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April 28th, 2005

Bono and Bill @ 11:53 am

fulpakru:
I'm currently feelin: amused amused

this was posted in ohnotheydidnt by withoutmusic. the last line is brilliant.



When U2's lead singer came to Seattle over the weekend for a concert, there was only one logical place to stay -- the home of Bill Gates, who shares Bono's passion for Third World development and relief efforts.

"I was one of 20,000 screaming fans," Microsoft Corp.'s co-founder Gates told Reuters. Gates, the world's richest man, said he got to know Bono through his work with his philanthropy.

Gates said that Irish rocker Bono was staying with him and that the two hung out together after the concert in Seattle.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with an endowment of $28 billion, is the world's biggest charitable organization and aims to improve the health of people in the developing world.

"We're big believers that more needs to be done in developing countries," Gates said. "Let me tell you, Bono has had a huge impact."

Bono is a vocal advocate of Third World debt relief and Gates' foundation has given out more than $4 billion for global health since its inception to fight diseases such as AIDS and malaria.

Asked if their friendship would entice him to buy one of Microsoft rival Apple Computer Inc.'s black-and-red U2 edition iPods, Gates said: "Absolutely not."

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From:hot_coffee
Date:April 28th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
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That must have been awesome!!
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From:fulpakru
Date:April 29th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
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quite the slumber party ;)
From:hot_coffee
Date:April 29th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Hahahah! I was so thinking that too.
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From:davefilkins
Date:April 28th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome... =)

Leave it to Bono to befriend the two largest rival computer companies in the world... such a diplomat, he is.
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From:finyda
Date:April 28th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Hahaha Best last line ever.
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From:ajamison
Date:April 28th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
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What a great story. Thanks for posting.....I had been wondering the same thing, haha!
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From:fulpakru
Date:April 29th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
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no problem.. I shamelessly grabbed it off another community, too :-[
From:sabneraznik
Date:April 29th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
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hilarious!~!

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