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The gift that keeps on giving…

… to the fisker. Yes, “Sir” Bob Geldof who wanks higher than any in Wome. Read this…

Bob Geldof has claimed that the Earth as we know it could end by 2030 thanks to the ravages of climate change.

That’s actually quite unfiskable in the sense that I don’t want (if I am spared to be living in 2013 seventeen years hence – I want my jet-pack!). Anyway the Boomtown Prat proceeds…

The campaigner [for whom?] and former Boomtown Rats singer said the human race could soon be extinct at the One Young World summit in Johannesburg.

“The world can decide in a fit of madness to kill itself,” he said, according to the Telegraph. “Sometimes progress may not be possible.”

Well, it certainly wasn’t in his musical career. He could have been a veritable Chesney Hawkes and wasn’t it Midge Ure who wrote that song anyway?

“We’re in a very fraught time,” he continued, warning the 8,000 international delegates: “There will be a mass extinction event. That could happen on your watch. The signs are that it will happen and soon.”

You can’t make this up. Anyway how old are his kids? Like that one who fronted a show on Islam without even having read the Qu’ran? Was that Peaches?

The conference – a networking and debate event for young people from 190 countries – featured speeches from high profile ‘counsellors’. Former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan and business mogul Richard Branson also took to the stage, but none appeared to match Mr Geldof for urgency.

Is his prostate playing up? But more to the point isn’t telling “young people” they basically have no future nasty? This from the guy that apparently worked so hard for Ethiopia’s future?

And school’s out early and soon we’ll be learning
And the lesson today is how to die.

- From the only Boomtown Rats song anyone recalls.

There was more guff but I’ll give Bob the penultimate words…

Departing the stage, he apologised for being “bloody miserable” and told delegates to “just get on with it”.

What horrifying nonsense is this? I have a tremendous hope for the future. I shall probs live to see things from SF novels I read as a kid. How dare “Sir” Bob tell kids, “Sometimes progress may not be possible”. Get them a Raspberry Pi and see what fools they make of pontificating old geezers like Bob and Dave! Gods almighty they are misanthropic old sods are they not?

Let’s just build Skylon and stick ‘em in eternal LEO! Way too much political discourse is undertaken at the level of a Smith’s album after Johnnie Marr had just run over Mozzer’s cat. It is dismal. Utter professional miserablism.

And I was only on the Indy to look-up a recipe for cod and parma ham and now I don’t like Mondays and Heaven knows I’m miserable now.


  1. Ian Hills says:

    Given how “Peaches” turned out, wouldn’t “Pimples” have been a more appropriate name?

  2. NickM says:

    Er… My point was she made a showpiece doc on a major religion without knowing the darndest thing about it. Anyway that was an aside. God knows what her dad knows about climatology or wars or whatever. He is a professional monger of doom mind.

  3. John R in WA says:

    “Rock stars … is there anything they don’t know?”

  4. Julie near Chicago says:


  5. Robert says:

    Some people – like this Geldof – seem to welcome the idea that a catastrophe is on the way.
    I sometimes think that the reason for this is that they resent their own mortality and hate the idea that after they’ve gone, the world will continue on its way, not noticing that they’ve gone.
    So they tell themselves that there there won’t be a world after they’ve gone.
    Or is all that a speculation too far?

  6. NickM says:

    Robert, I think you might be onto something. It is far from a speculation too far. It is perhaps what Harold Bloom called the anxiety of influence. People will be listening to Elvis a thousand years from now and a record containing Chuck Berry has now gone interstellar – literally.- Voyager I is through the Heliopause. The single Boomtown Rats song that got anywhere is on eternal spin on VH1 Classic. It must hurt the great man. God knows what Robbie Williams thinks about “Angels”. A turgid ballad is ever there was one.

  7. Lynne says:

    More Chains of Pain via Crazy than Happy Club. But actually Deep in the Heart of Nowhere Delusion.

    All Great Songs of Indifference Stupidity.

    No, I’m not a fan. I had to look them up.

  8. RAB says:

    Interviewed him around the time of his one and only hit…I don’t like Mondays. He kept trying to write the article for me, he wrote for the NME briefly you see.

    All his money was earned from TV AM not music. He hasn’t sold an album for years, and since Live Aid has a serious case of Messiah syndrome. Mention the fact that half the Live Aid money went to buy guns and he almost has a Stroke.

  9. Sam Duncan says:

    “You can’t make this up.”

    Geldof seems to have managed it.

    I often wondered about his cash, RAB. I don’t doubt that IDLM made a decent pile, but not that much. Wasn’t it the Channel 4 thing with Chris Evans though, rather than TV-AM?

    “Mention the fact that half the Live Aid money went to buy guns and he almost has a Stroke.”


  10. RAB says:

    You may very well be right Sam. I know it was one of those morning progs, but I have never actually watched a morning TV programme in my life. Mornings are evil. I rise at the crack of noon if I can possibly get away with it. :-)

    Bob’s Apocalypse had better get a bloody giddy up a ding dong though. He gives us 17 more years before ablivion. Not even the Patchuli Oil salesman of the IPCC is that crazy. The Global temperature has been flatlined for the last 19. A personable bloke but an utter twat, is Mr Geldof.

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