July 11th, 2005

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from HappyNews... (http://www.happynews.com/news/eight-curing-cancer.htm)

From a HappyNews article on eight-year-old kids raising monies to help fight cancer--from the "absurdity is where you find it" school of journalism--

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The cards were packaged up for sale and K.J. and Damien started going door to door in their own neighborhoods. They spent two hot summer months standing in front of local stores, knocking on doors, and even sold cards on the web. K.J. and Damien raised sold over 100 packages to raise $500 over the past two months.

When asked what they'd like to do in the future, both kids replied simultaneously and enthusiastically.

"Scientists!"
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And good luck to them :) It's an achievable goal...
oatmeal!

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At WalMart, we saw a spandex T-Shirt that was designed after Lance Armstrong's various corporate sponsorship badges and patches.

So...you're paying $15 for what other companies payed him to wear.

Buying a single "Dr. Pepper" T-shirt, that kind of makes sense. Paying to wear someone else's array of corporate sponsorships? That's strangely self-referential.