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(NPR)   Institute for The Eradication of Every Last Bit of Pleasure From Life Until You Beg For The Sweet Release of Death calls for Girl Scouts to stop selling cookies   (npr.org ) divider line
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2014-04-02 09:35:19 AM  
Ever since the Girl Guides higher-ups didn't kowtow to the anti-GMO twatbags, I've decided to buy their cookies by the ton.

//Will share with co-workers
 
2014-04-02 09:39:01 AM  
""The problem is that selling high-fat sugar-laden cookies to an increasingly calorie-addicted populace is no longer congruent with [the Girl Scouts' aim to make the world a better place]." That's what John Mandrola"

as he waddled his way across the McDonald's parking lot for his fifth Big Mac of the day, sipping his 300 ounce diet soda.
 
2014-04-02 09:39:38 AM  

Banacek: Anyone know where I can get those lemon cookies the Girl Scouts used to sell? They haven't sold them in like two years. For some reason they are like crack for me (not a big chocolate person). Thanks!


The Lemonades? Those are awesome. Now you have to wait until next year.

I was thinking of buying a bunch of Thin Mints and then reselling them about six months from now for about $8 a box. Profit.
 
2014-04-02 09:40:23 AM  
I'm sure it's merely coincidence that the right-wing is also running their mouths about boycotting Girl Scout cookies because lesbos.
 
2014-04-02 09:41:15 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: They aren't that good to begin with, and I'm not a fan of people using their children as weird social status pawns to one-up the Joneses because they forced their employees to "voluntarily" buy a dozen boxes each. Teach the kids to bake the same cookies or something with normal ingredients.


Troops used to bake their own cookies. Now we have gubment regulations.

I make my kid do all her selling. I do take a sheet to work, but she had to put together the marketing plan and advertising. I also just left the sheet on the table and didn't say a word to anyone about it.
 
2014-04-02 09:41:54 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Maybe more people should join my organization - The Society For Telling People To Go Fark Themselves


Your ideas intrigue me. I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2014-04-02 09:43:12 AM  
Remember, if it gives you pleasure it is of Satan and should be avoided.
 
2014-04-02 09:43:44 AM  

laughin: Banacek: Anyone know where I can get those lemon cookies the Girl Scouts used to sell? They haven't sold them in like two years. For some reason they are like crack for me (not a big chocolate person). Thanks!

The Lemonades? Those are awesome. Now you have to wait until next year.

I was thinking of buying a bunch of Thin Mints and then reselling them about six months from now for about $8 a box. Profit.


They don't sell them where I live for some reason. God they are good. You can have your Thin Mints, just give me my Lemonades.
 
2014-04-02 09:47:41 AM  
Old and broken.

Need a new con.
 
2014-04-02 09:48:10 AM  
Some people really need to fark off and keep their ignorant comments to themselves.

I've been on a diet since July of last year, it's really more a combination of losing weight and eating/living healthier. I've been averaging 5 lbs a month weight loss. Back in Feb I bought two boxes of Girl Scout cookies, I ate half of each box the first night and finished them off the next. I still reached my goal of 5 lbs that month. You can enjoy the occasional treat now and then and still be healthy and lose weight. The problem isn't eating GS cookies, the problem is everything else people are shoving down their throats the other 11 months out of the year.
 
2014-04-02 09:48:53 AM  
Just to be more positive, here are some better fundraising ideas.
 
2014-04-02 09:51:16 AM  
Get off your fat, lazy asses and you can eat all the cookies you want. America...where a doctor will recommend a pill before recommending excercise.
 
2014-04-02 09:51:42 AM  

Banacek: Anyone know where I can get those lemon cookies the Girl Scouts used to sell? They haven't sold them in like two years. For some reason they are like crack for me (not a big chocolate person). Thanks!


Here you go: Link
 
2014-04-02 09:51:49 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Some people really need to fark off and keep their ignorant comments to themselves.

I've been on a diet since July of last year, it's really more a combination of losing weight and eating/living healthier. I've been averaging 5 lbs a month weight loss. Back in Feb I bought two boxes of Girl Scout cookies, I ate half of each box the first night and finished them off the next. I still reached my goal of 5 lbs that month. You can enjoy the occasional treat now and then and still be healthy and lose weight. The problem isn't eating GS cookies, the problem is everything else people are shoving down their throats the other 11 months out of the year.


I'm a volunteer driver for the local senior center.  I took a man grocery shopping yesterday.  He was diabetic and had already lost one leg.  You don't even want to know what kind of crap was in his grocery cart.
 
