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larue 09-08-06 10:16 PM

WTF? Get your Livestrong teapot right here ladies and gents.
 
http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html...node=171778011

This is taking the thing a bit far isn't it? Yellow Livestrong housewares!:eek:
At least part of the proceeds actually go to the Livestrong foundation.:lol:

slvoid 09-08-06 10:39 PM

That is creepy lol.

youm0nt 09-09-06 05:41 AM

id buy it

late 09-09-06 06:02 AM

You should realise thar cancer has hit millions. Lance did something clever in combining research and medical care in his charity; from the donor's POV it
offers a connection to caregiving that is notably absent from pure research.

I won't be running off to Target, but I am sure a few people will find meaning in
a yellow coffee cup or tea pot. Yeah, Slvoid, it's creepy, now take the next deductive step.

CyLowe97 09-09-06 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larue
[url]At least part of the proceeds actually go to the Livestrong foundation.:lol:

I'd love to see how much actually goes to the LAF from each sale.


I don't think it's any creepier than any other fundraising effort.

larue 09-09-06 08:09 AM

I never said it was creepy, but I fail to see the relationship between the Livestrong foundation and a serving platter. How the hell did a relationship between Chantal and Livestrong come about?

Then again I did see a pink Dyson vacuum that was in support of breast cancer the other day....
And a pink Roomba as well.


I'm also curious to see how much of the proceeds really go back to the foundation.

Drakonchik 09-09-06 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larue
I fail to see the relationship between the Livestrong foundation and a serving platter.

Well yah, there's all those anti-cancer anti-oxidants in tea . . . .

That aside, a handlebar teapot mount would have a nice Mad Hatter chic. . . .

Nachoman 09-09-06 09:20 AM

Now if it was livestrong wine, or livestrong ale, THAT I would understand! :p

slvoid 09-09-06 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by late
Yeah, Slvoid, it's creepy, now take the next deductive step.

Yeah, I won't buy it. :p

These things are for yuppies who'd rather have a yellow tea pot as a conversation piece so they can feel good telling everyone about their half assed attempt at doing something.

Hey, I donate money too but are we so insecure that we need t-shirts, yellow tea pots, and pink vacuums to constantly remind us that we're good people?

Portis 09-09-06 10:30 AM

Here is the livestrong deercrossing sign.

http://www2.getafreelancer.com/data/...fic%20Sign.jpg


Or the livestrong school bus.

http://www.vijayabodach.com/photogal...Web%20view.jpg

slvoid 09-09-06 10:33 AM

LOL, I have this urge to post an extremely racist comment by posting a picture of myself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Portis
Here is the livestrong deercrossing sign.

http://www2.getafreelancer.com/data/...fic%20Sign.jpg


Or the livestrong school bus.

http://www.vijayabodach.com/photogal...Web%20view.jpg


slvoid 09-09-06 10:34 AM

Look at this, magic live strong powder.
http://www.waleapparatus.com/images/pictures/7720a.jpg

slowandsteady 09-09-06 04:36 PM

Yeah the whole movement where we have to proudly display our generosity is getting on my nerves. From now on, I am just going to start stapling my cancelled checks to my clothes.

And, for good measure, I just ordered a set of these.

http://www.cra-nc.org/images/wells_f...nt_check_5.jpg

Portis 09-09-06 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larue


I'm also curious to see how much of the proceeds really go back to the foundation.

Maybe a better question is....will it matter if they do? How many caviar dinners do these donations buy? What about the Jerry Lewis telethon? That damned thing has been going on longer than i have been alive. They have raised several BILLION dollars, and still no cure. Not even sure if they are even close.

Too often in this country we think we can fix things by throwing money at it. Too often, it doesn't happen.

turtleguy54 09-09-06 05:14 PM

My, are we not the snide bunch on this Saturday. I don't begrudge Lance for keeping his cause visible even though my own, "Help Turtleguy repay $40,000 dollars in graduate school loans which the old guy took out so He could help the world" fund is floundering. Heck, my storage shed is still full of plaster casts of my hand.

shakeNbake 09-09-06 05:41 PM

Well, I am in need of a tea kettle. Why not?

slvoid 09-09-06 06:16 PM

I'm not sure I get this, we, the public pays for the R&D, someone else profits when they sell the drugs at high high prices?

hi565 09-09-06 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
LOL, I have this urge to post an extremely racist comment by posting a picture of myself.

ahahahahaha


I like the color. It is a bit weird how far they are going, but hey if it works for them Go for it!

KnhoJ 09-09-06 07:03 PM

I'm holding out for the Livestrong Edition F-150.

FlowerBlossom 09-09-06 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
I'm not sure I get this, we, the public pays for the R&D, someone else profits when they sell the drugs at high high prices?

Yep. It's called Capitalism.

And, seniors have to pay more than shelf-price now, because of the new Medicaid (or is it Medicare...I forget which is which) regs. Lovely, this capitalism, isn't it?

slowandsteady 09-11-06 02:25 PM

Quote:

I'm not sure I get this, we, the public pays for the R&D, someone else profits when they sell the drugs at high high prices?
Well, sort of. These organizations pay for the pure research. Pharma is not doing pure research. It would take too long and cost too much. They don't do it, and won't do it. We need universities to do pure research and frankly it is far more cost effective when they do it, because they publish their findings to share with the world. They also do research into areas that are not profitable. Small start ups often buy licensing for this research and are able to get orphan drug status and make meager returns that will fund future bigger projects.

People often complain that cancer is not cured yet. What people don't realize is that cancer is not one disease, it is thousands of diseases. A person doesn't get cancer. They get one cancerous cell type which responds to one type of therapy. We may have excellent treatments for one cell type or mechanism, but not for thousands of others. It is like complaining that we haven't cured brain diseases. It is just too broad and simplistic a view. Cancer is just one example.

And if you think drugs cost too much, I encourage you to start your own pharmaceutical company.

aadhils 09-11-06 02:30 PM

Doods u forgot the livestrong taxicab...

linux_author 09-18-06 12:29 PM

- FWIW, i ordered the pouring bowl and covered tea cup w/infuser...

- i ordered these items because:

1) i needed a small 3-cup mixing bowl w/handle and pour lip (perfect for whisking dressings, making salsa and/or scrambled eggs)
2) i have not seen a covered mug w/infuser in any local store
3) the prices weren't bad
4) targét.com packs nicely and ships quickly
5) because of the color
6) because of the charitible contribution

- received the items today

- the mix/pour bowl is very nice, sturdy, freezer/oven/micro safe

- the covered tea cup will also brew rough-ground java w/no problem *and* keep your coffee warm; again a nice product, also safe for micro...

- JMHO, YMMV...

Olebiker 09-18-06 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnhoJ
I'm holding out for the Livestrong Edition F-150.

Now THAT I would consider.

skeeter 09-19-06 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slvoid
Look at this, magic live strong powder.
http://www.waleapparatus.com/images/pictures/7720a.jpg

reaches for straw,,lol


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