Mos Def slams Bono on record - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Mos Def slams Bono on record

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby Coppermine » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:58 pm

I've never had much of an opinion about Bono. In fact, I recently had a hilarious Bono-related moment with my girlfriend while playing Trivial Pursuit:

Me: The question is "What Irish rocker took his stage name from a brand of hearing aids?"
Her: Uh... Sting?
Me: No.
Her: Uh... ok, I give up.
Me: Bono, duh
Her: How would you know that?
Me: Well I didn't know he took his name from a hearing aid, but really, how many Irish rockers are there?
Her: You mean Barry Bono?
Me: Who?
Her: Barry Bono, from U2.
Me: <holding back laughter> Did you think that U2's lead singer was named Barry Bono?
Her: Yeah, that's not his name?
Me: No! I think you might be combining him with Barry Bonds
Her: Oh, uh, who?

As you can see, she doesn't get out much.

As for Bono though, my biggest problem with him is... well, I can sum it up in four (or should I say fourteen) words:

Uno
Dos
Tres
Catorce
Coppermine
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar

Posts: 8840
Joined: 6 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsyltucky

Postby Shadow of the Sun* » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:10 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:This thread got me thinking. You know who should be doing a record for the relief effort? CCR. Those guys are from there and have the right music "Born on the Bayou" "Fortunate Son" "Who'll Stop the Rain" etc. Where is John Fogerty when you need him?


Actually, the music fundraiser that was shown on all the TV networks did feature some of those songs. I know the Foo Fighters covered "Born on the Bayou" and I think a few other CCR songs were covered by other bands.
Image
Shadow of the Sun*
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 547
Joined: 20 Jun 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Phatferd » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:33 pm

zepfan wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:This thread got me thinking. You know who should be doing a record for the relief effort? CCR. Those guys are from there and have the right music "Born on the Bayou" "Fortunate Son" "Who'll Stop the Rain" etc. Where is John Fogerty when you need him?


I might be wrong but I thought CCR was from California. :-?


Aren't they from Northern California? I think they did a song about Lodeye (sp)

They are from California http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creedence_Clearwater_Revival
Phatferd
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4058
Joined: 6 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Highway 10

Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:04 pm

Coppermine wrote:I've never had much of an opinion about Bono. In fact, I recently had a hilarious Bono-related moment with my girlfriend while playing Trivial Pursuit:

Me: The question is "What Irish rocker took his stage name from a brand of hearing aids?"
Her: Uh... Sting?
Me: No.
Her: Uh... ok, I give up.
Me: Bono, duh
Her: How would you know that?
Me: Well I didn't know he took his name from a hearing aid, but really, how many Irish rockers are there?
Her: You mean Barry Bono?
Me: Who?
Her: Barry Bono, from U2.
Me: <holding back laughter> Did you think that U2's lead singer was named Barry Bono?
Her: Yeah, that's not his name?
Me: No! I think you might be combining him with Barry Bonds
Her: Oh, uh, who?

As you can see, she doesn't get out much.

As for Bono though, my biggest problem with him is... well, I can sum it up in four (or should I say fourteen) words:

Uno
Dos
Tres
Catorce

Maddox bashing Bono and U2 was far funnier than this :-b
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

Postby Coppermine » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:11 pm

Not really... Maddox made fun of all the songs on U2's latest albume, and well, no one really heard any of those crappy songs except vertigo which was very crappy.
Coppermine
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar

Posts: 8840
Joined: 6 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsyltucky

Postby dannyolbb » Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:55 pm

CCR is from California, yes. And, what's more, Fogerty had never been to Louisiana when he wrote all those songs. But, yeah, they should (and probably will) do a benefit to help out.
[size=18]03[/size]
dannyolbb
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 711
Joined: 7 Jul 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Sittin' on Trent Lotts porch

Postby bigken117 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:22 pm

Maddox bashing on U2 was funny in that when I saw "The 11 worst songs" I had no idea what to expect and it happend to be U2 latest album. I didn't even read it, I haven't liked them since they did that whole Zoo-tropia or whatever it was called. Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum...good times though.

As for the topic, this is rough. I listen to a solid 80% rap, with some Killers and White Stripes mixed in, and my 2 favorite living rappers are Kanye (despite his stupid remarks, both albums are solid, I even have a team named The College Dropout) and Mos' Black on Both sides gets constant play from me. I would put both albums in my personal top 5 (a great idea for a thread ;-D ). A lot of rappers just talk about how rich they are or how much crack they sell. I hate most of it. These guys usually think. I can't believe they've opened themselves to such criticism now...

I did a Kazaa search for "mos def katrina" and got nothing but porn that I'd have to pay for...
bigken117
Bouncer
Bouncer

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 12879
(Past Year: 248)
Joined: 15 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: posed in an awkward stance

Postby ironman » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:08 pm

acsguitar wrote:He played Ford Prefect in Hitchhikers Guide...


Just so all you nerds out there can put a face to the name. :-b
Image
Wendigo's Camaro
ironman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 4901
(Past Year: 94)
Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Dubuque

Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:19 pm

ironman wrote:
acsguitar wrote:He played Ford Prefect in Hitchhikers Guide...


Just so all you nerds out there can put a face to the name. :-b

DON'T PANIC, MOTHA ****** :-D
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

Postby tuff_gong » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:18 pm

Geez, in a week, 2 of my favorite rappers (Kanye and Mos Def) say dumb things that don't need to be said and lose respect from me in the process. Boo :-t
Image

Well that's just like, your opinion man.
tuff_gong
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1483
Joined: 17 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 14th and Ohio

PreviousNext

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Sep. 18
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Texas at Oakland
(3:35 pm)
Toronto at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
Boston at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Cleveland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Milwaukee at St. Louis
(8:15 pm)
Arizona at Colorado
(8:40 pm)
Philadelphia at San Diego
(9:10 pm)
Seattle at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact