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2012-03-01 08:09:41 AM
This article reads like satire. And the fact that the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is actually a real organization is satire bordering on tragedy.
 
2012-03-01 08:18:53 AM
Let me get this straight.

If you don't eat right, and don't exercise you'll get fat. But making a display that shows people not eating right and not exercising as fat is a stigma?

That's like saying it's discrimination to show a smoker getting cancer. "Here's to Disney's reinforcing society's most hateful negative smoking stereotyping."

If you don't like the stigma of being an obese cow, don't be an obese cow! Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?
 
2012-03-01 09:09:02 AM
Seriously, it's probably the best thing they could possibly do. Show these kids that being a fat fark WILL get you stigmatized. Show them that they shouldn't hit the Disney grand resorts buffet three times a day and have ice cream between visits or you'll be the object of scorn and ridicule.

I have three kids and we don't talk about not being fat but DO talk about how important the food and drink choices they make are. I say we start a Fark theme park where fat kids and sharp knees are called out for what they are - a BLIGHT!
 
2012-03-01 09:22:35 AM
OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.
 
2012-03-01 09:25:14 AM
For some reason I pictured this thing as a child sized habitrail what wasn't quite big enough, which would have been a little unfortunate. It turns out it's an area that encourages children to engage in a healthy lifestyle.

Why does Disney hate America?
 
2012-03-01 09:25:16 AM

BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?


Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.
 
2012-03-01 09:37:15 AM
There are actual medical conditions that can result in being over-weight. And we should be sympathetic to these people.
A six pack of boston creams and a 72 oz soda is not a medical condition. And we...
 
2012-03-01 09:37:49 AM
We were just down there a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't think it was bad. I think it was in one of the Innovention areas? I was too busy jumping up and down on the door slammer to get over several hundred thousand.
 
2012-03-01 09:39:06 AM
I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat
 
2012-03-01 09:39:22 AM
This from a company whose brand icon is a potbellied mouse.
 
2012-03-01 09:39:49 AM
"Housed inside Innoventions, the park's futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes features animated fitness buffs Will Power and Callie Stenics, who take groups of up to 12 guests through interactive rooms, where they fight bad habits such as too much television and junk food."

Maybe they closed it for being an incredibly stupid idea. Seriously, does that sound like fun to anyone?
 
2012-03-01 09:39:59 AM
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

I accept your fat, and reserve the right to point out it's terribly unhealthy.
 
2012-03-01 09:40:08 AM
Intravenous Dole Whip STAT!

www.examiner.com
 
2012-03-01 09:40:46 AM
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

Discrimination? Really? Bigotry, I'll buy (reluctantly). Discrimination, not so much.
 
2012-03-01 09:42:03 AM
FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.
 
2012-03-01 09:42:51 AM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?
 
2012-03-01 09:45:26 AM
"National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance;" they sound fat.
 
2012-03-01 09:45:43 AM
without reading the article I was going to guess that it was a Fat, loud and obnoxious exhibit.
Then I read the article and wept a single tear at how close I was.
 
2012-03-01 09:46:12 AM
Mocking fat children is not ok. But mocking fat adults? Now that's something I can get behind!
 
2012-03-01 09:46:23 AM
FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.


came to say this, and am so glad it has already been said...
 
2012-03-01 09:46:38 AM

untaken_name: FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.

The guy who said it is a bariatric surgeon. Fat people are his lively-hood. Let's not go around trying to stop fat people from being fat through natural means!
 
2012-03-01 09:47:37 AM

liam76: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?


Link (new window)

really.
 
2012-03-01 09:50:44 AM
I'm still struggling with the existence of a "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance" - are we really so polarized that even the terminally chubby need their own organization? And why are we "accepting" fat anyway?? Hasn't medical science shown conclusively enough that fat is generally bad?
I guess they had a fat blockage to the brain and couldn't think of that.

/have children
//none are as chubby as me, thank goodness
///and i take responsibility for my own fat--i don't need your organization to do it for me.
 
2012-03-01 09:50:52 AM

liam76: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?


I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.
 
2012-03-01 09:51:03 AM

ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat


Over-indulgence is the worst form of child abuse...

can't remember where I heard that,
 
2012-03-01 09:52:40 AM
I recently went to Disneyland in Californina and was blown away by one of their new attractions: Pelosi's Fantastic Taxation Revue.
 
2012-03-01 09:53:52 AM

FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.


So it's the government's fault that people don't have personal responsibility?

/Like ten thousand spoons....
 
2012-03-01 09:54:06 AM
How did the bitter fat people who wrote the article even get in the doors to see the exhibit? I had to double-check that this wasn't an Onion article.
 
2012-03-01 09:54:33 AM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Cuethatdudefromstartrektngwiththevisorflippingout.jpg
 
2012-03-01 09:55:00 AM

EViLTeW: untaken_name: FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.
The guy who said it is a bariatric surgeon. Fat people are his lively-hood. Let's not go around trying to stop fat people from being fat through natural means!


I tend to think I'm just being cynical when I think that doctors, either consciously or deep down, want people to be unhealthy. Then a post like this comes along, and I realize I'm also being logical.
 
2012-03-01 09:55:15 AM
o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-03-01 09:55:30 AM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?

They mean black guys that date fat white chicks right?
 
2012-03-01 09:57:07 AM
For the love of Christ.

I've been to EPCOT. Disney in general has some of the most grotesque, morbidly obese specimens I've seen in my life. And they're not all American. In fact when I do hear them speak to order another $20 waffle cone, they're mostly European. Shame on EPCOT for caving into those fat farks.
 
2012-03-01 09:57:17 AM

karnal: I recently went to Disneyland in Californina and was blown away by one of their new attractions: Pelosi's Fantastic Taxation Revue.


You'be been warned about your poor sense of humor, Mr. Romney.
 
2012-03-01 09:58:14 AM
Jesus. I am a fattie... Land whale I am sure you would all say... But I still support anything that will help kids realize that this way of life sucks. I go up and down in size, struggling to lose weight. I know ultimately it is all on me to fix it. Just giving up and demanding acceptance seems insane to me. There is no need to be cruel to fat people, but just saying it is aok is just wrong.
 
2012-03-01 10:00:06 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: How did the bitter fat people who wrote the article even get in the doors to see the exhibit? I had to double-check that this wasn't an Onion article.


When they sit in the normal size chairs at this exhibit Daisy and Goofy run up and sing "It's a Small World After All".
 
2012-03-01 10:00:30 AM

BurnShrike: Let me get this straight.

If you don't eat right, and don't exercise you'll get fat. But making a display that shows people not eating right and not exercising as fat is a stigma?


Technically, yes, it is. Unfortunately we as a culture have for some reason latched onto this meme that social pressure is inherently problematic: that a society which expects things of people is fundamentally broken. This is one of the consequences of that.
 
2012-03-01 10:00:58 AM
riDONKulous...
 
2012-03-01 10:00:58 AM
I just ran the Disney half marathon and am in great shape, so I'm getting a kick.

/will be there this weekend
//there are always fat people there
///the fat lady on the scooter/American flag meme picture is from Disney for crying out loud
 
2012-03-01 10:01:31 AM
NAAFA - National Association for Aggravating Fat Assholes

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-03-01 10:01:32 AM
Diogenes


karnal: I recently went to Disneyland in Californina and was blown away by one of their new attractions: Pelosi's Fantastic Taxation Revue.

You'be been warned about your poor sense of humor, Mr. Romney.



Yeah...but I'm rich, biatch!
 
2012-03-01 10:01:41 AM
As I am currently waiting for my hubby to get home so I can finish loading the car to go to Disney I find this highly amusing. So does the fat kid that lives inside of me,
 
2012-03-01 10:03:25 AM

BurnShrike: liam76: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?

I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.


I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter
 
2012-03-01 10:03:59 AM

Redkatrampant: As I am currently waiting for my hubby to get home so I can finish loading the car to go to Disney I find this highly amusing. So does the fat kid that lives inside of me,


OH GOD, please let that be a metaphor.
 
2012-03-01 10:04:26 AM
Denial denial denial.

How can people take a positive and characterize it as ridicule or discrimination? Someone close to me was OFFENDED when the doctor told her she was obese. Don't get offended, get going.
 
2012-03-01 10:06:42 AM
I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!
 
2012-03-01 10:07:54 AM

brunnjon: Mocking fat children is not ok. But mocking fat adults? Now that's something I can get behind!


Not that we'd be able to see you back there. So I'll just take your word for it.
 
2012-03-01 10:08:08 AM

BurnShrike: I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance.


I nominate a Celebrity Spokesperson:

He's an Asshole.
 
2012-03-01 10:09:00 AM

Diogenes: karnal: I recently went to Disneyland in Californina and was blown away by one of their new attractions: Pelosi's Fantastic Taxation Revue.

You'be been warned about your poor sense of humor, Mr. Romney.


It's funny if you're a laser printer.
 
2012-03-01 10:09:08 AM

Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

[progresscityusa.com image 490x193]

Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.


The future is Wall-e. It was sent back though time to show us that we don't need to do anything, ever, and it will all work out fine. After it was released, Epcot had to change it's focus a little to what could be, not what will.
 
2012-03-01 10:09:24 AM
Seriously?? Someday, those kids will be suing Disney when they take their own kids, and are too fat to get on the rides...
 
2012-03-01 10:10:03 AM

MasterYong: I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!


Good on you sir! I need to get back to the good habits that had me losing weight. I think I will take a walk after work from now on.
 
2012-03-01 10:11:06 AM

BurnShrike: I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.



Can I join?
 
