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Rest of U2 Perfectly Fine With Africans Starving

 SAN FRANCISCO - Rock band U2, currently on tour in North America, is well-known for its human-rights advocacy, particularly its ongoing campaign to eradicate poverty in Africa. Less known to fans of the Irish supergroup, however, is that the lion's share of these efforts are made by lead singer Bono. The three other U2 members are perfectly okay with the dismal plight of Africa's poor. [Continue Reading]

I know everybody already checks out the Onion every week for their hilarious stories. HOWEVER, in case you were slacking, I felt like I had to link this one. Man, will the Onion ever stop being funny? I really don't think so.

December 8, 2005 | Permalink

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SOmetimes Bono makes me want the children to starve. I saw him doing this TV commercial for vh1 this morning, and he was like "imagine being a musician and waking up to discover your guitar had washed away." And I'm thinking, "because Bono, a myserious midnight flood is EXACTLY the same thing as a hurricaine that's been predicted as destructive three days prior to impact." He has his fingers in so many pies he's using toes. I want him to go back to making middle age rock-lite for the thirtysomething set and let Angelina Jolie inspire me to help African refugees

Posted by: Capitalist Mafia | Dec 9, 2005 10:36:23 AM

I hope the members of U2 have a humorous side!! That was funny!
And that's wasn't Bono in those commercials, that was one of the guitar players.
I see nothing wrong with anyone trying to raise money for poverty, and he was doing it LONG before Angelina came along.

Posted by: Why Me? | Dec 9, 2005 3:05:52 PM

I GUESS IT'S OK TO MAKE MILLIONS BY COPYING FROM THE SOUNDS AND CULTURE OF AFRICANS. JUST DON'T FEED THEM OR GIVE THEM AID. WELLL GUYS THEY'VE SURVIVED THE DEVASTATION OF EUROPEAN COLONIALISM. IF YOU DON'T HELP THEM AND AFRICA DIES WHERE WILL STEAL YOUR GENIUS FROM...THANK GOD FOR BONO.
I GIVE HIM CREDIT. HE'S TRYING TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE EUROPEAN LEAD AFRICAN HOLOCOST.

Posted by: SOOZ WILLIAMS | Dec 13, 2005 12:01:54 PM

The guitar players name is the Edge. There is only one guitar player (well bono does play once in a while).

As a U2 fan yes it can get annoying to see Bono pop up everywhere. The article was hilarious!

Posted by: Amy | Dec 13, 2005 12:25:43 PM

to capitalist mafia: it is "the edge" in that commercial, not bono.

Posted by: Becky | Dec 13, 2005 2:50:08 PM

4 million africans are starving becouse they got the black rule that they wanted in 1998. They forced out the white farmers, let the farms "not produce enough food" by giving the farms to blacks. Arn't you supposed to sleep in the bed that you have made??

Posted by: eyeswideopen | Jan 9, 2006 12:26:17 PM

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