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March 6th, 2002

I rant because I love! @ 10:44 pm

aznbomb:
I'm currently feelin: goofy
I'm currently hearin: Stereophonics - Not Up To You (acoustic)

I just downloaded the Fly video and watched it for the first time. I never saw this video on mtv or vh1 and i can see why. It's kind of a lame video. Just Bono dressed up as The Fly and tv monitors with words and Edge playing guitar. It was probably one of U2's least interesting music videos.

Speaking of bad music videos, I've got major problems with the U.S. version of "Stuck in a Moment" that I'm sure no one is interested in but I'll go off on it anyways cuz I'm bored and I feel goofy. Anyways I made a list of reasons why I hate that video. Everyone likes lists!

- I mostly hate music videos with storylines and this video sure has a dumb one. A kicker misses a field goal and so is relegated to the job of a postal employee. What exactly is the director implying here? That postal workers are utter failures? Hey, a postal worker may not have the most glamorous job but our country would be unable to function without them!

- Boy I hate John Madden! I hope ABC and Monday NIght Live tank because of him!

- Flys vs Lemons?! What other games are played in this stupid football league? Mothers of the Disappeared vs The Bullet The Blue Skies? The Kites Vs The One Tree Hills? The Where The Streets Have No Names vs. The I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking Fors?

- Why is Adam reading a newspaper during a football game? There's nothing like a peaceful and quiet place like a CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME to read a newspaper! That's like reading War and Peace during a U2 concert!

- We get the real reason why Larry never shows a lot of emotion. If he does, then he exposes his belly button.

- What kind of person spends the time and effort to organize hundreds of people only to make out the lame message "YOU SUCK!"? If I was that person, I would have made those hundreds of people make out the words "FUCK YOU HEWSON!"

- Hey if Paul Hewson is seeing pink bunny rabbits while kicking that field goal (which is a clear indication that he's taking LSD) then he deserves to become a postal worker! (Not that there's anything wrong with that)

- How can a wave suddenly change direction like that? That's impossible! The director is clearly a dumbass!

- We see The Edge trip on the stairs during the football game but after the game, he's still lying in the same damn spot! What happened to him? Did he break his back?! Why didn't anyone help him? This isn't a very inspiring video.

- Boy I hate John Madden!

In conclusion, U2 should stay away from videos with dumb storylines such as Elevation and Stuck In A Moment and stick with videos that make them look cool like Even Better Than The Real Thing and Discotheque (my favorite). They should also stick with videos that don't have JOHN "FUCKING" MADDEN in them! (and "FUCKING" really is his middle name)

Boy this is a long post. Let's make it even longer!

Have you seen that Enrique Iglesias video? That Anna Kournikova sure is a prostitute! =)
 
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From:ephignia
Date:March 6th, 2002 11:11 pm (UTC)
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I've read that Stuck in A Moment's video is supposed to be a play on a similar incident, in which a football player's career was more or less ruined by a bad kick. Ever after the poor guy was "stuck in that moment-" one really awful event was the defining event of his life. So it's not just a random plotline that U2 pulled out of their collective ass.

I thought Adam reading the paper at an American footgall game was funny (coz American football really is that boring, imho ;)).

I do agree that the video was far from their best, though... though the one for Walk On is much worse.
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From:rocknrollbirdie
Date:March 7th, 2002 03:51 am (UTC)

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I am normally a nice person.. But this post pisses me off.

U2 gets enough bad press with out their so called fans knit-picking about every little thing they do. If you hate the video so much just change the channel.

