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Thu Oct 3, 2013, 09:06 PM

Watching Thursday Night Football. Now I mean no disrespect, but

I AM SICK OF PINK!

Pink shoes, socks, sweat bands, shoelaces. Pink towels. Pink whistles -- whistles?!

The superimposed first down line is pink.

THE PENALTY FLAGS! ARE PINK! PINK!!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

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Reply Watching Thursday Night Football. Now I mean no disrespect, but (Original post)
Bertha Venation Oct 2013 OP
ZombieHorde Oct 2013 #1
Bertha Venation Oct 2013 #2
bigwillq Oct 2013 #3
Bertha Venation Oct 2013 #5
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2013 #11
pipi_k Oct 2013 #4
alarimer Oct 2013 #6
pipi_k Oct 2013 #8
Bertha Venation Oct 2013 #9
HappyMe Oct 2013 #10
alarimer Oct 2013 #13
HappyMe Oct 2013 #14
OriginalGeek Oct 2013 #7
Iggo Oct 2013 #12
Jenoch Oct 2013 #15
antiquie Oct 2013 #19
Jenoch Oct 2013 #20
antiquie Oct 2013 #22
Jenoch Oct 2013 #23
Wait Wut Oct 2013 #16
Bertha Venation Oct 2013 #17
LiberalEsto Oct 2013 #18
Jenoch Oct 2013 #21
antiquie Oct 2013 #24

Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 09:08 PM

1. Bwahahaha! nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 09:46 PM

2. I missed the gloves and the casts. Pink.

Glad I could make you laugh.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 09:48 PM

3. Why do you hate breast cancer awareness?!

 

Last edited Fri Oct 4, 2013, 11:23 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:23 PM

5. hahahaha

Well, after a biopsy (benign), I'm already aware... (and grateful)

Obviously I begrudge no one whatever methods they employ to raise funds.

I just wish I had a pair of glasses I could wear, to watch sporting contests in October, that would nullify the color pink.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 11:18 AM

11. WHO?!?!? WHO DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR THE RIBBON?!?!?!?!!?

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 10:40 PM

4. You know what's really

weird-looking?

Guys decked out in pink, pounding their chests like King Kong, after a good play.

Anyway, another odd thing I noticed having to do with color...

The Browns look like they're wearing Tootsie Roll wrappers.


PS...after Brian Hoyer got hurt, I didn't think it would be such a great game, but it's turning out to be competitive.


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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:59 PM

6. Pink is infantilizing

It really is. Plus a lot of this "awareness" is unnecessary. We're aware, already! (Yet heart disease actually kills more women than breast cancer. Most people aren't aware of that.)

Plus I despise the whole "cancer industry". By that I mean, professional fund-raising organizations like Susan G. Komen. It's actually a pretty much a scam. Most of the donations go to overhead, especially the salaries of the president. Not much of it actually goes to research. Cancer, even breast cancer, is not a single disease.

Plus cancer "awareness" is a lot like "Supporting the troops." It's by and large a meaningless phrase.

For the NFL, it is a cynical ploy to attract more female viewers. Look, I don't watch it because they are dressed in pink. If you want women to watch the game, don't condescend to them. Address the rampant misogyny and rape culture that exist professional football. How about some women in high visibility positions? Or on the sidelines (besides as cheerleaders).

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Response to alarimer (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 10:00 AM

8. Never cared

much for pink, even as a child.

My older granddaughter went through the whole nauseating bubblegum pink stage (her entire bedroom was that color).

One year I made afghans for all 3 of the grandkids for Christmas. It actually made me gag a bit working on hers.

Her younger sister, OTOH, was into shades of blue and sea green.

And my grandson got a dove gray with primary colors striped through it.


When I was younger I wore mostly very dark colors...green, brown, black.

Now I wear lots of red. And purple.



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Response to pipi_k (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 10:16 AM

9. Do you wear purple with a red hat

that doesn't go and doesn't suit you?

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Response to alarimer (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 10:54 AM

10. February is heart disease awareness month.

How do you feel about the color red?

https://www.goredforwomen.org/


As a cancer survivor, your rant here pisses me off.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:28 PM

13. I don't really care.

Read about Komen, how they fucked over Planned Parenthood, how their executives make huge sums of money, while actually giving very little away to research or whatever.

Barbara Ehrenreich, also a cancer survivor, has some very intelligent things to say about all this in Brightsided and numerous articles.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:31 PM

14. I stopped giving money to Komen long ago.

Just because they aren't any good, doesn't mean all cancer charities are bad.


edit to add - I didn't think that you did care.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:48 AM

7. The place I had lunch today had pink tortilla chips

And they were shaped like ribbons but I won't name the place because I like them and I don't want those assholes at Susan G. Komen to sue my favorite lunch place.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 11:41 AM

12. Susan G. Komen permanently fucked up this whole pink thing.

Last edited Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:43 PM - Edit history (1)

Now every time I see pink in October, all it reminds me of is how they tried to fuck over Planned Parenthood.

I don't think that's the kind of awareness they were shooting for.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:46 PM

15. Of course I am all for developing treatments and cures for all types of cancer.

 

Three of my four grandparents died from cancer. I have an aunt who at 87 is a twenty year breast cancer survivor. That being said, the Susan G. Komen organization licensed their name to too many products a while ago. It's been a while since I have seen a food product with their name and pink on the packaging, but a while ago it was ubiquitous. I think they were over exposing their brand and got to the point of being an annoyance at times.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 06:57 PM

19. Yes, like little pink hand guns

 

for little pink Republican ladies.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 07:52 PM

20. I would bet that those Lady Smith's with the pink grips

 

are not all owned by Republican ladies.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:01 PM

22. Sorry, I appear to have conflated these two stories

 

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Response to antiquie (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:12 PM

23. I was not aware of those two guns.

 

The Smith & Wesson to which I referred is a compact .38 caliber revolver with pink grips. The other two that you posted are fine small handguns, but to do that pink number on the frame and slide and not just the grips is appalling. It's like cross breeding a labridor retriever with a poodle.

I think the Arizona State Representative should have been charged for pointing a gun at a reporter, even in jest. The Susan G. Komen organization proves my point about licensing their name to too many products.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 02:55 PM

16. Ditto with heart topped 'i'!!!

I hate pink.

And, whenever I talk about this, someone will inevitably become offended. I apologize in advance. I'm sick of breast cancer awareness. I'm not unsympathetic. I'm just wondering why we can't get the same attention for sick, abused, neglected, starving, undereducated, homeless, orphaned, 'unadoptable', etc...children.

Children can't speak for themselves. I've been close to three women that have had breast cancer. Trust me, they're pretty damned vocal. Two of them work together to organize benefits, walks, etc. That's awesome. Two good friends of mine and I have tried to do the same thing for abused/neglected children. Damn near ZERO response. Someone else's kid, someone else's problem. Kid's don't make enough money, can't vote, hell...they barely have rights.

Sorry for the rant. It just drives me nuts. And, again, I honestly don't mean to offend anyone that has been affected personally by breast cancer. That's honestly not my intent.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 04:08 PM

17. "Kid's don't make enough money, can't vote, hell...they barely have rights."

I'm not ignorant to the way kids in this country suffer, but I've never thought of this. Damn.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 05:41 PM

18. I fear you've got a case of Marykayitis

 

Take two beers and don't call me in the morning.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 07:57 PM

21. I will say this, I'm glad the NFL does not bring in the Brazillion mascot

 

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:19 PM

24. Horrid. Unsee!

 

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