Friday, January 23, 2004

BONO PROMISES NOT TO SWEAR: Last year, Bono caused problems when he accepted a Golden Globe on live US TV because he said "fucking." The FCC looked closely into the incident, and said it was alright, because it was an adjective, not to describe the sweet little act itself. Riled at this, a bunch of uptight ("right-thinking") lawmakers have introduced legislation to try and raise the maximum fine for letting a fuck slip through the airwaves from USD27,500 to USD3,000,000. Which would make it unlikely that Shaun Ryder would ever be allowed anywhere near a microphone on that side of the atlantic again. Bono, for his part, has promised he won't swear this time even if he does win a globe. Normally, we'd chuckle that perhaps they should give the prize to someone else, but Bono and his pals are up against Elton John, Annie Fucking Lennox, Eddie Vedder and Sting for the best original song category. Depressing, isn't it?


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