Thursday, July 07, 2011

A Riddle Involving U2 and the ER

Dear Readers,

Can you tell me what attending a U2 concert and gaining access to the greatest medical system in the world have in common? I will be back in a day or two with the answer to this seemingly insoluble riddle. Good luck. And by the way, it has to do with me losing lots of money.


  1. Both involve lots of narcotics?


  2. Not a bad effort there young Jedi... But U2 fans MIGHT take a toke of that ganja weed... One, maybe, and there would be no deep inhalation, just enough to remain a part of their group of Prius driving, wheat-grass munching, over-educated and under-sensed liberal krew. Certainly no hard drugs! Can't save the world with hard drugs and needles. That spreads AIDS! And frequenters of the ER might have heard of U2... They might even like that one song... But they would NEVER pony up $250 for a good seat, nor would they pay $75 to sit on the grass...

  3. Hmm...both involve smelling one's own fart in between saving an African village and espousing the finer points of Obamacare??

    - Long time reader, first time poster

    EM PGY1

  4. OK, I know I'm not the most perceptive fellow, but did you know "In the Name of Love" is about Martin Lucifer King???
    What a bummer...


  5. Someone has to pay (a lot) for it, it is hyped as "change" but all they do is play hits from the 80s and 90s all while trying to convince you that what you are paying for is worth your hard earned money and will be for the good of everyone? And a bonus: The leaders of each may or may not have been born in the US...

  6. OTOH, I'm callin dibs on "Bullet the Blue Sky" for my WWF intro theme music...
    9-11 can have "You oughta Know"...

    seriously, that opening stanza makes me wanta drop Napalm on a bunch of damn Yankees...


  7. "9-11 can have "You oughta Know"

    sorry ...had to laugh.


  8. I'd guess you were in Nashville at Vanderbilt's stadium for the recent U2 show.

  9. you are correct dr dawg! and when you say that vanderbilt has a 'stadium' you do it too much honor ser.

  10. Soooooooooo...Impressive 9-11, U2 at Vanderbilt!!!!...
    and U2 could probably beat the Vanderbilt football team, but thats a rant for another day..
    not quite as impressive as the free tickets I scored to see Ace of Base back in the day...
    thats right FREE, F-R-E-E, Gratis.
    Of course those 72 Fen-Phen scrips I wrote might have had something to do with it.
    And yeah, I haven't answered the front door since 1999, why make it easy for the process servers??
    and I'd bet my left nut they didn't play "Helter Skelter" or "Bullet the Blue Sky" or that distorted Jimmy Hendricks national anthem opening...
    and maybe I'm holdin a little bit of a grudge cause Vanderbilt was one of those schools that didn't even have the decency to send me a rejection letter like that other Nashville School did.
    You know, the one that rhymes with "Hairy"
    OK, maybe listing Allan Bakke as my "Most Admired Person" wasnt such a good idea...