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(BBC-US)   To help scientists find a cure for cancer, man pushes a sprout up a mountain with his nose   (bbc.com) divider line 36
    More: Strange, Stuart Kettell, Macmillan Cancer Support  
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2014-07-30 02:07:31 PM  
What's the fuss? Sounds like a sissy.
 
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2014-07-30 02:09:51 PM  
That will probably help a whole bunch.
 
2014-07-30 02:14:36 PM  
It's a publicity stunt for sprouts
 
2014-07-30 02:14:39 PM  
Have a seat over there...

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2014-07-30 05:22:04 PM  
The wife is asking what position that is cuz we haven't tried that one yet.
 
2014-07-30 05:52:32 PM  
What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."
 
2014-07-30 05:54:01 PM  
The sprout that went up a hill and came down au gratin.
 
2014-07-30 05:55:25 PM  
Did anybody ask the brussel sprouts how they felt about this?

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Okay, so "not happy".
 
2014-07-30 05:59:26 PM  

Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."


Asking people to donate to a cancer charity is only mildly effective. Performing a weird stunt to get their attention and then asking them to donate is apparently very effective.
 
2014-07-30 05:59:37 PM  
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Wait, what?
 
2014-07-30 06:04:31 PM  
Reality television is NOT the meaning of life, people.
 
2014-07-30 06:04:35 PM  
That's got to be a lot easier than pushing a sprout up your nose with a mountain.
 
2014-07-30 06:04:54 PM  
"Man pushes a sprout up his nose."

This is what happens when you skip Step 2.
 
2014-07-30 06:05:16 PM  
One sprout will make the whole trip. That's how inedible they are.
 
2014-07-30 06:06:47 PM  

Fluid: Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."

Asking people to donate to a cancer charity is only mildly effective. Performing a weird stunt to get their attention and then asking them to donate is apparently very effective.


What kind of sick people would make you do weird stuff to raise money for a noble cause instead of just writing out a check? "Larry, my daughter has lymphoma and we're getting together a big fund raiser to pay for her treatment." / "Really? How many hard boiled eggs will you eat? Come on! You want the check, don't you?"
 
2014-07-30 06:06:57 PM  
You'd think someone with that kind of determination would be able to put that moxie to better use.
 
2014-07-30 06:07:31 PM  

Bob Down: That's got to be a lot easier than pushing a sprout up your nose with a mountain.


19 seconds, dammit, and yours was funnier.

*shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-07-30 06:08:54 PM  
If that's the cure...

I might as well go casket shopping now.
 
2014-07-30 06:09:30 PM  

Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer?


The money he raises will be donated to the UK's leading cancer fund. That's what the fark on earth it has to do with cancer. But you already knew that, and you're just being a dick.

Raising money by running a marathon? Just as farking stupid, and just as much to do with cancer as rolling a sprout up a mountain with your nose. Do you also have a problem with those of us who raise money by doing so?
 
2014-07-30 06:18:34 PM  
What I don't understand is that he somehow got people to pay him to do this shiat. Okay, maybe not him, but the cancer fund.

So he must have told them something like, "If you donate x-amount of money to this cancer fund, I'll make a movie of myself pushing a brussel sprout up a mountain with my nose, and you can watch it."

To which any reasonable person would have replied, "I'll pay you twice as much NOT to make that movie of yourself pushing a brussel sprout up a mountain with your nose. Will you take a check?"
 
2014-07-30 06:21:15 PM  
Good for him raising money. That's a really stupid way to do it though
 
2014-07-30 06:27:10 PM  

zamboni: What's the fuss? Sounds like a sissy.


*golf clap*
 
2014-07-30 06:28:52 PM  
Oh, I know this one. At the last second a seagull comes and rips out his kidney.
 
2014-07-30 06:31:52 PM  

Fluid: Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."

Asking people to donate to a cancer charity is only mildly effective. Performing a weird stunt to get their attention and then asking them to donate is apparently very effective.


I wonder if people have ever looked at the difference between going out and canvassing people for donations versus going out and canvassing them for donations and adding "and I'll push a sprout uphill with my dick." It's absolutely retarded.
 
2014-07-30 06:34:30 PM  

uttertosh: Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer?

The money he raises will be donated to the UK's leading cancer fund. That's what the fark on earth it has to do with cancer. But you already knew that, and you're just being a dick.

Raising money by running a marathon? Just as farking stupid, and just as much to do with cancer as rolling a sprout up a mountain with your nose. Do you also have a problem with those of us who raise money by doing so?


Wow do you need to learn some reading comprehension. It starts with actually reading, then understanding, and then maybe commenting.
 
2014-07-30 06:58:26 PM  

leonel: Fluid: Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."

Asking people to donate to a cancer charity is only mildly effective. Performing a weird stunt to get their attention and then asking them to donate is apparently very effective.

What kind of sick people would make you do weird stuff to raise money for a noble cause instead of just writing out a check? "Larry, my daughter has lymphoma and we're getting together a big fund raiser to pay for her treatment." / "Really? How many hard boiled eggs will you eat? Come on! You want the check, don't you?"


I don't know.  They block off streets about every other weekend so people can run in the middle of them for some cause or other.  Something they could do on their own at their own leisure in their own neighborhood.  Ditto bike rides and walkathons.  Takes all kinds, I guess.
 
2014-07-30 07:04:10 PM  
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2014-07-30 07:26:04 PM  

Russ1642: uttertosh: Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer?

The money he raises will be donated to the UK's leading cancer fund. That's what the fark on earth it has to do with cancer. But you already knew that, and you're just being a dick.

