Global Warming

The Planet is Hot, But Nothing's Gonna Stop This Singer Going Wild

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Roger Daltrey of the Who, annoyed by his own band's participation in Live 8 ("What did we really achieve at Live 8? We got loads of platitudes and no action. Who were we kidding there?"), won't get fooled again by Al Gore's Live Earth. He tells the UK Sun:

"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."

Headline explanation, and gratuitous Dom DeLuise namedrop, here.

[Link thanks to Ivan Osorio.] 

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  1. Bo***cks

    The Sun can print pictures of topless girls on page 3, but not the word “bollocks”? What kind of crazy censorship is going on over there?

  2. But abdul—in brit slang, that word means the same as “b*lls”–surely you understand why they couldn’t print it.

  3. Oh, right, children might innocently be turning past the page 3 girl and see “Bo***cks” and be so traumatized that they’d turn to smoking in pubs.

  4. I’d rather see topless chicks than bollocks anyday.

  5. I’d rather see topless chicks than bollocks anyday.

    Me too. I am quite selective that way about my nudity.

  6. I’d rather see topless chicks than bollocks anyday.

    What about comprehensive exposure reform? One where both sides win, you know, topless chicks with bullocks. 🙂

  7. “One where both sides win, you know, topless chicks with bullocks. :)”

    yeah – but the tuck-under inhibits the really cool dancing moves…

  8. VM | May 21, 2007, 11:57am | #

    “One where both sides win, you know, topless chicks with bullocks. :)”

    yeah – but the tuck-under inhibits the really cool dancing moves…

    Made me spit out my drink all over my plans!! Damn you, VM!!

  9. eah – but the tuck-under inhibits the really cool dancing moves…

    Hmmm? You mean, like, if someone , who might be inclined to do so, try’s getting “their jiggy on” to Colin Newman?

  10. With the power of rock and roll, anything is possible!

  11. I’d rather see topless chicks than bollocks anyday.

    Perhaps the singing group “Chicks With Dicks” will play the Live Earth concert.

  12. Weren’t the chicks with dicks the ones who got boycotted after they criticized President Bush?

  13. The Dicksey Chicks?

  14. Uh, yeah, Roger. Since when have public events designed to garner support for a movement that is already widely recognized ever helped advance that movement’s goals?

    Another public march, Lech? Don’t you “Solidarity” people know that everyone is already aware of your cause?

  15. joe,

    Do you sincerely believe that this “Live Earth” festival will accomplish something?

  16. In related “Singer Going Wild” news, one of the most pretentious and hated singers in rock, (I certainly have little use for him anyway) Creed ex-frontman Scott Stapp, is in jail for domestic assault.

  17. Isn’t it a bit awkward for Roger Daltry to begin a sentence with the word “who”? I mean, it’s gotta sound pretentiously self-referential. And, just for the record, there is no such thing as a “gratuitous” Dom DeLuise name drop. The guy was, and is, the thinking man’s Rich Little.

  18. This reminds of the South Park episode, Die Hippies Die, where Cartman saves South Park from a jam band festival.

    Stan: So it seems like we have enough people now. When do we start taking down the corporations?
    Hippie (takes a drag on his joint): Yeah man, the corporations. Right now they’re raping the world for money!
    Kyle: Yeah, so, where are they? Let’s go get ’em.
    Hippie: Right now we’re proving we don’t need corporations. We don’t need money. This can become a commune where everyone just helps each other.
    Hippie: Yeah, we’ll have one guy who like, who like, makes bread. A-and one guy who like, l-looks out for other people’s safety.
    Stan: You mean like a baker and a cop?
    Hippie: No no, can’t you imagine a place where people live together and like, provide services for each other in exchange for their services?
    Kyle: Yeah, it’s called a town.

  19. Hippie: Oh, you kids just haven’t been to college yet.

  20. That is a good question to ask. Exactly what did Live 8 accomplish? I suppose the answer is something like “it raised awareness”. But awareness of exactly what? How was that measured? How much was it raised?

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