can remember to this day the horror of my wife and myself. He could go from flower to flower picking up bees and never get stung. Amazing, isn't it?"

I also remember, when I was first getting into U2, I read that biography "The Unforgettable Fire", and as I recall there's a funny story in there about how when he was a baby Bono used to cry so much that his mother actually took him to the doctor because she thought something must be wrong...so they did all these tests on him, and eventually the doctor concluded that he "just wanted attention". Don't know if it's true or not, but if it is - classic!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 10:25:50 AM
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Ahhhhh Monday Morning, first Day of The Plan!  Some Baby Bono is in order-- let us go from the Boy to the man, shall we?

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Here you can obviously see that yes, Bono is indeed a redhead. Who knew? I have also noticed that one of his sons really takes after him, curly hair and all. And who knew that cute button nose would grow so large? ;) Would you have ever thought his sweet innocent little boy in the white puffy shirt would go one to do what he has done?

One of my favorite Bono Baby stories is that his parents were horrified and amazed that as a toddler one of his favorite practices was to take bees by hand from one flower and place them on another. This he could do without getting stung. Even at such a tender age he was pushing the envelope.

Please feel free to add any Baby Bono pics and/or musings for the day.


Aaaw!!!!!!!! Why are these the only childhood pictures of Bono? I love that story too Beli! U2fan8, it's told in a couple of different places, but Bono's father tells it like this in "U2 at the End of the World":

"I remember when he was about three, only a toddler. He was out in the back garden. He went over to a flower with a bee. He put out his finger, lifted the bee up, talked to the bee, and put it back again. He probably doesn't remember it, I don't think I ever mentioned it, but I can remember to this day the horror of my wife and myself. He could go from flower to flower picking up bees and never get stung. Amazing, isn't it?"

I also remember, when I was first getting into U2, I read that biography "The Unforgettable Fire", and as I recall there's a funny story in there about how when he was a baby Bono used to cry so much that his mother actually took him to the doctor because she thought something must be wrong...so they did all these tests on him, and eventually the doctor concluded that he "just wanted attention". Don't know if it's true or not, but if it is - classic!

Bloom, have you read the children's book abut Bono? It tells that story but it concludes that the Dr told the Hewsons that their son had "an eccentric heart." I like that one slightly better but can totally see the other as true as well.


And Yooper, we are so looking to you to contribute to this.  ;)

Another favorite Story From Bono's Childhood:

His nickname was : The Aniti-Christ-- oh the irony!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on March 22, 2010, 11:04:43 AM
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Is this Bono fella considered sexy by the ladies or what?




He's a bit goofy, but we kind of like him.
Yep, this.
I'm down for The Plan. Will let you know when I think of something.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 22, 2010, 11:07:13 AM
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Ahhhhh Monday Morning, first Day of The Plan!  Some Baby Bono is in order-- let us go from the Boy to the man, shall we?

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Here you can obviously see that yes, Bono is indeed a redhead. Who knew? I have also noticed that one of his sons really takes after him, curly hair and all. And who knew that cute button nose would grow so large? ;) Would you have ever thought his sweet innocent little boy in the white puffy shirt would go one to do what he has done?

One of my favorite Bono Baby stories is that his parents were horrified and amazed that as a toddler one of his favorite practices was to take bees by hand from one flower and place them on another. This he could do without getting stung. Even at such a tender age he was pushing the envelope.

Please feel free to add any Baby Bono pics and/or musings for the day.


Aaaw!!!!!!!! Why are these the only childhood pictures of Bono? I love that story too Beli! U2fan8, it's told in a couple of different places, but Bono's father tells it like this in "U2 at the End of the World":

"I remember when he was about three, only a toddler. He was out in the back garden. He went over to a flower with a bee. He put out his finger, lifted the bee up, talked to the bee, and put it back again. He probably doesn't remember it, I don't think I ever mentioned it, but I can remember to this day the horror of my wife and myself. He could go from flower to flower picking up bees and never get stung. Amazing, isn't it?"

I also remember, when I was first getting into U2, I read that biography "The Unforgettable Fire", and as I recall there's a funny story in there about how when he was a baby Bono used to cry so much that his mother actually took him to the doctor because she thought something must be wrong...so they did all these tests on him, and eventually the doctor concluded that he "just wanted attention". Don't know if it's true or not, but if it is - classic!

LOL

oh how does this not surprise me? even at two, his ego was growing....;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 22, 2010, 11:14:44 AM
Beautiful beautiful beautiful Baby Bono ;D ;D
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 22, 2010, 11:20:30 AM
hez so cwute  LOL
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 22, 2010, 11:21:14 AM
 :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 22, 2010, 11:24:28 AM
My favorite baby Bono stories come from his childhood friend....Guggi from the Virgin Prunes. They lived across the street from each other and were friends since they were about 3 years old. Bono used to play on the swings in Guggi's backyard. They used to play on scooters, bikes, skateboards and such in his yard too. I believe Guggi's dad worked for a shop that repaired them or something like that. You see, Lypton Village really started as early as about 1963 ;)

Oh back in the early days of touring the US for the first time, Bono's hair was very red. I always loved it! Those days will always be the U2 memories closest to my heart because I was their age too. It  was a special time for me as well.
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Post by: LoveSupreme on March 22, 2010, 12:05:56 PM
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My favorite baby Bono stories come from his childhood friend....Guggi from the Virgin Prunes. They lived across the street from each other and were friends since they were about 3 years old. Bono used to play on the swings in Guggi's backyard. They used to play on scooters, bikes, skateboards and such in his yard too. I believe Guggi's dad worked for a shop that repaired them or something like that. You see, Lypton Village really started as early as about 1963 ;)

Oh back in the early days of touring the US for the first time, Bono's hair was very red. I always loved it! Those days will always be the U2 memories closest to my heart because I was their age too. It  was a special time for me as well.
omg Bono was a ginger! lol Naturally? Did he start coloring it later on or did it just gradually turn more brown as he got older? My fave BB Bono story is the Bee story.
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Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 12:10:11 PM
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My favorite baby Bono stories come from his childhood friend....Guggi from the Virgin Prunes. They lived across the street from each other and were friends since they were about 3 years old. Bono used to play on the swings in Guggi's backyard. They used to play on scooters, bikes, skateboards and such in his yard too. I believe Guggi's dad worked for a shop that repaired them or something like that. You see, Lypton Village really started as early as about 1963 ;)

Oh back in the early days of touring the US for the first time, Bono's hair was very red. I always loved it! Those days will always be the U2 memories closest to my heart because I was their age too. It  was a special time for me as well.
omg Bono was a ginger! lol Naturally? Did he start coloring it later on or did it just gradually turn more brown as he got older? My fave BB Bono story is the Bee story.

He started experimenting with hair color as a teen. I think the black just looked very Rock and Roll to him.
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Post by: SBMitch on March 22, 2010, 12:18:26 PM
Ah I have now read of the Plan-awesome idea-I can't wait to read all of these.

Baby Bono moving bees to the flower..."to be the bee, and the flower"....
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Post by: Georgia on March 22, 2010, 12:24:22 PM
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My favorite baby Bono stories come from his childhood friend....Guggi from the Virgin Prunes. They lived across the street from each other and were friends since they were about 3 years old. Bono used to play on the swings in Guggi's backyard. They used to play on scooters, bikes, skateboards and such in his yard too. I believe Guggi's dad worked for a shop that repaired them or something like that. You see, Lypton Village really started as early as about 1963 ;)

Oh back in the early days of touring the US for the first time, Bono's hair was very red. I always loved it! Those days will always be the U2 memories closest to my heart because I was their age too. It  was a special time for me as well.
omg Bono was a ginger! lol Naturally? Did he start coloring it later on or did it just gradually turn more brown as he got older? My fave BB Bono story is the Bee story.

He started experimenting with hair color as a teen. I think the black just looked very Rock and Roll to him.

He wanted/wants to be Elvis.   ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 12:25:45 PM
Another young Bono pic:

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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 22, 2010, 12:34:32 PM
 :o This is amazing ;D
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Post by: bloom on March 22, 2010, 02:01:28 PM
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Bloom, have you read the children's book abut Bono? It tells that story but it concludes that the Dr told the Hewsons that their son had "an eccentric heart." I like that one slightly better but can totally see the other as true as well.


And Yooper, we are so looking to you to contribute to this.  ;)

Another favorite Story From Bono's Childhood:

His nickname was : The Aniti-Christ-- oh the irony!

It seems to me I saw that thing about the "eccentric heart" somewhere, but not sure where...I did NOT know there was a children's book about Bono! Hmmm....*wonders if she can get away with reading it to nieces and nephews without accusations of brainwashing from brothers*
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Post by: bloom on March 22, 2010, 02:08:50 PM
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*sigh*  I know what I'll be doing for hte next 50 days.  This makes me smile.  Don't forget Oral Fixation day!

I love hanging around people who say things like this without a second thought, knowing everyone else will know what it means!
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 22, 2010, 02:13:23 PM
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Bloom, have you read the children's book abut Bono? It tells that story but it concludes that the Dr told the Hewsons that their son had "an eccentric heart." I like that one slightly better but can totally see the other as true as well.


And Yooper, we are so looking to you to contribute to this.  ;)

Another favorite Story From Bono's Childhood:

His nickname was : The Aniti-Christ-- oh the irony!

It seems to me I saw that thing about the "eccentric heart" somewhere, but not sure where...I did NOT know there was a children's book about Bono! Hmmm....*wonders if she can get away with reading it to nieces and nephews without accusations of brainwashing from brothers*
I think it's in U2 by U2
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Post by: Georgia on March 22, 2010, 03:02:14 PM
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Another young Bono pic:

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Anyone else think that Bono's dad looks just like The Fly here?   :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 22, 2010, 04:17:04 PM
Good afternoon Bonofans!

In addition to lusting after celebrating our favorite member of U2, we will also be highlighting some of his favorite causes.  Each week we will look at the efforts of a different organization. This isn't to raise funds, but to raise awareness of all the wonderful work these organizations do.

Since today is World Water Day the spotlight is on The African Well Fund http://www.africanwellfund.org/ (http://www.africanwellfund.org/). From their website;

"It was formed in October 2002 by a group of U2 fans inspired by the media coverage of Bono’s May 2002 trip to Africa with then Secretary of U.S. Treasury, Paul O’Neill. Struck by the relatively low cost of building a well and the enormous difference that a well can make in the life of a village, we were convinced that raising the money to build a well was an easily achievable goal. It was from this conviction that the African Well Fund (AWF) was born."

How cool is that? A bunch of fans just got together and decided to change part of their world.

Now back to the drooling celebrating!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 06:15:57 PM
I give to the fund every year on the B-man's birthday. I think I initially did it (I know I initially did it) because it just made me feels better, however, contributing has also made me a lot more conscious about my local water supply and the issue on a global level. I now participate in the local watershed effort and am part of the Chesapeake Bay clean up movement and the Tributary movement. In the past couple of years I have found myself giving to the cause not just on Bono's birthday. If has definitely changed the way I view so many things: I think a little more globally and act a lot more locally.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 22, 2010, 06:36:02 PM
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Ahhhhh Monday Morning, first Day of The Plan!  Some Baby Bono is in order-- let us go from the Boy to the man, shall we?

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Here you can obviously see that yes, Bono is indeed a redhead. Who knew? I have also noticed that one of his sons really takes after him, curly hair and all. And who knew that cute button nose would grow so large? ;) Would you have ever thought his sweet innocent little boy in the white puffy shirt would go one to do what he has done?

One of my favorite Bono Baby stories is that his parents were horrified and amazed that as a toddler one of his favorite practices was to take bees by hand from one flower and place them on another. This he could do without getting stung. Even at such a tender age he was pushing the envelope.

Please feel free to add any Baby Bono pics and/or musings for the day.


Aaaw!!!!!!!! Why are these the only childhood pictures of Bono? I love that story too Beli! U2fan8, it's told in a couple of different places, but Bono's father tells it like this in "U2 at the End of the World":

"I remember when he was about three, only a toddler. He was out in the back garden. He went over to a flower with a bee. He put out his finger, lifted the bee up, talked to the bee, and put it back again. He probably doesn't remember it, I don't think I ever mentioned it, but I can remember to this day the horror of my wife and myself. He could go from flower to flower picking up bees and never get stung. Amazing, isn't it?"

I also remember, when I was first getting into U2, I read that biography "The Unforgettable Fire", and as I recall there's a funny story in there about how when he was a baby Bono used to cry so much that his mother actually took him to the doctor because she thought something must be wrong...so they did all these tests on him, and eventually the doctor concluded that he "just wanted attention". Don't know if it's true or not, but if it is - classic!

Great, thanks bloom! And the story about Bono crying all the time is in U2 by U2 as well. :) It's nice to know he was very much who he was even at age three. :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 22, 2010, 06:48:51 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)
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Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 06:51:34 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)

One man, on an empty beach. . . .
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 22, 2010, 06:56:56 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)

One man, on an empty beach. . . .

DON'T GET ME STARTED BELI .... UHHHHHHHHHH.

I'm having enough trouble being friends with the adorable semi-ginger, blue-eyed baker who gives me free stuff and wants to go jogging with me.  I don't need to deal with baby Bono on an empty beach either ... :D
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Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 06:58:38 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)

One man, on an empty beach. . . .

DON'T GET ME STARTED BELI .... UHHHHHHHHHH.

I'm having enough trouble being friends with the adorable semi-ginger, blue-eyed baker who gives me free stuff and wants to go jogging with me.  I don't need to deal with baby Bono on an empty beach either ... :D

Hmmm the plot is thickening for RAH. . . are you having trouble being friends, or just being friends?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: missey on March 22, 2010, 06:58:56 PM
**peeks in** - hmmm...I wonder if there'll be any Elevation Bono in The Plan?
**Bows down to the superior intelligence of Monica and Beli**
**ducks out**
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 22, 2010, 07:07:34 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)

One man, on an empty beach. . . .

DON'T GET ME STARTED BELI .... UHHHHHHHHHH.

I'm having enough trouble being friends with the adorable semi-ginger, blue-eyed baker who gives me free stuff and wants to go jogging with me.  I don't need to deal with baby Bono on an empty beach either ... :D

Hmmm the plot is thickening for RAH. . . are you having trouble being friends, or just being friends?

It's a long, sad, unfortunate story, and the plot will inevitably thicken, which is no bueno.
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Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 07:09:31 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)

One man, on an empty beach. . . .

DON'T GET ME STARTED BELI .... UHHHHHHHHHH.

I'm having enough trouble being friends with the adorable semi-ginger, blue-eyed baker who gives me free stuff and wants to go jogging with me.  I don't need to deal with baby Bono on an empty beach either ... :D

Hmmm the plot is thickening for RAH. . . are you having trouble being friends, or just being friends?

It's a long, sad, unfortunate story, and the plot will inevitably thicken, which is no bueno.

So sorry RAH. Been there. (hug)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 22, 2010, 07:10:50 PM
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Well, I see Beli has beat me to it the morning. That's what I get for watching C-SPAN all night I guess.  But let's carry on with the Bono Adoration!

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All together now, AWWWWWWWW!

I've always LOVED this picture.  I'm excited to see what this yields.  ::)

One man, on an empty beach. . . .

DON'T GET ME STARTED BELI .... UHHHHHHHHHH.

I'm having enough trouble being friends with the adorable semi-ginger, blue-eyed baker who gives me free stuff and wants to go jogging with me.  I don't need to deal with baby Bono on an empty beach either ... :D

Hmmm the plot is thickening for RAH. . . are you having trouble being friends, or just being friends?

It's a long, sad, unfortunate story, and the plot will inevitably thicken, which is no bueno.

So sorry RAH. Been there. (hug)

Faraway, So Close!  I'm going to stare at Bono now ... :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 07:12:37 PM
Why am I now thinking of that exchange from Last of the Mohhican?

"What are you staring at, Sir"

"I'm looking at you, Miss."
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 22, 2010, 07:13:52 PM
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Why am I now thinking of that exchange from Last of the Mohhican?

"What are you staring at, Sir"

"I'm looking at you, Miss."

UGHHHHHH, I need to go watch a war movie or something. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 22, 2010, 07:13:58 PM
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Why am I now thinking of that exchange from Last of the Mohhican?

"What are you staring at, Sir"

"I'm looking at you, Miss."

DANIEL DAY LEWIS.... *dies*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 07:15:13 PM
Sorry ladies, I watched Unbearable Lightness of Being this weekend and DDL is on my mind. He says my real name throughout the entire movie-- it is almost too much!

I think Bono would be OK with mentioning a fellow Irishman in the thread.
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 22, 2010, 07:19:41 PM
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Sorry ladies, I watched Unbearable Lightness of Being this weekend and DDL is on my mind. He says my real name throughout the entire movie-- it is almost too much!

I think Bono would be OK with mentioning a fellow Irishman in the thread.

Apologies for bringing the Scot into the picture.
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Post by: Belisama on March 22, 2010, 07:21:09 PM
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Sorry ladies, I watched Unbearable Lightness of Being this weekend and DDL is on my mind. He says my real name throughout the entire movie-- it is almost too much!

I think Bono would be OK with mentioning a fellow Irishman in the thread.

Apologies for bringing the Scot into the picture.

There are no rules here. If a Bono girl needs to talk something out, what better place? The B man would be honored.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on March 22, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Love this Plan! Can't wait to see all the Bono goodies over the next 50 days
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 22, 2010, 11:59:47 PM
Hi y'all! Just wondering if there are any color pix of young Bono with ginger hair? I'd love to see them. Everyone always talks about it, but it's dark in all the pix I've seen except the tiny baby pix.
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 03:36:27 AM
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Hi y'all! Just wondering if there are any color pix of young Bono with ginger hair? I'd love to see them. Everyone always talks about it, but it's dark in all the pix I've seen except the tiny baby pix.

I have never seen any, but we will keep looking. . . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 04:12:10 AM
Day Two of The Plan: We are filling OAP's request and assuaging his raging man-crush with No Line on the Horizon Bono. OAp you asked for it ;)


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Including this one since it is from the album

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Some news Quotes from around the time of NLOTH's release:

My favorite, when asked how Bono does what he does and how he manages to be everywhere:

"The band, when they saw me getting busy, opened a factory. It's just there at the back of Tallaght (in Dublin). And there's various different ones, and they're being used for different occasions." http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/in-depth/theres-a-bono-factory/story-e6frec83-1111118987803

A review of NLOTH/http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/26079033/review/26212378/no_line_on_the_horizon:

"I was born to sing for you/I didn't have a choice but to lift you up," Bono declares early on this album, in a song called "Magnificent." He does it in an oddly low register, a heated hush just above the shimmer of the Edge's guitar and the iron-horse roll of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. Bono is soon up in thin air with those familiar rodeo yells, on his way to the chorus, which ends with him just singing the word "magnificent," repeating it with relish, stretching the syllables.

But he does it not in self-congratulation, more like wonder and respect, as if in middle age, on his band's 11th studio album, he still can't believe his gift — and luck. Bono knows he was born with a good weapon for making the right kind of trouble: the clean gleam and rocket's arc of that voice. "It was one dull morning/I woke the world with bawling," he boasted in "Out of Control," written by Bono on his 18th birthday and issued on U2's Irish debut EP.

He is still singing about singing, all over No Line on the Horizon, U2's first album in nearly five years and their best, in its textural exploration and tenacious melodic grip, since 1991's Achtung Baby. "Shout for joy if you get the chance," Bono commands, in a text-message cadence and drill sergeant's bark, in "Unknown Caller." He leads by example in the ham-with-wry pop of "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" — "Listen for me/I'll be shouting/Shouting to the darkness" — then demands his piece of the din in the glam-fuzz shindig "Get on Your Boots": "Let me in the sound!...Meet me in the sound!" God, guilt, love, sin, terrorism and transcendence — Bono juggles them all here, with the usual cracks at his own hubris. ("Stand up to rock stars," he warns in "Stand Up Comedy." "Be careful of small men with big ideas.")


I realize NLOTH was received with "mixed" reviews and can always stir up a controversy among fans (and please, let's not get into that debate here), however I like that this review took Bono as the context for the album and saw it a reflection of the many aspects of Bono. In NLOTH he mocks himself, we see that self deprecating humor that he always had come out-- especially in Stand Up Comedy. He knows his limitations, he knows who he is and rather than rail against it like so many middle aged me, he embraces it and asks you to accept him warts and all. Just one of the many reasons Bono is so awesome. Not many of us are willing to look into a mirror and see our faults and flaws, let also extol them.

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Interesting microphone position.

I'm loving The Plan, it's like BonoTV, all Bono, all the time.  Thanks, Beli and Monica, for your dedication to celebrating Bono.
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 23, 2010, 05:34:16 AM
'I have a vision!  I have a vision!  [Bono] Television!'
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 06:04:43 AM
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Interesting microphone position.

I'm loving The Plan, it's like BonoTV, all Bono, all the time.  Thanks, Beli and Monica, for your dedication to celebrating Bono.

I think that may already be on the calendar for a theme day. . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 23, 2010, 06:54:36 AM
Yay for NLOTH Bono! I like that we've gone for the polar opposite of yesterday's theme!

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I have a request for a theme day, by the way - I guess I'd better get it in soon as you seem to be getting a lot of them! Can we have a day for "best Bono quotes"? I'll host it if you like, or just contribute a lot (I have a lot stored up :))

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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 07:22:04 AM
^ Absolutely!
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Post by: theocean on March 23, 2010, 09:19:21 AM
I think this is a great place to be, but tell me, is his birthday in June???
Or may???

I would like to add quotes also. I've seen some good ones from him and
they are pretty cool.

Why dont we send him a b-day card somehow with all of our names on it off the forum.
We can send it to daveyg in time and see if he can forward it over with his clout.....????? :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 23, 2010, 10:42:18 AM
May 10 is the B-Man's Bday.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 23, 2010, 11:33:39 AM
cAn I just say that Bono has the AwesomEST fans on the planet?! The plan is the best birthday present ever! (at least for us, anyway)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 23, 2010, 12:44:15 PM
oooh from boy to now! i like this direction...


^ theres just something about bono and leather, isn't there..... ::) ::) ::)  *pretends he doesn't emulate bono's leather-encassed coolness*
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 12:45:40 PM
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I have a request for a theme day, by the way - I guess I'd better get it in soon as you seem to be getting a lot of them! Can we have a day for "best Bono quotes"? I'll host it if you like, or just contribute a lot (I have a lot stored up :))



I WAS THEREEEEEEEEE :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 12:48:23 PM
THANK YOU BELI ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 23, 2010, 12:50:52 PM
LOL



YAY FOR LEAGUE REPRESENTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS FILL THIS PLACE WITH BONO-LOVE!!!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 12:52:35 PM
Bono, I am in love with you :-* :-*
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 23, 2010, 12:54:29 PM
As am I  ;D :-* :-*
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 01:01:17 PM
I so love the LOEB!

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 23, 2010, 01:05:16 PM
yay! and we love you too beli  :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 23, 2010, 01:06:00 PM
Hahahaha.  Oh goodness.  I love the boys who love Bono!  :D
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 23, 2010, 01:06:19 PM
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and we all love this guy^  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 01:09:10 PM
Who doesn't?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 23, 2010, 01:12:18 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on March 23, 2010, 01:52:02 PM
Oooooooh!  Hello 50 days of Bono!
 :D

Can't wait for more themes and quotes..loved the Bee quotes and the stuff about crying baby Bono.  Aw. 
Great thread-- thanks you guys!

I donated to the AWF yesterday for the Birthday Boy...great charity I was glad to see you mention it here, I try to give every year. 
That could be a theme for a day.  Water.  Bono and Water.   :)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on March 23, 2010, 01:57:29 PM
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Who doesn't?

Sadly, there are a lot of people that don't.

Those haters!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: trlica on March 23, 2010, 03:04:14 PM
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I'm not even a Bonogirl, and I love The Plan.  Something to look forward to every day!

The same from me!
Part of me will be here and I love this Thread but part of me will be in other Thread  ::)

But I am in!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 23, 2010, 04:01:41 PM
I love Bono and the No Line album but I wasn't a huge fan of the eyeliner.  :D  But other than that, I think he looks wonderful now!!!!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 04:03:36 PM
I didnt really like the eyeliner either, but NLOTH Bono is the hottest best Bono
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 23, 2010, 04:22:51 PM
Here are the two pix of Bono from my show in Atlanta. These are all I have because HE WAS ON ADAM'S SIDED THE WHOLE ENTIRE NIGHT! And one is of the screen for Pete's sake!

