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(Some Guy)   Infographic of what the average American eats every year. Mmmm...29 lbs of french fries and 23 lbs of pizza...mmmm   (naturalsociety.com) divider line 70
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2012-05-18 12:15:27 AM
Don't surprise me with a popup within 30 seconds of clicking on your link asking me to share it. If I want to share it, I'll get around to that when I'm done.

/your blog sucks
 
2012-05-18 12:21:42 AM
/not clicking link

But I do know there is no way I eat more french fries than pizza.
 
2012-05-18 12:28:51 AM

Frederick: But I do know there is no way I eat more french fries than pizza.


I eat way more pizza than french fries too. I probably have 3 lbs of french fries a year. And 24 lbs of ice cream? I haven't had ice cream in at least 3 years.
 
2012-05-18 01:38:14 AM
I can guarantee that the graph is not what I eat annually

/I never said I ate healthier than the graph
//No 'beer group' on it
 
2012-05-18 01:42:11 AM

violentsalvation: Frederick: But I do know there is no way I eat more french fries than pizza.

I eat way more pizza than french fries too. I probably have 3 lbs of french fries a year. And 24 lbs of ice cream? I haven't had ice cream in at least 3 years.


It must be Arizona. I eat pizza, but barely have any ice cream and haven't eaten fries in years.

But burritos? *drooooool*
 
2012-05-18 02:15:28 AM
The actual chart looks pretty healthy to me. Way more vegetables and fruits than red meats. And they differentiate cheese and butter from other dairy (which is a huge chunk of the graph... kids and adults in flyover states drink milk). It's surprisingly low on wheat flour, too.

But where the fark is alcohol?
 
2012-05-18 02:56:58 AM
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This is Townhall quality.
 
Skr
2012-05-18 03:49:34 AM
Only 23 lbs. of Pizza? Light weight.


/best. vegetable. ever.
 
2012-05-18 03:50:44 AM
Jeez. Lay off, will ya?
 
2012-05-18 03:51:03 AM
I don't drink soda or coffee so I'm doing awesome in those two areas. I tend to make up for it in beer and pizza though.
 
2012-05-18 04:04:35 AM

Frederick: /not clicking link


Good call if you would like to see the infographic from its original source and not mangled to fit into that crappy webpage click the following.

http://visualeconomics.creditloan.com/food-consumption-in-america_20 10 -07-12/
 
2012-05-18 04:07:12 AM

HotWingAgenda: The actual chart looks pretty healthy to me. Way more vegetables and fruits than red meats. And they differentiate cheese and butter from other dairy (which is a huge chunk of the graph... kids and adults in flyover states drink milk). It's surprisingly low on wheat flour, too.

But where the fark is alcohol?


Agreed on both points. Cheese is about as "dairy" as it gets. But more to the point, let's talk booze.

I'm a functioning alcoholic. Hold a job, no DWIs, etc. But holy fark do I consume a ton of calories in hooch form. Hell I'm drunk right now. I've had about 6 ounces of Johnnie Walker Red, which is roughly 6-700 calories - all of which metabolize as sugar. This also means that in about half an hour I'm going to raid the fridge for most convenient (read: unhealthy) items in there. And yet I'm only 175 lbs at 5'11.

It's called walking. Exercise. Biking. Whatever it is that you need to do to atone for your gluttony. Americans aren't fat just because of our diets; we're fat because we're farking lazy. I'd rather exert a little effort during the day if it means I can live like a pig at night. And since I won't give up living like a pig at night, and because I don't want to be a fatty, I do simple things like taking stairs or spending a half hour swimming laps.

Not rocket surgery, people. My mother was obese and used to complain about her weight in between bites of a cheeseburger and her application for a Hoveround. "I can't help it!"

Yes, yes you can. Don't even have to join a gym. Just go outside once in a while. Wish I had been more stern with her on this point, but I was afraid of making her cry. Well, fatties, the time has come to hear some truth.
 
2012-05-18 04:10:14 AM
This post from that blog is even better...Link

According to Masaru Emoto, Ph.D., a water researcher and author of Messages from Water volumes I, II & III, water contains a consciousness that can be influenced through prayer, music, light wave forms, written words, thoughts and more. It is NOT just gases in a liquid form.

My friend, Norman, had created what he called 'white water', or highly energetically-charged water that used the etheric field of Scalar wave technology to traverse time and space;
sounds rather impressive for those of us "with eyes to see and ears to hear." For others, it is just rubbish talk. On that note, I have always said, "Everyone has a right to their own level of ignorance." Unfortunately, what your doctor does not know can kill you.
 
