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(Cosmiverse)   Will obesity rival malnutrition as the world's #1 food-related health concern?   ( divider line
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2002-02-19 12:09:24 PM  
There are a lot of fatties!
2002-02-19 12:09:32 PM  
Not the world, just fat Americans...
2002-02-19 12:09:41 PM  
Only if Rosie starts sharing.
2002-02-19 12:10:44 PM  
Why don't we ship fat people to countries with famine and poor food production.

If they don't get eaten , they'll be ridiculed.

Being born heavy is one thing, but eating your way to hippo size is no cause for sympathy.
2002-02-19 12:10:51 PM  
QUESTION: Will obesity rival malnutrition as the world's #1 food-related health concern?


next topic please
2002-02-19 12:11:06 PM  
Why is this asinine? Its obvious - there is at least one fat people should fark off and go running thread a day here.
2002-02-19 12:11:12 PM  
It will if Fox has anything to say about it! Glutton bowl.. The title alone makes me vomit! Anyone else seen that disgusting preview? Gross...
2002-02-19 12:11:37 PM  
Because you are a disgusting fatbody, Private Pyle.
2002-02-19 12:11:47 PM  
Fat people are the only people you can still make fun of anymore ... HA-HAAAAA, fatazzes.
2002-02-19 12:11:56 PM  
Jonathan Swift's argument on Population still holds true today!
2002-02-19 12:12:17 PM  
Would that be a bad thing. It's much easier to fight obesity than it is to fight starvation. I guess people just need something new to complain about, and maybe a new source for lawsuits.
2002-02-19 12:12:38 PM  
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
2002-02-19 12:12:53 PM  
all america's fault.
obvious proof that democracy and capitalism cause people to have access to too much food. this should stop. Starvation and Totalitarianism Now.

I'll be at the WTO setting myself on fire if you need me.
2002-02-19 12:13:29 PM  
No fat chicks.
2002-02-19 12:16:35 PM  
The reason most people are fat is because they are lazy and weak minded. Fat people deserve to be ridiculed. The funny thing is they're all looking for the miracle, no effort cure. Keep looking fatty...and have another Big Mac while your at it.
2002-02-19 12:16:43 PM  
Fat and obese people should pay more of the health care costs, its their fault, they over eat and are lazy.
2002-02-19 12:17:31 PM  
Put down the jelly donut and go for a walk. Period.
2002-02-19 12:18:16 PM  
43% - well said. My thoughts exactly.
2002-02-19 12:18:43 PM  
Get pissed at me if you want, but the fat people who don't try, who biatch about being fat, ask for sympathy, and then don't do a damn thing about it are weak. fark them. I'm not going to shed a tear. Let them find help themselves. farky lazy ass people. Now, I know there are some exceptions, and those people do need our help and I can feel a little sympathy for them, but those who can help themselves but don't are NOT my problem.
2002-02-19 12:19:18 PM  
2002-02-19 12:20:12 PM  
Scary but not surprising
2002-02-19 12:20:28 PM  
We should liposuction all of the fat out of the obese of the world and feed it to all of the starving of the world. Both problems solved.
2002-02-19 12:20:46 PM  
I can't help it. I have a metabolism disorder.
2002-02-19 12:26:21 PM  
Metabolism or genetics is one thing, but fatties who eat themselves to critical mass should be sent to Weight Watchers under armed guard.
2002-02-19 12:27:43 PM  
Yeah, i have a metabolic problem too. when I put four times the number of calories I need to sustain my body into my gaping maw every day, and when the only exercise I ever get is waddling to my car to drive 200m, for some reason I put weight on. Maybe I should sue my parents for giving me crap genes.
2002-02-19 12:28:09 PM  
"Whoooo, #1 again! On a roll today!"

Oh grow up. Oh yeah, lets all bow to your magnificence for being a jackass.
2002-02-19 12:28:42 PM  
We should inject all obese people with heroine... at least once or until they are addicted. Watch them lose weight quick!
2002-02-19 12:29:20 PM  
It's that hard to be thin. Don't eat.

Just kidding.
Really it's not hard. Eat right and exercise. Get off the couch and do something. Is that so hard? Nope. Didn't think so. Goodbye.
2002-02-19 12:32:04 PM  
It's NOT that hard to be thin. Uh.
2002-02-19 12:33:07 PM  
not a world concern - I don't see any fat Asians - but the U.S. is Blubberland. That's obvious, not asinine. Really, it's the lawyers who are slobbering at the mouth over the prospect of the next Big Tobacco lawsuit...going after Pepsi, Coke, Frito-Lay, McDonald's, Burger King, Hostess, General Mills, Kellogg's, you name it.

One day soon, someone's going to sue McDonald's (like the wife of that guy whose diet consists of Big Macs, remember him?) and say their food made me this way (a tub of goo) and eventually they're going to win, and class action lawyers will be lining up. Just like the Big Tobacco lawsuits started out.

After all, we all remember how copper wire was invented: two lawyers fough over a penny.
2002-02-19 12:33:21 PM  
I love it when fatties go to McDonalds and order a Big Mac and large fries, super size it, and order a diet coke. Also, when they order a salad and load it up with cheese and tons of creamy ranch dressing.
2002-02-19 12:34:19 PM  
Concern? Jees, everyone knows that fatasses have no concern for their own well-being. They're all on a Big Mac and Toaster Strudel laced course to self-destruction.

-he who stacks pork
2002-02-19 12:34:30 PM  
Some people are fat, some people are assholes, next article.
2002-02-19 12:38:58 PM  
Greed is it's own reward. They will die off sooner or later.
2002-02-19 12:40:34 PM  
Guy Incognito: Then you have OBVIOUSLY never lived in Hawai'i. Try it sometime... more obese Asians than there are white people.
2002-02-19 12:41:55 PM  
No fat Asians? Guess you've never seen sumo wrestling.

