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(Guardian)   Britons suffering skin cancer epidemic. The sun is there   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 94
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2008-04-27 01:57:23 AM  
I hate you SUBBY.....i almost shoked on my Jack and Coke
 
2008-04-27 02:05:30 AM  
Haw, haw
 
2008-04-27 02:17:44 AM  
they should ban it
 
2008-04-27 02:24:33 AM  
I LOl'd at the headline.

nice job subby
 
2008-04-27 02:25:15 AM  
I lol'd at the headline too. I'm so very ashamed of myself.
 
2008-04-27 02:53:58 AM  
i5.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-27 03:13:21 AM  
I laffed, nice one submitter.
 
2008-04-27 03:47:57 AM  
I wonder how many times this headline is going to get recycled, greenlit, and put on the voting page before people realize that this headline is just ripped off from the month before.

-1

/wet blanket
 
2008-04-27 04:24:42 AM  
+1 for making me laugh
-1 since this is apparently a rip off
 
2008-04-27 06:56:20 AM  
+1 for the headline

FTA: "doctors are campaigning for paler skin to become as fashionable - and safe - as it was in Victorian times."

Didn't someone already try that back the early 40's in Germany?
 
2008-04-27 06:57:19 AM  
OUCH!
 
TBC
2008-04-27 06:58:00 AM  
+1, smitty

/so pale I'm almost clear
//hides from The Sun
///er...the sun
 
2008-04-27 07:00:04 AM  
I thought you needed sun to get skin cancer... This *is* England we're talking about.
 
2008-04-27 07:01:14 AM  
ZING!
 
2008-04-27 07:03:06 AM  
i63.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-27 07:04:08 AM  
White mans curse
 
2008-04-27 07:05:09 AM  
huh, you made a funny!
 
2008-04-27 07:10:49 AM  
Subby it is a pune, or play one words.
+1
 
2008-04-27 07:12:21 AM  
I loled!
 
2008-04-27 07:12:38 AM  
In the interests of reducing skin cancer, they should ban backyard sunbathing and sun tanning salons and only allow suntanning for those who are part of a government-certified beachgoing club to own bathing suits which will be heavily taxed and must be registered. Also, said bathing suits should be required to be stored separately from sandals and towels.

That'll fix 'em right up.
 
2008-04-27 07:13:57 AM  
On. I fail at typing -.-
 
2008-04-27 07:15:28 AM  
There is only one solution. Make the sun illegal, just like smoking cannabis and picking your nose in public.
 
2008-04-27 07:16:02 AM  
dotSylvia: Subby it is a pune, or play on words.
+1


Pratchett reference?
 
2008-04-27 07:16:03 AM  
dotSylvia: Subby it is a pune, or play one words.
+1


As any fule kno?
 
2008-04-27 07:16:41 AM  
Nice one, Subby.

/I would've gone with "Experts claim it has something to do with the sun never setting."
//yeah, sucks.
 
2008-04-27 07:19:58 AM  
Good one Subby!
 
2008-04-27 07:19:58 AM  
Subs, I was about to go to bed. But I laughed myself awake.

Bastard.
 
2008-04-27 07:20:59 AM  
That brilliant headline went right over my head.
 
2008-04-27 07:24:30 AM  
B.C.: In the interests of reducing skin cancer, they should ban backyard sunbathing and sun tanning salons and only allow suntanning for those who are part of a government-certified beachgoing club to own bathing suits which will be heavily taxed and must be registered. Also, said bathing suits should be required to be stored separately from sandals and towels.

No, verucabong is correct. It's hard to expose yourself to much UV in the UK. Brits get skin cancer by going to Spain for two weeks and burning themselves to a lobster-pink colour each summer.

The Government will therefore be banning foreign travel (at least to the lower classes). And not before time, either.
 
2008-04-27 07:27:15 AM  
Having just had a friend die from a melanoma that started on his neck, I'm not getting a kick out of this. He wasn't particularly pale skinned, and certainly wasn't a sunworshipper.

My wife is getting a suspect mole removed next week.

And verucabong you don't really need the sun. Some of the worst sunburn I ever got was when swimming over a coral reef for a couple of hours in Australia. It was raining hard while I was snorkling, but I should have worn a T-shirt.
 
2008-04-27 07:27:28 AM  
I'm glad there's a picture I'd forgotten what 'sunbathing' was.
 
2008-04-27 07:33:52 AM  
img512.imageshack.us


Since the dawn of time, Man has yearned to destroy the sun...
 
2008-04-27 07:43:09 AM  
I'm sure there is some type of nanny state plan to discourage sunlight exposure now. Just wear some damn sunscreen.
 
