Bono's Most Excellent Knighthood
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007

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Bono: Musician. Campaigner. Samaritan. Humanitarian. Knight??

That's right; the U2 frontman is now an honorary knight, having received the accolade this morning while visiting the "official residence" (that's uppity slang for "house") of British Ambassador David Reddaway. According to honorary knighthood law, or something like that, Bono cannot be called "Sir Bono" since he isn't a British citizen. Instead, the singer's title is "Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE)." No joke. We'd take that over "Sir" any day, but maybe it's because the "Most Excellent" part gives us fond memories of watching the "Bill and Ted" movies.

Bono has some alternate suggestions for titles. "You have permission to call me anything you want except Sir," he told BBC. "Lord of lords, your demi-godness." We know this honor might go to Bono's head, but it'll also open doors for him(do doors remain closed once you've hung out with Bill Clinton, Dubya, the Pope, etc?) and allow more charitable work to be done in Africa. Party on, Bono! [Insert "Bill and Ted" air-guitar here]

Other non-British knights include Bob Geldof (who created Live Aid), Bill Gates (who created Microsoft), and Steven Spielberg (who created even more fear of great white sharks, alien-stealing government officials, and dinosaurs that can open doors).

BONUS: Our friends Tigercity were just profiled on RollingStone.com. Check it out!

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