*ahem*

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And here are other folk's pictures from the tour.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on March 23, 2010, 04:25:25 PM
May 10th.....the big 5 0
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 05:05:10 PM
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Who doesn't?

Sadly, there are a lot of people that don't.

Those haters!

Ahhh Boom, I know you wouldn't begrudge Bono for his birthday!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 23, 2010, 07:31:23 PM
Beautiful tour pics Monica!

Here's a couple my friend took at my show! (New Jersey)

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: jabw10 on March 23, 2010, 08:40:02 PM
i love the plan & think the bono quotes idea is awesome, too.  i mean, we love him for his heart & mind in addition to the packaging, right?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 09:55:54 PM
Forget Ali, come to ME BONO!!!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 23, 2010, 10:25:55 PM
^ :D :D :D :D :D :D


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I really like this one ^. :-*
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 10:28:29 PM
ANGEL BONO (picture 2) :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 23, 2010, 10:28:54 PM
:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!
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and we all love this guy^  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Is that Prince Albert in the backround?
PHOTOBOMB.

Ok, thats my request if they are any pics of Bono photobombing (inadvertently or on purpose) people?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 10:50:38 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 23, 2010, 10:58:19 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*

:D :D

Soapy, sometimes I worry about you... ::)
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and we all love this guy^  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Is that tie METALLIC????? Oh, Bono. I still love you.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 11:03:34 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*

:D :D

Soapy, sometimes I worry about you... ::)

Sometimes I worry about me ::)  I am officially in love with Bono :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 23, 2010, 11:07:36 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*

:D :D

Soapy, sometimes I worry about you... ::)

Sometimes I worry about me ::)  I am officially in love with Bono :-*

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 11:12:57 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*

:D :D

Soapy, sometimes I worry about you... ::)

Sometimes I worry about me ::)  I am officially in love with Bono :-*

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Its weird.  I'm not attracted to him in a sexual way but I think he's the hottest human being ever :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 23, 2010, 11:14:02 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*

:D :D

Soapy, sometimes I worry about you... ::)

Sometimes I worry about me ::)  I am officially in love with Bono :-*

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Its weird.  I'm not attracted to him in a sexual way but I think he's the hottest human being ever :D

*decides not to ask how thinking that can not be sexual*
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 11:18:21 PM
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:D I was surprised no one had posted it yet!

This is the greatest thread of all time :-* :-*

:D :D

Soapy, sometimes I worry about you... ::)

Sometimes I worry about me ::)  I am officially in love with Bono :-*

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Its weird.  I'm not attracted to him in a sexual way but I think he's the hottest human being ever :D

*decides not to ask how thinking that can not be sexual*

ya I know, its pretty odd :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 23, 2010, 11:19:21 PM
:D :D :D

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 23, 2010, 11:20:24 PM
but I'm odd, so it makes sense that I would say such nonsense :D
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 23, 2010, 11:23:05 PM
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Hi y'all! Just wondering if there are any color pix of young Bono with ginger hair? I'd love to see them. Everyone always talks about it, but it's dark in all the pix I've seen except the tiny baby pix.

I have never seen any, but we will keep looking. . . .

Thanks  Beli, I appreciate it! Hey, are you coming to Seattle, girl? Ya know you want to....
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 24, 2010, 03:54:46 AM
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Hi y'all! Just wondering if there are any color pix of young Bono with ginger hair? I'd love to see them. Everyone always talks about it, but it's dark in all the pix I've seen except the tiny baby pix.

I have never seen any, but we will keep looking. . . .

Thanks  Beli, I appreciate it! Hey, are you coming to Seattle, girl? Ya know you want to....

Are you kidding seeing you, Tyra and U2? Of course I want to. . . still working on it. . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 24, 2010, 04:12:16 AM
The Plan: Day Three.

Today let's turn to a seriosu note. Few peole have influenced Bono as much as his father, Bob Hewson. As most of us know they had a rough relastionship to say the least, especially after Bono's mother, Iris passed away. One thing Bob did pass along to Bono was music. Bob was a tenor and my all accounts had a beautiful voice. He gave Bono a love for opera that is often reflected in U2's showmanship and music style. On a personal note I swear Bono channels his father and not Pavoratti when he takes on the Miss Sajeavo aria. Probably the only other person who kept Bono in line better than Ali, was Bob.



Not a lot of pictures of the two of them, if you find more, please post:

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And of course, Bono wrote SYCMIOYO for his father. Personally I feel the song is underrated, it contains some of Bono's best lyrics:

"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"

Bono says: "My father worked in the post office by day and sang opera by night. We lived on the north side of Dublin in a place called Cedarwood Road. He had a lot of attitude. He gave some to me - and a voice. I wish I'd known him better." (The Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own music video)

Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough
You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I, that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need, I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

I know that we don't talk
I'm sick of it all
Can you hear me when I sing
You're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera is in me
Well, hey now
Still got to let you know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Sometimes you can't make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can't make it on your own



If you visit this thread today, please think about sharing not only your comments about Bono and his relationship with Bob but also, your own relationship with your father. Myabe Bono and U2 has influenced it in some way or struck a chord with you somehow on that level. In fact, in honor of Bono and Bob, call or email your father today and just let him know that you love him. If, sadly, your father is no longer here, give him a good thought. And if you are a father yourself, remember how special the relationship is to father and child, even if it isn't always the easiest.
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Post by: theocean on March 24, 2010, 06:22:58 AM
Well Beli, what a sweet start to the Plan today.
When this song was first on tv and I saw the video, the opening scene where Bono has on his hoody,
I just could feel the emotional value of the song and hearing his voice too.

My Dad passed in '99, but hearing the words to this song made me feel closer to my Dad somehow,
that someone wrote a song about how hard it is to not have Dad around anymore. Like that someone
my age went threw the same thing and set it to words.

Then when my Mom passed in 2005, this song really got deep for me because I would sing along with
the radio on the highest volume while he sang 'Can you hear me when I sing, You're the reason I sing,
you're the reason why the opera's in me..My folks also encouraged my love of music, had old albums around
the house that we could play as kids, let us sing to the top of our lungs and I see Bob (my dads name too) with
those knitting needles like he was leading the orchestra as Bono says...So Bono, Thank-you for this song. :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on March 24, 2010, 07:31:25 AM
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Well Beli, what a sweet start to the Plan today.
When this song was first on tv and I saw the video, the opening scene where Bono has on his hoody,
I just could feel the emotional value of the song and hearing his voice too.

My Dad passed in '99, but hearing the words to this song made me feel closer to my Dad somehow,
that someone wrote a song about how hard it is to not have Dad around anymore. Like that someone
my age went threw the same thing and set it to words.

Then when my Mom passed in 2005, this song really got deep for me because I would sing along with
the radio on the highest volume while he sang 'Can you hear me when I sing, You're the reason I sing,
you're the reason why the opera's in me..My folks also encouraged my love of music, had old albums around
the house that we could play as kids, let us sing to the top of our lungs and I see Bob (my dads name too) with
those knitting needles like he was leading the orchestra as Bono says...So Bono, Thank-you for this song. :)

My father passed when I was 6, so I have brief memories of him.  When this song came out, I almost couldn't listen to it because it made me think of him so much, and I think of him everyday. When I saw the Vertigo tour in Hartford, and Bono sang this song sans the shades, I cried because it was so beautiful and raw. Now I sing along with it, knowing that my Dad is watching over and probably proud of me of what I have accomplished. There are other songs that make me think of my Dad-Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin (Chapin was a favorite of his) and he loved ZZ Top, so when I hear those and SYCMIOYO, I know Dad knows what is going on in my life and reminding me that he is taking care of me from above.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: u2fannewyorkinok on March 24, 2010, 07:45:40 AM
This is a really eerie coincidence. I was just thinking about my father last night. He never had a really close relationship with any of us - it was jsut the way he was brought up. It was particularly tough for me being the only girl because after my mother died, he had no clue how to have a relationship with a daughter.  Last night I pulled out a letter he wrote before he died where he told the three of us that he wished he had been able to express his love better when he was alive. It was nice to see him be able to make this final expression of his love to the three of us.

I started listening to U2 a couple of years before my mother died and their music has always been my safe place when I am feeling down.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 24, 2010, 08:07:22 AM
WOW - I love the first and last photos the most!  Those are really great!

I have just read all of your posts, too - I got choked up several times.  I have both of my parents still, so you guys help me feel blessed today.  I think we can all relate to the relationship struggle Bono sings about in SYCMIOYO.  I sat next to a lady at the St. Louis show during the Vertigo Tour who just sobbed during this song.  I won't forget her.  She mentioned that the "someone special" in her life had just left her (not sure if he died or what) and she'd brought a co-worker in his place.  It was not a good idea - the co-worker was not a U2 fan and acted like a jerk the entire time.  I felt so bad for her.

I love this video too - especially when Bono walks into the Opera house, changing his shirt and then the curtain drops to reveal where he's standing.  I cry every time!

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 24, 2010, 09:28:18 AM
Yes, Bob Hewson had a profound effect on who Bono is today. According to Bono, they fought often but loved each other fiercely. Bono always said it was because they were so much alike. I do believe Bono wanted his dad to be more open and express his feelings, but he was not that kind of man. This was especially the case in the days after Bono's mom passed away. Bono always  said it was never discussed and all of her things were just removed. I believe that is how Bob dealt with his intense grief but it was not the way Bono wanted it. But I do believe Bono knew how much Bob really loved him deep down. The lines from the song here are such a lovely tribute from a son who is a singer to his father....

You're the reason I sing. You're the reason why the opera is in me. 

I believe so many of the heart felt lyrics in this song and Kite come from those last days Bono spent with Bob as he lay dying in his bed. I happen to believe they really connected at the end in a way they didn't before. Though the love was always there.

This is a lovely topic. I am lucky enough to still have both my parents and I think I will tell them how much I love them and appreciate all they have done for me today.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 24, 2010, 09:56:32 AM
Like Bono, I am very similar to my father.  Some of you already know this, but my dad was killed in a training accident when I was 18 months old.  I do not have a single memory of my own of him.  Any memory I have is seen through what I have seen on home video.  Mom has often told me that dad and I were best friends.  If I woke up in the night, he was the one to put me back to sleep.  If I was crying, he would sing to me.  If he was outside mowing the lawn, I was in the backpack watching him work.  With the exception that his baby pictures were in black and white and mine were in color, you couldn't have been able to tell the difference between us.  My grandma even nicknamed me 'Midge' because I was a 'midget Rick'.  Which is why my mother has often told me that it was a good thing that he died when I was so young. 

She has told me we had a relationship that no one but us could understand, and she honestly fears that because we were so similar to one another, in personality, mannerisms, and general head strong tendencies, we may have ended up being our own worst enemies.  Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own speaks to me in the sense that I imagine the line, 'And it's you when I look in the mirror' would really have applied to my own dad and I.  Mom is convinced that if she had been the one to go, we would've killed each other at one point or another!  :D 

I feel really lucky that Bono felt compelled to share his grief with us, his audience.  It personalizes him that much more for us, especially for me, as it gives me a way of connecting further with the singer I adore and look to as one of many father figures in my life.  Thanks for this topic Beli / Mon.  It's great that we can share with one another.   
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 24, 2010, 11:34:59 AM
To start, Beli, I just wanna say what an amazing person you are :-*

Second, every single one of you who have posted so far are inspirational and amazing as well.  :'( ;D

I thank God every day that I still have both my parents here.  I'm young and they're young but I know that things happen, hence the God thanking.  My relationship with my Dad has been rocky to say the least.  He's had problems, both mentally and emotionally that were under control for most of my childhood but really blew up in everyone's face when he lost his job and my Mom filed for divorce.  That sent him over the edge and he proceded to basically torture my family through constant harrassment, being arrested, doing jailtime, even "kidnapping" me and my brother for a weekend.  I wont go into any more detail, but from when I was 13 until just recently, I absolutely hated him and I even went a year without speaking to him.  I refused to acknowledge his existance.  Our relationship has gotten better but we're still not back to where we were when I was a little kid.  If anything, he's taught me what not to do as a father.

In a way, this song is an ode to what I wish I've had with my dad.  But I dont know if I want that wish to have happened.  Having the problems I've had has made me a stronger person and has given me a guideline to how to father my children one day. 

Concentrating on the song itself, in my opinion it is the greatest song Bono has ever written.  Its the most underrated U2 song ever and its one of the greatest U2 songs ever.  So beautiful, so emotional, so touching, so personal.  This is why I love Bono.  Bob, thank you for inspiring this man we all love :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 24, 2010, 12:02:26 PM
I am touched by all the posts here. When we planned this I knew I had to devote a day to Bono and Bob. I will go slightly off topic here. Instead of writing about a relationship with my father ( I have none), I want to write about my relationship with my mother.

I have always loved U2 from the start, but after Pop my life just took a direction that made me miss out on a lot of music, tv, movies, etc. In 2000 my mother was stuck with lung cancer. She recovered from that only to be diagnosed with terminal brain cancer a few days later. For various reasons I moved back home to Philly to take care of her. It was a very difficult time and in one of the darkest moments I heard the neighbor's stereo blaring something new, yet familiar: All That You Can't Leave Behind. This album became my strength during such a difficult time. My mother passed away shortly thereafter. For the longest time I didn't think anyone understood what I had gone through: my mother and I never got along, which was why I moved away from home so young, but I loved her so much. Our relationship had its ups and downs. We would fight. I never understood why she and I didn't get along-- we had so much in common. We were both passionate women, bright, intelligent, believers in our own education, among so many other things. And we looked so much alike. In a family of tall blonds with blue eyes we stood out with our dark eyes and dark hair and diminutive stature. We looked so much alike that once she came to visit me in college and people in my town kept stopping her on the street to ask if she was related to me. We even sounded alike. In high school I used to routinely cut school yet phone myself in as "sick" by impersonating my mother. But we were like oil and water. And yet we still loved each other so much. She worked 3 jobs to take care of my brothers and me. I remember little things she did like the time she took a day off from work to make me a costume for a school play. I still have that costume and treasure it to this day. Right before she got sick we stopped talking completely. Yet I was the person she called as soon as she was able. She did not ask me to come take care of her. She didn't have to. I knew what she wanted and needed. There is something so powerful about a person trusting you more than anyone else when they are at their most vulnerable. And there was a beautiful and tragic symmetry to my being there for the person who brought me into this world as she was leaving it.  With such a passion filled relationship and such mixed feelings how could anyone understand what I was going through?

And then U2 released HDTAAB and I heard SYCMIOYO. Finally someone understood exactly what I felt and what I was going through. I was always touched by the intimacy of Bono's lyrics and how U2's music always conveyed the perfect mood, but listening to this song was a combination of being knocked off my feet and held at the same time.

We fight all the time
You and I, that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need, I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own


Nothing I have ever heard or read has so clearly convery something so secret in my soul. I have always been so touched by reading about Bono's feelings as his father was in his last illness. Unless you have been in a similar situation, you cannot fully grasp the power of it. I have always vowed that if I ever met Bono I would thank him for saying what I couldn't articulate.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 24, 2010, 12:03:15 PM
Wow.  I see Bob's inspired us to tell our own stories here as well.  I'm sure he'd be humbled to know what an effect he's left on the world, and of course on Paul.  I still can't profess how beautiful and tearing this song is to me.  Rarely does Bono sing so deep from the heart.  I remember first hearing him sing it at the Slane Castle concert, and you can hear the tears...it just rips your heart out. 

It's strange.  Looking back you can even hear him coming full circle in the lyrics.  "You're the reason why the opera's in me."  Only ten years previously, we hear him sing "When I had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed."  Truly an inspiration over the years.

Bob, without you Paul Hewson would never have been the man he is today.  So let's lift our glasses.  *to Bob*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 24, 2010, 12:13:34 PM
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Wow.  I see Bob's inspired us to tell our own stories here as well.  I'm sure he'd be humbled to know what an effect he's left on the world, and of course on Paul.  I still can't profess how beautiful and tearing this song is to me.  Rarely does Bono sing so deep from the heart.  I remember first hearing him sing it at the Slane Castle concert, and you can hear the tears...it just rips your heart out. 

It's strange.  Looking back you can even hear him coming full circle in the lyrics.  "You're the reason why the opera's in me."  Only ten years previously, we hear him sing "When I had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed."  Truly an inspiration over the years.

Bob, without you Paul Hewson would never have been the man he is today.  So let's lift our glasses.  *to Bob*

*to Bob*  :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on March 24, 2010, 01:12:46 PM
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Wow.  I see Bob's inspired us to tell our own stories here as well.  I'm sure he'd be humbled to know what an effect he's left on the world, and of course on Paul.  I still can't profess how beautiful and tearing this song is to me.  Rarely does Bono sing so deep from the heart.  I remember first hearing him sing it at the Slane Castle concert, and you can hear the tears...it just rips your heart out. 

It's strange.  Looking back you can even hear him coming full circle in the lyrics.  "You're the reason why the opera's in me."  Only ten years previously, we hear him sing "When I had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed."  Truly an inspiration over the years.

Bob, without you Paul Hewson would never have been the man he is today.  So let's lift our glasses.  *to Bob*

*to Bob*  :)

*raises glass* to Bob Hewson :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 24, 2010, 02:01:29 PM
I too have always felt an incredible resonance with my own experience when Bono talks or writes about his father. I have to start by saying that my father (like my mother) has always been incredibly supportive of me and my brothers in valuing whatever path we choose to pursue in life, which I know I’m very lucky for. But as much as we know he loves us, he’s always had a hard time expressing that on a regular basis, or being emotionally dependable. He also suffers from depression, and has these emotional defences which make it incredibly hard for any of us to try and help him with that, no matter how much we would like to. From a young age I learned not to depend on him emotionally, for fear of leaving myself vulnerable to being hurt. I also – being honest – developed quite a strong resentment of him for forcing me to do that, for not being able to deal with things better. My mom would always remind me that depression was a chemical illness and not easily controlled, and I knew that was true, but sometimes I couldn’t forgive him for completely shutting off from us for sometimes days at a time…for not realizing how the way he is can be hurtful to the people around him, and for not doing more to help himself (he never went to regular counselling or took medication).

Like some of you have said, I’ve always felt grateful to Bono for being so honest and open about what his relationship with his father was like, not only because it reminds me of my own and helps me remember that my family’s issues are not unique, but also because Bono’s own journey toward learning to understand and accept his father despite his flaws inspires me to try harder to forgive the things I can’t change and value what I do have with my father. I love the part in the Slane concert where Bono thanks his father for coming up with 500 pounds when the band desperately needed a loan in the early days. It’s such a nice way of saying “I know our relationship wasn’t perfect, but you were there for me when it mattered and you managed to show me you believed in me even if you never came out and said it.”

Anyway, thanks for thinking of this topic, Beli, and thank you everyone else for posting so honestly and personally and beautifully – each and every one of your posts has been incredible to read! As usual, I have to conclude that you all rock and so does Bono!
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Post by: hj on March 24, 2010, 03:19:57 PM
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Wow.  I see Bob's inspired us to tell our own stories here as well.  I'm sure he'd be humbled to know what an effect he's left on the world, and of course on Paul.  I still can't profess how beautiful and tearing this song is to me.  Rarely does Bono sing so deep from the heart.  I remember first hearing him sing it at the Slane Castle concert, and you can hear the tears...it just rips your heart out. 

It's strange.  Looking back you can even hear him coming full circle in the lyrics.  "You're the reason why the opera's in me."  Only ten years previously, we hear him sing "When I had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed."  Truly an inspiration over the years.

Bob, without you Paul Hewson would never have been the man he is today.  So let's lift our glasses.  *to Bob*

*to Bob*  :)

*raises glass* to Bob Hewson :)

Cheers to you, Bob. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 24, 2010, 09:31:59 PM
It would seem that the only way I'm going to beat Beli to the daily theme is to do it the night before!  :D

The theme for March 25 is Pop Bono! I'm so happy about this because y'all know how much I love me some Trashy Bono.  ;D

So here we go!

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And, wow, I have a lot of Pop Bono pix. I think I've got almost as many of that as I do The Fly!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 24, 2010, 10:12:21 PM
I'll take a day off from the thread
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 24, 2010, 11:25:05 PM


Hey, are you coming to Seattle, girl? Ya know you want to....
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Are you kidding seeing you, Tyra and U2? Of course I want to. . . still working on it. . .
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Glad to hear that!  :) Love the topic today on Bono's Dad, and reading all the great posts....
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 25, 2010, 04:01:53 AM
And to me, Pop Bono so all about The Bubble Suit


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And of course Popmart was tagged as U2's big moment of irony. I would have given anything to have been at the show where the Lemon froze up! To me the tour was just marked by the members of U2 exercising their alter egos-- except for of course Bono who, let's face it does that all the time.

And finally I will share this video== it is all meant in fun and I did run it by a Mod.. . . to me, this exemplifies Pop Bono.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srd4EKLb5ls
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 25, 2010, 05:41:17 AM
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Whatever class Prof. Bono is teaching this semester, I'm taking it.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 25, 2010, 05:48:44 AM
Wow! What a way to wake up!  :D  

Of course for PopMart day, I have to post one of my favorite Trashy Bono moments!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEiOUZsSokc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEiOUZsSokc)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 25, 2010, 05:50:26 AM
Ah, Pop Bono!

I think he was well summed up by Kelly Eddington in an Achtoon Baby from June 2005...


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Post by: Monicalea on March 25, 2010, 05:58:06 AM
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Ah, Pop Bono!

I think he was well summed up by Kelly Eddington in an Achtoon Baby from June 2005...


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I agree with that assessment. I really wish he would show more of this side in the next leg, he's gotten so nice and sweet so far this tour.
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Post by: theocean on March 25, 2010, 06:35:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWa11ApXyDE

I couldnt post the pic in this video, but I wanted to share the drawing of Bono.
Isnt it really cool? The song aint so bad either.....
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Post by: Belisama on March 25, 2010, 07:22:12 AM
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Whatever class Prof. Bono is teaching this semester, I'm taking it.

That thought just opens a whole can of worms and a lot of wishful thinking.
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Post by: LoveSupreme on March 25, 2010, 08:06:28 AM
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Wow! What a way to wake up!  :D  

Of course for PopMart day, I have to post one of my favorite Trashy Bono moments!

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

I dont think I had seen a live version of Miami on youtube before this. T4P. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 25, 2010, 11:44:54 AM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 25, 2010, 11:45:44 AM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*
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Post by: Belisama on March 25, 2010, 11:46:32 AM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

Hey, none of that in the thread.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 25, 2010, 11:48:00 AM
yeah, pop bono was bad-ass!! the last of bono's alter-egos, unfortunately :(
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

Hey, none of that in the thread.

*returns to taking the day off*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 25, 2010, 11:54:50 AM
Beli- I laughed so hard at your "shakin" video I thought I was going to wake up the baby! Love it!

And Monicalea- I couldn't open your vid, but if it's the one I think it is.... It scared me away from that song for a looking time. But now, of course I love it!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 25, 2010, 11:56:28 AM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

:D I am well aware, believe me.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 25, 2010, 12:17:30 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

:D I am well aware, believe me.

I think Bono even knows.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 25, 2010, 12:18:24 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

:D I am well aware, believe me.

I think Bono even knows.

But my obsession for NLOTH Bono makes up for my dislike of Pop Bono :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 25, 2010, 12:19:16 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

:D I am well aware, believe me.

I think Bono even knows.

But my obsession for NLOTH Bono makes up for my dislike of Pop Bono :D

He needs your love.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 25, 2010, 12:20:21 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

:D I am well aware, believe me.

I think Bono even knows.

But my obsession for NLOTH Bono makes up for my dislike of Pop Bono :D

He needs your love.

and he gets way more than enough :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 25, 2010, 12:25:20 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

:D I am well aware, believe me.

I think Bono even knows.

But my obsession for NLOTH Bono makes up for my dislike of Pop Bono :D

He needs your love.

and he gets way more than enough :-* :-* :-*

Now that I can agree with. :P
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 25, 2010, 01:45:12 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

Hey, none of that in the thread.