2012-03-01 10:11:29 AM

karnal: I recently went to Disneyland in Californina and was blown away by one of their new attractions: Pelosi's Fantastic Taxation Revue.


ifury.net
 
2012-03-01 10:13:12 AM

I should be in the kitchen: Seriously?? Someday, those kids will be suing Disney when they take their own kids, and are too fat to get on the rides...


Last time I was there, they had extra ticket takers stationed in between the turnstiles because a significant number of people had to go through the wheelchair gates because they couldn't fit through the turnstiles. I consider myself fat and I had plenty of room to spare. It was disturbing.
 
2012-03-01 10:13:19 AM

Pocket Ninja: ...And the fact that the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is actually a real organization is satire bordering on tragedy.


Came here to say this, except it is a tragedy. Maybe we ought to rethink this whole "freedom" thing.
 
2012-03-01 10:13:29 AM
I love this part of the article! Finally, the insurance companies are looking out for us:

The insurance company's goal is to encourage healthier habits among kids, so they will improve their health while lowering health-care costs, a savings that will then be passed on to our customers in lower monthly insurance premiums, said insurance officials.
 
2012-03-01 10:13:35 AM

MasterYong: I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!


ETA: the dog is a "lab," not a "lob." Why can't I edit comments anymore?

/terrified to see what a lob looks like.
 
2012-03-01 10:14:14 AM
"You made my fat children think there was something wrong with being fat! This is an outrage!"

/I'd weep for our future but I ran out of tears long ago
 
2012-03-01 10:14:58 AM

chookbillion: , a savings that will then be passed on to our customers in lower monthly insurance premiums,


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2012-03-01 10:16:15 AM

MasterYong:
ETA: the dog is a "lab," not a "lob." Why can't I edit comments anymore?

/terrified to see what a lob looks like.


Wouldn't that just be a really fat lab?
 
2012-03-01 10:17:15 AM

MasterYong: /terrified to see what a lob looks like.

What a lob dog might look like.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-03-01 10:18:19 AM

brunnjon: Mocking fat children is not ok. But mocking fat adults? Now that's something I can get behind!


Where...where_did_you_go?
 
2012-03-01 10:20:06 AM
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

She sounds fat.
 
2012-03-01 10:20:15 AM
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance sounds fat.
 
2012-03-01 10:20:24 AM

GA Chick: I'm still struggling with the existence of a "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance" -.


I'd like to invite you to the monthly meeting for the ANAAAFAE Association for National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Tolerance Everywhere. Where we learn to accept the NAAFA as a valid and useful organization.
In the future we plan to join our sister organization of ANAAFAE Tolerance committee for milk and cookies.
 
2012-03-01 10:20:31 AM
MasterYong:
Congrats on the lifestyle change btw, clearly you've jumped right in. An inspiration, Good Sir!
 
2012-03-01 10:20:44 AM
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. NAAFA.

So the lardbutts now have their own lobbying force.

Oh Christ, gimme a friggin' break.
 
2012-03-01 10:20:50 AM

ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat



You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese. She and this poor kid spend most of their time obsessing over this kids diet trying to fix the problem. I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat. She isn't doing this child wrong. Well other than she is a large person and married a large guy.

Despite your smugness I doubt your kids lack of obesity has anything to do with you. My own kid looks practically anorexic and I let her eat pretty much anything she wants.

Be glad for yourself but looking down on others just makes you a douche
 
2012-03-01 10:24:37 AM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance


read that again, america.

JFK weeps.
 
2012-03-01 10:25:37 AM
National Organization Making Natural Obesity Mainstream, you know....NOM NOM
 
2012-03-01 10:26:20 AM
OK, I agree this is ridiculous - hell, I have a good portion of my ballast that was taken on in many a Disney World AYCE Buffet (Yes, I also have a problem with them doing this and still promoting the stuffit till you drop eating establishments!). But really people! I have seen more and more large format people at Disney (yes, I am a passholder) and no one seems to care about it. And for shame should someone point it out!

We are getting too PC and forgetting that 1st amendment rights means I have to listen to your opinion and you have to listen to my opinion.

/jerks
 
2012-03-01 10:26:44 AM
Might as well have DAMM drunks against mad mothers.
Tired of being stigmatized by shame? Be proud of who you are!
Stand up for your selves!, fight for your right to be a drunk in your own home.
At work. In the car.
they should accept you for who you are, not something you have no control over.

I'm "big livered"
 
2012-03-01 10:27:35 AM

MindStalker: GA Chick: I'm still struggling with the existence of a "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance" -.

I'd like to invite you to the monthly meeting for the ANAAAFAE Association for National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Tolerance Everywhere. Where we learn to accept the NAAFA as a valid and useful organization.
In the future we plan to join our sister organization of ANAAFAE Tolerance committee for milk and cookies.


Ya know, I was thinking about a joke about splitters, and the different Jewish groups in Life of Brian, but you just spoiled it for me.
 
2012-03-01 10:28:20 AM
A GIS for fat disney brings up some interesting pics.

www.milliontalks.com
 
2012-03-01 10:28:22 AM

RalphW: So it's the government's fault that people don't have personal responsibility?


This is one of the best things I've read all week.

/I blame the government for that
 
2012-03-01 10:29:33 AM

edmo: Denial denial denial.

How can people take a positive and characterize it as ridicule or discrimination? Someone close to me was OFFENDED when the doctor told her she was obese. Don't get offended, get going.


Very true. I live in Ohio, and the number of fat people riding in Rascals at WalMart is astounding. What's scary is the number of available riding carts can go from 6 to zero depending on the time of your visit, not including those who bring their own ride.

I took a trip to the east coast and I was astounded at the difference in average body size. Thats not to say there werent any fat people, but they were a much smaller minority compared to the midwest.

Thats just my perception of course, I'm sure NY and CT have their fair share of fat folk. But when I get off the plane in Cincy and dont have too look hard to find a person with a gut so big it hangs over their genitals like a kangaroo pouch full of Jell-O, its hard not to recognize the regional difference in body shape/size.
 
2012-03-01 10:29:54 AM
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

Something is wrong with that quote...hmmmm...oh, wait...

"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.


That's better.
 
2012-03-01 10:30:27 AM
"It's a small world afterall. It's a small wor... ♫ Fatty, fatty, two-by-four, couldn't fit through the bathroom door ♫
 
2012-03-01 10:32:12 AM

MasterYong: Started walking the dog.


As an ADHD, 7:35 minute/mile, Lab owner, I'm getting a kick . . .

But seriously good for you!

I once heard it said "If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise." Inexplicably, I got a lot of flack when I hung that quote on the office wellness board.
 
2012-03-01 10:32:33 AM

sno man: Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

[progresscityusa.com image 490x193]

Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.

The future is Wall-e. It was sent back though time to show us that we don't need to do anything, ever, and it will all work out fine. After it was released, Epcot had to change it's focus a little to what could be, not what will.



Exactly. As soon as I read the first line of TFA I combined the image of fat people with EPCOT being futuristic and thought this:

thegoodthebadthetruth.files.wordpress.com


Feels like a lost marketing opportunity.
 
2012-03-01 10:32:42 AM
If you are taking your snowflake to Disney to be taught, you deserve much worse than getting offended.
 
2012-03-01 10:32:45 AM

Pocket Ninja: This article reads like satire. And the fact that the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is actually a real organization is satire bordering on tragedy.


Holy sh_t...our national is officially done. We might as well just give up.
 
2012-03-01 10:33:01 AM

I should be in the kitchen: Seriously?? Someday, those kids will be suing Disney when they take their own kids, and are too fat to get on the rides...


(You need more) Space Mountain.
 
2012-03-01 10:33:24 AM
our nation, not our national
 
2012-03-01 10:34:17 AM

MasterYong: I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!


Hey thats awesome. Good for you for striking a balance.
 
2012-03-01 10:34:36 AM

Mugato: For the love of Christ.

I've been to EPCOT. Disney in general has some of the most grotesque, morbidly obese specimens I've seen in my life. And they're not all American. In fact when I do hear them speak to order another $20 waffle cone, they're mostly European. Shame on EPCOT for caving into those fat farks.


Just spent a week in the Orlando Disney parks - first time back in 10 years.

What struck me at the parks was how many more fat lazy bastards there were. Wasn't a single minute execpt on the monorail were I couldn't see a morbidly obese person on a hoveround "personal transport". That and the number of strollers - even kids in the 5-7 year old range had strollers. Outside many attractions was now a "parking lot" full of both strollers and electric fat movers.

Guess we're just getting 'em used to never moving around for themselves - got to prepare the next generation of hoveround fatasses.
 
2012-03-01 10:35:46 AM
I have a 21 year old son with Prader Willi Syndrome. He weighs in at 131 pounds, through diet and exercise. If he can do it - stay trim and healthy, even though his genes tell him to be morbidly obese, ANYONE can be trim and happy.

/Often times, fat is a choice.
 
2012-03-01 10:37:49 AM
Meh, it's just a stupid exhibit in the Innoventions Building.

Nobody ever goes in there anyway.
 
2012-03-01 10:37:56 AM

vudukungfu: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

read that again, america.

JFK weeps.


Ask not what your country can do for you, ask if you can pass the Doritos and can of spray cheese.
 
2012-03-01 10:38:39 AM

Digitalstrange: I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat.


(a) No, you don't.
(b) If her/his parents are certain the kids is overweight due to eating only fresh fruit and veggies, then they need to get him/her into a doctor to find out why (thyroid? pituitary? secret binging?)
 
2012-03-01 10:39:44 AM

chookbillion: I love this part of the article! Finally, the insurance companies are looking out for us:

The insurance company's goal is to encourage healthier habits among kids, so they will improve their health while lowering health-care costs, a savings that will then be passed on to our customers in lower monthly insurance premiums, said insurance officials.


