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2012-05-01 12:20:36 PM  
So that's why your mom is always bumming tree-fiddy off me.
/thought she was the Loch Ness monster
 
2012-05-01 01:04:18 PM  
www.thefancarpet.com
Enrico Pollini: Look at us go! We're zooming!

Zack Mallozzi: I told you! We're hauling ass!

Enrico Pollini: We're hauling ass! All righty!

Zack Mallozzi: Guess what I got back there.

Enrico Pollini: You just told me...Ass! ....We're hauling ass!
 
2012-05-01 01:24:40 PM  
$5,530 more per year in medical costs for a Mayo worker with a BMI above 40


Mmmm, mayo.
 
2012-05-01 01:53:32 PM  
Yeah, but heaven forbid they pay extra for a flight. That's because it's still only one person, and it would be unfair to charge one person more than another.. But I wonder, has anyone ever checked that? Has anyone ever actually cut open a fatty to see what's inside? There could be a whole village of people in there, for all we know.
 
2012-05-01 02:01:56 PM  
The study forgets the intangible benefits of obesity, like mirth. Fat people are tons of fun.
 
2012-05-01 03:50:11 PM  
We may be largely overweight, but at least the nation's cholesterol is under the target goal.

//No longer in the overweight class, but still have to much body fat percentage.
 
2012-05-01 03:54:18 PM  
sort of scanning the headlines and see the term mayo worker

that can't be good for your health
 
2012-05-01 03:55:06 PM  
Haulin' Asss, hells ya! The Murican way!

i406.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-01 03:59:09 PM  
$1,049: cost of a bariatric toilet rated at 700 pounds.

Mindbleach, please.
 
2012-05-01 04:00:48 PM  
www.chapterthree.com
 
2012-05-01 04:03:10 PM  
* $5,530 more per year in medical costs for a Mayo worker with a BMI above 40. By comparison, smokers' medical costs were only $1,274 a year higher than nonsmokers', who generally die earlier.


They're coming for ya, fatties!
 
2012-05-01 04:06:56 PM  

Lsherm: * $5,530 more per year in medical costs for a Mayo worker with a BMI above 40. By comparison, smokers' medical costs were only $1,274 a year higher than nonsmokers', who generally die earlier.


They're coming for ya, fatties!


Pretty soon you won't be able to have any fatties within 30 feet of a public entrance.

/thanks again Bin Laden
 
kab
2012-05-01 04:09:56 PM  
Needlessly large / heavy vehicles, poorly planned urban sprawl, and laughably inadequate public transportation outside of large metro areas.

I wonder how much all that costs in fuel per year?
 
2012-05-01 04:12:19 PM  
I remind people that while it is perfectly fine to ridicule fat people horribly, we must nonetheless keep a breeding supply around at the very least so that if there is a zombie apocalypse we will have succulent decoys for the zombies to feast on. This will allow all the healthy people time to escape/fortify their houses.
 
2012-05-01 04:15:15 PM  
Subby thank you for posting this article,

It's some girl's 5 year anniversary of working at my office, so they give you a trip to anywhere you wanna go. She's going to chicago, so OF COURSE they had deep dish pizza, cheese cake, all sorts of popcorn and pigs n a blanket.

I ran to my office and am quietly drinking water, trying to ignore the fact that the hallways smell like god damned pizza. Thanks for helping me get my head straight, looking forward to getting off work to go exercise.

/lost 85 pound so far.
//65 to go
///like a boss
 
2012-05-01 04:15:36 PM  

Lsherm: They're coming for ya, fatties!


God, I hope so.

SultanofSchwing: Pretty soon you won't be able to have any fatties within 30 feet of a public entrance.

God, I hope so.

I like that smokers and fatasses are already killing themselves, I just wish the process was a little quicker....
 
2012-05-01 04:17:21 PM  
Bariatric Toilet? Who's bad karma got them reborn as this?

www.acorneng.com
 
2012-05-01 04:22:05 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: Bariatric Toilet? Who's bad karma got them reborn as this?

