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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ron Livingston comes out in support of a TV anchor criticized by a viewer for being overweight and "not setting a suitable example for this community's young people." And it's not just because the anchor is his sister   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 307
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2012-10-04 04:43:12 PM  
I don't think one well worded, although mean-spirited, letter constitutes "bullying". I mean, come on.

"I'm bullied too!"

Fark off you dumb twit!
 
2012-10-04 04:43:38 PM  

fickenchucker: We live in a polite society that generally goes out of its way to mind its own business. But deep in its private thoughts, those held itself in order to enable a "live and let live" outward niceness, lies reality. That reality is fatties are gross and show the world a perfect example of limited self control in regards to eating habits.


So, when you said "Being overweight is unacceptable on every level," what you were really saying was, "My obsessive hatred of fatties is so extreme it scares even me, and I really need to feel normal, so I tell myself everyone is just like me."
 
2012-10-04 04:43:54 PM  
I thought she was just what they call "Wisconsin pretty".
 
2012-10-04 04:46:18 PM  

Mazzic518: Wow..... lots of assholes in this thread


You sound fat.
 
2012-10-04 04:47:15 PM  
*munch burrp crunch* It's okay to be a fat fark. Anyone who says otherwise is a BULLY! *slurp chomp fart*

She brought more attention to her fatness than the guy who wrote the letter.

/former fatty
//wasn't hard to get un-fat; just took some time
 
2012-10-04 04:52:44 PM  

skrame: I thought she was just what they call "Wisconsin pretty".


images.wikia.com
/Wisconsin pretty
//to be fair, would do if she wasn't a cartoon
 
2012-10-04 04:59:04 PM  
Probably getting a kick out of this:

www.wideawakeinwonderland.com
 
2012-10-04 05:02:14 PM  
Sounds like someone's got a case of The MondaysBeing Fat... :(
 
2012-10-04 05:02:38 PM  

ChuDogg: someonelse: soupafi: But he just raised a good point I don't see him being a bully.

The next fat person you see, you should approach them and raise that good point. I'm sure they could benefit from your wisdom. It's totally normal to go around telling strangers what their personal failings are. It's not weird or creepy at all. We should totally be defending this guy's behavior, since it's so normal and helpful.

But she's the one on television and setting a poor example. The letter really should be aimed at their bosses, same goes for teachers and anyone else in an authority position. I don't want my children being exposed to people who exhibit such poor self control and gluttoneous lifestyles. People should take responsibilty for themselves and remove themselves from public view. We don't let meth heads and heroin addicts broadcast the weather or teach in classrooms? Why should let obese people? Atleast druggies have the decency to bend and check into rehab every now and then. Imagine the reaction of an obese if you kindly recommended fat camp? These people need to be brought under control.


Are your kids (or these hypothetical children) so stupid they would be fat just because someone else is fat? If they are actually that dumb, maybe they are better off dying of heart disease before they get old enough to reproduce.
 
2012-10-04 05:03:36 PM  

Chunky_Charlie: Mazzic518: Wow..... lots of assholes in this thread

You sound fat.

 

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2012-10-04 05:06:29 PM  

WhiskeySticks: CSB Time

This all has reminded me of a college professor who was really, really large. She used the elevator to get to her office (on the 4th floor) and to get to class (most were on the 2nd and 3rd). I was in the first class of her teaching day at 9:55 am. It was those days I would see her come into the building as I was on my way to my 8:50 class which was just down the hall from where we had our 9:55. As I hoofed it to the stairwell, she would take the elevator like clockwork for those three days of the week. Another guy was in both of my classes and he saw this too. He had the bright idea to test her ability to use the stairs. He went to class early that day for our 8:50 and put a "ELEVATOR OUT OF SERVICE" sign on the elevator door. Walking to class I noticed her walk up to the elevator with a discouraged look on her face. I kept on my way to my 8:50. Class was over, went down the hall to my 9:55 and there was a sign on the dry eraser board that said "ALL CLASSES CANCELED TODAY FOR PROFESSOR S". Shaking my head, I turned to see my classmate with a shiat eating grin on his face.

