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Bono angers even more people (if that's at all possible)

May 25, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

Remember how U2 caused the Angels, Athletics, Blue Jays and Marlins to rearrange their schedule to that they could put on their big “We Used to be About the Music but now We’re Basically ‘Disaster Area’ from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Books” tour?

Yeah, about that: Bono now has to have back surgery, so all the dates that had affected the major league teams have been postponed.  Of course the baseball schedule had already been shuffled, so there’s no fixing things this year. And now how much you wanna bet that the rescheduled dates — tentatively set for 2011 — will disrupt next season too? I’m guessing it’s highly likely.

That is, unless Bono decides that he’s going to spend 2011 dead for tax purposes.

  1. bisonaudit - May 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    I think you’d be hard pressed to find another international superstar who is more aware of the obsurdity of his own situation.
    I think Bono gets it, in a very real way, and that he’s used his fame to try to accomplish things in the real world rather than strictly to garner more attention for himself.
    prefix unhappy

  2. bisonaudit - May 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Fun with post tags
    First “red guitar” “three chords and the truth” now “Hotblack Desiato”.
    related the

  3. trollophile - May 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Don’t forget all the people he annoys every five minutes with those awful, obnoxious commercials for kickball.

  4. bisonaudit - May 25, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    It’s not Bono’s fault that the rest of the world plays football with their, you know, feet.
    the violate

  5. mgflolox - May 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Ah well, gynnantonnix all around then.

  6. Michael - May 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Yeah, Craig! Damn Bono and his near-paralysis!
    That Christopher Reeves was pretty obnoxious as well!

  7. IdahoMariner - May 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Yay!!! Hitchhiker’s reference! I was hacing a crappy day, and now I am giggling at my crappy desk. Thanks!

  8. DoubleD - May 25, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    bill gates, warren buffet are both exceedingly rich, give lots to charity, and are relatively introverted.

  9. Utley's hair - May 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Yes. They are both exceedingly rich. Their level of introvertedness is open to debate, but I’ll grant you that. However, the same argument that Doug and D have made can also be applied to a perceived self-aggrandizing nature. I’m not claiming that Bono does not receive PR out of these actions. I’m saying that sometimes you need different personality traits to accomplish wide-reaching change and/or improvement. If he or anybody else fuels up on attention and PR while accomplishing a greater good, so be it and good for them.

    recaptcha: upstage connections

  10. gatecrasher - May 25, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    I am curious as to when cruel and ill humored cynicm became so acceptable. Bono is an entertainer. Simply, first, and foremost. His band, over a 30 year career, became immensely popular, and along the road to success, he came to the realization that celebrity can influence and inspire powerful people and millions of people around the world. So in the available hours around his day job, he spends a HUGE quantity of time trying to sincerely affect positive changes to the people and world around us. Comments of ego or self indulgence are insignificant and petty relative to the efforts he has made, or the results he has achieved, during the past two decades. Why the need for cycnicm? What did you do today? Just try to do some good and see how difficult it is before you throw darts at someone who has decided to use his passion, drive and energy to develope his skills and impact past the rank of entertainer.

  11. Matt - May 25, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Baseball being rescheduled? Really, that’s funny. When can’t a baseball team play? One U2 concert will match 5 days of baseball attendance and revenues for these stadiums than a home series. Any chamber of commerce says, “Bono….thank you Bono”. Unless we are talking Fenway or Yankee Stadium (where U2 would NEVER play), your point is useless and self aggrandizement.

  12. Jim - May 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    You’re a douche…

  13. Utley's hair - May 26, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Well argued. And it’s good that you pointed out the source of your apparent disgust.

  14. Nate - May 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Bono from U2, not Sonny Bono, look up U2, great band.

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