[www.acorneng.com image 640x250]


That might work.

Taco Tuesday.
 
2012-05-01 04:22:25 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: Bariatric Toilet? Who's bad karma got them reborn as this?

[www.acorneng.com image 640x250]


You know this was invented because some 700 pound guy ended up picking porcelain out of his ass and didn't take that as a wake up call.
 
2012-05-01 04:25:20 PM  

Expolaris: Smoky Dragon Dish: Bariatric Toilet? Who's bad karma got them reborn as this?

[www.acorneng.com image 640x250]

You know this was invented because some 700 pound guy ended up picking porcelain out of his ass and didn't take that as a wake up call.


I'm trying to picture the mechanical engineer at Acorn Engineering who used AutoCAD to design this baby.
 
2012-05-01 04:28:22 PM  
i.imgur.com

What hauling ass might look like...
 
2012-05-01 04:33:10 PM  

Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 625x600]

What hauling ass might look like...


What hauling ass really looks like.

ericmcnatt.com

You now have the urge to run a mile, or just vomit. one or the other.
 
2012-05-01 04:33:14 PM  
So if we make everyone lose weight, who gets to pocket this nice bit of change?

/I say we induce a nation sized famine for one month.
/...You damn well know that's what the bean counters are thinking.
 
2012-05-01 04:35:38 PM  

Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 625x600]

What hauling ass might look like...


Yeah, my step dad has one of those...

He's finally gotten the wake up call with his most recent diabetes diagnosis.

Waking up 10 years ago during kidney surgery because his excessive weight threw off the anesthesiologist, not a wake up call.

Waking up during neck surgery 6 years ago, because again his now even more excessive weight dulled the drugs, not a wake up call.

Being paralyzed from the waist down after that surgery(initially he was fine, but the pressure of his body on his weakened spinal column pinched a nerve and he lost movement until recently, not a wake up call.

Realizing he can walk in a pool with the majority of his weight supported by the water, not a wake up call.

Finally being diagnosed with diabetes, that's his wake up call. He's lost over 100lbs at this point, but he is still around 390. At least he's finally, FINALLY doing something.

//He gives himself another 3 years before he'll be dead.
 
2012-05-01 04:39:48 PM  

meat0918: Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 625x600]

What hauling ass might look like...

Yeah, my step dad has one of those...

He's finally gotten the wake up call with his most recent diabetes diagnosis.

Waking up 10 years ago during kidney surgery because his excessive weight threw off the anesthesiologist, not a wake up call.

Waking up during neck surgery 6 years ago, because again his now even more excessive weight dulled the drugs, not a wake up call.

Being paralyzed from the waist down after that surgery(initially he was fine, but the pressure of his body on his weakened spinal column pinched a nerve and he lost movement until recently, not a wake up call.

Realizing he can walk in a pool with the majority of his weight supported by the water, not a wake up call.

Finally being diagnosed with diabetes, that's his wake up call. He's lost over 100lbs at this point, but he is still around 390. At least he's finally, FINALLY doing something.

//He gives himself another 3 years before he'll be dead.


That's rough man. You just gotta be there for him, he's gotta have the will and want to become better, you just need to keep believing in him. Sounds like you never gave up.
 
2012-05-01 04:49:47 PM  

Expolaris: Funbags: [i.imgur.com image 625x600]

What hauling ass might look like...

What hauling ass really looks like.

[ericmcnatt.com image 500x625]

You now have the urge to run a mile, or just vomit. one or the other.


I can't imagine having my arms hang 30 degrees off from vertical because of manboobs.
 
2012-05-01 04:57:09 PM  
Hauling ass now cost roughly $5 billion a year

Insert your mom joke here.

follow with commenting on how many trips it takes to haul that ass

and you know what that space shuttle crawler is out of work maybe it can be put to work hauling....

/thank you I feel better now
 
2012-05-01 04:57:51 PM  
What's the cost of replacing all the crap pre-packaged food you find in grocery stores, and replacing all the fast food restaurants with just restaurants? There would obviously be some savings if what is served as a meal some places was portioned correctly and served to 2-3 people. There would also be the added cost of waiting for your food almost 10x longer.

