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2012-08-05 09:14:07 PM
US was 46th!

See world, we WORK at being fat!
 
2012-08-05 09:52:23 PM
Because not exercising is exactly the same thing as being lazy.
 
2012-08-05 11:58:45 PM

Lsherm: US was 46th!

See world, we WORK at being fat!


That just raises suspicion on the accuracy of that study. How do they classify "sedentary"? It's unclear.
 
2012-08-06 12:12:05 AM
Can't be arsed to click the link. Someone want to give the run down of the list?
 
2012-08-06 12:30:54 AM
Do you know what Hitler did with lazy countries?
 
2012-08-06 12:34:09 AM
As someone who's wearing adult diapers because its a long walk to the shiatter, I'm getting a kick....
 
2012-08-06 02:42:43 AM

Voiceofreason01: Because not exercising is exactly the same thing as being lazy.


Yeah, I was looking forward to a list of the countries where people work the least, not the countries that have the most fatasses.
 
2012-08-06 03:09:04 AM

Ghastly: Can't be arsed to click the link. Someone want to give the run down of the list?


Well, if you dont click, you will miss out on the 300k+ comments about being too lazy to read the rest of the article!

1) Greece is the least lazy country? REALLY?????
2) US is 46th???

I guess with Greece being the least laziest, the EU has their final answer, kick Greece out of the EU. The Greeks will immediately flourish!!
 
2012-08-06 03:10:27 AM

Ambivalence: Lsherm: US was 46th!

See world, we WORK at being fat!

That just raises suspicion on the accuracy of that study. How do they classify "sedentary"? It's unclear.


looked like it was a measure of moderate activity.
So americans, who have jobs were they sit around at work and dont have time to play are LAZY and greeks who dont work and only work 1 hour a month have tons of time to run about.

LOL
 
2012-08-06 03:55:11 AM

namatad: Ghastly: Can't be arsed to click the link. Someone want to give the run down of the list?

Well, if you dont click, you will miss out on the 300k+ comments about being too lazy to read the rest of the article!

1) Greece is the least lazy country? REALLY?????
2) US is 46th???

I guess with Greece being the least laziest, the EU has their final answer, kick Greece out of the EU. The Greeks will immediately flourish!!


tl;dr
 
2012-08-06 04:13:11 AM
Greece hasn't been on the news in awhile. Did someone finally get it a job delivering newspapers or something?
 
2012-08-06 04:19:35 AM
They hope that the release of the study results will "help spur lazy members of the public to choose to lead more active lives". Yeah, good luck with that. Do they not realise I am too lazy to care?
 
2012-08-06 04:24:02 AM
Japan in a top X list for being lazy..... yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2012-08-06 04:34:23 AM
The article posts absolutely NO definition of "lazy", at best it means that you don't do cardio work. i.e: Saudi Arabia scores low (high?) because half it's population can't work, shop, and really has nothing better to do than stay at home or visit relatives.

Oh, and SURPRISE, women score "slightly lower than men" globally. No word on if this isn't explained away by an approximately nine month period where random women seem to stop bench pressing for some stupid, estrogen related reason.

I'm going to guess that this is something totally arbitrary, like, number of steps walked a day. They mentioned Greece's diet, as well, so I can't help but think some food pyramid was used to scale the results, as well.
 
2012-08-06 04:39:25 AM
This is the BMI of laziness measurement
 
2012-08-06 04:46:16 AM
So, an article about a laziness study that never mentions how the study determined which country was lazier or what their criteria for laziness is. Making it completely meaningless.

Man. The Daily Mail really is the worst newspaper in the world, isn't it? It's just... awful. Every article from it I read disappoints me in new and interesting ways.
 
2012-08-06 04:54:11 AM
TFA puts Malta in top place - have they ever BEEN to Malta? Everyone I met works about 3 jobs, the island is tiny so a lot of them walk everywhere and I saw very few people wobbling when they walked - and no Rascals either. I wonder if they based this on gym membership - I had membership at a gym that cost £40/month that I didn't use, so I stopped the membership and used the money to buy some exercise equipment that I use every second day.
 
