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Old 10-30-2001, 04:49 PM   #1
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OK we all know how Bono got his nickname. And we know the SmoothCriminal thing.

But I seriously DON'T know the story behind Edge's

Also where did "Hitman" and "Sparky" come from?

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I was watching PopMart and was wondering why Larry was called Hitman, then it dawned on me, I thought...hmm, maybe he's called hitman(lol, I accidently typed hOtman..which is true too ) cause he HITS the drum...I dunno if that is where it really comes from, but its seemed like a reasonable guess at the time.


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OK we all know how Bono got his nickname. And we know the SmoothCriminal thing.

But I seriously DON'T know the story behind Edge's

Also where did "Hitman" and "Sparky" come from?

Edge is Edge because of the shape of his head, and because he's always teetering on the Edge of Reason, Intellectualism, Science, Edge of things, etc...

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Heh WHAT exactly is his head shaped like??

Also, that's so cool: the edge of reason! I like that. Edge is such a smartypants hot pockets man.

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OK we all know how Bono got his nickname. And we know the SmoothCriminal thing.

But I seriously DON'T know the story behind Edge's

Also where did "Hitman" and "Sparky" come from?

Hey Mona, yeah, I am following you around today! I've been away from Pleba for awhile,so I need to get reaquainted with the place! Hope ya don't mind!

About "smooth criminal", I forgot that one, is that because Bono has been looking kinda smooth instead of the usual "hairy man's man chest of his???"

Edgie said on the Legends show that they called him THe Edge because of his chin. I don't think its sharp and pointy, I think it looks great!

I think you are right about the "hitman or hotman"!!!! he is a total hottie!!!

My Sparky, I heard got the name b/c of his 'habit' of lighting up.

Lemme know if I am totally off base on these answers, but I think they are accurate!

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Hey Mona, yeah, I am following you around today! I've been away from Pleba for awhile,so I need to get reaquainted with the place! Hope ya don't mind!

About "smooth criminal", I forgot that one, is that because Bono has been looking kinda smooth instead of the usual "hairy man's man chest of his???"
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I got this from U2 FAQ:

"The thing in Lypton Village about naming people was that: 1) they thought it strange that you should go by a name given to you by your parents, when that name might not really suit you. 2) the nicknames were often associated with a facial thing and it would then also apply to the person's character. So The Edge had this prominent jaw line & was always on the edge of things: like an observer. Bono's first Village name was: Steinhegvanhuysenolegbangbangbangbang. (!) Paul McGuinness became known as 'The Goose'."
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i thought "Sparky" was because he played with amps and stuff and it didn't go too well once.

awwww! i LOVE the roots of his nickname!!

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i thought "Sparky" was because he played with amps and stuff and it didn't go too well once.


that is also very plausible!
thank God he was not zapped!
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http://www.u2takemehigher.com/cameos/hair.html

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very interesting reading Mona ....it took me awhile to realise it was Larry that was the smooth criminal!
I like the "Bad Bono...bad boy!" part..LOL it was hilarious!


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Maria!!!!!

*jumps for joy* You're back to PLEBA! Woohooo!!!

Sparky's missed you!!!




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Maria!!!!!

*jumps for joy* You're back to PLEBA! Woohooo!!!

Sparky's missed you!!!




I have a question about this picture, what is that thing in his hand? For the life of me, I can't figure it out.



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It's a pen.

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Bono - we know that one

Sparky - cos he's always lighting up ciggies?

Hitman - cos he HITS them drums!

Edge - cos of his edgey facial features
- cos of his sharp, edgey mind
- cos he hang around of the 'edge' of things, observing

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It's a pen.

Okay, now don't I feel silly. hehe! Thanks for clearing that up. Of course, now I can sleep tonight, finally



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Grasshopper Mona thanks the sages of PLEBA

P.S. How is it that I can give my freinds tutorials on the history and significance of U2 and yet I can't find the relative extrems of that stupid calc. equation?! Well I can. But it takes me an hour.

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Sparky, because he's the.........smelliest?

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Man, I missed this whole smooth criminal story, were have I been in RSOC land, I s´pose



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