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(The Local)   New weight-loss footpad that promises to "suck out fat like a vacuum sucks up dirt" has some people skeptical   (thelocal.se ) divider line
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2006-08-11 11:13:55 AM  
Yep, I'll be laughing alllllllll the way to the nude beach while you guys are cursing yourselves for not getting this one. I just mailed my check for $6,439 to those guys in Sweden. SUCK IT, FATTIES!
 
2006-08-11 12:31:54 PM  
So just how are these guys breaking the laws of thermodynamics?

Yeah, thought so.
 
2006-08-11 01:11:10 PM  
"I feel sad for the people who try this," said Mattias Grundstrom, a legal expert at the consumer agency to The Local on Friday. "They must be desperate mentally defective."

Fixed that for you, Mr. Grundstrom
 
2006-08-11 01:13:50 PM  
Nah, it works--it's a device to suck money out of people's wallets DISGUISED as a method to suck fat out of their feet.
 
2006-08-11 01:23:32 PM  
FatOff - apply directly to the insole!
 
2006-08-11 01:24:24 PM  
HeadOn is at it again eh?
 
2006-08-11 01:25:01 PM  
Yeah, but will it enlarge your sH0rT N Th1N D11ck?
 
2006-08-11 01:25:30 PM  
But, can it change from suck to blow?
 
2006-08-11 01:26:06 PM  
They should change it to go over the mouth instead...
 
2006-08-11 01:27:37 PM  
Homer_J_Fong

DING DING DING! Gutter, tell him what he's won.
 
2006-08-11 01:28:26 PM  
Works on the same principle as the hologram sticker you stick in your gas tank.

A fool and their money....
 
2006-08-11 01:28:27 PM  
Sounds like it's time to start selling my own weight loss product. It's Mind-over-Fat(tm). If you send me $50 every month, I will send you something to think about that will make you magically shed the pounds.
 
2006-08-11 01:30:33 PM  
Well, at least the "sucks" part of their advertising claim is probably accurate.
 
2006-08-11 01:31:35 PM  
I thought they invented something like this many, many years ago. It's called an insole.

See, you insert the insole into a device called a shoe. Then, you place a shoe on each foot. Once the shoes, containing the insoles, are securely installed, you get off your fat ass and walk off or run off some excess weight.

shiat it's a miracle!
 
2006-08-11 01:32:18 PM  
Best way to help fat people lose weight is to get a car and a 10 yard rope.
 
2006-08-11 01:32:30 PM  
Apply directly to foot
Apply directly to foot
Apply directly to foot
 
2006-08-11 01:33:11 PM  
Are you gellin'?

/obscure?
 
2006-08-11 01:34:25 PM  
Eat less, eat well, exercise more.

How difficult is that?
 
2006-08-11 01:34:33 PM  
I've been a personal trainer for the last 5 years... This type of BS that people buy into is not really suprising. They typically believe eating healthy is going to McDonalds and ordering a salad with 20 oz. of dressing - especially when salad does nothing for you in the first place. Oh well, best of luck to the blind.
 
2006-08-11 01:35:11 PM  
"They must be desperate have their own orbiting moons."
 
2006-08-11 01:37:49 PM  
I saw one with an impression of the virgin mary on it.
 
2006-08-11 01:42:32 PM  
HandsomeRyan: Are you gellin'?

/obscure?



Almost as obscure as this guy named George W. Bush that runs this country called the United States of America.
 
2006-08-11 01:42:54 PM  
I screwed up and put the patch on my ass. I gained 5 Kg, dammit! (Ooo, prairie doggin')
 
2006-08-11 01:42:58 PM  
Link is Farked!!!!
 
2006-08-11 01:43:13 PM  
Homer_J_Fong: But, can it change from suck to blow?

That requires a special model.

www.zelluloid.de


/Damn giant vacuum image wouldn't work.
 
2006-08-11 01:44:01 PM  
I'm gellin' like a convicted larcenist.
 
2006-08-11 01:44:32 PM  
I'll stick to my "Whackin' It To Weight Loss" tapes, thank you.
 
2006-08-11 01:47:36 PM  
lame. link = farked.
 
2006-08-11 01:48:05 PM  
maybe the patch is soaked in a toxin or pathogen. The months long bed-ridden illness that ensues leaves the customer wasted down to their desired weight.
 
2006-08-11 01:51:24 PM  
If losing weight was easy there wouldn't be so many fat Americans. Why haven't we figured this out yet?

