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2012-11-28 09:12:51 PM
I was offended by the nude manikins at the World Exchange Centre but then I realized they were not Roseanne.
 
2012-11-28 11:55:15 PM
If you get offended by mannequins, you should really just remove yourself from the gene pool

/not saying you need to kill yourself
//at least get yourself spayed or neutered
 
2012-11-29 12:21:22 AM
An article about people reacting on the internet. That's a cheap way to earn your journalist dollars!
 
2012-11-29 12:22:08 AM
Subby is upset that Botero-like mannequins are not the norm?

www.csudh.edu
 
2012-11-29 12:22:25 AM
I don't care if they have fat mannequins in the fat section.

I just wish they had clothes that fit me.

I have long arms and a skinny torso. Medium long short sleeved shirts fit me sometimes, large tall long sleeved fit me sometimes but not. XL and I'm swimming in them, but at least the sleeves are long enough.

WTFs a guy to do?  Go shirtless?
 
2012-11-29 12:23:34 AM
That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.
 
2012-11-29 12:23:58 AM
The picture appears to be a large man (maybe, I can't tell for sure) wearing boxer shorts and a wife-beater undershirt. Now, Penny's can dress up any body style they like, but this mannequin, dressed in this way (or a similarly-dressed fat guy) would make me want to leave the area, pronto, and serve as a cautionary example about overly-casual clothing choices.
 
2012-11-29 12:32:07 AM
Dear outraged people,

Go find a real problem.

Sincerely,
Gyrfalcon.
 
2012-11-29 12:32:37 AM

meat0918: I don't care if they have fat mannequins in the fat section.

I just wish they had clothes that fit me.

I have long arms and a skinny torso. Medium long short sleeved shirts fit me sometimes, large tall long sleeved fit me sometimes but not. XL and I'm swimming in them, but at least the sleeves are long enough.

WTFs a guy to do?  Go shirtless?


Don't men's shirts come in regular and fitted options in the US? Collar size first, then decide if fitted (skinny body) or regular (husband shaped) is required. Or is that not the kind of shirt you're talking about?
 
2012-11-29 12:32:54 AM
This is a news article about a reddit thread. Slow news day?
 
2012-11-29 12:32:57 AM

jaytkay: Subby is upset that Botero-like mannequins are not the norm?

[www.csudh.edu image 355x400]


M.O.D.O.K. has a wife?

In all seriousness, this goes back to the American concept of fashion as a source of role models. No one wants coke-snorting anorexics to be displayed as a role model, but how much better is it to imply it's A-OK to be overweight?

Don't worry if you're killing yourself with cheeseburgers, we'll just keep making bigger tents to hide your lumpy ass!
 
2012-11-29 12:33:22 AM

meat0918: I don't care if they have fat mannequins in the fat section.

I just wish they had clothes that fit me.

I have long arms and a skinny torso. Medium long short sleeved shirts fit me sometimes, large tall long sleeved fit me sometimes but not. XL and I'm swimming in them, but at least the sleeves are long enough.

WTFs a guy to do?  Go shirtless?


Not if you have a bird chest.

/skinny girl is not offended
//I can't find shiat that fits right either
///fark the fashion/ clothing industry bastards
 
2012-11-29 12:33:38 AM
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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.


Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.
 
2012-11-29 12:33:50 AM
If this helps fat people to stop wearing spandex and leggings, I'm all for it.
 
2012-11-29 12:34:44 AM
Do they need bigger gold thimbles?
 
2012-11-29 12:37:10 AM
That thing is frightening, not because it's fat, but because... it's frightening. Haha!

Creepy fat mannequin is creepy.
 
2012-11-29 12:37:45 AM

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


My problem is the shoulders and neck. His neck should be hidden under the fat, not just added on top of it. He's like a fat giraffe. And the shoulders, again, are standard muscular ones just added onto the outside of a fat torso... like the cantilevered eyes on a hammerhead shark.
 
2012-11-29 12:39:02 AM

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


Jesus, it's like it was sculpted by Rob Liefeld.
 
2012-11-29 12:41:33 AM

meat0918: I don't care if they have fat mannequins in the fat section.

I just wish they had clothes that fit me.

I have long arms and a skinny torso. Medium long short sleeved shirts fit me sometimes, large tall long sleeved fit me sometimes but not. XL and I'm swimming in them, but at least the sleeves are long enough.

WTFs a guy to do?  Go shirtless?


I have this problem. I found a local tailor that will trim baggy XL shirts down to slim fit for 15-20 dollars.

Also, check out H&M if you happen to have a store nearby. Found lots of great long-but-slim-fit shirts there for under $29.

Example:
 
2012-11-29 12:42:14 AM
Don't know what happened there. Example: Link

Yes, they should find models that don't look retarded.
 
