Komen for the Cure has lost five top executives and they’re losing money.
Just to be clear: I take no joy in the fact that Komen will have less money to spend on breast cancer research, prevention and treatment. However, I do take joy in the latest ad campaign against Rush Limbaugh, which is at least somewhat related to his willingness to fuck with Planned Parenthood. I also like this:
“I suspect some people will permanently stay away,” said Tom Taylor, executive editor at Radio-Info.com. “I suspect some people will drift back to Rush. What you won’t see is a press release of someone saying, `Hey, we’re back with Rush!'”
I think what he’s trying to say is that advertising with Rush is a little like owning a Fleshlight–it might meet a need, but you sure aren’t going to tell your friends about it.
That may be either the best or worst analogy ever. I’m still thinking about it…
There’s no way in hell I’m asking what a fleshlight is. Nor am I asking my doctor if VIIBRYD is right for me, banner ad. Who named that drug, the Ikea Committee?
But on net, for social good overall, it might be a good thing, insofar as a lot of people were discussing on this blog how the whole affair also revealed that they’re not particularly great on the issue of ensuring that as much money as possible goes into the actual charity mission itself, as opposed to administrative bs etc.
I looked and now I can never un-know. Kind of like the time I wondered what a Cleveland Steamer might be.
@liberal: Exactly. Finding out how much of those hard-run dollars went to cushy gigs is not something one gets over easily.
I take a shitload of joy in it. Their management are overpaid wingnuts, they spend a lot of their time and money suing other charities, they did a Susan G Komen pistol, for Christ’s sake, and the money that that spend on actual cancer research is a crappy percentage. Put it in the hands of an organization that actually does a good job.
Yeah, I was wondering where he pulled, ahem, that analogy from myself. Interesting choice, although I’d argue that listening to Rush leaves you feeling depressed and dirty while a fleshlight makes you happy and feel dirty only in the good way. Guys I mean. I wouldn’t know.
As I mentioned yesterday my local RWNJ station made an announcement, and I heard it again this morning. Basically it said “we have listened to our listeners and our advertisers and we are making a change, tune in at NOON on April 16, to hear the change”. So my guess is that they are dropping Rush and picking up Huckabee. There was a caller on last night during the drive time show that said he was the father of daughters and he refused to listen to Rush anymore, I am wondering how many other calls they got that didn’t call on air and just called to tell the station the same thing.
now i know what a fleshlight is, and i am poorer for the knowledge.
Marcellus Shale, Public Dick
if you can’t tell your friends about your fleshlight, get better friends.
besides, all the kool kids have these tenga fliphole
And there in ls the problem. Like a liars Hydra when one head is removed two will rise to takes its place.
Fleshlight, OTHO, probably should advertise on Rush.
mistermix @ Top:
I do, as long as the money is being redirected to other, more worthy, organizations like Planned Parenthood. Komen was always kind of sketchy, despite its mainstream rep.
Had to look up Fleshlight on Wiki. Gracious.
Clever. Nicely turned.
So “Fleshlight” is really turning out to be some sort of litmus test amongst BJ commenters. And no, I have no idea what it’s testing.
I’d feel bad about it if any of the cash they were raking in actually went to, you know, breast cancer research.
I was a pretty consistent giver to Moment. I checked what I was giving and changed that donation to go directly to Planned Parenthood. I’m guessing/hoping that is what has happened to most of the lost money for Moment. So, I don’t feel bad at all for their loss.
OT, but if you’re trying to get your facepalm quota done early today: Pat Robertson says Manning should get hurt to serve the Broncos right for getting rid of Baby Jesus Tebow.
Male v1brat0rs. Why are people around here surprised by that?
One would hope that charitable dollars that might have been directed to Komen will go to other organizations that will also support research, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Like ACS and Planned Parenthood itself.
Then it will be a wash in terms of supporting a cure for the disease and a net positive for getting rid of an organization that got unnecessarily political.
@MikeTheZ: Jesus has a bounty program too? How’s the NFL gonna handle that one?
BTW, anyone else notice an uptick in ads for Avon’s Walk For the Cure since the Komen shit went down?
@MikeTheZ: If God should punish anyone, you’d think it would be the Broncos, who took about 2 seconds to throw Tebow under the bus.
@Poopyman: I’m not surprised. Komen filled a niche in the charity business, and if Avon can fill that niche more responsibly than Komen did, good for them. Survival of the fittest and all that.
yet another proof, obama hates amurika.
cue exploding rwnj heads all around today.
What’s going on with Armed Forces Radio?
Rush needs to be off that.
Also: I am fine if Komen’s still in a world of trouble. They brought it on themselves, and deserve even more scrutiny of their financial and granting practices.
@Egg Berry: fleshlights are male v1br8ors MUST CREDIT EGG BERRY
It just struck me funny after the Breitbart thing and I haven’t had enough coffee.
Pardon the pun, but do straight people really do that shit?
@Tonybrown74: Straight people do just about everything queer people do, except they usually do it with the opposite sex.
I take EXTREME joy in toppling a completely inefficient-and-bloated-to-the-point-of-corrupt charity. People that like to personally profit from charity fundraising ought to DIAF.
