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Wandergeist 1
You mean the sequel to his autobiography. In which case it should be called "It's ALL about (the Sociopath on) the Bicycle"
Posted by Wandergeist on February 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM · Report this
gttim 2
I hate it when people say, "Look at all the money he raised for cancer research!" He didn't. He raised money for cancer awareness. While a very small amount of money in the early years went to research, none went to research in the later years. It was for awareness, raising more money, flying Lance around on private planes, and raising even more money.
Posted by gttim on February 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 3
Orpah Winfrey is an opportunistic, self-serving, fear-mongering blowhard.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 13, 2013 at 1:11 PM · Report this
TVDinner 4
@1: Zing!
Posted by TVDinner http:// on February 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 5
@2,

I certainly recognize the distinction, but isn't raising awareness ultimately going to lead to raising money for research? In fact, I'd be hard pressed to imagine that's not going to be the most lucrative route to maximize money for research. The big corporate financiers are really only going to give to those funds and charities that are in the public's radar after all.

Great video, great take.
Posted by mikethehammer on February 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM · Report this
npage148 6
Yes, let's make sure more people know about cancer, it's still a rare disease that not many people know about
Posted by npage148 on February 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM · Report this
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He needs to come to Seattle. His next book will be titled, Sociopaths on Bicycles
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Akbar Fazil 8
I will just leave this here. Armstrongs Oprah interview reedited into Radiohead's 'Creep'
http://vimeo.com/58191312
Posted by Akbar Fazil on February 13, 2013 at 3:04 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 9
I laughed, and his point about hypocrisy, his point about how small scale the issue are all well taken.

I can't stand his American 'us v them,' attitude. Competitive cycling is a complex sport that involves most nations in the world. But to the redneck 'Muricans, it's all 'them' and LA was one of 'us.'
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on February 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 10
@2,

I would imagine it's much easier to skim off donations made for "awareness" than donations made for hard research. "Awareness" is a nebulous thing that's hard to quantify. The executives of a cancer "awareness" organization can easily give themselves nice, fat salaries without too much squawking from donors. It's a little harder to do that when your only function is to pass donations along to actual research centers.
Posted by keshmeshi on February 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM · Report this
NotSean 11
@10 And, it's easier to crow about having achieved a goal, if that goal is some soft measure of awareness, as opposed to a goal of tangible progress towards the cure(s).

Keep giving to us: people are defintely more aware then ever!

Vs.

Give to us cause, dangit: our research has confirmed another 300 approches that won't yield a cure. Hey, only an infinite number more to try!
Posted by NotSean on February 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM · Report this
singing cynic 12
Can't stand Bill Burr. Too many rape jokes.
Posted by singing cynic on February 13, 2013 at 6:19 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 13
@10- Thinking about Komen, eh?
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on February 13, 2013 at 8:06 PM · Report this
aureolaborealis 14
@12: Are you thinking of someone else? Or do you mean his jokes about his violent fantasies when he's having a meltdown?

A data point in the debate over whether a rape joke can be funny:

I only want coke.
Posted by aureolaborealis on February 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM · Report this
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#12, oh God, another rapeophobe.
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM · Report this
aureolaborealis 16
@15: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Posted by aureolaborealis on February 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM · Report this
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#16, don't be so closed minded.
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 15, 2013 at 4:06 AM · Report this

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