2014-04-02 09:52:18 AM  
My girlfriend's roommates ate all the girl scout cookies I bought.  I don't understand how they thought I would not notice.
 
2014-04-02 09:57:53 AM  
People are stupid and make bad decisions.  Evolution at 11.
 
2014-04-02 09:59:13 AM  

maram500: Samoas: Other than Thin Mints, the only Girl Scout cookies worth eating.


 Personally I like the peanut butter-chocolate ones.
 
2014-04-02 09:59:32 AM  
Cookie sales are a scam, I donate directly to the troop.

"Cookie revenue (65 to 75 percent of the cookie retail price), of course, goes to local Girl Scout councils, which typically spend it on Girl Scout activities, camps and properties this multimillion-dollar organization, to pay for staff and administrative costs and buildings."
 
2014-04-02 10:00:37 AM  

Savage Belief: Mr. Right: gretzkyscores: When fascism comes to America, it will be wearing a white lab coat and stethoscope.

Actually, doctors are working on a snack food that is even more addictive and bad for you in order that they can force everyone into the doctor's office every month at minimum.  They want to get Girl Scout cookies out of the way to eliminate competition.  They are coupling their nefarious snacking scheme with increased legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.  That way, they will not only be able to control us completely, they will take all of our money while doing it.  And we will be eager to give it to them!  Those evil bastards.

What freepers actually believe.


I believe that's the joke? Might have to take the sarcasmo-meter back to the shop.
 
2014-04-02 10:03:48 AM  
The author is an idiot.

There is nothing wrong or unhealthy about eating girl scout cookies. Portion size is the problem. Eating a whole box in one sitting is the problem. I always 'buy' a case from my daughter and they last a really long time. When I open a new sleeve I only eat a couple and put the rest in a Tupperware. A box will take a week for the whole household to nibble down to nothing. Don't blame the girl scouts for poor impulse control.

/those cookies pay for almost everything in girl scouting
 
2014-04-02 10:03:58 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: /on the other hand, if it wasn't for parents selling them at work, i'd never buy any at all


I have a daughter selling them annually now. My rule is that I will buy cookies from any Girl Scout I see selling them. No girl, no sale. Next door neighbor in the same troop? Yep, even if she mistakenly stops by twice. Girls at the store, yep. Parents at work, not once.
 
2014-04-02 10:05:55 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: CruJones: Oh fark off. Cookies and a healthy diet are not mutually exclusive. If you can't keep your gaping pie hole shut that's your fault.

/ I am however tired of parents selling the cookies

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/on the other hand, if it wasn't for parents selling them at work, i'd never buy any at all


I make my daughter come to work one or two days with me to do the initial sale and distribution.  After that my co-workers know where I am and come by to order more if they want, which they do.

/Amazing how many boxes you can sell when you hit up grad students and post-docs in the late afternoon.
//We hit the neighborhood also.
 
2014-04-02 10:06:39 AM  

the801: you don't have to deal with annoying little girls harassing you when you go into the grocery store.


But then when will I get the chance to try out my new pick-up lines?

// ... what?
 
2014-04-02 10:08:28 AM  
Girl scout cookies are over rated.

Still buy a couple boxes if there's a knock at the door.
 
2014-04-02 10:08:48 AM  
Hey look a pearl clutching thread.
 
2014-04-02 10:12:29 AM  
If Girl Scout cookies are the last bit of pleasure in your life, you need to reexamine your life.  The cookies are neither nirvana nor crap, they're cookies and my opinion on cookies is, "so many cookies, so little time."

I favor Pepperidge Farm Sausalitos, chocolate chip cookies with macadamia chunks.
 
2014-04-02 10:13:04 AM  
media.npr.org

This is why professional photographers are still necessary.
 
2014-04-02 10:14:31 AM  
I can get as health nutty as anyone, and don't eat these crap cookies - but just like it is not my place to tell a smoker not to smoke, then it is not my right to tell a fatty not to eat cookies. I do hate the parent cookie whores though.

But... you should probably step away from the cookies.
 
2014-04-02 10:18:19 AM  
Not every last morsel of food eaten has to conform to ideal dietary standards on its own. It's quite possible to eat an entire box of those cookies in one sitting and remain perfectly healthy.
 
2014-04-02 10:20:02 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Just to be more positive, here are some better fundraising ideas.


There are lots of ways to raise money.  Unfortunately every farking organization is trying to raise money now a days. Both my kids are in scouts and both sell stuff.  Add to that band sales, school sales since the state would rather give tax cuts then fund education to actually produce an educated work force and any other organization looking for money  it can get over whelming.

/Have my daughter hit up coworkers for GS cookies and my son will sell popcorn for his cub scout troop.
//Just write a check for the other BS fund raisers the school manage to put out.
 