Ditto. You can just skip today and come back tomorrow. I had to do that yesterday because, while it was quite beautiful and touching that y'all would honor Bono's father in that way, it was all just too painful for me.  And I will be taking a pass on one more day but I'm keeping my mouth shut about which day and why.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 25, 2010, 02:02:39 PM
Now, back to the fun!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 25, 2010, 02:31:58 PM
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I'll take a day off from the thread

Scaredy cat. ::) :D

You all know how I feel about Pop Bono and Pop U2 *vomits*

Hey, none of that in the thread.

Ditto. You can just skip today and come back tomorrow. I had to do that yesterday because, while it was quite beautiful and touching that y'all would honor Bono's father in that way, it was all just too painful for me.  And I will be taking a pass on one more day but I'm keeping my mouth shut about which day and why.

Exactly Monica. The beauty of Bono is that there is something for everyone.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 25, 2010, 02:42:21 PM
WOW! The Plan is a mastermind project to fulfill all the Bono worshippers! I LOVE IT!
I'm brand new to the forum and just went through all the past 12 pages and had a blast  ;D

look forward to seeing what you have in store for tomorrow, and the day after that and after that, ect  ;D and of course, I'll do my best to contribute!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on March 25, 2010, 02:46:36 PM
"There is no in-between U2 songs. You either perform it completely and utterly, or you should stop performing it."

-- Bono, 1990
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 25, 2010, 02:55:13 PM
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"There is no in-between U2 songs. You either perform it completely and utterly, or you should stop performing it."

-- Bono, 1990


brilliant. That probably sums up one of the things I love the most about Bono: when he sings, you can tell he completely, fully and utterly lets himself, his body, his voice, be driven by the music. HE IS IN THE SOUND.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 25, 2010, 02:58:43 PM
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WOW! The Plan is a mastermind project to fulfill all the Bono worshippers! I LOVE IT!
I'm brand new to the forum and just went through all the past 12 pages and had a blast  ;D

look forward to seeing what you have in store for tomorrow, and the day after that and after that, ect  ;D and of course, I'll do my best to contribute!


You should check out the Bono Rocks My World thread!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 25, 2010, 03:09:49 PM
ooh! will do! thanks! :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 25, 2010, 08:26:11 PM
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"There is no in-between U2 songs. You either perform it completely and utterly, or you should stop performing it."

-- Bono, 1990


brilliant. That probably sums up one of the things I love the most about Bono: when he sings, you can tell he completely, fully and utterly lets himself, his body, his voice, be driven by the music. HE IS IN THE SOUND.

This is exactly how I feel as well, Teresa! :) And welcome to the forum! ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 26, 2010, 04:21:01 AM
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Beli- I laughed so hard at your "shakin" video I thought I was going to wake up the baby! Love it!

And Monicalea- I couldn't open your vid, but if it's the one I think it is.... It scared me away from that song for a looking time. But now, of course I love it!

RNR Girl, I love that video! And I do play it when ever I need to be cheered up.


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"There is no in-between U2 songs. You either perform it completely and utterly, or you should stop performing it."

-- Bono, 1990


brilliant. That probably sums up one of the things I love the most about Bono: when he sings, you can tell he completely, fully and utterly lets himself, his body, his voice, be driven by the music. HE IS IN THE SOUND.

This is exactly how I feel as well, Teresa! :) And welcome to the forum! ;)

Ladies, I so agree. There are so many performers who have better voices than Bono, and lord knows they are better musicians, however I cannot think of another performer who does so with such joy. That is what makes Bono stand out for me.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 26, 2010, 06:09:23 AM
Good morning Bonophiles! Today we will celebrate Bono the activist. Our man is involved in many causes and today I will start us off with examples of many of his charitable and political appearances.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: u2fannewyorkinok on March 26, 2010, 06:13:56 AM
I loved him at Live Aid. It made me realize I made the right decision in choosing this band to follow.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 26, 2010, 06:34:22 AM
Great choice Monica!

Bono would not be Bono without his activism. And sadly he gets so ripped for it in the press and even by U2 fans (Let's not debate that here).


Live Aid was such an amazing event and has left an impression that still lingers, especially U2's performance and Bono's leap. It is still one of my favorite Bono moments of all time. We were just seeing hints of his charisma and how he could work a "room." In addition, a lot of bands who played Live Aid performed well, but you didn't get the idea that they knew why they were there and that the really cared beyond that day. You definitely got the impression that Bono and U2 was in it for the long haul. 

U2's performance established them as a pre-eminent live group for the first time — something for which they would eventually become superstars. The band played a 14-minute rendition of "Bad", during which lead vocalist Bono jumped off the stage to join the crowd and dance with a girl. The length of their performance of "Bad" limited them to playing just two songs; the third, "Pride (In the Name of Love)", had to be ditched. In July 2005, the girl with whom he danced revealed that he actually saved her life at the time. She was being crushed by the throngs of people pushing forwards; Bono saw this, and gestured frantically at the ushers to help her. They didn't understand what he was saying, and so he jumped down to help her himself.[3]    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_aid

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Also a fav or Bono the Activist is Band Aid- Do They Know It's Chrsitmas:

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I'll post a video later today, but what always strikes me now when I watch it that that clearly, Bono was not part of the In Crowd who did the recording. No one is really talking with him and he seems shy himself. Adam seems more comfortable in the room than Bono. And yet look what happened, years later. ;) Who would have guessed?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on March 26, 2010, 06:55:19 AM
I need to post a pic of Bono but my pic posting skills are rusty.
I want to celebrate my favorite virtual husband.... :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on March 26, 2010, 07:06:27 AM
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Good morning Bonophiles! Today we will celebrate Bono the activist. Our man is involved in many causes and today I will start us off with examples of many of his charitable and political appearances.

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Monica I LOVE this picture.

And Beli, I knew of course about 'The Leap', but I had never heard the story about the girl though.  It's such a shame that so many people around the world don't know about the things he does like we all do.  Bono has done so many things both in a public and private setting, although the stories I've heard from individuals who know more about his personal contributions to help others are what inspire me most.  Bono doesn't do things because he is a celebrity.  Bono does things because he's a human being, and one of the few who has a certain knack for empathy.  He can take the emotions of individuals and societies, experience them himself and then put them to song.  Truly an incredible man.  If I ever meet a guy who has even half the compassion for fellow individuals that Bono has, I'd hold on for dear life.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: u2yooper on March 26, 2010, 07:19:39 AM
Hello ladies!  Stopping by for my daily dose of Bonoey goodness.  I have so been enjoying Pop Bono in all his trashy, nasty glory.  But Live Aid Bono stops my heart.  I watched him that day and they were the highlight of the day for me.  I do dearly love that mullet flying in the wind.  *sigh*  Here's a link for the Band Aid video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnTSQStGE  Dont' you love how squirmy he is when he sings?  I remember picking up the needle on my record player and re-listening to his part on my 45 over and over.  And on the B-side, all the singers introduced themselves, and i could hear his sweet Irish voice.  I have that 45 put away in my basement somewhere.  Beli, do you see Adam in thre?  I know he was there, but I've never been able to find him. 

And welcome to the forum, Teresa!  If you're a Bonogirl, you've come to the right place.   :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on March 26, 2010, 07:22:24 AM
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Hello ladies!  Stopping by for my daily dose of Bonoey goodness.  I have so been enjoying Pop Bono in all his trashy, nasty glory.  But Live Aid Bono stops my heart.  I watched him that day and they were the highlight of the day for me.  I do dearly love that mullet flying in the wind.  *sigh*  Here's a link for the Band Aid video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnTSQStGE  Dont' you love how squirmy he is when he sings?  I remember picking up the needle on my record player and re-listening to his part on my 45 over and over.  And on the B-side, all the singers introduced themselves, and i could hear his sweet Irish voice.  I have that 45 put away in my basement somewhere.  Beli, do you see Adam in thre?  I know he was there, but I've never been able to find him. 

And welcome to the forum, Teresa!  If you're a Bonogirl, you've come to the right place.   :)

Love the Live Aid performance...but also love the boots that he's wearing!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 26, 2010, 07:32:04 AM
RAH-- I only recently learned the story behind the Leap. Even in U2 by U2 he says nothing-- in fact he goes one and one about how this action could have negatively impacted the band and how the world perceived them. I have never heard Bono talk about saving this girl, but if you look at the video you can see his frustration at pointing her out to security and after she is removed fro the crowd, his checking to see that she is OK. I think about this moment when people talk about Bono's ego. He was willing to tank the band's big day to save a life.



Yooper, I will look for the Live Aid video, but yes, Adam was there. Probably schmoozing some chicks!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 26, 2010, 07:38:53 AM
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Hello ladies!  Stopping by for my daily dose of Bonoey goodness.  I have so been enjoying Pop Bono in all his trashy, nasty glory.  But Live Aid Bono stops my heart.  I watched him that day and they were the highlight of the day for me.  I do dearly love that mullet flying in the wind.  *sigh*  Here's a link for the Band Aid video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnTSQStGE  Dont' you love how squirmy he is when he sings?  I remember picking up the needle on my record player and re-listening to his part on my 45 over and over.  And on the B-side, all the singers introduced themselves, and i could hear his sweet Irish voice.  I have that 45 put away in my basement somewhere.  Beli, do you see Adam in thre?  I know he was there, but I've never been able to find him. 

And welcome to the forum, Teresa!  If you're a Bonogirl, you've come to the right place.   :)

Love the Live Aid performance...but also love the boots that he's wearing!

the Live Aid performance just blows me away everytime I see it. I might dare to say.... it's my ALL TIME FAV BONO's PERFORMANCE.
Look aside, - love it mullet to boots of course - it's the way he moves! How he believes in what he's there for.
I'm so sad though he almost doesn't dance on his tiptoes anymore! I love when he does that!

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"There is no in-between U2 songs. You either perform it completely and utterly, or you should stop performing it."

-- Bono, 1990


brilliant. That probably sums up one of the things I love the most about Bono: when he sings, you can tell he completely, fully and utterly lets himself, his body, his voice, be driven by the music. HE IS IN THE SOUND.

This is exactly how I feel as well, Teresa! :) And welcome to the forum! ;)

Ladies, I so agree. There are so many performers who have better voices than Bono, and lord knows they are better musicians, however I cannot think of another performer who does so with such joy. That is what makes Bono stand out for me.

Exactely, and the Live Aid performance shows again what we said up here: he's so in the sound. He doesn't decide/think/acts what he does, it just HAPPENS... it just unfolds as it goes: and that's his strenght.
I mean today you get all this dressed up kids ACTING like rockstars, but they pull it off, it's not natural. Bono... he just lets the music guide him. "The leap of faith" as they all it in U2 by U2 :)

OH THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE LOVELY WELCOME: yep: I'm a Bono girl U2yooper :) but also a Edge girl!
I'm having a blast here already :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 26, 2010, 07:42:49 AM
Teresa, don't forget to go to the BEdge thread! Bono and Edge is all their glory.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 26, 2010, 07:45:21 AM
Bono's activism has been a huge inspiration in my life, period. It's definitely disheartening to see how people malign him for it, or question his reasons for doing so, and KNOWING they could not be further off the mark, and wondering how they could possibly miss seeing the compassion and passion for justice that lies at the root of what he does, when it seem so incredibly obvious! Heaven knows I've found myself trying to defend him more than once :) But none of that really matters, because he never lets any of that get in the way, and just keeps doing what he believes to be right, and trying to educate himself, and trying to inspire others to educate themselves too. Which is I think the most inspiring part of all. The lessons I've taken from following Bono's efforts are to never lose sight of what's really important, to believe in people, to believe in yourself and in the idea that you have a part to play, and to remember that there is always more to learn.

Here's a couple of other Bono involvements: the Good Friday Agreement, and Sarajevo...

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Welcome teresa, great to have another Bonogirl! And an Edgegirl too? I can definitely understand that...have you checked out the Bedge thread?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 26, 2010, 07:56:52 AM
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Teresa, don't forget to go to the BEdge thread! Bono and Edge is all their glory.

heheheh thank you! Just been there: twinkles in my eyes!  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 26, 2010, 08:06:30 AM
Bono's activism is one of my favorite things about him. It always blows my mind that one man can be so compassionate and caring of others - traveling all over the world to help them, writing about them, singing about them with passion and strength. It's good to know there are still people in the world like that.

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This one is from Self Aid:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 26, 2010, 08:08:22 AM
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Teresa, don't forget to go to the BEdge thread! Bono and Edge is all their glory.

heheheh thank you! Just been there: twinkles in my eyes!  :D

Don't forget The Edge's thread, either. ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 26, 2010, 08:12:09 AM
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Teresa, don't forget to go to the BEdge thread! Bono and Edge is all their glory.

heheheh thank you! Just been there: twinkles in my eyes!  :D

Don't forget The Edge's thread, either. ;)

ooh, I sure won't! Thank you!  :D I'm browsing gradually, otherwise I'll get lost: so many GREAT threads ;) heheheh
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 26, 2010, 08:14:02 AM
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Teresa, don't forget to go to the BEdge thread! Bono and Edge is all their glory.

heheheh thank you! Just been there: twinkles in my eyes!  :D

Don't forget The Edge's thread, either. ;)

ooh, I sure won't! Thank you!  :D I'm browsing gradually, otherwise I'll get lost: so many GREAT threads ;) heheheh

:D I know! It's very easy to get overwhelmed.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: jabw10 on March 26, 2010, 09:17:31 AM
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Bono's activism has been a huge inspiration in my life, period. It's definitely disheartening to see how people malign him for it, or question his reasons for doing so, and KNOWING they could not be further off the mark, and wondering how they could possibly miss seeing the compassion and passion for justice that lies at the root of what he does, when it seem so incredibly obvious! Heaven knows I've found myself trying to defend him more than once :) But none of that really matters, because he never lets any of that get in the way, and just keeps doing what he believes to be right, and trying to educate himself, and trying to inspire others to educate themselves too. Which is I think the most inspiring part of all. The lessons I've taken from following Bono's efforts are to never lose sight of what's really important, to believe in people, to believe in yourself and in the idea that you have a part to play, and to remember that there is always more to learn.

agree.  one of the ways bono inspires me is how he lives his life with such purpose, optimism and drive!  and he doesn't let the critics get to him - he just keeps working for what he feels is right and just.  when i find myself getting bogged down in negativity about something, or i lose my will to fight something unjust, or if i'm letting the "bastards grind [me] down", i think of how bono does what he does and it lights a fire under me.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 26, 2010, 11:08:18 AM
I love that picture from Africa a few days ago where he's singing WOWY with the African Band :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on March 26, 2010, 11:16:23 AM
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Good morning Bonophiles! Today we will celebrate Bono the activist. Our man is involved in many causes and today I will start us off with examples of many of his charitable and political appearances.

I used to have a whole bunch of "Business Bono" photos.
Here are a few that I still have!

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I love this one:

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And some great ones of him around the world in all manner of dress:

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Those ones are to brighten your day Bonogirls!!!!!  Hope you had a wee laugh, he's so funneh
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 26, 2010, 11:56:40 AM
OMG i love that last pic!! ROFL


dont you just love how so not serious bono is about all this fame and influence? he's still just one of us guys at heart.
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Post by: hj on March 26, 2010, 12:02:19 PM
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OMG i love that last pic!! ROFL


dont you just love how so not serious bono is about all this fame and influence? he's still just one of us guys at heart.

Yes, yes I do.
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Post by: Belisama on March 26, 2010, 12:04:52 PM
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OMG i love that last pic!! ROFL


dont you just love how so not serious bono is about all this fame and influence? he's still just one of us guys at heart.

Yes, yes I do.

If anyone else had done that it might have seemed foul or crude, but there is this comical innocence about him. . . like a naughty school boy he just couldn't resist.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on March 26, 2010, 01:30:53 PM
Those pics are great! :D

Seriously though, Bono's activism is one of the things that I love most about him and find so inspring. If it wasn't for him and the passion and commitment that he has for various causes, I would still be very ignorant of most of them. He's made me want to be a better person, and somehow make a difference in this world, however big or small that may be.
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Post by: LoveSupreme on March 26, 2010, 02:06:42 PM
That last pic.
Oh, Bono. lol.
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Post by: lorijane on March 26, 2010, 02:33:34 PM
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"Anyone laughs, there's no more debt cancellation."

-- Bono, in Ghana, wearing a striped African robe and cap presented to him by a village chief, 2002
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 26, 2010, 03:49:13 PM
I don't know how many of you have worked within the non-profit world, but let me tell you, it's full of Bonos. And I'm not talking just about wanting to help, I'm talking about the goofiness too.  It's a running joke at our office that you have to be drunk and pervy to work there.  We have a framed portion of a whiteboard with the message, "Hard times demand hard liquor" that was left there by the drunkest and perviest of us all.

So, I feel a certain kinship with Bono on this level.  Robyn, my office mate, and I nearly drove our EOC instructor nuts with our goofiness today. I was sure she was going to separate us!
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Post by: teresa_88 on March 26, 2010, 04:01:06 PM
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OMG i love that last pic!! ROFL


dont you just love how so not serious bono is about all this fame and influence? he's still just one of us guys at heart.

Yes, yes I do.

If anyone else had done that it might have seemed foul or crude, but there is this comical innocence about him. . . like a naughty school boy he just couldn't resist.

I totally agree... it's like "time won't take the child out of this man"; and I mean in a great way: whatever he does, he still retains that innocence of vision that makes him always truthful and allows him to believe that change IS possible, and makes us believe that too, and act upon it.
:)
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Post by: Georgia on March 26, 2010, 07:27:19 PM
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I don't know how many of you have worked within the non-profit world, but let me tell you, it's full of Bonos. And I'm not talking just about wanting to help, I'm talking about the goofiness too.  It's a running joke at our office that you have to be drunk and pervy to work there.  We have a framed portion of a whiteboard with the message, "Hard times demand hard liquor" that was left there by the drunkest and perviest of us all.

So, I feel a certain kinship with Bono on this level.  Robyn, my office mate, and I nearly drove our EOC instructor nuts with our goofiness today. I was sure she was going to separate us!

That sounds like my kind of place.   :D
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 27, 2010, 12:13:20 AM
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OMG i love that last pic!! ROFL


dont you just love how so not serious bono is about all this fame and influence? he's still just one of us guys at heart.

Yes, yes I do.

If anyone else had done that it might have seemed foul or crude, but there is this comical innocence about him. . . like a naughty school boy he just couldn't resist.

Exactly! And don't those hats especially as modeled remind one eerily of the undulating cones framing the male belly dancer as we waited for the Lemon to open on Popmart?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 27, 2010, 04:35:27 AM
Well so far The Plan is going along swimmingly. Today's theme: Bono and Ali.

In a world where alomst 50 % of all marriages end in divorce, how amazing that these too have pulled it off. And when you add the pressures of Bono being in the music industry, well it just defies all logic. I would go insane trying to post photos of Bono and Ali to satisfy this topic so I will start with just a few.

One of my favorite Bono quotes comes from U2 by U2 and he talks about the first time he met Ali: I remember I had seen this girl when she first came to school, very early on and thoguht she looked Sapanish, a rose for sure, dark with blood red lips. . . there was something still about her, to a person who was not still, it was the most attractive thing in the world. And that was Ali, who in a few weeks would become my girlfriend and within a few years my wife.


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This is my current fav Bono/Ali pic:

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One thing about Bono and Ali that kind of cracks me up is how their looks tended to mirror each other over the years, I just think it is cute beyond words:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 27, 2010, 04:45:21 AM
Beli, it always amazes me how early you get up to serve the 50 Day of Bono thread.  That is true dedication.  And I love love love Ali.  Their relationship makes me believe in soul mates.  That last picture is perfection.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 27, 2010, 04:49:15 AM
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Beli, it always amazes me how early you get up to serve the 50 Day of Bono thread.  That is true dedication.  And I love love love Ali.  Their relationship makes me believe in soul mates.  That last picture is perfection.

It is one of my favs. Yes I admit I am madly in love with Girl With Beard Bono, but the fact that she was willing to follow him to Africa and work along side him. I think that trip truly solidified their marriage. In this picture they are the Poster Children for Good Works. They made doing good deeds, sexy.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on March 27, 2010, 07:06:38 AM
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Well so far The Plan is going along swimmingly. Today's theme: Bono and Ali.

In a world where alomst 50 % of all marriages end in divorce, how amazing that these too have pulled it off. And when you add the pressures of Bono being in the music industry, well it just defies all logic.

One of my favorite Bono quotes comes from U2 by U2 and he talks about the first time he met Ali: I remember I had seen this girl when she first came to school, very early on and thoguht she looked Sapanish, a rose for sure, dark with blood red lips. . . there was something still about her, to a person who was not still, it was the most attractive thing in the world. And that was Ali, who in a few weeks would become my girlfriend and within a few years my wife.

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can't do anything but quote you Belisama :) their love is a celebration; I'll never stop being amazed and fascinated by them :) and I love that bit from the book as well :)

and here's a couple of Bono&Ali shots I really like!

This just has to be the sweetest thing ever :)
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and I know we don't see Ali's face here, but the way he kisses her hand just kills me :)
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I'd go ahead and dare to say that he is as driven by his love for Ali, as he is driven by the music when he's on stage. Whenever he kisses/hugs her in public you could tell he is drawn to her as if by a charm, and he does with that full-of-love manner and innocence, that is simply beautiful.
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Post by: Belisama on March 27, 2010, 07:07:43 AM
teresa, that first one is one of my ultimate fav Bono/Ali shots. How can you not love it?
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Post by: teresa_88 on March 27, 2010, 07:12:31 AM
I know, probably it is definitely my personal Bono&Ali favourite... it's love -photographed-. I remember when I first saw that pic I was just blown away by it :) well, I still am!

the Wedding Day one you put up is so sweet! 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 27, 2010, 07:19:41 AM
I know, I love the matching haircuts and Bono's blondness. . . .
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Post by: teresa_88 on March 27, 2010, 07:23:36 AM
yeah I forgot to mention that! I had never actually thought about the whole MATCHING LOOKS thing and when you stated it and put the pics up it just made me giggle so much! It's pretty incredible, and one more sign of their true bond :) love it :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 27, 2010, 09:05:47 AM
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One thing about Bono and Ali that kind of cracks me up is how their looks tended to mirror each other over the years, I just think it is cute beyond words:

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Hilarious!!!!!! As soon as you said that, I realized how true it was...I've noticed it before, but never really articulated it to myself :)


I read "I was Bono's Doppelganger" recently, and Neil McCormick writes a couple of really nice passages about Bono and Ali when they were younger:

"Alison had a sort of aura of impermeability about her. I never really felt like she belonged in the same world as an ungainly youth like me. On principle, I was against older boys going out with girls in our class, since their seniority and bullish air of experience seemed to grant them unfair advantage, but Alison and Paul seemed to fit. He wooed her over the course of a long year, until, when you saw them nestle intimately among the stark arrangement of chairs and lockers in the common room, it became apparent that they were an item."

Aaaaaawww!

And the second one (October-era I think):

"Ali was never a seeker of the limelight. She loved Bono (of that there could be no doubt). Everybody loved Bono. He was such a charismatic force and he always seemed to have so much love to give, enveloping everyone in the room around him, whether it was a small photo studio or a huge rock venue. But Ali loved something different about him than the rest of us did, something vulnerable and unshowy, lurking deep within the extrovert exterior."


I love that passage. I think that aspect of vulnerability about Bono is something that you do get a sense of, actually...I think it's what makes us respond to him so strongly, and a part of what makes the music beautiful (pure confidence with no underlying vulnerability is not very interesting to me!). It's just another hint that what Bono and Ali have is the real thing, which makes me happy (and only a tiny bit jealous  ;))

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 27, 2010, 10:39:37 AM
As amazing Bono is as a singer, a talent, and a person...Ali is just as amazing.  She made him who he is :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: jabw10 on March 27, 2010, 11:14:46 AM
here's a bit of yesterday's theme and today's combined.  it's a today show interview w bono & ali about edun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3T3KWaqIsk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3T3KWaqIsk)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on March 27, 2010, 12:36:41 PM
I absolutely adore Ali. The fact that Bono has beeen with the same woman for over 30 years and hasn't had numerous girlfriends half his age like so many other rock stars makes him all the more appealing. Ali seems like such a sweet, caring, and strong woman. He's incredibly lucky to have her.
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 27, 2010, 01:54:23 PM
omg they're so great together!! love the pics...:D :D
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Post by: Georgia on March 27, 2010, 04:23:33 PM
Bono and Ali are both very lucky to have found each other so early on.
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Post by: Georgia on March 27, 2010, 04:34:22 PM
This the runner up to my favorite photo of Bono and Ali....

