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October 30th, 2005

Bono invented the mullet? @ 03:36 am

azephirin:
I could swear there is a Bono quote somewhere in which he claims to have (conjointly with Patrick Swayze, I believe) invented the mullet. It's been several years since I read it, and I've looked all over for it and can't find it. Does anyone have any idea where this is from? It's weird enough that I don't think I would have just made it up. :) I'm using it in an essay, though, so I want to make sure the quote actually exists. Thanks for any help!
 
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:October 30th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
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I vaguely remember Bono saying something about being responsible for bringing bad European hairstyles to the U.S. through the airwaves of MTV, but I'm not 100% on the exact wording. Though, if he's going to drag Patrick Swayze into the fold with this one, then I think Richard Dean Anderson (aka MacGyver) should also be held accountable for all of this bad hair (though I love all 3 of them *g*).
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From:azephirin
Date:October 30th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Not to mention Mel Gibson and the entire NHL! I think the NHL may even be guiltier here than Bono, Patrick, Mel, or Richard Dean. :)
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From:desert_sky
Date:October 30th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
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Yup, it exists.

German TV interviewer: Do you consider yourself a pioneer, musical or otherwise?
Bono: I would certainly consider myself to be one of the inventors of the mullet. I think it comes down to Patrick Swayze or me.
(The interviewer looks puzzled.)
Bono: Anyone know the German for mullet?

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From:axver
Date:October 30th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
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My oh my, you answered the question without a single negative remark about the Almighty Mullet! I'm impressed. ;)
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From:azephirin
Date:October 30th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Holy cats, the mullet in your icon truly is almighty! :)
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From:desert_sky
Date:October 30th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I was just in a hurry -- if I'd had more time, I would've been sure to include a sarcastic comment about the Mullet of Almighty Hideousness. ;)
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From:axver
Date:October 30th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh, sure, sure, just make excuses, why don't you? Secretly, you're falling for the Almighty Mullet. ;)
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From:desert_sky
Date:October 30th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Yes, in an alternate universe where I am also secretly falling for Justin Timberlake. ;)
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From:axver
Date:October 30th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
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If I were you, I wouldn't even speculate about the hypothetical existence of an alternate universe where you like Justin Timberlake!
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From:desert_sky
Date:October 30th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Liking Justin Timberlake would be less shameful than liking the Mullet of Evil! ;)
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From:axver
Date:October 31st, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
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I will agree with that only if you agree ZooTV and Popmart were U2's two worst tours. ;)
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From:azephirin
Date:October 31st, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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It's awe-inspiring, no doubt about that. :)
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From:axver
Date:October 31st, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
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Which explains why I have four icons dedicated to it!

Yay Almighty Mullet!
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From:azephirin
Date:October 31st, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
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One comment I saw opined that Bono must have had to declare the mullet at Customs. (I wonder if he had to have it quarantined?!) :P
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From:azephirin
Date:October 30th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much!
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From:desert_sky
Date:October 30th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
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No problem!
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From:laughing_shadow
Date:October 30th, 2005 10:01 am (UTC)
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Just out of curiosity - if "Bono invented the mullet" is the answer, what's the essay question?! :P
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From:azephirin
Date:October 30th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Heh. :) It's not in response to a question à la an exam (though that would be the best exam ever)—it's a nonfiction piece I'm working on. Long story as to how this is relevant, but it is.
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From:laughing_shadow
Date:October 31st, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
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Damn... I wanted to find out what the course was so I could take it, lol :P

But good luck with the piece! If it features Bono claiming to invent the mullet, well, I'm sure it'll be fantastic.
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From:azephirin
Date:October 31st, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I graduated from college several years ago, but I would consider going back if there were a class wherein I could write papers about Bono and mullets. :)
From:lumencuro
Date:October 30th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
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What is the paper that you are writing? It must be something very interesting if it has to do with Bono and mullets...
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From:azephirin
Date:October 31st, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
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It's not an academic-type paper, just a nonfiction piece I'm working on. (I'm a writer, kinda sorta, as yet unpublished.) It's about, um, various events in my life, and how I identified with music and popular culture. There's a fairly substantial discussion of Bono/U2 (been a U2 fan since I was ten). So...I hope it's interesting, at any rate!
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From:hachiemachie
Date:October 31st, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
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Bono may have had a powerful mullet, but at least his wasn't feathered and highlighted like Mr. Swayze's.
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From:azephirin
Date:October 31st, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
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Very true! Bono sported the natural look. :)
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:October 31st, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
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Oh, he was guilty of the highlighting, too. Google Image Search for Bono at Live Aid; big light blonde chunks in his black hair. He also Aqua-Net-ed the hell out of the top to get it all poofy on top. :)
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From:hachiemachie
Date:October 31st, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
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Oh, I've seen all that. It's just not like Patrick Swayze though...lol

Y'know that kind of mullet where you see it and it's so feathered and so delicately highlighted that it just makes you want to bust into a chorus of "Hungry Eyes" even though he didn't have a mullet in Dirty Dancing.
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From:whatsername_31
Date:October 31st, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
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My friend Erin absolutely adores Bono with the mullet.LOL. I have to admit, if anyone can still look good wearing a mullet, it would be Bono. Although I am glad he isn't wearing it now.

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