Article: Achtung, Young Man!

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Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« on: November 25, 2017, 01:31:22 AM »
http://talku2.com/achtung-young-man/

Posted a new article to the front page. Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 06:15:48 AM »
Fantastic read 👏

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 06:55:10 PM »
A superb read.

Grabbed me and really drew me in.

You are very adroit with the written word, Codeguy.

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Re: Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 06:59:51 PM »
A brilliant read indeed.  From the word good I was drawn in.  I don't often compliment scientists on their writing but for you I have to make an exception.  Not only is it an engrossing read it prompts reflection on migration, the way we perceive refugees in the West (in this case Ireland), and the things vulnerable people find they have to do to find safety and security.

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 09:14:52 PM »
Fascinating read, Codeguy.  You are the kind of writer who can transport the reader back to a particular time and place, even though it was very personal to you, in a very evocative manner.  I remember when Achtung Baby came out, too.  I was pregnant with my second child.  The stomach muscles, having already once been stretched, were quicker to pop!  I decided to use Achtung Baby as my personal workout album.  There's a photo of me with large 90's style headphones, very pregnant with bare belly sticking out, jamming to Achtung Baby.  Exercising to this album made me feel strong, capable, and full of life (which I was!).  Although it was a new style for U2, I was easily sold on the pulsating rhythms, clever lyrics, and funky grove.  We did not get the full-on Adam on the cover since in the U.S. we of course are not known for our strong level of comfort with the unadulterated human form (thanks, Puritans!).  (Instead, there was a large black X placed in the strategic area.)  Anyway, lots of good memories of the release of this album, which for me represents strength and fecundity, served up with lots of attitude!

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 10:18:29 PM »
Fascinating read, Codeguy.  You are the kind of writer who can transport the reader back to a particular time and place, even though it was very personal to you, in a very evocative manner.  I remember when Achtung Baby came out, too.  I was pregnant with my second child.  The stomach muscles, having already once been stretched, were quicker to pop!  I decided to use Achtung Baby as my personal workout album.  There's a photo of me with large 90's style headphones, very pregnant with bare belly sticking out, jamming to Achtung Baby.  Exercising to this album made me feel strong, capable, and full of life (which I was!).  Although it was a new style for U2, I was easily sold on the pulsating rhythms, clever lyrics, and funky grove.  We did not get the full-on Adam on the cover since in the U.S. we of course are not known for our strong level of comfort with the unadulterated human form (thanks, Puritans!).  (Instead, there was a large black X placed in the strategic area.)  Anyway, lots of good memories of the release of this album, which for me represents strength and fecundity, served up with lots of attitude!

Shine, thanks, and I think that photo would be a great upload to our forum :-) Hard to imagine, but your child is 25 now, right? Time flies when there are 14 U2 albums to enjoy :-)
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 11:05:20 PM »
Thank you Code Guy, it was a great read. I enjoyed it.

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Re: Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 11:28:35 PM »
Cool perspective.  Started the read.  Will finish later. 


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Re: Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 01:02:22 AM »
Insightful, heartbreaking and beautiful. You brought me right there with you.
Hey, hey, sha la la

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Re: Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 04:39:52 PM »
Yes; my boy is now 25!  His name is Joshua--a great biblical name and also a U2 name of course.

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Re: Article: Achtung, Young Man!
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 05:11:29 PM »
Yes; my boy is now 25!  His name is Joshua--a great biblical name and also a U2 name of course.
what a perfect name!
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 05:56:09 PM »
Have read this three times now...wonderful stuff