2014-04-02 10:23:36 AM  
Or you could, you know, just have some self control.
 
2014-04-02 10:24:35 AM  
GS cookies are about 80% hype.  20% mass hysteria
 
2014-04-02 10:29:39 AM  

bmwericus: I hope that the brilliant headline will become a FARK meme and regular.

Love the cookies, no longer in my diet though.


The IFTEOELBOPFLUYBFTSROD does have a nice ring to it.
 
2014-04-02 10:30:04 AM  

xtalman: Ker_Thwap: Just to be more positive, here are some better fundraising ideas.

There are lots of ways to raise money.  Unfortunately every farking organization is trying to raise money now a days. Both my kids are in scouts and both sell stuff.  Add to that band sales, school sales since the state would rather give tax cuts then fund education to actually produce an educated work force and any other organization looking for money  it can get over whelming.

/Have my daughter hit up coworkers for GS cookies and my son will sell popcorn for his cub scout troop.
//Just write a check for the other BS fund raisers the school manage to put out.


All the more reason to focus on fundraisers that are actually profitable, you can have less of them, and spend less time on repetitive fundraisers.  Think about how many parent hours it takes per troop, to sell, pick up, distribute, and deliver those stupid cookies.  It's kind of a burden for those helpful parents who get suckered into doing the bulk of the work for the entire troop.
 
2014-04-02 10:30:20 AM  

wren337: Cookie sales are a scam, I donate directly to the troop.

"Cookie revenue (65 to 75 percent of the cookie retail price), of course, goes to local Girl Scout councils, which typically spend it on Girl Scout activities, camps and properties this multimillion-dollar organization, to pay for staff and administrative costs and buildings."


Roughly the same split for the BSA popcorn. 10% National, 60% Council (most of the funds are dedicated to the Scout Camps, which DOES include staff and buildings), 30% troop.
 
2014-04-02 10:34:04 AM  
First they came for the thin mints, and I stopped the purge right then and there because I will seriously fark up anyone who tries to take those delicious cookies away from me.
 
2014-04-02 10:39:43 AM  
Get a grip, Lustig. For christ's sake.
 
2014-04-02 10:41:52 AM  
Oh sure, blame the seller and not the fat diabetic hogs that have no self control and must gorge on 10 boxes of mana that is thin mints.

Seriously, how hard is it to hand them a 5, 10, or 20 and say no thanks to the cookies. I got diagnosed with diabetes last year and did give up my annual Girl Scout cookie binge. I still gave them the money as a donation, probably did more good that way.

/Been 12 months 80 pounds and a drop in my A1C by 6 points. Diabetes can be beaten, you just have to be willing to move your fat ass. Yes I was a fat ass.
 
2014-04-02 10:42:41 AM  

Ker_Thwap: xtalman: Ker_Thwap: Just to be more positive, here are some better fundraising ideas.

There are lots of ways to raise money.  Unfortunately every farking organization is trying to raise money now a days. Both my kids are in scouts and both sell stuff.  Add to that band sales, school sales since the state would rather give tax cuts then fund education to actually produce an educated work force and any other organization looking for money  it can get over whelming.

/Have my daughter hit up coworkers for GS cookies and my son will sell popcorn for his cub scout troop.
//Just write a check for the other BS fund raisers the school manage to put out.

All the more reason to focus on fundraisers that are actually profitable, you can have less of them, and spend less time on repetitive fundraisers.  Think about how many parent hours it takes per troop, to sell, pick up, distribute, and deliver those stupid cookies.  It's kind of a burden for those helpful parents who get suckered into doing the bulk of the work for the entire troop.


Agree completely.  The cookie and popcorn sales do produce a bulk of the troops funds.  Have spent many hours working with them and will end up spending more.  I just get a bit irritated by the frequency of some of the fund raising and it seems to get worse all the time.

/Don't mind the food sales.  Hate the magazine sales.
 
2014-04-02 10:58:17 AM  

minoridiot: One of my daughter's troops still have some cookies left.  Anybody need anything?


Tagalongs?
 
2014-04-02 11:07:00 AM  
/gets up on her Girl Scout soapbox:
- Keebler is one of the official bakers for Girl Scout cookies; however, there are a few "slight" formulation changes in the ones on the shelves in the store versus what the GSUSA and Councils sell, so when you savor that Grasshopper, you are savoring a Thin Mint (more or less).

