April 29, 2010

"He defies the laws of physics as his daily exercise, but without him the universe just wouldn't be as friendly to humans."

Bono effuses inanely over Bill Clinton.

24 comments:

Scott M said...

Words fail...

I give Bono credit, at least, for being consistent. Bill...well, Bill is Bill and a national treasure for stand up comics.

RLB_IV said...

I find idolatry to be extremely odd.

AJ Lynch said...

Did Bono use Rielle Hunter to ghost write this ?

Slow Joe said...

It's usually pretty easy to shrug off the Clinton worship, since he's a funny guy who seemed to love his country and all that. But he seems to have a serious problem with free speech and peaceful protest. Enough to jump in with a pack of liars trying to race hustle.

So he's really kinda a traitor to the cause of liberalism, in my book. Never trust a man who cheats on his wife. Never do business with a man who lies to his wife.

9/11 isn't Clinton's fault, but it did happen because he was really bad at his job and too focused on harassing weird locals.

AJ Lynch said...

Speaking of idols/ funny story:

I was watching wrestling back in the 90's. It was a national show and Hulk Hogan was in the ring talking to the announcer before is fight. The fans were still filing in and the camera showed one of the attendees was Brian Bosworth, the All American Oklahama Univ. linebacker who was a high NFL draft pick.

Hulk Hogan did not miss a beat as he yells into the mike "There's the Boz, I'm his idol"!

Cracked me up!

ET1492 said...

Bono is annoying.

I used to be a big fan of U2, but I think their last three albums have been really sappy and dumb.

Bono's politics don't bother me, but his preening ignorance is getting in the way of his song writing. He needs someone to tell him when his ideas stink, so they don't end up on the albums.

From now on I'm going to ignore any columns or articles Bono writes. His writing is like bad college paper op-eds. If you're going to try to be cute or poetic, you'd better make sure you're really good. It's better to get right to the point.

I think cuteness is often a lazy writer's trick to get out of doing research and presenting real ideas and information.

Fred4Pres said...

If Bono keeps this sweet talk up, ol' Bill might have a new suck buddy.

AllenS said...

Is Bill still ridin' dirty?

MrBuddwing said...

I take it Bono's high praise for President George W. Bush's efforts to fight AIDS in Africa was equally glib?

Word verification: colysu.

edutcher said...

Anyone who wants to know why Time is dying on the vine need only reflect that apparently they haven't got enough competent writers, but need somebody like Bozo to do their puff pieces for them.

More to the point, if anybody ought to be on their Top 100 list, it's whomever airbrushed Willie's photo.

Slow Joe said...

It's usually pretty easy to shrug off the Clinton worship, since he's a funny guy who seemed to love his country and all that.

The only thing Willie ever loved was Willie.

AllenS said...

Willie loved Willie's willie.

Paco Wové said...

What Bono forgot was: Nobody really listens to the words. They're just there to make it easier to sing a catchy tune.

Paul Zrimsek said...

And there was no tougher place to be on Jan. 12, 2010, than Haiti.

And by Jan. 15, Haiti had become such a tough place to be that Clinton bugged out and went to Massachusetts to stump for Martha Coakley.

sonicfrog said...

Get a room already!

LarsPorsena said...

"Raise your eyes to the East, The brilliant dawn is glowing, Its warm rays inspire us, Breathing hope and confidence. Mao Tse-tung, your name is on our lips And beats in our hearts."

Not quite as effusive as Bono on Clinton but I think you get the drift.

TMink said...

Is it legal to use Bono's name and omit the word inane?

He and the lads make great music though!

Trey

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TMink said...

"He needs someone to tell him when his ideas stink"

As do we all.

Trey

Calypso Facto said...

But Stephen Hawking says the universe is NOT "friendly to humans", so Willy is again getting credit undeserved. Bono SO wants to add him to the spurious Nobel list along with Al and Barack.

2yellowdogs said...

Sounds like he's been taking tips from Monica on how to please ol' Bill.

kcom said...

"If Bono keeps this sweet talk up, ol' Bill might have a new suck buddy."

I wonder how Bono looks in a blue dress?

ET1492 said...

Now I'm reading it as a fat joke: "He defies the laws of physics DURING his daily exercise."

But since Bill is skinny now, I don't think that's what Bono was getting at.

JAL said...

oh good grief.

Gabriel Hanna said...

I'd like for Bill Clinton to start defying the second law of thermodynamics professionally, if he could.

It would solve our energy problems.

He needs to teach me how to do it to.