Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Turbo-Gob Bob

I'm no great fan of the free market but if people want to sell and buy Geldof's free concert tickets on Ebay then surely that's between them and their consciences.

The saintly one has just appeared on the news encouraging hackers to attack the Ebay website and bring its whole operation crashing down.
Isn't it a criminal offence to incite others to commit a criminal act?

Over to you, Crown Prosecution Service.
It's been at least 24 hours since we had a big celebrity trial and both old and new media need something to get us through the summer.

4 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Graham said...

I really wish Bob would go back to playing the banjo for a living and fucking give us all peace.
I'm fed up being made to feel guilty about world poverty whether in Africa or elsewhere I make my donations when required but if we are realistic what the ordinary bod in the street can do to change things is not a great deal.Until these countries help themselves by getting rid of the tinpot dictators in charge nothing will change.There armies and ruling tribes/classes are all well fed and if the bastards in charge don't care about their own how the hell can things change.

 
At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would that it were so simple for the ordinary bods in the streets of Africa to shake off their tin pot dictators. But the despots have been kept in their positions of power with a nod and a wink (and an arms shipment) from our tin pot democracies.

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger Willie Lupin said...

I'm unequivocally ambivalent about Geldof's efforts on behalf of Africa and sort of agree with both your comments which is very boring. Sorry.
But I do think he needs to wind his neck in a bit. Getting as angry about the Ebay thing as about poverty detracts from his main cause and with every new rant he descends further into self-parody.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Lost said...

Mr. Geldof should maybe take a valium or something and calm down. For gawds sakes, Ebay sold a damn cheese sandwich with the virgin mary on it!! I would think Bob would have greater issues to get his knickers into a twist about.
As for famine in Africa, I have trouble with sending things there after it's been proven time and again that the Aid doesn't get to the people who need it. It either gets taken by the government/military or gets so bogged down in red tape that it takes years to get anywhere. Just my two cents. I wonder if Bob still hates Mondays?

 

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