If you have a professor that uses an elevator and don't feel like going to class, give it a try.

//CSB over and out


Perhaps she has problems with her knees and cannot walk up stairs. Those problems may welll be caused by being fat or those problems may well be there whether fat or not.
 
2012-10-04 05:10:46 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: OrygunFarker: I've read both the first and now the follow up letter and neither of which call her fat.

He used the word "obesity". which we all know is code for "FATTY FATTY TWO BY FOUR CAN'T GET THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR!!!" Anyone who uses that word or tries to change people using that word is a BULLY!

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She mentioned during her "pity me" rant that her doctor told her that she was obese.

So, by your reasoning her doctor is a BULLY!

Maybe the reason obesity rates continue to climb in this nation (and related diabetes and heart disease) is the willingness of more and more people to attack those who point out the obvious, and their utter refusal to take some responsibility for what they eat.
 
2012-10-04 05:11:51 PM  
99% of the time, being fat is something completely in your control. Don't play the victim when there's something you can do about it. I'm sure many farkers on here have their weight loss stories, or weight gain stories. I've lost 25 pounds this year and could still stand to lose another 25. However, I'm not going to write a douchey letter to any of my fat friends about how they're just treading water and not doing anything about their situation.

This whole story is just completely stupid and blown out of proportion. She's fat. Ok, why does she need people defending her? And why did this lawyer send this letter, I really don't understand that either. Does he really think there are kids watching the local news and watching this woman thinking "I want to grow up to be a fat news anchor some day, JUST LIKE HER." This whole thing reeks of stupidity, just like my post.
 
2012-10-04 05:29:03 PM  

Guest: WhiskeySticks: CSB Time

This all has reminded me of a college professor who was really, really large. She used the elevator to get to her office (on the 4th floor) and to get to class (most were on the 2nd and 3rd). I was in the first class of her teaching day at 9:55 am. It was those days I would see her come into the building as I was on my way to my 8:50 class which was just down the hall from where we had our 9:55. As I hoofed it to the stairwell, she would take the elevator like clockwork for those three days of the week. Another guy was in both of my classes and he saw this too. He had the bright idea to test her ability to use the stairs. He went to class early that day for our 8:50 and put a "ELEVATOR OUT OF SERVICE" sign on the elevator door. Walking to class I noticed her walk up to the elevator with a discouraged look on her face. I kept on my way to my 8:50. Class was over, went down the hall to my 9:55 and there was a sign on the dry eraser board that said "ALL CLASSES CANCELED TODAY FOR PROFESSOR S". Shaking my head, I turned to see my classmate with a shiat eating grin on his face.

If you have a professor that uses an elevator and don't feel like going to class, give it a try.

//CSB over and out

Perhaps she has problems with her knees and cannot walk up stairs. Those problems may welll be caused by being fat or those problems may well be there whether fat or not.


I had a teacher like that in high school. Heard she died a few years ago. She was HUGE. Like, three of these women in the video huge. She was very sweet but I felt bad because her legs looked like massive tree trunks and she would always emit this weird odor. Almost as if she just peed herself and let the stream run through all the crevices. I was not kidding when I say she looked like Jabba the Hutt at her desk. Surprisingly, I never heard anyone be an asshole about it in school except for the obvious eye opening when everyone would first see her.
 
2012-10-04 05:33:12 PM  
"They say the camera adds ten pounds... you must have eaten five cameras."

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-04 05:43:12 PM  
Caution: The following people and/or characters may be harmful to children:

www.prestonhollowpeople.com

imgc.allpostersimages.com

www.sixthman.net

collider.com
 
2012-10-04 05:57:42 PM  

Mr.Poops: I'm not going to write a douchey letter to any of my fat friends about how they're just treading water and not doing anything about their situation.


I'm actually really glad I have honest friends who aren't afraid to tell me I look like shiat and they'll do what they can to help. But, while that was a significant help, the real motivator was that I wanted to look good in my old, pre-fat-me suits instead of having new ones tailored.
 
