Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Hampton Roads)   Obesity rate in Virginia predicted to reach 50% by 2030, shortly before the midatlantic seaboard snaps off the continent and sinks under its own weight   (hamptonroads.com) divider line 55
    More: Sick, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Virginian-Pilot, home health care, obesity, disease rates  
•       •       •

1802 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Sep 2012 at 2:13 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



55 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-09-18 02:17:05 PM  
Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.
 
2012-09-18 02:17:23 PM  
towleroad.typepad.com

Can that happen?!
 
2012-09-18 02:19:59 PM  

FrancoFile: Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.


Plenty of fatties in the DC suburbs. It's not as bad as the rest of the country, but it's still bad. Once you've been to Eastern Europe you realize just what a bunch of fat asses not only Americans are, but increasingly the Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, and Dutch.
 
2012-09-18 02:21:58 PM  

kudayta: [towleroad.typepad.com image 480x358]

Can that happen?!


No, but the weight disparity between the East Coast and West Coast may cause North America to tip over to the right. We should start relocating as many fat people to the West Coast as we can to balance things out - and do it as soon as possible.
 
2012-09-18 02:22:01 PM  
I had decided to try and lose weight, but someone brought in donuts to work today and I'm working on my 4th or 5th one. I'm a victim.
 
2012-09-18 02:24:24 PM  

FrancoFile: Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.


You're forgetting the thousand acres of front yard with one horse parts.
 
2012-09-18 02:25:08 PM  

beta_plus: FrancoFile: Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.

Plenty of fatties in the DC suburbs. It's not as bad as the rest of the country, but it's still bad. Once you've been to Eastern Europe you realize just what a bunch of fat asses not only Americans are, but increasingly the Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, and Dutch.


I'm in "Naval Base" and I wouldn't be surprised if fatties already are in the majority.
 
2012-09-18 02:25:21 PM  

beta_plus: FrancoFile: Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.

Plenty of fatties in the DC suburbs. It's not as bad as the rest of the country, but it's still bad. Once you've been to Eastern Europe you realize just what a bunch of fat asses not only Americans are, but increasingly the Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, and Dutch.


Go to Japan. The only fat people are wrestling each other. Actually, that might be happening in Virginia too.
 
2012-09-18 02:26:36 PM  
And by 2060 the rate will be 100 percent.

Because maths, right?
 
2012-09-18 02:27:18 PM  
At least Virginia has 18 years to turn things around. Could be done in 90 days if everyone there moved more than their fork to their pie hole.

The South it's getting harder to pick out landscape between the blubbery ooze that strangely moves about.
 
2012-09-18 02:29:18 PM  
 
2012-09-18 02:30:35 PM  
Virginia Is For Blubbers?
 
2012-09-18 02:30:49 PM  

kudayta: [towleroad.typepad.com image 480x358]

Can that happen?!


Beat me to it, but here it is for the uninformed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

The good bit is around 1:20.
 
2012-09-18 02:31:14 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: And by 2060 the rate will be 100 percent.

Because maths, right?


www.driven2divide.com
 
2012-09-18 02:33:02 PM  
My wife wanted to run in Wal Mart and pick something up one day so I sat in the car with the kids and waited on her. While I watched the door I noticed that EVERY virtually every black woman that walked out was overweight. So I started counting and the total was something like 75% Obese 15% Overweight 10% average or below. IT WAS INSANE. I have to no idea what the reason is. The white women were an average mix of what you would expect. Whites and blacks in the South generally eat the same food.
 
2012-09-18 02:34:18 PM  
Well, it's just a matter of time before Honey Boo Boo brand sketti sauce will be available at your local grocery store in 18 oz, 40 oz and gallon jug sizes, so look forward to some Mr. Creosote style explosions up and down the Appalachians.
 
2012-09-18 02:35:05 PM  

hp6sa: kudayta: [towleroad.typepad.com image 480x358]

Can that happen?!

No, but the weight disparity between the East Coast and West Coast may cause North America to tip over to the right. We should start relocating as many fat people to the West Coast as we can to balance things out - and do it as soon as possible.


California has plenty of fatties. There are many military bases which means there are many military wives. Plus outside of the major cities, CA is a southern/red as anywhere.
 
2012-09-18 02:35:21 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: HotIgneous Intruder: And by 2060 the rate will be 100 percent.

Because maths, right?

[www.driven2divide.com image 400x324]


You know, normally I'd break out XKCD, but it's becoming pretty obvious that most people simply have no self control over what they eat.

/exercise helps, but diet is key, especially over 30
 
2012-09-18 02:35:33 PM  
there is only one thing worse than all of these stupid predictions and that is the person who believes them.
 
2012-09-18 02:36:43 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: And by 2060 the rate will be 100 percent.

Because maths, right?


i.qkme.me
 
2012-09-18 02:37:43 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: I have to no idea what the reason is.


There's a theory that only those people who had the tendency to retain water and fat were able to survive the slave ships, so the African-American population was massively selected for that phenotype.
 
2012-09-18 02:37:47 PM  
I live in Santa Barbara... no fat people allowed here. I did, however, fly out to DC recently and was A-FARKING-MAZED by the level of obesity out there!
 