2012-08-06 05:11:03 AM
Lazy bastard foreigners! Always on the welfare. Ya know they're lazy when they run around spoutin' gibberish - they're too Farkin' lazy to learn English!!
 
2012-08-06 05:21:03 AM

Ghastly: Can't be arsed to click the link. Someone want to give the run down of the list?


Win.
 
2012-08-06 05:30:30 AM

Gunther: So, an article about a laziness study that never mentions how the study determined which country was lazier or what their criteria for laziness is. Making it completely meaningless.

Man. The Daily Mail really is the worst newspaper in the world, isn't it? It's just... awful. Every article from it I read disappoints me in new and interesting ways.


I blame the lazy British 'journalist' for the lack of information.
 
2012-08-06 05:32:10 AM
Cape Verde. I once worked with a couple of guys from there. They're amazing. They can do the work of almost half a man!
 
2012-08-06 05:38:01 AM
That can't be right. The USA should always be number one in everything.
 
2012-08-06 05:52:52 AM
tiara:
"The article posts absolutely NO definition of "lazy", at best it means that you don't do cardio work. i.e: Saudi Arabia scores low (high?) because half it's population can't work, shop, and really has nothing better to do than stay at home or visit relatives."

good basic point. many of us do not live among picturesque village streets where it is safe to walk, jog or bicycle.

Mrs.Kritter schedule:
wake up, prep for work 1 hour
commute: at least 1 hour
work: 8-10 hours
commute hour: hour at least

only reason Mrs. Kritter has any time to herself at all is because I do the at-home chores. if you have time for exercise in your life i say good for you. if you live where you can go for walks and ride your bikes i say good for you. i wish everyone could.
 
2012-08-06 05:58:38 AM
The US is only 46th?! Come on, guys, we've got some serious not working to do! Tomorrow. Or maybe next week.
 
2012-08-06 06:14:16 AM

HaywoodJablonski: This is the BMI of laziness measurement


What a lazy comparison.
 
2012-08-06 06:14:55 AM
I was too lazy to read the article.

Screw percentages. According to the article, the UK only has 39 million lazy people(63% of 62 million) whereas here in the US, we have 125 million(40% of 314 million). We have twice as many lazy people as they have citizens! USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-08-06 06:19:16 AM

SanjiSasuke: HaywoodJablonski: This is the BMI of laziness measurement

What a lazy comparison.


Is that the best insult you have? Lazy ass
 
2012-08-06 06:21:42 AM
I think this should be a measure of global contributions instead. And why does Nicaragua get a pass? Can anyone tell me the top 10 greatest Nicaraguans? How about the top 5 Nicaraguan achievements?
 
2012-08-06 06:27:07 AM
I was going to RTFA but I was too lazy to click


It's hard to believe that any group of young people could be lazier than our video game playing youth
 
2012-08-06 06:34:27 AM
You know, those naps aren't going to take themselves...

Some people are just too lazy to finish wha
 
2012-08-06 06:38:18 AM
I was going to show my laziness by not commenting, but then I figured no one would ever know, so what I'm doing now is highlighting the untold thousands of people who will click this link but not comment. They're the true heroes, of today.
 
2012-08-06 06:48:35 AM
There is a difference between being lazy and commuting 1 hour 20 minutes to work, putting in a 9 hour shift and then traveling 1 hour 20 minutes home and being too tired to go for a run.

fark the Daily Mail, it's existence seems to be to make British people look like complete coonts in the eyes of the world
 
2012-08-06 06:48:59 AM
Meh.
 
2012-08-06 06:49:18 AM

NobleHam: The US is only 46th?! Come on, guys, we've got some serious not working to do! Tomorrow. Or maybe next week.


Hey, procrastination is not something you should put off.
 
2012-08-06 07:06:39 AM

tira: The article posts absolutely NO definition of "lazy", at best it means that you don't do cardio work.


You sound fat. And lazy.
 
2012-08-06 07:09:09 AM
The ones that keep repeating the same jokes about being too lazy to click the link are just being lazy in their comments. I'd rant about it, but I'm too lazy to care.
 
