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(UPI)   Farmer growing pink pumpkins to raise breast cancer awareness. Ok, but subby is more of a pink grapefruit man   (upi.com) divider line 33
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2012-10-14 08:51:22 AM
Everybody jumps on the fashionable causes to support. Sure, breast cancer is bad, but so are all the other cancers. We need to spread the concern around some here. I, for one will continue to wear my scented brown ribbon to raise awareness of colon cancer.

/Because the hind makes a terrible thing called waste
 
2012-10-14 11:00:04 AM
I'm no expert, but it seems like this is the type of article that'd benefit from a photo or two. Now I'm forced to believe it didn't happen.
 
2012-10-14 11:53:05 AM
I'll be waiting in my bunk for the topical uploads...................
 
2012-10-14 11:53:27 AM
"This was a combination of a new product, a new opportunity, and most important, a way to support a cause that affects nearly every family. make money by jumping on a bandwagon."

/pancreatic cancer not sexy enough for you?
 
2012-10-14 11:53:43 AM
Where's the prostrate cancer awareness month? Oh, sorry. Sexist.
 
2012-10-14 11:55:04 AM
Sadly, pixels are too expensive to permit images of said pumpkins.
 
2012-10-14 11:55:23 AM

Il Douchey: Because the hind makes a terrible thing called waste


I chortled
 
2012-10-14 11:56:53 AM

rikkidoxx: Where's the prostrate cancer awareness month? Oh, sorry. Sexist.


Aren't the stats for prostate cancer significantly different? Like, fatality rates lower, malignancy rates lower, detection rates higher, onset typically restrained to a subset of the population (male, post 50), growth rates are much lower, etc.? Not to mention it doesn't require a mastectomy?
 
2012-10-14 11:59:59 AM
im more of a sticky pink
 
2012-10-14 12:00:41 PM
The orange pumpkins look too much like guido tits?
 
2012-10-14 12:01:31 PM
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2012-10-14 12:02:40 PM
I've always thought 'raising awareness' was mostly a way to make oneself feel as though they are helping. Who precisely isn't aware? I just picture all the time, effort, and money poured into 'awareness' and wonder what could have been accomplished by actual research.
 
2012-10-14 12:03:07 PM

kroonermanblack: rikkidoxx: Where's the prostrate cancer awareness month? Oh, sorry. Sexist.

Aren't the stats for prostate cancer significantly different? Like, fatality rates lower, malignancy rates lower, detection rates higher, onset typically restrained to a subset of the population (male, post 50), growth rates are much lower, etc.? Not to mention it doesn't require a mastectomy?


Prostate and testicular cancer have high survival rates.

Reason #1,467,319 it's better to be a man: gender specific cancers are not as deadly.
 
2012-10-14 12:08:01 PM

max_pooper: kroonermanblack: rikkidoxx: Where's the prostrate cancer awareness month? Oh, sorry. Sexist.

Aren't the stats for prostate cancer significantly different? Like, fatality rates lower, malignancy rates lower, detection rates higher, onset typically restrained to a subset of the population (male, post 50), growth rates are much lower, etc.? Not to mention it doesn't require a mastectomy?

Prostate and testicular cancer have high survival rates.

Reason #1,467,319 it's better to be a man: gender specific cancers are not as deadly.


Men still have breast tissue, they can still get breast cancer.
 
2012-10-14 12:14:59 PM
I'm pretty sure that everyone is aware of breast cancer at this point.

What they need to raise awareness on is how often to do self-exams and how to do them properly. Pink pots and pans (and all of that crap) that give basically nothing to support breast cancer research or helping people at all income levels get regular exams are really farking obnoxious.
 
2012-10-14 12:23:03 PM
I make pie's, I take my pie seriously. I seriously wanna make some pink punkin pie now. Might make a pie tonight even.
 
2012-10-14 01:08:15 PM

rikkidoxx: Where's the prostrate cancer awareness month? Oh, sorry. Sexist.


You really want a whole month of being reminded to get a prostate exam? Whatever floats your boat....


/Livestrong
 
2012-10-14 01:18:00 PM
Yesterday morning, at the gas station -- "care to make a donation for breast cancer research?"
10 minutes later, at the door into the grocery store -- "care to make a donation for breast cancer research?"
30 minutes later at the grocery checkout -- "care to make a donation for breast cancer research?"

Enough already....
 
2012-10-14 01:44:51 PM
these jerkoffs never stop to think how many women - and a few men too - are suffering with cancer of this sort right this very second. and they don't want to be reminded about it every time they pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, go online or see a billboard. you got your message across. we've sent in our money. the rest is up to you, research lab whiz kids.

