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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Red Independent

It's here. Today is the day that the Irish man who shapes the world guest edits the British Independent newspaper. In his editorial Bono gets to mock his own messianical status before anyone else can, and then he heavily drops WB Yeats quotes as he explains what he witnesses and asks what can be done.

Everybody's real favourite U2 member, The Edge, talks about how the musicians of New Orleans are curently rebuilding their lives

Fellow Irish man Bob Geldof is in there of course, specifying that Trade not Aid is the solution to Africa's poverty.

If that's too heavy for you do weight training. No, I mean you can read the interview with former County Down resident, comedian Eddie Izzard.

Or you can read the ten best musical works as chosen by Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State - though I'd be very suspicious of #7.

Funnier than that is the list of other famous guest appearances. Oscar Wilde at the FA Cup Final, Bob Dylan at the Moon Landing, Groucho Marx at the Pentagon the day before D-Day. And all true.

Elvis Costello is in there too, reviewing American Life itself, albeit with the help of a television.

But hey, it's a full newspaper, rich in content on a special day. Don't take my word for it.

Half the revenue from the (RED) edition will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight Aids.

See also: All Bono & U2 posts on Irish KC


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