2012-05-18 04:10:38 AM

Greymalkin: Good call if you would like to see the infographic from its original source and not mangled to fit into that crappy webpage click the following.


Everyone knows the most reliable census data is on www.fricanospizza.com. And who wouldn't take medical and nutritional advice from www.scumdoctor.com?

/sources cited for the graph
 
2012-05-18 04:10:47 AM
2,700 calories a day.

That's impressive and disgusting at the same time. No wonder Americans are a bunch of lard asses dying of dunlop disease.
 
2012-05-18 04:17:19 AM

relaxitsjustme: 2,700 calories a day.

That's impressive and disgusting at the same time. No wonder Americans are a bunch of lard asses dying of dunlop disease.


And if it's true, we must be more active than every before to keep the average weight at 190 lbs for 5'9" tall men. At 2700 calories per day, your run of the mill cubicle farm drone would get to 300 lbs pretty damn quick unless they had a very vigorous cardio workout every day.

/Trust me, I'm fat. I know food.
 
2012-05-18 04:20:34 AM
Farkers are never going to gain weight. They'll weigh the same at 45 as they do at 25.
 
2012-05-18 04:23:25 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Would like a word with the author.....


/Bacon? Anyone???
 
2012-05-18 04:25:46 AM

HotWingAgenda: The actual chart looks pretty healthy to me. Way more vegetables and fruits than red meats. And they differentiate cheese and butter from other dairy (which is a huge chunk of the graph... kids and adults in flyover states drink milk). It's surprisingly low on wheat flour, too.

But where the fark is alcohol?


I bet the vegetables are 75% potatoes though.
 
2012-05-18 04:29:58 AM
Don't know what households they polled, but at mine we take a ten-pound bag of potatoes every week and bake homemade fries out of it.
 
2012-05-18 04:30:08 AM
I question the average heights listed - 5'9" for men and 5'4" for women sounds short to me. I always thought the average height for women in the US was 5'6".

Also interesting was the "beverage milks" category - can we assume that this is largely due to the popularity of Starbucks, etc?
 
2012-05-18 04:31:03 AM
tomdavis.typepad.com

"Too Much Is Always Better Than Not Enough"
 
2012-05-18 04:38:05 AM

JRoo: [tomdavis.typepad.com image 203x152]

"Too Much Is Always Better Than Not Enough"


These pics always break my heart. Maybe that's why I'm a libtard.

Anyway, one year my parents whined about some utterly inconsequential event (so meaningless I forget what it was). So I sent both of them this famous photo, sans any kind of text, in hopes of putting things in perspective.

www.documentingreality.com

Nothing like First World problems, eh?
 
2012-05-18 04:39:12 AM
Referncing the above post, I meant some sort of argument with a family member that "ruined Thanksgiving."
 
2012-05-18 04:42:52 AM

JRoo: [tomdavis.typepad.com image 203x152]

"Too Much Is Always Better Than Not Enough"


What food group is that?

\sorry
 
2012-05-18 04:51:41 AM
Web Designer 1: "Hey, this graphic is bigger than the area for our content. Should we resize it so it displays properly?"

Web Designer 2: "No, that's to much work. Just change the dimensions. No one will notice."

Web Designer 1: "But..."

Web Designer 2: "NO ONE will notice."
 
2012-05-18 04:54:38 AM
Somebody must really be pigging out. I have fries or ice cream maybe once a month.
 
2012-05-18 04:55:09 AM
i168.photobucket.com
/stole it from ChuckyV
 
2012-05-18 05:00:52 AM

HotWingAgenda: The actual chart looks pretty healthy to me. Way more vegetables and fruits than red meats. And they differentiate cheese and butter from other dairy (which is a huge chunk of the graph... kids and adults in flyover states drink milk). It's surprisingly low on wheat flour, too.

But where the fark is alcohol?


You know, it says a lot about the informativeness and presentation of the facts on that website when the American diet appears healthy.
 
2012-05-18 05:02:44 AM

dickfreckle: JRoo: [tomdavis.typepad.com image 203x152]

"Too Much Is Always Better Than Not Enough"

These pics always break my heart. Maybe that's why I'm a libtard.

Anyway, one year my parents whined about some utterly inconsequential event (so meaningless I forget what it was). So I sent both of them this famous photo, sans any kind of text, in hopes of putting things in perspective.

[www.documentingreality.com image 640x409]

Nothing like First World problems, eh?


Every farking time I get even a little bit over seeing that picture it pops back up again. It doesn't need text, it's one of the worst, most powerful images I've ever seen. No wonder the photographer killed himself, I'm a million miles away from it and it still breaks my heart.
 
