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Old 05-07-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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Bono trashed on MuchMusic

Did anybody watch the special Ed The Sock just had on MuchMusic? Basically it was a program on how celebrities take advantage of the media and are spotlight hoggers. Bono was talked on there and it pisses me off the shit that Ed was talking about. Basically he was saying Bono uses his charity work for Africa and others to promote a new album or a tour. I agree Bono is out and about a whole lot doing charity work and is in the spotlight. Even Bono himself said he's sick of Bono! Bono is doing a wonderful thing and at least he's doing something about it to help people be aware of the situation in Africa and cancel the debt and all that. I can see where Ed is coming from but he's just plain wrong, I think. If anyone in Canada, or anywhere else, can see this program, take a look and you'll be angered by what you hear. Here is a link to explain more about the program. I do realize everyone has an opinion but it just pisses me off when they are missing the point.

http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/specials/smartass/
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Haven't MuchMusic been U2 tour sponsors on their 1992/1997/2001(?)/2005(?) tours?

The Much name is even on the Canadian Popmart ticket stubs.

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This is worse than the time Triumph the Insult Comment Dog compared Coldplay to U2 in that song of his.


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I wish Bono showed a little more nipple now and then.
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I must say I love Ed the Sock's Fromage shows every year which Britney Spears and rap artists usually dominate.
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Ed The sock trashes everyone, it's what he does. No one takes a sock puppet seriously.
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Personally, I would consider it 'an honour' if Ed the Sock ever trashed me

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the funny thing about it was all of his facts were wrong or distorted.. there was one about a member of the US govt who bono was working with to get a bill passed (jesse something?)... anyways ed quoted a lot of thing that the guy said which were anti-third world, but if you know anything about this guys story with bono, bono made him think a different way about things, including aids, and thats why he agreed to help bono

anyways this guy seemed like a bitter fan... its natural, with any sort of sequel to an original work, if there are "expectations", usually people paint the picture in their own mind, and if the pieces don't fit, they get mad
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Ed The Sock just turned everything around on Bono and that's what pissed me off. Then again, it is MuchMusic which is absolute crap.
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This is worse than the time Triumph the Insult Comment Dog compared Coldplay to U2 in that song of his.
i took that as a compliment.

"Coldplay, you should be called coldsore.
Back when you were u2, I loved you so much more."

thought it was funny.
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if george strombopolous was still there i doubt they'd do something like that
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if george strombopolous was still there i doubt they'd do something like that
george strombolopolous

i pretty much stopped watching muchmusic after he left.

and ed the sock, he's hilarious! i mean, come on! he's a SOCK!!!
a sock that smokes CIGARS!!!
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Hopefully Eminem will beat up that stupid sock puppet!!!
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IMO, people are too picky.. I mean, if someone keeps all the money for himself, they complain because of that, if someone gives it into charity, they say it's just for promotion... can't they just accept that some peoople actually ENJOY doing good?? People and their constant ambition of looking for bad iontentions in everyone... fu*ck them I say, that Ed is the only one who's trying to sell!!!

On the other hand, trying to make ur album popular is not a bad thing.. at all!! I just hate the fact that that Ed guy distorts good things to make them bad... that must be a really BAD thing about being a celebrity. So u have money cause u earned it, no one gave it to u, and u are cool with that and not show off or treat other people badly because of that... in fact, u help them.. What's the wrong in that???
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I wish Bono showed a little more nipple now and then.
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IMO, people are too picky.. I mean, if someone keeps all the money for himself, they complain because of that, if someone gives it into charity, they say it's just for promotion... can't they just accept that some peoople actually ENJOY doing good?? People and their constant ambition of looking for bad iontentions in everyone... fu*ck them I say, that Ed is the only one who's trying to sell!!!

On the other hand, trying to make ur album popular is not a bad thing.. at all!! I just hate the fact that that Ed guy distorts good things to make them bad... that must be a really BAD thing about being a celebrity. So u have money cause u earned it, no one gave it to u, and u are cool with that and not show off or treat other people badly because of that... in fact, u help them.. What's the wrong in that???
...All this commotion over a sock.
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i took that as a compliment.

"Coldplay, you should be called coldsore.
Back when you were u2, I loved you so much more."

thought it was funny.
I think you missed my point.
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...All this commotion over a sock.
Yeah.. hahaha, I really got very carried away.. nevertheless, I still think like that, and after thinking like that, I came to the conclusion that... socks are bad!!! Not wearing them anymore!!!
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