Spread A Smile Of Joy

Online music mag FreakyTrigger have (belatedly) unleashed their holiday joke of the year — and just guess who it’s about, eh? Warning: don’t click this link if you (a.) aren’t fond of potty humor or (b.) aren’t fond of humor in general. You should know who you are. And we’ll take the bullet on this one — if you’d like to moan and complain, please do it in our comments section instead of theirs. Let’s celebrate the new year by not smiting other nice websites, OK?

96 thoughts on “Spread A Smile Of Joy

  1. Heh. (cue nitpicking fan) Well, apart from getting Adam’s accent wrong and Sting being a bassplayer and all that… first guffaw of the year.

  2. Heh. (cue nitpicking fan) Well, apart from getting Adam’s accent wrong and Sting being a bassplayer and all that… first guffaw of the year.

  3. I’m not pissed, I’m just confused. Where’s the humor in this? Or rather, humour? Please tell me I can still distinguish British wit from British rubbish.

  4. I’m not pissed, I’m just confused. Where’s the humor in this? Or rather, humour? Please tell me I can still distinguish British wit from British rubbish.

  5. It wouldn’t be funny if they inserted Kiss names, because the joke centers around Bono’s overly-grandiose climactic line from “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. So Kiss wouldn’t make any sense. I thought it was very funny. Beware of those Clanging Chimes of Doom, by the way.

  6. It wouldn’t be funny if they inserted Kiss names, because the joke centers around Bono’s overly-grandiose climactic line from “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. So Kiss wouldn’t make any sense. I thought it was very funny. Beware of those Clanging Chimes of Doom, by the way.

  7. funny to read … best fun were the mistakes (sting, adam’s accent :)) … but i also do not consider this as a joke, because apart from the mistakes there’s nothing funny

  8. funny to read … best fun were the mistakes (sting, adam’s accent :)) … but i also do not consider this as a joke, because apart from the mistakes there’s nothing funny

  9. i thought the punchline was:
    “The gig starts and it’s amazing, the best U2 gig ever, even “Discotheque” sounds alright.

  10. i thought the punchline was:
    “The gig starts and it’s amazing, the best U2 gig ever, even “Discotheque” sounds alright.

  11. It’s quite simple; the people with a somewhat underdeveloped sense of humor don’t think it’s funny, the ones with a good sense of humor think it is.

    Or then it’s true after all; one can’t argue about taste.

  12. It’s quite simple; the people with a somewhat underdeveloped sense of humor don’t think it’s funny, the ones with a good sense of humor think it is.

    Or then it’s true after all; one can’t argue about taste.

  13. his name is Edge, not the edge, and the punch line sucked. Discotheque is awesome live. The only funny part is with adam.

  14. his name is Edge, not the edge, and the punch line sucked. Discotheque is awesome live. The only funny part is with adam.

  15. …or, maybe some of us can’t, for the life of us, find bad scatological puns of obscure U2 songs funny. Or maybe Brit humour has taken a dramatic dive below American humor this past decade.

    Oh wait, I guess Freddie Got Fingured disproves that latter theory.

  16. …or, maybe some of us can’t, for the life of us, find bad scatological puns of obscure U2 songs funny. Or maybe Brit humour has taken a dramatic dive below American humor this past decade.

    Oh wait, I guess Freddie Got Fingured disproves that latter theory.

  17. Thanks Dan for responding to JR…JR, my quote was simple, like your sense of others. My thought was …not funny. One thought, simple, but then again…we’re not the same, we’ve go to carry each other… ‘er, rather some we don’t need to carry and could leave behind in Dallas…*another fun obscure nonsense reference there for you as well…

  18. Thanks Dan for responding to JR…JR, my quote was simple, like your sense of others. My thought was …not funny. One thought, simple, but then again…we’re not the same, we’ve go to carry each other… ‘er, rather some we don’t need to carry and could leave behind in Dallas…*another fun obscure nonsense reference there for you as well…

  19. Thanks Dan for responding to JR…JR, my quote was simple, like your sense of others. My thought was …not funny. One thought, simple, but then again…we’re not the same, we’ve go to carry each other… ‘er, rather some we don’t need to carry and could leave behind in Dallas…*another fun obscure nonsense reference there for you as well…

  20. Thanks Dan for responding to JR…JR, my quote was simple, like your sense of others. My thought was …not funny. One thought, simple, but then again…we’re not the same, we’ve go to carry each other… ‘er, rather some we don’t need to carry and could leave behind in Dallas…*another fun obscure nonsense reference there for you as well…

  21. There’s plenty of good jokes about/involving U2. This isn’t one of them. Henry Rollins is way funnier.

  22. There’s plenty of good jokes about/involving U2. This isn’t one of them. Henry Rollins is way funnier.

  23. Amazing how you read your own post a different way at a later moment. You can realize, “wow that was harsh” …
    so appology check to JR. I’d give you a lift!
    Cheers~

  24. Amazing how you read your own post a different way at a later moment. You can realize, “wow that was harsh” …
    so appology check to JR. I’d give you a lift!
    Cheers~

  25. Amazing how you read your own post a different way at a later moment. You can realize, “wow that was harsh” …
    so appology check to JR. I’d give you a lift!
    Cheers~

  26. Amazing how you read your own post a different way at a later moment. You can realize, “wow that was harsh” …
    so appology check to JR. I’d give you a lift!
    Cheers~

  27. I liked it… except for the punch line..which I believe is kinda the point of a joke.
    I think I have heard Bono numerous times call Edge, The Edge.

