The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby The Modernist » 12 Jul 2017, 13:40

Dirk Kuyt!

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Jul 2017, 13:43

Rutger Hauer!
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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William of Orange.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby never/ever » 12 Jul 2017, 13:56

Sylvia Kristel!
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Cruyff!

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Nikki Gradual » 12 Jul 2017, 14:33

Goat Boy wrote:But Tubular fucking Bells MAN!!!


There was a very interesting dissection of Branson's "empire" a while ago in one of the grown up magazines that worked out that nothing makes any money, but the debts are so huge that it exists solely to sustain them. Or something. I don't really get how that works, but apparently it was the same as Bob Maxwell and Philip Green. The whole Virgin group, well what he actually owns anyway, is supposedly a massive house of cards that could crumble at any moment. In fact its analysis showed that the only thing that Branson had ever done that was actually highly profitable (rather than merely existing to underpin his playboy lifestyle) was Tubular Bells and that that single success was what the entire hollow empire was built on. The coup de grace being that Tubular Bells was apparently all down to Simon Draper anyway!
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 12 Jul 2017, 14:48

The Modernist wrote:Dirk Kuyt!


I stand corrected.

And I am pleased that there is some in-depth knowledge of Dutch achievements out there.

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby souphound » 12 Jul 2017, 14:50

From here, I would suggest Céline Dion.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Fonz » 12 Jul 2017, 14:58

Nick wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:But Tubular fucking Bells MAN!!!


I'm convinced. He's a cunt.



Never mind the Bollocks,


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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Loki » 16 Jul 2017, 03:06

souphound wrote:From here, I would suggest Céline Dion.


And Nickelback.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby fire and fueryIre » 16 Jul 2017, 08:14

While most Irish people I know don't hate U2 per se, they do collectively despise the gobbiest, greediest and most hypocritical 25% of the band.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby WG Kaspar » 16 Jul 2017, 09:22

Yannis Varoufakis!
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Moleskin » 16 Jul 2017, 10:11

Nikki Gradual wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:But Tubular fucking Bells MAN!!!


There was a very interesting dissection of Branson's "empire" a while ago in one of the grown up magazines that worked out that nothing makes any money, but the debts are so huge that it exists solely to sustain them. Or something. I don't really get how that works, but apparently it was the same as Bob Maxwell and Philip Green. The whole Virgin group, well what he actually owns anyway, is supposedly a massive house of cards that could crumble at any moment. In fact its analysis showed that the only thing that Branson had ever done that was actually highly profitable (rather than merely existing to underpin his playboy lifestyle) was Tubular Bells and that that single success was what the entire hollow empire was built on. The coup de grace being that Tubular Bells was apparently all down to Simon Draper anyway!


Iirc, Branson hasn't got any particular love for music. He just saw it as a way to make money. The A&R was always someone else.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Tactful Cactus » 16 Jul 2017, 12:06

WG Kaspar wrote:Yannis Varoufakis!


That might be a great example. Revered everywhere but despised in his own country. Is he still public enemy number 1 in Greece?

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby WG Kaspar » 16 Jul 2017, 13:43

Tactful Cactus wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:Yannis Varoufakis!


That might be a great example. Revered everywhere but despised in his own country. Is he still public enemy number 1 in Greece?


He is despised but there are so many people to despise right now it's hard to tell if he's the most despised.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 16 Jul 2017, 13:44

Tactful Cactus wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:Yannis Varoufakis!


That might be a great example. Revered everywhere but despised in his own country. Is he still public enemy number 1 in Greece?


Not really.

He's admired for his humanism.

Greece is a slave state, dominated by the IMF and the World Bank.

His books can be googled.

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby WG Kaspar » 16 Jul 2017, 13:58

Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
Tactful Cactus wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:Yannis Varoufakis!


That might be a great example. Revered everywhere but despised in his own country. Is he still public enemy number 1 in Greece?


Not really.

He's admired for his humanism.

Greece is a slave state, dominated by the IMF and the World Bank.

His books can be googled.

Just say no, and then: just say yes, and read.

He is a tool.
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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Robert » 16 Jul 2017, 15:33

souphound wrote:From here, I would suggest Céline Dion.


They like her abroad? :shock:

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Re: The Irish hate U2, and other examples

Postby Tactful Cactus » 16 Jul 2017, 17:38

WG Kaspar wrote:He is despised but there are so many people to despise right now it's hard to tell if he's the most despised.


Because his promise wasn't fulfilled or because he always just appears as cold and academic? After reading Adults in the Room I was impressed with the mans pragmatism and optimism. Ok, he didn't delivery. He couldn't deliver. Why despise a person who's good intentions are in the right place?