2002-02-19 12:43:32 PM  
"not a world concern - I don't see any fat Asians"

When's the last time you were in Asia? I was over there teaching Asian children. There are not that many fat Asian adults, but there is an increasing number of fat Asian kids. Why? Because they are not eating so much of their more traditional (and more healthy) foods and eating more McDonald's, Burger King, Popeyes, etc... They are also spending more time sitting in front of their TV's and computers playing video games. America is the fat capital of the world, but as we export our culture, we also export our fat lifestyles.
Viva la Big Mac (I prefer the Quarter Pounder, but you know, whatever).
2002-02-19 12:46:07 PM  
How a big fat fark thinks: Oh, whoa is me! I'm so fat and ugly, no one will ever love me :( But, wait--FOOD loves me :) I know, I'll go eat a large pizza and a quart of ice cream, then I'll be happy again. (Thirty minutes later, looking in the mirror) Oh, what have I done?! Now I'm even fatter and more discusting than before :( Now no one will ever love me...Whaaaaaaaaaaa... But wait a minute--tacos love me :) I think I'll go have 5--no 8--of them :)

Fat asses are no different than drug addicts, it's just that their drug of choice is food instead of pot or coke. They certainly need serious help, but not from anyone but themselves. It's not something tax payers should be burdened with, and not something the insurance providers should have to pay for either. Being a big fat discusting slob is a lifestyle choice--not a disease or a disability.

Go lose weight, you fat pigs, and help make the world a more attractive place for everyone. And if I made you feel bad, then don't worry--those nachos over there will make you happy again :) PIG!
2002-02-19 12:57:36 PM  
Aeferg: HaHa.
2002-02-19 01:02:23 PM  
When Murphy's Law and irony combine...
2002-02-19 01:02:55 PM  
"I'll have two double Whoppers with cheese, an extra Biggy fries, and a Diet Coke. No, make it to go, I have to meet my lawyer a block away in an hour, and I don't want to be late. Why am I seeing my lawyer? BEcause I'm suing your company for advertising all this yummy food, and not giving me any healthier choices. Sure, your salads look nice, but if you make them taste good with lots of extra ham and cheese and bacon bits and creamy dressing, they're no better for me than...oh, give me a sald, too then."
2002-02-19 01:12:36 PM  
WorldCitizen: last year.

Interesting (OK, I confess, I didn't see a whole lot of kids!) So I over-generalized! And the "exporting our culture" comment is right on - take a look at tobacco. There are so many parallels.

And yeah, a little junk food in moderation never killed anybody, as long as you exercise and don't slough down that crap every day.

Sumo wrestling is a freak show, however (but its roots run deep in the culture), and doesn't count as a reflection of the actual culture.

You know, the same way professional wrestling DOES reflect our actual culture.
2002-02-19 01:14:31 PM  
You ever notice how the less money someone has, the fatter they seem to be? Then they'll talk crap about someone on TV who is older but in better shape, and say, "Well, if I had as much money as they do, I could look like that, too." Well guess what, fatty? A gym membership is only $40 dollars a month--only a tenth of your food budget--and most gyms provide personal trainers, some for free.

Stop your lame excuses, and lose weight, or die young like a fatty at my work did. He was only 43, and had a diet consisting of bacon, sausage, eggs, pizza, beef and beer. He died in his sleep the night before his wife's father's funeral. Guess what killed pops? A heart attack! Then his wife found him dead, too, trying to wake him up to go to the funeral. Oh, I love you, Darwin!

I think he got what he deserved, but I do feel sorry for his fat wife and fat kids :(
2002-02-19 01:15:41 PM  
Random Person: Far out about Hawaii. Never been.

Also, let's be sure to give heroin to fat people for the right reason: because it'd be really entertaining.
2002-02-19 01:24:28 PM  
I recently helped four guys plan a menu for a camping trip. As they were deciding how much food they should bring, one guy volunteered to get the meat for the one supper they would eat. He wondered aloud, in all seriousness, if four pounds of ground beef would be enough for them.

Four pounds of meat. Four guys. One meal. Do the math.

There's the problem.
2002-02-19 01:49:13 PM  
Think of the little fat kids, trying to fit in by changing their eye colour with food dye, then just giving up and eating the damned dye. So sad.
2002-02-19 01:55:57 PM  
Well, I'm glad to see we can still make fun of fat people with impunity, in this day and age. Now that it has become un-PC to make fun of cripples and retards, they're really all we have left.
2002-02-19 02:30:41 PM  
My cuz from Australia was visiting here in the US and he remarked what a fat country we were. I never thought of it until one day when I just picked a spot and people watched. He couldn't have been more right. And really, its not my biz if someone wants to be overweight, as long as it doesn't affect me. So I want MY own chair in the movie theatre or on a plane. I also think that any fat person who is fat for reasons OTHER than medical (and most are) should be shot if they have a handicap license plate or tag. Also, clothing sizes keep getting bigger, now I wear a 0 or that even a real size?
2002-02-19 02:31:49 PM  
Nice try Bcp01scu05
2002-02-19 02:40:57 PM  
I have no qualms about ridiculing somebody who has the ability to change the situation they're in and lose some goddamned weight. Unless you have some sort of legitimate medical condition that keeps you from losing weight, there's no excuse for you to be overweight/obese, and you're deserving of any ridicule that comes your way. Gain some damn self-control and stop whining. I really hope that terms like "fitness-challenged" never, EVER become part of the media's vocabulary.
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