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(NBC News)   The tanning industry has joined forces to form a lobbying group designed to combat all the vicious lies being spread by hostile scientists about the dangers of UV exposure and promote a "fair and balanced" look at their industry. Hm, sounds familiar   (openchannel.nbcnews.com) divider line 104
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2013-01-22 09:52:28 AM
Clearly a new plot by the Lizard People.
 
2013-01-22 09:59:58 AM
I hear they've hired a spokesman.

ww4.hdnux.com
 
2013-01-22 10:01:32 AM

Sybarite: I hear they've hired a spokesman.

[ww4.hdnux.com image 628x411]


Pfft.  Obviously it needs to be:

msnbcmedia.msn.com

Plus, she's so well-spoken.
 
2013-01-22 10:04:28 AM
www.spray-tan-byron-bay.com

UV rays are harmful? The Sun is there..
 
2013-01-22 10:17:14 AM
Isn't there a certain level of tanning that's healthy?
 
2013-01-22 10:18:28 AM

Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?


I think is the better question.
 
2013-01-22 10:20:31 AM

Diogenes: Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?

I think is the better question.


Yeah, but is getting enough exposure to sunlight to cause your skin to change a shade of color too much exposure?
 
2013-01-22 10:38:13 AM
 
2013-01-22 10:51:44 AM
Yup. Just like so:

"Golden Tate - did you catch that Hail Mary?"
"Yes, yes I did."

Truth, American Style.
 
2013-01-22 10:55:15 AM
I want my 30 seconds back..

/Punches subtard in the nuts
 
2013-01-22 10:56:00 AM
Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.
 
2013-01-22 10:57:11 AM
For some reason I read tanning in the definition of making leather... which I suppose you could argue is what some people do to their skin in tanning booths. But I kept thinking "PETA is at it again".

/need more caffeine
 
2013-01-22 10:57:15 AM

markie_farkie: [www.spray-tan-byron-bay.com image 438x327]

UV rays are harmful? The Sun is there..


That lady looks like a Naugahyde ottoman I once had.
 
2013-01-22 10:57:49 AM
themockdock.com
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2013-01-22 10:58:19 AM

Sybarite: I hear they've hired a spokesman.

[ww4.hdnux.com image 628x411]


upload.wikimedia.org
Maybe, or maybe they just read Merchants of Doubt.
 
2013-01-22 10:59:48 AM
way2tan.com

She's only 12 years old
 
2013-01-22 11:01:45 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.


Remember when it was the 4 out of 5 experts that counted?  Now it's the 5th one who got paid to disagree that matters.
 
2013-01-22 11:02:48 AM

Diogenes: HotWingConspiracy: Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.

Remember when it was the 4 out of 5 experts that counted?  Now it's the 5th one who got paid to disagree that matters.


Majority opinion is socialism.
 
2013-01-22 11:04:15 AM
Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?
 
2013-01-22 11:05:28 AM
i70.photobucket.com
A picture of the defendants
 
2013-01-22 11:05:59 AM

amquelbettamin: [way2tan.com image 333x400]

She's only 12 years old


wat?
 
2013-01-22 11:06:09 AM
In all fairness, mild to moderate tanning isn't all that terribly harmful.

But yeah, this is one of the sillier lobbies that has an absurdly disproportionate amount of influence. Up there with the undertakers back in the day (you have to be cremated in a coffin? really?).
 
2013-01-22 11:06:30 AM

amquelbettamin: [way2tan.com image 333x400]

She's only 12 years old


We're gonna need more chairs in here so we can all "have seats over there."
 
2013-01-22 11:06:46 AM

Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?

I think is the better question.

Yeah, but is getting enough exposure to sunlight to cause your skin to change a shade of color too much exposure?


The safe level of exposure is something we could calculate, but no one ever bothers. The safe level of exposure is some fine line between your hydration level (to keep skin from burning), how many anti-oxidants are in your system (particularly beta carotene) to repair damage, and how much subcutaneous fat you have protecting you, and the amount of salt and moisture there is in the air around you.
 
2013-01-22 11:06:47 AM
The Heartland institute are the same bastards that tried to tell us tobacco wasn't that bad and are now trying to tell us all our activities can't affect the atmosphere. If they lied about 2nd hand smoke, do you think they care about the air of the Earth? Maybe they are just pro-smoking to the extreme. To them if it smokes it's good, except pot. They don't care if you get a lungful of car exhaust or tobacco smoke, but God forbid you smoke that hippy demon weed.
 
