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edit Concept and development

Up until Saturday (25th December) ideas for the current colonization,

U2

can be hashed out here. The discussion below should be geared towards what sort of concept the article will have. All colonizers are welcome to participate in the discussion. Other things that could happen during this planning phase include deciding which participants will be working on which sections, although that is strictly optional.

Sometime around the 27th a general outline from these ideas will be compiled and posted here. Once the outlines are picked, this will be moved to the discussion page.

Post your opinions and ideas for U2 below.

edit Resources to guide discussions

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A couple of links for anyone interested. Wikipedia page, official website,Creative commons stuff. Pup 11:17 11 Dec '11 Addendum:Random newspaper article.Pup 11:34 11 Dec '11

U2 is ripe for big, easy jokes. Since they're a big, easy rock band, I feel on some level that it's what they deserve, but we could go a little deeper. Maybe... everyone in the band is really, really sick of Bono? --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 08:18, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

We need jokes. And lots of it. Right now, I could think of some for Kim Jong-Il quicker than you can for U2! GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Pinoy CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 10:42, December 20, 2011 (UTC)
I like the idea of the band having internal friction. Also want to do something with the whole Pentacostal thing, and Bono offering to be Pope. I almost want to do it from the angle that the church took him up on the offer. Pup 11:09 20 Dec '11
Sounds pretty good. Just another iron in the fire that made Bono more of an insufferable douchebag to poor, poor The Edge etc :( --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 16:49, December 20, 2011 (UTC)
Yep. And perhaps throw in the odd Irish joke here and there. GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Pinoy CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 05:04, December 21, 2011 (UTC)

Very rough outline of what I think could maybe work:

  • Intro: U2, band, Ireland. Made up of X, Y, Z, The Edge, and Bono, who the others all hate, but are stuck with because everyone else just thinks his awful qualities are appealing.
  • Formative years: Band of buddies gets together in bar, get hammered and meet Bono, who sings and just blows them away and awesome. Then in the morning they discover he's the world's biggest tool but TOO LATE! Contract was signed when they were all drunk!
  • Music/Albums/Etc: no real ideas for content here yet. Maybe we could breeze by it unceremoniously to ally the perspective with someone who knows U2 only for Bono's hamminess outside of the band, though it's a bit of a tired concept, really... Still, since there's still so much to say about Bono, this could also keep things under control. Also we could make it an overt reference to the "samey-ness" of U2's music.
  • Bono breaks out: like Urkel taking control of Family Matters, everything else is tossed sideways in favor of Bono's ego-stroking projects and antics. We can go deep into subsections here, detailing crazy shit Bono did and the various ways that his band is embarrassed by such things. A la Martin Van Buren's anecdotes, we can intersperse real events with trivial stuff.
  • Additional sections that we can think of, adhering to the overarching theme that Everyone Loves Bono Except His Band.
  • Loose jokes to include: Stuff about stadiums (first gig at a laughably tiny stadium, but a stadium nonetheless), sunglasses, Africa, the Nobel Peace Prize, Ireland - of course, the ridiculousness of The Edge's name and the boring interchangeability of the other members... there are other members right okay just checking. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 10:37, December 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • I have a slightly different take, instead of going all "Bono vs the Band", could we instead focus on how U2 has become less of a rock band and more of "play-whatever-the-hell-you-want-cause-you-were-famous-in-the-80s-kind-of-band"? We could write something like- "Ever since the success of The Joshua Tree, U2 have been more in the news for experimenting with music genres they know nothing about, or relentlessly campaigning for the cause of the underprivileged till even the underprivileged come across as a load of douchebags."? --Scofield & Friends 15:08, December 21, 2011 (UTC)
    "Play-whatever-etc" could work into the Bono vs. Band angle. It's good content for what could actually go in the Music section. Like, they got so sick of trying to keep themselves an Actual Band they just let him run wild and write all that shit about genres they don't know about --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 18:20, December 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • I find it hilarious that the guy that wears a tuque calls himself "The Edge". That is all. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 18:34, 21 December 2011
  • Two words, two numbers: U23D. GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Pinoy CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 09:29, December 23, 2011 (UTC)
    • That's actually two letters and two numbers. But as to the "play-whatever" angle, I seem to recall that after Rattle and Hum (which was effectively a B-sides to Joshua tree, much the same as Red rocks was a b-sides to Boy and War), they branched into experimental stuff with Zooropa (which had a lot of work done on it by a guy named Flood). This was when Bono started wearing the fly shades and becoming super pretentious. My thoughts are if we go down the Bono v the band route, this is where Bono decided that he was the most important member of the band and blah blah blah. This lead to Zooropa being given the Grammy for best alternative album, despite Bono believing it should have won the best album outright. (I'll have to double check but I'm fairly sure that Zooropa won the best alt album, and Bono was a shit when he accepted the award.) Bono then decided to prove his critics wrong in their classification of the album as alternative by producing an almost identical album, but calling it Pop to ensure that the classification was more obvious. (In a story arc of a bands rise and fall this would be the first real tragedy struck type of moment.) Hope that all makes sense. Pup 02:33 23 Dec '11
Another thing I just thought of. This was about the time of Feed the world recording. I heard an interview with Bono saying that they were late to the recording, so the only line he could get was the one he really didn't want (well tonight thank God it's them instead of you). I'd like this turned on it's head. That line was originally going to be done by Boy George, but Bono's ego wouldn't allow it, so he shouted the line out during recording. He also realised at this stage that a talentless one hit wonder like Bob Geldof can still stay in the headlines by acting as though he cared about other people, which is what encouraged him to start his own altruistic endeavours. Pup 02:47 23 Dec '11
Awesome ideas! --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 21:30, December 23, 2011 (UTC)
Don't forget to talk about the ego contest between Kanye West and Bono. Both have large egos. GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Pinoy CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 11:12, December 26, 2011 (UTC)
I wrote a section. You're welcome. --Black Flamingo 21:41, December 30, 2011 (UTC)
I only just read the discussion above so I apologise if what I've done so far doesn't gel with what you guys had planned. --Black Flamingo 17:22, December 31, 2011 (UTC)
S'all good, these things always turn out schizophrenic anyway. We can work on tighter transitions in editing. --Littleboyonly TKFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK Oldmanonly 19:51, December 31, 2011 (UTC)
Added bonus is it's all good stuff. Pup 11:38 31 Dec '11
I added some stuff. You're welcome.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280 ~  25 Mar 2012 ~ 08:47 (UTC)
Hey nice additions! I forgot all about this thing. --Black Flamingo 14:28, March 25, 2012 (UTC)

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It's fucking empty! Void of life! Bring life to it! GiratinaOriginForme |Si Plebius Dato' (Sir) Joe ang Pinoy CUN|IC Kill 800px-Flag of the Philippines svg | 12:20, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

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