A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

So, the 80s Christmas anthem “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (which was a fundraising song for famine in Africa). Am I a bad person that whenever I hear the song and it gets to the part where Bono screeches out the lyric “Tonight thank God it’s them, instead of youuuu!“, I start laughing?

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8 Responses to A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

  1. Roger Owen Green says:

    I always thought the verses, generally, were dopey. "There won't be Christmastime in Africa" seemed so First World; much of Africa isn't Xian.

  2. Call me Paul says:

    My thoughts echo Roger's. While aid for the starving is an admirable goal, the sentiments expressed in the song are pretty damn naive and WASP-centric.

  3. Call me Paul says:

    Also, laughing at Bono does not make you a bad person. I mean, have you seen those glasses?

  4. SK Waller says:

    With you all the way. I detest that song.

  5. Lynn says:

    I somehow missed that one. Will you forgive me if I don't watch the video? I'm thinking in this case I'll be better off living in ignorance.

    I'm a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas music anyway. There are very few Christmas songs less than 50 years old that I like at all.

  6. Ben Varkentine says:

    Yes. Yes you are.

  7. Jason says:

    I actually like the song while still acknowledging that it was pretty condescending and dopey. What can I say, it's catchy.

    And I laugh at Bono all the time; he's such a pretentious twerp.

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