  28. I liked it… except for the punch line..which I believe is kinda the point of a joke.
    I think I have heard Bono numerous times call Edge, The Edge.

  29. ah, nothing like a theorum joke. here’s an oldie but goodie: how many members of U2 does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One – Bono holds it, and the world revolves around him.

  30. ah, nothing like a theorum joke. here’s an oldie but goodie: how many members of U2 does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One – Bono holds it, and the world revolves around him.

  31. Why does everyone think the punch is Bono calling Edge, The Edge? That’s his name isn’t it? That’s not the punch line. I think some of you who don’t get it should get their hands on a copy of the song or even better, get your hands on a copy of From a Whisper to a Scream, the living History of Irish music DVD. In it you will see the recording of the song and how Bono absolutely did not want to sing the line they gave him. So for someone to make a joke out of that line is funny because even Bono hated his line in the song. What I don’t get is why would someone bother dragging that song up? If they want to joke around with U2 why not pick a current song? Of well. I thought it was funny.

  32. Why does everyone think the punch is Bono calling Edge, The Edge? That’s his name isn’t it? That’s not the punch line. I think some of you who don’t get it should get their hands on a copy of the song or even better, get your hands on a copy of From a Whisper to a Scream, the living History of Irish music DVD. In it you will see the recording of the song and how Bono absolutely did not want to sing the line they gave him. So for someone to make a joke out of that line is funny because even Bono hated his line in the song. What I don’t get is why would someone bother dragging that song up? If they want to joke around with U2 why not pick a current song? Of well. I thought it was funny.

  33. what do you get when you put a bunch of u2 fans in a room….people who can’t understand a joke and feel the need to dissect it ad infinitum.

  34. what do you get when you put a bunch of u2 fans in a room….people who can’t understand a joke and feel the need to dissect it ad infinitum.

  35. The thing about the line “Well, tonight thank God it’s them instead of you…” is that it sounds a little mean to be happy that you’re not someone else, but in this case it’s absolutely true…well, I don’t thank God since there isn’t one, I thank good ol’ dumb luck.

  36. The thing about the line “Well, tonight thank God it’s them instead of you…” is that it sounds a little mean to be happy that you’re not someone else, but in this case it’s absolutely true…well, I don’t thank God since there isn’t one, I thank good ol’ dumb luck.

  37. ya, but in a conversation they don’t say “hey the Edge, what’s up??” Do they?? No, cuz that would be gay. they call him edge. Unless bono’s like, on the guitar….. the edge. but usually it’s edge.

  38. ya, but in a conversation they don’t say “hey the Edge, what’s up??” Do they?? No, cuz that would be gay. they call him edge. Unless bono’s like, on the guitar….. the edge. but usually it’s edge.

  39. by the way, how many u2 fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    31

    one person to actually screw in the light bulb and 20 other people to bitch about u2 covers that no one cares about and 10 people to get into a death match over Edge’s name.

  40. by the way, how many u2 fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    31

    one person to actually screw in the light bulb and 20 other people to bitch about u2 covers that no one cares about and 10 people to get into a death match over Edge’s name.

  41. Guess I like the old joke best (as told above by Lucy).

    Simple & effective.
    Hey “fan since 80”: no offence was taken. I was just stirring the whatsagoodu2joke soup.

    By the way; since it was xmas and new year’s day and all that, I was thinking back about first hearing U2 on the radio and being all blasted away by the energy & power. And to my shock and horror I realized that this year will mark my 20-years fanhood, for it was hearing New Year’s Day on the radio back in 1983.

    Guess I’m getting really old now. But I’m happy that these 4 Irish guys have accompanied me the biggest part of my life, and always succeeded in making me feel better when down (they actually also made me feel better when I was feeling good already).

  42. Guess I like the old joke best (as told above by Lucy).

    Simple & effective.
    Hey “fan since 80”: no offence was taken. I was just stirring the whatsagoodu2joke soup.

    By the way; since it was xmas and new year’s day and all that, I was thinking back about first hearing U2 on the radio and being all blasted away by the energy & power. And to my shock and horror I realized that this year will mark my 20-years fanhood, for it was hearing New Year’s Day on the radio back in 1983.

    Guess I’m getting really old now. But I’m happy that these 4 Irish guys have accompanied me the biggest part of my life, and always succeeded in making me feel better when down (they actually also made me feel better when I was feeling good already).

  43. >>Sting being a bassplayer<< he still plays bass on tour, as far as i know, and, of course, did so with the police.

    Yes, that’s what I said. And your point?

  44. >>Sting being a bassplayer<< he still plays bass on tour, as far as i know, and, of course, did so with the police.

    Yes, that’s what I said. And your point?

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