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(Snopes)   Poignant moment during Glasgow U2 show: Crowd falls silent while Bono rhythmically claps hands, and announces every time he claps, an African child dies. Until Scotsman in front row roars, "Well stop f***ing doing it then"   (snopes.com) divider line
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2006-11-15 8:30:41 PM  
Yeah. That's a great urban legend that's impossible to verify.
 
2006-11-15 8:31:32 PM  
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Yeah, that's nice, really funny, but what I wanted to see was a Scotsman on a horse.
 
2006-11-15 8:32:39 PM  
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2006-11-15 8:35:13 PM  
I don't care if it's real or not, it's still funny.
 
2006-11-15 8:48:15 PM  
NittLion78, that made me chuckle.

Someone should tell Bono that every time he wails, off-key and incomprehensibly, that a hundred African tribespeople spontaneously combust.

/actually I like U2. I'm just snarky.
 
2006-11-15 8:50:21 PM  
That would be awesome if it were true.

Oh so awesome.
 
2006-11-15 9:01:36 PM  
farquette: NittLion78, that made me chuckle.

It really goes to show just how warped I am. There are moments I'll be in business meetings, and someone will say something like, "This thing here is what is causing this particular milestone to be delayed..." and in my head, I hear what I consider to be the distinctive voice of that beautiful man saying:

"HA! HA! UR PROJECT IS TEH FUXXOR'D!!1ONE1" (with him actually enunciating the "ONE", too)

The Ha Ha Guy is truly my male soul mate.
 
2006-11-15 9:25:11 PM  
NittLion78: It really goes to show just how warped I am.

I got back to my dorm room tonight, and there was a message on my whiteboard outside my room that says "I'm in yur hallz, writin on yur BOREDZ" with a little drawn kitty.

I went back to the chick's room who wrote it and wrote, "TRASHCAT IS NOT AMUSED" with an entertaining drawing.

Yeah...this place gets to ya, man.
 
2006-11-15 9:50:28 PM  
Could ye lend me a bob till next tuesday?
funny stuff. It'd be a scot who'd say it if anyone though.
 
2006-11-15 9:52:00 PM  
What a beautiful story.
 
2006-11-15 9:52:48 PM  
Slow not-news day.
 
2006-11-15 9:53:02 PM  
Bonown3d
 
2006-11-15 9:53:05 PM  
When is that jackass gonna die in a fire?
 
2006-11-15 9:53:12 PM  
U2 is the greatest rock band EVER!!!!!
 
2006-11-15 9:53:21 PM  
Could someone please photoshop of bunch of Bonos clapping while chasing a small African child across a grassy field with the caption "Everytime Bono claps his hands, an African child dies. Please think of the African children."

I would appreciate that.
 
2006-11-15 9:54:46 PM  
If that really happened it's hilarious.
 
2006-11-15 9:54:57 PM  
Farkin - "A"...

tellin a dang joke now to get green lighted...an old one at that too..yeah..ok..nice goin mods.

/I want a darn recount now!
 
2006-11-15 9:55:02 PM  
Is it just me, or would it be better if bands just shut up with their political crap and get back to just playing music and entertaining people?
 
2006-11-15 9:55:25 PM  
I love the double-meaning: Is he asking the African people to stop having kids or telling Bono to quit clapping his damn hands?
 
2006-11-15 9:55:25 PM  
farquette: I got back to my dorm room tonight, and there was a message on my whiteboard outside my room that says "I'm in yur hallz, writin on yur BOREDZ" with a little drawn kitty.

I went back to the chick's room who wrote it and wrote, "TRASHCAT IS NOT AMUSED" with an entertaining drawing.

Yeah...this place gets to ya, man.


God I miss college!!
 
2006-11-15 9:55:29 PM  
Replace Africans with Muslims:

And the crowd goes wild.........
 
2006-11-15 9:55:29 PM  
farquette: I got back to my dorm room tonight, and there was a message on my whiteboard outside my room that says "I'm in yur hallz, writin on yur BOREDZ" with a little drawn kitty.

I went back to the chick's room who wrote it and wrote, "TRASHCAT IS NOT AMUSED" with an entertaining drawing.

Yeah...this place gets to ya, man.


IM IN UR MALLZ EATING YOUR BRA!NZ
 
2006-11-15 9:56:09 PM  
I think we should have Bono stand trial for war crimes then.

/Yeah, that's right, I went there :)
 
2006-11-15 9:57:36 PM  
Raging Thespian

Could someone please photoshop of bunch of Bonos clapping while chasing a small African child across a grassy field with the caption "Everytime Bono claps his hands, an African child dies. Please think of the African children."

I would appreciate that.


Looks like I have something to do at "work" tonight!
 
2006-11-15 9:58:25 PM  
What happens if a bunch of African children clap their hands? Does it work the other way too?
 
2006-11-15 9:58:54 PM  
Those darn Scots....
 