2012-11-29 12:43:39 AM

Spiralmonkey: meat0918: I don't care if they have fat mannequins in the fat section.

I just wish they had clothes that fit me.

I have long arms and a skinny torso. Medium long short sleeved shirts fit me sometimes, large tall long sleeved fit me sometimes but not. XL and I'm swimming in them, but at least the sleeves are long enough.

WTFs a guy to do?  Go shirtless?

Don't men's shirts come in regular and fitted options in the US? Collar size first, then decide if fitted (skinny body) or regular (husband shaped) is required. Or is that not the kind of shirt you're talking about?


They typically only go by collar size and arm length. It really does suck.
 
2012-11-29 12:44:02 AM

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


The hands ARE wrong. Otherwise, a great look
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2012-11-29 12:44:20 AM

Jizz Master Zero: fusillade762: To save you the click:

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.

Jesus, it's like it was sculpted by Rob Liefeld.


I LOL'd.

Almost. You can see it's feet.
 
2012-11-29 12:45:04 AM
Grrrr. its. ITS. Cue Bob the Angry Flower.
 
2012-11-29 12:45:41 AM

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


Jesus Christ. Stretch Armstrong really let himself go.
 
2012-11-29 12:47:23 AM
I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.
 
2012-11-29 12:47:38 AM

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


Nothing wrong with plus-sized mannequins, but there should be some effort to make them look, well, human.
 
2012-11-29 12:49:42 AM

fusillade762: Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


A guy goes into this bar, sits down and orders a drink. While waiting, he sees a guy sitting at the bar who has a very big muscular body but a little tiny head. So, he asks the guy, "How is it that you have such a huge body and a small head?"

The guy replied, "I was walking along the beach one day and I came across this bottle buried halfway in the sand. So I picked it up, brushed away the sand, and out popped this fine female genie. She said she would grant me three wishes for releasing her."

"For my first wish, I asked for ten-million dollars, and POOF right there on the sand was $10,000,00."

"For my second wish, I asked for a luxury yacht, and POOF right there on the ocean was a 90-foot yacht."

"Finally for my third wish, I wanted to have sex with the genie, but she said that genies were not allowed to indulge in those kind of activities." So, I said, "How about a little head?"
 
2012-11-29 12:51:03 AM
He wouldn't have been able to save her from the shredder if she had looked like the mannequin from TFA.
www.backtotheeighties.net
 
2012-11-29 12:51:05 AM
Redditors don't have anything else to complain about?
 
2012-11-29 12:53:31 AM

Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.


How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?
 
2012-11-29 12:54:00 AM

BronyMedic: fusillade762: To save you the click:

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.

Jesus Christ. Stretch Armstrong really let himself go.


Golfclap.jpg!
 
2012-11-29 12:59:18 AM

Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?


Good question. I've known exactly one person like that; and she had the strangest body-fat distribution I ever saw. Her upper body was normal for a woman her height, but her hips, thighs and legs were just hugely, monstrously fat. She was like two people welded together at the waist. That was genetic, too. Dieting and exercise changed nothing for her. It was bizarre.
 
2012-11-29 12:59:40 AM
Well, at least it's accurate in that he seems to be having a problem with his right foot.
Better get the insulin.
 
2012-11-29 01:01:19 AM
I'm in favor of anything that shows fat people how to dress decently.
 
2012-11-29 01:03:06 AM
Looks like a bit of a "flatso" there...although I have no bother the the concept of these in general--seems to be about the size/shape as Subby's blow-up doll, I'd guess.

/all in fun, please no snark
 
2012-11-29 01:05:06 AM

Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?


imgs.xkcd.com

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.
 
2012-11-29 01:05:59 AM

Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-11-29 01:06:51 AM

Eps05: If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.


Big Bird?

/You don't get fat off air.
 
2012-11-29 01:07:43 AM
Eps05: "I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually."

Sorry, but no. I do not believe in "fat genes" (and I'm not a skinny guy being a dick, I am noticeably overweight myself).

Lack of self control genes, sure. Lazy genes, maybe. Choosing the wrong things to eat genes, it's possible. But fat genes, no.

Unless you believe in the ability to create energy out of nowhere, it is simply not possible. You burn a finite amount of energy just existing. You have to take in more than that amount of energy to gain weight and become fat. You control that amount of energy with your lifestyle choices.

Change your lifestyle choices to help you burn more calories, and eat less to help you take in more calories, and you will make a difference. Continue to do so for the rest of your life, and you will never be fat again.

Do a crash diet and then immediately go back to your old caloric intake and poor lifestyle choices, and you *will* gain the weight back, but that's not your genes, that is your lack of self control and discipline.
 
2012-11-29 01:07:49 AM

Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?


Maybe if you like starving all day long every day. I don't remember exactly though. I think it had something to do with the body being incapable of converting fat to energy due to a defect. Like diabetes being linked to defects toward converting sugars to energy.
 
