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  • John, I'm disappointed. You told me you were going to let me wear the spangly jumpsuits to work.

    January 27, 2010

  • I'm with you, john!

    Collecting Nicolina the morning after a 70s dinner party

    January 27, 2010

  • *snorts milk through nose*

    January 27, 2010

  • Yeah...it could have been a Tibetan monk cleverly disguised as a hooker.

    January 27, 2010

  • The comparison with Gere is rather odd. How does the journo know that the gorgeous woman in the little fur jacket and leather cap isn't a high-ranking UNESCO official, or a leading human rights lawyer, or perhaps the head of PETA- wait, maybe not that last one.

    January 27, 2010

  • “When I went to meet Bono at the bar of his hotel, I saw Richard Gere seated at a table with a gorgeous woman in a little fur jacket and a leather cap. Bono, on the other hand, had removed himself to a quiet back room, where he was keeping company with a plump, middle-aged white guy in a suit and tie... This was Randall Tobias, head of the Bush administration's AIDS program.”

    That's from a 2005 NYTimes Magazine piece on Bono, and I remember being impressed when I read it at the time. He seems to dig into what he's doing, and actually have an effect. I get the impression it's more than just image polishing.

    January 27, 2010

  • So he's not joking about the jumpsuit? I thought if he wasn't lying, he was just kidding.

    And I agree with what dontcry said. At least the guy's making an effort anyway, more than I can say about many modern artists.

    January 27, 2010

  • John's spangly jumpsuits are LEGEND in the office. My favorite is the blaze orange one. It's like he's a disco DOT worker.

    January 27, 2010

  • Indeed, we work pro bono.

    January 27, 2010

  • I love that there were no asterisks on the spangly jumpsuit statement.

    January 27, 2010

  • We're contractually obligated to say nice things about Bono*. He actually owns us**.

    Duty aside, I'm ok with both Bono--guy does more good things than I do--and lot of U2, except when they drift into gospel and Americana. Then I want to shoot them. No opinion about the glasses, though I've always thought it must be annoying as hell to have the world tinged light blue.

    And love lamé on anyone. I'm wearing a spangly jumpsuit at this very moment.

    * lie

    ** ditto

    January 27, 2010

  • I kind of love the gold lamé. If you're a rock star -- hey, lamé all the way!

    January 27, 2010

  • I don't think we should measure good deeds. Even the smallest entertainment of angles unaware is a little blessing.

    January 27, 2010

  • Eh. As a proportion of spare time and money, he's still doing more. Come on, dude's a rock star. He doesn't have to do anything helpful, but he does. Rag on him all you want, I still like him.

    The shades are still cool. It was the gold lamé that wasn't. ;)

    January 27, 2010

  • As a proportion of his spare time and money, he's probably giving less than most people. And those shades have not been cool since 1986. Bono for Pope anyone?

    January 27, 2010

  • Well, he's doing more than 99.9% of people to try to change things for the better. I can forgive a little narcissism, especially when it's mixed with those cool shades.

    January 26, 2010

  • Read about Bono's plan to achieve world peace by haranguing aggressor nations from on high as he conducts a round the world balloon trip. Should it end in (a) spontaneous combustion of a narcissist (b) the group's assumption into heaven, speaking in tongues and surrounded by tongues of fire, or (c) a fiery Hindenburg-like conflagration? Vote early and often at the book's website www.burnbonoburn.com

    January 26, 2010