--do a little research at how much money has been tossed at cancer and for how long. makes me wonder.
 
2012-10-14 01:45:02 PM

miniflea: I've always thought 'raising awareness' was mostly a way to make oneself feel as though they are helping. Who precisely isn't aware? I just picture all the time, effort, and money poured into 'awareness' and wonder what could have been accomplished by actual research.


Kinda like prayer. Wish I had that cartoon about how useful prayer is.
 
2012-10-14 02:54:09 PM

rikkidoxx: Where's the prostrate cancer awareness month? Oh, sorry. Sexist.


It's lying over there, face-down.

/prostate
 
2012-10-14 03:14:29 PM
So will he grow bananas for prostate cancer awareness?
 
2012-10-14 03:43:34 PM
 
2012-10-14 04:07:56 PM

RickN99: Yesterday morning, at the gas station -- "care to make a donation for breast cancer research?"
10 minutes later, at the door into the grocery store -- "care to make a donation for breast cancer research?"
30 minutes later at the grocery checkout -- "care to make a donation for breast cancer research?"

Enough already....


It really drives me nuts because it pushes the guilt button so hard, but so far as I know most of the charities that you can donate to at grocery stores and the like aren't charities that are actually useful. They just exist to make more ribbons and tshirts, and to employ people who go around convincing grocery stores to ask people for more money so they can make more shirts and have more walks.
 
2012-10-14 04:50:27 PM
Awarenes, Awareness, awareness awareness. Is anyone NOT aware of Breast cancer at this point? Can we stop wasting money on awareness and spend that money on research instead? Locally they repainted 10 firetrucks pink to raise awareness. What do you suppose that cost? And how much nation wide? how many millions of dolars go into awareness that could be spent at a research lab?
 
2012-10-14 05:49:42 PM
I'm gonna start referring to my girlfriend's boobs as "pink pumpkins"
 
2012-10-14 07:25:52 PM

Lee Bruns: Awarenes, Awareness, awareness awareness. Is anyone NOT aware of Breast cancer at this point? Can we stop wasting money on awareness and spend that money on research instead? Locally they repainted 10 firetrucks pink to raise awareness. What do you suppose that cost? And how much nation wide? how many millions of dolars go into awareness that could be spent at a research lab?


what about green pumpkins for awareness of green things. like BOOGERS!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-14 09:52:57 PM
For anyone interested the Kowalski's chain carries them
 
2012-10-14 10:10:14 PM
Breast cancer has more puiblicity than probably any other affliction known to humanity. I think it's got enough awareness to become sentient.
 
2012-10-14 10:10:17 PM
we have them at the stores here.... and they are ugly. more of a light orange with slight pink tone than really being pink... and the shape of all of them look like the top collapsed. (plus being almost double the price of a regular orange one)
 
2012-10-14 11:33:20 PM

Il Douchey: Everybody jumps on the fashionable causes to support. Sure, breast cancer is bad, but so are all the other cancers. We need to spread the concern around some here. I, for one will continue to wear my scented brown ribbon to raise awareness of colon cancer.

/Because the hind makes a terrible thing called waste


Done in one. Or Two, as the case may be.
 
2012-10-14 11:41:36 PM

kitrykatze: we have them at the stores here.... and they are ugly. more of a light orange with slight pink tone than really being pink... and the shape of all of them look like the top collapsed. (plus being almost double the price of a regular orange one)


Oh, FFS, it's a *vegetable*, not someone's final Photoshop project. Pumpkins are gourds, and most gourds are lumpy, and short of GM, you're rarely going to get spot-on colour on *any* kind of produce. More, new varietals always have some weirdness to work out, and these are very new. Take it from someone who's actually grown pumpkins. And the price is because a portion of sales goes to a CANCER CHARITY. If you don't want to donate to that, just buy the pumpkin that makes you happy, and you'll get to save money, too. Never mind that how pretty they are or how exactly pink they are is irrelevant to the purpose of this. Anyway, here's a photo:

www.dpseeds.com

Yes, they're not Sailor Moon or Sanrio pink. Yes, they're funny-looking and not salon gorgeous. Big deal.
 
2012-10-15 08:50:25 AM

KrispyKritter: these jerkoffs never stop to think how many women - and a few men too - are suffering with cancer of this sort right this very second. and they don't want to be reminded about it every time they pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, go online or see a billboard


Some of the stories from cancer patients and widowers who are frustrated with the pinking of October are just hearbreaking
 
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