Monday, March 26, 2007

"Like, we should totally just raise money for fly swatters."

Girl #1: These charity ball things seem to be so fashionable these days - everyone is hosting one. And the money usually goes to some, like, cancer research project. I'm sorry, but I think that's such a waste of money and I refuse to give them anything. I mean, there are starving children in the world right now, and the money should go to them. It's not like money for cancer research is going to do anything anytime soon. Think of all those starving children in, like, Darfur. I see them on television and they've always got, like, flies on them and stuff; so much poverty, and cancer research is going nowhere.

-- Talbot College, overheard by Jenna


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny because there's some truth to that.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should start a new charity: Stop Stupidity Now! It is an organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure for the stupidity of girls.

Fucking girls.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... someone currently doing cancer
it's amazing that people don't realise that cancer isn't like the fucking flu. every type can have such different origins, and therefore needs totally different treatments.
there's new treatments constantly coming out, many have dramatically increased survival rates...

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heart disease and world hunger are still rampant. Those do-gooders are all a bunch a pitiful losers...every last one of them. Want results? You have to go to the Schwarzeneggers, the Stallones, and to a lesser extent, the Van Dammes.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... save people with cancer who contribute a vast amount to our society...or to save people who can't even sustain their own society, so we're put in charge of sustaining ourselves AND them...

1:35 AM  
Blogger Kailey said...

give a man a fish...

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and he will sell the fish to buy a gun. Teach him to fish, and he will sell fish to buy more guns.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

need I point out that there is an effective treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia avaiable now? obviously cancer research IS going somewhere.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember hearing someone on CBC a month or so ago talk about how awareness and research for some forms of cancer get better marketing than others--e.g. breast cancer and the pink ribbon campaign. So, I can definitely see how these forms can get "over"-exposed while research into other, equally deadly forms of cancer goes underfunded.

Also, in response to 1:35, Europeans and North Americans are historically--and in many cases currently--responsible for the deplorable economic conditions in the "third" world. (This is not to say that whites have a monopoly on exploitation or abuse.)

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you! Yeah you, 4:48! Stop being a geek!

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is having an understanding of basic colonial history being a geek? That's just being socially aware.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Socially aware" You sound like a left-wing NEEERD!

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this whole thing upsets me

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It upsets you? I think it's hilarious!

Also, 9:25, there is a difference between knowing your history and shoving it in the faces of everybody.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow 11:59, you are annoyingly sensitive.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it "shoving it in everyone's face"? First of all, I only brought the whole thing up in response to 1:35--in my opinion, "forcing" knowledge on people is much less dangerous than forcing ignorance on them. Secondly, no one's forcing you to read these comments.

- 4:48

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ They mean the first 4:48, not the one right above, which was me. Maybe we should give ourselves names. I will be He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
-He-Man, AKA 4:48b

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not colonialism thats keeping the third world poor. Its socialist protectionism and unions and subsidies that prevent third world farmers and labourers from competing in international and their own domestic markets.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crazy despot leaders aren't helping the situation either. You're damned if you try to remove them and you're damned if you just leave them alone.

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could kind of blame the despot leaders on colonialism. A lot of decolonization (not all, but a lot) occurred very quickly; ie before the colonial power had a chance to train any of the Natives. So once they left, there were few people that knew how to actually manage a government. Arbitrary borders didn't help either, often forcing people of very different cultural backgrounds to try to form a nation together, which as seen in Rwanda, didn't really work so well.
And I wouldn't blame unions so much as I'd blame bloated and ineffective governments.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd blame 10:29's mom.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the fact that she states 'i'm sorry' in order to qualify what she is about to say. When people say that, they are just trying to get themselves off the hook before the come out with something totally offensive and out of line. She is not sorry, she is ignorant.

11:21 AM  

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