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Old 01-15-06, 11:28 PM   #1
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livewrong!

my coworker (who some of you boston folks might know? he knows some messenger dudes) might know told me about this: http://www.livewrong.net/ . i think it's ****in hilarious.
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Old 01-15-06, 11:31 PM   #2
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I think it's just as silly as livestrong. If I want to donate to a cause I'll donate directly and not support the production of little plastic pieces of crap that do nothing.
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Old 01-15-06, 11:56 PM   #4
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well i didn't say i'd pay money for it. it just makes me laugh.
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they have been making livewrong bracelets since last fall (I think). they have a bracelet to support everything now, it's ridiculous.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:04 AM   #6
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my coworker (who some of you boston folks might know? he knows some messenger dudes) might know told me about this: http://www.livewrong.net/ . i think it's ****in hilarious.

yeah. I dont really think it is that funny. Wait till cancer kills off a nice portion of your family.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:15 AM   #7
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yeah. I dont really think it is that funny. Wait till cancer kills off a nice portion of your family.
yeah, that's a good point. sorry. i can't really justify it, i just like insensitive humor. i guess it's hard for me to realize that some people are actually that insensitive.

EDIT: cancer has actually killed off a good portion of my family. i also post things pretty much exclusively when i'm drunk.

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My place o' employment got these blue bracelets made as part of a fundraiser for one of our foundations. Believe it or not, this is MY wrist in the picture. I kid you not. I didn't even get to keep the bracelet.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:21 AM   #9
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sweet! more crap for the landfills!!!!
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i agree with juvi-kyle that it's a little dirty to make the bracelets that are a direct opposition to lance's cancer funding... i don't care what the site says about not being against anyone... you can't make a very similar product with a very similar, antonym name and try and play it off like you aren't saying anything about the armstrong foundation...

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We're all cyclists, every one of us, and that's the point of LIVEWRONG. No pretenders here. And we ride it all: Two wheels, one... whatever: road, mountain, fixed, singlespeed, gay unicycles... If it's got wheels and pedals we're pretty much down.
then wtf is the point of calling it liveWRONG? get your own name, don't rip off someone else.

but really to me i'm just sick of seeing ONE MORE ****ING bracelet out there. as much as i respect what lance has done for cancer research, i am long tired of the trend he's started. enough is enough
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My place o' employment got these blue bracelets made as part of a fundraiser for one of our foundations. Believe it or not, this is MY wrist in the picture. I kid you not. I didn't even get to keep the bracelet.

most of these fundraisers are pretty cool i think. i just wish people could donate without feeling like they need recognition for it. that's the thing that bugs me most about livestrong, seeing kids wearing livestrong bands on the same arm they're using to smoke a butt. i am far from straightedge, but that' just dumb. i am also ranting, so whoever is in charge, feel free to delete this thread.
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LOL funny stuff
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There seems to be a lot of anti-Lance sentiment floating around the SS/FG forum - not specifically this thread - and honestly I don't understand.
Seriously, can someone enlighten me to some of the common gripes people have?
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There seems to be a lot of anti-Lance sentiment floating around the SS/FG forum - not specifically this thread - and honestly I don't understand.
Seriously, can someone enlighten me to some of the common gripes people have?
his bike has derailers!

i dunno, i have no beef. he's a little cocky, but hell, most people who are very successful in their fields have very strong personalities like that.

maybe the backlash isn't so much against lance as it is against the incredibly excessive attention he's recieved?
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yeah. I dont really think it is that funny. Wait till cancer kills off a nice portion of your family.
I'm sorry, but you can't go through life without a sense of humor. I lost two grandfathers, a grandmother, one of my best friends, and my mother is a breast cancer survivor. But to pretend that by spoofing a little yellow bracelet is the cause for millions of cancer deaths... lighten up a little.

Not flaming you, just asking you to be a little less sensitive.
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its a trendy fad based on a trendy fad
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I'm sorry, but you can't go through life without a sense of humor. I lost two grandfathers, a grandmother, one of my best friends, and my mother is a breast cancer survivor. But to pretend that by spoofing a little yellow bracelet is the cause for millions of cancer deaths... lighten up a little.

Not flaming you, just asking you to be a little less sensitive.

SaladTosser, now that is funny. Ask most around this forum, I have a pretty good sense of humor. Now may I please have my SaladTossed.

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SaladTosser, now that is funny. Ask most around this forum, I have a pretty good sense of humor. Now may I please have my SaladTossed.

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I'm under the impression that people buy the Livestrong bracelets because they feel the need to conform. Sure, funding cancer research is great, but it's not about that...it's about being the only guy in your bike club, gym or office without one.

It's a secret admission of yuppitude-- visual handshake of sorts that says "I, too, am dealing with a midlife crisis (and an insatiable urge to bang Sheryl Crow)."

Perhaps "LIVEWRONG" is more about mocking mortality than seeking some sorta lame-o camaraderie about the sinking ship of your personal fleshbucket.

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woof...definitely some bundled panties in this thread. i think the "livewrong" thing is pretty funny...bracelet? nah, i'll wait for the stickers. stuffed landfills? they were reaching capacity well before all of these bracelet campaigns came along! i feel like anyone who can hang out all day, surfing bike sites on the net is probably contributing to a disposable society, cheap bracelet or not.
anyways, the drunkcyclist crew is behind all of these shenanigans, and if you've ever been to that site, you know they don't give a f@*k what we think here!
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I tried to edit my last post, but BF kept giving me a database error.

Oh well. Just trying to clarify things, but either way someone's gonna take issue with what I wrote, so whatever.
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I tried to edit my last post, but BF kept giving me a database error.

Oh well. Just trying to clarify things, but either way someone's gonna take issue with what I wrote, so whatever.
Seems to be the trend. I however agree with you.
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I tried to edit my last post, but BF kept giving me a database error.

Oh well. Just trying to clarify things, but either way someone's gonna take issue with what I wrote, so whatever.
Seems to be the trend. I however agree with you
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armstrong is awesome.
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The Livewrong bracelets are a fundraiser/profit-maker for the website www.drunkcyclist.com

Pretty swell blog, I guess. I bought one of the "Che Merckx" t-shirts from him a few months ago. It's a hot shirt - but then again, anything with Merckx's face on it is gonna be pretty hot.
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