This is a Cleveland Steamer – http://www.clevelandrange.com/products/cook/steamers/countertop
Fuck, I read it as Kim Jong Il the first time. That would have been really in-your-face: a dead commie nutcase.
This is a Cleveland Steamer –
Make sure you Google the definition, and not Google for photos. Trust me.
I believe semen is basic, so I’m guessing it’s testing blue.
@ericblair: wanna bet when the freepers will start claiming that this guy is the other guy’s brother ?
not sure why the link didn’t show up before…
Villago Delenda Est
Kim is an EXTREMELY common surname (or, to be more precise, family name, as in Korea, it ‘s the first name in the string, not the last) in Korea. I can’t recall the exact percentage, but it’s high. It makes Jones and Smith in comparison look like rarities.
Tell me about it. I’d never heard of it before, and I’m still not sure if what I came up with in my head is more or less kinky than the real thing.
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
@jibeaux: Which Breitbart thing? What did I miss? has he been selling adult toys as a zombie?
Hence my question. I sure as hell don’t do cleveland steamers, and I do not not any gay people that do either.
As far as I know, none of my straight friends are into scat, and we are all pretty honest with each other about our sex lives.
@Tonybrown74: No, it’s something that sprung from the minds of adolescents, not a real thing people do.
@JGabriel: “as long as the money is being redirected to other, more worthy, organizations like Planned Parenthood”
The reason Komen was plugged into corporate giving was because corporate giving wants (good but cheap) publicity back. That corporate giving is not going to find planned parenthood in its rolodex.
@Marcellus Shale, Public Dick: I’ve already had discussions with friends and acquaintances on the benefits of a tenga vs. a fleshlight. The fact that so many BJers don’t know what they are either tells me they have really soft hands or calluses on their penis.
Dude – if you have to ask, you don’t want to know….
And just a minor dissent from the herd: I saw a piece on the news last night about the Komen Foundation’s recent financial woes: and, while it certainly is satisfying to see an organization suffer for publicly signing on to the Wingnut War On Women, the idea that Komen’s money problems won’t affect actual breast cancer research or other preventative programs that badly may not be quite realistic.
From the figures cited, SGKFC’s fundraising has probably dropped, overall, something like 30% since the Planned Parenthood flap: and while yes, they do spend a ton of bucks on overhead, advertising and self-promotion, a funding dropoff of that size will inevitably (probably by next year – this year’s funding has already been allocated) negatively affect actual programs down the line.
Yes, someone should be standing by to pick up the slack: but it’s not that easy: look how long it took Komen to “brand” themselves.
Nastiest Juicer analogy of the year and it’s only March. Dude.
@El Cid: Which makes it perfect for describing Limbaugh.
To Hell with them. They are not the only or the most important organization supporting breast cancer research.
Internet wisdom: Beware clicking, for you cannot unsee what you have seen.
Why not, as long as that money goes to other, more reliable organizations?
Ahhh…what a relief – it’s a heater!
Yes, let’s shame men who use sex toys, Lord knows we need to prevent that sort of conversation at all costs because that behavior is comparable to support for Rush Limbaugh
SMH @ self-styled feminists who talk like this
I won’t gloat about Komen going down the tubes but what I really appreciate about the whole affair is that we found out they suck as a charity. They spent 40 something percent on support and the rest on administration & salaries. That is a charity I won’t support, no matter how noble the cause.
I now give to the American Cancer Society.
This thread makes me really disappointed in how conservative and closed-minded BJers are when it comes to sex and sexuality
@AA+ Bonds: Upset about the dirisive references to the cleveland steamer?
@Poopyman: Yee-haw, this goes straight to Top Comm–oh. Right. This is Inflatable Squeezings Satan, not Great Orange Satan. ScUzi.
Anyhow, if Middle-aged King Cole had a Top Comments section, I’d’ve sent it there.
Didn’t get that far but no I meant the disgusting Puritanism of people toward sex toys, this is not 1989
It is really hypocritical for liberals to rail against Limbaugh’s slut-shaming and those crazy Southern laws against dildos and then turn around and be like ICKY-POO A SEX TOY FOR MEN IT IS AS SHAMEFUL AS FUNDING RUSH LIMBAUGH’S SHOW
@AA+ Bonds: Haha, I was just joking. I agree, other than the fact that they’re kind of funny looking I don’t see what the big deal is.
@debit: I once had a girlfriend who had a ‘Cleveland Steamers’ T-shirt that looked like it was from a baseball team. Someone (my dad, IIRC) even asked what kind of team that was.
@AA+ Bonds: Man’s got a point, people. Nothing wrong with toys of this sort no matter who you are.
OTOH, it was pretty funny and regardless of whether we think that it should be something you could tell a friend without shame, the analogy still works because for most it’s not regardless of whether they’re personally ashamed of it.
Did anyone else think this was a version of “Don’t fuck with Windows Update”
Rather than “Don’t fuck with Planned Parenthood: Update.”
Thanks for the impetus to continued sex education. Somehow ‘fleshlight’ had previously failed to find its way into my knowledge base.
Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor
Never, ever buy a glass coffee table used.
That is all.
As for me, I can’t wait to call somebody a “fliphole.”
You can never have enough words in your vocabulary of personal invective, after all.
@Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor:
“And how do *you* know what a fleshlight is, eh?”