Tall, Dark, and Mysterious


Anyone want my old copy of Achtung Baby?

File under: Character Writ Large, Home And Native Land, I Read The News Today, Oh Boy. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 12:40 pm.

As the band launched into OneBono urged fans to climb up and sing with him. “One love, one life, when it’s one need, in the night,” Bono cried out. “This audience, this generation, has had enough. Enough! Enough of despair! No more! So Paul Martin, I’m calling you!”

I can’t even mock this, for so perfectly does it embody the Platonic ideal of self-parody that anything further I could say or write would only serve to dilute it. Truly. Even the doe-eyed actors in Team America weren’t such sycophants. Or such puppets.


  1. The Platonic ideal of self-parody? Could you explain this, please?

    - wes — 4/30/2005 @ 12:54 pm

  2. Well, I hope it was a profitable concert for them. Reading a description of that performance was pretty funny to me. Bono needs to get over himself.

    I would say boring non-music shenanigans is why I no longer go to concerts, but the real reason I don’t go to concerts is I have kids.

    - meep — 5/1/2005 @ 5:42 am

  3. wes, it’s a reference from The Republic, specifically the allegory of the cave. Other than that, I’m not going to deconstruct my jokes here.

    - Moebius Stripper — 5/1/2005 @ 9:40 am

  4. I’ll take it!

    - Mike — 5/1/2005 @ 10:23 am

  5. Weird… Went to an office party on Friday; there was a U2 cover band playing.

    - Independent George — 5/2/2005 @ 6:59 am

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