Raising money by running a marathon? Just as farking stupid, and just as much to do with cancer as rolling a sprout up a mountain with your nose. Do you also have a problem with those of us who raise money by doing so?

Wow do you need to learn some reading comprehension. It starts with actually reading, then understanding, and then maybe commenting.


On Fark?!?!?!?

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/it seems to be my day to post minions for some reason ...
 
2014-07-30 07:44:09 PM  
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2014-07-30 08:06:25 PM  

Russ1642: Wow do you need to learn some reading comprehension. It starts with actually reading, then understanding, and then maybe commenting.


Okay, so your full quote:

Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."


You mean like when they sponsor marathon runners?

There - I read, and understood your comment, and still fail to see how what this guy is doing is any different from raising money for cancer funds by running 24 miles for no real reason other than "I did it"

Do you also detract from marathon runners achievements in this manner? Or are you, like I suspect, just being a dick?
 
2014-07-30 09:11:10 PM  

uttertosh: Russ1642: Wow do you need to learn some reading comprehension. It starts with actually reading, then understanding, and then maybe commenting.

Okay, so your full quote:

Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."

You mean like when they sponsor marathon runners?

There - I read, and understood your comment, and still fail to see how what this guy is doing is any different from raising money for cancer funds by running 24 miles for no real reason other than "I did it"

Do you also detract from marathon runners achievements in this manner? Or are you, like I suspect, just being a dick?


Exactly. Running a marathon 'for cancer' is roughly the same thing. It's like praying. It doesn't directly help but people do it anyway and it's encouraged. Makes them feel all warm and fuzzy I guess. What the charities need are donations, not a bunch of people out there running. So what I don't get are the people that will donate to a publicity stunt but not just directly to a charity. The popularity of this sort of thing suggests that you get more money by running, walking, or wearing a beard of bees. It's pretty awful to think that people will only donate to a cancer charity if you do something like that.
 
2014-07-31 02:48:40 AM  

leonel: Fluid: Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."

Asking people to donate to a cancer charity is only mildly effective. Performing a weird stunt to get their attention and then asking them to donate is apparently very effective.

What kind of sick people would make you do weird stuff to raise money for a noble cause instead of just writing out a check? "Larry, my daughter has lymphoma and we're getting together a big fund raiser to pay for her treatment." / "Really? How many hard boiled eggs will you eat? Come on! You want the check, don't you?"


What's more likely to both catch your attention and get you to donate: Sarah McLaughlin weeping over abused doggies, or a guy pushing a sprout up a mountain with his nose for cancer research?

Most people hear the first notes of Sarah's song and reach for the remote.
 
2014-07-31 02:57:10 AM  

Russ1642: uttertosh: Russ1642: Wow do you need to learn some reading comprehension. It starts with actually reading, then understanding, and then maybe commenting.

Okay, so your full quote:

Russ1642: What the fark on earth does this have to do with cancer? How stupid are people to think that "oh geeze, I'd never donate to a cancer charity but this sprout dumbass really convinced me."

You mean like when they sponsor marathon runners?

There - I read, and understood your comment, and still fail to see how what this guy is doing is any different from raising money for cancer funds by running 24 miles for no real reason other than "I did it"

Do you also detract from marathon runners achievements in this manner? Or are you, like I suspect, just being a dick?

Exactly. Running a marathon 'for cancer' is roughly the same thing. It's like praying. It doesn't directly help but people do it anyway and it's encouraged. Makes them feel all warm and fuzzy I guess. What the charities need are donations, not a bunch of people out there running. So what I don't get are the people that will donate to a publicity stunt but not just directly to a charity. The popularity of this sort of thing suggests that you get more money by running, walking, or wearing a beard of bees. It's pretty awful to think that people will only donate to a cancer charity if you do something like that.


I think it's more that there are so many worthy charities out there, that fundraisers need to find a way to stand out. Like the storefront that puts strings of little triangular flags out front; the flags have nothing to do with whatever they're selling, but you notice them more.

And, maybe even more, stunts like these tend to make people (consciously or otherwise) think: *geez, that guy's making a hell of an effort. And I'm just sitting here masturbating. Maybe I could stop long enough to cut 'em a check.*
 
2014-07-31 03:49:32 AM  

Russ1642: Exactly. Running a marathon 'for cancer' is roughly the same thing. It's like praying. It doesn't directly help but people do it anyway and it's encouraged. Makes them feel all warm and fuzzy I guess. What the charities need are donations, not a bunch of people out there running. So what I don't get are the people that will donate to a publicity stunt but not just directly to a charity. The popularity of this sort of thing suggests that you get more money by running, walking, or wearing a beard of bees. It's pretty awful to think that people will only donate to a cancer charity if you do something like that.


Ok, so it was general ire at pointless tasks being undertaken to encourage, from our agreed standpoints, what should be basic humanism.

*sigh* yeah, I get you now.

People demand to be entertained for their money, though. If they didn't, and just acted accordingly, there would be no need for charity, health insurance, foodbanks, etc.

Unfortunately this is called Communism, which is still a dirty-word-concept in contemporary 1st world society. As long as this prevails, there will always be the 'need' for attentionwhores to divert cash into the coffers of a specific cause.

I dislike it as much as you, but don't blame the attentionwhore - at least he's using his skillset for good.
 
2014-07-31 12:04:54 PM  
The Jolly Green Giant is not amused.
 
2014-07-31 12:48:04 PM  

BlackMtnMan: The Jolly Green Giant is not amused.


Then why is he always saying "Ho, Ho, Ho?"

/Come to think of it, he must be psyched about "Guardians of the Galaxy"
//I bet that's his kind of ho
 
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