Whereupon the "saved" cash will be redirected to gold-plating another V.P.'s men's room fixtures, the price of your policy gets hiked up again anyway, and they sell it to you as Because Obamacare...
 
2012-03-01 10:40:40 AM

sno man: There are actual medical conditions that can result in being over-weight. And we should be sympathetic to these people.


And if we can condition regular folk to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and have a world where the MAJORITY of fat people are fat for medical reasons, we WOULD be sympathetic. But as it stands, the next fat person you see is that way because they eat crap, has poor impulse control, doesn't KNOW what a normal portion is, and doesn't exercise.
 
2012-03-01 10:40:55 AM

Digitalstrange: You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese. She and this poor kid spend most of their time obsessing over this kids diet trying to fix the problem. I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat.


There is one cause for obesity: eating more calories than you burn off.

What you "know" about the kid's eating is clearly wrong. He is clearly over-eating.
 
2012-03-01 10:40:58 AM
To mollify the chubby lunatics at NAAFA Disney should replace this exhibit with a shopping complex devoted to big fat asses. I even have a name for it:

ASS MALL WORLD

Incidentally, what kind of lame acronym is NAAFA? How about CHUBBO (Corpulent Humans = Unctious Blubber Balls of Overweightness)? Or BLOB (Blubbery Ladies Of Blech) for their ladies' auxilliary organization?
 
GBB
2012-03-01 10:41:16 AM
Solution: Bring back Food Rocks! @ EPCOT. Soarin' sucks.
 
2012-03-01 10:41:59 AM

fatalvenom: BurnShrike: I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.


Can I join?


That request sounded almost polite. Stop wasting my farking time.
 
2012-03-01 10:43:20 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-01 10:43:32 AM
I saw more morbidly obese people riding around on motorized scooters in one week at Disney World than I have in the whole rest of my life put together.

I don't know what it is about that place.
 
2012-03-01 10:44:51 AM
Ridicule as a teaching tool is very underutilized.
 
GBB
2012-03-01 10:44:58 AM

Dahnkster: Intravenous Dole Whip STAT!

[www.examiner.com image 240x256]


SOB, you're going to make me go this weekend, aren't you?
 
2012-03-01 10:45:01 AM
"National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance"

WTF? Are they kidding? They can go piss up a rope. Obesity is quickly becoming a public health crisis and we have teenagers having heart attacks. I don't want to stigmatize fat kids because that just makes the matter worse. But I will not accept their obesity. Damn it; I have to pay for it.
 
2012-03-01 10:45:53 AM
You know, maybe my life would have turned out different if i had this horrible stigmatizing view of my future. Instead of going to Disney and idolizing Winnie the Pooh. Pretty sure he was just some fat burn out stoner who eats all day and does nothing. He hangs out with a depressed guy who did way too much coke at one point in his life so he always sounds like he's tired as shiat.

Maybe another in another life...
 
2012-03-01 10:46:11 AM
Disney realized something needed to be done when they had to build a nuclear plant to power the Peoplemover.
 
2012-03-01 10:46:58 AM

Digitalstrange: You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions.


How, then, does one explain the sudden explosion in obesity which began in the mid-1990s? I suppose it's not impossible that some sort of ecological disaster around that time caused the genes of thousands of people to mutate in the exact ways that would cause this sorts of thing, but it doesn't seem likely. Far more probably is that genetic causes have nothing to do with the predicament we find ourselves in today, and that it can only account for a number of people roughly corresponding to pre-epidemic obesity rates: in other words, a small minority of modern cases.
 
2012-03-01 10:47:00 AM

Doc Daneeka: I saw more morbidly obese people riding around on motorized scooters in one week at Disney World than I have in the whole rest of my life put together.

I don't know what it is about that place.


It's not as bad at Universal. I blame kids.
 
2012-03-01 10:47:17 AM
There is a big difference between someone who is large-sized and someone who is fat.

Your farking organization is named Fat acceptence. Fark off.
 
2012-03-01 10:49:18 AM
NAAFA used to have the nicest spokesman. But he was too tasty. Poor little tender morsel.
 
2012-03-01 10:49:38 AM
I want to know when I get my personal advocacy group. Everyone else seems to have one.
 
2012-03-01 10:50:50 AM

MadHatter500: Just spent a week in the Orlando Disney parks - first time back in 10 years.

What struck me at the parks was how many more fat lazy bastards there were. Wasn't a single minute execpt on the monorail were I couldn't see a morbidly obese person on a hoveround "personal transport".


You're totally right. I live around here so I have nieces and nephews (thankfully no kids of my own) who come down who I take to Disney and Universal and I still go myself with friends on Halloween especially when Universal does the horror night thing but I've definitely noticed an increase in fat bastards in hover rounds and just the average weight in general has increased ten-fold.

I've noticed that they've even closed some rides and re-tooled them to accommodate their plus-sized guests. Another relatively new thing they have are sample seats at the start of every line so you can sit in it to see if you'll be able to fit on the ride before you get in line. I'm actually somewhat underweight and I almost fell out of a ride because it had a restraint that was just one bar that went across the entire row and there were fatasses around me. But that was a long time ago, they don't have that anymore.

And again, it's not just Americans. So don't just blame us.
 
2012-03-01 10:51:10 AM

BurnShrike: fatalvenom: BurnShrike: I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.


Can I join?

That request sounded almost polite. Stop wasting my farking time.



Well, go fark yourself then you pompous coont.
 
2012-03-01 10:51:33 AM
a big 'hats off' to all you self-proclaimed wonderful parents that had to rush in to tell all how your children are slender and properly nourished. everyone is impressed that you can do what should be standard fare for child rearing.

meanwhile there is a crapload of parents & guardians that are not as intelligent, educated, self-aware or caring as you are, and their little chubby children suffer for the bad habits passed upon them.

this is one more example of how not everyone is qualified to be a parent but they are any way. but as long as you got yours, who gives a damn. not your problem.

this is what happened to me when i went to Disneyland. i'm still trying to work it out in therapy years later:

images.hollywood.com

hotlink
 
2012-03-01 10:51:43 AM
She suggests perhaps a medium-size teen at a computer terminal for not enough exercise, or a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

Yes this is a great way to boost the self esteem of all those fat kids. Show them other people doing the same activities they do while not gaining weight. I've got news for that broad. The skinny person eating fast food on the go will likely hit the gym later to run it off (or they'll go the bulimic route) and the average sized person at the computer actually gets enough exercise which is why they're not obese.

Disney needs to take a stand against fatties. I suggest a more drastic retooling. They need to convert it into a theater that shows videos of fat park guests getting on and off rides with the occasional clip of park EMT's giving oxygen to a land barge that had a near heart attack transferring from their ECV to a restaurant.
 
2012-03-01 10:51:44 AM
Well one day when the human race ends. Whatever replaces us will be able to use us for fossil fuels. So the US will be the new hotbed for fossil fuels!!!
 
2012-03-01 10:51:46 AM

Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

[progresscityusa.com image 490x193]

Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.


See? Contrails are the future.
 
2012-03-01 10:52:04 AM

RedT: Yong


Ironically, the dog has never been fat, just full of energy. If he doesn't get run (not walked, RUN) for at least an hour every other day he goes completely insane and stops listening to most commands because he goes into that "tunnel vision" mode of excitement that so many labs get into.

In fact, I had to switch vets because my dog's first vet kept passive-aggressively accusing me of starving my lab by saying things like: "oh poor puppy, is your master not feeding you good food?" For fark's sake, the dog costs more to feed than I do. He's 100lbs, which is way above the breed standard for a purebred lab, but he's lean as a greyhound. You can see his ribs, and I've gotten to the point of free-feeding him just to be sure I'm not accidentally under-feeding him. He has no food allergies that can be detected, he just has really weird eating habits. He'll go two or three days without needing his dish refilled, then eats 2 or 3 dishes in a day. Strange dog LOL.
 
2012-03-01 10:52:11 AM

Digitalstrange: ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat


You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese.


Yeah....fat people like to say that a lot.

For every 1% that have a true, medical condition for it, there are the 99% that shove pizza, ice cream and ho-hos down their offsprings' gullets as they huff and puff their way from the kitchen to the X-Box room. Unfortunately, the 99% try all claim that they are somehow part of the medically induced 1%.

"I try and try to lose weight! I drink Diet Pepsi with my re-fried Chicken & Cheeze combo!"
 
2012-03-01 10:53:34 AM

KrispyKritter: meanwhile there is a crapload of parents & guardians that are not as intelligent, educated, self-aware or caring as you are, and their little chubby children suffer for the bad habits passed upon them.


I call them,
republicans.
 
2012-03-01 10:53:53 AM

Rapmaster2000: A GIS for fat disney brings up some interesting pics.

[www.milliontalks.com image 470x427]


I know there's an entire genre out there of weird fetishists who turn every single beautiful girl cartoon into this, but it will never make it right.
 
2012-03-01 10:53:57 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-01 10:55:07 AM

GBB: Solution: Bring back Food Rocks! @ EPCOT. Soarin' sucks.


Yeah but Mission Space and Test Track are pretty cool. And there's a lot of alcohol, unlike the other Disney parks.
 
2012-03-01 10:55:07 AM

fatalvenom: BurnShrike: fatalvenom: BurnShrike: I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.


Can I join?

That request sounded almost polite. Stop wasting my farking time.


Well, go fark yourself then you pompous coont.


Perfect! You're in!
 
2012-03-01 10:55:20 AM
anyone have a link to the fark thread about how they can only load the Small World boats to 50% capacity because they don't float through the ride when full?
 