2013-01-22 11:09:12 AM

doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?


That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.
 
2013-01-22 11:13:12 AM
Incidentally, the problem with tanning is the same type of problem with ANY process the body can use to break down cortisol in your system. If you don't realize all the process is doing is encouraging your body to flush blood to the skin, process some anti-oxidants into vitamins, reset your circadian rhythms, breaking down cortisol, and provoke a dopamine response for, then it's easy to get addicted. Same goes for exercise, gluttony, rage/violence, drugs, and anything else we use to self regulate our cortisol and dopamine without actually BEING healthy.
 
2013-01-22 11:16:51 AM
My wife used to frequently use tanning beds and lay out in the sun. In 2010 she discovered a strange looking mole on her leg. Went to the dermatologist and the mole turned out to be Stage 1 melanoma. Luckily, she caught it early and was able to have it removed.

The oncologist went in and cut out an inch around the spot of the mole to make sure it was all gone. So far, so good.

Here is a pic of the stitches:

  i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-22 11:17:33 AM

Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.


Counterpoint:

endlesssuntanningsalon.com
 
2013-01-22 11:20:17 AM
Well the "Fair and Balanced" crowd are already in the pockets of the indoor spray tanning industry, so good luck with that.
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-01-22 11:28:13 AM

amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]


You honestly believe the pale version is superior? I find when I look at the picture, my eyes are drawn left.
 
2013-01-22 11:31:50 AM

Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.


Luckily, you can get that look without having to deal with the sun

www.slate.com
 
2013-01-22 11:32:06 AM
Most Americans have a serious vitamin D deficiency.

Especially black Americans.


/Get some sun
//In moderation
///Of course
 
2013-01-22 11:37:43 AM
Like anything else in moderation it's not that bad. Even Dermatologists tell you to get some sun, it helps some skin conditions. Of course don't cross into NJ orange and the road to the cancer turnpike.
 
2013-01-22 11:41:40 AM

amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]



I prefer the left side.

To each his own, I guess.
 
2013-01-22 11:41:52 AM
Tanning industry people seen consulting with the fossil fuel people about how to babble the best derpitude to lull the unwashed masses (i.e.: baggers and other slow-witted republicans) into believing that science is just crazy talk.
 
2013-01-22 11:45:20 AM
Came for carrot head, leaving satisfied.

Wait, that's not REAL tanning.
 
2013-01-22 11:46:09 AM

Mr Guy: amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]

You honestly believe the pale version is superior? I find when I look at the picture, my eyes are drawn left.


Crap, I thought everyone would like the right one better.

Oh well, maybe it really is just a matter of taste after all.

But, keep in mind there's twice as much canvas on the left, so it's not a perfect black and white comparison
 
2013-01-22 11:46:15 AM

Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning that's healthy?


About 15 minutes of natural sunlight a day, depending on where you live. Now, I have naturally light olive skin and catch color incredibly quickly. I also live in a very sunny, hot climate, so those 15 minutes a day will have me nice and tawny by about April.
 
2013-01-22 11:47:58 AM

Mr Guy: amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]

You honestly believe the pale version is superior? I find when I look at the picture, my eyes are drawn left.


That might be due to the design of the picture. The left side shows more and has a symbol on it.

Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.
 
2013-01-22 11:48:10 AM

gameshowhost: Luckily, you can get that look without having to deal with the sun


In my opinion, that says all you need to know about him. He directly attacked an internal problem (poor diet, busy schedule leading to lack of sun exposure, poor circulation in the skin) with essentially a paint job to LOOK as though he had addressed it. In my mind, that's a huge warning flag that he can't distinguish between symptoms and easily fixable problems. It also indicates he's not really all that healthy in general, and needs to cover it up. Someone who is unhealthy with a poor diet, especially one that refuses to admit it and tries to cover it up, is someone who isn't going to understand the links between their own aggressive behavior and their health. I don't want that person in charge of my country, and I'm extremely conservative.
 
2013-01-22 11:48:34 AM

amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.


Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]


I gotta go with the left. Unless there was some red hair in the mix

Not that I don't sometimes like the hot pale tat'd up alt girls who make bad decisions
 
2013-01-22 11:49:35 AM

mgshamster: Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.