- There are TWO bakeries for Girl Scout cookies in the US -- ABC and Little Brownies; there are some standard cookies and then there are variations (e.g. Thin Mints / Tagalongs versus Thank U Berry Munch and Thanks A Lot)

- The purpose of the sale is to focus on running a small business (where traditionally in many industries, the profit margin is small -- for example, my 8th graders made 70 cents on a 4 dollar box of cookies -- in some industries, that's not a small profit, but it's not 100% - you have to pay the baker, the packagers, the shippers, the marketers, etc. -- this is a great learning experience) not the cookies - it teaches Product Knowledge, Customer Service, Money Management, Budgeting, Safety, etc. The cookies are vehicle (it could be replaced with anything easily)

- Girl Scouts gives opportunities to many girls who otherwise, wouldn't be able to go places or do things and tries to prepare them for life after school - it opens up Scholarship opportunities to them for Leadership; if they opt for the Military and earn the highest award, they can one rank higher (like the Eagle)

- The Eagle and the Gold award are NOT the same or achieved in the same way

- I focus on what my girls want to do and ensure they understand what a trip will cost and how to close that gap through the two product sales that Girl Scouts have with other solutions (that's the point)

- Lemon Oroes are VERY similar to the Lemon Cremes that were sold two years ago

- Everything in moderation, right? It's not the troops fault if you can't be moderate.

- /defensively / When my Troops sell, we actually suggest donations to the Troops overseas or freezing extras. If folks say no, we are respectful and thank them for their time. We try to be LOW pressure - we know that financially, not everyone can afford, that there are folks that, for health reasons, cannot have. / defensively /

- IRS rules dictate what we cannot do for sales, so sadly until GSUSA replaces cookies with widgets, we are limited in our fund raiser options.

- Please contact GSUSA (not individual Council's) if you have a product idea better than cookies that will generate equal or better profits for troops, be as widely accepted, turnkey sales and appropriate for girls 5-19.

:)
/steps down and resumes camp prep for her meeting tonight
 
2014-04-02 11:13:37 AM  

gretzkyscores: When fascism comes to America, it will be wearing a white lab coat and stethoscope.


Sexy, sexy fascism.
 
2014-04-02 11:18:50 AM  

Ker_Thwap: As the parent of a former girl scout, I can tell you the cookie sale is a scam, that teaches the girls nothing positive about community, finances or effort and reward efficiency.  It teaches them to get fat, and that their parents will do lots of free work for minimal gain.


No, I'm pretty sure you taught them that.
 
2014-04-02 11:19:37 AM  

the801: keebler grasshoppers.

just as nice at half the price, and you don't have to deal with annoying little girls harassing you when you go into the grocery store.


As I recall, Keebler is the company that actually makes Girl Scout cookies (or one of them, at least). So Grasshoppers may actually be identical to Thin Mints.
 
2014-04-02 11:27:43 AM  

xtalman: Ker_Thwap: Just to be more positive, here are some better fundraising ideas.

There are lots of ways to raise money.  Unfortunately every farking organization is trying to raise money now a days. Both my kids are in scouts and both sell stuff.  Add to that band sales, school sales since the state would rather give tax cuts then fund education to actually produce an educated work force and any other organization looking for money  it can get over whelming.

/Have my daughter hit up coworkers for GS cookies and my son will sell popcorn for his cub scout troop.
//Just write a check for the other BS fund raisers the school manage to put out.


If your state raises taxes for schools you will get more administrator salary, not more teachers, not more buildings, not more books. They only use bond money for those pesky, necessary things. This is known as the Law of Educational Funding.
 
2014-04-02 11:31:46 AM  
I take solace in knowing that these assholes will die too

/no matter what they do
 
2014-04-02 11:37:18 AM  
What a bunch of pervs....talking about eating Girl Scouts 'cookies'.....
images.buycostumes.com
 
2014-04-02 11:40:57 AM  
Would I be surprised if the anti-sugar, anti-fat, anti-anything except leaves and twigs crowds are proven just as wrong as the anti-egg, anti-chocolate, anti-butter, anti-coffee groups have been? No.
 
2014-04-02 11:51:18 AM  
My only problem with making kids sell things is that I have often experienced young children I don't know knocking on my door without supervision to sell things for school or scouting, and I've often seen children under 15 in front of stores by themselves selling GS cookies, chocolate bars, etc. Very dangerous practice and it is not safe for them.
 
2014-04-02 11:58:03 AM  
So we are supposed to cut off all deliciousness because people can't control their own intake? This idea sounds a lot like the war on drugs that works so well. Except instead of having to go to illegal steps to acquire your vice you can just go down to the local grocery store and get the equivalent. These people wouldn't dare take on Kraft or the like, but they sure as hell are pretty vocal about some little girls selling cookies.
 
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