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I can't find my favorite online.  It's of the two of them backstage during the Zoo TV era.  They are sitting down, holding hands and smiling into the camera.  It's in the BP Fallon book.  Does anyone have this?
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Post by: StrongGirl on March 27, 2010, 07:06:54 PM
I am sorry I am so late posting in here but I just want to back track for one moment and mention Bono' s activism from yesterday. As with so many of you, I was inspired by Bono and U2 early on. I loved that they were socially conscious way before they became famous. They were involved with Amnesty International and Greenpeace and inspired me to be. Bono's trip to Ethiopia with Ali really changed his life as he committed himself to helping Africa. But I would like to say that a chance meeting with a Ugandan nurse is really what inspired him to create the ONE organization. When he met Agnes Nyamayarwo back in 2002 , he didn't understand why she and the ladies of their village were all HIV positive and did not have the drugs to fight this disease. Some of you may not know that Bono gave Agnes and the ladies those life saving drugs. They then went on to form the Mulago Positive Women's Network where they help other families stay healthy and better their lives. Agnes and Bono are close friends. Some of you may have heard him dedicate ONE to her at a few concerts on the 360 tour last year. That one very personal story is why I will always love Bono. If you speak with Agnes as I have, you would feel the love that the people in Africa have for all he has done for them.

As for Bono and Ali, what more can I say? Ali is as wonderful of a person as Bono with all of her dedication to the Chernobyl Children's Fund and her socially conscious clothing company, EDUN. I love the way she accepts Bono for exactly who he is. She never tried to change him. I love the way Bono is grounded by Ali.  The world of rock and roll can be a crazy one but Ali's Spanish eyes brings him home. They completely change the stereotype of what most think a rock and roll couple are like.  So I raise my glass for two lovely people who truly walk the walk....they try to make a positive difference in this world. They are kind and compassionate. They are simply magnificent.
 
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Post by: jabw10 on March 27, 2010, 09:09:36 PM
wow, SG,  well said!
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 27, 2010, 09:54:30 PM
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I know, probably it is definitely my personal Bono&Ali favourite... it's love -photographed-. I remember when I first saw that pic I was just blown away by it :) well, I still am!

the Wedding Day one you put up is so sweet! 

Well said, Teresa! That is exactly why that photo is my favorite one of Bono and Ali.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 28, 2010, 05:35:11 AM
Happy Sunday everyone, almost a full week into The Plan.

I think I'll extend yesterday's theme and tad and make today's Bono as a Family Man. Bono and Ali clearly make their family a prioity. I am amazed that when more celebrity children are out partying and making headlines, theirs seem so grounded. Even thought Eve is pursuing a film career, it is clear that her parents are keeping a careful eye on her. They should be so proud of the job they have ddone with their kids. And clearly they are proud of thier children.

Bono on becoming a parent for the first time:

Everything changed for me when Jordon was born. Everything. Yo understand why wars are fought, you understand why men want to own land, you understand why women oare so smart, because they have to be.



I found this video on youtube and love it! There are pics in it I have never seen before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-szVgQnpQmI


If you are going to post pics, just make sure they are respectful of the kids' privacy, thanks!


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Post by: dudette on March 28, 2010, 05:37:27 AM
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THAT is a perfect picture...  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Belisama on March 28, 2010, 05:48:03 AM
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THAT is a perfect picture...  :D :D :D :D

I know. It cracked me up that Bono is such a rock god who can command a stadium, has the ear of world leaders and generally throws people in a tizzy and yet his daughters just roll their eyes at him half the time in embarrassment. . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 28, 2010, 06:26:18 AM
I think it's so cute how "little Eve" dances with her dad during Mysterious Ways in the Slane Castle DVD.  It's so sweet how he hugs her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJs1tYFc_cU
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 28, 2010, 07:00:10 AM
Good morning! As it turns out I don't have any Bono with family pictures. I thought I had the one with him playing in the pool, but I've been digging in my pb for a half hour now and can't find it. OK, I did get a bit distracted by certain albums that I know wouldn't have any family pictures in them.  But there is one that I will be tracking down because it's just so AWWWWWW. It's the one in the pool. I love that picture!

But until I can find it, here is a video of Eve on stage again, this time for her birthday in Milan. Don't you want to be her?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTmB8VZswro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTmB8VZswro)
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Post by: pilgrimtogo on March 28, 2010, 07:18:04 AM
I so badly want to ad a never before seen pic of Bono and Madiba but I just cant get it on!1 Keeps say  contact administrator or aplicator full !! It IS jpeg, it IS smaller than 200kb. Please help!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 28, 2010, 08:03:14 AM
Pilgrimtogo, I think you're not allowed to directly upload pictures to here anymore, so you have to first upload it to somewhere on the internet (e.g. photobucket) and then post it here using the "image" icon (copy and paste the image url). (Although I'm trying that for the first time and not having much success with it).

Monicalea, I think I know the one you were talking about because it's one of my favourites too... I think it was originally printed in rolling stone. I tried to post it here but it didn't seem to want to work, but if you click on that link it should take you there. I just tried photobucket for the first time (hence it's the only photo I've uploaded so far!) If you have any insight on why it doesn't work when I copy and paste the image url here, let me know!

http://s741.photobucket.com/albums/xx52/bloom77/U2/?action-view&current=u211.jpg

I have to again pass on another passage from "I was Bono's Doppelganger" here, because I thought it was just so sweet - just a nice little glimpse of Bono playing the role of father...

"[Bono and Ali's] daughters seem to have been blessed with their mother's looks while exhibiting something of their father's social fearlessness, happily talking to anyone who spoke to them and holding their own in the midst of an increasingly unruly assembly. 'A woman asked me for my autograph today,' revealed Eve, with a mixture of pride and incredulity. 'I said, "What do you want my autograph for? I'm only twelve! Ask my dad!"' They both sat pressed up against Bono, excitedly relating their day's incidents to their father, who seemed somehow able to pay attention to everyone - his daughters, their friends, his own friends...

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Post by: teresa_88 on March 28, 2010, 08:14:35 AM
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"[Bono and Ali's] daughters seem to have been blessed with their mother's looks while exhibiting something of their father's social fearlessness, happily talking to anyone who spoke to them and holding their own in the midst of an increasingly unruly assembly. 'A woman asked me for my autograph today,' revealed Eve, with a mixture of pride and incredulity. 'I said, "What do you want my autograph for? I'm only twelve! Ask my dad!"' They both sat pressed up against Bono, excitedly relating their day's incidents to their father, who seemed somehow able to pay attention to everyone - his daughters, their friends, his own friends...

beautiful. Thanks for putting it up :)
haven't got this book yet: I shall fix this VERY soon :D seems like something I'd love cover to cover :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 28, 2010, 11:45:43 AM
Bono and his son, Eli.  Eli looks a lot like baby Bono.

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THAT is a perfect picture...  :D :D :D :D

Yes it is.  The only people that can possibly overpower Bono are the women in his life :D
And I will say, she is pretty hot :D
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Post by: Belisama on March 28, 2010, 01:23:19 PM
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Bono and his son, Eli.  Eli looks a lot like baby Bono.

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I cannot get over how much his son looks like him. Although taken at such a sad time (Bob Hewson's funeral) I love this picture of Bono. It shows such a human side of someone so much larger than life. You cannot really tell in this picture but his son is wearing this mini fly jacket (From father to son. . . . ), such a bittersweet photo.


Another Bono/Children story I love is that years ago he invited Jay-Z and Beyonce to his house in Ireland, allegedly because Jordon (I think) was so into hip-hop and Bono left the room only to come back to her going on and on about how uncool his is. Ouch!

Bloom and Pilgrim-- I love that picture. It was ages before I knew that in it Bono was lifting one of his children. Most versions I saw cropped that part off so it just looked like Bono in the water. Don't get me wrong it was a nice shot, but I adore the fact that it was actually a father playing with his child even more.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: trlica on March 28, 2010, 01:50:29 PM
This is how Bono described himself in "Bono on Bono" book:

" I'm a scribbling, cigar - smoking, wine - drinking, Bible - reading band man. A show - off who loves to paint pictures of what I can't see. A husband, father, friend of the poor and sometimes the rich. An activist traveling sales - man of ideas. Chess player, part - time rock star, opera singer, in the loudest folk group in the world".
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on March 28, 2010, 08:33:05 PM
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I think it's so cute how "little Eve" dances with her dad during Mysterious Ways in the Slane Castle DVD.  It's so sweet how he hugs her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJs1tYFc_cU

Aww LOVE IT!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 28, 2010, 11:07:41 PM
Since "midnight is where the day begins" we now come to our first alter ego: MirrorBall Man.  He's a combination of televangelist, used car salesman and snake oil salesman.  Instead of "the God I believe in isn't short of cash, mister," MirrorBall Man might say "the god I believe in is cash."  So, without further ado, I present MirrorBall Man.

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And last but not least, my favorite of MirrorBall Man:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 28, 2010, 11:17:18 PM
And some videos of the alter ego in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4FhyiOKDRY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4FhyiOKDRY)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmgYzASFZPU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmgYzASFZPU)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 29, 2010, 04:13:05 AM
Georgia, thanks for taking on the theme today! I agree, Mirrorball Man was a great character who really let Bono be Bono. I miess MBM when he left the tour. My fondest MBM moment was when I went to a Zoo concert (my first fo the tour) only to be wearing silver lame pants that matched Bono's (we planned it that way. . . yeah). My date was rather amused.

from the Wiki:

Mirror Ball Man
As the Mirror Ball Man, Bono dressed in a suit of shining silver with matching shoes and cowboy hat. The character was meant to parody greedy American televangelists, showmen, and car salesman. Bono said that he "...believes in ratings" and that he represented "a kind of showman America. He had the confidence and charm to pick up a mirror and look at himself and give the glass a big kiss. He loved cash and in his mind success was God's blessing. If he's made money, he can't have made any mistakes."[28] As the character, Bono spoke with an exaggerated Southern American accent. Mirror Ball Man appeared during the show's encore and made nightly prank calls, often to the White House. Bono portrayed this alter-ego on the first three legs of the tour, but replaced him with Mr. MacPhisto for the 1993 legs.

Some fav MBM shots

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 29, 2010, 07:25:00 AM
I really think Bono hit the nail on the head with MBM.  He was a great character.  I was at the show in Atlanta where he called the White House and asked operator 2 why she didn't come to the show when he sent her tickets.  He also admitted he had a crush on her.   :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 29, 2010, 07:33:51 AM
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I really think Bono hit the nail on the head with MBM.  He was a great character.  I was at the show in Atlanta where he called the White House and asked operator 2 why she didn't come to the show when he sent her tickets.  He also admitted he had a crush on her.   :D

I think MBM is as close to Bono's real persona as he ever got with one of his characters. It was so sad to see him go. Clearly Bono was having fun with it.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 29, 2010, 07:39:04 AM
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I really think Bono hit the nail on the head with MBM.  He was a great character.  I was at the show in Atlanta where he called the White House and asked operator 2 why she didn't come to the show when he sent her tickets.  He also admitted he had a crush on her.   :D


That's awesome, I wish I had been there for that!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 29, 2010, 08:17:36 AM
All I can think of when I see MBM is "ooooo, shiny!"
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 29, 2010, 10:57:44 AM
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All I can think of when I see MBM is "ooooo, shiny!"

Me too! :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 29, 2010, 11:45:11 AM
Georgia - GREAT GREAT GREAT intro! MBM would be proud!

Also, fantastic pics! I love the ones where MBM is obviously channeling Elvis.

When I first became a U2 fan I was like 14 and it went WAY over my head. A friend bought me the ZooTV VHS and when I watched Bono's alter-egos I was thinking "Has Bono lost his marbles???" I couldn't get into it at all. But now, of course I am older and wiser, and think it was very cheeky, funny, and smart. And lets face it, over a lot of other people's heads as well.  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on March 29, 2010, 11:45:49 AM
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I really think Bono hit the nail on the head with MBM.  He was a great character.  I was at the show in Atlanta where he called the White House and asked operator 2 why she didn't come to the show when he sent her tickets.  He also admitted he had a crush on her.   :D

That sounds hilarious. Did he really send her tickets? 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 29, 2010, 12:05:37 PM
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I really think Bono hit the nail on the head with MBM.  He was a great character.  I was at the show in Atlanta where he called the White House and asked operator 2 why she didn't come to the show when he sent her tickets.  He also admitted he had a crush on her.   :D

That sounds hilarious. Did he really send her tickets? 


I would not be one bit surprised if he did!  HA HA!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 29, 2010, 12:17:48 PM
i sometimes wish he still did this...the alter egos were such a great compliment to the music, and they really made you think instead of just watch the concert. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 29, 2010, 05:09:46 PM
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Georgia - GREAT GREAT GREAT intro! MBM would be proud!

Also, fantastic pics! I love the ones where MBM is obviously channeling Elvis.



Thanks, Cherry!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 29, 2010, 05:10:37 PM
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I really think Bono hit the nail on the head with MBM.  He was a great character.  I was at the show in Atlanta where he called the White House and asked operator 2 why she didn't come to the show when he sent her tickets.  He also admitted he had a crush on her.   :D

That sounds hilarious. Did he really send her tickets? 


I would not be one bit surprised if he did!  HA HA!!

I don't know if he really did or not, but I wouldn't be surprised.   :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 29, 2010, 05:12:15 PM
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i sometimes wish he still did this...the alter egos were such a great compliment to the music, and they really made you think instead of just watch the concert. 

I agree.  One of the best things about Zoo TV, to me, was how many layers of meaning there were to the songs and the show, even though everything appeared superficial.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 04:25:25 AM
For today, another request: (Red) Bono


Anyone out there own any Product (Red) ? There are a lot of mixed feelings about the charity. And it has had lots of hits (The Gap Ts) and misses ((RED) WIRE). And there is still some debate on whether or not it is working.

Some (Red) pics.

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Love this pic

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And LOEB, I am convinced that Bill Gates' Bono Mancrush is almost as bad as yours.

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Bono launched Product (Red) on Oprah and yes, I actually had people over to watch it. I remember when the two of them went out in Chicago to "shop" and he ran around to her side of the car to open the door for her and every woman in the room just sighed or commented on how adorable that was. Just another reason to love Bono, as if you needed another one.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 30, 2010, 05:37:31 AM
I have a (red) ipod shuffle, my son has a (red) ipod nano, and my daughter has a (red) gap "ado(red)" tee shirt and (red) converse.  I used to get (red) cards and wrapping paper at our Hallmark store, but they don't carry them anymore.  I think it has had to help.  It's raised awareness, for one thing, as well as money.  It's always easier to do nothing and criticize someone who's doing something, even though it may not be perfect.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 30, 2010, 05:56:44 AM
Well, Beli has beaten me to The Plan yet again! Today is (Red) day so I'll put in a plug for the (Red)Blog.

http://blog.joinred.com/

And of course, I have to drool over Bono a bit. Y'all know that I'm really just a shallow perv at heart. :D

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And BTW I'd by the (Red) coffee even if it wasn't (Red) because the stuff is just that good. And y'all know how much I love my custom (Red) Converses
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: jabw10 on March 30, 2010, 06:05:29 AM
i don't know much about business, but to me product(red) seems like a really cool idea!  hubby has the ipod, i have a dell laptop and a starbucks tumbler.  whenever i shop for something, if there's a (red) choice, i get it.

this is another way bono amazes me.  nothing is impossible in his mind.  if there is "no way", he'll find a way.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on March 30, 2010, 06:36:23 AM
Cool sneaks monica,,, you amaze me.....
So how many more days till the man turns 50 now????
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 06:37:13 AM
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Cool sneaks monica,,, you amaze me.....
So how many more days till the man turns 50 now????


Too early in the morning to do hard core math-- The B man's birthday is May 10th.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 30, 2010, 07:09:41 AM
I have:
The Pink Amrani Shades
The Mudcloth Bag
3 t-shirts from the GAP
Greeting Cards
The Jean Jacket
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 07:14:06 AM
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I have:
The Pink Amrani Shades
The Mudcloth Bag
3 t-shirts from the GAP
Greeting Cards
The Jean Jacket

I am totally envying you right now.  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 30, 2010, 07:21:13 AM
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I have:
The Pink Amrani Shades
The Mudcloth Bag
3 t-shirts from the GAP
Greeting Cards
The Jean Jacket

I am totally envying you right now.  :D

Aw Geez!   ;D
I think my favorite piece is the mudcloth bag from Mail - I have learned so much about the different countries and regions in Africa since I got that bag!  I am holding it on my arm in my profile pic.  I carried that bag until it unravelled so badly I had to retire it.


Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 07:32:20 AM
I have about 6 different T's
Lots of the greeting cards and wrapping paper-- but now I am afraid to use it.
The bag that came from Hallmark
Have bought more Starbucks coffees than I care to admit

At the (Red) store in NYC Christmas 2009 I got several of the ornaments, the shopping bag, candles, the bracelet, and The Heart
 

I hope they have a lot more products coming soon.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 30, 2010, 07:44:20 AM
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I have about 6 different T's
Lots of the greeting cards and wrapping paper-- but now I am afraid to use it.
The bag that came from Hallmark
Have bought more Starbucks coffees than I care to admit

At the (Red) store in NYC Christmas 2009 I got several of the ornaments, the shopping bag, candles, the bracelet, and The Heart
 

I hope they have a lot more products coming soon.

NICE COLLECTION!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on March 30, 2010, 08:08:07 AM
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He is so silly. lol
And his tie is sparkly! 
It takes a secure man to wear sparkly stuff.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 30, 2010, 08:09:53 AM
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He is so silly. lol
And his tie is sparkly! 
It takes a secure man to wear sparkly stuff.

Then Edge must be the most confidant man on the planet. ;D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 08:34:53 AM
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I have about 6 different T's
Lots of the greeting cards and wrapping paper-- but now I am afraid to use it.
The bag that came from Hallmark
Have bought more Starbucks coffees than I care to admit

At the (Red) store in NYC Christmas 2009 I got several of the ornaments, the shopping bag, candles, the bracelet, and The Heart
 

I hope they have a lot more products coming soon.

NICE COLLECTION!

I want the ipod and am seriosuly thinking about the laptop.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on March 30, 2010, 08:43:29 AM
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I have about 6 different T's
Lots of the greeting cards and wrapping paper-- but now I am afraid to use it.
The bag that came from Hallmark
Have bought more Starbucks coffees than I care to admit

At the (Red) store in NYC Christmas 2009 I got several of the ornaments, the shopping bag, candles, the bracelet, and The Heart
 

I hope they have a lot more products coming soon.

I have a few of the Gap tees, Hallmark Christmas cards (go figure-local Hallmark seems to be skimpy on the RED stuff but the local Kohl's that carries Hallmark cards has lots of the cards) and I did get RED WIRE until it for some reason, decided to stop loading when I got a new issue.  My cousin is a big U2 and gave my uncle his first iPod-the RED one. :)  I like the concept of it.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on March 30, 2010, 09:07:59 AM
I have the (RED) stainless steel water bottle from Starbucks.  I really want the ipod, but I don't have any money right now... :'(
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 30, 2010, 11:32:35 AM
(RED) BONOOOOOOOOO :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 30, 2010, 06:09:32 PM
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(RED) BONOOOOOOOOO :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

CLEVER, IDEA!  I can just see him!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 30, 2010, 06:10:27 PM
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I have about 6 different T's
Lots of the greeting cards and wrapping paper-- but now I am afraid to use it.
The bag that came from Hallmark
Have bought more Starbucks coffees than I care to admit

At the (Red) store in NYC Christmas 2009 I got several of the ornaments, the shopping bag, candles, the bracelet, and The Heart
 

I hope they have a lot more products coming soon.

NICE COLLECTION!

I want the ipod and am seriosuly thinking about the laptop.

I really want the new shades he's been wearing on this tour - but they are not product red... :(
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 06:17:37 PM
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I have about 6 different T's
Lots of the greeting cards and wrapping paper-- but now I am afraid to use it.
The bag that came from Hallmark
Have bought more Starbucks coffees than I care to admit

At the (Red) store in NYC Christmas 2009 I got several of the ornaments, the shopping bag, candles, the bracelet, and The Heart
 

I hope they have a lot more products coming soon.

NICE COLLECTION!

I want the ipod and am seriosuly thinking about the laptop.

I really want the new shades he's been wearing on this tour - but they are not product red... :(

They are pretty cool. I think he'd forgive you. Go for it.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 30, 2010, 06:18:36 PM
I plan on buying a pair with my birthday money :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 30, 2010, 06:21:31 PM
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I plan on buying a pair with my birthday money :D
That needs to go in the "obsessed" thread. :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 30, 2010, 06:22:03 PM
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I plan on buying a pair with my birthday money :D
That needs to go in the "obsessed" thread. :D

Not only will I buy them, I will wear them nonstop
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 30, 2010, 06:22:58 PM
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I plan on buying a pair with my birthday money :D
That needs to go in the "obsessed" thread. :D

Not only will I buy them, I will wear them nonstop

I have no doubt you will. You'll put even Bono to shame in that department.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 30, 2010, 06:23:12 PM
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I plan on buying a pair with my birthday money :D
That needs to go in the "obsessed" thread. :D

Not only will I buy them, I will wear them nonstop

OAP in general belongs in the obsessed thread. . . but we love him anyway
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 30, 2010, 06:23:42 PM
of course :D. we wouldnt expect any less from you :).
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 30, 2010, 06:26:15 PM
I would take them off to sleep....maybe :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: u2yooper on March 30, 2010, 08:02:20 PM
Okay, I love Produce (RED) as much as the next gal, but enough chit-chat.  I want more pictures!!!!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on March 30, 2010, 09:04:50 PM
Ooooh I love (RED) stuff. I have about 6 or 7 shirts from Gap, a big (RED) bag, a couple necklaces, a bracelet, and a couple of pins. Not only are they for a good cause, but the products are pretty stylish too ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on March 30, 2010, 09:49:48 PM
Hey, great theme for today! I wish I had more time to post...I've done some looking into Red in the past (out of a sort of professional curiosity). If you go to the Global Fund website, you can find a list of all donors and all their pledges to date...at almost 150 million dollars so far, Red has given almost exactly as much to the Global Fund as (interestingly) Ireland! And quite a bit more than Australia. 150 million dollars is pretty huge. I think that includes some pretty significant initial contributions from some of the partners (i.e., it's not all from consumer purchases), but still those seem to add about 10 million dollars a year to the total. (As far as I can tell).

I think the general thrust of the criticisms against Red is that it encourages consumerism, which it can be argued is partly at the root of some of the problems that have led to massive inbalances between rich and poor countries. I've seen people argue that efforts would be better spent trying to educate people in the west to consume less or consume more responsibly. This definitely raises some valid points, but at the same time it's pretty hard to argue against an initiative that ends up adding the equivalent of a fair-sized country to the Global Fund's balance sheet (or 8 Luxembourgs - or 10 Finlands!), and is probably by now directly responsible for saving thousands and thousands of lives. (It's pretty hard to argue that the Global Fund is doing BAD work!) I also think that taking the angle of "people should just stop consuming and then the problems would go away" is noble, but totally unrealistic. That's not going to happen. And more to the point, there's nothing to stop people/organizations from trying to educate the rich world about the negative effects of our high-consumption lifestyles, even while Red goes about hijacking some of the spending that's going to happen regardless, and raising a little awareness about AIDS and malaria while they're at it?

So yeah, I'm definitely a supporter of it. (And I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of my Edge-designed Red Converse in the mail!)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 12:52:27 AM
Good morning. Since I am up and desperately need it, I'm going to start today's theme. Today's theme is a major departure from yesterday, today we are doing Drag Bono. We are saluting Bono getting in touch with their feminine side. And I'm lefty enough to find Drag Bono pretty hot! :D

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And one just for Beli. Ok, not just Beli. ;D
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 03:46:45 AM
Well Monica, one of the advantages of Drag Bono is that you can borrow his clothes!

Not all Drag Bono but it really has to be Posted. One. Berlin version.

And yes, that is Bob Hewson in the video. My this point he seemed appropriately jaded to his son's antics, but can you imagine what he was thinking during the filming of this? "The boys at the pub are never going to let me live this one down. Thank God Mullen, Evans and Clayton are in the same boat. I can hang with them."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVUj_W3coic
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 31, 2010, 07:34:33 AM
I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 07:56:32 AM
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I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?

