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2013-01-07 12:25:36 PM  
callieallen.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-07 12:42:28 PM  
A long days' journey into night while inches melt away.

Gotta give it to the Pythons for predicting the pervasiveness of product placement co-opting entertainment.
 
2013-01-07 12:43:10 PM  
At least they were trying.
 
2013-01-07 12:45:01 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-01-07 12:48:28 PM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-07 12:55:04 PM  
They have nothing on the Square Master.

s8.postimage.org
 
2013-01-07 01:37:25 PM  
The "Twist and Tone" is better as the U.S. version, the Disco Body Shaper
 
2013-01-07 02:20:10 PM  
www.timdrussell.com
 
2013-01-07 02:29:47 PM  
I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.
 
2013-01-07 02:45:32 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: A long days' journey into night while inches melt away.

Gotta give it to the Pythons for predicting the pervasiveness of product placement co-opting entertainment.


Came here to say this! Many internets to you, sir.
 
2013-01-07 02:56:08 PM  
Came for the Square Master and Trim-Jeans Theatre. I see my work here is done.
 
2013-01-07 02:58:08 PM  
Just making sure Trim-Jeans Theatre is present and accounted for. Carry on, gentlemen.
 
2013-01-07 03:02:16 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.


A doctor in what?

A chiropractic doctor is NOT a medical doctor. Nor a someone with a Doctorate in Philosophy.
 
2013-01-07 03:02:45 PM  
I've tried the Vita Master out. It works the boner pretty good.
 
2013-01-07 03:03:09 PM  
Those sauna suits actually work- if you're a boxer/wrestler and trying to make weight by getting dangerously dehydrated. Jumping rope in one of those suits for an hour will drop about 4 pounds.

And the smell . . .
 
2013-01-07 03:04:08 PM  
Knew some college wrestlers who would wear those sauna suits IN THE SAUNA to make weight. Always amazed they never went into cardiac arrest.
 
2013-01-07 03:04:51 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.


You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.
 
2013-01-07 03:04:56 PM  
media.npr.org
 
2013-01-07 03:05:06 PM  
...59 seconds.
 
2013-01-07 03:05:37 PM  

dletter: The "Twist and Tone" is better as the U.S. version, the Disco Body Shaper


And they were both just Sit N' Spin toys with the center column removed.

4.bp.blogspot.com'nSpin.jpg
 
2013-01-07 03:06:28 PM  
media.npr.org
 
2013-01-07 03:06:47 PM  
CSB:

In high school, I was on the wrestling team. If you didn't make weight the morning of a match, you had to put on a "sauna exercise suit" (okay, it was garbage bags) and run around in a heated room during lunch and gym. I know guys that dropped 6-7lbs that way before the match. Of course, after weigh in you would gorge on honey sandwiches and gatorade.

/teenagers are idiots
//at least in this case, I can legit claim I was enabled
 
2013-01-07 03:07:41 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.


I guess she shouldn't have spent so much time trying to get her hands on Bag End.
 
2013-01-07 03:09:08 PM  
There is a guy at my gym (a rather old-school YMCA) who still rocks a sauna suit for his workouts.
 
2013-01-07 03:10:51 PM  
At least the spinny thing has you standing up and moving.
 
2013-01-07 03:11:20 PM  

brigid_fitch: dletter: The "Twist and Tone" is better as the U.S. version, the Disco Body Shaper

And they were both just Sit N' Spin toys with the center column removed.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 394x333]'nSpin.jpg


They were worse than that... at least with the "Disco Body Shaper", it looked like an ugly metal lazy susan.  I can imagine that some guy in the 70s had a warehouse of these and was like "How can I get rid of these, nobody would want to put these on their kitchen table".
 
2013-01-07 03:12:49 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Think of chiropractors today.


Chiropractors take quackery to a whole new level
 
2013-01-07 03:15:47 PM  
Inflatable shorts sound like p shop gold
 
2013-01-07 03:15:52 PM  

mscleo: Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.

You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.


The problem with chiropractors is that too many of them also advocate crazy herbal remedies alongside their real spine manipulation business.
 
2013-01-07 03:19:24 PM  
Go to any good Asian grocery store today and you'll see weight loss aids like

ak.buy.com

...on the shelf. They're laxatives, essentially. I guess it's one way to lose weight.
 
