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Old Bono given honor that would have insulted young Bono



Tbdbono033007 As if Bono wasn’t stuck on himself enough, the U2 signer was beknighted today in Dublin, the AP reports. The 46-year-old was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his work for humanitarian causes. But because he’s an Irish citizen, Bono won’t get the title “sir” before his name. His alternative? “You have permission to call me anything you want — except sir, all right? Lord of lords, your demigodness, that’ll do,” he said. Accompanying the rocker were his wife, Ali, and their four children — Jordan, 17; Eve, 15; Elijah, 7; and John, 5. U2 guitarist The Edge and bassist Adam Clayton also attended. John was disappointed that his dad wasn’t presented with a light saber, said Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson. “He thought I was becoming a Jedi.” And then Bono would get his own postage stamp! [Photo:AP]

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