2012-03-01 10:55:43 AM
Having been to Disney World numerous time I'm convinced the most dangerous thing there are the damn families zooming around on scooters. You can be having a nice stroll around EPCOT drinking the different beers and out of nowhere a family of five fatties clips you on their scooters.
 
2012-03-01 10:57:26 AM
I know some of you have already commented, but I feel The need to say this: The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?? Are you KIDDING ME?? Jesus Farking Christ!! Holy shiat we have officially perished as a society.
 
GBB
2012-03-01 10:57:41 AM
CSB:
My ex wife worked at Epcot and had her foot ran over by a heavy-heavy on a electric whatever-they-call-them. Strangely, she sprained her other ankle because she stepped back out-of-balance. Worker's comp, physical therepy, etc. Comes back to work on light duty and managers managed to violate her Dr's order to not stand for more than 10min/hr. Several call-outs later for additional Dr visits and pain, they force her to quit or be fired. Worker's comp/ personal injury lawyer helped settle the matter. Would you believe that Disney would turn down allowing a cast member to return to work in lieu of a cash settlement??

Anyway, fatties get no sympathy from me.
 
2012-03-01 10:57:45 AM
They need to retool it from an exhibit to a game preserve. "Hunt The Fattie" could be a huge attraction.
 
2012-03-01 10:57:48 AM

Walker: [img.photobucket.com image 562x434]

(go be fat somewhere else pic)

I've never noticed before that the sprayer is just as chubby as the sprayee. Maybe that's the point and I've just been missing it all these years?
 
2012-03-01 10:59:00 AM

Walker: Go be fat somewhere else jpeg


Sea World is just a few miles up I-4.
 
2012-03-01 10:59:56 AM
www.naafaonline.com

"You been at Habit Heroes four hour. You go now!"

/above image hot-linked not unlike sausage from NAAFA
//even the acronym is weighty
///"I don't want to look like a weirdo! I'll take the moo moo."
 
2012-03-01 11:00:10 AM

ObscureNameHere: Digitalstrange: ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.

/yes I have children
// none are fat


You are also a moron. Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese.

Yeah....fat people like to say that a lot.

For every 1% that have a true, medical condition for it, there are the 99% that shove pizza, ice cream and ho-hos down their offsprings' gullets as they huff and puff their way from the kitchen to the X-Box room. Unfortunately, the 99% try all claim that they are somehow part of the medically induced 1%.

"I try and try to lose weight! I drink Diet Pepsi with my re-fried Chicken & Cheeze combo!"



I'll buy that metabolism or genetics can cause people to be overweight to a degree. But there's a level of obesity where simple laws of thermodynamics have to take over. Matter in your body just doesn't appear. It has to come from somewhere. And that somewhere is your pie hole.
 
2012-03-01 11:02:17 AM
Fat people defending fat people for being fat.

For some reason I think the "Organizaton of Fat People Protecting the Rights of Other Fat People to be Fat" are not concerned about the health of fat people. Rather, they are concerned with, "Don't make fun of me because I'm fat!!".

"Any fat person trying to be less fat is a traitor to all fat people who want to continue being fat!!!"
 
2012-03-01 11:02:53 AM
How bout switching from being shamed to being scared.

coronary heart disease and stroke
metabolic syndrome
cancer
sleep apnea
osteoarthritis
gallbladder disease
fatty liver disease
Diabetes
Cellulitis
Chronic Renal Failure
Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease
etc etc etc

This isn't about being pretty or aesthetics, its about your health. Your friends and family don't want you dying young because of something so preventable.
 
2012-03-01 11:03:45 AM
Retooled attraction acceptable to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance::

trainerconfessions.typepad.com
 
2012-03-01 11:04:20 AM

darkmayo: How bout switching from being shamed to being scared.

coronary heart disease and stroke
metabolic syndrome
cancer
sleep apnea
osteoarthritis
gallbladder disease
fatty liver disease
Diabetes
Cellulitis
Chronic Renal Failure
Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease
etc etc etc

This isn't about being pretty or aesthetics, its about your health. Your friends and family don't want you dying young because of something so preventable.


You're just being a meany and a big bully.
 
2012-03-01 11:05:42 AM

Carth: You can be having a nice stroll around EPCOT drinking the different beers


The Ringness at Norway is my favorite. As are the Norway wenches who serve it. Germany of course isn't bad either. The girl dragged me to France to sample the wine but mixing beer and wine gave be a freaking headache. But I digress, we're talking about fatties, not booze.
 
2012-03-01 11:06:00 AM

CapnPlaty: spray cheese.


Holds envelope to head.
"What do fat people do when they sit on the john after taco bell?"
 
2012-03-01 11:07:17 AM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

The fark?
 
2012-03-01 11:07:57 AM
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

As a fatty and this state of mind sickens me.
 
2012-03-01 11:09:18 AM

Diogenes: darkmayo: How bout switching from being shamed to being scared.

coronary heart disease and stroke
metabolic syndrome
cancer
sleep apnea
osteoarthritis
gallbladder disease
fatty liver disease
Diabetes
Cellulitis
Chronic Renal Failure
Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease
etc etc etc

This isn't about being pretty or aesthetics, its about your health. Your friends and family don't want you dying young because of something so preventable.

You're just being a meany and a big bully.


:D

I take it back they should just redo epcot with pictures and captions from Fat Chicks in Party Hats.

/Bllaaaaaarrgg I am made of HAM
 
GBB
2012-03-01 11:09:51 AM

Mugato: GBB: Solution: Bring back Food Rocks! @ EPCOT. Soarin' sucks.

Yeah but Mission Space and Test Track are pretty cool. And there's a lot of alcohol, unlike the other Disney parks.


Yes, they do... but .... what?
 
2012-03-01 11:15:26 AM

GBB: Mugato: GBB: Solution: Bring back Food Rocks! @ EPCOT. Soarin' sucks.

Yeah but Mission Space and Test Track are pretty cool. And there's a lot of alcohol, unlike the other Disney parks.

Yes, they do... but .... what?


I meant there's a lot of alcohol at EPCOT in general as opposed to the other Disney Parks.
 
2012-03-01 11:16:38 AM
Discrimination is bad, but the "fat acceptance" folks have either forgotten the difference between helping people and enabling them, or -perhaps worse- they know exactly what they're doing and really are just looking for enablers.
 
2012-03-01 11:17:20 AM

MadHatter500: Mugato: For the love of Christ.

I've been to EPCOT. Disney in general has some of the most grotesque, morbidly obese specimens I've seen in my life. And they're not all American. In fact when I do hear them speak to order another $20 waffle cone, they're mostly European. Shame on EPCOT for caving into those fat farks.

Just spent a week in the Orlando Disney parks - first time back in 10 years.

What struck me at the parks was how many more fat lazy bastards there were. Wasn't a single minute execpt on the monorail were I couldn't see a morbidly obese person on a hoveround "personal transport". That and the number of strollers - even kids in the 5-7 year old range had strollers. Outside many attractions was now a "parking lot" full of both strollers and electric fat movers.

Guess we're just getting 'em used to never moving around for themselves - got to prepare the next generation of hoveround fatasses.


Heh, my annual vacation to places like this are the reason I stay on my exercise program, not so good about the diet. Looking at the people who are bigger then me, and I'm 6', 270 pounds makes me come back from vacation and work harder.

If you need some inspiration to stay on an exercise program look up 23 1/2 hours on U-Tube.
 
2012-03-01 11:19:41 AM
They should have a Paula Dean exhibition.
 
2012-03-01 11:23:36 AM
I understand not openly mocking fat people, but consider these two scenarios:

1. Fat person goes to an exhibit extolling the virtues of a healthy diet and exercise, possibly drawing minor public attention to the fact that said patron is overweight, and it inspires them to adopt a healthier lifestyle for themselves and for their kids.

OR

2. Fat person goes to the ER with chest pains (at age 28), has a BMI of 100.2, and you have to use the thigh cuff (the one meant for amputees) to take their blood pressure on their arm because the "extra large" size doesn't fit.

Which one provides the fat person with more "dignity"?

/CSB
 
2012-03-01 11:25:45 AM

BalugaJoe: They should have a Paula Dean exhibition.


That is in Tunica, Mississippi. They have a Paula Dean restaurant in one of those casino's, Harrah's I think, which is always packed by lard asses. Frankly I think the sports bar in there has better food, but then when eating out I trend toward rare steak, baked potato, and some other vegetable or sushi.
 
2012-03-01 11:27:39 AM
Hahh ahahha no wonder...

See for yourself.
3Min mark of the show has some great potential.

2 'virtual guides' dancing on either side of a HUGE blob guy, demeaning and mocking him for having no willpower, dumb loser blob guy.... Then they ask the
crowd, to help them defeat dumb fat loser will-powerless blob!

That room must have felt awkward.

Habit Heroes attraction at Epcot Innoventions in Walt Disney World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoM38R9xfMs (Video new window)
 
2012-03-01 11:30:35 AM
I want to start a national program to make children as fat as humanly possible. I want them all in rascal scooters by age 13. I want them all to die at 23 from obesity.
 
2012-03-01 11:30:44 AM
"We're appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen under the shadow of negativity and discrimination," came a heated response from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

Little touchie there Fat Boy?
 
2012-03-01 11:33:03 AM
mitglied.multimania.de
 
2012-03-01 11:37:11 AM

tricycleracer: [www.c-spanvideo.org image 433x298]


We're gonna need a bigger podium.
 
2012-03-01 11:40:40 AM

EViLTeW: untaken_name: FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.
The guy who said it is a bariatric surgeon. Fat people are his lively-hood. Let's not go around trying to stop fat people from being fat through natural means!


