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2012-10-11 01:19:45 PM
Here I thought the fatties had mostly gone electric.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 02:16:45 PM

Sybarite: Here I thought the fatties had mostly gone electric.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 349x356]


I thought it was just a stereotype, but I had not seen one of those used by anyone younger than 70 until I went to Florida last month. Holy shiat, they are everywhere!
 
2012-10-11 02:46:42 PM

Charlie Freak: Sybarite: Here I thought the fatties had mostly gone electric.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 349x356]

I thought it was just a stereotype, but I had not seen one of those used by anyone younger than 70 until I went to Florida last month. Holy shiat, they are everywhere!


There are people younger than 70 in Florida?
 
2012-10-11 02:49:31 PM
I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...
 
2012-10-11 04:25:51 PM
Ride a bike to work. Lower your fuel spending and stop being fat, all at the same time.
 
2012-10-11 04:51:10 PM

Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...


I never run anywhere.
In fact, I hate to even walk.
Oddly enough, I'm not fat.
 
2012-10-11 04:52:50 PM
This from the right column is more interesting than the article:

www.wtop.com
 
2012-10-11 04:53:15 PM

serial_crusher: Ride a bike to work. Lower your fuel spending and stop being fat, all at the same time.


I do. It gets 57mpg. That's a gallon per day. Not for much longer though; the end of the season is in sight.
 
2012-10-11 04:53:18 PM

Sybarite: Here I thought the fatties had mostly gone electric.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 349x356]


I occasionally experience periods of irrational and causeless anxiety or depression, during which I reduce or cease regular physical activity. The image that you have posted has convinced me to resist my current anxiety-induced lethargy.
 
2012-10-11 04:53:22 PM
Save fuel, remove the dead hookers from your trunk.
 
2012-10-11 04:53:37 PM

Charlie Freak: Holy shiat, they are everywhere!


At little or no cost to you!

At little or no cost to you!

At little or no cost to you!
 
2012-10-11 04:53:51 PM
www.wearysloth.com

Fattenance?

\better not be obscure
\\It's probably watered down
 
2012-10-11 04:55:33 PM
Strange, I thought modern cars were getting heavier as well, with sound deadening insulation, safety structures, air bags, and creature comforts that they didn't have decades ago.
 
2012-10-11 04:57:24 PM
Public transportation.
 
2012-10-11 04:58:04 PM

Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...


www.examiner.com
 
2012-10-11 04:58:11 PM

serial_crusher: Ride a bike to work. Lower your fuel spending and stop being fat, all at the same time.


Not to mention energy spending on cooling you sweaty body, and the energy it takes to make your huge clothing to cover your blubber. And all the ground water your wasting by eating five burgers daily. And all of the fuel and energy it takes to ship and prepare that food. Extra stored energy wastes a lot of other energy.
 
2012-10-11 04:58:47 PM

Charlie Freak: I thought it was just a stereotype, but I had not seen one of those used by anyone younger than 70 until I went to Florida last month. Holy shiat, they are everywhere!


So it was basically this then?

37prime.com

Also I'm guessing you've never been to Alabama or Mississippi.
 
2012-10-11 04:59:15 PM

serial_crusher: Charlie Freak: Sybarite: Here I thought the fatties had mostly gone electric.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 349x356]

I thought it was just a stereotype, but I had not seen one of those used by anyone younger than 70 until I went to Florida last month. Holy shiat, they are everywhere!

There are people younger than 70 in Florida?


The military. That's why it's called the land of newlyweds and nearly deads.

I have a 1990 Chevy G20 van with the 350. I can carry 7 people and still get the same 12mpg. Let's see a Prius move 7 people in comfort.
 
2012-10-11 05:00:25 PM
I just drove to a park to go for a run. I got bored with my usual route, wanted something new and traffic free.

/fark you shins.
//second attempt at Couch to 5K.
 
2012-10-11 05:02:41 PM
And just because I'm liking them so much at the moment.

My new running shoes.
gothedistanceblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-11 05:04:39 PM
If you're 40 pounds overweight because you prefer ice cream to hiking, ok, whatever. If you're fat enough that your mileage is dropping because of it you might want to consider dieting.
 
2012-10-11 05:06:50 PM

you have pee hands: If you're 40 pounds overweight because you prefer ice cream to hiking, ok, whatever. If you're fat enough that your mileage is dropping because of it you might want to consider dieting.


Out of pure vanity I improved my diet to reduce the rosacea in my cheeks. That's it. Down 15 lbs now and my cheeks look all lily white again.
 
2012-10-11 05:07:44 PM

Girion47: And just because I'm liking them so much at the moment.

My new running shoes.
[gothedistanceblog.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]


I'm really enjoying the new nike customized free running shoes. Together my two size 14s weigh a pound and I was able to model them after the main character of Mirror's Edge including putting the name on my shoes. The only difference is there is no toe-separator and there is a swoosh on it.
 
2012-10-11 05:11:20 PM
Just for grins some time I want to grab one of those electric carts at Walmart. See what it's like to drive one first hand.

I imagine it's great fun to slowly chase people around, run them over and bang into stuff.

I'd also like to park sideways in the aisle and block everybody's passage. I imagine it's quite the power trip.

But then I"d have to go to Walmart.
 
2012-10-11 05:17:27 PM

Buster 49: Just for grins some time I want to grab one of those electric carts at Walmart. See what it's like to drive one first hand.

I imagine it's great fun to slowly chase people around, run them over and bang into stuff.

I'd also like to park sideways in the aisle and block everybody's passage. I imagine it's quite the power trip.

But then I"d have to go to Walmart.


Those chairs have been farted on so much. I shiver thinking of it.
 
