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6 Degrees from U2 to The A-Team

Running through the alphabet of pop-culture trivia

By Rob M. Worley & Robert T. Trate     June 04, 2010
Source: Mania

6 Degrees, U2, A-Team
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In which Mania guides you through bits of pop-culture trivia that connect U2 to The A-Team...


1. U2 is the Irish rock band who was poised to launch the American leg of their much-anticipated 360º Tour this month. However, the tour has been postponed due to a back injury suffered by Bono which includes "a severe compression of the SCIATIC NERVE”

2. SCIATIC NERVE is a major fiber found in humans and many other animals. In the Jewish Religion consumption of sciatic nerve is forbidden. The reason for this is out of reverence to the epic biblical struggle between an Angel and the patriarchal figure JACOB.

3. In the bible JACOB deprives his rebellious twin brother Esau of his birthright and the two engage in a bitter, life-long struggle. The story parallels that of the two characters, one of whom is named Jacob and one of whom goes unnamed, in the TV series LOST.

4. In the LOST episode "Flashes Before Your Eyes" Eloise Hawking illustrates the futility of defying fate by pointing out a man notable only in that he's wearing a business suit with red sneakers. The shoes are P.F. Flyers, which have been around since the 1930s. The company caused a sensation in 1964 when they offered with their shoes a promotional Jonny Quest DECODER RING.

5. DECODER RINGS were featured on early adventure serials on radio and TV and were incorporated into shows Little Orphan Annie and Captain Midnight. Kids could use their devices to decode messages in the show. The same sort of interactive link between TV and product was taken to an exasperating extreme in 1987 when Mattel designed electronic toys designed to interact with the TV series CAPTAIN POWER AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE.

6. CAPTAIN POWER was short-lived and only ran for one season. It was one of the few starring roles for actor Tim Dunigan who was previously denied his shot at fame. You see, Dunigan was the first actor to play Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck in a TV series pilot. The role would later be recast to Dirk Benedict and the show became the phenomenon known as THE A-TEAM

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Chopsaki 6/4/2010 12:30:03 AM

I would mock you guys for having too much time on your hands but as much as I post on this site I have no room to talk. I have a friend that was set to see U2 during this tour in Seattle. It sounds like their earliest return date might be August 6th performance in Turin, Italy.

P.S. I bet a friend on the Lakers vs Suns western conference finals. Winner picks the movie looser pays. I think I'm going to make The A-team my freebee movie. Go Lakers!!!


DarkXid 6/4/2010 3:16:28 PM

This crap gets weirder all the time. What the Hell??! I never thought I'd see a Captain Power reference. Sheeeeesh. Let alone one connecting it to the A-Team! Connecting it to U2??!  How random can you be, that's pretty random.  Congratulations!

Muenster 6/5/2010 7:33:56 AM

Talk about reaching. Quess the author of this article likes to go around thier as*hole to get their elbow. This is too easy folks.


  1. U2 is also the nomenclature of the Spy Plane flown by the CIA and the US Military.
  2. George Peppard served in the US Military (Marines) and portrayed Col. Hannibal Smith in the television, The A-Team.
  1. U2 is also the nomenclature of the Spy Plane flown by the CIA and the US Military.
  2. Mr. T served in the US Military (Army) and portrayed Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus in the television show, The A-Team.
  1. U2 has songs that play on the Radio.
  2. Dwight Schultz has a talk show on the Radio and portrayed Cpt. H.M. Murdoch in the television show, The A-Team.
  1. U2 is also the nomenclature of the Spy Plane flown by the CIA and the US Military.
  2. Dirk Benedict portrayed Lt. Templeton Peck on a show about a former US Military Special Forces Unit in a televison show called, The A-Team

Ha! All members linked without having to reference lots of unrelated minutia.


BryanWay 6/6/2010 12:14:43 AM

All kidding aside, what the hell is this? Who spent the time thinking this up and why did it cross anyone's mind that it should qualify as a newsworthy 'article'?



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