2013-01-07 03:20:21 PM  

calm like a bomb: CSB:

In high school, I was on the wrestling team. If you didn't make weight the morning of a match, you had to put on a "sauna exercise suit" (okay, it was garbage bags) and run around in a heated room during lunch and gym. I know guys that dropped 6-7lbs that way before the match. Of course, after weigh in you would gorge on honey sandwiches and gatorade.

/teenagers are idiots
//at least in this case, I can legit claim I was enabled


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Is familiar with your story.
 
2013-01-07 03:20:58 PM  
My uncle past away last summer. Being the only surviving relative, I cleaned out his attic and found one of those Vita Master variable speed massage machines. I thought it was a gag or something, so I strapped myself into it for fun. It basically shakes you like a pant can, which supposedly activates all the nerves and synapses in your muscles, causing tiny contractions, but over and over again. I stayed on for about fifteen minutes and then went to bed. The next morning I got up and felt as though I'd done a serious full body workout - every muscles was crying out for the soothing warmth of BenGay. I figured it was from the manual labors of the previous day, popped four Aleve, and went on with my business.

He also had a scale in the basement. I stepped on it and just about lost my mind - five pounds lighter. I was fighting depression at the time, so I'd packed on the pounds - drinking too much and not exercising. But, honestly, after the physical pain quieted, my spirit and psyche felt incredible. Could this be the "miracle device" that my uncle had bragged about in the late stages of his dementia? It made some sense, considering the fact that even though he was too crazy to even wear his underwear appropriately, he still had the body of a twenty year old. He was seventy and could bench 420 pounds. I always figured it was dementia's debilitation conferring him with temporary retard strength.

Well, I was going to find out. I cancelled by summer trip to Sudan and started using the Vita Master religiously. I worked my way up from fifteen minutes to thirty to an hour - all the way up, through stages, to six straight hours. I didn't recognize the man in the mirror - wet, rippling muscles and a full head of vibrant hair, where before there was flab and baldness. I forgot to put my shirt on to bring in the trash can one morning and the stay at home mom across the street starting masturbating with the baby monitor. We ended up having sex for hours - which was difficult with that brat screaming over the speaker.

I was an animal and nearly killed us both. I didn't realize that the penis really is a muscle that can be grown to any size you see fit. And after awhile, it was so big it didn't fit. I was like a horse, but like a horse with a whale penis. I stopped wearing clothes completely and there was nothing that anybody - not even the town sheriff could do about it. Why? Because nobody was complaining. Have you ever felt the power of giving an entire PTA meeting a simultaneous orgasm? Ask me about it, because I know what God felt like when he imagined himself even more powerful.

I felt like such an animal that I took to sleeping standing up in the garage where I could shiat unbridled and just wash it down in the morning. I was so high spirited that I would read entire Russian novels by lamp light to put myself to sleep. That turned out to be my undoing - the kerosene lamp and the spirit kicks that I took to doing in my sleep.

I knocked over the kerosene lamp, sparking a fire that was an inferno in seconds, considering my uncle also collected kindling and balls of newspaper, which he fatefully stored next to the gas cans in the garage where I slumbered. I was so afraid of the fire that I ran through the steel garage door and kept running up the street, my giant half aroused penis throwing sparks as it slap-scraped the ground behind me. Like so many powerful beasts, I proved a coward when faced with fire.

The machine, of course, was destroyed. And without the treatments, my physique deflated, my hair fell out, my self esteem once again bottomed out. I took a job with the local government, stamping applications for above ground pools and home sprinkler systems. Funny that they'd stick me in the water department, considering I'd lost it all to that damn fire.

Anyways, if you see one of those machines in a long forgotten secondhand store, snatch it up. Pay whatever they are asking, even if it's not for sale and you have to pay with the shopkeeper's life. You won't regret it. Even after all my hardships and disappointments - I know not the mocking cuckold of regret. Neigh!
 
2013-01-07 03:23:01 PM  
i.bnet.com

www.8asians.com

www.popularpills.net
 
2013-01-07 03:25:59 PM  
Please remember to inflate your shoes before crossing the water.

/back to the shadows again
 
2013-01-07 03:28:41 PM  

spentmiles: My uncle past

passed away last summer . . .

FTFY. (The rest was gold.)
 
2013-01-07 03:30:41 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
I'll be at the office just as soon as I have my workout suit steamed.
 