In my mind I always assumed it was Bono's idea, hehe. I will see if there's anything about it in U2 by U2.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 07:58:24 AM
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I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?

In my mind I always assumed it was Bono's idea, hehe. I will see if there's anything about it in U2 by U2.

My money is on Corbijn.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 31, 2010, 08:03:03 AM
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I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?

In my mind I always assumed it was Bono's idea, hehe. I will see if there's anything about it in U2 by U2.

I guess I assumed it was Bono's idea, too - but really just to be there during the discussion - and oh yeah, to be there when they got that little skirt out of the bag for Larry - "Here's your outfit!" -- LOL.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 31, 2010, 08:12:11 AM
:D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 08:16:12 AM
Hahahah! I am sure they had a few good laughs over that little tutu at Larry's expense. I guess it was a precursor to the village people costumes for Discotheque. I always kind of wondered who's idea that was also.
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Post by: MistyLeigh32 on March 31, 2010, 08:18:17 AM
And one other thought - the idea was beautifully executed.  I can only imagine what a disaster it could have been if they all weren't willing to make it work - and WORK it did.  I remember being blown away at the Liberty Bowl on May 14, 1997 - the costumes and personalities made the show so vibrant and fantastic!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 31, 2010, 08:19:47 AM
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Hahahah! I am sure they had a few good laughs over that little tutu at Larry's expense. I guess it was a precursor to the village people costumes for Discotheque. I always kind of wondered who's idea that was also.

Now that one I think we can all agree was probably Bono's idea. ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on March 31, 2010, 08:43:03 AM
I hear Bono saying 'here we go fella's'.............


Oh and thanks for the pics monica and for the video Beli.... :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on March 31, 2010, 09:59:06 AM
you know, bono never did look half bad in drag!
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Post by: jabw10 on March 31, 2010, 10:18:25 AM
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I hear Bono saying 'here we go fella's'.............


Oh and thanks for the pics monica and for the video Beli.... :)

yeah, thanks!  because (confession time) i'd never seen the video before  *hangs head in shame*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 11:46:57 AM
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you know, bono never did look half bad in drag!

I think he looks freaking gorgeous! I think I know how OAP must feel now.  :D
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 11:47:38 AM
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you know, bono never did look half bad in drag!

I think he looks freaking gorgeous! I think I know how OAP must feel now.  :D

x2

Is it bad that I think Bono looked better in drag than he did in some of his other looks???
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 31, 2010, 11:53:21 AM
Bono in drag=no.  It doesnt do anything for me.  I wanna see Bono dressed as Bono.  Not as a woman or any other alter egos :D :D :D

Im very picky with my Bono I guess
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 11:57:48 AM
He really have a beautiful bone structure, lovely eyes, great hair and the camera just loves him.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 31, 2010, 11:58:36 AM
He has beautiful everything :D :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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you know, bono never did look half bad in drag!

I think he looks freaking gorgeous! I think I know how OAP must feel now.  :D

x2

Is it bad that I think Bono looked better in drag than he did in some of his other looks???

Well, he sure looked better here

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Than here

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 12:03:47 PM
Hahahaha!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 31, 2010, 12:04:02 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHH

BALD BONO!!

*runs, hides, cowers, cries, thinks of JT and NLOTH Bono*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 12:05:11 PM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH

BALD BONO!!

*runs, hides, cowers, cries, thinks of JT and NLOTH Bono*

Even though we would probably be thinking of different Bonos, I'm positive we can all get behind this sentiment.
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Post by: teresa_88 on March 31, 2010, 12:08:53 PM
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He has beautiful everything :D :-*

so well said! ah! ;D

and Monicalea: yep: we sure do! ahahah! :D
BALD BONO.... ouch! XD
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 12:09:12 PM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH

BALD BONO!!

*runs, hides, cowers, cries, thinks of JT and NLOTH Bono*

Even though we would probably be thinking of different Bonos, I'm positive we can all get behind this sentiment.

so true
*thinks of black eye-liner NLOTH Bono*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on March 31, 2010, 12:12:19 PM
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I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?

I would have loved to be there when they were picking out dresses, accessories, wigs & getting their makeup done. lol.
Its always fun putting makeup on men.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 12:13:45 PM
I always thought Adam had been the one behind the drag thing.
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH

BALD BONO!!

*runs, hides, cowers, cries, thinks of JT and NLOTH Bono*

Even though we would probably be thinking of different Bonos, I'm positive we can all get behind this sentiment.

so true
*thinks of black eye-liner NLOTH Bono*

I didnt like the eyeliner but I didnt hate it either
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 12:21:06 PM
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I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?

I would have loved to be there when they were picking out dresses, accessories, wigs & getting their makeup done. lol.
Its always fun putting makeup on men.

I have to admit, I would purely love to be the artist here.

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You know I'd have to take my time and stare into those eyes for a good long time to get it right.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 12:23:24 PM
The man can pull off a boa.
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I do think they pulled off drag pretty well, Bono and Larry are really beautiful (Edge and Adam, of course you are too!)  BUT - who's with me on this?  I would have loved to be in the room when the suggestion was first made "Hey - I think we (or you guys) should dress up like women and put on lots of makeup.  Does anyone know whose idea this was?

I would have loved to be there when they were picking out dresses, accessories, wigs & getting their makeup done. lol.
Its always fun putting makeup on men.

I have to admit, I would purely love to be the artist here.

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You know I'd have to take my time and stare into those eyes for a good long time to get it right.

There's a little McPhisto in that eye shadow. I think Bono was taking some notes for later  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
Well you can tell from the Zoo DVD, he knows how to put on make up-- few know that you need to apply base to the neck as well as the face.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 12:27:23 PM
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The man can pull off a boa.

Yep, even without makeup and a dress!

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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 12:28:18 PM
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Well you can tell from the Zoo DVD, he knows how to put on make up-- few know that you need to apply base to the neck as well as the face.
:D  :D  :D

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 12:28:35 PM
Mon, do you have the one of Bono sticking his tongue in Larry's ear?
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Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 12:29:34 PM
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Mon, do you have the one of Bono sticking his tongue in Larry's ear?

Of course!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 12:30:55 PM
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Mon, do you have the one of Bono sticking his tongue in Larry's ear?

Of course!

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Looks like "snarky" Larry is thinking

"WHat are you looking at? Hell yah he is about to do it, and guess what.... I'm gonna like it."
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on March 31, 2010, 12:31:50 PM
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Well you can tell from the Zoo DVD, he knows how to put on make up-- few know that you need to apply base to the neck as well as the face.
Omg thats so true. Some women dont even know that!
Damn, now I really need to get that DVD.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 31, 2010, 12:36:52 PM
Oh my-where do I begin!! I have been so busy I missed 4 days of Bono! Forgive me for going back a bit but I just wanted to say a few things.

I'll just say first that Mirrorball Man and Drag Bono are so cool!  8)  Love them and love all the photos.

I just wanted to post something about Bono as a father. The one image I have in my mind on the subject is the photo of Bono holding Elijah I believe. He was an adorable toddler wearing a black motorcycle jacket. It was taken at Bob Hewson's funeral. Bono's expression told such a story to me. I saw the intense grief he was experiencing but at the same time I saw such love in his face for his little boy. It was really a snapshot that caught the past, present and even the future-Bob, Bono and Eli. I said how volatile Bob and Bono's relationship was yet at the same time there was so much love. I am  guessing that Bono will be the type of dad that will show his children more emotion-he will wear his heart on his sleeve. That is what he wanted from Bob and I think Bono will give that to his sons and daughters. Well anyway, that one particular photo told me all of that! It was in Showbiz Ireland. I am sure that Bono is amazing father. He is human and he will make mistakes like we all do.

As far as Product (RED) goes-I am a huge supporter of this idea. I have been for years. I feel this was a brilliant idea to get people who may not have normally given money to this cause to do so. It is a win-win for both the Global Fund and the customer. We get a great product and it goes to a good cause. I have shirts from the Gap for myself and children, an iPod nano, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments etc.....   Bono calls the ladies who work with him on advertising Product (RED) his (Red) warriors. They include Christy Turlington  and Penelope Cruz. 

I will try to stay up to date with our 50 days of Bono from now on ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on March 31, 2010, 12:37:25 PM
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Mon, do you have the one of Bono sticking his tongue in Larry's ear?

Of course!

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Looks like "snarky" Larry is thinking

"WHat are you looking at? Hell yah he is about to do it, and guess what.... I'm gonna like it."

You forgot "Don't you wish you were me?"

That could be coming from either one I guess.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 31, 2010, 12:39:10 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 12:59:16 PM
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I just wanted to post something about Bono as a father. The one image I have in my mind on the subject is the photo of Bono holding Elijah I believe. He was an adorable toddler wearing a black motorcycle jacket. It was taken at Bob Hewson's funeral. Bono's expression told such a story to me. I saw the intense grief he was experiencing but at the same time I saw such love in his face for his little boy. It was really a snapshot that caught the past, present and even the future-Bob, Bono and Eli. I said how volatile Bob and Bono's relationship was yet at the same time there was so much love. I am  guessing that Bono will be the type of dad that will show his children more emotion-he will wear his heart on his sleeve. That is what he wanted from Bob and I think Bono will give that to his sons and daughters. Well anyway, that one particular photo told me all of that! It was in Showbiz Ireland. I am sure that Bono is amazing father. He is human and he will make mistakes like we all do.







SG this photo? LJ posted it. I agree, it is beautiful.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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Mon, do you have the one of Bono sticking his tongue in Larry's ear?

Of course!

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Looks like "snarky" Larry is thinking

"WHat are you looking at? Hell yah he is about to do it, and guess what.... I'm gonna like it."

You forgot "Don't you wish you were me?"

That could be coming from either one I guess.

Loves the captions. lol. 
And the pic. I approve.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: u2yooper on March 31, 2010, 01:48:06 PM
Lol!  You ladies crack me up.  I love the picture of Bono in the dress with the smoke and bottle of beer.  Dont' even ask me to begin explaining why that is sexy.  And you're so right about the picture of him and his little boy, SG.  I've seen that one before, and you can read volumes in his expression.  Personally, I do not think Bono is the best-looking in drag.  He's a little too stocky to be a pretty woman.  That said, I'd give him the dress off my back any day!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on March 31, 2010, 02:16:12 PM
I also don't think Bono was the best looking of the 4 in drag, but he beats Edge. 
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 31, 2010, 02:32:53 PM
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I also don't think Bono was the best looking of the 4 in drag, but he beats Edge.

As much as I love Mr. The...

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... I'm going to have to agree. :D
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Post by: Belisama on March 31, 2010, 02:40:29 PM
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Lol!  You ladies crack me up.  I love the picture of Bono in the dress with the smoke and bottle of beer.  Dont' even ask me to begin explaining why that is sexy.  And you're so right about the picture of him and his little boy, SG.  I've seen that one before, and you can read volumes in his expression.  Personally, I do not think Bono is the best-looking in drag.  He's a little too stocky to be a pretty woman.  That said, I'd give him the dress off my back any day!

Yooper, this is why we love you.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on March 31, 2010, 04:46:40 PM
Yes, Beli , that was the beautiful photo of Bono and Eli. I didn't realize you already posted it. So lovely. Thanks.
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Post by: u2yooper on March 31, 2010, 05:22:54 PM
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Lol!  You ladies crack me up.  I love the picture of Bono in the dress with the smoke and bottle of beer.  Dont' even ask me to begin explaining why that is sexy.  And you're so right about the picture of him and his little boy, SG.  I've seen that one before, and you can read volumes in his expression.  Personally, I do not think Bono is the best-looking in drag.  He's a little too stocky to be a pretty woman.  That said, I'd give him the dress off my back any day!

Yooper, this is why we love you.

Back at'cha!   :-*
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I don't mind bald Bono so much, though this particular shot isn't very good..... :-\
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on March 31, 2010, 09:17:42 PM
Gotta love a man that's confident enough with their masculinity to dress in drag. He does make a great woman, they all pretty much do. Just one of the reasons why that One video is a particular favorite.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 01, 2010, 04:19:58 AM
Today's Theme: Our Man in Africa:
Has any other non-African done as much to bring awaresness about the continent to the world at large? I am always struck by how genuinely happy he looks when he is there.


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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 01, 2010, 06:12:17 AM
Excellent theme for the day, Beli!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 01, 2010, 07:08:49 AM
Mon,

Love that last one and thanks for including a pic of his recent trip to Ghana.
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Post by: Monicalea on April 01, 2010, 09:50:38 AM
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Love that last one and thanks for including a pic of his recent trip to Ghana.

I thought I had more from that trip but I can't find them. :(
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 01, 2010, 10:19:59 AM
I love that recent picture with the local band :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Belisama on April 01, 2010, 10:30:44 AM
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I love that recent picture with the local band :-* :-* :-* :-*

I know, Bono is really into it. And yes, he looks really good there. He has kept the weight off while not touring.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 01, 2010, 10:42:00 AM
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Today's Theme: Our Man in Africa:
Has any other non-African done as much to bring awaresness about the continent to the world at large? I am always struck by how genuinely happy he looks when he is there.
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Ok that is 1 of the sweetest pic of him I've seen. It just pulled at my cold, icy little heart strings.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 01, 2010, 10:42:57 AM
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I love that recent picture with the local band :-* :-* :-* :-*

I know, Bono is really into it. And yes, he looks really good there. He has kept the weight off while not touring.

I would have loved to hear that little performance
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on April 01, 2010, 12:17:14 PM
bono secretly wishes he were african.  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 01, 2010, 02:06:42 PM
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bono secretly wishes he were african.  ;)

Yeah, an African Elvis.   :D
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Post by: StrongGirl on April 01, 2010, 04:25:45 PM
I have that Vanity Fair issue Beli. I made sure I got the one with Bono on it.  ;) There were so many covers with so many people that helped Africa on it including President Bush. Bono fought to have him on one of the covers for all he did for the African people. I always admired Bono for that! It wasn't the popular thing to do because Bush was not liked. He was the editor and he did it his way!  Way to go Bono!  All of the the things I do for African causes I do because I learned about it from Bono. From there I made my own choice to get involved. Now I sell and own so many of Agnes' beautiful crafts and jewelry. I love doing it! The African people don't want a hand out , they want a hand up. They make beautiful clothes with Edun and Agnes and the ladies make gorgeous jewelry. They are so talented with so much to offer.  Bono made me see this. I will forever think of Bono when I think of all the advances Africa has made !!! (and Bob Geldof too of course ;))!!  It is wonderful to see that now that they are staying healthy, they can contribute to the rest of the world. Bono had it right all along!!
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Post by: Belisama on April 01, 2010, 04:37:33 PM
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I have that Vanity Fair issue Beli. I made sure I got the one with Bono on it.  ;) There were so many covers with so many people that helped Africa on it including President Bush. Bono fought to have him on one of the covers for all he did for the African people. I always admired Bono for that! It wasn't the popular thing to do because Bush was not liked. He was the editor and he did it his way!  Way to go Bono!  All of the the things I do for African causes I do because I learned about it from Bono. From there I made my own choice to get involved. Now I sell and own so many of Agnes' beautiful crafts and jewelry. I love doing it! The African people don't want a hand out , they want a hand up. They make beautiful clothes with Edun and Agnes and the ladies make gorgeous jewelry. They are so talented with so much to offer.  Bono made me see this. I will forever think of Bono when I think of all the advances Africa has made !!! (and Bob Geldof too of course ;))!!  It is wonderful to see that now that they are staying healthy, they can contribute to the rest of the world. Bono had it right all along!!

SG-- I wanted that cover so bad I paid extra to get it from Amazon and I begged my local Barnes and Nobel for the poster of all the covers. It is one of my prize possessions. I do think it is a little cute that Bono made sure he shared a cover with the prettiest girl in the room. ;) I didn't know about him fighting to get Bush on the cover. That is a fabulous story. I know he gets a lot of flack for his relationship with Bush, but Bono is smart enough to know that it is the cause not the person.

My own awareness of the challenges Africa faces comes largely from listening to Bono and reading about him. It has caused me to research on my own. Have you read Sachs' book The End of Poverty?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 01, 2010, 06:31:33 PM
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I have that Vanity Fair issue Beli. I made sure I got the one with Bono on it.  ;) There were so many covers with so many people that helped Africa on it including President Bush. Bono fought to have him on one of the covers for all he did for the African people. I always admired Bono for that! It wasn't the popular thing to do because Bush was not liked. He was the editor and he did it his way!  Way to go Bono!  All of the the things I do for African causes I do because I learned about it from Bono. From there I made my own choice to get involved. Now I sell and own so many of Agnes' beautiful crafts and jewelry. I love doing it! The African people don't want a hand out , they want a hand up. They make beautiful clothes with Edun and Agnes and the ladies make gorgeous jewelry. They are so talented with so much to offer.  Bono made me see this. I will forever think of Bono when I think of all the advances Africa has made !!! (and Bob Geldof too of course ;))!!  It is wonderful to see that now that they are staying healthy, they can contribute to the rest of the world. Bono had it right all along!!

Well said SG! I've been a close watcher of Bono's involvement with Africa for several years, and (shockingly, I know) I'm a huge admirer. Certainly he has played probably a bigger role than anyone else in inspiring the direction my life has taken. It was really through him that I latched onto the idea that there are ways we can get involved in trying to make the world better, that "the world is more malleable than we're told". And I know he has inspired so many other people to act and take an interest and educate themselves, and that in itself is so valuable. Who knows what sorts of differences those people will make in the future? As my friend always says, "Bono is a force of good in the world, period."

I know there are people who disagree with the approaches he advocates, or who simply cringe at the idea of a rich celebrity being a spokesperson for the poor. I don't want to try and argue that Bono has all the answers or that he always knows the best solutions for the issues he's involved with. It would be weird if he did, since in there are many areas of development where no one really knows what's best, or how to fix things, and they readily admit that. The important thing is that people keep working at it, and to me that's what Bono symbolizes. If you understand what he's about, then you know he's about being open minded, open to learning and listening to the people around him, and about following through with what he believes in.

I could go on, of course, but I'll resist! :)

BUT - for your viewing pleasure - a couple of Africa/Bono-related videos! The first is lighthearted (more Ricky Gervais than Bono, but Bono's in there eventually) and the second is the first part of an AWESOME speech he gave at the California Women's Conference (follow the links to the remaining parts). Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DgIRjecItw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8vW0TaRPIQ

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: missey on April 01, 2010, 07:53:32 PM
Thank you Bloom for posting those vids.  After watching the Women's Conference speeach I have completely fallen in love with this man all over again, he just amazing!!! :-*

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 03:42:48 AM
For today's theme: Rosary Bono. You just don't see him without one and it suits him. In recent years it has become almost as much a part of his wardrobe and persona as his shades.


If anything he has become more outspoken about his faith and the role of religion in his life. Part of the beauty of Bono is that he successfully melds worlds and is a walking contradicition-- a rock star who embraces faith. I am still looking for it but one of my favorite quotes about Bono talks about how he mixes the carnal and the spiritual. It is part of what makes Bono, Bono.


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Some favorite videos and Bono Quotes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dingVac1W1g&feature=PlayList&p=008B2EC499A1E951&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=21

My personal favorite, his NAACP speech

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 02, 2010, 05:41:41 AM
It's so nice to wake up to another lovely day of Bono.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 11:50:41 AM
Ah, one of my favorite Bono themes!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 02, 2010, 01:34:37 PM
One nice thing about the Bono rosary theme is that it's also the Bono with unbuttoned shirt theme.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 02, 2010, 01:41:16 PM
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One nice thing about the Bono rosary theme is that it's also the Bono with unbuttoned shirt theme.

And thus we too get to mix a little bit of the sexy and the spiritual on Good Friday! Bono would be proud  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 02, 2010, 01:41:42 PM
LOL.
Amen.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 02, 2010, 02:06:56 PM
40 from the Vertigo Chicago show.  I like how Bono hangs his rosary on the mike stand before he leaves the stage (at about 5:15).  He says it's for Father Somebody (Sculley, maybe?)  from Notre Dame University, but I never have been able to catch the name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czzIhi3s7UY
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 02:51:17 PM
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One nice thing about the Bono rosary theme is that it's also the Bono with unbuttoned shirt theme.

And thus we too get to mix a little bit of the sexy and the spiritual on Good Friday! Bono would be proud  ;)
And here I thought no one would pick up on it or I would be admonished.

This is why I love Bonogirls.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 03:25:44 PM
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One nice thing about the Bono rosary theme is that it's also the Bono with unbuttoned shirt theme.

And thus we too get to mix a little bit of the sexy and the spiritual on Good Friday! Bono would be proud  ;)
And here I thought no one would pick up on it or I would be admonished.

This is why I love Bonogirls.

Yeah, we were kind of hesitant at first, Beli being Jewish and me being Unitarian we weren't sure if it would be somewhat inappropriate. I'm so glad y'all got it and liked it.

And Lori, that was my thoughts exactly! :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 03:28:38 PM
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One nice thing about the Bono rosary theme is that it's also the Bono with unbuttoned shirt theme.

And thus we too get to mix a little bit of the sexy and the spiritual on Good Friday! Bono would be proud  ;)
And here I thought no one would pick up on it or I would be admonished.

This is why I love Bonogirls.

Yeah, we were kind of hesitant at first, Beli being Jewish and me being Unitarian we weren't sure if it would be somewhat inappropriate. I'm so glad y'all got it and liked it.

And Lori, that was my thoughts exactly! :D

Actually Monica and I figured if we hadn't shocked the heck out of people by now, we were safe.

And Mon, don't forget I am also the resident Wicca on the forum. . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 03:31:34 PM
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And Mon, don't forget I am also the resident Wicca on the forum. . .

Beli, you would make an excellent UU!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 02, 2010, 04:55:03 PM
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One nice thing about the Bono rosary theme is that it's also the Bono with unbuttoned shirt theme.

And thus we too get to mix a little bit of the sexy and the spiritual on Good Friday! Bono would be proud  ;)

My favorite combination especially when Bono's involved.   ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 02, 2010, 04:55:48 PM
Beli, I am familiar with Ending Poverty but have not read it yet. I want to!

Bloom , thanks for your wonderful insights on this 50 day journey as well. I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D

I love all the photos but as most of you know, I don't post photos. But I love the rosary theme and pictures. Yes, it is as much part of Bono as the skull cap is to the Edge!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 05:04:39 PM
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Beli, I am familiar with Ending Poverty but have not read it yet. I want to!

Bloom , thanks for your wonderful insights on this 50 day journey as well. I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D

I love all the photos but as most of you know, I don't post photos. But I love the rosary theme and pictures. Yes, it is as much part of Bono as the skull cap is to the Edge!!  ;)

SG I really want to read it and thought about making it a suggestion for book club but I am not sure how "dry" it is. Maybe I will do that next time around. I have a copy and it is on my list. I will let you know. If only we had time to read all the books we want!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 05:06:05 PM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!
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Post by: LoveSupreme on April 02, 2010, 05:09:16 PM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!

I Think we all would. *daydreams*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 05:09:29 PM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!

You know he goes through your PB almost daily.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 05:17:09 PM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!

You know he goes through your PB almost daily.

I can imagine what he would say if he did; "Wow, this chick really needs to get out more!" and "Good grief! Below the waist?! Really?!" and probably "What's with all this Bromance stuff?"
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 05:20:26 PM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!

You know he goes through your PB almost daily.

I can imagine what he would say if he did; "Wow, this chick really needs to get out more!" and "Good grief! Below the waist?! Really?!" and probably "What's with all this Bromance stuff?"

No I am positive he and Edge go through it and reminice. . . "Remember when you helped me pick out that shirt after we drank Oasis under the table?"
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 05:26:14 PM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!

You know he goes through your PB almost daily.

I can imagine what he would say if he did; "Wow, this chick really needs to get out more!" and "Good grief! Below the waist?! Really?!" and probably "What's with all this Bromance stuff?"

No I am positive he and Edge go through it and reminice. . . "Remember when you helped me pick out that shirt after we drank Oasis under the table?"

I have that pic!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 05:27:45 PM
It is so much fun making up little caption to the pictures.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 05:34:09 PM
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It is so much fun making up little caption to the pictures.

I like to just browse through them and drool, giggle, fantasize . . . whatever.
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Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 05:37:23 PM
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It is so much fun making up little caption to the pictures.