Yeah, and wtf is up with glasses? People shouldn't be using technology to improve physical deficiencies! Eat more farking beta carotene.
 
2012-03-01 11:42:42 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: tricycleracer: [www.c-spanvideo.org image 433x298]

We're gonna need a bigger podium.


It's hard for me to believe that this isn't an SNL skit, but I've accepted it.
 
2012-03-01 11:43:11 AM
Okey get the artifical dyes, perservatives and High Frutose Corn Syrup. Artificial Sweetners and all the JUNK out of the processed foods and then we will talk. Blaming kids for being fat and then making all the foods that they eat pure GARBAGE is laughable. You think im kidding? Let s look at soda... HFCS and water... it doesnt satisfy the sweet tooth thats why you can drink 64oz. Do the same with a Mexican coke and some people cant finish more then one of them. It is now how MUCH you eat it is WHAT you eat. If it fills a bodies need you will no longer be hungry.

Empty food= Empty calories= Fat storage

Get it right people

The exercise component... STOP trapping your kids inside playing HELLocopter parent. Let your kids roam the neighborhood. Stop stressing your kids out after afterschool this and that. Turn off the TV and do something with your kids.

Im making changes and they made the WORLD of difference.
 
2012-03-01 11:43:46 AM

FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.


The Walt DIsney Corp is "The Government" in your mind?
 
2012-03-01 11:46:20 AM
Only 157 likes? That doesn't sound right...
 
2012-03-01 11:47:38 AM
Was part of the exhibit showing fat chicks giving a lot more head?
 
2012-03-01 11:48:41 AM

Dwight_Yeast: FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.

The Walt DIsney Corp is "The Government" in your mind?


Every exhibit is (and always has been) sponsored by a HUGE corporation, and those corporations, chemical, auto, and energy- seem to control the Government, so yes.

Jackass
 
2012-03-01 11:49:31 AM
NAAFA, almost sounds like a cracker. Get off the couch fatties! Flame and ignore me all you wish, but a fact is a fact. If you put crap in your mouth, it will turn you into crap.
 
2012-03-01 11:50:08 AM
MadHatter500: electric fat movers

Damn it, now I have to change the name of my band.
 
2012-03-01 11:51:35 AM
I'm cool with them closing this, if only because it did kind of vilify and denigrate fat kids. Anyone with half a brain knows for very obvious reasons why that's not going to solve the problem. For many of those kids, it simply isn't their fault by virtue of the parents giving them too much bad food and not encouraging active lifestyles and hobbies.

However, in much the same way that we terrify kids about the dangers of smoking, we need to terrify them about the dangers of morbid obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and poor eating habits. You need to get them young, before they feel as though it's too late to change, of which many fat adults have convinced themselves.
 
2012-03-01 11:51:47 AM

Bluemookie: Only 157 likes? That doesn't sound right...

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit civil-rights organization in the US dedicated to improving the quality of life for the obese.


Want to improve the quality of life for the obese? LOSE SOME FARKING WEIGHT.
 
2012-03-01 11:51:59 AM

CapnPlaty:
Very true. I live in Ohio, and the number of fat people riding in Rascals at WalMart is astounding. What's scary is the number of available riding carts can go from 6 to zero depending on the time of your visit, not including those who bring their own ride.[...]


As I read this, it suddenly occurred to me that WalMart and similar places ought to have a variation of those carts for people like me to use. Instead of a battery-operated motor, though, it'd have pedals with a low gear ratio so you have to pedal hard to get around the store, and maybe a little battery-charger circuit so I can charge my cellphone while I pedal around and a flywheel to keep the charger going during short stops. They could even include a larger battery that gets used to recharge the motorized handicapped-and/or-lazy scooters when I'm done.

/"Overweight", but have managed to avoid crossing over into "Obese"
//Also in pretty good physical condition, other than this horrible cold I'm fighting off right now...
 
2012-03-01 11:52:47 AM
geekwhisperin.files.wordpress.com
"NAAFA!"
 
2012-03-01 11:52:59 AM

Carousel Beast: EViLTeW: untaken_name: FTFA: "A little Dance, Dance Revolution and some broccoli spears ought to clear everything up, right?"

Well, it couldn't hurt, fatass.
The guy who said it is a bariatric surgeon. Fat people are his lively-hood. Let's not go around trying to stop fat people from being fat through natural means!

Yeah, and wtf is up with glasses? People shouldn't be using technology to improve physical deficiencies! Eat more farking beta carotene.


Clearly poor eyesight and horking down a quadruple whopper with extra cheese are comparable.
 
2012-03-01 11:53:24 AM
Sigh. Seriously?

If shaming/teasing/bullying was an effective weight loss tool, there wouldn't be any fat people.

How about instead of focusing on weight and size, we shift the focus to health? Becoming healthier is worth pursuing for everyone regardless of their size. Most people would feel better with less processed foods and more physical activity in their lives, so let's promote that instead.

/Currently fat and healthy. Excellent blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, etc. Exercises regularly and can run 2+ miles comfortably. Eats healthy; but has a big appetite.
/Used to be not fat and healthy. That was fine too, except I was hungry all the time.
 
2012-03-01 11:54:25 AM

Dahnkster: Intravenous Dole Whip STAT!


I seriously gained ~6 lbs last vacation from that stuff. So good..

/dole whip float with the dining plan snack vouchers
//mmmmm
 
2012-03-01 11:55:49 AM

Dwight_Yeast: FriarReb98: BurnShrike: Where the hell has personal responsibility gone?

Hey now, that's crazy talk! We can't be expected to be responsible for ourselves anymore, that's the government's job now.

The Walt DIsney Corp is "The Government" in your mind?


Not the whole government, but to be fair, they do seem to write our copyright laws.
 
2012-03-01 11:57:41 AM

dyli: Sigh. Seriously?

If shaming/teasing/bullying was an effective weight loss tool, there wouldn't be any fat people.

.


I thought that too and then I lived in Asia for a few years. Maybe the shaming only works when everyone else is thin and it is your own parents calling you fat and telling you to eat less.
 
2012-03-01 12:01:27 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: I'm cool with them closing this, if only because it did kind of vilify and denigrate fat kids. Anyone with half a brain knows for very obvious reasons why that's not going to solve the problem. For many of those kids, it simply isn't their fault by virtue of the parents giving them too much bad food and not encouraging active lifestyles and hobbies.


All it did was tell kids that they should eat right. What's wrong with that? It's the same mentality that when Michelle Obama suggested that kids should be taught better health habits, people had this reflexive reaction that she was telling their kids they were fat. Well maybe they should be told that.
 
2012-03-01 12:08:28 PM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
A good morning laugh!
 
2012-03-01 12:09:13 PM
Obesity SHOULD be stigmatized. Its not going to farking go away if we accept it.

Everyone is not farking special and awesome. Some people just suck and if you dont tell them they cant improve.
 
F42
2012-03-01 12:09:26 PM
Peggy Howell, spokeswoman for the fat acceptance organization, said, "I was really disturbed to see the most negative habits were attached to really fat bodies." She suggests [...] a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

How stupid are these fat farks?

You're fat BECAUSE YOU'RE A GLUTTON! IT'S CAUSE AND EFFECT!
 
2012-03-01 12:10:11 PM

Feral Duhbya: "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance;" they sound fat.


BurnShrike: liam76: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Really?

I'm going to start up the Nation Association to Advance Asshole Acceptance. Everyone treats me differently just because I'm an asshole. It's not fair that you stigmatize all assholes as people you don't want to be around.


Naaaa...
 
2012-03-01 12:12:10 PM
This is such a difficult thing to tackle. On the one hand, yeah, we are facing an epidemic and many, many, MANY kids are out of shape up to morbidly obese due to sh*tty diet, exercise and habits. On the other hand, I know a lot of people with kids who just are fat by nature. Somewhere in the middle is my friend's kid. This kid was a chubby little bastard at 8 months old. I could just tell "Yup, he's gonna be a fatty". My friend is a pretty tall and skinny guy. His son is bordering on "look at fatty over there". Thing is, this kid is WICKED athletic (does 2 sports as opposed to my kid hating doing anything outside), eats a ton of vegetables ... but he's still pretty damn fat. Now, his mom is kind of a chunky chick (not fat, but she's battled weight a lot over her life), so this kid is predisposed to being fat, I just can tell. Now, I won't state emphatically that the kid has a great diet because he doesn't, but he doesn't eat any more junk and/or fast food ass what I consider an average kid his age, and he really does get tons of exercise and like I said, loves vegetables boarding on the insane. My kid eats the same stuff but doesn't get much exercise at all no matter how much we push him,and he's underweight! In fact, we're trying to fatten him up, since he's so tall. So in a lot of cases, I admit, I tend to lean a bit too forgiving, knowing that some kids tend to start down that fat path due to the hand dealt them in the womb. Of course, when the road is paved with Twikies and soda, the kid is f*cked and he's gonna be a tub of sh*t by the time he's 12.
 
2012-03-01 12:21:12 PM
i141.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-01 12:27:23 PM

Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

[progresscityusa.com image 490x193]

Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.


You see any fat people in that shiny future? No. Sure, some people say it's thanks to open laws and government heroine. But I think we all realize the real reason. After all, we'll need to harvest oil somewhere once the reserves and whales give out. Powering all that sparkle isn't cheap, you know?
 
2012-03-01 12:31:46 PM
seeing a fat kid with fat parents is kind of sad...
 
2012-03-01 12:35:56 PM
Here's a pic of the NAAFP spokesperson.

i44.tinypic.com

That's a whole lotta Rosey right there.
 
2012-03-01 12:38:44 PM
Sponsored by the Paper Street Soap CompanyTM.
 
