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Tour de Pharmacy

20 May 2017 19:18

Hoping that someone in USADA, or US GOV. bans this silliness. The only way the doping in sports would be funny is if Monty Python satirized it. http://www.bicycling.com/node/2108971
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20 May 2017 19:32

To be honest, this looks like complete ****. Only can judge from the trailer of course, but trashyness level compares to Sharknado.
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20 May 2017 19:38

Will cause viewers to have wrong views about the relative incidence of doping in cycling vs NFL/football/tennis etc
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20 May 2017 23:53

Saw that, looks incredibly dumb. Not getting my time or money. Having a hard time believing it's even real.
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21 May 2017 07:27

red_flanders wrote:Saw that, looks incredibly dumb. Not getting my time or money. Having a hard time believing it's even real.


Yes, it looks very bad but it's real; something like a mediocre SNL sketch stretched out to 1 1/2 hours.
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21 May 2017 08:31

I saw an advert for it and, like Red_Flanders, assumed it wasn't real. Looks utterly stupid and not in a good way.
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21 May 2017 08:46

It looks bad, but why or how would anybody get it banned. :confused:
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21 May 2017 08:58

This Charming Man wrote:Hoping that someone in USADA, or US GOV. bans this silliness. The only way the doping in sports would be funny is if Monty Python satirized it. http://www.bicycling.com/node/2108971


Yes ban free speech. Only things we like must be allowed.
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21 May 2017 17:46

hrotha wrote:It looks bad, but why or how would anybody get it banned. :confused:


I joke. I will watch, to see the cameos. To me, cycling has been the brunt of so much negativity, adding fuel to the fire, during LeTour,is sad.
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22 May 2017 07:45

I don't think it's a bad idea. Judging by the trailer, the execution will be terrible though.
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22 May 2017 09:09

No surprise to see Lance involved in this terrible idea. Still trying to subtly push his 'everyone was at is - it was a level playing field' agenda.

Also, can't wait to see the sequels 'National Pharmacy League' and 'Wimbledope'.
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22 May 2017 10:27

I wish the South Park guys were doing it instead. They showed they know their stuff with their Armstrong episode.
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22 May 2017 12:58

This Charming Man wrote:Hoping that someone in USADA, or US GOV. bans this silliness. The only way the doping in sports would be funny is if Monty Python satirized it. http://www.bicycling.com/node/2108971
Remarkable how quickly some people jump to remove the freedom of speech of others. What a hero!
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22 May 2017 12:59

SeriousSam wrote:Will cause viewers to have wrong views about the relative incidence of doping in cycling vs NFL/football/tennis etc
It's satire. Don't you understand satire?
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22 May 2017 13:03

News alert people: there's lots of doping satire out there. Deal with it and stop being such wimps.
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22 May 2017 13:42

DFA123 wrote:No surprise to see Lance involved in this terrible idea. Still trying to subtly push his 'everyone was at is - it was a level playing field' agenda.
I'm wondering about his motives as well, the cynic in me thinks Armstrong is having a passive-aggressive go at Tyler Hamilton and any the other informants. Or he is just making fun of himself?

If it was free I'd give the flick a looky, just to see if there are any truly inside jokes that only cycling fans would get. But as things stand it seems like yet another cheap and easy swipe at cycling's doping problem, if they were to tackle track or the NFL I'd be a lot more impressed.
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22 May 2017 14:01

Tricycle Rider wrote:I'm wondering about his motives as well
Isn't laugher one of the stages of grief or did they rewrite that? If you can't laugh at yourself...
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22 May 2017 17:30

fmk_RoI wrote:Isn't laugher one of the stages of grief or did they rewrite that? If you can't laugh at yourself...
You really think Armstrong is laughing at himself? I mean, there's a first time for everything, but I find it so much more likely he's taking shots at someone else.
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22 May 2017 17:34

carton wrote:You really think Armstrong is laughing at himself? I mean, there's a first time for everything, but I find it so much more likely he's taking shots at someone else.


In the trailer that was published he is directly mocking Tyler Hamilton imo.
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22 May 2017 17:44

carton wrote:
fmk_RoI wrote:Isn't laugher one of the stages of grief or did they rewrite that? If you can't laugh at yourself...
You really think Armstrong is laughing at himself? I mean, there's a first time for everything, but I find it so much more likely he's taking shots at someone else.
Why do you assume it's laughing at himself? Why not assume he's laughing at the whole thing about doping? You see, the problem here is you seem to want Armstrong to be what people always wanted Armstrong to be: scheming, conniving, always with the ulterior motive. Some are so used to that mindset that they just can't let it go, everything has to be about Ty or Tygart or Betsy or whoever. Well, news: it doesn't have to be like that.
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