2012-10-04 06:18:21 PM  
Please stay tuned as nobody gives a flying fark, tonight at 11.
 
2012-10-04 06:39:59 PM  

Hale-Bopp: Please stay tuned as nobody gives a flying fark, tonight at 11.


Actually, The Ellen show does and the donughts were not recoverable.
 
2012-10-04 06:44:03 PM  
AW's televised rant was totally unprofessional. DB's email was nothing but civil. The objection people like the DB ambulance chaser have to obese TV people like the AW is that her regular TV presence normalizes obesity. In this case it also perpetuates an nasty stereotype about Midwesterners. Her familiar presence in everyone's living room very much does send a message that it is OK to be horribly obese. Many people are stupid and go right along with whatever they see on TV.

I happened to notice a pic of AW with her family, and her kid is overweight, no doubt due to the examples of her overweight father & very obese mother.

It's a different standard for fat actors because some stories involve fat people, but they realize that not every letter is perfumed fanmail sealed with lipstick kisses. You bet Goodman & Moore have gotten "fatass" letters that weren't perfectly polite and civil like DB ambulance chaser's. Have they ever cried bully? No, because they are professionals.

theflatline: I have problems with her being a role model who cannot keep a stiff upper lip.


Well she can't drink gravy if her lips are stiff can she?
 
2012-10-04 06:47:27 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

What did that guy say about my sister?
 
2012-10-04 06:53:31 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: If I pack on extra weight and it becomes visible, I'd hope someone would let me know.
cryinoutloud: If you're so dumb that you don't know when you're fat, then you probably shouldn't be posting on Fark.
If I was so dumb that I couldn't tell when I was fat, apparently fark would be the perfect place to post. There's people here who don't have the reading comprehension skills to see a difference between "enough extra weight that it becomes visible" and "fat". Yep, there's some stupid farks on this site.


So you're saying that you can't tell when you put on weight. OK, you're stupid. I get it.
 
2012-10-04 06:56:18 PM  

capt.hollister: daveinsurgent: liam76: The My Little Pony Killer: The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.

Also, he sent it to her. He didn't do it in front of people, did he? It wasn't public ridicule. She made it public.

"I know I'm fat" === "It's OK that I am fat" because, as he pointed out, her condition has not improved. Admitting your fat doesn't count when you don't follow it up with an intent to fix it. It's not healthy. It's not a "choice" any more than doing drugs or abusing alcohol is.

It's not OK to be fat. Fat isn't part of LGBT or any other "equality" that needs to be accepted to move forward socially. There are real, evident health risks and a burden to society involved with being as fat as she is, not to mention the only way she got that fat was by over-consumption.

It's not OK only if it puts a burden on others. If the comments in FTA are correct, she's actually quite fit. You do know that it is not impossible to be fat and fit, right ? obviously, most obese people are not fit, but some are. Likewise, most normal-weight people are not all that fit, either.

It is also possible to gain lots of hard to lose weight by having a malfunctionning thyroid gland which, again according to the comments in FTA, is exactly her case...


Citation needed. Really. I see nothing but "about.com" articles that even begin to suggest that you gain weight, and even then, it's not "lots". It's simple math: there's no way you can gain that much weight (which is excess stored energy) without consuming more energy than your body uses. Yes, some fluid retention would account for 5lbs or so. Maybe 10. This woman is not 10lbs overweight. Also thyroid issues can be treated. Nobody suggested it's OK to "hate" this person - not me or the person who wrote the letter. He also didn't insult her. He simply pointed out that she is obese and is a public figure, in peoples homes, sending a message that it's OK to be fat. "Most obese people are not fit". Your point is kind of useless then, unless you're the type of idiot who thinks the exception makes the rule. And over-consumption isn't about resources, dufus. She got fat because she over-consumes as in eats not as in she's not an environmentally friendly person.

