bono is officially out of control

i'm not sure how serious people are about this, but apparently, someone is thinking about making bono the head of the world bank. between this and the nobel peace prize thing, it turns out that bono is the best thing to happen to the human race since indoor plumbing.

for those of you who don't know, the world bank is in charge of providing loans to developing countries and has a bad reputation for being one of the instruments of imperialism wielded by the west on these developing countries and many have called for reform. and can you imagine that the people calling for bono to head up the world bank think he's the person to lead this reform. i can imagine the keynote speech now. "The world bank has for too long not provided the financial support needed for these countries to seek a better quality of life. How long? How long must we sing this song? How long? How lo-o-o-o-ong?"..."This is a loan Tsutsi rebels stole from the World Bank and we're stealing it back."...i could do this all day.

1 comment:

Erik said...

Remember when the greatest human who ever lived toured Africa with then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Niell? It was a watershed moment for presumptuous self-promotion, matched only by the Nobel nomination and now this.

As you always say, Bob, good luck with all that.