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  • A.B.Campbell 6:14 pm on December 3, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: chinese buffets, fat people, , ,   

    Fat People Eat More – New research on weight and behavior. 

    Somebody likes Chinese Buffets!

    Somebody likes Chinese buffets!

    Buffet Behavior: The Science of Pigging Out »LiveScience

    In the ongoing saga of fat people versus healthy people, a groundbreaking new study from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab has exposed the big fat truth about obesity. Fatties who cling to the notion of an obese gene will likely be forced to find new arguments to counter such scientifically-backed accusations as:

    • “You are fat because you take a bigger plate at the buffet
    • “You are overweight because you chew less and thereby eat more in less time.”
    • “You are an obese cow because you don’t care what you eat, you just start shoveling crap into your gaping maw.”
    • “Your pants don’t fit because of your fat ass.”

    Fat people, overeating is a function of behavior, and yes, you can control that. Stop pigging out and make some lifestyle adjustments that truly help you and your fellow citizens (especially if you live in Canada), not to mention lighten the load on the US health care system.

    • Don Lando 6:46 pm on December 3, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      and how, pray tell, will the svelte respond to accusations of overt hostility?

    • The Bruce 6:50 pm on December 3, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hard to say. Probably by drowning their sorrows in mountains of food?

      It would be nice if some of the fatties out there would man-up and respond right here at TSJ.

    • Free Radical 8:51 pm on December 3, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s true that it’s a genetic disease that makes these people fat. They seem to be, alas, born without the power of will to put down the fork and pick up the dumbbells or the running shoes. Is this any different than a genetic defect which makes your body store more fat?

      P.S. It just so happens that I’m writing this comment with a huge bowl of cookie dough (my breakfast) in front of me haha…

  • Don Lando 4:30 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , Chaucer, entitlement, fat people, , , ,   

    Canada: So tolerant it costs more 

    O gluttony; full of all wickedness, o first cause of confusion to us all, beginning of damnation and our fall”   -Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

    Canada’s Supreme Court has gone and declared that the country’s two largest airlines have to offer morbidly obese passengers a free extra seat on domestic flights, beginning in January.

    One person, one fare?? How about one person, one portion size, ya terrorists! That’s right I said it: you who feed ‘n fly are guilty of making me so unconfortable and wary of air travel that you qualify as terrorists.

    Any thinking person knows the laws of physics – those being the ones that say it takes howevermany tons of jet fuel per hour to hoist a morbidly obese land whale – can’t be abrogated by declaration of Canada’s Supreme Court. Add to that the obvious fact that more pounds of fuel cost more, and the right answer is clear: Standardize ticket prices based at least partly on consumption of resources.

    If you’re a tiny little wisp of a 80lb girl but you’re bringing 150 lbs of luggage, guess what.. you and the 230-pounder are going to pay the exact same fare. To expect otherwise is both dishonest and greivously inequitable.

    Before anyone cries discrimination let us note that the physically fit have long borne additional expense on behalf of the obese; healthcare has become yet another financial crisis in this most flabby of nations and Canada is no exception. It’s not like we’re asking you to ride FedEx here. Besides, are we really gonna descriminate against smokers but not fat people? C’mon.

    America, do not let this vile precedent ooze over to our dear nation. If we the people are free to pig out on hotdogs and pork rinds, let us also leave the market free to decide the consequences.

    Keep your dietary decisions off my quality of life!

    • The Bruce 6:17 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hear, hear! Well spoken, Lando!

      When will people learn that it is this entitlement, this gluttony that threatens not only air travel but the soul of America itself!

      Just as Schatz said so well in the last installment of Things I Learned Today, there is a distinct difference between ‘I want’ and ‘I need’ and ‘may I please have’…

      Entitlement is what elected Barack Obama, entitlement has the potential to destroy our nation. This is the battle we fight, this is foe that we here minded must face. And it is perhaps the first time in our generation in which our ideals are truly threatened.

      But friends, now is not the time for cowardice, we must each find our voice and upon every possible occasion I urge you to use it and dare mighty things.

    • Middle Man 5:17 pm on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wholeheartedly agree. Oh the terrors of sitting next to the fat person on a plane. You might enjoy this:


      Great blog

    • tsfiles 10:51 pm on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “America, do not let this vile precedent ooze over to our dear nation. If we the people are free to pig out on hotdogs and pork rinds, let us also leave the market free to decide the consequences.”

      The way things are going in the United Soon-to-be-Socialist States of America, this will be nothing. The obese will get free tickets and food simply for being obese.

      Remember, everyone’s part of an aggrieved group with predetermined grievances. (Unless you are white and male.)

      And when the airlines go bankrupt, then the economically illiterate imbeciles in D.C. will simply cough up $700 billion (give or take a few billion) as a “bail out.”

  • A.B.Campbell 2:40 am on November 5, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: fat people, ,   

    New drug makes you lose weight. (so you don’t have to) 

    Drug ‘tricks body to lose weight’ >BBC News

    For fat folks too busy to lose those extra pounds, now there’s a durg that does the work for you. No longer will you be required to burn more calories than you consume. Just think of all the chumps who’ve been doing it the “hard way” for years whilst you’ve kept the weight on. Looks like sitting on that gigantic ass of your has paid off. Cheers!

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