In short: you sound fat. And you probably have excuses for it. I gained 15 lbs because I ate fast food way too often and didn't exercise enough. No one to blame but me.
 
2012-10-04 07:31:24 PM  
Ayyyy.....Here we go...


"He doesn't know that she has a condition, a thyroid condition, that makes it harder for her to lose weight. He doesn't know any of that," Thompson said. "He just decided to attack her for no reason."

Livingston, a tri-athlete and a runner, says she would like to lose weight, but not because of Krause.



The tried and true "I HAVE A THYROID CONDITION!" bullshiat excuse. Lie, as well as that fat cow being a tri-athlete and a runner. She should be ashamed of herself for even trying such obvious bullshiat.

And of course she is getting a huge amount of support from the "community", U.S. obesity rates are soaring! Fatties got to protect their own egos.

Why do I dislike fat people? Simple: I was a chubby child, and I DO NOT EVER WANT TO BE FAT AGAIN. It's ugly. It's unhealthy. It's disrespectful to yourself. Frankly, I see obesity as a form of mental illness.
 
2012-10-04 07:37:57 PM  

cryinoutloud: BraveNewCheneyWorld: If I pack on extra weight and it becomes visible, I'd hope someone would let me know.
cryinoutloud: If you're so dumb that you don't know when you're fat, then you probably shouldn't be posting on Fark.
If I was so dumb that I couldn't tell when I was fat, apparently fark would be the perfect place to post. There's people here who don't have the reading comprehension skills to see a difference between "enough extra weight that it becomes visible" and "fat". Yep, there's some stupid farks on this site.

So you're saying that you can't tell when you put on weight. OK, you're stupid. I get it.


watch this video

You should also look into the Dunning-Kruger effect, you're suffering from it.
 
2012-10-04 07:40:47 PM  
The day you should realize you're getting fat, and do something about it, is the day you go to put on your clothes and they don't fit quite right. It's very common for people just to buy new clothing and get rid of the old stuff that doesn't fit anymore. The problem with women who have had children is that they gain (too much) weight when pregnant and often never get that weight off. With each child the fatness gets worse and becomes normal, and the other people in their lives who legitimized their poor eating habits and 50 lb weight gain during pregnancy continue to legitimize, or at least look the other way, after all the crotchfruit has fallen from the V-tree.

/Once, getting dressed for work, about a year after graduating college, noticed that my pants were getting tight. Stopped eating doughnuts at work the same day.
 
2012-10-04 07:51:43 PM  

daveinsurgent: capt.hollister: daveinsurgent: liam76: The My Little Pony Killer: The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.

Also, he sent it to her. He didn't do it in front of people, did he? It wasn't public ridicule. She made it public.

"I know I'm fat" === "It's OK that I am fat" because, as he pointed out, her condition has not improved. Admitting your fat doesn't count when you don't follow it up with an intent to fix it. It's not healthy. It's not a "choice" any more than doing drugs or abusing alcohol is.

It's not OK to be fat. Fat isn't part of LGBT or any other "equality" that needs to be accepted to move forward socially. There are real, evident health risks and a burden to society involved with being as fat as she is, not to mention the only way she got that fat was by over-consumption.

It's not OK only if it puts a burden on others. If the comments in FTA are correct, she's actually quite fit. You do know that it is not impossible to be fat and fit, right ? obviously, most obese people are not fit, but some are. Likewise, most normal-weight people are not all that fit, either.

It is also possible to gain lots of hard to lose weight by having a malfunctionning thyroid gland which, again according to the comments in FTA, is exactly her case...

Citation needed. Really. I see nothing but "about.com" articles that even begin to suggest that you gain weight, and even then, it's not "lots". It's simple math: there's no way you can gain that much weight (which is excess stored energy) without consuming more energy than your body uses. Yes, some fluid retention would account for 5lbs or so. Maybe 10. This woman is not 10lbs overweight. Also thyroid issues can be treated. Nobody suggested it's OK to "hate" this person - not me or the person who wrote the let ...


Ah, yes. insults: the last refuge of the incompetent.