Actually, for me, it's how rich and full her lips are on the left. I associate the pale pinkness on her cheeks and the pale pinkess on her lips with potential warning signs of a respiratory infection.
 
2013-01-22 11:51:25 AM
Also, it's easier to pick out the definition in her cheek bones with the shading from either make up or her tan on the left. Granted, she could do the same thing with makeup on the right in lighter colors to create those shadows, but it's easier to pick out the lines on the tan side.
 
2013-01-22 11:51:42 AM
as a welder and somebody who gets outside often enough, I say anybody who regularly uses tanning beds and is willingly ignorant to UV light skin damage deserves fully the damage that ensues

/seriously though, if you're pasty white, it don't mater because the lights are off or dim
//seeing a wrinkled prune person is an instant boner killer
 
2013-01-22 11:51:58 AM
I used to run cross country.  So we're outside, in the sun, for multiple hours a day.  Even if you wore sunscreen (which I did) you got tan as heck.  And there were *still* girls on our team who went tanning regularly, which pissed off our coach to no end.  I still can't fathom, in the slightest, how orange skin is attractive.  I just can't.

I got the folks who went before homecoming or prom to even out the farmer's tans we all inevitably had, I get people who tan in the winter as a SAD treatment (don't know if it's effective but I can understand their logic at least) but past that....
 
2013-01-22 11:53:32 AM

Mr Guy: mgshamster: Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.

Actually, for me, it's how rich and full her lips are on the left. I associate the pale pinkness on her cheeks and the pale pinkess on her lips with potential warning signs of a respiratory infection.


So if she used different lipstick and blush, your opinion might change?
 
2013-01-22 11:54:18 AM
In other news:

msnbcmedia.msn.com

I prefer them with a bit more muscle, but I wouldn't kick him out of bed.
/gotta love that pose he struck
 
2013-01-22 11:55:36 AM

Mr Guy: Also, it's easier to pick out the definition in her cheek bones with the shading from either make up or her tan on the left. Granted, she could do the same thing with makeup on the right in lighter colors to create those shadows, but it's easier to pick out the lines on the tan side.


I can see that. Her features definitely look more defined on the left.
 
2013-01-22 11:56:09 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I got the folks who went before homecoming or prom to even out the farmer's tans we all inevitably had, I get people who tan in the winter as a SAD treatment (don't know if it's effective but I can understand their logic at least) but past that....


It's also great for rebalancing the fluids in your skin. Lots of people, particularly when dieting, lose a lot of circulation in their skin as their body tries to compensate by dialing down the metabolism. Causing what's essentially wide spread low level of injury to the entire skin causes the body to reopen all those capillaries it closed off and force blood through them. That has all kinds of positive effects. The tanning bed is just a way of getting a control blast of midday sun in a private setting. It's the people who get addicted because they don't burn off cortisol or keep their metabolism going faster through their daily activities or exercise that don't realize they are essential using the tanning bed to chase dopamine just like any other addict that have problems.
 
2013-01-22 11:56:43 AM

Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?

I think is the better question.

Yeah, but is getting enough exposure to sunlight to cause your skin to change a shade of color too much exposure?


Our ancestors used to run through the savannah buck-naked and came out all right.

...

Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.
 
2013-01-22 11:57:18 AM
...next to lion attacks, anyway...
 
2013-01-22 11:57:46 AM
A lobbying group attacking scientific consensus. Any bets this won't appear in the 2016 GOP convention platform?
 
2013-01-22 11:59:14 AM

Mr Guy: mgshamster: Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.

Actually, for me, it's how rich and full her lips are on the left. I associate the pale pinkness on her cheeks and the pale pinkess on her lips with potential warning signs of a respiratory infection.


Are you some sort of medical robot?
 
2013-01-22 12:00:39 PM
Global Tanning: Pro or Con?
 
2013-01-22 12:01:00 PM

Mr Guy: amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]

You honestly believe the pale version is superior? I find when I look at the picture, my eyes are drawn left.


My eyes are drawn to where her boobies would appear if she'd only stand up.
 
2013-01-22 12:02:10 PM

mgshamster: Mr Guy: amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]

You honestly believe the pale version is superior? I find when I look at the picture, my eyes are drawn left.