2012-03-01 12:39:38 PM

Whatthefark: Here's a pic of the NAAFP spokesperson.

[i44.tinypic.com image 320x244]

That's a whole lotta Rosey right there.


Is she floating over the room like Baron Harkonnen?
 
2012-03-01 12:43:39 PM
Exercise, or any kind of physical activity, has decreased over the years, and our perception of what a normal portion of food is has increased tremendously. That's the deadly one-two punch causing obesity.

Eating grilled chicken is good.

Eating an entire grilled chicken... not so much.

"But I only eat HEALTHY food! this Twinkie is just a reward for taking a half hour walk!)
 
2012-03-01 12:45:44 PM

Whatthefark: Here's a pic of the NAAFP spokesperson.

[i44.tinypic.com image 320x244]

That's a whole lotta Rosey right there.


And you're accepting, right? Don't fap too hard!
 
2012-03-01 12:46:51 PM
"You're a fat kid after all...You're a fat kid after all...You're a fat kid after all...You're a fat fat kid... "
 
2012-03-01 12:50:22 PM
It's a world of Twinkies a world of Fluff
it's a world grease and a world of Lard...

I can so see this....
 
2012-03-01 12:58:09 PM

Diogenes: Whatthefark: Here's a pic of the NAAFP spokesperson.

[i44.tinypic.com image 320x244]

That's a whole lotta Rosey right there.

Is she floating over the room like Baron Harkonnen?


Oh great, now we got the image of Sting in a metal speedo to erase from our collective brains.

/'Feyd, lovely Feyd' *blarg!*
 
2012-03-01 01:01:11 PM
I am a fat man.
It has taken me half my life to understand my body and understand how to lose weight.
I have lost 60lbs and hope to lose another 60 this year.
Having said that, FAT IS NOT HEALTHY. IT IS NOT NORMAL.
I cant even tell you how much better I feel since I started exercising and lost the weight.
I move better.
I can go up stairs with out huffing.
I can buy normal sized clothes.
I sleep better. My apnea is all but gone.
Every aspect of my life is improved, including my sex life.
If you are unable to move around under your own power that is not normal. Its not healthy.
You should be embarrassed and ashamed.
This group should be ashamed that they are trying to make Fat normal.

Track what you eat every day. Be honest with your self. You will be surprised how many calories you really eating.
Ho-ho's are not calorie free.
You need to exercise. Start slow. 15 minutes on the elliptical can change your life.
This guy was my example.

/Anyone else think that the spokesman looks like Jabba the hut?
//What do they do, roll him in there?
 
2012-03-01 01:02:41 PM

Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

[progresscityusa.com image 490x193]

Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.


Well EPCOT was never about that so I don't know how they could have lost you.
 
2012-03-01 01:05:35 PM

DavyBoySmith: "You're a fat kid after all...You're a fat kid after all...You're a fat kid after all...You're a fat fat kid... "


Sonofabiatch! Now I have that stupid tune stuck in my head
 
2012-03-01 01:07:19 PM

edmo: Someone close to me was OFFENDED when the doctor told her she was obese. Don't get offended, get going.


My wife and I bought a Wii Fit a few years ago. It hurt to get on and have it say "That's Obese!"
But we knew it to be true. I could only imagine how some people felt having an anthropomorphic game device calling them "obese!"

I've sucked it up and and shed 75 lbs, and will be running my first marathon in a couple of months.

My wife is working on it. Has lost 40 lbs so far.
 
2012-03-01 01:09:23 PM

ObscureNameHere: I am one of those freaks who think that parents with clinically obese children should be charged with child abuse.


If you were to underfeed them, they would be taken away by the authorities. But if stuff them like a balloon, you're fine. And in fact, how dare anyone say anything about your obese blimp?
 
2012-03-01 01:12:10 PM
How far have we lowered the bar that now just not being fat gets you the img1.fark.net
 
2012-03-01 01:14:19 PM

fullyfarked: How far have we lowered the bar that now just not being fat gets you the [img1.fark.net image 54x11]


The bar's pretty low now, otherwise the fatties couldn't reach it from their scooters.
 
2012-03-01 01:15:09 PM

fullyfarked: How far have we lowered the bar that now just not being fat gets you the [img1.fark.net image 54x11]


We had to lower the bar.

We tried lifting it, but we got all winded and had to sit down and eat some Slim Jims and a whole 2 liter of soda.

That bar is heavy.
 
2012-03-01 01:16:11 PM

Mugato: For the love of Christ.

I've been to EPCOT. Disney in general has some of the most grotesque, morbidly obese specimens I've seen in my life. And they're not all American. In fact when I do hear them speak to order another $20 waffle cone, they're mostly European. Shame on EPCOT for caving into those fat farks.


Oh come now, we all know from the media that Euros are all cute, thin and cultured...and Americans are all gun-toting, fat-assed racists.

No way can there be fat tourists from Europe in America...you musta been at EuroDisney, and inadvertently thinking in French or something..
 
2012-03-01 01:18:11 PM

JackieRabbit: "National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance"

WTF? Are they kidding? They can go piss up a rope. Obesity is quickly becoming a public health crisis and we have teenagers having heart attacks. I don't want to stigmatize fat kids because that just makes the matter worse. But I will not accept their obesity. Damn it; I have to pay for it.


No they can't. They haven't seen their peeing instrument for years... I wouldn't trust their aim.
 
2012-03-01 01:21:33 PM
I try to put a B in front of every word in the comments left by the NAAFA people in the article. Helps to put it into perspective...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGtnWyFcRx4
 
2012-03-01 01:28:32 PM
FTFA: Housed inside Innoventions, the park's futuristic showcase of ideas, Habit Heroes features animated fitness buffs Will Power and Callie Stenics, who take groups of up to 12 guests through interactive rooms, where they fight bad habits such as too much television and junk food.

1.bp.blogspot.com
STOP EATING JUNK FOOD YA BLOODY FATTIES!!!
 
2012-03-01 01:29:47 PM

Diogenes: OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.



Ugh, the insulin shot remark really irks me. The kids giving themselves shots are the ones with Type 1 Diabetes, not the fatty-induced type 2 that results from diet.

My healthy-weight daughter is type 1 and has to do daily shots, it has nothing to do with weight or diet, it's autoimmune. Kids like her have enough to deal with, without people being led to believe they, or their parents, caused the disease.

The other type 1 kid at her school is skinny as a rail, and does the daily injections too. They really should have named the fatty version of the disease something completely different instead of just branding it as "Type 2." For those who have type 1, its frustrating having to deal with people who think it was caused by too much soda or eating at McDonald's, and my daughter doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the lazy, unhealthy people who typically end up with type 2.


Anyways, the fatties on scooters irk the hell out of me at Disney as well. On trip boards, its common to hear about people being injured or having very close calls due to fatties using the scooters as motorized ramming-rods. They act like the crowds should magically part for them to get through, and the drivers seem to be the most self-centered jerks around. Personally, I've had to push my kids out of the path of motorized psychopaths three times in our two trips down there.
 
2012-03-01 01:36:30 PM
She suggests perhaps a medium-size teen at a computer terminal for not enough exercise, or a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

And I suggest giant oinkers with shirts that don't cover their bellies as they lop over their genitalia.

I'll bet these assholes end up killing more kids than NAMBLA. Probably without raping them first but they'll end up being just as dead when they die with that 1200 Calorie Starbuck's frappuccino in their mits.

i164.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-01 01:43:04 PM
Apparently, it's not a small world after all
upload.wikimedia.org

it's a world of laughter, a world or tears
its a world of hopes, its a world of fear

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

Bwhahahahahahaha Get that song out of your heads...If you CAN!

(Just the right side)
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world
 
2012-03-01 01:49:42 PM
Am I the only person who doesn't think the complaint was so unreasonable?

FTFA

As Disney and the insurance company respond, Howell would like to see them include people of all body sizes demonstrating bad habits. "We all have them," she said. She suggests perhaps a medium-size teen at a computer terminal for not enough exercise, or a thin youth wolfing down lunch on the run for gluttony.

Reading the article, it did seem a bit insensitive and possibly counterproductive that most if not all of the "bad" characters were fat. The growing trend toward obesity is concerning, but I think a better way to make kids healthier is to encourage everyone to be healthier, rather than singling out and making fun of larger kids. Does mockery really help anyone lead a healthier lifestyle?

For that matter, does ignoring that thinner people can also have unhealthy habits help anyone? Even if you are able to stay relatively thin drinking beer and eating pizza, you should try to exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet.
 
2012-03-01 01:58:29 PM
I've got a soft opening for you



/giggity
 
2012-03-01 01:59:36 PM

lelei: Diogenes: OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.


Ugh, the insulin shot remark really irks me. The kids giving themselves shots are the ones with Type 1 Diabetes, not the fatty-induced type 2 that results from diet.

My healthy-weight daughter is type 1 and has to do daily shots, it has nothing to do with weight or diet, it's autoimmune. Kids like her have enough to deal with, without people being led to believe they, or their parents, caused the disease.

The other type 1 kid at her school is skinny as a rail, and does the daily injections too. They really should have named the fatty version of the disease something completely different instead of just branding it as "Type 2." For those who have type 1, its frustrating having to deal with people who think it was caused by too much soda or eating at McDonald's, and my daughter doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the lazy, unhealthy people who typically end up with type 2.


Anyways, the fatties on scooters irk the hell out of me at Disney as well. On trip boards, its common to hear about people being injured or having very close calls due to fatties using the scooters as motorized ramming-rods. They act like the crowds should magically part for them to get through, and the drivers seem to be the most self-centered jerks around. Personally, I've had to push my kids out of the path of motorized psychopaths three times in our two trips down there.


