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May 20, 2007

Who's Next?

Gigantic rock concerts are good for hearing crappy live renditions of old songs, seeing the backs of a lot of people's heads, getting wasted and dehydrated, and later on wearing a t-shirt so you can say how fun it all was.

But if they couldn't even get Kerry elected, how can they be expected to save the world?

Daltrey and Geldof, veterans of just about every big charity concert in history, apparently believe as I do.

THE WHO's ROGER DALTRY has blasted the big Wembley gig Gore is organising to raise awareness of global warming.

The huge concert - which features performances from the likes of MADONNA and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - is taking place at Wembley on July 7 and in other countries around the world.

But Roger, who played with U2 at Live Aid and Live8, reckons the whole thing is a waste of time.

Speaking exclusively to Bizarre, Roger said: "Bo***cks to that! The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert.

"I can't believe it. Let's burn even more fuel.

"We have problems with global warming, but the questions and the answers are so huge I don't know what a rock concert's ever going to do to help.

"Everybody on this planet at the moment, unless they are living in the deepest rainforest in Brazil, knows about climate change.”

The rocker, who used to sing about my g-generation, added: "My answer is to burn all the f***ing oil as quick as possible and then the politicians will have to find a solution.”

Actually, that last one is a brilliant idea. In a sense, that's why I no longer complain about high gas prices. They're the only way to truly motivate people to conserve and find alternative energy sources.

Here's what Geldof said:

Roger's comments come hot on the heels of SIR BOB GELDOF’s equally scathing views.

Last week the Live Aid hero lashed out, saying: "Why is Gore actually organising them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect?

"Everybody's known about that problem for years. We are all f***ing conscious of global warming."

Roger Daltrey earned even more respect from me, by recognizing that these mega-benefit boondoggles have become exercises in musical back-slapping.
Again Roger complains that unlike the original Live Aid in 1985, where the money went directly to famine relief, the follow-up 20 years later had no achievable aims.

Roger moaned: "What did we really achieve at Live 8? We got loads of platitudes and no action.

"Who were we kidding there?"

I think what he's saying is, "The sixties are over dudes." It's time to start trusting people over 30. Or at least stop believing music can change the world like you did when you were 18.

h/t Cranky

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"Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss" -The Who

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Posted by: Casca on May. 20, 2007

Your blog is very famous for the little girl/
Whose absence will be heard all around the world...

You are forgiven.

Posted by: Sarah on May. 20, 2007

Well said by Daltrey who's (no pun intended) motives may be purer than most of his peers.

Posted by: Mike C. on May. 20, 2007


I have so enjoyed this site. Will miss it greatly.


Posted by: Stew on May. 20, 2007

Good luck, Annie. Thanks for all that you gave us. Goodbye.

Posted by: Robbie on May. 20, 2007

Thanks annie. I'll miss you too.

Good luck always.

Posted by: d-rod on May. 20, 2007

Dear Annika,

Before you go, I want you to know that you were the most intellectual of all the masturbatory stimuli that I have ever encountered. I will fondly miss you, but not for long. My own harem of Asian mail-order brides will be assembled soon. I am not a selfish man, though. In honor of you, I want to share them with the world. They will comprise "The Litterbox", my cathouse. I promise you, at least, I will sometimes unconsciously call out your name in my wet dreams. I won't forget you.

Fapping vigorously for the last time,

Posted by: Spanky on May. 20, 2007

Rad, you are fucking hilarious!

Get some Korean girls. They have bigger breasts.

Posted by: Casca on May. 21, 2007

Thank you, Casca. I will definitely take that into consideration.

I guess I'll leave an additional parting thought for you guys to contemplate. Strawman gives new meaning to the term "invertebrate." Not only is he spineless, Strawman was also blessed with an inverted urethra. In other words, his dick naturally runs 180 degrees in the opposite direction, like an innie navel, and intrudes through his anus. This condition forces him to sit down just to take a piss.

Posted by: Spanky on May. 21, 2007

"This condition forces him to sit down just to take a piss"

AKA a Sitzpinkler. And yes it is!

Posted by: Radical Redneck on May. 21, 2007

Indeed, Radical Redneck. Indeed.

Since I'm back again, I reckon I'll provide an epilogue of commentary on some of "The Final Post" posts.

-If Billy's musings about Annika being male are true, I will immediately cut off my right fucking hand after I use a weed eater on my genitals.

-I see that Will couldn't keep his narcissistic attention whore-ism under wraps for the finale. Instead of posting a simple, minimalist "k thx bai" tribute to the hostess, he had to get on a soapbox for his agenda one more time. He is like a vegan soliciting converts. Sure, vegans may be right that eating greens is better for you, but as long as it's a free country, that doesn't mean I will change my dietary habits just to placate their desires. Whether it is lobbying to eat green or be "green", the solicitors of both camps can toss my salad.

Setting aside the anti-corporate populist rhetoric, Will's preening, jejune vilification of lobbyists and special interest groups is laughably hypocritical. After all, each of us as individuals have our own special interests to advance. I've got to make a living, so I don't have the time nor do I feel compelled to camp out like an assclown in front of the Capitol in an attempt to influence my representatives with a placard. That's why I pay proxies, such as the NRA, and Will pays GreenPeace and NAMBLA to do that shit, instead.

Will is the epitome of square. I wouldn't be surprised if such uber squareness had manifested itself on his flesh peg. As children, we knew the futility of inserting square pegs into round holes. Not even a wooden lathe could save Will's sex life.


Posted by: Spanky on May. 23, 2007