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Old 12-28-2001, 03:41 PM   #1
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Because the song is just so sweet and you can't get anywhere near it without protection, for fear of diabetes.

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it's irony.

irony at it's best.

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Old 12-28-2001, 04:51 PM   #3
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I thought it was to do with the fact that the proceeds went to a charity, and the gas mask had something to do with the charity, but now I can't remember
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Old 12-28-2001, 04:55 PM   #4
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LOL I was so damn when that single came out! It just didn't make any damn sense!

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Old 12-28-2001, 05:23 PM   #5
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This pic was taken during "War"-era, so naturally, the pic is supposed to reflect and symbolize war.
I have no idea why they put it on the sweetest thing single-sleeve tho.

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Old 12-28-2001, 05:52 PM   #6
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it's irony.

irony at it's best.

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Old 12-28-2001, 07:37 PM   #7
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As the TST was a gift to Ali from Bono, she requested that all profits from the song go to the Chernobyl project.
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Old 12-29-2001, 02:57 AM   #8
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Why a gas mask on The Sweetest Thing?

Can anyone tell me what the deal with that picture is? Looks like the kid from War (Peter Rowan?) just wearing a gas mask. The first time I saw it, kinda freaked me out. Does it have anything to do with the song? It all seems so serious when the song is anything but.



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Old 12-29-2001, 05:37 PM   #9
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Well at least the Chernobyl one makes sense. That thing still kinda scares me.

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Old 12-29-2001, 05:42 PM   #10
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As the TST was a gift to Ali from Bono, she requested that all profits from the song go to the Chernobyl project.
ah, at least that makes sense
if it's supposed to be irony then they have to call me for some lessons someday


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Old 12-29-2001, 05:45 PM   #11
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I would say art, plain and simple.

When I saw the cover for it back when it was originally released it made me nostalgic for old U2, when back then I was just getting over the whole POP fiasco.

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Old 12-29-2001, 08:14 PM   #12
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As the TST was a gift to Ali from Bono, she requested that all profits from the song go to the Chernobyl project.
Yep, that's the one I was trying to think of! Thanks for clearing the head Nicamom
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The story I heard was the guy taking the picture for the cover had eaten taco hell grande meal all by himself and he was having his own gas attack

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