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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.
 
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