I understand she's your kid so you have to stick up for her.

But, maybe if you kept her away from all the Soda and Twinkies she wouldn't have developed Type 1 Diabetes.

If your kid gets Type 1 Diabetes that young it's just bad parenting IMO.
 
2012-03-01 02:05:19 PM
That it's at Epcot really sucks. You go vacation places like Epcot and Disney for fun and fantasy, pure entertainment and wonder. It's no place for learning important life lessons. If the healthy habit encouraging exhibit was a traveling exhibit that went to schools and such, that would be fine. That's where you send your kids to learn stuff that will help them have better lives. But when you're on a family vacation, you don't want or need anything possibly negative. You aren't paying for a reminder of real issues. Vacation is for exceptions from the real world. You don't go to school. You don't do chores. You don't have to eat your vegetables. It's for rides and games and candy and escaping from all the harsh realities of real life that you can.

It shows how out of touch with a lot of families execs at places like Blue Cross and Disney are. They forget how hard ordinary people work to take their families there. It's not just something to do on the weekend like a trip to the movies or the city park. It's a great big thing they save up for all year or longer or max out the credit cards for and they use the only vacation days they're going to have all year to make the trip. It's the huge thing the kids are worked up for months about and talk about for years afterwards. For lots of families, it's the one and only big fantastic family vacation of the kids' childhoods. Real ordinary families don't want anyone pushing any life improvement ideas on the kids. Just the fun they paid for. If Blue Cross ponied up enough money that they could make Epcot tickets free if you went through the health exhibit first, that'd be okay. But it's not adding value to the tickets parents are paying for the way it is now.
 
2012-03-01 02:19:08 PM

redstarr01: You go vacation places like Epcot and Disney for fun and fantasy, pure entertainment and wonder. It's no place for learning important life lessons.

.

You just made Walt Disney's corpse roll over. You do know what that was supposed to be, right?
 
2012-03-01 02:21:13 PM

Ivnabru:

I understand she's your kid so you have to stick up for her.

But, maybe if you kept her away from all the Soda and Twinkies she wouldn't have developed Type 1 Diabetes.

If your kid gets Type 1 Diabetes that young it's just bad parenting IMO.


You are confusing Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 is largely caused by the bad diet, Type 1 is when they have an autoimmune reaction and their bodies kill off the cells that create insulin. With type 2, they become resistant to insulin due largely to the twinkies and soda. With Type 1, they have no insulin so their diet has no real effect on the diabetes.

A Type 1 could be on a healthy, sugar free diet their entire life and still die due to insulin issues because their bodies can't create it at all. A Type 2 can control their disease by changing habits because they still produce insulin, a Type 1 just doesn't have the insulin to begin with. With Type 1, there is nothing you can do diet-wise to prevent it. It's the immune system going nuts that causes it, not eating a diet of twinkies and coke and sitting around all day.

Skinny, healthy kids don't typically get type 2, but they can get type 1. We are a soda-free, pretty healthy diet family, so the type 1 was a huge shock to us until they explained the differences and that it wasn't caused by her diet or exercise levels.

They are completely separate diseases, and unfortunately most people don't know the difference. Type 1 kids like my daughter end up getting lumped in with the fatties that develop type 2 because they decided to call insulin resistance type 2 diabetes instead of something original. It's frustrating because people like yourself really don't know there is a huge difference in the two diseases and her's is not caused by neglect, bad diet or being a lazy fark.

The type 1 kids are the ones doing the injections for the rest of their lives. The type 2 fatties are the ones that end up taking pills or cutting out the coke and candy and end up pretty much cured.

The type 1 kids shouldn't get roasted because unhealthy fatties end up with a disease that shares part of the name of their condition.
 
2012-03-01 02:23:55 PM

redstarr01: You go vacation places like Epcot and Disney for fun and fantasy, pure entertainment and wonder. It's no place for learning important life lessons


God forbid you actually learn things at a theme park. EPCOT also has attractions that teach kids about our advances in space travel, the histories of cultures from around the world, how cars and spaceships are made, the underwater world and sea life, where our food comes from and in that big ball, the history of the world. But fark all that noise, your snowflake might be suggested to that they eat a carrot.

Take them to the Magic Kingdom then.
 
2012-03-01 02:33:29 PM
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo,
I've got a perfect puzzle for you.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-dee,
If you are wise you'll listen to me.
What do you get when you guzzle down sweets?
Eating as much as an elephant eats.
What are you at getting terribly fat?
What do you think will come of that?
I don't like the look of it

Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Given good manners you will go far.
You will live in happiness too,
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.
Do-ba-dee-doo!
 
2012-03-01 02:53:00 PM

Diogenes: OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.


Type 1 hereditary diabetic here, and I grew up giving myself insulin shots. I usually had this plastic injector thingie, but sometimes I'd forget it when I went to a restaurant, and have to go to the bathroom stall and shoot up insulin there. I always felt really weird doing it.

/csb
 
2012-03-01 02:53:11 PM
Of course, after readin the whole thing, one of the loudest criers about this is some Dr. who specializes in fattie surgery. What a shock. Shame on Disney for giving in to these fat bastards and those who would take advantage of them.
 
2012-03-01 02:54:21 PM
Hey! Fat girls need love too. They just have to pay.

/ I keed, I keed
 
2012-03-01 03:02:03 PM

Rapmaster2000: A GIS for fat disney brings up some interesting pics.

[www.milliontalks.com image 470x427]


Goddammit. Commence eyebleach.

images2.fanpop.com
 
2012-03-01 03:08:41 PM

MadHatter500: What struck me at the parks was how many more fat lazy bastards there were. Wasn't a single minute execpt on the monorail were I couldn't see a morbidly obese person on a hoveround "personal transport". That and the number of strollers - even kids in the 5-7 year old range had strollers. Outside many attractions was now a "parking lot" full of both strollers and electric fat movers.

Guess we're just getting 'em used to never moving around for themselves - got to prepare the next generation of hoveround fatasses.


Ok, my CSB:

In Austin, we have a lot of Segway Tours for folks too lazy to actually walk around our downtown and Capitol.

Two weeks ago we had our Marathon + 1/2 Marathon, well, pretty much all over town, but the finish line was on 11th Street and Congress.

The race organizers had Congress cordoned off from 11th through 7th street, so the runners could cross the finish line, get their medals, finish pictures, water, possibly medical assistance, ect before being swamped by the crowd.

Late in the race, the crowds had thinned and my coach and I were looking for one of our team mates, so we walked back to 7th street to see if she had finished. As we are standing at the exit to the cordoned area a Segway tour* of about 10 people moving at least 10 mph go zipping into the finish corral as a farking short cut to get to the Capitol. A group of volunteers had to chase them down to get them out of the finish line corral. Seriously, there are people coming in who had been running for over 5 hours, and the Wall-E folks were ready to run over them so they didn't have to roll one block left or right!

I farking hate Segways. They are the epitome of laziness. They are always being driven my morons, they too big and fast for the sidewalk, but fark, they don't belong on the roads either. The only thing I find they are useful for is the Airport Police.

*And the Austin marathon is kinda a big deal in town, you'd think a Segway Tour company might know it was going on.

/Anyway that's my CSB.
//Hate, hate, hate Segways.
 
2012-03-01 03:14:31 PM

tiamet4: Reading the article, it did seem a bit insensitive and possibly counterproductive that most if not all of the "bad" unhealthy characters were fat unhealthy. The growing trend toward obesity is concerning, but I think a better way to make kids healthier is to encourage everyone to be healthier, rather than singling out and making fun of larger unhealthy kids. Does mockery really help anyone lead a healthier lifestyle?


I don't think showing the thin kid who doesn't get off his ass and gets no exercise playing video games all day is going to help fatty get off his ass and get to sweating.
 
2012-03-01 03:22:42 PM

JackieRabbit: Whatthefark: Here's a pic of the NAAFP spokesperson.

[i44.tinypic.com image 320x244]

That's a whole lotta Rosey right there.

And you're accepting, right? Don't fap too hard!


Fap? I tried, but everytime I tried grabbing my dick, it jumped the other direction and told me it wouldn't let me fap to that.

I suppose it's for the best. He's never led me wrong before..
 
2012-03-01 03:28:27 PM
"National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance"

I saw it as "NAtAFA" and thought of this:

www.netbrawl.com

So, ve should EAT moose and skvirrel?

Anyone?
 
2012-03-01 03:41:56 PM

Rapmaster2000: Epcot lost me once it stopped being about the future.

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Futuristic shiny city on a hill? Nah, we're going with "don't get fat" now.


You win, with The Prologue And The Promise. We almost found it, too. (lost treasure hunt. And no, the designer does NOT know the present location of it)...yet
 
2012-03-01 03:57:12 PM

RedT:
I farking hate Segways. They are the epitome of laziness. .


Segways: paying $5,000 to do something your legs will do for free.
 
2012-03-01 04:08:33 PM
Cosmic harmonic convergence, the place was.
 
2012-03-01 05:24:33 PM
If the NAAFA is so gung ho about acceptance, why do they hide so much of their chins on their own website?

www.naafaonline.com

www.naafaonline.com

Are they ashamed of something??

/double order of hot links
 
2012-03-01 06:31:28 PM
Wow, the fat scooters at Disney Land really are something. The one that stands out most to me from our last trip was in the tomorrowland section right outside of the pizza joint. In the water misters right outside the entrace there was a fat lady scooting through the mist section, driving around in circles, you know, to cool off.

