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  • Only a century after that revolutionary Red October that baptized the famous Tom Clancy’s typhoon and the film starred by the iconic male personality Sean Connery, the lights of communism came down into a brief sunset and female causes made October to become pink.

    Ended the Pink October of 2013, November came blue for male awareness on prostate cancer. It’s a time of strong medical campaigns and urologist doctors try to make the moment of the truth nicer for men, with the support of men’s familiars and even mascots.

    That’s why the most bizarre mascot of awareness on male cancer came back for a Blue November local campaign in a Brazilian town in Minas Gerais, now for prostate cancer. Mr. Balls was the great success in a small place’s 2013 winter campaign against testicles cancer. It was so successful that mainly female and children orbited around the huge balls dummy to play and take pictures.

    Blue, pink and red find correspondence in events that make Mr. Balls a personal case of secret laughter for me. I had to see the mascot to notice how akin to a former family political adversary of parent family. He was member of a socialist party as my dad and my uncle, but as soon as he felt strong enough he launched his own candidature not before knotting a huge net of misinformation to distrust and prejudice my family and all those who could face his power. “Now his face is reaching other interests, territories and admirers with this smiling mascot”, I must conclude.

    The colors of facts and circumstances get messed in the small planet of my head. The world spins, my mind spins and the public opinion spin like satellites around the causes they enjoy much, belted by the colorful ribbons of infinite causes. Politics go high with the occasion eh? The small town in Minas where Mr. Balls relives is not far from dad's homeland. Being dad a forever urologist surgeon and thanks God an ex-politician, I bet he has fun spreading a good tip on male self care if he can count on the smiling face of a former adversary to help him in the cause. Men, women, children… Forget the male icon Sean Connery from 007 or Red October. The Red became pink. Now November is blue in Brazil, and everybody loves Mr. Balls…

    If revenge is not something beautiful, at least it comes surprisingly fitted in so proper way!
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