Rapid weight gain is an early warning of thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid problems sometimes take a long time to diagnose because most blood tests only measure thyroid function indirectly and those results are often negative even in the presence of an actual issue. This lack of diagnosis sometimes leads to large weight gains. These gains are often difficult to reverse because the thyroid helps regulate body metabolism.

TFA is about one person, and this person may indeed be an exception. The comments in TFA say she does have a thyroid issue. They also say that she ran two 5k's in a week. That's a pretty fit person. Unfit people cannot run 5k, regardless of body shape. It is, therefore, probable that she falls into the small category of people who are healthy and fit despite being obese. She certainly does not deserve judgmental unsolicited advice from viewers who know nothing about her.

As for me, I am indeed fat and I have never made excuses for it. I like to eat. I never eat fast food (really), but that has nothing to do with it. You can get fat on any food if, as you correctly pointed out, you consume more than you burn. However, I also work out regularly (weights and cardio, also really !) so my bloodwork and heart tests are always good and my doc considers me pretty healthy. Again, it is not an absolute rule that fat=unhealthy and trim=healthy and we should be careful about stereotyping people. But this is Fark, so stereotype away.

You sound frustrated, that's probably bad for you.
 
2012-10-04 07:55:27 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Hi Tai
 
2012-10-04 08:23:02 PM  
Rapid weight gain is an early warning of thyroid dysfunction.


I see nothing to support this. What I do see, is that thyroid dysfunction can lead to fatigue, which leads to weight gain due to decrease in exercise. Those are different things. Not to mention that if hypothyroidism is responsible for being as fat as this woman is, then hyperthyroidism would basically be fatal because you'd not be able to eat enough to maintain body weight.

You say you work out and don't eat fast food. There are still so many factors that go beyond what you're saying. I sincerely doubt you eat healthy, and even if you do, you somehow manage to eat too much (which is impressive, because a sedentary person in their late 20s or early 30s needs like, over 10kg of corn or other similar vegetables to exceed their caloric requirements for the day. So assuming you are active, but sedentary, you are either eating 12 kg +/- 2kg a day of "good" food, or some bad food - just because it isn't from McDonalds doesn't mean that your oil covered fries or salad with 25mL of dressing on it is suddenly healthy.

Also, cardiovascular function isn't the only indicator of being healthy. So while you're right, being skinny doesn't mean you're fit, being able to run also doesn't mean you're fit. It means you have one component of the whole picture. Being overweight still has other health consequences, even if you can run a partial marathon.

I'm not saying you're a bad person. You're probably nice, helpful, just like this lady. But you should be concerned about your weight and doing something to fix it.
 
2012-10-04 08:41:40 PM  
I don't understand. I keep eating, and I stay fat. Nothing works.
 
2012-10-04 08:52:22 PM  

someonelse: Caution: The following people and/or characters may be harmful to children:

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www.afrobella.com
 
2012-10-04 09:22:25 PM  
Wow, this thread is a train wreck of oversensitive and a**hole people. The person who sent the e-mail was clearly a jerk, but bully is not likely as she does work in the public eye. What this guy does the tabloids do on a daily basis from what I see standing in line.
As for being fat and being a poor example, I highly doubt that. I don't have much contact with high school students or undergraduates, but I cannot imagine that these groups of highly impressionable people are the one's who decide that getting fat is desirable because the news lady is obese. I do not think there are many younger kids who watch the news and plan to get fat because of it either. Any child that is too old for a reasonable parent to control their diet is likely old enough to have significant peer pressure quite the opposite way.
The only truth I've seen in the comments is both parties are attention whores.
/overweight, but not obese --So as being the respectful middle ground in this argument I'll play mediator
//Also don't generally don't buy any role model argument - if there was one to worry about I'd be more concerned with the characters off spongebob, the starfish looks pretty obese
 
2012-10-04 09:43:23 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: omgwtfetc: Why? Because you wouldn't be aware of it otherwise?

When something happens very slowly, almost nobody notices the change. Is that a new concept to you?


