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Old 02-28-2002, 05:12 PM   #1
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IT'S OFFICIAL #858

I enjoy arguing from alternate viewpoints from my own. In fact, that is why I always enjoyed posting with "GOP-Controlled Whortense" and my ill-fated "Satan" moniker. That's probably why I haven't stormed out of FYM a long time ago out of disgust. Despite the fact that it makes my blood boil from time to time, I get a kick out of it.

When it comes down to it, I am a big fan of not only U2's politics and religion, but also the way they did it. In fact, I think this was half of the reason why I became as big of a U2 fan as I am. The character of Mr. MacPhisto is sheer brilliance to me. In a way, I think, prancing around in a quasi-Satan outfit preaching the beauty of greed was far more effective than their righteous crusades of the 1980s.

Of course, some people will never get the joke.

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Old 02-28-2002, 05:33 PM   #2
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See, I loved the kitsch that was POP.

Was POP/Zoo more of a statement than the stuff of Joshua Tree era? Yes, but I agree with you - the majority of the people don't get it! A lot of people think U2 is some overly self-important rock band. Humor is lost - but I love it. I miss POPMart (my theme of the rest of the week).
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I enjoy arguing from alternate viewpoints from my own. In fact, that is why I always enjoyed posting with "GOP-Controlled Whortense" and my ill-fated "Satan" moniker. That's probably why I haven't stormed out of FYM a long time ago out of disgust. Despite the fact that it makes my blood boil from time to time, I get a kick out of it.
I personally stay away from the topics that make me want to destroy objects. I do occasionally post in other threads in Free Your Mind. I just dislike challenging other people and arguing, so I tend to stay away, because otherwise I might get tempted.

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When it comes down to it, I am a big fan of not only U2's politics and religion, but also the way they did it. In fact, I think this was half of the reason why I became as big of a U2 fan as I am. The character of Mr. MacPhisto is sheer brilliance to me. In a way, I think, prancing around in a quasi-Satan outfit preaching the beauty of greed was far more effective than their righteous crusades of the 1980s.

Of course, some people will never get the joke.
Hmm.. that's true. I do think some people got some negative reactions off the devil costume (see the chapter in Bill Flanagan's book, where Bono addresses "squeakies" and Macphisto, lol) but it definitely reached a more wider audience I think. Showed them they aren't serious, a more fun-loving joking around band than most people thought. I remember an old quote from Bono in 1984 (I believe) during the Unforgettable Fire tour and saying over the mic, "Remember, we're a real serious band." or something to that effect. Anyway, yes, their 80's attitude was great to most of us fans but a lot thought of it as farce. Sort of like how people are having a bit of Bono backlash for *gasp!* having some kind of public opinion on 9/11 and America, etc.

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Oh my God.. you were Satan?
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:52 PM   #5
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Yes Melon you make sense. Thats why I am also a whore.

As for FYM, it is at times miserable, yet at times informative and addictive to the very least.

I respect your posts in there, even though I have to avoid them sometimes



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Old 02-28-2002, 08:13 PM   #6
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haha...i try to avoid fym as well. i've stopped posting as much, but it just pisses me off sometimes to see the crap getting slung across the room, and i have to post. not that any of the people who disagree with me on the forum value my opinion, anyway.
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Old 02-28-2002, 08:54 PM   #7
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From what I've seen, someone could post in there that the sky is blue and within seconds you have a 84 post thread about the ethics of the sky and why it chose to be blue that day.

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Old 02-28-2002, 10:44 PM   #8
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Old 03-01-2002, 06:16 AM   #9
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HAW!!!! pop chick!

Heeeeey! when you say that out loud, you could be saying whore.....

Um, yes

I agree with everyone.

Yep.
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Old 03-01-2002, 06:46 AM   #10
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Old 03-02-2002, 03:17 PM   #11
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yep and thats why i love U2 cause of the music the way they got together as a band and of corse us the fans,the way we are so good to us and U2

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