I like to just browse through them and drool, giggle, fantasize . . . whatever.

I think Edge and Bono do that too.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 05:38:17 PM
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It is so much fun making up little caption to the pictures.

I like to just browse through them and drool, giggle, fantasize . . . whatever.

I think Edge and Bono do that too.

Well, they need to get their asses over here for the whatever!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 05:51:01 PM
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It is so much fun making up little caption to the pictures.

I like to just browse through them and drool, giggle, fantasize . . . whatever.

I think Edge and Bono do that too.

Well, they need to get their asses over here for the whatever!

LOL I am sure they will get right on that.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 05:58:22 PM
Enough talking back to the chest rosary!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 06:00:27 PM
He needs to do that more often. Judging from the Ghana pics he should be able to still pull it off.
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Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 06:02:21 PM
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He needs to do that more often. Judging from the Ghana pics he should be able to still pull it off.

That would make so many people so happy!
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Post by: Belisama on April 02, 2010, 06:03:43 PM
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He needs to do that more often. Judging from the Ghana pics he should be able to still pull it off.

That would make so many people so happy!

I can hope. Bono if you are reading this. . . . please?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 06:24:46 PM
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He needs to do that more often. Judging from the Ghana pics he should be able to still pull it off.

That would make so many people so happy!

I can hope. Bono if you are reading this. . . . please?

Yes please! Isn't your whole raison d'etre to make me and Beli people happy?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 02, 2010, 06:37:01 PM
I just want y'all to know that for tomorrow's theme I am creating a whole new PB album. I honestly don't know why I didn't have this one before now.  Y'all will love it!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 02, 2010, 10:46:19 PM
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Enough talking back to the chest rosary!

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 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

(especially the top left and bottom pictures) :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 03, 2010, 01:00:50 AM
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I just want y'all to know that for tomorrow's theme I am creating a whole new PB album. I honestly don't know why I didn't have this one before now.  Y'all will love it!

I am a little afraid and yet highly intrigued.
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Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 05:55:36 AM
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I just want y'all to know that for tomorrow's theme I am creating a whole new PB album. I honestly don't know why I didn't have this one before now.  Y'all will love it!

I am a little afraid and yet highly intrigued.

Oh, there is nothing to be afraid of. I promise you will love it!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 06:06:19 AM
Good morning Bonophiles! For today's theme Bono will be almost naked. For some, it might quite shocking at first but everyone will recognize the true beauty of these pictures.

I am, of course, referring to Bono without shades.  That's right, we will be gazing into those beautiful unadorned eyes!  :D

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And meet my new desktop! For this click, then click on the picture again to get the full effect.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 03, 2010, 08:59:45 AM
Mmmmm, Pop Bono sans shades.  I was almost late to work this morning.  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: jabw10 on April 03, 2010, 09:12:13 AM
sigh... i have missed those blue eyes...
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on April 03, 2010, 12:29:22 PM
damn bono has amazing eyes.  i always loved it when he took off his glasses during concerts....he'd always do it whenever he was singing about something really personal.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 03, 2010, 02:23:24 PM
Excellent choice for a theme Mon. . . . I don't think he gets enough credit for those beautiful eyes. I bet Sinatra was jealous.


Some more "naked" Bono:


Here is is just taunting us. .


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I know, going back to JT Bono is sort of cheating, but, come on, the eyes are hypnotic. .


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Even in black and white. . .

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 03, 2010, 02:26:39 PM
Yes, I agree...sigh!!!!  I adore looking into those expressive and beautiful eyes of his!  Though I don't contribute photos, I thank you for all the enjoyment I am having looking at these amazing photos of naked Bono!!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 03, 2010, 02:27:34 PM
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Yes, I agree...sigh!!!!  I adore looking into those expressive and beautiful eyes of his!  Though I don't contribute photos, I thank you for all the enjoyment I am having looking at these amazing photos of naked Bono!!!  ;)

Too funny. SG we will teach you to post photos, oh yes we will.

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on April 03, 2010, 04:37:48 PM
So how many more days till his birthday now??? May what??
 ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 03, 2010, 05:20:36 PM
Hmmm...I was away from the internet for a bit, but I'm glad I've made it back in time for the end of "naked Bono" day!
 
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Beli, I've read The End of Poverty...great book! And in fact one of the primary inspirations (aside from Bono  :)) for me to take up development economics as a profession. Hey, if you happen to decide to do that as a book club selection any time between May and September, I'd be happy to contribute some tidbits of insight or throw out some ideas for people to discuss...
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
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Beli, I've read The End of Poverty...great book! And in fact one of the primary inspirations (aside from Bono  :)) for me to take up development economics as a profession. Hey, if you happen to decide to do that as a book club selection any time between May and September, I'd be happy to contribute some tidbits of insight or throw out some ideas for people to discuss...

Even I would force myself to find time for this!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 03, 2010, 08:38:33 PM
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Beli, I've read The End of Poverty...great book! And in fact one of the primary inspirations (aside from Bono  :)) for me to take up development economics as a profession. Hey, if you happen to decide to do that as a book club selection any time between May and September, I'd be happy to contribute some tidbits of insight or throw out some ideas for people to discuss...

Even I would force myself to find time for this!

sweet!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 03, 2010, 09:10:35 PM
Some black and white "naked" Bono goodness:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 03, 2010, 09:25:31 PM
You know, when I first read "naked Bono," I wasn't exactly sure what today's theme would end up looking like, but Bono's eyes certainly deserve at least one day of admiration during the Plan.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 03, 2010, 09:35:29 PM
Bono's eyes are his best physical feature, I think :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 09:46:28 PM
I could gaze into these eyes all night!

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One for Beli

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 03, 2010, 09:52:58 PM
his eyes are like endless portals of space and time, with a blueish tint :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 09:56:33 PM
And a couple for me.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 09:58:55 PM
And one more for good measure.

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 03, 2010, 09:59:16 PM
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And one more for good measure.

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 :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 03, 2010, 10:01:01 PM
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And one more for good measure.

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 :-* :-*

Yeah, that's close to what I think of when I look at that one.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 03, 2010, 10:01:50 PM
So adorable :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on April 03, 2010, 10:57:12 PM
Even thought he's rich, he's always been a working man....
I can see that in his eyes....thats what I love!!!! :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 04, 2010, 05:12:53 AM
In The Name of Love


I wanted to do something special for today's theme. Yes it is Easter Sunday and with Bono that could bring all kinds of connotations. I was talking with eury about The Plan and she pointed out that this must be a special Easter for Bono. Not only is it such an important Christian day, but it is also April 4th, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today's theme, Bono and MLK, Bono and Pride.


Bono and Coretta Scott King

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Singing Pride at the White House

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Bono's Speech at the White House Prayer Breakfast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUdrYDk8rVA

Some possibly little known fact about the song:

The song had been intended to be about Ronald Reagan's pride in America's military power but writer Bono had been influenced by Stephen B. Oates's book Let The Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a biography of Malcolm X. These caused Bono to ponder the different sides of the civil rights campaigns, the violent and the non-violent.[1] In subsequent years, Bono has expressed his dissatisfaction with the lyrics, which he describes, along with another Unforgettable Fire song "Bad", as being "left as simple sketches". He says he was swayed by The Edge and producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, who played down the need to develop the lyrics as they thought the impressionistic nature was more important to the songs' feeling, particularly when heard by non-English speakers"

The song contains the erroneous reference to King's shooting as "Early morning, April 4", when it was actually after 6 p.m. Bono acknowledges the error and in live performances he occasionally changes the lyric to "Early evening...".[3]

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders sang backing vocals on the recording. She was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds at the time and she is credited as "Christine Kerr".[2]

Pride was U2's first charting single in the US

Finally, U2 performing Pride from Rattle and Hum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7COntXhPcI


"Pride (In The Name Of Love)" (extended mix)

One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed up on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Nobody like you
Somebody wants to
Somebody to you

Early morning, April four
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Nobody like you
Somebody sees you
Nobody, you're all

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love


Love it or hate it, Pride is still a powerful song with an inspiring theme. Writing tribute songs is a tricky business, you have to convey the eidos of your subject, make it accessable to the masses and in the end still have a "good" or if you are lucky, "great" song. Pride meets those challenges on all cylinders.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 04, 2010, 05:30:21 AM
MLK from Rattle and Hum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgZYlTpRoRc
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 04, 2010, 10:17:17 AM
I have a poster on my wall with an MLK speech excerpt...you can really see how he's influenced Bono over the years (echoes of Magnificent there at the end, no?):


The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie,
nor establish the truth.

Through violence you murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.

Returning violence for violence multiplies
violence, adding deeper darkness
to a night already devoid of stars.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 04, 2010, 06:27:22 PM
On yesterday's theme - When I was a newbie fan, the first few U2 concert DVDs I saw were Vertigo and Slane. I remember loving Slane in particular for the fact that Bono took his glasses off. Still being "new" to U2 at the time and thusly unused to Bono's glasses, seeing them off for so long really meant something to me. :)

Now for a little Pride Bono:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on April 04, 2010, 08:04:34 PM
U28 - your post reminded me of when I was a new fan. The first video I bought was the "best of" videos 1980-1990 and I absolutely LOVED the Pride video. I used to rewind and watch Bono jump off the stage in slo-mo over and over!
 :P
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: AndyU2 on April 04, 2010, 10:37:30 PM
I'm not sure if anyone else posted this but If any of you have Twitter, on May 10th we are going to try and get #Bono50 as a trending topic.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 05, 2010, 03:38:44 AM
Ahhhh about 35 more days to go on The Plan, give or take. We don't want to peak too early on hot topics, but heck, it's Monday and we will probably do this one again just for fun, so let's start the week off in a crazy way. . .

A few questions for the group--


Did anyone get to see Macphisto live?

What is your favorite Macphisto moment?

Bono's age aside, should Macphisto be resurrected?

If Macphisto was around this tour, who should he call?

One of my favorite threads asked if Macphisto knocked on your door, would you answer?


I give you. . .. Macphisto Bono

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Of course we had to sneak a little Fly in here, but there will be more to him later. One of Anton's best images ever!

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One of my favs-- not only is he on the Gold Bono Love Couch, but oh those shoes!

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Not quite Macphisto, but trust me, this image makes an awesome Christmas Card.

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And some Macphisto moments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHO2K-RNqh0&feature=PlayList&p=850D7FE717CC1D55&playnext_from=PL&index=15&playnext=2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmcVJ7VNdE&feature=related

Calling Helmut Kohl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogJ9AM33Y78&feature=related

And some Lemon-- a totally under rated song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgb6WtWKH4s&feature=related
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 05, 2010, 05:25:23 AM
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Ahhhh about 35 more days to go on The Plan, give or take. We don't want to peak too early on hot topics, but heck, it's Monday and we will probably do this one again just for fun, so let's start the week off in a crazy way. . .

A few questions for the group--


Did anyone get to see Macphisto live?

What is your favorite Macphisto moment?

Bono's age aside, should Macphisot be resurrected?

If Macphisto was around this tour, who should he call?

One of my favorite threads asked if Macphisto knocked on your door, would you answer?


No I never got to see Macphisto live because I was an idiot and let that idiot I married keep me from it.

The calls (the one's I've seen and heard online) are my favorites.

As fond as I have become of Macphisto, I'd rather see The Fly make a come back. (Is it just me or is The Fly to Bono threads as Bono in general is to the rest of the forum?)

He should call Michael Steele. That would be hilarious!

Oh, so many ways to look at that question!  In one way of looking at that question, I wouldn't turn away Bono no matter what persona he was in!  In another way, and the way I'm sure you, my multi-religious friend, meant it I might not let Macphisto into my house but I'd certainly meet him around the corner and buy him a drink.

Now let's see who's the first to get that reference. No hints, Beli!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 05, 2010, 10:43:51 AM
Yes, I am a wimp, but MacPhisto scares me.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 05, 2010, 11:34:00 AM
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I wish Bono could drop by and check it out!  ;D


I would die twice!

You know he goes through your PB almost daily.

I can imagine what he would say if he did; "Wow, this chick really needs to get out more!" and "Good grief! Below the waist?! Really?!" and probably "What's with all this Bromance stuff?"

No I am positive he and Edge go through it and reminice. . . "Remember when you helped me pick out that shirt after we drank Oasis under the table?"

I have that pic!

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OMG that is sooo FUNNY!   I have never seen that photo before.  Mr. The Edge looks totally greased. 

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Ahhhh about 35 more days to go on The Plan, give or take. We don't want to peak too early on hot topics, but heck, it's Monday and we will probably do this one again just for fun, so let's start the week off in a crazy way. . .

A few questions for the group--


Did anyone get to see Macphisto live?

What is your favorite Macphisto moment?

Bono's age aside, should Macphisot be resurrected?

If Macphisto was around this tour, who should he call?


You got me wondering...We saw Mirrorball man on tour in Vancouver in 1992, (He didn't crack out Mr. MacPhisto until 1993 if my memory serves me correctly)..I remember MBM calling from the stage to talk to the Whitehouse, and to order us Pizza...which I thought was hilarious. 

It would be a treat for him to bust him out again just for the nostalgia.  But the question of who he should call...that's a good one.
Given his organizations and his need to appear neutral--who would he call? 

That would be a great question for Bono hey?  If I ever meet him that will be the question I will ask..."hey Bono, Who would Mr. MacPhisto call from the 360 stage?"

I'll let you know if I get close enough to ask this summer!  ;)

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I'm not sure if anyone else posted this but If any of you have Twitter, on May 10th we are going to try and get #Bono50 as a trending topic.

I will totally help tweet this!  Thanks for the heads up. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 05, 2010, 12:41:09 PM
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Ahhhh about 35 more days to go on The Plan, give or take. We don't want to peak too early on hot topics, but heck, it's Monday and we will probably do this one again just for fun, so let's start the week off in a crazy way. . .

A few questions for the group--


Did anyone get to see Macphisto live?

What is your favorite Macphisto moment?

Bono's age aside, should Macphisto be resurrected?

If Macphisto was around this tour, who should he call?

One of my favorite threads asked if Macphisto knocked on your door, would you answer?


I didn't get to see MacPhisto live.  I saw MBM in Atlanta.

I love the call to Queen Beatrix to ask if she likes rock-n-roll! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E9ftrBgAew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E9ftrBgAew)

I think MacPhisto has had his day.  I don't think he should come back.

If he was around, though, I'd like to hear him call Stephen Colbert--would love to hear THAT conversation!  ;D

If Mac knocked on my door, I'd answer, but I wouldn't let him in---you never invite the Devil into your house no matter how much fun he is!  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 05, 2010, 01:32:09 PM
MACPHISTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a couple of my favourite MacPhisto photos:

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Answers to questions:

1. Did I see him live? I wish!

2. Favourite moment? This might be a bit irreverent, but I think the time he went strolling around the Vatican was pretty hard to top. I mean, can you imagine being there, as a tourist or whatever, and suddenly you notice this guy?
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And this is literally a "moment", but I have always loved that little bit in Zoo TV Sydney, where MacPhisto is dialing the cab company, and he very delicately "shooshes" the crowd...this tiny little gesture aimed at 50 000 people. I guess that's kind of a Bono thing rather than a MacPhisto thing - just his sheer level of comfort on the stage, the way he can make a huge space so intimate...but I always find it hilarious.

3. Should he be resurrected? Hmmm...if the mood overtakes Bono, I'm all for it...but somehow I can't imagine it happening...I think he really does belong to a previous era. (For some reason, I have this image of Bono getting all enthusiastic about it, and Larry putting his foot down..."That's OVER, Bono!")

4. Who should he call today? I totally agree with you Georgia, I can't think of a better answer than Stephen Colbert! Though I guess it might be funny to hear what he'd say to Sarah Palin! And I'd love to hear him playing around with Rush Limbaugh...

5. Would I answer the door? I probably wouldn't be able to resist... ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 05, 2010, 01:32:34 PM
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If he was around, though, I'd like to hear him call Stephen Colbert--would love to hear THAT conversation!  ;D


Colbert...good one.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 05, 2010, 05:53:45 PM
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2. Favourite moment? This might be a bit irreverent, but I think the time he went strolling around the Vatican was pretty hard to top. I mean, can you imagine being there, as a tourist or whatever, and suddenly you notice this guy?
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That bit is absolutely brilliant!  Katie just said, "That makes all other performance artists look like d-bags (my edit because I'm not sure spelling it out would be kosher here), and I'm pi**ed off because I didn't think of it!" God! Even if she wasn't mine I'd love that kid!
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2. Favourite moment? This might be a bit irreverent, but I think the time he went strolling around the Vatican was pretty hard to top. I mean, can you imagine being there, as a tourist or whatever, and suddenly you notice this guy?
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That bit is absolutely brilliant!  Katie just said, "That makes all other performance artists look like d-bags (my edit because I'm not sure spelling it out would be kosher here), and I'm pi**ed off because I didn't think of it!" God! Even if she wasn't mine I'd love that kid!


I love the tourists in the background. . . .


OK to answer my own questions. . .


I have seen Macphisto live. Several times. He called the White House.

I don't think they should revive it-- the time has passed and besides, we know pretty much anyone would take a call from Bono. Most likely he has the majority of world leaders on speed dial anyway.

If he were to make a call today I think he should call someone like the CEO of Toyota and ask them if they want to buy a used car. Or Bernie Madoff. You get the idea.

If Macphisto knocked on my door, sure why not, I'd let him in. 

And Mon, yes, your kids rock. :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 05, 2010, 07:43:47 PM
I have not seen Macphisto live - that was a year before my time. :(

I also think Macphisto shouldn't be revived. The whole thing was PERFECT for Zoo TV, but as another poster said, Bono's invovlement with so many politicians and charities (which I'm not bashing) would really force him to choose absolute middle ground.

For a favorite moment, I'm going with Bloom's choice. I always got a kick out of the "shushing" as well. :D

As to who he'd call, I again agree with another poster: a call to Sarah Palin would be verrrrrrrry interesting. :D

If Macphisto knocked on my door, I suppose I'd let him in.


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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 06, 2010, 05:47:06 AM
Good morning Bonofiends!

We continue our weekly highlight of organizations that Bono supports with Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org (http://www.amnesty.org)

From their website;

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.

Amnesty International's Demand Dignity campaign http://www.amnesty.org/en/demand-dignity (http://www.amnesty.org/en/demand-dignity) aims to end the human rights violations that drive and deepen global poverty. The campaign will mobilize people all over the world to demand that governments, big corporations and others who have power, listen to the voices of those living in poverty and recognize and protect their rights.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 06, 2010, 08:02:09 AM
Coincedently I'm going to speak to my congressman today on behalf of Amnesty Int'l. :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on April 06, 2010, 08:31:27 AM
Way to go LS! Good Luck.  :)
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Post by: LoveSupreme on April 06, 2010, 08:48:06 AM
Thanks Cherry :) I'm a little nervous. Never done this before. Thankfully, I wont be alone & its only supposed to be a short meeting.
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Post by: Belisama on April 06, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
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Coincedently I'm going to speak to my congressman today on behalf of Amnesty Int'l. :)

LS way to go! Please let us know what happens!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 06, 2010, 10:31:14 AM
Wiil do :)

We are going to speak to him about maternal health problems in the U.S. & the high mortality rates that result from it.

Here is a video from AIUSA on how one can become more involved with the organization & become better heard by the gov't.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1743414647410019685#
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 06, 2010, 10:46:54 AM
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Wiil do :)

We are going to speak to him about maternal health problems in the U.S. & the high mortality rates that result from it.

Here is a video from AIUSA on how one can become more involved with the organization & become better heard by the gov't.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1743414647410019685#

That is awesome!! Good luck to you and I hope it goes well!! Keep us posted!  More than two women die every day in the USA from complications of pregnancy and childbirth!  Isn't that an amazing fact?  I know my Prime Minister has put Womens health at the top of the G8 Agenda and I could not be happier to hear he will finally champion this! 

I volunteered for Amnestly International and worked with them for years.  In University I organized letter writing nights and sat at booths and asked people to add their signatures to petitions.  It was very meaningful work for me and I met the most amazing people.  Organizers for the Demand Dignity campaign talked to us in line at the Vegas show and I got my picture taken with a sign for a documentary they were making.  Anybody else see them at their shows in '09?  I imagine they will be on tour again in 2010....I wonder? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZjGCViEzZ8  that is a vid of Bono in the greatest coat evAR on the Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986!
Anybody have any pictures of Bono from that tour?  It's all about the hair!


Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 06, 2010, 04:54:51 PM
I kid you not the main atu2 page has this quote up...I thought it was perfect for the Amnesty International theme:

"We are far better at getting Amnesty International's message across in music than press conferences. We're just good at very noisy rock 'n' roll."

-- Bono, 1986
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 06, 2010, 05:07:25 PM
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Wiil do :)

We are going to speak to him about maternal health problems in the U.S. & the high mortality rates that result from it.

Here is a video from AIUSA on how one can become more involved with the organization & become better heard by the gov't.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1743414647410019685#

That is awesome!! Good luck to you and I hope it goes well!! Keep us posted!  More than two women die every day in the USA from complications of pregnancy and childbirth!  Isn't that an amazing fact?  I know my Prime Minister has put Womens health at the top of the G8 Agenda and I could not be happier to hear he will finally champion this! 

I volunteered for Amnestly International and worked with them for years.  In University I organized letter writing nights and sat at booths and asked people to add their signatures to petitions.  It was very meaningful work for me and I met the most amazing people.  Organizers for the Demand Dignity campaign talked to us in line at the Vegas show and I got my picture taken with a sign for a documentary they were making.  Anybody else see them at their shows in '09?  I imagine they will be on tour again in 2010....I wonder? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZjGCViEzZ8  that is a vid of Bono in the greatest coat evAR on the Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986!
Anybody have any pictures of Bono from that tour?  It's all about the hair!




I love that Bono is so bundled up and Adam is wearing a wife beater. Even back then he was so self conscious.

Bono and Sting at the Amnesty Tour press conference

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According to the "google" this is Bono accepting an award for his work with Amnesty International-- I do not remember this look.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 06, 2010, 05:18:03 PM
I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 06, 2010, 05:21:35 PM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You mean a 360 Ultraviolent Bono Day?    ;)

We can do that.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 06, 2010, 05:22:36 PM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You mean a 360 Ultraviolent Bono Day?    ;)

We can do that.

Yes, jacket and all ;D :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 06, 2010, 05:27:20 PM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You mean a 360 Ultraviolent Bono Day?    ;)

We can do that.

Yes, jacket and all ;D :-* :-*

Lucky for you, you get more than one wish. ;)



U2 on the Amnesty Tour
Help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6IYUR4Vi_4&feature=related

Bono accepting Amnesty Free Your Mind  Award

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCDtL9IPGQU&feature=related

Announcing Aung San Suu Kyi being given AI's highest honor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E29v0T3Rva8
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 06, 2010, 06:48:05 PM
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Thanks Cherry :) I'm a little nervous. Never done this before. Thankfully, I wont be alone & its only supposed to be a short meeting.

So you are channeling your inner Bono, good for you! You will do a fabulous job, just do what I do and think WWBD?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 06, 2010, 07:59:28 PM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You know, anyone can post to this thread . . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 07, 2010, 01:25:34 AM
Oh no, I have been so busy and missed so many days!! YIKES!!

I jsut want to say how nice it was to make Easter Sunday the MLK day. Pride is such a beautiful song that makes my spirits soar. It has done that for over 20 years. How appropriate it mentions MLK and Jesus too especially on that day.

I love the devilish MacPhisto, who doesn't!!  ;)  I just want to say that the MacPhisto idea is said to have come from my other beloved... Gavin Friday  8) ;)  I am sure Bono and Gavin have traded many ideas over the years!

Many years ago I joined Amnesty because of U2. They have made an impact on my life way beyond their music. They are amazing men. I am proud to be a fan!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 04:14:03 AM
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Oh no, I have been so busy and missed so many days!! YIKES!!

I jsut want to say how nice it was to make Easter Sunday the MLK day. Pride is such a beautiful song that makes my spirits soar. It has done that for over 20 years. How appropriate it mentions MLK and Jesus too especially on that day.

I love the devilish MacPhisto, who doesn't!!  ;)  I just want to say that the MacPhisto idea is said to have come from my other beloved... Gavin Friday  8) ;)  I am sure Bono and Gavin have traded many ideas over the years!