You speak of it as if its global warming and not fat accumulating on YOUR body. How would you not know? Are you not self-aware enough?
 
2012-10-04 09:53:31 PM  

Mazzic518: Wow..... lots of assholes in this thread


i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-04 10:09:16 PM  

KeelingLovesCornholes: BraveNewCheneyWorld: omgwtfetc: Why? Because you wouldn't be aware of it otherwise?

When something happens very slowly, almost nobody notices the change. Is that a new concept to you?

You speak of it as if its global warming and not fat accumulating on YOUR body. How would you not know? Are you not self-aware enough?


Fatties will use any excuse in the book. Once the "big boned" thing got disproved they jumped on the thyroid problem bandwagon. I'm still waiting for a scientific explanation about where these magic farking calories come from when you have a thyroid condition that makes you put on 100 lbs. Because, you know, that 100 lbs wasn't caused by a 200 calorie a day excess for 5 years.
 
2012-10-04 10:13:06 PM  

capt.hollister: daveinsurgent: capt.hollister: daveinsurgent: liam76: The My Little Pony Killer: The problem is that it was written in the first place. There are some things that should be kept to ones self. Statements about the weight of another person, especially one that you don't personally know, included

I would agree if she wasn't a public figure.

Also, he sent it to her. He didn't do it in front of people, did he? It wasn't public ridicule. She made it public.

"I know I'm fat" === "It's OK that I am fat" because, as he pointed out, her condition has not improved. Admitting your fat doesn't count when you don't follow it up with an intent to fix it. It's not healthy. It's not a "choice" any more than doing drugs or abusing alcohol is.

It's not OK to be fat. Fat isn't part of LGBT or any other "equality" that needs to be accepted to move forward socially. There are real, evident health risks and a burden to society involved with being as fat as she is, not to mention the only way she got that fat was by over-consumption.

It's not OK only if it puts a burden on others. If the comments in FTA are correct, she's actually quite fit. You do know that it is not impossible to be fat and fit, right ? obviously, most obese people are not fit, but some are. Likewise, most normal-weight people are not all that fit, either.

It is also possible to gain lots of hard to lose weight by having a malfunctionning thyroid gland which, again according to the comments in FTA, is exactly her case...

Citation needed. Really. I see nothing but "about.com" articles that even begin to suggest that you gain weight, and even then, it's not "lots". It's simple math: there's no way you can gain that much weight (which is excess stored energy) without consuming more energy than your body uses. Yes, some fluid retention would account for 5lbs or so. Maybe 10. This woman is not 10lbs overweight. Also thyroid issues can be treated. Nobody suggested it's OK to "hate" this person - not me or the person who wrote the let ...

Ah, yes. insults: the last refuge of the incompetent.

Rapid weight gain is an early warning of thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid problems sometimes take a long time to diagnose because most blood tests only measure thyroid function indirectly and those results are often negative even in the presence of an actual issue. This lack of diagnosis sometimes leads to large weight gains. These gains are often difficult to reverse because the thyroid helps regulate body metabolism.

TFA is about one person, and this person may indeed be an exception. The comments in TFA say she does have a thyroid issue. They also say that she ran two 5k's in a week. That's a pretty fit person. Unfit people cannot run 5k, regardless of body shape. It is, therefore, probable that she falls into the small category of people who are healthy and fit despite being obese. She certainly does not deserve judgmental unsolicited advice from viewers who know nothing about her.

As for me, I am indeed fat and I have never made excuses for it. I like to eat. I never eat fast food (really), but that has nothing to do with it. You can get fat on any food if, as you correctly pointed out, you consume more than you burn. However, I also work out regularly (weights and cardio, also really !) so my bloodwork and heart tests are always good and my doc considers me pretty healthy. Again, it is not an absolute rule that fat=unhealthy and trim=healthy and we should be careful about stereotyping people. But this is Fark, so stereotype away.

You sound frustrated, that's probably bad for you.