2012-11-29 01:12:25 AM
gweilo8888 : " Do a crash diet and then immediately go back to your old caloric intake and poor lifestyle choices, and you *will* gain the weight back, but that's not your genes, that is your lack of self control and discipline."

We worked at Wendy's. She was one of only 2 people i knew that never ate what we made.
 
2012-11-29 01:13:08 AM

anfrind: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 358x540]

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.


Great cartoon, but completely irrelevant.

Do you believe in perpetual motion machines? No? Well, a human body that gains weight without intaking more calories than it is expending is, in effect, the same thing.

We don't get energy out of the air (well, without having a caloric intake for all that lovely oxygen to go to town on). We don't get energy via radio waves. We don't get it by wishing and hoping, and we don't get it from Santa.

We get energy precisely one way, unless we're in hospital on an IV drip.

We get it through our mouths.

Put the correct amount in your mouth and it is not physically possible to gain weight.
 
2012-11-29 01:14:16 AM

JohnnyC: That thing is frightening, not because it's fat, but because... it's frightening. Haha!

Creepy fat mannequin is creepy.


I'm not afraid of mannequins but that thing looks scary.

Also I get farking paranoid when I'm with my fiancee in one of the sections at the Macy's here. They have a large room off to the side for all the young women's clothing and the mannequins in there have natural poses. Out of the corner of my eye I feel like they are real farking people staring at me and every 20 ft or so there is another group of 2 of 3.

/She feels the same way when we are in there
 
Ant
2012-11-29 01:15:15 AM
Dear offended people, I'm sorry that the last socially acceptable prejudice is being taken away from you. You'll get over it.

Find something else to be outraged about.
 
2012-11-29 01:17:22 AM

anfrind: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.


Let me clue you in on why people are fat. The average daily calories for the average american is up from 2200 in the 70s to 2700 now. Now thats just the average, but think of what 500 calories will do to a waist line in a year (extra 500 that is).

The "epidemic" makes it sound like a disease, its not, its simply people eating too damn much. Period.
 
2012-11-29 01:17:42 AM

Eps05: gweilo8888 : " Do a crash diet and then immediately go back to your old caloric intake and poor lifestyle choices, and you *will* gain the weight back, but that's not your genes, that is your lack of self control and discipline."

We worked at Wendy's. She was one of only 2 people i knew that never ate what we made.


I saw a show like that. Forget what it was called, BBC or ITV. Lass worked in a fast food joint, insisted she didn't eat the food at all, coworkers agreed. Her whole family was badly overweight, too, and nobody could explain it. They were eating under 2,000 calories a day. It was a total mystery.

It was a total mystery, that is, until the hidden TV cameras went up at work and home, and they had people going through the trash to examine what everybody was eating. Turned out the whole family was overeating badly, I believe somewhere around double their necessary daily intake. And little miss fast food was about the worst of the lot, shoveling fast food into her face in a store room at work like there was no tomorrow on a daily basis.

And that's when she *knew* she was being watched and filmed for the show. I shudder to think what a normal day was like.

The simplest explanation is usually right. Who knows, maybe your friend really isn't overeating at work, but if they're gaining weight, they're overeating (and probably underexercising) somewhere.
 
2012-11-29 01:18:15 AM

Eps05: My coworker ate like a bird.


She ate 1/4-1/2 her body weight per day?
No one she had weight issues.
 
2012-11-29 01:18:30 AM
You have to eat right, and you have to exercise.

90% of people who are fat would not be fat if they ate right and exercised an hour a day instead of watching TV.

I've always been a small, skinny kind of guy. My whole family is. I took it for granted for about 10 years and was almost completely sedentary.

A few months ago I wrenched my shoulder taking off my hoodie while in my car. I was debilitated and in pain for 2 full weeks.

That was a wakeup call. I changed my diet significantly, and I've begun exercising an hour a day or so.

I haven't lost any weight, but my stomach looks better, so does my chest, and most importantly, I'm no longer in constant pain from pulling muscles doing simple things like taking off an article of clothing.

/It's simply not rocket science for most people.
 
2012-11-29 01:19:04 AM

Eps05: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

Maybe if you like starving all day long every day. I don't remember exactly though. I think it had something to do with the body being incapable of converting fat to energy due to a defect. Like diabetes being linked to defects toward converting sugars to energy.


Usually it's tied to thyroid issues- however anything in the metabolic path can screw up and cause issues- My hypothesis is some bodies are geared to "store ALL THE FOOD" whereas some use it all.

But yes, it can happen. Note: if the fat is distributed on the gut heaviest of all, that can be a thyroid indicator. All over? Laziness/overeating, etc.

//fat and big-boned.
//however, very strong
 
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