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News and Rumors / Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Last post by Tortuga on October 14, 2019, 02:18:02 PM »
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Maybe I just find the idea of cringe an odd one anyway.  If U2 makes an effort at tongue-in-cheek and its not particularly funny, I donít see how that would make me cringe.  Cringe means to be embarrassed because of something someone else did either for yourself or or for the person that did it.  I guess my emotions just arenít that intertwined with the band that it really bothers me and makes me ďcringeĒ.  I think you guys are taking it too seriously.  It was a light-hearted attempt to bring attention to something.  If it wasnít very funny, who cares?  It wasnít in poor taste. Besides thereís nothing in it even identifiable to U2.  They just posted a video somebody else made on their instagram account. Itís not like they put Bonoís face on the table-turner.

And you donít find the expression on Trumpís face funny?

I guess for some of it just didn't work - your view is just as valid as mine
I agree it probably wasnít very effective.  I was just trying to understand the embarrassing aspect of it.  Thanks.


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Fun and Games / Re: U2 Word Association
« Last post by miryclay on October 14, 2019, 11:46:40 AM »
John Bonham
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News and Rumors / Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Last post by singnomore on October 14, 2019, 11:09:42 AM »
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Maybe I just find the idea of cringe an odd one anyway.  If U2 makes an effort at tongue-in-cheek and its not particularly funny, I donít see how that would make me cringe.  Cringe means to be embarrassed because of something someone else did either for yourself or or for the person that did it.  I guess my emotions just arenít that intertwined with the band that it really bothers me and makes me ďcringeĒ.  I think you guys are taking it too seriously.  It was a light-hearted attempt to bring attention to something.  If it wasnít very funny, who cares?  It wasnít in poor taste. Besides thereís nothing in it even identifiable to U2.  They just posted a video somebody else made on their instagram account. Itís not like they put Bonoís face on the table-turner.

And you donít find the expression on Trumpís face funny?

I guess for some of it just didn't work - your view is just as valid as mine
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News and Rumors / Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Last post by Tortuga on October 14, 2019, 05:33:10 AM »
Maybe I just find the idea of cringe an odd one anyway.  If U2 makes an effort at tongue-in-cheek and its not particularly funny, I donít see how that would make me cringe.  Cringe means to be embarrassed because of something someone else did either for yourself or or for the person that did it.  I guess my emotions just arenít that intertwined with the band that it really bothers me and makes me ďcringeĒ.  I think you guys are taking it too seriously.  It was a light-hearted attempt to bring attention to something.  If it wasnít very funny, who cares?  It wasnít in poor taste. Besides thereís nothing in it even identifiable to U2.  They just posted a video somebody else made on their instagram account. Itís not like they put Bonoís face on the table-turner.

And you donít find the expression on Trumpís face funny?
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News and Rumors / Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Last post by singnomore on October 14, 2019, 12:13:22 AM »
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It's hyperbole--look it up if you don't know what it means.  U2 have always been political and I'm amused by fans who take offense now.  You should probably go spin some Coldplay or Taylor Swift.
Who said anything about being offended? Regardless if one agrees with U2ís politics or not, doesnít change the fact that this video was so horribly cringey. Scroll through the comments there on Instagram, and youíll see more than a few comments stating their support for U2ís ďcauseĒ, while also stating how awkward this video is.

If one supports U2ís politics, that doesnít mean that they canít be critical of how they may choose to voice that.

This. I was more commenting on how it comes across not so much the content. There is another thread for that if anyone ever dares visit it  8)
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News and Rumors / Re: Did anyone else see this cringefest on their Instagram?
« Last post by cocamojoe on October 13, 2019, 12:00:03 PM »
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It's hyperbole--look it up if you don't know what it means.  U2 have always been political and I'm amused by fans who take offense now.  You should probably go spin some Coldplay or Taylor Swift.
Who said anything about being offended? Regardless if one agrees with U2ís politics or not, doesnít change the fact that this video was so horribly cringey. Scroll through the comments there on Instagram, and youíll see more than a few comments stating their support for U2ís ďcauseĒ, while also stating how awkward this video is.

If one supports U2ís politics, that doesnít mean that they canít be critical of how they may choose to voice that.
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Sunday Bloody Sunday / Re: Show in India
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 12, 2019, 10:47:35 PM »
There are plenty of human rights violations in the U.S. right now as well.
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News and Rumors / Re: Ryan Tedder. Again.
« Last post by Tortuga on October 11, 2019, 11:21:35 PM »
There has always been a mix.  And there is always room on an album for some straightforward lyrics. You mention EBW.  Itís a song I happen to like and the lyrics are clever in terms of metaphor but its still a fairly literal song.  Compare it to songs like Elvis Presley and America or Promenade or MOS or Unknown Caller.


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It's hyperbole--look it up if you don't know what it means.  U2 have always been political and I'm amused by fans who take offense now.  You should probably go spin some Coldplay or Taylor Swift.
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News and Rumors / Re: Ryan Tedder. Again.
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on October 11, 2019, 04:07:51 PM »
Most of the lyrics aren't that obvious.  I'm thinking for example of Every Breaking Wave--lots of metaphors, can be interpreted a multitude of ways.  If U2 wants to throw an occasional reference in to Calvary or Jesus or whatever, that's good by me.
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