I agree with you about loving food and calorie intake. I lost weight by eating the same exact foods, just in smaller proportions, but that's just my case of course.
 
2012-10-04 10:18:56 PM  

WienerButt: Guest: WhiskeySticks: CSB Time

This all has reminded me of a college professor who was really, really large. She used the elevator to get to her office (on the 4th floor) and to get to class (most were on the 2nd and 3rd). I was in the first class of her teaching day at 9:55 am. It was those days I would see her come into the building as I was on my way to my 8:50 class which was just down the hall from where we had our 9:55. As I hoofed it to the stairwell, she would take the elevator like clockwork for those three days of the week. Another guy was in both of my classes and he saw this too. He had the bright idea to test her ability to use the stairs. He went to class early that day for our 8:50 and put a "ELEVATOR OUT OF SERVICE" sign on the elevator door. Walking to class I noticed her walk up to the elevator with a discouraged look on her face. I kept on my way to my 8:50. Class was over, went down the hall to my 9:55 and there was a sign on the dry eraser board that said "ALL CLASSES CANCELED TODAY FOR PROFESSOR S". Shaking my head, I turned to see my classmate with a shiat eating grin on his face.

If you have a professor that uses an elevator and don't feel like going to class, give it a try.

//CSB over and out

Perhaps she has problems with her knees and cannot walk up stairs. Those problems may welll be caused by being fat or those problems may well be there whether fat or not.

I had a teacher like that in high school. Heard she died a few years ago. She was HUGE. Like, three of these women in the video huge. She was very sweet but I felt bad because her legs looked like massive tree trunks and she would always emit this weird odor. Almost as if she just peed herself and let the stream run through all the crevices. I was not kidding when I say she looked like Jabba the Hutt at her desk. Surprisingly, I never heard anyone be an asshole about it in school except for the obvious eye opening when everyone would first see her.



sounds like she had complications like lymphadema, edema and probably congestive heart failure. My father has been huge for decades but he was maybe a 3-4 x. Now that he has all those problems, he's swollen up massively with lymph. About a 6-7x now. Legs ooze all the time and have a yeasty smell. Have to wrap them for him a couple times a week.
 
2012-10-04 10:22:48 PM  

capt.hollister: They also say that she ran two 5k's in a week. That's a pretty fit person


6 miles in a week is really not that far. The same culture that told you she's not obese told you that running two 5Ks in a week is "pretty fit".

/ Did anybody mention what her time on those 5Ks was? If she was running like 20 minutes each, I'd go with a "pretty fit"
diagnosis. Ladies like her probably finish around the one hour mark though, because they walk most of it.
// It's good that she's getting out and "trying". She should maybe just reevaluate what a reasonable definition of the word "try" is.
 
2012-10-04 10:46:12 PM  
brightcove01.brightcove.com

"Why should I change? He's the one who sucks." 
 
2012-10-04 10:58:14 PM  
daveinsurgent:

Fatties will use any excuse in the book. Once the "big boned" thing got disproved they jumped on the thyroid problem bandwagon. I'm still waiting for a scientific explanation about where these magic farking calories come from when you have a thyroid condition that makes you put on 100 lbs. Because, you know, that 100 lbs wasn't caused by a 200 calorie a day excess for 5 years.

Geez, you have a lot of hate towards fat people, did a fat girl turn you down? Honestly, why does someone's poor health choices cause you to get all self righteous? I really don't care if someone is an alcoholic and takes pain killers to sleep. Nor do I care if someone decides to go biking without safety gear. Both will eventually cause my mystical insurance rates to go up when something happens, but I just figure people should enjoy what ever little pleasure they can get out of life. Some people get pleasure from eating, some from extreme sports, and some from substance abuse. They will all die in the end, if one of those things gives them some measure of comfort or happiness why begrudge them?
 
2012-10-04 11:05:32 PM  
Normally, I'm the first one to say "put down the fork."

But the woman has an endocrine disorder (thyroid). It's not a matter of just putting down the fork, nor is it a matter of being at the gym in 26 minutes.