2008-04-27 07:46:02 AM  
Meanwhile, here across the pond in the US, the Obama look shall become quite trendy during the next four years.
 
2008-04-27 07:49:42 AM  
frangelico_y_flamingo:No, verucabong is correct. It's hard to expose yourself to much UV in the UK. Brits get skin cancer by going to Spain for two weeks and burning themselves to a lobster-pink colour each summer.

The Government will therefore be banning foreign travel (at least to the lower classes). And not before time, either.

I think you missed the point. It was intended to be analogous to their principles for reducing violent crime in the interests of "protecting" their citizens. . .
 
2008-04-27 07:55:31 AM  
Bravo, Subby
 
2008-04-27 08:00:15 AM  
Well done, Subby.
 
2008-04-27 08:05:50 AM  
I've got Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome, so I'm getting a kick out these replies.

Just had my PCP look at one on my left arm that was itching/swelled for 4 days. He didn't see any abnormalities this time, but we're going to look again next month. As an aside, the dermatologist he sent me to earlier this year wouldn't see me until NEXT MONTH when I called his office. If it had been something, it could've been too late.

/had 7 taken off and checked in the last 3 years - NO abnormal cells. Eventually, I'm sure there will be.
//No whammies, no whammies, no whammies, STOP!
 
2008-04-27 08:06:16 AM  
gotta hand it to subby, nicely done
 
2008-04-27 08:44:05 AM  
This rival, which is none other than the sun, is waging war on us so mercilessly we suspect he is being stirred up against us by perfidious Albion (excellent diplomacy nowadays!), particularly because he has for that haughty island a respect that he does not show for us).

www.mises.org
 
2008-04-27 09:08:50 AM  
There were millions of Britons living in tropical colonies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, places like India and Kenya and Sudan and Egypt, where the sun was blazing mercilessly. I'm curious why they did not have high levels of skin cancers.
 
2008-04-27 09:19:56 AM  
Those damn mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun. Yep that msut be it.
 
2008-04-27 09:41:33 AM  
I think Subby is missing a question mark at the end of the title.
 
2008-04-27 09:44:29 AM  
Subby wins!

kikidesign.hautetfort.com
 
2008-04-27 09:45:46 AM  
Excellent Headline. Would read again! A+++++++++++++
 
2008-04-27 10:00:06 AM  
verucabong: I thought you needed sun to get skin cancer... This *is* England we're talking about.

I was outside for 2 1/2 hours on sunny day earlier in month in Swansea and got sunburn on my arms and face. Maybe there isn't sun in England, but there is in Wales sometimes. I would imagine that having holidays in sunny places and tanning bed is part of it, but it isn't all of it. I know people that burn after just an hour in the sun in summer in UK if they don't put sun cream on. There are just a lot of very fair skinned people in Britain, and they have different habits and generally live much longer now so of course people will get skin cancer more often.
 
2008-04-27 10:01:44 AM  
Huggermugger: There were millions of Britons living in tropical colonies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, places like India and Kenya and Sudan and Egypt, where the sun was blazing mercilessly. I'm curious why they did not have high levels of skin cancers.

Because:

1/ Women were expected to have pale skin. They wore loads more clothes than a bikini and used parasols as often as possible [always].

2/ Men could only remove their longsleeved shirts when hanging out with only-other-men.

3/ Anyone who may have died from it could have been undiagnosed and, therefoe, unreported - especially in the colonies.
 
2008-04-27 10:04:26 AM  
3/ Anyone who may have died from it could have been undiagnosed and, therefoe, unreported - especially in the colonies.

therefore

THEREFORE
 
2008-04-27 10:22:24 AM  
My grandmother had skin cancer problems on her face a lot, and my mom is having to go in to have moles and spots removed quite often these days. I can't say for my grandmother, but I can say that my mom spent many years trying to be tan/burned...and it's catching up with her. I use sunblock if I'm planning on being outside for more than 2 hours, and I'm teaching my kids to do the same. We're already pale, so I try to keep it that way.

One of the dumbest quotes I've heard someone say about this is: "I don't believe in sunblock." Well good for you honey...*rolls eyes, refers back to cancer*

So good on all of you who are aware of this.

/sunblock ftw!
 
2008-04-27 10:30:47 AM  
I'm red-headed, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, (American but of Northern European descent) and have a family history of skin cancer.

I wear sunscreen every day - not just if I'm in the sun for more than an hour. Everyday exposure adds up. And I start to burn in 30 minutes anyway.

I'm pale now, at 30, but I don't have the age spots that the other ladies in my age group are already starting to develop.
 
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