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January 8, 2010

Bra color and awareness

Filed under: This and that... — by lindyborer @ 6:17 am
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Just have to write this here or explode. 

Facebook–it is probably the thing that has the most grown-ups acting like teenagers that I’ve ever encountered.  Yes, I am on Facebook.  Yes, it’s a good way to spread information and to keep in touch.  And yes, it’s a good way to waste countless hours of your time and to realize that we’re all just a bunch of sub-moronic adolescents who can’t seem to break away from the high school mentality. 

NOTE:  This applies much more to some than to others.  And yes, I am venting.

Yesterday people were writing colors for their status updates.  

(For those of you smart individuals out there who are not Facebook users, a status update is just that: an update someone writes about what they’re doing, what’s on their mind at that particular moment, etc…Yes, this can turn for many into a minute-by-minute account of the most mundane and personal activities imaginable.  TMI comes to mind more than once.)

Many (like me) were left to wonder what this was all about, and then I found out that it was another one of those absolutely worthless ploys to “raise awareness for breast cancer” shenanigans by posting the color of the bra you were sporting that day.  First of all, can I say how retarded this is?  I can see this being a popular activity back in junior high.  Secondly, is anyone else out there completely sick and tired of the words “raising awareness”?  You know what, I think we’re all plenty “aware” of breast cancer by now.  And coincidentally, being “aware” of breast cancer does nothing, really, about it.  And posting the color of the bra you’re wearing to raise “awareness” will do nothing to combat breast cancer. 

Yes, I realize it’s all in good fun.  But I still think it’s retarded.

And, in case anyone really wanted to know:  Dingy, grayish white with portions of pale yellow.  I feel so much more aware now, don’t you?

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5 Comments »

  1. Those of us who would almost always say “white”, “cream”, or “I was referreeing a three-way kid argument through the door and don’t remember what color I’m wearing” are probably not the audience they’re after. Just saying.

    Comment by politicalhousewyf — January 9, 2010 @ 1:12 am |Reply

  2. Orange Hee Hee!
    (BARF)

    It’s irritated me to the point of anger and it’s really nothing but a bunch of attention whores flirting.

    Comment by aditimittal — January 9, 2010 @ 8:35 am |Reply

  3. If the purpose of this was to create breast cancer awareness, why doesn’t anyone (MSM etc.) report on the studies that are showing a definite link between oral contraceptives and a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, and the link with abortion and breast cancer? My guess is that it’s treading on this culture’s “holy ground”…

    Comment by Bridge — January 9, 2010 @ 8:59 am |Reply

  4. it took me a bit to realize what this color thing was. and by the end of the day, i knew far too much about the colors hiding out there and about those snooty couple that carried on about hee hee, gufaw not putting one on yet that day. very funny. for about, wait, it was never funny. that was the first day i really considered stopping this facebook craziness. but then i, like totally, was like asked to copy and paste the paragraph showing support for something and learned how to round up my chickens on farmville and i forgot to be irritated.

    Comment by Leah — January 13, 2010 @ 11:05 pm |Reply

  5. Leah, you slay me. I could write an entire post about Farmville, but your final sentence suffices beautifully.

    Comment by lindyborer — January 14, 2010 @ 8:55 am |Reply


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