Must be nice for those of us who can do just that, but as my two aunts, my long-deceased grandmother, and Livingston can attest, it's not all about the fork or the gym when you have a thyroid condition.

Assholes.
 
2012-10-04 11:20:42 PM  

Aigoo: Normally, I'm the first one to say "put down the fork."

But the woman has an endocrine disorder (thyroid). It's not a matter of just putting down the fork, nor is it a matter of being at the gym in 26 minutes.

Must be nice for those of us who can do just that, but as my two aunts, my long-deceased grandmother, and Livingston can attest, it's not all about the fork or the gym when you have a thyroid condition.

Assholes.


Bullshiate. It is about the fork, that excuse has always been bs.
 
2012-10-04 11:21:32 PM  
All I know is that when I google "fat news lady", she comes up.
 
2012-10-04 11:30:53 PM  

daveinsurgent: KeelingLovesCornholes: BraveNewCheneyWorld: omgwtfetc: Why? Because you wouldn't be aware of it otherwise?

When something happens very slowly, almost nobody notices the change. Is that a new concept to you?

You speak of it as if its global warming and not fat accumulating on YOUR body. How would you not know? Are you not self-aware enough?

Fatties will use any excuse in the book. Once the "big boned" thing got disproved they jumped on the thyroid problem bandwagon. I'm still waiting for a scientific explanation about where these magic farking calories come from when you have a thyroid condition that makes you put on 100 lbs. Because, you know, that 100 lbs wasn't caused by a 200 calorie a day excess for 5 years.


Ambient Air Calories (AAC).

You know when you cook food and you see a white, steam-like substance come out of the food? Ambient Air Calories.
A little known fact about the thyroid gland is that it prevents the absorption of Ambient Air Calories.
If your thyroid is out of whack, then that mechanism doesn't work properly, and you can gain massive amounts of weight without having to actually eat a single thing.

Ambient Air Calories. Google it if you don't believe me.
 
2012-10-04 11:37:43 PM  

WhippingBoy: A little known fact about the thyroid gland is that it prevents the absorption of Ambient Air Calories.
If your thyroid is out of whack, then that mechanism doesn't work properly, and you can gain massive amounts of weight without having to actually eat a single thing.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-04 11:39:40 PM  
STOP CALLING FAT WOMEN CURVY! That's not what it means and now every fat girl describes herself as curvy. I actually like curvy women, I'm tired of 8 out 10 of the women that describe themselves that way being morbidly obese.
 
2012-10-04 11:50:55 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: STOP CALLING FAT WOMEN CURVY! That's not what it means and now every fat girl describes herself as curvy. I actually like curvy women, I'm tired of 8 out 10 of the women that describe themselves that way being morbidly obese.


Curves shouldn't all be convex. Some wide hips can be real nice, as long as the stomach isn't wider.
 
2012-10-04 11:54:58 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: STOP CALLING FAT WOMEN CURVY! That's not what it means and now every fat girl describes herself as curvy. I actually like curvy women, I'm tired of 8 out 10 of the women that describe themselves that way being morbidly obese.


Yep. the word "curvy" usually implies the presence of more than one curve. When there's only a single curve, the word you're looking for is "round".
 
2012-10-05 02:39:50 AM  
 
2012-10-05 03:21:47 AM  
Hypothyroidism is really quite common but you may not be aware of it because it:
a) Is not hard to diagnose,
b) Is easily treatable
c) Both

Yes, it could have given her the double-weight-gain-whammy of slowing her metabolism and making her tired, until it was treated.

Yes, any excess weight is hard to lose, and science is proving this more true all the time, but it is NOT impossible.

She can blame low thyroid for the weight gain, but not for keeping the pounds, unless for some bizarre reason she is avoiding treatment. From her attitude and appearance, though, it seems that she uses this as an excuse to tell herself she can't do anything about it, and that's the saddest part - she made herself a perpetual victim even before this guy decided to write her a letter. That sort of mindset would also explain why she decided to make a huge public fuss over a tacky private letter.
 
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