// Eat right
// Exercise
// I'll start doing it all ... tomorrow.
 
2006-08-11 01:52:05 PM  
I've seen ads in Scientific American for the 4 minute a day workout bike. Yep, it is down to 4 minutes a day you have to work out. Oh it only costs $14k.

Why people believe this crap I don't know.
 
2006-08-11 01:53:30 PM  
VERY INTERESTED......

www.thekansascitychannel.com
 
2006-08-11 01:58:43 PM  
I know a woman in Kansas City who would like two of these...
 
2006-08-11 01:59:11 PM  
"Awesome! That means I'll be able to eat more cake!"

members.dodo.net.au
 
2006-08-11 02:02:27 PM  
It works when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and excercise plan.
 
2006-08-11 02:03:25 PM  
people who post those disgusting fat cows IN THEIR UNDERWEAR should be banned from fark.

that is nasty and probably NSFW


definitely not safe for appetite
 
2006-08-11 02:11:29 PM  
This sounds like a similar idea to those ear candles that idiots buy.
 
2006-08-11 02:11:30 PM  
dbaggins:

people who post those disgusting fat cows IN THEIR UNDERWEAR should be banned from fark.

that is nasty and probably NSFW


definitely not safe for appetite


That was you in the 2nd picture, huh? BTW, there's a ginormous candy stuck between your left hip and thigh.
 
2006-08-11 02:14:26 PM  
www.lifestartsat.com

I used to be extremely self-conscious about my fat feet.
Thanks to your product, chicks really dig my new look.
 
2006-08-11 02:30:18 PM  
Mr. Potatoass

...and this little piggy went to, well hell, for being an abomination and an offense against nature
 
2006-08-11 02:30:22 PM  
What's worse, a patch that says it can suck out 44 kg of fat through your feet and is a rip off?

...or a patch that actually sucks 44kg of fat out through your feet, so you have a big 44kg fat-soaked sponge stuck to your feet when you wake up.
 
2006-08-11 02:49:18 PM  
I blame myself.
 
2006-08-11 02:59:14 PM  
Saturn5: What's worse, a patch that says it can suck out 44 kg of fat through your feet and is a rip off?

...or a patch that actually sucks 44kg of fat out through your feet, so you have a big 44kg fat-soaked sponge stuck to your feet when you wake up.


Wait, wait, I think you're onto something here.

Do this in a clinical setting. Charge a few thousand bucks for it, maybe get some major insurers to cover it. Bariatrics is getting to be a big field lately, pun fully intended.

Then, you squeeze out the accumulated fat, package it, and sell it to McDonald's.

Fatso, who hasn't changed his eating habits, goes out to celebrate 's new svelte figure, and gorges himself on greasy fries and burgers.

Ends up having to go back into the clinic a few months later for a fat-sucking procedure again.

/It's the ciiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiife....
 
2006-08-11 03:07:40 PM  

That'd be incredibly disgusting if it worked.


On a ludicruously geeky tangent, I seem to recall that in _Legends and Lore_ or _Deities and Demigods_, there was a vaguely mole-ish evil god with the ability to de-bone characters by sucking them through their feet. Ewwww.

 
2006-08-11 03:11:19 PM  
Korovyov: On a ludicruously geeky tangent, I seem to recall that in _Legends and Lore_ or _Deities and Demigods_, there was a vaguely mole-ish evil god with the ability to de-bone characters by sucking them through their feet. Ewwww.

I take it you're talking about 2e, here?

/Didn't get to DM my Thursday-night game last nigh.
//Incredibly grumpy, with huge amounts of backed-up geekiness.
 
2006-08-11 03:14:58 PM  
People that post disgusting pictures of nasty-ass feet should be banned from Fark.
 
2006-08-11 03:16:19 PM  
muninsfire --
Yah, back in the day.
 
2006-08-11 03:20:58 PM  
Hitchhiker: No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.

Ted: That - good point.

Hitchhiker: 7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.

Ted: Why?

Hitchhiker: 'Cause you're farkin' fired!
 
2006-08-11 03:29:18 PM  
i agree with secretagentwang. if indeed that IS your real name...
 
2006-08-11 03:40:50 PM  
Korovyov: muninsfire --
Yah, back in the day.


3e's better--and 3.5e is better than that. ^^; They got rid of that THAC0 abomination. Come join us on the dark side New World Order new edition and have some fun!
 
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