Many years ago I joined Amnesty because of U2. They have made an impact on my life way beyond their music. They are amazing men. I am proud to be a fan!

SG, we may have to do a Bono/Gav?guggi day and you will have to be in charge. One of us will post the pictures if you'd like but you will be hostess. I am close to insisting on this. :)
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Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 05:37:41 AM
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Oh no, I have been so busy and missed so many days!! YIKES!!

I jsut want to say how nice it was to make Easter Sunday the MLK day. Pride is such a beautiful song that makes my spirits soar. It has done that for over 20 years. How appropriate it mentions MLK and Jesus too especially on that day.

I love the devilish MacPhisto, who doesn't!!  ;)  I just want to say that the MacPhisto idea is said to have come from my other beloved... Gavin Friday  8) ;)  I am sure Bono and Gavin have traded many ideas over the years!

Many years ago I joined Amnesty because of U2. They have made an impact on my life way beyond their music. They are amazing men. I am proud to be a fan!

SG, we may have to do a Bono/Gav?guggi day and you will have to be in charge. One of us will post the pictures if you'd like but you will be hostess. I am close to insisting on this. :)

This is a fabulous idea! Just let us know when and we'll get it done.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 05:51:36 AM
As of today, it's 90 days until I will (hopefully) be at Soldier Field with my girls. In honor of that, I'm declaring today 360 Day in The Plan!

So let's post our tour pix, our friends' tour pix, tour pix you found on the web, whatever you have!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 06:38:45 AM
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Oh no, I have been so busy and missed so many days!! YIKES!!

I jsut want to say how nice it was to make Easter Sunday the MLK day. Pride is such a beautiful song that makes my spirits soar. It has done that for over 20 years. How appropriate it mentions MLK and Jesus too especially on that day.

I love the devilish MacPhisto, who doesn't!!  ;)  I just want to say that the MacPhisto idea is said to have come from my other beloved... Gavin Friday  8) ;)  I am sure Bono and Gavin have traded many ideas over the years!

Many years ago I joined Amnesty because of U2. They have made an impact on my life way beyond their music. They are amazing men. I am proud to be a fan!

SG, we may have to do a Bono/Gav?guggi day and you will have to be in charge. One of us will post the pictures if you'd like but you will be hostess. I am close to insisting on this. :)

This is a fabulous idea! Just let us know when and we'll get it done.

I love that we completely drafted her!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 06:46:59 AM
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I love that we completely drafted her!

She's what my kids call a voluntold or toldtoteer. :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on April 07, 2010, 07:24:31 AM
Another great day of The Plan! :D

Here's some 360 Bono!

These tree are mine, not amazing but I was on Edge side so didn't have full view of B... still, great memories! :D

this was towards the end
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this at the very beginning, might be Breathe :)
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the next two I just found them online and love them! Enjoy! :D

this one especially!  :-* :-*
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on April 07, 2010, 08:44:43 AM
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Another great day of The Plan! :D

Here's some 360 Bono!

These tree are mine, not amazing but I was on Edge side so didn't have full view of B... still, great memories! :D

this was towards the end
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the next two I just found them online and love them! Enjoy! :D

this one especially!  :-* :-*
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Teresa-that shot you have looking up at the screen and through the top of the stage-ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

And so are the Bono pics.  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 09:42:11 AM
OAP-- after looking at the Bono pics today, I may have to move NLOTH Bono up on my "list" a little.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 07, 2010, 09:50:45 AM
The congressman called in sick to work (I was like Whut?) yesterday so no meeting for Amnesty Int'l. We are trying to reschedule.
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Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 10:14:26 AM
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The congressman called in sick to work (I was like Whut?) yesterday so no meeting for Amnesty Int'l. We are trying to reschedule.

I didn't know they could do that. . . .

Sorry LS, please keep up posted.
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Post by: LoveSupreme on April 07, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
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The congressman called in sick to work (I was like Whut?) yesterday so no meeting for Amnesty Int'l. We are trying to reschedule.

I didn't know they could do that. . . .

Sorry LS, please keep up posted.

I didnt either. lol.
I was like "He called in sick? Are they allowed to do that?" 
We've rescheduled for tomorrow. Fingers x'd.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 11:01:41 AM
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The congressman called in sick to work (I was like Whut?) yesterday so no meeting for Amnesty Int'l. We are trying to reschedule.

I didn't know they could do that. . . .

Sorry LS, please keep up posted.

I didnt either. lol.
I was like "He called in sick? Are they allowed to do that?" 
We've rescheduled for tomorrow. Fingers x'd.

I'd make a joke about the health plan. . . but. .

My fingers are crossed for you! Go kick some butt-- Bono-style!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 07, 2010, 11:45:51 AM
Bono 360! 
Here are my shots from Las Vegas 360:

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And here is yer man singing for some sanity...it is only a clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtAtuhGJ3ds
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 12:13:11 PM
hj, I still cannot beleive we were both and the Vegas show and didn't know it. :(

Awesome pics.
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Post by: hj on April 07, 2010, 01:41:03 PM
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hj, I still cannot beleive we were both and the Vegas show and didn't know it. :(

Awesome pics.

aw thanks...and I know hey!  There were so many fans there that I never got a chance to meet :(
Vegas was like the epicentre for uber U2 fans.  A lot of the AtU2 folks were there too.
I keep meeting people who were in Vegas...We need name tags or something for all the peeps on the forums!  That way we would not miss eachother.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on April 07, 2010, 01:59:47 PM
360° Bono is pretty amazing :D

Beautiful shots hj! You were totally central and had a great perspective on the whole stage! 
I'm tempted to decide to position myself on the outer rail, though I KNOW I won't be able to resist the inner circle call!  ;D

@ SBMitch: thanks! glad you like it! :D

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Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 02:09:12 PM
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hj, I still cannot beleive we were both and the Vegas show and didn't know it. :(

Awesome pics.

aw thanks...and I know hey!  There were so many fans there that I never got a chance to meet :(
Vegas was like the epicentre for uber U2 fans.  A lot of the AtU2 folks were there too.
I keep meeting people who were in Vegas...We need name tags or something for all the peeps on the forums!  That way we would not miss eachother.


We do! MAybe that is something we can get going for this leg of the tour.

Had I known I would have dragged you out to Death Valley with us-- we got to the point! I still have to post pics, but it got dark before we got to the JT. Still on my list of things to do!
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Post by: hj on April 07, 2010, 02:36:16 PM
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360° Bono is pretty amazing :D

Beautiful shots hj! You were totally central and had a great perspective on the whole stage! 
I'm tempted to decide to position myself on the outer rail, though I KNOW I won't be able to resist the inner circle call!  ;D

360° Bono is amazing.  It was such a sweet spot...For some reason I am not tempted to get inner circle (sacrilege!)...for the LarryLadies I imagine you would want to be there so you can be as close to him...
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We do! Maybe that is something we can get going for this leg of the tour.
Had I known I would have dragged you out to Death Valley with us-- we got to the point! I still have to post pics, but it got dark before we got to the JT. Still on my list of things to do!

Yes that is something I heard about after, I read about the trip (after I got back) on the atu2 blogs and was sad I never even thought to try to plan into my visit.  It was a whirlwind girls trip and I don't think my ladies would have come with me, can you even imagine the conversation?  "I know you guys want to go shopping at the outlets...but hey, how about we drive into the desert to see a tree that already fell down a long time ago?"
They might have committed me.

Nametags....Actually now that I think about it, this loser was wearing hers.  :-[ I wore the lanyard from the Fan gathering to the concert (all day actually).  Those lanyards that we organized over at Zootopia were the greatest...I met a lot of people that way.  We should totally do that for Edgemonton.

We need official @U2 Forum nametags.  That would be great advertising for this site.

So 17 days have lapsed since Your PLAN came together ladies, 17 days of Bonogoodtimes!  Only 33 more days till he turns the big 5-0!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on April 07, 2010, 02:48:21 PM
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360° Bono is pretty amazing :D

Beautiful shots hj! You were totally central and had a great perspective on the whole stage! 
I'm tempted to decide to position myself on the outer rail, though I KNOW I won't be able to resist the inner circle call!  ;D

360° Bono is amazing.  It was such a sweet spot...For some reason I am not tempted to get inner circle (sacrelidge!)...for the LarryLadies I imagine you would want to be there so you can be as close to him...

 ;D ;D I ask forgiveness for putting that "pretty" before "AMAZING"  ;D ;D  ;)

re inner circle hahaha! you know, sometimes I wish I could manage to keep myself out... like, the two anaheim nights I thought I could do one in and one out... but I already know what's gonna happen once I'm there ---  ::) *whistles*  ::)
From your pics and others I've seen from similar positions, I could tell the overall view is so much better from a bit backwards! So I do see your point :) --and yet.....  ::)
I'm definitely a BEdge girl... and I'd say that my conscious prefers Bono, but my subconscious recently started driving me towards Edge  ;D anyways... I just love them  :D

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 07, 2010, 03:58:28 PM
One of my fav pics from the tour

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 07, 2010, 04:30:15 PM
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re inner circle hahaha! you know, sometimes I wish I could manage to keep myself out... like, the two anaheim nights I thought I could do one in and one out... but I already know what's gonna happen once I'm there ---  ::) *whistles*  ::)
From your pics and others I've seen from similar positions, I could tell the overall view is so much better from a bit backwards! So I do see your point :) --and yet.....  ::)
I'm definitely a BEdge girl... and I'd say that my conscious prefers Bono, but my subconscious recently started driving me towards Edge  ;D anyways... I just love them  :D


I know exactly what you mean....I have GA for Seattle and Edmonton and bought seats for Miami...and like you said --I already know what is going to happen once I am there in those seats--I will be kicking myself wishing I was in GA. LOL!
I am a total BEdge girl too...We have a lot in common. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 07, 2010, 06:10:21 PM
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I'm tempted to decide to position myself on the outer rail, though I KNOW I won't be able to resist the inner circle call!  ;D



LOL, I'm exactly the same! I'm going GA two nights for Montreal, and at first I thought, maybe one of the nights I won't bother lining up and just see what it's like from further back! And the closer the date gets, the more I'm doubting that will happen!

That said, hj, I had seats one of the nights in NYC last year, and I'm really glad I did - you can really appreciate the claw and all the things it does from further back - it's a truly beautiful structure! You won't regret it...most of the time :)

Such beautiful pictures everyone!

Here's a couple from NY (my friend took them):
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Teresa, I love this one!
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 06:27:38 PM
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This my friends is the look of utter contentment of a man who is doing exactly what he is meant to do.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 07, 2010, 06:43:34 PM
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This my friends is the look of utter contentment of a man who is doing exactly what he is meant to do.

I swoon every time I see this picture.....
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 06:50:33 PM
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This my friends is the look of utter contentment of a man who is doing exactly what he is meant to do.

I swoon every time I see this picture.....

Just makes you want to hug him (among other things) doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 07, 2010, 06:53:51 PM
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This my friends is the look of utter contentment of a man who is doing exactly what he is meant to do.

Well said! Very true!

It makes me want to feel that contentment more than anything!
And "hug him, among other things" too of course :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 07, 2010, 07:19:48 PM
^^mostly other things.... ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 08:14:28 PM
I would like to hug him for hours on end. He's at the top of my Three Day List you know.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 07, 2010, 08:26:21 PM
My ignorance may be showing but what's a three day list?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on April 07, 2010, 08:27:09 PM
I hear him singing:

"and you feel like no one before, you steal right under my door,
I kneel cause I want you some more, I want you some more, I want you
some more, oh no,,,,oh no, oh no oh no ooooooooooooooo......."
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 07, 2010, 08:44:55 PM
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My ignorance may be showing but what's a three day list?

Have I not mentioned my Three Day List before?  Well, it's quite simple really. It's a list of men that I would love to kiss for three days straight.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on April 07, 2010, 08:49:52 PM
Awwwww I love all these pics. Makes me super sad that the boys aren't coming anywhere near here again for this leg of the tour. :'( I need some more Bono goodness!!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 07, 2010, 09:09:48 PM
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My ignorance may be showing but what's a three day list?

Have I not mentioned my Three Day List before?  Well, it's quite simple really. It's a list of men that I would love to kiss for three days straight.

Oh, well, Bono definitely belongs on that list!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 07, 2010, 11:18:39 PM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You know, anyone can post to this thread . . .

But I dont have a massive photobucket thread filled with Bono-ey goodness :D :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 08, 2010, 04:54:23 AM
Hope briscoe doesn't mind, but here is an awesome picture of his that he posted in the "where is the best place to stand" thead in Tours.  I think he was standing in the best place!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 08, 2010, 07:31:57 AM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You know, anyone can post to this thread . . .

But I dont have a massive photobucket thread filled with Bono-ey goodness :D :D

And why not? You need to fix that.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 08, 2010, 07:41:48 AM
Since OAP is incredibly lazy and apparently just can't get enough of The Lazer Jacket, that will be the theme for the day.  Yes, a lot of these are repeats from the main Bono thread. It's all OAPs fault.  :P

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 08, 2010, 08:15:23 AM
The laser jacket in action, Ultraviolet at the Rose Bowl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvIXD3p_RQU
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 08, 2010, 08:37:24 AM
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I'm going to make a request if I may,

we need an Ultraviolet Bono day

You know, anyone can post to this thread . . .

But I dont have a massive photobucket thread filled with Bono-ey goodness :D :D

And why not? You need to fix that.

I don't have an amazing photo bucket either. I have Monica. :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 09:18:04 AM
Thank you, I guess :D

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 08, 2010, 09:19:26 AM
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The laser jacket in action, Ultraviolet at the Rose Bowl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvIXD3p_RQU

I wonder how Larry feels about that laser jacket shining in his eyes?  At least, Edge and Adam can turn away from it.   :P ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 09:20:26 AM
This one is beautiful too

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on April 08, 2010, 09:25:41 AM
Bono's costume designer should get a Grammy or something just for that jacket. It is soooo cool.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 09:27:38 AM
Bono should get every single grammy, for everything
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on April 08, 2010, 09:30:48 AM
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Bono should get every single grammy, for everything


Hahaha. You are probably right.

"And the best Latin Urban Album is awarded to..... Bono!"
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 09:35:09 AM
Absolutely

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T8oTYhil-Y&feature=related

Opening night Ultraviolet :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 08, 2010, 09:44:45 AM
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Bono should get every single grammy, for everything

Beuno Bono?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on April 08, 2010, 10:09:53 AM
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I'm tempted to decide to position myself on the outer rail, though I KNOW I won't be able to resist the inner circle call!  ;D

LOL, I'm exactly the same! I'm going GA two nights for Montreal, and at first I thought, maybe one of the nights I won't bother lining up and just see what it's like from further back! And the closer the date gets, the more I'm doubting that will happen!

That said, hj, I had seats one of the nights in NYC last year, and I'm really glad I did - you can really appreciate the claw and all the things it does from further back - it's a truly beautiful structure! You won't regret it...most of the time :)

@ hj -- that "most of the time" just had me laugh like crazy ahhaha! ;D It drew such a perfect picture!

@Bloom: jokes aside I'm sure the seats will allow you to get some amazing views :D --- and no stuck-neck looking up..!! I wish sometimes I'd be able to make myself make such decisions ;)

I guess we're like Oscar Wilde then: WE CAN RESIST ANYTHING BUT TEMPTATION ;D

Now off to today's theme!! Me likes!

Monica your pictures are simply wonderful: thank you! :)

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 :-* :-* :-* :-*

this is magic  :o :o
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 10:31:14 AM
^ YES IT ISSSSSSS
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 08, 2010, 07:27:46 PM
Wow!!! I am blinded by that Ulraviolet light!!! Great photos!

Beli - I can do a Lypton Village day in honor of Bono 's pals but I am so busy right now. It may have to be towards the end of the month or beginning of May if that is OK!  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 08, 2010, 07:48:19 PM
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Wow!!! I am blinded by that Ulraviolet light!!! Great photos!

Beli - I can do a Lypton Village day in honor of Bono 's pals but I am so busy right now. It may have to be towards the end of the month or beginning of May if that is OK!  ;)


Absolutely! Pick a day.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 09, 2010, 03:44:45 AM
Another day, another theme.

Today's theme by multiple request.

The picture.

The JT Bono picture.

Just sit back and enjoy.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 09, 2010, 05:14:13 AM
You know, you could just post that picture every day till Bono turns 100.  Now that would be a Plan!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 09, 2010, 05:15:21 AM
It really is perfect.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: theocean on April 09, 2010, 06:46:53 AM
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Bono should get every single grammy, for everything

Yes he should..... :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on April 09, 2010, 06:55:04 AM
Do we know who took that pic? It looks like a magazine "pin-up" type shot. Was it from a magazine?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 09, 2010, 07:06:42 AM
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Another day, another theme.

Today's theme by multiple request.

The picture.

The JT Bono picture.

Just sit back and enjoy.

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*sitting back and swooning enjoying*

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 09, 2010, 07:20:31 AM
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Do we know who took that pic? It looks like a magazine "pin-up" type shot. Was it from a magazine?

Not a clue. There are a couple of pictures in the series, but this really is the best shot. You know it is good when it is passed on by a diehard Edgegirl.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on April 09, 2010, 07:28:00 AM
Its sort of a timeless look (well, maybe minus the earring). If I saw a guy that had that hair and shirt pass by me today, I would still think he was hot!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 09, 2010, 09:10:21 AM
Sorry to hijack the thread again for OT purposes but this is where we were kinda discussing Amnesty Int'l & my upcoming meeting with my local congressman. 
So just updating:)
My friend & I met with Congressman Bill Young's aide yesterday and our meeting went really well. She was super nice & really friendly. She seemed geniunely interested in what we had to say about the problems the US is having with maternal health care & the high expectant mothers mortality rates. I think Congressman Young will be supportive of this issue. We presented them with a solid amount of info. Including a letter that is cirulating on the issues thats getting a good amount of gov. official signatures. His aide said that was a key piece she would show him. She's supposed to follow up with us with in the week to inform us on how Congressman Young plans to proceed with this in congress.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 09, 2010, 09:13:16 AM
Love, *high five* that is awesome. What wonderful work you are doing! Bono would be so proud.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 09, 2010, 09:19:17 AM
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Love, *high five* that is awesome. What wonderful work you are doing! Bono would be so proud.

*highfives & fist pound* Thanks lady :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 09, 2010, 09:24:20 AM
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Love, *high five* that is awesome. What wonderful work you are doing! Bono would be so proud.

*highfives & fist pound* Thanks lady :)

Yes, you deserve a reward, here he it is

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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Love, *high five* that is awesome. What wonderful work you are doing! Bono would be so proud.

*highfives & fist pound* Thanks lady :)

Yes, you deserve a reward, here he it is

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Rowr (we need like a cat icon here).  Thank you! I like this reward. *nods*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 09, 2010, 09:47:35 AM
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Sorry to hijack the thread again for OT purposes but this is where we were kinda discussing Amnesty Int'l & my upcoming meeting with my local congressman. 
So just updating:)
My friend & I met with Congressman Bill Young's aide yesterday and our meeting went really well. She was super nice & really friendly. She seemed geniunely interested in what we had to say about the problems the US is having with maternal health care & the high expectant mothers mortality rates. I think Congressman Young will be supportive of this issue. We presented them with a solid amount of info. Including a letter that is cirulating on the issues thats getting a good amount of gov. official signatures. His aide said that was a key piece she would show him. She's supposed to follow up with us with in the week to inform us on how Congressman Young plans to proceed with this in congress.

I am inspired! Way to go LS :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 09, 2010, 10:41:14 AM
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Another day, another theme.

Today's theme by multiple request.

The picture.

The JT Bono picture.

Just sit back and enjoy.

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Officially the greatest picture of all time, of anything or anyone :-* :-* :-*

Congrats LS, keep up the great work :) :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 09, 2010, 10:55:23 AM
OAP this really has been your week in the Thread.

LS please keep us all posted on what happens. 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 09, 2010, 10:56:54 AM
I KNOW!!  I'm loving it to say the least ;) :D ;D :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 09, 2010, 11:19:26 AM
LS, you rule all!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 09, 2010, 12:05:42 PM
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LS, you rule all!


LOL I dont know about that, but thank you :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 09, 2010, 04:18:55 PM
***THUD***

Alison Moyet had an old solo song after she left Yazoo called I Go Weak in the Presence of Beauty.   That is all I have to say today  ;D

Love Supreme.....you rock!!! This would make Bono happy...each of us trying to do good and change the world in our own way however we can. You are not talking the talk, you are walking the walk !!!!  8)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: SBMitch on April 09, 2010, 08:37:23 PM
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Sorry to hijack the thread again for OT purposes but this is where we were kinda discussing Amnesty Int'l & my upcoming meeting with my local congressman. 
So just updating:)
My friend & I met with Congressman Bill Young's aide yesterday and our meeting went really well. She was super nice & really friendly. She seemed geniunely interested in what we had to say about the problems the US is having with maternal health care & the high expectant mothers mortality rates. I think Congressman Young will be supportive of this issue. We presented them with a solid amount of info. Including a letter that is cirulating on the issues thats getting a good amount of gov. official signatures. His aide said that was a key piece she would show him. She's supposed to follow up with us with in the week to inform us on how Congressman Young plans to proceed with this in congress.

Awesomeness! I know that's not good English, but good for you!  ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 09, 2010, 09:57:22 PM
Sweet Jesus! I could stare into those eyes all day long!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 10, 2010, 12:17:39 AM
As can I ;D ;D :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 03:31:56 AM
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As can I ;D ;D :-* :-*

Oh OAP I do love you.


And now I am in a quandry-- we of course had a theme for today. .  . but I may just have to extend this one for another day. . . must think on this. . . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 10, 2010, 04:50:40 AM
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As can I ;D ;D :-* :-*

Oh OAP I do love you.


And now I am in a quandry-- we of course had a theme for today. .  . but I may just have to extend this one for another day. . . must think on this. . . .

Good morning!

I'm certainly not opposed to extending JT Bono through today.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 04:55:04 AM
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As can I ;D ;D :-* :-*

Oh OAP I do love you.


And now I am in a quandry-- we of course had a theme for today. .  . but I may just have to extend this one for another day. . . must think on this. . . .

Good morning!

I'm certainly not opposed to extending JT Bono through today.

I was kind of saving JT Bono for closer to his birthday, but. . . JT Bono could have multiple days. . ..I say, let the photo bucket rip, Mon.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 05:03:02 AM
Let's just call it-- Joshua Tree Bono Weekend.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 05:15:06 AM
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OK I must say it-- I cannot stand the shirt he wore in the Streets video-- however one of U2's most awesome moments

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JT era Bono-- it's all about the hair.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 10, 2010, 05:49:33 AM
I will try to pace myself this weekend. I don't want to show everything the first day!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 05:55:24 AM
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Sorry had to quote that.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 10, 2010, 06:01:10 AM
What the pix or the fact that I'm actually giving that whole moderation thing a shot.  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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Sorry, I think there's that shirt again, but really, JT Era was an amazing time for Bono, both creatively and hotness-ly. 1988 or any year, U2 is my vote for Band of the Year and Bono is my vote for Voice of the Year.  JT was when I first got into U2, so you can have JT Bono day, weekend, week, month, it's fine with me.  And I would love if my hair looked like that.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 10, 2010, 09:02:30 AM
Some of my favorites.  Enjoy!  ;D

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 09:57:26 AM
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What the pix or the fact that I'm actually giving that whole moderation thing a shot.  :D


The pix. As far as you and moderation, I am looking outside to see if Macphisto Bono is ice skating.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 10, 2010, 10:16:04 AM
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What the pix or the fact that I'm actually giving that whole moderation thing a shot.  :D


The pix. As far as you and moderation, I am looking outside to see if Macphisto Bono is ice skating.

LOL!

I felt the need to quote that too.  It's the eyes. They made me do it.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 10, 2010, 10:17:06 AM
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What the pix or the fact that I'm actually giving that whole moderation thing a shot.  :D


The pix. As far as you and moderation, I am looking outside to see if Macphisto Bono is ice skating.

LOL!

I felt the need to quote that too.  It's the eyes. They made me do it.

