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Old 07-21-2005, 10:49 AM   #16
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They ARE all showing some age. Which is perfectly naturally and actually kind desirable in my book! Don't get me wrong - I think Bono during the JT & AB years was most of the most delicious pieces of man-flesh you could lay eyes on. But wouldn't we all find him & the rest of the guys a ridiculous parody of themselves if they'd remained static, stuck forever in a particular era? I think so. It boils down to a simple equation, really: Life = Change + Acceptance = Happiness.

Wow.... how philosophical I am today.
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I don't think Bono was ever really "cool" during Zoo TV. I think it was all part of the act. So of course his "coolness" is going to disappear.

Personally, I like him better this way. It feels like the real Bono, as much as there is a "real" Bono that we know of. Charismatic, intelligent, slightly dorky, and he has a sense of humor about himself.
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On stage I prefer the smirking Bono of Zoo.
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Yes, I did read the entire post - and there's no need to be snippy... we're all on the same side here.
The question remains, though: you are aware of what aging does to a body, aren't you? If you are, then how can you be disappointed/saddened/shocked/disgusted/whatever by a 45-year-old man who doesn't look like a 30-year-old? They can't all make deals with Satan like Mr. Mullen!
Just because he is getting older doesnt mean he has to be getting un-cooler. I am not disappointed or saddened about Bono's present day appearance its still very good, just not as good as before. The last 3 tours Bono managed to still look like a rock god, even though he was obviously getting older. Now there has been a drastic step down in his persona.
If this makes any sense, he looks more human then before. I guess the last 3-4 years have really taken a toll on our Bono moreso then ever, perhaps much in part with the death of his father.

and yes we are all on the same side, Bono's side I hope
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He does like like a huge dork in that red leather jacket with the headband. We'll keep that one off his postal stamp.
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I guess the last 3-4 years have really taken a toll on our Bono moreso then ever, perhaps much in part with the death of his father.

That's undoubtedly true. Stress ages people. For example, I'm 29, and until a couple of years ago people assumed I was still in my late teens based on my appearance. But I've had a lot of stressful shit happen over the past 2 years, and now father time is catching up to me. I now look my age, according to other people.
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I know it's a corny statement but how about this one:

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

..........besides it's what's inside the that matters the most...........I'm sure Mr. B would agree.


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He does like like a huge dork in that red leather jacket with the headband. We'll keep that one off his postal stamp.
agree to that!

BUT, i like the nicer bono, sometimes he was too cool and arrogant...he wasn't reachable..

but now, hes just a cuddly teddy bear that has a big and someone who i would gladly do things that are illigial in 97 countries with
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Bono would be the first to tell you that he is not cool - he's HOT!

And I would agree with him.
Tell me about it Jamila!!! I think all the quys are looking HAWT these days(my Silver FOX aka Adam is ) I hope I look as well as they do when I am in my mid 40's
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agree to that!

BUT, i like the nicer bono, sometimes he was too cool and arrogant...he wasn't reachable..

but now, hes just a cuddly teddy bear that has a big and someone who i would gladly do things that are illigial in 97 countries with
You are a hoot Amy!!! I feel the same about Adam
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Sort of....sometimes he still looks like a rock god, but other times he looks like a short, slightly overweight middle aged man...which he is, of course....

I don't really like his latest hair cut
haha, yeah, I agree with this post exactly. not that it really matters, but he's no The Fly.
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Agreed that nothing equals the coolness of The Fly, but as someone pointed out, that was a stage persona. I'm sure Bono could "act" it today, if he wanted to.

Comparing Elevation Bono to this tour from just a coolness perspective, I vote for this tour.

What IS coolness, anyway? It's sort of undefinable, different things to different people.
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...coolness to me isn't determined in clothing, it's determined in actions. And Bono has the actions of a very cool person, in my opinion . So no, he isn't losing any of his cool to me.

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^ I agrre with you^ totally
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Bono will always be cool.

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