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(Yahoo)   Public masturbator denounces protest song by boy band pop stars   ( divider line
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2003-02-27 12:27:05 PM  
2003-02-27 12:27:22 PM
2003-02-27 12:27:29 PM  
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and not a witty comment in the bunch!
2003-02-27 12:28:33 PM  
2003-02-27 12:28:38 PM  
fap? fap?
2003-02-27 12:29:10 PM  
Dumbass? I agree with him, public masturbator or not.

When are we gonna stand up as people-Realize that as people we're all equal-We don't want no world war sequel-For the love of God think of the people.

Worst. Lyrics. Ever.
2003-02-27 12:29:14 PM  
Another Musician who thinks his opinion counts why?
2003-02-27 12:29:48 PM  
It's a sad day in George Michael-land when the guy finds the chutzpah to criticize others over their bubblegum flavor.

Or have we forgotten Andrew Ridgley THAT quickly?
2003-02-27 12:29:55 PM  
You've got to "hand" it to George Michael, he knows a phony when he sees one.

Except when he looks in the mirror, that is.
2003-02-27 12:30:11 PM  
Palverone: The headline is to confusing, people are actually reading the article before commenting.
2003-02-27 12:32:05 PM  
"George Michael Denounces Protest Song"

He could be a war hawk, he's just gotta have faith.

Otherwise, who cares what he has to say. Wake me up, when he is gone-gone.

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Wonder if anyone could check the homeless shelters to get Andrew Ridgeley's opinion on the war.

2003-02-27 12:32:09 PM  
I think he's right, and the proposed lyrics lend credence to his point.
2003-02-27 12:32:18 PM  
"But Michael, 39, said the prospective participants were too young and politically naive to carry it off."

But not too naive to carry George off.
2003-02-27 12:32:24 PM  
Whatever a boy band says I agree with, I am not capable of formulating my own opinion and look to a manufactured musical semi-talent to think for me. Therefore "NO WAR", spin, thrust pout.
2003-02-27 12:33:31 PM  
"When are we gonna stand up as people-Realize that as people we're all equal-We don't want no world war sequel-For the love of God think of the people."

*holds up lighter*
2003-02-27 12:34:04 PM  
I will say it: today I fully agree with what George Michael has to say.
2003-02-27 12:34:08 PM  
Ninja indeed.

It's good to see all the has-been actors and musicians coming out to protest the war in reality they are only starving for attention and a little more movie/record sales.

Viva la Freedom Fries!
2003-02-27 12:34:41 PM  
"Is "public masturbator" supposed to be an insult? Just checking..."
An excellent point as well.
2003-02-27 12:34:53 PM  
GM just doesn't want them competing for air time with his own political bubble gum pop. How can you take anyone seriously who was singing "Wake me up before you go-go"?
2003-02-27 12:34:53 PM  
But more importantly, what does the other guy from Wham think.
2003-02-27 12:35:39 PM  
I think a world wide circle jerk similar to "hands accross America" would be a great way to raise awareness that most celebrities are jerk offs.
2003-02-27 12:35:57 PM  
The way they rhymed 'people' with 'people'?
2003-02-27 12:36:29 PM  
Not to jump on the bandwagon, but I agree with him too.
2003-02-27 12:36:34 PM  
For being a really creepy guy, he actually has a good point and I agree with everything he says in this article.

I'm sick of limosine liberals rallying for a cause a.k.a. publicity for them to get richer while trying to be the next john lennon.
2003-02-27 12:38:19 PM  
We don't want no world war?

What, did all these boy bands miss English class where we learned you can't use double negatives?
2003-02-27 12:39:21 PM  
The Beatles?! Oh, you mean Paul McCartney's Band before Wings...
2003-02-27 12:40:23 PM  
I hope they recruit Creed if they do the gig
That would make it so Great

2003-02-27 12:40:36 PM  
George likes Cheetos
2003-02-27 12:40:47 PM  
What do Paul Reubins and Michael Hutchins have to say about this?

(Well, Mike has an excuse...)
2003-02-27 12:41:09 PM  
Yeah, those are some gut-wrenching lyrics.
2003-02-27 12:41:14 PM  
George likes Cheetos

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2003-02-27 12:41:28 PM  
What does he care, there is no astroglide in Iraq.
2003-02-27 12:41:44 PM  
I totaly agree with what he said. But even more apparent is the fact that thoes lyrics really really suck...really.
2003-02-27 12:42:22 PM  
I'm never gonna dance again. Guilty feet have got no rhythm.
2003-02-27 12:42:52 PM  
It'll need more cowbell.
2003-02-27 12:43:38 PM  
I agree with George.
2003-02-27 12:46:01 PM  
"I'm begging, I'm hoping that there will not be a Band Aid 2 because the reality is that very, very few people in the industry now, that you're hearing on the radio, make their money from their own hearts and minds," said Michael, who performed on Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

Holy crap, I woke up in Bizarro World again. George Michael's making sense here.
2003-02-27 12:46:11 PM  
This headline begs the question:

What is Peewee's opinion on this issue?
2003-02-27 12:46:33 PM  
George Michael is right...for so-called musicians like Avril Lavigne, Pink, the Backstreet Boys and Nelly to presume the world needs an anti-war song from them is asinine.
Then again, I don't think George Michael and his ilk are any more qualified to perform such a song. I can't figure out what it is about entertainment personalities that makes them think they know more about international politics than the average person.
Then there's the fact that this can't be compared to Band Aid or USA for Africa. Those songs were to fight hunger in Africa. Yes, I think we can all agree that hunger is bad. This time, the topic is war against Saddam Hussein, a complete monster who has unprovokedly invaded his neighbors, developed chemical and biological weapons in defiance of UN resolutions, starved and even gassed his own people for his own selfish ends, and lied to the international community at every opportunity. It's much more complicated than the hunger issue. I wonder what kind of song these people will write after Saddam sells VX gas to al-Qaeda. If they want to write a protest song, why don't they write one about human rights in know, something Saddam doesn't let his people have...
2003-02-27 12:46:34 PM  

"When are we gonna stand up as people-Realize that as people we're all equal-We don't want no world war sequel-For the love of God think of the people."

I protest this song as well!!
2003-02-27 12:46:54 PM  
I've actually found a new respect for George Michael as of late. I've seen him in two programmes recently, and each time he has put forward a cogent, coherent argument against war. No rhetoric, no spin, just one mans opinion on why he thinks war is a bad idea. An opinion he is entitled to.
2003-02-27 12:47:28 PM  
Do you still like toast:
2003-02-27 12:50:21 PM  
2003-02-27 12:51:01 PM  
public masturbator sounds like a job I could handle... where do I sign up??
2003-02-27 12:51:19 PM  
I'm sure George Michael's supporters are behind him one hundred percent
2003-02-27 12:51:44 PM  
I took George's "good puppy" song to heart.
2003-02-27 12:52:00 PM  
Why must the pop singers start this now? Is it suddenly trendy to be anti-war? I want protest songs from bands that have always been politically-oriented, like System of a Down (listen to War, Prison Song, and Boom for good examples). I'm going to have to agree with the public masturbator.
2003-02-27 12:53:41 PM  
I wonder what Jackson Browne has to say?
2003-02-27 12:53:54 PM  
I'm sorry, but this is still cracking me up.

Boy Bands protesting war. That's about as meaningless as shoe salesmen protesting Gonorrhea.
2003-02-27 12:55:25 PM  
Ah, so finally did make it home.
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