And if you LOVED so much, you would not go in a public community bad mouthing the band in any way shape or form.
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From:elizabethmarie
Date:March 7th, 2002 06:39 am (UTC)
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You guys, come on. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I've been a fan of enough bands now to know that you're not going to like everything they do, and that most certainly doesn't make you any less of a fan. If U2 had trouble facing criticism (which is NOT always a bad thing), they certainly wouldn't of made it this far. And this community would be pretty boring if all we did was sit around and sigh and say "Gosh, these boys sure are great." There is no point in getting mad when someone simply posts their opinion, if only for the fact that if one person has it, it is shared by more. So disagree till your heart's content, but don't get mad about. It's not worth your time:)
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From:rocknrollbirdie
Date:March 7th, 2002 07:11 am (UTC)
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Everyone is entitled their own opinion on everything.
Believe me I am far from mad about this, or anything for that matter, I just have strong opinions myself. And is it not to be expected when posting a negative post in a community devoted to the band that someone is bound to get defensive for the band?
I read enough about how much people think U2 suck else where, and since the Grammy's there has been quite a bit of negativity being directed at the band. Personally I am sick of it.
If the post was just I dislike the video I could have just skipped by it. But to make a list of reasons on why, just boggles my mind. Why waste so much time and energy on something you dislike?
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From:elizabethmarie
Date:March 7th, 2002 07:20 am (UTC)

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if he hadn't given the reasons, people would of blasted him for not having any reasons for not liking it, you can't win. But I'm not arguing anymore, because this is becoming petty. I was only simply pointing out that this is expected in a fan listing. Also, usually when someone says they're pissed off about something it implies they're mad about it;)
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From:rocknrollbirdie
Date:March 7th, 2002 07:43 am (UTC)
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"Pissed off" was probably the wrong choice of words "annoyed" would have been more appropriate.

He is entitled to his opinion, and I have mine, and you can have yours, and may we all live in peace and harmony.
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From:aznbomb
Date:March 7th, 2002 11:32 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry you were offended by the post but that whole list of reasons why I didn't like the "Stuck In A Moment" video was supposed to be a JOKE. Let's be honest...that video is pretty damn corny and I was poking fun of its corniness and the fact that I spent a lot of time making a list of stupid reasons on why that video was corny was in my mind funny. I guess to find my posting funny was to find that video really corny.

Anyways, I had no idea my posting would whip up any sort of firestorm but the fact that I point out that Larry exposes his bellybutton and imply that Paul Hewson is taking LSD seemed in my mind pretty funny.

In conclusion, everything except the first paragraph and the fact that Anna Kournikova is a prostitute was all made in good-hearted jest. =)
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From:aznbomb
Date:March 7th, 2002 11:38 am (UTC)
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But since this firestorm's been whipped up I'm sure no one finds it funny anymore which kind of gets me down cuz me and my friends hella laughed. =(
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From:rocknrollbirdie
Date:March 7th, 2002 11:54 am (UTC)
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Again.. I am sorry :(
re-reading it knowing you were joking it is funny.. I should learn not to reply to things before noon..

You can say what ever you wish.. I promice I wont blow a gasket again ;)
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From:aznbomb
Date:March 7th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
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No offense taken. Re-reading it I can see I used a lot of inflammatory words that would make it seem as if i was an asshole. But anyways, if you ever watched Louis Black on The Daily Show, I was taking a lot of the spirit of his humor from him.

Anyways, in the future I'll try to come up with U2-related humor that is more sensitive I suppose. =)
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From:rocknrollbirdie
Date:March 7th, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
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I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
Sorry
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From:tingilya
Date:March 7th, 2002 06:22 am (UTC)
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The postal worker is in honor of Bono's father. Nice of you to insult that!
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From:boomtownrat
Date:March 7th, 2002 07:16 am (UTC)
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I *like* the video for all its little references to things about the band (such as the postal worker, which has already been mentioned). As for the wave changing directions so easily, uh, unrealistic things happen all the time in videos. ;)
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From:canadanne
Date:March 7th, 2002 04:13 pm (UTC)

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How can you not like the video for The Fly??  It's so cool. Any video featuring the Fly is indescribably cool.
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From:sirensong984
Date:March 7th, 2002 05:56 pm (UTC)
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The pink bunny is also a reference to the Elevation tour. A Group of people found a pink bunny about 4 or 5 feet tall on the side of the road going to U2 shows and he went to the rest of the shows with them. Lots of picture of Bono with the bunny.
From:theshadowcat
Date:March 10th, 2002 07:38 am (UTC)

rock on

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true that! i love u2, but damn, i hate that video. i like the other version much better.
and i have not seen the enrique one, but i'm sure anna kournikova is quite the prostitute.

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