2012-05-18 05:04:20 AM

dickfreckle: JRoo: [tomdavis.typepad.com image 203x152]

"Too Much Is Always Better Than Not Enough"

These pics always break my heart. Maybe that's why I'm a libtard.

Anyway, one year my parents whined about some utterly inconsequential event (so meaningless I forget what it was). So I sent both of them this famous photo, sans any kind of text, in hopes of putting things in perspective.

[www.documentingreality.com image 640x409]

Nothing like First World problems, eh?


Kevin Carter
 
2012-05-18 05:13:01 AM
Anyone look at the "What the World Eats" link? I know it's been on here before, but I wonder if they also chose the average family to appear, because if so...damn, Mexicans are fat.

The captions seem to indict Americans for their "processed and pre-prepared foods with heavy amounts of junk and fast food", but look at that battalion of Coke and beer behind the Mexicans. That's per week?! iCarumba!

Even the German family, with their apparent alcoholism, doesn't look that fat.

Also, hey Great Britain--it's over. You won the Disgusting Foods Olympics. We don't need to hear about your mayonnaise sandwiches.
 
2012-05-18 05:20:24 AM
Wait, it's 600 lbs of non-cheese dairy and only 181 lbs of that is beverage milk. 24 lbs of the remainder is ice cream... What else is there? You can't tell me that people are eating 395 lbs of yogurt every year. It can't be butter, that would fit under the fats and oils category. What is this mysterious dairy product that people are eating in such huge quantities?
 
2012-05-18 05:29:38 AM

Precision Boobery: Anyone look at the "What the World Eats" link? I know it's been on here before, but I wonder if they also chose the average family to appear, because if so...damn, Mexicans are fat.

The captions seem to indict Americans for their "processed and pre-prepared foods with heavy amounts of junk and fast food", but look at that battalion of Coke and beer behind the Mexicans. That's per week?! iCarumba!

Even the German family, with their apparent alcoholism, doesn't look that fat.

Also, hey Great Britain--it's over. You won the Disgusting Foods Olympics. We don't need to hear about your mayonnaise sandwiches.


lol, and yes, although it's been shown before, it is very interesting
 
2012-05-18 05:35:39 AM

The Envoy: Every farking time I get even a little bit over seeing that picture it pops back up again. It doesn't need text, it's one of the worst, most powerful images I've ever seen. No wonder the photographer killed himself, I'm a million miles away from it and it still breaks my heart.


He received tons of accolades for it, too, which I imagine made him feel terrible. I know I would. It's like Sam Waterston in The Killing Fields, where he accepts an award not knowing if his friend was still in hell, or dead.

As for that photo, I can't think of a single thing - song, speech, essay, whatever - that has had such a profound impact on how I view my fellow man. There are lots of reasons I'm a raging libtard, but this image impacted me profoundly at a young age. The overall reason for my politics isn't hunger, but a desire to live in a world where we at least attempt to take care of each other. I'm not a hippie advocating the abolition of the entire military in order to feed foreign kids; I'm just some guy who sees a shiat-ton of injustice in the world. And it breaks my heart. Where the fark do we even start?

No kid deserves this.
 
2012-05-18 05:40:32 AM
The article teed-off on sugar, high fructose corn sugar and then all the sugar substitutes. No wonder the author is so cranky.
 
2012-05-18 05:41:08 AM

Boatmech: [i168.photobucket.com image 252x480]
/stole it from ChuckyV


I lol'd!
 
2012-05-18 05:46:35 AM
We will never catch up with the Dutch and Belgians in the French Fry arms race.
 
2012-05-18 05:56:46 AM

Precision Boobery: Anyone look at the "What the World Eats" link?

Here ya go

Also, hey Great Britain--it's over. You won the Disgusting Foods Olympics. We don't need to hear about your mayonnaise sandwiches.
Try the black pudding.
 
2012-05-18 05:59:30 AM

dickfreckle: Boatmech: [i168.photobucket.com image 252x480]
/stole it from ChuckyV

I lol'd!


`Where the fark do we even start?
`
Quit feeding them.
 
2012-05-18 06:00:02 AM
i don't eat that much pizza or french fries or ice cream. however, i probably consume 100 pounds of macaroni and cheese per year. and 53 gallons of soda seems a bit low. and there is no way in hell i eat 415 pounds of vegetables. a year, i can't stand vegetables. unless they're counting tomato sauce as a vegetable, which they probably are, even then i doubt i get 50 pounds.
 
2012-05-18 06:26:29 AM
For a better visual representation of what folks are eating in this country and around the world, check this out:

Average weekly food consumption of families around the world

I think this is that "What the World Eats" site referenced above. Folks in NC sure do love their pizza ...
 
