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Old 11-15-2005, 02:40 AM   #16
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2005 will be, i think, the year that U2 finally cemented themselves as the only band that could compete with the beatles and the stones in their heyday -- they've surpassed the who, zepplin, floyd, and even springsteen in virtually every measurable category ... and much of that has to do with bono's awe-inspiring ambition, his ability to keep writing great songs, to keep his voice among the most distinct in rock, and his growing ability to ignite every arena, every stadium they play.
Woah, let's not go overboard! As much as I love U2, I will never rate them higher than the Beatles. They changed the world.
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Woah, let's not go overboard! As much as I love U2, I will never rate them higher than the Beatles. They changed the world.

oh, i agree. but i think *musically* they are on par.

no band -- perhaps no one else -- will ever have the cultural impact of the Beatles.

they are like Shakespeare when it comes to popular culture.

but that doesn't mean that there haven't been writers who have equalled Shakespeare in quality of writing, if not in influence.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #18
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Ridiculous!! IF THEY START AWARDING HURRICANES AS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR, THEY MIGHT OUGHT TO CONSIDER THE GLOBAL WARMING PATTERN!!
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VOTE FOR BONO HERE!!!!!
www.time.com/time/personoftheyear/2005/walkup/
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How is J.K. Rowling winning?

Isn't that the Harry Potter lady?

I mean, sure, she wrote a few pretty good books, but do people really think she affected the news and our lives all that much? I mean, besides a few crazies burning the books in protest, I don't see the big deal.


Bono's in second, though.
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Kind of predictable. U2 fans started voting en mass for Bono (he was actually first for a while), and it looks like Harry Potter fans have taken up the slack by voting for J.K Rowling.

But at least Bono's done something this year for the world. What has J.K Rowling done besides write an (admittedly very popular) series of children's books?
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But at least Bono's done something this year for the world. What has J.K Rowling done besides write an (admittedly very popular) series of children's books?
Indeed. And JK Rowling's latest book wasn't even all that groundbreaking (oh, it broke a lot of sales records, but that doesn't mean anything...) in terms of literary quality. To be quite frank, it read more like a work of fan fiction to me.
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it's not like Rowling has even been in the news, except for the release of the last book, but then there is the new movie coming out shortly. But "Person Of The Year'? I don't think so. Yes, I'm biased towards Bono, but we've all seen what he has accomplished, and continues to strive for. Now, how many times can I vote
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People, people, people. Calm down. It's what happens when you have an internet poll. Fandoms start voting en masse.

I guarantee that tomorrow, Clay Aiken will be in the lead.

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People, people, people. Calm down. It's what happens when you have an internet poll. Fandoms start voting en masse.

I guarantee that tomorrow, Clay Aiken will be in the lead.



Did you know that in Minneapolis Clay Aiken is asking over $70 for some of his tickets? I laughed so hard when I saw the listing in the paper.
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People have no fucking taste in literature.

None.

The fact 60% of people who voted on that poll voted for that incompetent hack proves my point vividly.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:58 PM   #27
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Axver, really. You should learn to form an opinion someday.

... and then please learn to state that opinion without making look like a snobby put-down of anyone who might disagree with you.

Axver: arbiter of good taste in music and literature since 1987.

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JK Rowling is winning...Bono, uhhh, isn't...

I love Harry Potter though...but I love Bono...

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Bono is in second place.... Just far behind the fuckin' Harry Potter

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People have no fucking taste in literature.

None.

The fact 60% of people who voted on that poll voted for that incompetent hack proves my point vividly.
Harry Potter books are children's stories. Children's stories that have turned on children (and adults) to reading and, in turn, probably great literature as well.

Would you rather Dan Brown be winning?
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