That might be due to the design of the picture. The left side shows more and has a symbol on it.

Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.


Being Irish, I too prefer the right half.
 
2013-01-22 12:02:19 PM

xanadian: Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.


In a circle of life kind of way, there's absolutely no coincidence that the anti-oxidants you need to protect your skin from the sun are the exact ones provided by berries and vegetables that you must be in the sun to harvest. Blueberries grow in thickets, carrots and tubers grow in fields, etc etc. Modern society has disconnected our food sources from their purposes, and the reason we cultivated those plants in the first place. Then we suddenly act shocked when we aren't able to do what we used to be able to do, and we act like it's humans that have changed. We have, but only in our heads, not in our genetics. Almost all of us, in pursuit of brain power, have treated the body like a seperate thing that we can let waste away on it's own, because we're "busy". Meanwhile, we all carry twenty or thirty pounds less muscle than we should, and push our body fats and subcutaneous fat layer down to almost nothing, and wonder why we're tired, weak, and sick all the time.
 
2013-01-22 12:02:32 PM

xanadian: In other news:



I prefer them with a bit more muscle, but I wouldn't kick him out of bed.
/gotta love that pose he struck


That picture is so gay
 
2013-01-22 12:02:56 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Mr Guy: mgshamster: Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.

Actually, for me, it's how rich and full her lips are on the left. I associate the pale pinkness on her cheeks and the pale pinkess on her lips with potential warning signs of a respiratory infection.

Are you some sort of medical robot?


Man, I'm starting to feel like it. Once I taught myself how to look, I can't NOT see those sorts of things, you know?
 
2013-01-22 12:05:34 PM

Mr Guy: xanadian: Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.

In a circle of life kind of way, there's absolutely no coincidence that the anti-oxidants you need to protect your skin from the sun are the exact ones provided by berries and vegetables that you must be in the sun to harvest. Blueberries grow in thickets, carrots and tubers grow in fields, etc etc. Modern society has disconnected our food sources from their purposes, and the reason we cultivated those plants in the first place. Then we suddenly act shocked when we aren't able to do what we used to be able to do, and we act like it's humans that have changed. We have, but only in our heads, not in our genetics. Almost all of us, in pursuit of brain power, have treated the body like a seperate thing that we can let waste away on it's own, because we're "busy". Meanwhile, we all carry twenty or thirty pounds less muscle than we should, and push our body fats and subcutaneous fat layer down to almost nothing, and wonder why we're tired, weak, and sick all the time.


Don't most developed nations have an issue with obesity? We're not really pushing our body fat down to nothing.
 
2013-01-22 12:05:55 PM

xanadian: Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?

I think is the better question.

Yeah, but is getting enough exposure to sunlight to cause your skin to change a shade of color too much exposure?

Our ancestors used to run through the savannah buck-naked and came out all right.

...

Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.


I don't know about you, but all my ancestors are dead. Coincidence? I think not!!!!
 
2013-01-22 12:09:07 PM

Mr Guy: HotWingConspiracy: Mr Guy: mgshamster: Or it may have something to do with genetics. Perhaps those with ancestry closer to the equator prefer darker skin, and those closer to the poles prefer lighter. I don't know; it's just per speculation.

Actually, for me, it's how rich and full her lips are on the left. I associate the pale pinkness on her cheeks and the pale pinkess on her lips with potential warning signs of a respiratory infection.

Are you some sort of medical robot?

Man, I'm starting to feel like it. Once I taught myself how to look, I can't NOT see those sorts of things, you know?


Yeah you're drilling down pretty far. I can pick up on general cues, but if I had that level of analysis going on I'd probably never leave the house without a hazmat suit.
 
2013-01-22 12:09:14 PM

Mr Guy: amquelbettamin: Mr Guy: doczoidberg: Pale chicks are always hotter than tanned chicks.

Why do some people still waste their money on that nasty habit?

That's a vicious lie. We're genetically programmed to prefer "healthy" looks, which include color in the face and skin. Tanned skin is one visual indicator of a diet rich in anti-oxidants, which is something we're biologically programmed to prefer. You can test that with small children who haven't let their taught fear of cancer overcome their instincts to prefer symmetry and signs of good health and nutrition. Infants prefer to look at a tanned symmetric face.

