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June 27th, 2009

(no subject) @ 02:26 pm

needleandspoon:
U2.com in their...wisdom are suggesting that people download and print these masks of Suu Kyi's face and wear them when U2 plays Walk On on the 360 Tour.

Poll #1421787 not quite so flash mob

Do you...

print out a bunch - it's an awesome idea!
4(5.5%)
wonder what U2 have been smoking
37(50.7%)
refuse to have anything to do with such a lame idea
12(16.4%)
think it's lame but do it anyway
1(1.4%)
wait and see what everyone else does
6(8.2%)
feel smug because you decided not to go
4(5.5%)
ticky box!
9(12.3%)
 
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From:abscondite
Date:June 27th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
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I'll wear it if Bono does. *hopeless lemming*
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From:serena_vox
Date:June 27th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
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Rofl. I love how many votes the wonder what U2 have been smoking option has so far.

I feel smug because I decided not to go.
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From:bonoffee
Date:June 27th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC)
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Who voted for 'it's an awesome idea' and were they being sarcastic?

I only hope so.
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From:fionaa
Date:June 27th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
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а ты один умный такой? ;)
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From:revelation_cane
Date:June 27th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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что забыл тут тогда, сладенький?
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From:moonshape
Date:June 27th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
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ticky box!

I don't really know if the 'suggestion' will be known in Netherlands. Would look silly if you were the only one wearing it....
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From:needleandspoon
Date:June 27th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
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I think it's going to look pretty silly no matter what.
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From:writergeek313
Date:June 27th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Am I the only one who thinks it's in poor taste? I think it's wonderful that the band wants to continue raising awareness about Aung San Suu Kyi and her imprisonment, but telling the crowd to wear masks bearing the face of a political prisoner just seems way off the mark.
From:stay_please
Date:June 27th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. What is that actually saying? We're all political prisoners? Hm...
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From:needleandspoon
Date:June 27th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
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You're certainly not the only one. I have serious concerns about the possible ramifications of this for Suu Kyi.
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From:anidada
Date:June 29th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
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This.
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From:canadanne
Date:June 27th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I reacted to this in my journal yesterday....
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From:needleandspoon
Date:June 27th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
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I think it goes further than just looking ridiculous (though it certainly is that). I just can't see someone as dignified and circumspect as Suu Kyi consenting to her image being used in this way and if she didn't consent, it feels incredibly exploitative to use it in this way.
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From:canadanne
Date:June 28th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
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Agreed, totally! Can't believe nobody in the U2 camp seems to have realised what a dreadful idea this is.
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From:karasumaa
Date:June 28th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
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Is this actually from U2 or someone on the forums? There have been some weird ideas in the past... Wish I could remember some :?
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From:wydok
Date:June 28th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
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Well, I guess this confirms one song that will be in the 360 tour :)
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 28th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm seriously hoping that the idea gets pulled. It's bad in every way conceivable, and will just serve to ruin "Walk On" for the fans.

My question is..."How the hell did Bono get the other three to agree to this?" So I went with the "what are they smoking" option on the poll. Whatever it is, it must be good stuff!!!
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From:canadanne
Date:June 28th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
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To be fair, does it actually say anywhere that it was Bono's idea? (Probably... but we don't know for sure, unless I've missed something.)

In any case, it certainly is bizarre that everyone agreed to this and nobody raised any concerns! Or if they did, were outvoted...
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 30th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
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In any case, it certainly is bizarre that everyone agreed to this and nobody raised any concerns! Or if they did, were outvoted...

I would love to have been a fly on the wall at that meeting. Heh. A fly on the wall.

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