2006-11-15 10:00:40 PM  
Knucklepopper: U2 is the greatest rock band EVER!!!!!

I was never much of a fan and, quite frankly, could never figure out why they were so popular. Back in their heyday of the late '80s/early '90s I was much more into INXS, REM, Guns & Roses, and Metallica. U2 just never really caught my fancy. But I'll give them props for becoming wildly successful.
 
2006-11-15 10:00:40 PM  
I wonder if the guy who shouted out from the audience is a Farker.
 
2006-11-15 10:00:45 PM  
Why can't he clap to kill the terrorists, is he afraid of killing some IRA members?
 
2006-11-15 10:01:43 PM  
HA HA!! I'm buzzed and that was funny.
 
2006-11-15 10:01:47 PM  
I think I have a man crush on the Ha Ha Quaker man...
 
2006-11-15 10:02:38 PM  
jsevinsk: What happens if a bunch of African children clap their hands? Does it work the other way too?


Yep. I'm sure every time an African child claps his hands, one of them dies too. Of course, this knowledge won't make you terribly popular at any african birthday parties...
 
2006-11-15 10:03:44 PM  
farquette: I got back to my dorm room tonight, and there was a message on my whiteboard outside my room that says "I'm in yur hallz, writin on yur BOREDZ" with a little drawn kitty.

I went back to the chick's room who wrote it and wrote, "TRASHCAT IS NOT AMUSED" with an entertaining drawing.

Yeah...this place gets to ya, man.



Haha, funny you should mention that, once my roommate wrote "fark off" on our whiteboard outside our dorm room, and I added "morans!" to the end... of course I got a lot of shiat from people who now think I am an idiot who can't spell "moron" correctly...
 
2006-11-15 10:04:51 PM  
I was much more into INXS, REM, Guns & Roses, and Metallica

Wow...your mixed tapes must have rocked
 
2006-11-15 10:05:13 PM  
"What happens if a bunch of African children clap their hands? Does it work the other way too?"

That wouldnt be a good idea. They did that to Keith Richards and some bastid re-animated him again :/
 
2006-11-15 10:05:14 PM  
I can see the headlines now: Bono gives african childen the clap

/Is this thing on?
//tired
///real tired
 
2006-11-15 10:05:28 PM  
madcat033: Haha, funny you should mention that, once my roommate wrote "fark off" on our whiteboard outside our dorm room, and I added "morans!" to the end... of course I got a lot of shiat from people who now think I am an idiot who can't spell "moron" correctly...

The weird thing is, my friend's not even a TFette (or a Liter...or even has ever been to this site). She just hangs out with me a lot.
 
2006-11-15 10:05:54 PM  
jsevinsk: Is it just me, or would it be better if bands just shut up with their political crap and get back to just playing music and entertaining people?

At least they are trying to do something good with their fame in the case of u2. They best you can do is find fault.

U2 > You
 
2006-11-15 10:06:38 PM  
Epsilon

I was a Metallica fan until Lars Ulrich started getting close with the RIAA and everything during the whole Napster controversy. They became widly successful, too, but they may not go down in history as such an awesome band aside from their music because...well...their frontman is a greedy corporate tool.

/listens to Apocalyptica and Megadeth to make up for it
 
2006-11-15 10:06:50 PM  
rhymically?

1) mispell word
2) submit to fark
3) PROFIT!
 
DD0
2006-11-15 10:07:40 PM  
Yay I payed to have you make me depressed! I'm so glad I came to listen to you piss and moan.
 
2006-11-15 10:07:49 PM  
So if I'm attacked by a gang of african americans, I should just start clapping furiously?

/or will I only stun them since they're half American?
//or will it not work since I'm Mexican
 
2006-11-15 10:09:31 PM  
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2006-11-15 10:09:34 PM  
marcre3363: So if I'm attacked by a gang of african americans, I should just start clapping furiously?

There's an awfully racist joke about a basketball in there somewhere, but I'm not going to be the one to make it.
 
2006-11-15 10:12:03 PM  
JackjustJack: I can see the headlines now: Bono gives african childen the clap

If I were of the variety with a propensity to do so, I would totally sponsor you for that.
 
2006-11-15 10:13:08 PM  
clap on
clap off

got nothin
 
2006-11-15 10:13:27 PM  
If this is true, I'd be willing to wager some money that the dude who said it is a Farker. It just sounds right.

/also is enjoying the HA! HA! picture as well. props.
 
2006-11-15 10:13:55 PM  
Well, the Scots are God's chosen people.

/ maybe you guys need a refresher course
// ball bearings
 
2006-11-15 10:14:14 PM  
farquette: If I were of the variety with a propensity to do so, I would totally sponsor you for that.

That makes two of us. That is, two of us who are not of said variety with stated propensity.

/i LOL'd
 
2006-11-15 10:14:41 PM  
farquette: The weird thing is, my friend's not even a TFette (or a Liter...or even has ever been to this site). She just hangs out with me a lot.

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