2012-10-11 05:21:52 PM
I drive a Tundra that gets about 12 miles to the gallon. Prying the Twinkie from my pudgy little sausage fingers sure as hell won't improve that number much.
 
2012-10-11 05:26:32 PM

you have pee hands: If you're 40 pounds overweight because you prefer ice cream to hiking, ok, whatever. If you're fat enough that your mileage is dropping because of it you might want to consider dieting.


actually, I enjoy both.

had to quit hiking due to foot injury and the hiking club left me behind to be eaten by wolves.
 
2012-10-11 05:32:40 PM
Fun with numbers:

According to the googles, a Prius weighs approximately 3,000 lbs. Per the same source, a 1969 Dodge Charger weighed around 3,700 lbs. Question: do you weigh more than 700 pounds? What was the point of this article?
 
2012-10-11 05:39:16 PM
Wait wait wait....

You mean vehicles that carry more weight need to expend more fuel?

Thanks, Ric.
 
2012-10-11 05:41:57 PM
In most cases it takes more energy to move more mass. Does anybody seriously want to dispute that?
 
2012-10-11 05:45:33 PM
Cut down on the weight by having the kids drive themselves... Not yet but soon enough.
 
2012-10-11 05:46:40 PM

Julieahni: Buster 49: Just for grins some time I want to grab one of those electric carts at Walmart. See what it's like to drive one first hand.

I imagine it's great fun to slowly chase people around, run them over and bang into stuff.

I'd also like to park sideways in the aisle and block everybody's passage. I imagine it's quite the power trip.

But then I"d have to go to Walmart.

Those chairs have been farted on so much. I shiver thinking of it.


You think we could make natural gas powered mobility scooters and then use some sort of methane reclamation device to boost their efficiency?

/Regenerative farting.
 
2012-10-11 05:52:15 PM
cdn.recombu.com
 
2012-10-11 05:53:03 PM

Mishno: serial_crusher: Ride a bike to work. Lower your fuel spending and stop being fat, all at the same time.

I do. It gets 57mpg. That's a gallon per day. Not for much longer though; the end of the season is in sight.


grow a pair!

/just make sure they stay warm
 
2012-10-11 06:17:35 PM
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BMI 128 here i come
 
2012-10-11 06:23:29 PM
www.andrew.cmu.edu

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.
 
2012-10-11 06:32:38 PM
Why do we have to tell people this. Also dont buy a used car from obese people. Everything is squashed & broken. Seats, shocks, frame......
 
2012-10-11 06:35:39 PM

clyph: [www.andrew.cmu.edu image 562x434]

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.


Don't forget Nazis, you can still hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against them as well.
 
2012-10-11 06:39:18 PM

clyph: [www.andrew.cmu.edu image 562x434]

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.


you're thinking of smokers. If you make fun of fat people--well, the ones with famous actors for brothers at least--you're a bully.
 
2012-10-11 06:50:16 PM

serial_crusher: clyph: [www.andrew.cmu.edu image 562x434]

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.

you're thinking of smokers. If you make fun of fat people--well, the ones with famous actors for brothers at least--you're a bully.


And if you make fun of a fat newscaster a bunch of fat chicks online will say her weak wimper of a retort was a "verbal smackdown"
 
2012-10-11 07:18:07 PM
I get 31+ mpg in a car that's rated for 29 on the highway.

No, I don't weigh very much.
 
2012-10-11 07:24:41 PM

atomic-age: I get 31+ mpg in a car that's rated for 29 on the highway.

No, I don't weigh very much.


That's why I'm switching to the Helium DietTM
 
2012-10-11 07:31:07 PM
I am lucky. Live in downtown Atlanta high rise, walk a lot, ride train to office. Sold both cars so I save on condo parking, no car insurance, no car payments, no gas stations. MARTA costs me about $70 a month. Anywhere else I need to go I take a cab. Saves me over $1100 a month.
 
2012-10-11 07:41:35 PM

Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...


I remember there was this fellow who really got the running craze going in America. he wrote a book about it and everything. Jim Fixx.

wikipedia: On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at age 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

/run a little faster, dooshbag
 
2012-10-11 07:58:40 PM

rengav: clyph: [www.andrew.cmu.edu image 562x434]

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.

Don't forget Nazis, you can still hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against them as well.


And child molesters. Don't forget the child molesters.
 
2012-10-11 08:10:02 PM

WhippingBoy: rengav: clyph: [www.andrew.cmu.edu image 562x434]

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.

Don't forget Nazis, you can still hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against them as well.

And child molesters. Don't forget the child molesters.


You know who I hate? Fat smoking Nazi child molesters.

/full of self-loathing
 
2012-10-11 08:13:30 PM

WhippingBoy: And child molesters. Don't forget the child molesters.


Whoa, hey now, don't group us child molesters in with fat people. We have standards too you know.
 
2012-10-11 08:15:27 PM

Sybarite: Here I thought the fatties had mostly gone electric.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 349x356]


As a rule of thumb, any time you see a minivan or an SUV, it's because the driver is a heifer so freakin' large that he or she can't wedge themselves into a normal sized car. Well, they could if you greased 'em up real good with butter or something, maybe

/there are three reasons to drive a truck: you're a contractor, you're a farmer, or you're a fatass
 
2012-10-11 08:17:32 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I can carry 7 people and still get the same 12mpg. Let's see a Prius move 7 people in comfort.


Why would you want to take 7 people with you to where you're going?
 
2012-10-11 08:20:49 PM

Mister Peejay: Smeggy Smurf: I can carry 7 people and still get the same 12mpg. Let's see a Prius move 7 people in comfort.

Why would you want to take 7 people with you to where you're going?


At any given time, I can't think of 7 people I would want to be around.
 
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