2012-08-06 07:25:52 AM
Perhaps I should move to Malta. Where the fark is Malta? Eh, fark it.
 
2012-08-06 07:32:27 AM
20 - Bhutan: 52.3% inactive
19 - South Africa: 52.4% inactive
18 - Ireland: 53.2% inactive
17 - Italy: 54.7% inactive
16 - Cyprus: 55.4% inactive
15 - Turkey: 56.0% inactive
14 - Iraq: 58.4% inactive
13 - Namibia: 58.5% inactive
12 - Dominican Republic: 60.0% inactive
11 - Japan: 60.2% inactive
10 - Malaysia: 61.4% inactive
9 - United Arab Emirates: 62.5% inactive
8 - Britain: 63.3% inactive
7 - Kuwait: 64.5% inactive
6 - Micronesia: 66.3% inactive
5 - Argentina: 68.3% inactive
4 - Serbia: 68.3% inactive
3 - Saudi Arabia: 68.8% inactive
2 - Swaziland: 69.0% inactive
1 - Malta: 71.9% inactive
 
2012-08-06 07:37:55 AM
I would have read the article, but I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes. BBL.
 
2012-08-06 07:41:37 AM
Yeah those countries are very comparable to eachother...
 
2012-08-06 07:43:00 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Iraq -- an entire nation frozen into inactivity by the dour looking dude in the poster staring down at them.
 
2012-08-06 07:43:28 AM
Droppo is still the laziest man om Mars...
 
2012-08-06 07:45:19 AM
Another list I think would be good is: who does the least with the most and vice versa.

For instance, India is blessed with size and resources, and all they can manage is outsourcing menial labour and poverty. Meanwhile, Japan is a tiny island that has managed to become one of the largest economies in the world, ful of innovation and creativity.

And then, of course, there's Nicaragua.
 
2012-08-06 07:57:37 AM
FTFA: Greece came out most active country, with only 15 per cent of the population leading sedentary lifestyles

Yes, that hunter-gatherer lifestyle they have had to regress to is certainly keeping them moving.
 
2012-08-06 08:30:17 AM
tira: The article posts absolutely NO definition of "lazy", at best it means that you don't do cardio work. i.e: Saudi Arabia scores low (high?) because half it's population can't work, shop, and really has nothing better to do than stay at home or visit relatives.

Oh, and SURPRISE, women score "slightly lower than men" globally. No word on if this isn't explained away by an approximately nine month period where random women seem to stop bench pressing for some stupid, estrogen related reason.

I'm going to guess that this is something totally arbitrary, like, number of steps walked a day. They mentioned Greece's diet, as well, so I can't help but think some food pyramid was used to scale the results, as well.


Quit crying and make us sandwiches.
 
2012-08-06 08:31:55 AM
Well, take it on a individual basis, I think we still know who the laziest man on Earth might be:

shopping.syncweekly.com
 
2012-08-06 08:32:24 AM

treecologist: FTFA: Greece came out most active country, with only 15 per cent of the population leading sedentary lifestyles

Yes, that hunter-gatherer lifestyle they have had to regress to is certainly keeping them moving.


There is a lot of walking to do when the semi-daily bus strike comes around.
 
2012-08-06 08:34:06 AM

namatad: Ambivalence: Lsherm:
looked like it was a measure of moderate activity.
So americans, who have jobs were they sit around at work and dont have time to play are LAZY and greeks who dont work and only work 1 hour a month have tons of time to run about.

LOL


Greece's problem isn't a low retirement age, it's a combination of problems that starts with tax cheats. The reason the Greeks are so pissed off is that the austerity measures hit everyone BUT the tax cheats. Fortunately, we'll never have that problem it the US, where our wealthiest citizens delight in the prospect of paying a reasonable and fair share into the system that provides every piece of infrastructure they could possibly want to have in their society to support their entrepreneurial efforts.
 
2012-08-06 08:36:06 AM
According to the study itself, whatever it is they are measuring is apparently normal for humans. This is somehow a problem?
 
2012-08-06 08:53:06 AM
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