I am not saying fat people are not to blame for their size generally (other medical issues can cause you to gain or hold weight unnaturally), but there is significant cost savings in eating the crap food people do, both in time and food cost, if you replaced it with an equal volume or calorie count of healthier foods. If that worked out to be more than the cost of obiesity, would that mean America is actually doing it right?
 
2012-05-01 05:16:14 PM  
U of Iowa girl is already setting the standard that being a big fat ass does not un-entitle you to anything. You can live a life just like everyone who is smart with portion control and exercise without having to do those things! Sure, people who don't schlup down every type of food they encounter and move their asses around to stay relatively healthy will have to be inconvenienced by fat people, but that's their problem to adapt to the fat world around them.
 
2012-05-01 05:24:13 PM  
The upside of fat chicks
1. Big boobs
2. They know about sammiches

The downside of fat chicks
1. The boobs are gross
2. She ate the sammich
 
2012-05-01 05:36:20 PM  

Ajanu: What's the cost of replacing all the crap pre-packaged food you find in grocery stores, and replacing all the fast food restaurants with just restaurants? There would obviously be some savings if what is served as a meal some places was portioned correctly and served to 2-3 people. There would also be the added cost of waiting for your food almost 10x longer.

I am not saying fat people are not to blame for their size generally (other medical issues can cause you to gain or hold weight unnaturally), but there is significant cost savings in eating the crap food people do, both in time and food cost, if you replaced it with an equal volume or calorie count of healthier foods. If that worked out to be more than the cost of obiesity, would that mean America is actually doing it right?


Except in a true free market, fast food isn't as cheap as market conditions make it. Corn is subsidized by the government. That corn turns into feed for livestock, into the ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup, into just about everything that is processed or remotely animal-derived. A real hamburger would never cost $0.80 (or whatever McD's charges these days) without subsidies. So people eat them, taxpayers pay the difference in farm subsidies, then people get fat, and we pay for it again.

A much more responsible policy would be to subsidize spinach, but there aren't too many spinach lobbyists in Congress.
 
2012-05-01 05:48:27 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: Expolaris: Smoky Dragon Dish: Bariatric Toilet? Who's bad karma got them reborn as this?

[www.acorneng.com image 640x250]

You know this was invented because some 700 pound guy ended up picking porcelain out of his ass and didn't take that as a wake up call.

I'm trying to picture the mechanical engineer at Acorn Engineering who used AutoCAD to design this baby.


Finite element analysis on fatty's toilet?

/She can't take anymore... I don't have the power!
 
2012-05-01 05:53:39 PM  
Underweight, so I'm doing my part to lower the stats
/ 5'9" and 118lbs
// Up from 108 a couple months ago since I started lifting weights
/// Should try my friend's workout - pushing the fat people in wheelchairs around hospitals
 
2012-05-01 06:14:28 PM  

notmtwain: [www.thefancarpet.com image 615x410]
Enrico Pollini: Look at us go! We're zooming!

Zack Mallozzi: I told you! We're hauling ass!

Enrico Pollini: We're hauling ass! All righty!

Zack Mallozzi: Guess what I got back there.

Enrico Pollini: You just told me...Ass! ....We're hauling ass!



Came here to post this.

/ Eets a race! I'm weening! I'm weening!
 
2012-05-01 06:15:32 PM  
Oh come on, obvious fatist thread begs pics
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com


I'm not the Farker they need right now, I'm the Farker they deserve.
 
2012-05-01 06:23:18 PM  
In this thread you'll find a bunch of 20 something people telling us how they'll never be fat. We'll check back with them in 20 years and see how that works out.
 
2012-05-01 06:30:00 PM  
RTFA; [citations needed] all over the farking place. I call bullshiat otherwise.

Sharon Begley is just a lying, weight-hater.
 