2012-09-18 02:38:13 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: My wife wanted to run in Wal Mart and pick something up one day so I sat in the car with the kids and waited on her. While I watched the door I noticed that EVERY virtually every black woman that walked out was overweight. So I started counting and the total was something like 75% Obese 15% Overweight 10% average or below. IT WAS INSANE. I have to no idea what the reason is. The white women were an average mix of what you would expect. Whites and blacks in the South generally eat the same food.


Maybe people should lay off the waffles and fried chicken?
 
2012-09-18 02:40:23 PM  

soaboutthat: hp6sa: kudayta: [towleroad.typepad.com image 480x358]

Can that happen?!

No, but the weight disparity between the East Coast and West Coast may cause North America to tip over to the right. We should start relocating as many fat people to the West Coast as we can to balance things out - and do it as soon as possible.

California has plenty of fatties. There are many military bases which means there are many military wives. Plus outside of the major cities, CA is a southern/red as anywhere.


Don't forget the Messicans.
 
2012-09-18 02:41:57 PM  
Please tell me that they are at least using fat percentages, not BMI.
 
2012-09-18 02:43:54 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: So I started counting and the total was something like 75% Obese 15% Overweight 10% average or below


Well, now that "carny weight guessing games" are a valid tool of statistical analysis....

Not that you're wrong (although you are, the real numbers are 4/5 of African American women being obese or overweight, not 9/10) but c'mon man....
 
2012-09-18 02:51:42 PM  

theorellior: Hang On Voltaire: I have to no idea what the reason is.

There's a theory that only those people who had the tendency to retain water and fat were able to survive the slave ships, so the African-American population was massively selected for that phenotype.


asterling.typepad.com
Agrees.
 
2012-09-18 02:52:05 PM  

metamax: I live in Santa Barbara... no fat people allowed here. I did, however, fly out to DC recently and was A-FARKING-MAZED by the level of obesity out there!


Same here. I lived in Santa Barbara and San Francisco before moving to Chicago. I had no idea that obesity was that much of a problem because I never saw that many morbidly obese people until I got off the California coast and to the Midwest.

Then I moved to the South which makes the Midwest look like triatheletes.
 
2012-09-18 03:20:07 PM  
My smallest pair of pants that fit is a size 12 and I go to the Virginia Kitchen of Herndon, in northern VA "to feel thin."

When I was growing up being fat, ugly, tattooed, and/or vastly bearded MEANT SOMETHING.

Now EVERYBODY is fat, wears ugly clothes, is all tatted up and wears a biker beard like no biggie. My family was fat before fat was cool dammit!
 
2012-09-18 03:21:54 PM  

naveline: Now EVERYBODY is fat, wears ugly clothes, is all tatted up and wears a biker beard like no biggie.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.
 
2012-09-18 03:40:57 PM  

Resident Muslim: Please tell me that they are at least using fat percentages, not BMI.


It didn't say, but BMI works fine for a large enough majority of the general population that it isn't a problem in a survey study.
The people that it is wildly inaccurate for are generally those that have high muscle mass, and so are in good shape anyway.
 
2012-09-18 03:41:12 PM  
I'm not fat, I'm big-boned!
 
2012-09-18 03:44:22 PM  
50%? That's flat-out sad...

Beginning of this year I decided to do something about my weight, down to 210 from 240 -- dropped from a 36 to 34 waist, and all from just 10 minutes of exercise daily and a better diet. Of course being depressed since may when my girlfriend of 7 years left me has helped, but I've finally come to terms with that and now I'm very determined to get down to under 200 by new years, and hopefully 185-190 by next summer.

/pats self on back
//cutting out extra sugars has been my biggest key!
 
2012-09-18 03:46:32 PM  
Long before then we will have redefined obesity so as not to discriminate against the poor fatties.
 
2012-09-18 03:56:05 PM  

Lev_Astov: kudayta: [towleroad.typepad.com image 480x358]

Can that happen?!

Beat me to it, but here it is for the uninformed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

The good bit is around 1:20.




I'm gonna go ahead and believe his office's spokesperson's claim that it was simply a deadpan joke (as the alternative is too horrifying to contemplate), but I'm actually more concerned for the health of other districts' Representatives, who may actually die of boredom should Hank Johnson ever take the floor in the House.
 
2012-09-18 03:56:37 PM  

you_idiot: I had decided to try and lose weight, but someone brought in donuts to work today and I'm working on my 4th or 5th one. I'm a victim.


I'm sure there's a government program for you. Either that or you will be sent to a fat camp so you don't cost the taxpayers a disproportionate amount.
 
2012-09-18 04:15:17 PM  
New Virginia state slogan: Virginia is for Adipose Lovers!
 
2012-09-18 04:23:33 PM  

FrancoFile: Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.


Which one is Richmond? I think you are forgetting VCUopia.
 
2012-09-18 04:25:31 PM  
Less than 50% of Virginia is overweight?
 
2012-09-18 04:32:57 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: virtually every black woman that walked out was overweight...
...I have to no idea what the reason is.


