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Old 11-28-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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Bono's calling

I don't think this was posted yet, it is an article from the washington post. I was amused that
A) he has his own office (unless I misread)
B) he sings while going potty


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Bono's Calling
The Irish Rocker Has a Mission: To Fight Poverty, and Enlist the Powerful in the Battle

By Sridhar Pappu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, November 26, 2007; Page C01


Bono sweeps into the bathroom that sits outside his downtown lobbying office, which is his base of operation when he comes to Washington every so often to try to save Africa.

He's dressed in black denim, his 5-7 height boosted by a pair of brothel creepers -- the rockabilly footwear in fashion about the time that Elvis recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."
He suddenly starts belting out the opening lines of "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

"Oh yeah, I'll tell you something," he sings before walking to the far stall, "I think you'll understand."

After a few moments, the reporter who's also in the bathroom shouts, "What's up with the Beatles?"

"The Beatles are it," Bono yells before walking to the sink. "There's a really good movie you should see. It's called 'Across the Universe' and it's made by Julie Taymor, who's a card-carrying genius. I'm in it briefly," he says of the musical set to Beatles songs. "It's this fantastic, moving thing."

Bono has spoken!

He's delivered a forceful recommendation, verging on a directive. There's a hint of urgency. We want to rush out and do what he says.

Maybe this is how he does it.

Maybe this is how he gets legislators and heads of state and titans of industry together, and gets them to offer up billions in debt relief to help lift Africa out of poverty.

He dazzles them in telling them what to do, and they do it.
Full article here

Thanks to Laura for passing the word!
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Thanks for that! I read the article a couple of days ago, great read. The picture is so hot. And I'm not at all surprised that Bono is singing while having his potty break. Just imagine being in the same bathroom ...
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Thanks for that! I read the article a couple of days ago, great read. The picture is so hot. And I'm not at all surprised that Bono is singing while having his potty break. Just imagine being in the same bathroom ...
It's coz of the echo....

Thanks for the article! Bono in black denim.....
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I was at this deli on monday waiting in line to order and they have a table off to the side that has magazines, and the daily newspaper (wash. post) so as I walk by I see a very 'familiar' face staring at me from the left and BANG.. it's Bono staring at me from the table So, I immediately pick up the style section with him on it and proceed to read and confiscate that section of the paper for bonosapian research muhahaha!
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he's the most adorable dork!
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he's the most adorable dork!
Adorkable.
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Adorkable.
Edge-actly.
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Edge-actly.
and don't we know another one who fits that title perfectly


Who ever made up that word btw it's brilliant!
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and don't we know another one who fits that title perfectly
And my friend and I started saying edge-actly when we were, like, 13! Speaking of dorks...

I like that part in the article that goes, "We want to rush out and do what he says." It's so true!
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Adorkable.

Adorkable. I love it!


And the man washes his hands! I always knew he was civilized...

Adorkable Bono... gotta love that guy.
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FYI - Bono's "downtown lobbying office" is the office of DATA which is on the same floor and in the same building as ONE is located (they're the only two offices on the floor) in Washington DC.


I was at their offices on 25 September for several meetings with there and while on my way to visit the Women's restroom there I was fortunate to have passed by the Men's restroom there.
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Typo - "I was at their offices on 25 September for several meetings with them and while on my way to visit the Women's restroom there I was fortunate to have passed by the Men's restroom there."



I think I got a bit carried away with the imagery of the B-man in a restroom.
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I think I got a bit carried away with the imagery of the B-man in a restroom.



Sorry, that just sounds funny. Sadly, I feel the exact same way.
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I thought that people would smile at that imagery, Rosebud.

It's ok to have some fun every once in awhile. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.


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Edge-actly.
this is getting hi-Larry-ious!



thankyou for the article!!
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Great article. Thanks Mia! I enjoyed reading that. And the picture
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Oh, the picture, is just -so alluring.
I describe Bono as hypnotizing-for sure.
He just keeps getting better and better.
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if ya really like the photo you can buy a 20x30 print from the WP for the bargain price of $160
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They should at least donate the money, if you buy it.
and i so would LOVE to buy it. I would like a 400 thread count sheet made out of it.
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Re: Bono's calling

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I don't think this was posted yet, it is an article from the washington post. I was amused that
A) he has his own office (unless I misread)
B) he sings while going potty



Full article here

Thanks to Laura for passing the word!

HE IS SO FOOKIN COOOOL!!
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