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Bono Speaks At Georgetown, Rips UVA, Syracuse And Duke In One Shot

It was a joke, but still.

According to the Washington Post, Bono (yes, the musician) spoke at Georgetown earlier this week and was in a joke-telling mood. Bono was apparently relieved that this year's political campaigning was over and began to mock the negative advertising that had been aired in the months leading up to the election.

From the Washington Post:

“You are finally free from the tyranny of negative advertising, from both sides,” he began. “Those attack ads, could you bear any more of it by the end? Can you imagine what it’d be like if we did this for everything, all the time? Attack ads about TV shows, rival smart phone companies….college admissions. “HELLO WE’RE GEORGETOWN AND WE APPROVED THIS MESSAGE,” he then said, in a sinister, attack-ad sort of way. “Let me say a few words about some other fine schools you might be considering. UVA, Thomas Jefferson, what have they done for you? Syracuse, a school whose mascot is a fruit. Duke, a school that worships the devil.

Bono was clearly just messing around, but his words have reached the administration at SU, who blasted this out on Facebook earlier today:

Moral of the story: It's all fun and games until someone calls you a fruit.