2012-05-18 06:34:23 AM

dickfreckle: He received tons of accolades for it, too, which I imagine made him feel terrible. I know I would. It's like Sam Waterston in The Killing Fields, where he accepts an award not knowing if his friend was still in hell, or dead.

As for that photo, I can't think of a single thing - song, speech, essay, whatever - that has had such a profound impact on how I view my fellow man. There are lots of reasons I'm a raging libtard, but this image impacted me profoundly at a young age. The overall reason for my politics isn't hunger, but a desire to live in a world where we at least attempt to take care of each other. I'm not a hippie advocating the abolition of the entire military in order to feed foreign kids; I'm just some guy who sees a shiat-ton of injustice in the world. And it breaks my heart. Where the fark do we even start?

No kid deserves this.


Our reactions to it are exactly the same. The first time I saw it triggered a small obsession in me. I had to find out who took it, where, when, what happened, did the child die, why did no one help, how could anybody help etc. etc. The feeling of helplessness is horrible and it lurks in my stomach and I get that same sick feeling whenever I see it. It would be far easier to be able to ignore it and what it means but I'm glad that I can't, if that makes any sense? I defy anybody normal to see that picture and not be horrified.
 
2012-05-18 06:35:15 AM

Precision Boobery: We don't need to hear about your mayonnaise sandwiches.


NOBODY eats mayonnaise sandwiches. That's a farking fact.
 
2012-05-18 06:35:25 AM

Precision Boobery:

Also, hey Great Britain--it's over. You won the Disgusting Foods Olympics. We don't need to hear about your mayonnaise sandwiches.


Mayo on a sandwich? Imagine the horror...

I will just leave this here for you to contemplate how much of ... of a dick you are.

4.bp.blogspot.com

/That and/or cheese
// And by cheese I mean an oil based product, flavoured,dyed and delivered by aerosol...
///(Last slash now) 6 bucks and my right nut you have never been out of the US, let alone to Britain.
 
2012-05-18 06:37:34 AM
I definitely eat more fries than that - I have fries with almost every meal, even if it isn't the norm.

I cut pop out of my diet almost completely, though, with the exception of eating out sometimes and with mixed drinks. With fast food combos I get Fruitopia instead. Feeling a lot better than I used to.

/life story short
 
2012-05-18 06:43:51 AM

gmoney101: Precision Boobery:

Also, hey Great Britain--it's over. You won the Disgusting Foods Olympics. We don't need to hear about your mayonnaise sandwiches.

Mayo on a sandwich? Imagine the horror...

I will just leave this here for you to contemplate how much of ... of a dick you are.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 283x450]

/That and/or cheese
// And by cheese I mean an oil based product, flavoured,dyed and delivered by aerosol...
///(Last slash now) 6 bucks and my right nut you have never been out of the US, let alone to Britain.


To be fair to him, the "mayo sandwich" claim was from that "What the world eats" link. Yes, it shows ignorance to believe that people eat them, but it's not really his fault. TFA writer, however, needs to be punched in the plums.

If you don't think mayonnasie should even be a component of a sandwich then you are completely, utterly and incontrovertibly wrong.
 
2012-05-18 06:49:50 AM
Artificial sweeteners cause cancer. Blah blah blah. The sun causes cancer. Your car exhaust causes cancer. Gasoline cause cancer. Eating red meat causes cancer. The new car smell causes cancer. The amalgam in my teeth causes cancer. Oh wait, now the tooth-colored fillings cause cancer. The radon seeping up from underneath my house causes cancer. Sex with Subby's mom causes cancer. Holding a cellphone next to my brain causes cancer. Cancer causes cancer.
Christ, give it a rest you naturopathic freaks. No one gives a shiat.
 
2012-05-18 07:32:31 AM
Corn: 56 lbs.?? I eat NONE!
The red meat, poultry and especailly the egg categories are ridiculously low however.
As far as butter and fats - why on earth would anyone eat that?
29 lbs. of french fries? I might eat them once in a year.
The entire thing seems like a farce.
 
2012-05-18 07:49:10 AM

Nogale: I question the average heights listed - 5'9" for men and 5'4" for women sounds short to me. I always thought the average height for women in the US was 5'6".

Also interesting was the "beverage milks" category - can we assume that this is largely due to the popularity of Starbucks, etc?


5'4" is correct. There are still a lot of old and middle-aged women out there from previous generations who are 5' or under who skew the average. And I'm 24 and only 5'1". I bet if only women to age 30 or so were included, it would be closer to 5'6".
 
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