Saturday, July 02, 2005

G8 get kick in pants
from Madonna, declare,
'What were we thinking?'


Paul McCartney, right, stated today that he
will do his part to end poverty by giving all
the little African children on stage with him
crisp, new $20 bills. And Bob Geldof too.


Isn't it good to know that by the end of the week, the leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations meeting in Scotland will have pledged a cool $1 million to each resident of Africa, starting by emptying their own personal bank accounts? This will happen after they smoke some ganga and declare that if Pink Floyd can get back together, well, anything is possible. Then Junichiro Koizumi will hold his lighter in the air while Gerhard Schroder and Silvio Berlusconi join arms and sway, ever so gently. Personally, I can't wait.

14 comments:

Boxables said...

I watched some of this and was amazed that they cut off Pink Floyd before the end of Money.

Is it really that important to see a Trim Spa advert?

Terri said...

Its great for people to be able to go to a mega-rock concert and have their social conscience appeased at the same time, isn't it?!
OK, cynicism aside, the G8 lads might realise that the people who elected them are trying to say something.
(Also pigs might fly... not wanting to harp on the Pink Floyd reunion!)
At worst, 200,000 people in London got to see a great show!

Greg Finnegan said...

And I thought MINE was cynical - hastyruminations dot blogspot dot com.

James Ashley said...

Think how much of a difference the US could make if we were throwing all that money at stuff like this instead of the war on terror.

Underachiever said...

we are the world, we are the children....oh wait that isnt it.

When all is said and done, the rich are still rich and the poor have been patronized.

Undr (Rock Star)

P.S. Spay and neuter your politicians.

Elizabeth said...

And then there's this:

"The scale of the task facing Tony Blair in his drive to help Africa was laid bare yesterday when it emerged that Nigeria's past rulers stole or misused £220 billion."

http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=4MYQOLQJZ3DCXQFIQMGCNAGAVCBQUJVC?xml=/news/2005/06/25/wnig25.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/06/25/ixportaltop.html

Chris said...

Rock and Roll can't save the world, it can only provide the soundtrack.

Cafe Musungu said...

actually, the United states gives Zambia approximately $250 million dollars per year in aid. There are only 10 million people in the whole country. We COULD just give everyone in Zambia a million bucks and save the U.S. $240 million dollars per year...

Laura said...

Wow... so the past Nigerian leaders stole ONLY 220 billion pounds? Huh. Perhaps a concert or an obnoxious wristband for eliminating corrupt governments might not be a half bad idea before we shell over a chunk of change to help those poor people.

jomama said...

Right arm!

And I'll take the bums to their
banks.

Crystal Broyles said...

I really don't understand why all the goons with ONE.org think money will solve poverty in Africa. If you look at the countries that are really suffering (I mean the ones that are really bad off compared to the other nations) they are being run by a bunch of racist bigots. Look at Sudan. What do you think will happed if Sudan's dictator, President Omar al-Bashir has more money? Do you think he will help the people he is oppresing and murdering?

Mone said...

I wish the politicans would do something that really will help the poor people. They smile together and shake hands and are so proud of themselfs at how good they are, i feel like buking.

Anonymous said...

IT MUST BE AN AMAZING THING TO SEE ALOT OF DEDICATED POP FANS BOPPING THE NIGHT AWAY ENJOYING FREE GIGS TECHNICALLY! BUT THE G8 WONDER BOYS REALLY DON'T GIVE A DAMN WITH ALL THE DEBT FLYING AROUND IN THE WORLD AND AS POOR OLD GEORGE GALLOWAY HAS STATED IT HAS ONLY DISTRACTED FROM THE GROSS INCOMPETENTS THAT THE WEST HAS GONE AND GOT INVOLVED IN THE MESS OF AGHANISTAN AND IRAQ?
WHAT HAPPENED IN 1980 WHEN THE GLORIOUS RED ARMY DECIDED TO HAVE A HOLIDAY IN THE LOCAL AREA OF AGHANISATION ALL THE LOVING WESTERN NEIGHBOURS GOT ON THEIR HIGH AND MIGHTY ARMOURED HORSES AND FLOUDED THE PLACE WITH A FREE FIREWORKS DISPLAY COURTSEY OF ALL THE WESTERN BANKS.
AS FOR FREE MILK IN IRAQ THEY JUST DIDN'T BELIEVE IT AND DECIDED TO DROP IN WITH A FEW 500LBS OF FREE TNT TO DISPERSE IT FURTHER.
AS FOR SADDAM WHO INVITED HIM TO POWER WAS IT CIA /MI5 NO THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER.
AS THE AMERICANS SAY PLEASE
DO HAVE A NICE DAY!
YOUR NEXT AGENDA SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE THE AMERICANS SHOULD NOT BE.

faith from VT said...

I think ANON has popped a button. Seriously--you are coming unglued. Relax--piss off Tom Cruise and take a Prozac. Maybe you are Tom--that would explain alot.