2012-05-01 06:33:18 PM  
Interesting - until I got to the line which addressed absenteeism in "mildly obese" workers, with "mildly obese" starting at a BMI of 25. Now, I'm aware of the problems with using BMI as a parameter, but really - 25? A woman who is 5'6" and weighs 156 pounds has a BMI of 25. OK, she's packing a little extra, but hardly enough for her weight to be causing health problems that would keep her out of work!

Expanding the definition of "obesity" detracts from the seriousness of the problem.
 
2012-05-01 06:44:39 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: Yeah, but heaven forbid they pay extra for a flight. That's because it's still only one person, and it would be unfair to charge one person more than another.. But I wonder, has anyone ever checked that? Has anyone ever actually cut open a fatty to see what's inside? There could be a whole village of people in there, for all we know.


Village People?

/ Y... M... C... A...
// it's fun to stay at the...
/// [goto slashie 1]
 
2012-05-01 06:48:37 PM  
According to a BMI Index, I'm overweight. 26.3

36 year old male. 6'2", 205 lbs. I'm benching 225, squatting 300 & dead lifting 350. My jeans are 33 waist, 34 leg.

I can see my abs.

I loves being a fatty!
 
2012-05-01 06:51:28 PM  

9beers: In this thread you'll find a bunch of 20 something people telling us how they'll never be fat. We'll check back with them in 20 years and see how that works out.


You sound fat
 
2012-05-01 06:58:03 PM  

9beers: In this thread you'll find a bunch of 20 something people telling us how they'll never be fat. We'll check back with them in 20 years and see how that works out.


your feelings hurt tinkerbell?

in a preponderance of cases, obesity is due to factors that are well within the control of the individual. if you don't have the self control to keep yourself from getting fat, you are deserving of whatever ridicule you receive.

also, doesn't change the facts presented by the article.

//still feel that planes should charge a flat rate, plus a per-pound rate. your fatness is directly related to fuel burn fatty
 
2012-05-01 06:59:09 PM  

way south:
/I say we induce a nation sized famine for one month..


I don't think the republicans would be too happy with a nation-wide instituted ramadan :)
 
2012-05-01 06:59:23 PM  
Is that before or after the extra food costs?
 
2012-05-01 07:07:32 PM  

hallotavagyna: According to a BMI Index, I'm overweight. 26.3

36 year old male. 6'2", 205 lbs. I'm benching 225, squatting 300 & dead lifting 350. My jeans are 33 waist, 34 leg.

I can see my abs.

I loves being a fatty!


This is where I say BMI applies to groups, not individuals.

I'm 189lbs 6'2", same pants size, and I'm just inside the normal range at 24.3, but I know my body fat percentage is still too high, if my slight double chin and belly(which is slowly shrinking) are any indication.

//I'd guess you have a pretty low BF%.
 
2012-05-01 07:10:38 PM  

kidgenius: in a preponderance of cases, obesity is due to factors that are well within the control of the individual. if you don't have the self control to keep yourself from getting fat, you are deserving of whatever ridicule you receive.


See, like this guy.
 
2012-05-01 07:12:59 PM  

meat0918: hallotavagyna: According to a BMI Index, ...
This is where I say BMI applies to groups, not individuals.


//I'd guess you have a pretty low BF%. ...


Around 12%
 
2012-05-01 07:13:10 PM  

9beers: kidgenius: in a preponderance of cases, obesity is due to factors that are well within the control of the individual. if you don't have the self control to keep yourself from getting fat, you are deserving of whatever ridicule you receive.

See, like this guy.


Well truthfully, I'm not a 20-something, I'm a 30-something :)

But, I'm sorry that you have an issue with statements of fact. Truth hurts sometimes.
 
2012-05-01 07:16:30 PM  
Smoking, drinking, eating awesome food. Stop enjoying yourselves so my premiums go down, goddamn it. Wouldn't be an issue if we didn't socialize health care now would it?
 
2012-05-01 07:37:13 PM  

kab: Needlessly large / heavy vehicles, poorly planned urban sprawl, and laughably inadequate public transportation outside of large metro areas.

I wonder how much all that costs in fuel per year?


Don't forget 60+ mph speed limits.
 
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