I love that top pic. I adore the many moods of Bono.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: VoodooDolly on April 10, 2010, 10:51:32 AM
Mmmmm JT Bono! :-* :-* :-* :-*
So many beautiful pics of him from that era....but on second thought, there are beautiful pics of him from any era!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 10, 2010, 12:37:09 PM
Monica, Beli, you have just made my weekend. :-*

Will post some pics later... ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 10, 2010, 12:40:02 PM
Sorry I am hopeless with posting the photos but I am in JT Bono heaven this weekend!! Thanks everyone! Hands down, Bono's sexiest and most handsome era!!!!! It doesn't get any better than this.  ;)
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 10, 2010, 12:41:17 PM
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Sorry I am hopeless with posting the photos but I am in JT Bono heaven this weekend!! Thanks everyone! Hands down, Bono's sexiest and most handsome era!!!!! It doesn't get any better than this.  ;)

QFT. 8)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 10, 2010, 12:58:00 PM
That vest thing he wore :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 10, 2010, 01:36:03 PM
Joshua Tree Bono! I heart. >-)o

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: teresa_88 on April 10, 2010, 02:27:28 PM
.....WOW.... ****eyes flicker in awe***
while scrolling down I was thinking "I'll quote this, and this, and this - oh and that too, and---" --well I realised I wsa gonna quote the whole page, so I just refrained ;D
I <3 JT Bono so very much  :-* :-* :-*

thanks for all the amazing pictures!
...well, ok, I'll quote this two bloom put up  :D  incredibly beautiful, and THE EYES! :D

also LOVED all of Georgia stash!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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OMG! The look, the hair, the earring, the guitar =  :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 10, 2010, 04:31:41 PM

Joshua Tree Bono's beautiful silhouette...


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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 10, 2010, 09:24:20 PM
Bono totally has the Zoolander face going on in these. They remind me of glamour shots & I'm lol'ing.

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What the pix or the fact that I'm actually giving that whole moderation thing a shot.  :D
The pix. As far as you and moderation, I am looking outside to see if Macphisto Bono is ice skating.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 10, 2010, 10:24:53 PM
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on April 11, 2010, 04:40:45 AM
Well, it certainly took a while, but I am all caught up on The Plan!  Excellent work fellow Bono addicts.  *Wipes the desk from drool stains* can't wait to see what else is in store!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 11, 2010, 04:57:25 AM
My favorite Bono JT pic. Just goes to show there is a fine line between being sexy and cool and then being an absolute dork. This is I think is by far, one of Bono's best qualities.


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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on April 11, 2010, 05:03:23 AM
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My favorite Bono JT pic. Just goes to show there is a fine line between being sexy and cool and then being an absolute dork. This is I think is by far, one of Bono's best qualities.


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OMG.  I'm in love.  Like I wasn't already, but still.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 11, 2010, 05:11:52 AM
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My favorite Bono JT pic. Just goes to show there is a fine line between being sexy and cool and then being an absolute dork. This is I think is by far, one of Bono's best qualities.


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OMG.  I'm in love.  Like I wasn't already, but still.

I know. The dorky factor just makes him a little more accessable. I always think of ponytail, leather vest Bono as WOWY Bono and he is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 11, 2010, 05:47:12 AM
I Still Haven't Found from Paris, July 1987.  Bono "playing guitar" + the white scrunchie.  Amen!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOFIG8gYqoo
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on April 11, 2010, 06:04:43 AM
The white scrunchie ... not one of hist best fashion choices in my opinion!  :D
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Bono must've really liked this shirt, 'cause it seems to show up a lot.   :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on April 11, 2010, 09:21:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytRekLUX3GE&feature=related

just got this link from the red hill mining town appreciation thread, the first time i have even seen this video! cant believe it, had butterflies in my stomach watching it..i get shivers every time i listen to bono singing this song n now i can watch him too ;D heaven :P
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 11, 2010, 07:34:56 PM
Spreading some more JT love.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 11, 2010, 07:35:55 PM
This has been a lovely weekend of Bono at his best!!!
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Love this one.
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 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 12, 2010, 05:43:27 AM
Good morning my fellow Bonoheads!

Y'all know how much I love The Fly. Who couldn't love that sweaty, leather clad goodness? But there is an aspect of our man that I love even more than that. It's the side that I identify with the most and the one I always turn to when I'm feeling down.  For that, I am making it the theme for the day.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you A-dork-able Bono! Sometimes he makes me giggle, sometimes he makes me spew my drink (he owes me many many drinks!) but he always makes me laugh. He's goofy as the day is long and that's why he's is my favorite Bono!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 12, 2010, 05:55:02 AM
The right to be ridiculous is something he holds dear.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 12, 2010, 06:06:25 AM
Great topic Mon and LJ love the fish pic.

Really to all those who think Bono takes himself too serious or believes his own pres-- not one who was that into himself would clown around this much!



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Bono has always maintained that in the circus of Rock n Roll, he is indeed a clown.

When I get home from work I am so going to you tube to try to find him singing Send in the Clowns. It has to be there somewhere.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: rattleandhum24 on April 12, 2010, 06:27:58 AM
Oh fantastic topic!  Hadn't seen many of the pics you posted Mon!  And the fish are hilarious!

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I think he's drying to remember how to do the Boom Cha!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 12, 2010, 06:43:34 AM
Be uncool, yes be awkward

"Always" lyrics
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 12, 2010, 08:34:51 AM
More of our favorite goofball.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 12, 2010, 08:37:45 AM
Mon, I am not sure those first and last pics were meant to be intentionally goofy. . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 12, 2010, 11:06:26 AM
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Mon, I am not sure those first and last pics were meant to be intentionally goofy. . .

LOL that makes them better.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 12, 2010, 11:14:58 AM
Great topic Monica! Sorry I don't have photos but I just want to say that I think people forget how "dorky" (in a good way) Bono is! The whole band is very, very funny but they say themselves that does not really come across a lot of the time. When they do shows like Conan and David Letterman, we get to see that! I would love to see it more. Bono tends to get really funny when he is with Gavin and Guggi (the unholy trinity as Gavin calls them!).  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 12, 2010, 11:25:05 AM
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Great topic Monica! Sorry I don't have photos but I just want to say that I think people forget how "dorky" (in a good way) Bono is! The whole band is very, very funny but they say themselves that does not really come across a lot of the time. When they do shows like Conan and David Letterman, we get to see that! I would love to see it more. Bono tends to get really funny when he is with Gavin and Guggi (the unholy trinity as Gavin calls them!).  ;)
Would love to be a fly on the wall for that. 
I saw the video of them on Conan & I was in hysterics.
And Letterman when they were answering the phones & doing the hold music & when they were answering questions & the person asked about a furnace or something; Adam & Edge had this completley scientific answer & you see Bono trying not to crack up.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 12, 2010, 11:32:10 AM
Bono wearing a scarf thing from my show during Elevation.  Not really dorky but fun :D

http://www.u2.com/media/index/mediaplayer/mediaId/572/type/video/setId/43
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 12, 2010, 11:33:14 AM
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Mon, I am not sure those first and last pics were meant to be intentionally goofy. . .

LOL that makes them better.

Exactly!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 12, 2010, 11:46:04 AM
Oh good Bono playing the clown...I love all these photos!!!

Now here is Bono as a clown, literally.  (sorry I know some of us are scared of clowns, this one is a doozy:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 12, 2010, 02:17:13 PM
If that shows up in my nightmares tonight, hj, you will be in so much trouble.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 12, 2010, 02:33:45 PM
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If that shows up in my nightmares tonight, hj, you will be in so much trouble.

*runs and hides*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 12, 2010, 03:00:49 PM
Can't forget this guy.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 12, 2010, 03:44:01 PM
It has occurred to me that Dorky Bono is a lesson to those single girls out there. When you think a guy might not be suave enough, or sexy enough for you, just think about those dorky pictures of Bono and put them next to JT and Fly Bono. All men have many angles. Don't write that dork off too quickly.

Case in point-- how, well, you know. . . does this guy look?

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 12, 2010, 03:54:43 PM
And this old favorite

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: LoveSupreme on April 12, 2010, 04:57:06 PM
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Bono: "Mine are bigger than yours!"
Girl in turtleneck: "Wow." *shakes head*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 12, 2010, 06:27:26 PM
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And this old favorite

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I had never seen this before.  Wow.  Just. . . wow.

And good point about giving the dorky guy a chance, Beli.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 12, 2010, 06:33:43 PM
More goofiness for the evening.

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 12, 2010, 06:34:07 PM
No one else in rock has this good a sense of humor.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: dudette on April 12, 2010, 06:43:57 PM
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More goofiness for the evening.

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that's a good look for him!  :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 12, 2010, 07:00:57 PM
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More goofiness for the evening.

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that's a good look for him!  :D

He looks like he's channeling Elton John.   :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 12, 2010, 09:31:12 PM
:D :D :D

Great theme, Monica!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on April 13, 2010, 12:14:27 AM
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It has occurred to me that Dorky Bono is a lesson to those single girls out there. When you think I guy might not be suave enough,. or sexy enough for you, just think about those dorky pictures of Bono and put them next to JT and Fly Bono. All men have many angles. Don't write that dork off too quickly.

Case in point-- how, well, you know. . . does this guy look?

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I love this guy. What can I say?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 13, 2010, 03:39:19 AM
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It has occurred to me that Dorky Bono is a lesson to those single girls out there. When you think I guy might not be suave enough,. or sexy enough for you, just think about those dorky pictures of Bono and put them next to JT and Fly Bono. All men have many angles. Don't write that dork off too quickly.

Case in point-- how, well, you know. . . does this guy look?

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I love this guy. What can I say?

How can you not love this adorable man?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 13, 2010, 04:52:08 AM
Good morning Bonopeeps! It's Tuesday (I'm not sure how it's only Tuesday, surely it's at least Wednesday or Thursday) and that means cause day. Today's focus Greenpeace.

From http://www.greenpeace.org (http://www.greenpeace.org)

A group of thoughtful, committed citizens came together in 1971 to create Greenpeace. A handful of determined activists leased a small fishing vessel, called the Phyllis Cormack, and set sail from Vancouver for Amchitka Island in Alaska. Their mission was to protest U.S. nuclear testing off the coast of Alaska with a brave act of defiance: to place themselves in harm's way. Despite being intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard, these daring activists sailed into history by bringing worldwide attention to the dangers of nuclear testing.

Today, we have grown from a small group of dedicated activists to an international organization with offices in more than 30 countries. But our spirit and our mission remain the same. Our fight to save the planet has grown more serious – the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. Greenpeace is actively working to address these and other threats.

Sellafield

Sellafield is a nuclear plant owned and maintained by Britain's state-owned British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd. (BNFL). U2 was protesting the building of another Sellafield-type reactor and also the poor safety record of the current plant. Cancer levels are statistically higher around the Sellafield plant, and fears of leaks into the sea have been a constant discussion. Greenpeace, along with U2, was protesting its imminent operation, so the band donned radiation suits for the trip and photo op.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3NK1omwzjI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3NK1omwzjI)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1_FcnQopHs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1_FcnQopHs)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 13, 2010, 05:32:13 AM
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I think they were supposed to be spelling out "help" in semaphore (flags) code, but I don't know if they got if right.  I think there's a story about it in U2 By U2, or maybe U2 At the End of the World, where Paul McGuiness was trying to show them how to hold their arms,  but since he was facing them they kept doing it backward.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 13, 2010, 05:34:17 AM
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I think they were supposed to be spelling out "help" in semaphore (flags) code, but I don't know if they got if right.  I think there's a story about it in U2 By U2, where Paul McGuiness was trying to show them how to hold their arms, since he learned semaphore code in the service, but since he was facing them they kept doing it backward.

 :D :D :D

Well trained performers they ain't!  But you've got to wonder why Paul didn't just turn around.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 13, 2010, 06:04:45 AM
Thanks Monica! My favorite Bono Urban Legend is centered around this event. He was the last member of the band getting to it and there were no more boots left. he allegedly made a comment about How was he going to get to the boat without getting his feet wet and someone made the comment "Walk on top of the water like you usually do." I don't' know if this really happened, but it is funny.


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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 13, 2010, 10:02:32 AM
I was listening to a bootleg of the Norman 360 concert this morning, and was struck by this part of the Bishop Tutu speech they played before One.  I know his speech was about the One Campaign, but I think it applies to anyone fighting for social justice, and I'm proud that U2 is not afraid to do what it takes (even wear hazmat suits) to raise awareness of issues they believe in.

"Yes, there are many obstacles.  Of course, there are always roadblocks in the way of justice.  But God will put a wind at our back and a rising road ahead, if we work with each other as one."
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 13, 2010, 10:12:29 AM
According to U2 By U2, they were trying to recreate this album cover.

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You'd think they could've at least got the L right, it pretty much looks like you think it would.

U2's version:

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 13, 2010, 11:38:40 AM
I am supposed to be finishing up our tax return, instead I am looking up "Sellafield" in the index of U2 At the End of the World by Bill Flanagan.  According to Flanagan, Paul McGuiness had the Help album cover with him, as well as signal flags and a booklet of instructions.  He  tried to get U2 to spell out H-E-L-P and F-O-A-D (for "ef off and die," a favorite Larry expression.)  But as Flanagan says, choreography was not their strong suit, and Adam poked Bono in the eye with his flag.  Then they started sword-fighting with them.

Flanagan says everybody looked like stuffed animals in their radiation suits, except the "roguishly handsome" Larry.  Flanagan descirbes Bono and Edge as looking like "burritos in sunglasses."    And Bono did have on his motorcycle boots, because they couldn't find enough rubber boots.  They had to wade onto shore, and that's when the Greenpeace leader said "It's all right, Bono. I understand you can walk on water."
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 13, 2010, 11:41:41 AM
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I am supposed to be finishing up our tax return, instead I am looking up "Sellafield" in the index of U2 At the End of the World by Bill Flanagan.  According to Flanagan, Paul McGuiness had the Help album cover with him, as well as signal flags and a booklet of instructions.  He  tried to get U2 to spell out H-E-L-P and F-O-A-D (for "ef off and die," a favorite Larry expression.)  But as Flanagan says, choreography was not their strong suit, and Adam poked Bono in the eye with his flag.  Then they started sword-fighting with them.

Flanagan says everybody looked like stuffed animals in their radiation suits, except the "roguishly handsome" Larry.  Flanagan descirbes Bono and Edge as looking like "burritos in sunglasses."    And Bono did have on his motorcycle boots, because they couldn't find enough rubber boots.  They had to wade onto shore, and that's when the Greenpeace leader said "It's all right, Bono. I understand you can walk on water."

Thanks LJ! So glad you are putting your time to good use! Cannot wait for my book to arrive.

But as Flanagan says, choreography was not their strong suit

Makes you wonder how many takes the Discotheque video took!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on April 13, 2010, 02:20:39 PM
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I am supposed to be finishing up our tax return, instead I am looking up "Sellafield" in the index of U2 At the End of the World by Bill Flanagan.  According to Flanagan, Paul McGuiness had the Help album cover with him, as well as signal flags and a booklet of instructions.  He  tried to get U2 to spell out H-E-L-P and F-O-A-D (for "ef off and die," a favorite Larry expression.)  But as Flanagan says, choreography was not their strong suit, and Adam poked Bono in the eye with his flag.  Then they started sword-fighting with them.

Flanagan says everybody looked like stuffed animals in their radiation suits, except the "roguishly handsome" Larry.  Flanagan descirbes Bono and Edge as looking like "burritos in sunglasses."    And Bono did have on his motorcycle boots, because they couldn't find enough rubber boots.  They had to wade onto shore, and that's when the Greenpeace leader said "It's all right, Bono. I understand you can walk on water."
:D :D That's something they would do :).
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 13, 2010, 03:39:01 PM
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"Yes, there are many obstacles.  Of course, there are always roadblocks in the way of justice.  But God will put a wind at our back and a rising road ahead, if we work with each other as one."

This picture and this quote were beside each other on the page by chance, but don't they kind of go nicely together for some reason? The determined campaigners charging through the waves with the wind at their backs...

Also, this:
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According to U2 By U2, they were trying to recreate this album cover.

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You'd think they could've at least got the L right, it pretty much looks like you think it would.

U2's version:

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is too funny. Not even one of them has it right! :D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 13, 2010, 05:50:11 PM
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Maybe this is where they're trying to spell FOAD?   ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 13, 2010, 07:45:08 PM
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Maybe this is where they're trying to spell FOAD?   ;D

That makes more sense...too bad we don't have the Beatles doing THAT one so we can compare!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 13, 2010, 08:18:44 PM
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Maybe this is where they're trying to spell FOAD?   ;D

That makes more sense...too bad we don't have the Beatles doing THAT one so we can compare!

The Beatles were so square compared to U2.   ;D 
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 13, 2010, 09:00:17 PM
I can't wait until y'all see tomorrow's theme! Y'all will just die.

*Goes off to gather pillows and smelling salts for in the morning*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 13, 2010, 09:04:32 PM
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I can't wait until y'all see tomorrow's theme! Y'all will just die.

*Goes off to gather pillows and smelling salts for in the morning*

Oh my!  I can't even guess.....
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: StrongGirl on April 13, 2010, 11:05:26 PM
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I can't wait until y'all see tomorrow's theme! Y'all will just die.

*Goes off to gather pillows and smelling salts for in the morning*

Can't wait !!! ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 13, 2010, 11:09:10 PM
IM SO EXCITED ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on April 13, 2010, 11:14:44 PM
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According to U2 By U2, they were trying to recreate this album cover.

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You'd think they could've at least got the L right, it pretty much looks like you think it would.

U2's version:

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Yeah, but look who's trying to do the "L'!  ;D Bless his heart...
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on April 13, 2010, 11:17:03 PM
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I can't wait until y'all see tomorrow's theme! Y'all will just die.

*Goes off to gather pillows and smelling salts for in the morning*

Woot!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 03:57:01 AM
Good morning Bonoites!  I was so excited about today's theme that I woke up at early to post it. You'd think it was Christmas morning!  :D  Anyway, as you can see, I have placed pillows all over the floor because there will be massive thudding.  And with that I give you Sweaty Bono!

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 04:01:57 AM
Just adding a few things to the thread we may need when people stop by:

Pillows

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 04:06:11 AM
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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 04:08:59 AM
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I know! So many naughty thoughts!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 06:57:37 AM
Mmmmmm.....lovely!

I may have to spend a lot of time in here today... *grabs a pillow from the pile"

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 14, 2010, 07:46:03 AM
And so many of these are sans glasses!!   :-*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 08:23:59 AM
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I know! So many naughty thoughts!

Being a vampire might not be so bad. . . .
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 14, 2010, 08:24:24 AM
I usually don't like sweaty guys, but Bono makes it look good.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 08:36:27 AM
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I usually don't like sweaty guys, but Bono makes it look good.

Bono could make a burlap sack look good!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 11:05:46 AM
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Please forgive me if I repeat myself, I'm posting from my phone so it's hard to check what has already been posted.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: lorijane on April 14, 2010, 12:51:48 PM
monica, don't think any are repeats, but you'd be forgiven anyway.  I remember reading a thread awhile back, I think on another forum, about what does Bono smell like, where the person wanted people who had met Bono to describe what he smelled like.  I'm assuming they meant could you tell what kind of cologne he wears, etc.  Somebody replied that it you met him after a show, he'd probably smell like Irish rock star sweat!  But knowing Bono, even that probably smells good!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: hj on April 14, 2010, 01:44:46 PM
Thank God you put down pillows.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 01:50:25 PM
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monica, don't think any are repeats, but you'd be forgiven anyway.  I remember reading a thread awhile back, I think on another forum, about what does Bono smell like, where the person wanted people who had met Bono to describe what he smelled like.  I'm assuming they meant could you tell what kind of cologne he wears, etc.  Somebody replied that it you met him after a show, he'd probably smell like Irish rock star sweat!  But knowing Bono, even that probably smells good!

I have a friend who was drenched in JT Bono sweat. And of course she's an Edgegirl!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 02:12:21 PM
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monica, don't think any are repeats, but you'd be forgiven anyway.  I remember reading a thread awhile back, I think on another forum, about what does Bono smell like, where the person wanted people who had met Bono to describe what he smelled like.  I'm assuming they meant could you tell what kind of cologne he wears, etc.  Somebody replied that it you met him after a show, he'd probably smell like Irish rock star sweat!  But knowing Bono, even that probably smells good!

I have a friend who was drenched in JT Bono sweat. And of course she's an Edgegirl!

LOL! An Edgegirl had an SBE! And from JT no less. That's too funny.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 04:33:31 PM
How about some Sweaty Bono in motion?

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 05:23:45 PM
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How about some Sweaty Bono in motion?

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Monica,

Sorry you are not taking this topic and running with it!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 05:30:25 PM
OMG

Google "bono sweat experience"


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=bono+sweat+experience&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 05:32:04 PM
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How about some Sweaty Bono in motion?

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Monica,

Sorry you are not taking this topic and running with it!

I really should try harder, shouldn't I?  I'm really letting y'all down.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 07:16:43 PM
Dear Lord! Sweaty Bono in motion...I might die.

In case anyone needs a fix of the full-length Bad from Rattle and Hum...nothing like that slow motion bit in the middle, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVjTOHIkJgE
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: missey on April 14, 2010, 07:19:52 PM
He sure does sweat a lot for a little guy!  As for what he smells like, I have a friend (who posts here ocassionally as bellydancer) that got pulled up on stage by B during Mysterious Ways on the Elevation tour and she said he smelled incredibly good!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 07:31:15 PM
I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 07:38:59 PM
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I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.

Right? The hair flips...the shirtlessness...it's kind of the ultimate.

Second place for me might be this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrcBeCU9TGw

although the dirty-day/bullet sequence from Sydney's also pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 07:40:44 PM
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I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.

I'm still amazed at how he can still look hot in those suspenders and way too high pants
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 07:42:32 PM
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I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.

Right? The hair flips...the shirtlessness...it's kind of the ultimate.

Second place for me might be this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrcBeCU9TGw

Now *I'm* dying!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 07:45:35 PM
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I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.

Right? The hair flips...the shirtlessness...it's kind of the ultimate.

Second place for me might be this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrcBeCU9TGw

Now *I'm* dying!

Good thing those pillows were there!
*runs to fetch smelling salts for Monica*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Belisama on April 14, 2010, 07:55:55 PM
Sweaty Bono Day is such a happy time.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 14, 2010, 07:59:35 PM
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I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.

I'm still amazed at how he can still look hot in those suspenders and way too high pants

I rather like the pants.  They reveal almost as much as the pants he wore during PopMart.  ;)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 08:15:53 PM
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I think my fav sweaty Bono will always be his performance in R & H of Bad. In spite of the outfit.

I'm still amazed at how he can still look hot in those suspenders and way too high pants

I rather like the pants.  They reveal almost as much as the pants he wore during PopMart.  ;)

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Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 08:25:48 PM
Bono is going to need a nice hot bubble bath after all this sweating today!  ;D

*thinks of a particular photo but refrains from posting it out of a sense that it might deserve it's own day in the 50 day thread*
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Georgia on April 14, 2010, 08:33:02 PM
Doing my taxes tonight---shame on the Feds and the State for taking me away from Sweaty Bono!!  >:(
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 08:33:14 PM
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Bono is going to need a nice hot bubble bath after all this sweating today!  ;D

*thinks of a particular photo but refrains from posting it out of a sense that it might deserve it's own day in the 50 day thread*

OMG! You are brilliant! Would you like to host it? Like tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 08:42:15 PM
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Bono is going to need a nice hot bubble bath after all this sweating today!  ;D

*thinks of a particular photo but refrains from posting it out of a sense that it might deserve it's own day in the 50 day thread*

OMG! You are brilliant! Would you like to host it? Like tomorrow?

My rubber arm could easily be twisted!
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 08:55:08 PM
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Bono is going to need a nice hot bubble bath after all this sweating today!  ;D

*thinks of a particular photo but refrains from posting it out of a sense that it might deserve it's own day in the 50 day thread*

OMG! You are brilliant! Would you like to host it? Like tomorrow?

My rubber arm could easily be twisted!

We would all be ever so grateful if you would.
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: bloom on April 14, 2010, 09:02:59 PM
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Bono is going to need a nice hot bubble bath after all this sweating today!  ;D

*thinks of a particular photo but refrains from posting it out of a sense that it might deserve it's own day in the 50 day thread*

OMG! You are brilliant! Would you like to host it? Like tomorrow?

My rubber arm could easily be twisted!

We would all be ever so grateful if you would.

Then, it would be my pleasure :)
Title: Re: The Plan: 50 Days of Bono!
Post by: Monicalea on April 14, 2010, 09:03:27 PM
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