It all started when Bono and the rest of U2 accepted the award for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes last night.
Their song, “Ordinary Love,” for the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was especially profound to them—because of their close relationship to the late Nelson Mandela.
“This really is personal, very very personal,” Bono said. “This man turned our life upside down, right side up. A man who refused to hate but he thought love would do a better job.”
“It has taken 35 years to write this song,” U2 guitarist The Edge said, as he recalled working with Mandela for anti-apartheid movements in the 1970s.
That’s when it hit us—U2 has been around for a long time. In fact, the guys have been performing together for decades, yet still look so good—like they’ve barely aged at all.
We’ve already worked out a theory and everything! There has to be something in that Irish
beer whiskey water that’s making all these guys look so good and virtually ageless! Don’t believe us? Take a look at the evidence:
EXHIBIT A: Left: The Edge and Bono at the 2003 Golden Globes (before you argue that this is too recent, remember this is more than 10 years ago!). Right: The Edge and Bono at the 2014 Golden Globes.
EXHIBIT B: Left: Colin Farrell at the 2003 Golden Globes. Right: Colin Farrell at the 2014 Golden Globes.
EXHIBIT C: Left: Liam Neeson at the 1997 Golden Globes (some kids born in 1997 can DRIVE!). Right: Liam Neeson at the 2014 Golden Globes