Poverty, as previously mentioned in thread, and a cultural "appreciation" (can't think of the right word) for large women by their men.
I couldn't find it with google, but there was an article that wrote about strong reluctance from bother genders for their women to do anything to lose weight. 
Some of it is sexual, some of it is "resisting eurocentric beauty standards", and some of it is taking the path of least resistance.
 
2012-09-18 06:16:22 PM  

ExtremeHobo: FrancoFile: Unfortunately, the fatties are in the Piedmont and won't be affected.

Virginia is an unholy amalgam of 4 totally different regions:
DC suburbs
Tobacco and horse country
Naval base
Kentucky lite.

Which one is Richmond? I think you are forgetting VCUopia.


Richmond is the capital of the Tobacco and horse country - it's where those people go after they make their money.
 
2012-09-18 06:43:42 PM  
It's the food stamps doing it.

And what sort of whargarbly right-wing nutcases are espousing this particular idiotic view?

Only the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are already significantly higher in low-income areas. Elderly and disabled recipients of food stamps-formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-are particularly likely to suffer hypertension, heart disease, and other health problems that make them vulnerable to the effects of high cholesterol.

Our organization recently analyzed fast foods available to consumers in Arizona, California, and Michigan-states that already allow the use of food stamps for fast food-and found an appalling lack of healthy options.

What was available? Foods like Pizza Hut's PANormous Personal Pizza, with more than double the sodium most Americans should eat in a single day; KFC's Chicken Pot Pie, with more saturated fat than you can find in 20 of the chain's drumsticks; and McDonald's Big Breakfast with Hotcakes, with more than twice the daily recommended limit for cholesterol.

SNAP is already riddled with problems. It has become a perk for food manufacturers who find that it supports a growing market for candy, soda, fatty cheese, and processed meats as much as it does for healthful vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans.


Food stamps are the best possible world for crony capitalists and the politicians they love - the big food conglomerates get what amounts to government subsidies for high-profit-margin processed crap, the big medical groups get a steady supply of diabetics who need all sorts of drugs, treatments and doctor visits to manage the condition, and politicians get a nice fat base of supporters who depend on Uncle Sugar for both food AND health care.

Curing diabetes? What, and kill the golden goose?

Solution: Kill the food stamp program. Replace it with a food program. It kills the problem of food stamp fraud, will reduce government spending on diabetes, paternalistic bureaucrats can make themselves useful for a change, and eventually a stroll down the beach will no longer be like running a gauntlet of Diamond Jim Brady impersonators.
 
2012-09-18 08:25:09 PM  
I'm a vegetarian so...you know....
 
2012-09-18 08:46:40 PM  

marius2: I'm in "Naval Base" and I wouldn't be surprised if fatties already are in the majority.


I just moved from Naval Base to DC Suburbs :( womp womp.

...and the majority of fatties in Naval Base must be chiefs ;)
 
2012-09-18 09:35:17 PM  
I recall news footage of a flood in that general area of states, where they were rescuing school kids whose bus had gotten caught in it.

It didn't escape my attention that the rescuers should have brought on of those heavy duty twin rotor military helicopters instead of the usual style. Every kid they hauled out of a tree or the water was a TUB! I figure their bus could only hold two to a seat instead of the usual 3.

My brother goes up to Georgia every year, to a cabin in the mountains for vacation. He's commented that there and in the surrounding states they seem to grow 'em a bit hefty.

I think back to the movie 'WALL-E' and the fat passengers on the ship and wonder if THAT'S the future we're actually working towards.

See what happens when you scare the shiat out of the parents and kids and don't encourage them to go outside and actually play? Then the law comes along and decides you can go to jail for slapping your kid for any reason and you can't even stop them from eating krap.

BTW, Subby, the headline cracked me up!
 
2012-09-18 09:46:01 PM  

naveline: My smallest pair of pants that fit is a size 12 and I go to the Virginia Kitchen of Herndon, in northern VA "to feel thin."

When I was growing up being fat, ugly, tattooed, and/or vastly bearded MEANT SOMETHING.

Now EVERYBODY is fat, wears ugly clothes, is all tatted up and wears a biker beard like no biggie. My family was fat before fat was cool dammit!


you and yours was hipsters before it was hippo. take pride in that, and hold your chins high.
 
2012-09-18 10:22:50 PM  
Coming soon...

Whale watching at Chics Beach.
 
2012-09-19 12:00:57 AM  

hp6sa: kudayta: [towleroad.typepad.com image 480x358]

Can that happen?!

No, but the weight disparity between the East Coast and West Coast may cause North America to tip over to the right. We should start relocating as many fat people to the West Coast as we can to balance things out - and do it as soon as possible.


Too late. As of 2010, North America was already there.
 
2012-09-19 01:23:28 AM  
Oh subby, I haven't laughed that hard at a Fark headline in a long time.

+ 1 internets to you!
 
2012-09-19 01:26:11 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: And by 2060 the rate will be 100 percent.

Because maths, right?


you're not savvy to an asymptote I take it.

Because maths wrong.
 
Displayed 50 of 55 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report