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Old 07-14-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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The Unforgettable Fire is one hilarious video

It's a great song, no doubt, but the video has always killed me. It's so hilariously '80s:



Bono in a dark room faded over a cityscape with his Irish Falcon Fluff Mullet by himself. He's also watching Edge play guitar on TV and everyone else. I don't want to picture Bono staring at me from a dark room either.

Edge randomly walking through the snow by himself, with faded bits of himself walking with him.

But then Adam and Larry are at a museum together, after it's closed, wearing trenchcoats, then at an empty fair laughing and happy. Why aren't they concerned about Edge? Who looks as lost as Luke on Hoth after he escaped the Wampa.

Then at the end, they all walk through the snow together! Hooray, comraderie! But Pederast Bono, or whatever he is, is still watching the whole thing.

I want Bono to grow back that mullet, it was one of the best mullets of the '80s, that's for sure.
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watching TV too much

mullets , 80's , stereotypes , watever
i like it ,it's not boring . it's beautiful .
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I don't find it too much hilarious, I've always treated this video very seriously, I don't know why
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It's a masterpiece.
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Easily the crappiest video they've done. It's more 80s than the 80s were.

Adam looks like he's either from "Highlander" or a drug-dealing pedophile.

The song is so much better than the video.
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Easily the crappiest video they've done. It's more 80s than the 80s were.
I dunno...I think A Celebration is clinging tightly to that trophy.
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Adam looks like he's either from "Highlander" or a drug-dealing pedophile.

Thats who was on NBC-To Catch a Predator last week... Egde
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Adam looks like he's either from "Highlander" or a drug-dealing pedophile.
Oh dear. I always thought Adam looked kind of hot in that video even though I'm normally not attracted to him.
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Easily the crappiest video they've done. It's more 80s than the 80s were.

Adam looks like he's either from "Highlander" or a drug-dealing pedophile.

The song is so much better than the video.
He and Bono are both drug-dealing pedophiles in that video. Bono moreso than Adam.
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I never understodd what was actually going on, kind of the Last Night on Earth video and the Godfather: Part II.
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The footage of the clean shaven Larry walking closely behind the bearded Adam is undoubtably the most pederastic thing I have ever seen in a video clip, U2 or otherwise.
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The best part is when Adam and Larry are walking down the stairs in the warehouse. They look like they just have/are about to commit some horrible crime in a bad 80's movie.

Plus poor The Edge, wandering aimlessly in the snow.
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I heart the really literal translation when the song hits the carnival line.
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Larry and Adam look like they've just stepped out of the set from Blade Runner...
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any scooter fans out there ....???

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Worst video?

How about Two Hearts Beat as One? They're just walking around a town/city, while this guy who's decked out in all spandex dances around and maybe juggles balls.

The last part may be made up, as I haven't seen it for a while. But the dude is in all spandex just gyrating.
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They're just walking around a town/city
I've never heard of Paris being described as a town/city.

You know, Paris, the one in France...
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UF is a pretty dated video. The only part I think is cool is when the carnival ride thing speeds up and then there's the mushroom cloud. Very cool and relevant to the song


Or maybe I'm a sucker for cheesy symbolism
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At least there are no horses walking through the desert or randomly blowing swatches of fabric.

As dated as the video is, it's fared pretty well against a lot of the stuff at the time. And the carnival stuff is pretty cool.
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It IS hilarious! I love the mean look on Adam's face as he walks down the stairs!
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