2013-01-07 03:31:55 PM  

MBooda: Please remember to inflate your shoes before crossing the water.

/back to the shadows again


Chairman Barney?
 
2013-01-07 03:31:55 PM  

spentmiles: Comedy Gold


Started it and thought, really?

Then it really kicked in and I was LOL making everyone in the office wonder.

/One Internet.
 
2013-01-07 03:33:52 PM  
Missing are the Checkerboard Pajamas for the little woman.
If she makes the wrong move you get to jump her. Three or four wrong moves a night will burn off the fat in a hurry.
 
2013-01-07 03:37:59 PM  

spentmiles: I forgot to put my shirt on to bring in the trash can one morning and the stay at home mom across the street starting masturbating with the baby monitor. We ended up having sex for hours - whi ...


Right about here is where I went from fairly interested, to losing it.

+1 would snert again
 
2013-01-07 03:41:35 PM  

spentmiles: Vita Master


Went GIS-ing for Carl strapped into the Insane-O-Flex, and came up empty-handed. My Google-fu sucks.
 
2013-01-07 03:41:49 PM  
A dude here in my small town died just a couple of years ago while out jogging in one of those sauna suits in 110 degree summer heat...Guy had weighed about 4 bills and started exercising. Got down to about 180 or so over the years and had taken up jogging in one of those things and just cooked himself one day....csb, I know...

And, my grandma used to swear by these things in the 70's...

1.bp.blogspot.com

unfortunate name was unfortunate...
 
2013-01-07 03:44:15 PM  

Theory Of Null: I've tried the Vita Master out. It works the boner pretty good.


My eccentric grandfather used to pick up all kinds of weird things at thrift stores.  He had one of these.  It gave me a tingly feeling that I was not comfortable with at 9 years old - I stayed away from it after one try.  It might be fun to have one now, though.
 
2013-01-07 03:45:48 PM  
Also missing were the "Black Beauties" (speed) that doctors prescribed.
 
2013-01-07 03:48:36 PM  
farm7.staticflickr.com

Having only seen the Monty Python bit, I had to find the actual ad.
 
2013-01-07 03:50:21 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: mscleo: Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.

You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.

The problem with chiropractors is that too many of them also advocate crazy herbal remedies alongside their real spine manipulation business.


Um, their spine manipulation stuff is just as bunk as anything. At best it's "extreme massage" without any sort of scientific study of effectiveness or usefulness, let alone study of risk. Don't ever let a chiropractor near your neck.
 
2013-01-07 03:51:47 PM  
Grandma had a sauna suit. Mom had a twist and tone. Best friend when I was nine had one of those vibrating belt thingies that shakes you like (as someone else stated so well) a paint can. I still remember the pocket diet books that were along the lines of black coffee, grapefruit, 1 hard boiled egg, etc for breakfast. Lunch and dinner just got worse. So where do Sketchers Shape-ups fit in? Any good or another gravity boot kind of thing? Inquiring minds want to know.

/yeah, I sound fat
 
2013-01-07 03:53:06 PM  
My $300 compression shorts laugh at your ridiculous inflatable shorts. Those fools in the 70s would buy anything.
 
2013-01-07 03:58:22 PM  

Enigmamf: Skirl Hutsenreiter: mscleo: Nadie_AZ: I love the line 'perfected by a doctor'.

And it was just a nice reminder that mankind hasn't changed at all. Think of how doctors gave drugs like cocaine freely in the late 1800s, or morphine in the early 1900s. Think of chiropractors today. Or herbal specialists. Sorry, echinacea is not the secret to an uber immune system. Lobelia will not help an asthmatic. As a father of 2 children who had severe asthma- and husband of a woman that gave them these herbs daily, I saw first hand that it never helped whereas a breathing machine with albuterol helped my then-toddler children to breath normal.

You can't compare a chiropractor with an herbal specialist. I thought all chiropractors were useless too, until I needed one.


The twisty thing looks sort of fun.

The problem with chiropractors is that too many of them also advocate crazy herbal remedies alongside their real spine manipulation business.

Um, their spine manipulation stuff is just as bunk as anything. At best it's "extreme massage" without any sort of scientific study of effectiveness or usefulness, let alone study of risk. Don't ever let a chiropractor near your neck.


You're saying there's never been a scientific study done on chiropractic ever? I'm not into chiro, but you're ignorant.
 
2013-01-07 04:01:02 PM  
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