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    Mar022006

    Possibly Visited by U2's The Edge, The Wall Street Journal's 'Law Blog' Blushes Like a Giddy School Girl

    The Law Blog and the WSJ’s Merck Vioxx reporter Heather Won Tesoriero have a new parlor game: trying to figure out whether it was the The Edge, U2’s master guitarist, who posted a comment last week in response to our post about Texas plaintiffs’ lawyer Mark Lanier’s Atlantic City Vioxx trial music mix. The comment posted by someone identified as The Edge corrected a U2 song title, which we listed as “Signs and Wonders,” but was in fact “Crumbs from Your Table.” (”You speak of signs and wonders/ But I need something other,” is a lyric from the song.)

    To cover his bases and get in on the action, Lanier posted a comment on the Law Blog acknowledging his mistake. “I should do better,” he admonished himself. The bible-quoting Lanier also threw in an oblique reference to the New Testament parable of Lazarus, the beggar who was denied food by a rich man. (For the record, Lanier says he copied the song title directly from iTunes.)

    But the question remained: Could it be that during studio breaks, The Edge was checking out the Law Blog?

    Could it be??!! Ya think??!! Details are here, and be sure to read the comments, some of which are pretty funny.

    UPDATE: Guess what? It wasn't him.

    Reader Comments (3)

    It probably was a loyal U2 fan, who's user name is TheEdge. Could be, I suppose, but if TherealEdge has a sign on, it's probably something not as obvious. Who knows, though.
    March 3, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterErica
    Yes, of course it is him. Because in the middle of a huge world tour, U2's Edge has ever so much time to chime in to a blog and correct someone's mistaken U2 song title. (/sarcasm) C'mon, please!
    March 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterM
    WEll if she does write for the WSJ perhaps she knows how to do a reverse dns lookup from the post to see what part of the world it came from. If the ip number shows the country as wherever they were in SA then well she could put two and two together.

    She has to be very intelligent , and might have already done this , if so there could be some truth to the matter.

    If this was not already done, I would be very suprised , and tell her to go to this page so she can settle the matter :)

    http://www.dnsstuff.com
    March 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDiedra

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