CSB
 
2012-03-01 06:42:23 PM

Bronson Gigabit: Wow, the fat scooters at Disney Land really are something. The one that stands out most to me from our last trip was in the tomorrowland section right outside of the pizza joint. In the water misters right outside the entrace there was a fat lady scooting through the mist section, driving around in circles, you know, to cool off.

CSB


I still think those scooters should be methane powered with direct-to-ass plug-in.
 
2012-03-01 06:52:06 PM

trappedspirit: tiamet4: Reading the article, it did seem a bit insensitive and possibly counterproductive that most if not all of the "bad" unhealthy characters were fat unhealthy. The growing trend toward obesity is concerning, but I think a better way to make kids healthier is to encourage everyone to be healthier, rather than singling out and making fun of larger unhealthy kids. Does mockery really help anyone lead a healthier lifestyle?

I don't think showing the thin kid who doesn't get off his ass and gets no exercise playing video games all day is going to help fatty get off his ass and get to sweating.


Being overweight isn't the only way a person can be unhealthy. The way the exhibit appears to be designed may or may not help an overweight kid (I would still argue that shame is not the way to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle) but it certainly won't help the thinner kids realize that it's not just the obese who get heart disease, diabetes, etc and that there is a benefit to leading a healthy lifestyle independent of your physical appearance.


redstarr01:
It shows how out of touch with a lot of families execs at places like Blue Cross and Disney are. They forget how hard ordinary people work to take their families there. It's not just something to do on the weekend like a trip to the movies or the city park. It's a great big thing they save up for all year or longer or max out the credit cards for and they use the only vacation days they're going to have all year to make the trip. It's the huge thing the kids are worked up for months about and talk about for years afterwards. For lots of families, it's the one and only big fantastic family vacation of the kids' childhoods. Real ordinary families don't want anyone pushing any life improvement ideas on the kids. Just the fun they paid for. If Blue Cross ponied up enough money that they could make Epcot tickets free if you went through the health exhibit first, that'd be okay. But it's not adding value to the tickets parents are paying for the way it is now.


Also THIS
 
2012-03-01 07:56:21 PM

Digitalstrange: Obesity does have genetic causes and predispositions. I have a friend with a child who is very obese. She and this poor kid spend most of their time obsessing over this kids diet trying to fix the problem. I know for a fact the kid doesn't overeat.


So where's all the chubbiness coming from - photosynthesis?
 
2012-03-01 09:12:14 PM
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2012-03-01 11:34:58 PM

lemortede:

This guy was my example.

/Anyone else think that the spokesman looks like Jabba the hut?
//What do they do, roll him in there?


WOW, thanks for the link!
 
2012-03-01 11:42:12 PM
Ya know, do ya, that the reason for the "obesity epidemic" is that the Government changed the definition of "fat" about a decade back, instantly making many normal people "overweight"? Look, people! A crisis! Possibly something shiny!

/Am fat. Still bemused at how readily people fall for this bullshiat.
 
2012-03-02 02:01:09 AM

lizaardvark: Ya know, do ya, that the reason for the "obesity epidemic" is that the Government changed the definition of "fat" about a decade back, instantly making many normal people "overweight"? Look, people! A crisis! Possibly something shiny!

/Am fat. Still bemused at how readily people fall for this bullshiat.


No, people are fatter now. Look around. Just because they all look like you, doesn't mean they always did.
 
2012-03-02 09:55:05 AM
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.??? LMFAO (fatass) I am overweight. But the thought of a group that wants me to stay that way is damn scary. I substitute teach and the number of little butterballs that come into the middle school classes is very sad. They can't run the mile in the time allotted and this association wants to maintain that? BS
 
2012-03-02 11:01:47 AM

Ivnabru: lelei: Diogenes: OK. Let's drop the stereotyping and show them the real deal. Kids giving themselves insulin shots. Kids having to get a gastric bypass. Kids needing heart surgery at 16.

I think it wasn't negative enough.


Ugh, the insulin shot remark really irks me. The kids giving themselves shots are the ones with Type 1 Diabetes, not the fatty-induced type 2 that results from diet.

My healthy-weight daughter is type 1 and has to do daily shots, it has nothing to do with weight or diet, it's autoimmune. Kids like her have enough to deal with, without people being led to believe they, or their parents, caused the disease.

The other type 1 kid at her school is skinny as a rail, and does the daily injections too. They really should have named the fatty version of the disease something completely different instead of just branding it as "Type 2." For those who have type 1, its frustrating having to deal with people who think it was caused by too much soda or eating at McDonald's, and my daughter doesn't deserve to be lumped in with the lazy, unhealthy people who typically end up with type 2.


Anyways, the fatties on scooters irk the hell out of me at Disney as well. On trip boards, its common to hear about people being injured or having very close calls due to fatties using the scooters as motorized ramming-rods. They act like the crowds should magically part for them to get through, and the drivers seem to be the most self-centered jerks around. Personally, I've had to push my kids out of the path of motorized psychopaths three times in our two trips down there.

I understand she's your kid so you have to stick up for her.

But, maybe if you kept her away from all the Soda and Twinkies she wouldn't have developed Type 1 Diabetes.

If your kid gets Type 1 Diabetes that young it's just bad parenting IMO.


Wow...someone failed at Google today. She's type 1, Dr. Smartypants....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus_type_1
 
2012-03-02 03:54:39 PM

Ivnabru: I understand she's your kid so you have to stick up for her.

But, maybe if you kept her away from all the Soda and Twinkies she wouldn't have developed Type 1 Diabetes.

If your kid gets Type 1 Diabetes that young it's just bad parenting IMO.


You're thinking of Type 2, also called "insulin-resistant diabetes." This is where the body develops a tolerance for its own insulin. This is the version typically associated with fatties, because their bodies have to produce so much insulin in an attempt to counter all the sugar they're taking in.

Type 1, "insulin-dependent diabetes" is an entirely different beast. With this one, the body can't produce insulin, at least not in the amounts that a healthy person can. It has nothing to do with being fat; in fact, one of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes is weight loss, not weight gain. Unlike Type 2 diabetes, there is currently no known way of preventing Type 1: diet has nothing to do with it, and many people who have Type 1 have no other medical problems.

This said, one sad indicator of just how bad the obesity epidemic has gotten is the abrupt change in the culturally-assumed default meaning of the term "diabetes" when used alone. As recently as the mid-1990s, one tended to assume that "diabetes" referred to Type 1: references of this kind can be seen in contemporary literature (including children's literature) and even some video games. Nowadays, of course, people hear "diabetes" and think Type 2: that much is common knowledge. You yourself seem to have fallen into that trap.

Finally, a quick note about your "insulin shot" quip: most users of insulin are Type 1. Type 2 diabetes can be treated with insulin shots, though it's not common: Type 1, by contrast, requires insulin.
 
2012-03-02 04:58:08 PM
we must accept the fatties.
 
2012-03-03 02:15:28 PM

RedT: MadHatter500:

In Austin, we have a lot of Segway Tours for folks too lazy to actually walk around our downtown and Capitol.

Two weeks ago we had our Marathon + 1/2 Marathon, well, pretty much all over town, but the finish line was on 11th Street and Congress.



I farking hate Segways. They are the epitome of laziness. They are always being driven my morons, they too big and fast for the sidewalk, but fark, they don't belong on the roads either. The only thing I find they are useful for is the Airport Police.

*And the Austin marathon is kinda a big deal in town, you'd think a Segway Tour company might know ...


If I had the scratch, I would buy a Segway in a minute. I've been on a couple of Segway tours, and there is no way you can do the same amount of sightseeing any other way. I'm not lazy and I enjoy walking for exercise, but the Segway tour is still one of my favorite vacation attractions.

Does driving somewhere make you lazy, or just aware of the fact that you don't have the time to walk?

No argument about Segway riders sometimes being assholes, though. But that's not the fault of the technology.
 
2012-03-04 01:18:23 AM

MasterYong: I don't get it.

I'm fat. I know it. It's my fault.

This was true 2 months ago: I spend 4+ hours a day watching TV, and I work in an office. I have a dog that I don't walk (a lob nonetheless, so he's INSANE). I eat huge portions of food just because I can afford to, and I drink 4 to 6 dark beers a day (stouts or porters mostly).

I have lost over 50 lbs in the last 2 months. How? I stopped drinking. Started walking the dog. Got a standing desk at work. Quit watching TV so much and went back to my old hobbies: hiking, playing music, gardening, and lifting weights. I changed my eating habits, and only include meat in dinner now. I have a smoothie for breakfast that's mostly vegetables like spinach, carrots, and celery, with just a tiny amount of fruit for flavor (typically 3 blackberries or 8 blueberries). I have carrots, celery, and cucumber for lunch. I eat whatever the hell I please for dinner (to avoid LOSING MY MIND eating all the health food LOL).

I have lost six inches off my waist and dropped two t-shirt sizes.

I'm still fat, but getting better. And, it's all my fault. I gained the weight due to a shiatty lifestyle, and now I'm losing it due to a decent lifestyle. I'm actually happier too.

Then ASSHATS like this "obesity club" (or whatever they're calling themselves) that are too fat, lazy, and stupid to get off the couch and DO something about their lifestyle spend so much time and energy crying and screaming about how fat people have "bad genetics" or "poor metabolisms" etc etc etc. There is a teeny, tiny, smidgen of the population that is fat because of genetic predisposition. The VAST majority of fat people, ESPECIALLY fat children, are fat because they are lazy and have irresponsible lifestyles.

W.

T.

F.

/OK I'm done being serious.
//I realize that being serious is not really appreciated around here.
///I'm so sorry.... uh... BOOBIES!!!


Fark it, I'll give it a shot. 20 lbs. to lose, creeping up on me in my *gasp* mid-30s.
 
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