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(Yahoo)   Big Foamed: Department store mannequins with plus-sized curves have offended some folks, well mostly thin folks   (gma.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-11-29 12:39:02 AM  
5 votes:

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.
2012-11-29 12:49:42 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:45:41 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-11-29 12:33:38 AM  
2 votes:
To save you the click:

i48.tinypic.com


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 12:22:08 AM  
2 votes:
Subby is upset that Botero-like mannequins are not the norm?

www.csudh.edu
2012-11-29 02:02:18 AM  
1 vote:

Badgers: rga184: I can't say anything about the person mentioned above, but I've met two people who "eat like a bird" and then go home to scarf down twinkies they hide in their closet.

This twisted deception reminds me of a group of Somalian asylum seekers that were on "hunger strike" because they were about to be deported.
When a reporter went snooping around, he saw all of them scarfing down soup. When he asked them how they could say they were on hunger strike, they replied with "soup isn't food!".


Hah. Reminds me back when I thought that a Ramadan fast meant someone didn't eat during the entire Ramadan holiday. I always respected it because it sounded really hard, and required lots of discipline. Then I found out that it's just during the day and they pig out at night. I now have a whiny Muslim coworker who biatches about his hunger and blood sugar levels all throughout Ramadan... acts like he's truly suffering.
2012-11-29 01:18:15 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:05:06 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:32:54 AM  
1 vote:
This is a news article about a reddit thread. Slow news day?
2012-11-29 12:32:07 AM  
1 vote:
Dear outraged people,

Go find a real problem.

Sincerely,
Gyrfalcon.
2012-11-29 12:23:58 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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