Counterpoint:

[endlesssuntanningsalon.com image 300x200]

You honestly believe the pale version is superior? I find when I look at the picture, my eyes are drawn left.


Well, you clearly are as scientific in your research as the tanning industry. Antioxidants are not a sign of health, they're a sign of medical marketing. There are no tangible antioxidants
effects any differently than a placebo's effects
 
2013-01-22 12:11:53 PM

Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?

I think is the better question.

Yeah, but is getting enough exposure to sunlight to cause your skin to change a shade of color too much exposure?


hiphopwired.com
 
2013-01-22 12:14:56 PM
Gotta say I don't get the tanning craze all the usually pasty-white girls are into up here in Grey Sky Country.

They look like Oompa Loompas.
 
2013-01-22 12:51:25 PM
The color of the girl's skin takes a backseat to her willingness to sleep with me.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.
 
2013-01-22 01:00:41 PM
I bet a little d0xing will show this group is staffed with literally the same people who denied smoking causes cancer, and who deny AGW
 
2013-01-22 01:01:32 PM
I'm a guy... i tan once a week. Is it gayish? Probably. Am i proud of it? No... That said, all things considered, you and me both prefer the version of me that is not pasty white like a zombie, so i will continue to do it.
 
2013-01-22 01:07:20 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Diogenes: HotWingConspiracy: Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.

Remember when it was the 4 out of 5 experts that counted?  Now it's the 5th one who got paid to disagree that matters.

Majority opinion is socialism.


In an effort to offer both sides of issues, media outlets always treat the 5th scientist's opinion on par with the opinion of scientists 1 through 4. This creates the perception that there is no majority opinion.
 
2013-01-22 01:17:34 PM

T.rex: I'm a guy... i tan once a week. Is it gayish? Probably. Am i proud of it? No... That said, all things considered, you and me both prefer the version of me that is not pasty white like a zombie, so i will continue to do it.


Honest question: do you rotate your wiener while tanning or just tan one side?

Also if rotating the wiener, does it come out half as tan as the rest of you?

Also, do you rub tanning oil on the shaft only or the tip and balls as well?

Also, do you spread your asscheeks to make sure it gets tan in there too?

Serious questions from one heterosexual male to another.
 
2013-01-22 01:19:51 PM

amquelbettamin: T.rex: I'm a guy... i tan once a week. Is it gayish? Probably. Am i proud of it? No... That said, all things considered, you and me both prefer the version of me that is not pasty white like a zombie, so i will continue to do it.

Honest question: do you rotate your wiener while tanning or just tan one side?

Also if rotating the wiener, does it come out half as tan as the rest of you?

Also, do you rub tanning oil on the shaft only or the tip and balls as well?

Also, do you spread your asscheeks to make sure it gets tan in there too?

Serious questions from one heterosexual male to another.


i wear underwear in there, which answers all your questions... I'm more worried about picking up some bed bugs or bacteria than i am, cancer.
 
2013-01-22 01:22:06 PM

T.rex: i wear underwear in there, which answers all your questions... I'm more worried about picking up some bed bugs or bacteria than i am, cancer.


Are you sure? Because bed-bugs with tans are dead sexy.
 
jvl
2013-01-22 01:32:21 PM
Remember the lawsuitilariy that ensued the last time someone dispensed death while lying about it? Apparently the tanning industry doesn't.
 
2013-01-22 01:39:18 PM
Irish girl sunbathing:

www.failhero.com
No, not her. The other one.
 
2013-01-22 01:39:22 PM
I'm so white bleach is jealous
 
2013-01-22 01:43:02 PM

Farce-Side: xanadian: Cythraul: Diogenes: Cythraul: Isn't there a certain level of tanning exposure that's healthy?

I think is the better question.

Yeah, but is getting enough exposure to sunlight to cause your skin to change a shade of color too much exposure?

Our ancestors used to run through the savannah buck-naked and came out all right.

...

Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.

I don't know about you, but all my ancestors are dead. Coincidence? I think not!!!!


It's the Farce-Side family curse.
 
2013-01-22 01:44:53 PM

whidbey: Gotta say I don't get the tanning craze all the usually pasty-white girls are into up here in Grey Sky Country.

They look like Oompa Loompas.


I moved from Vegas to Federal Way. I was blown away by the attractiveness a fresh, bare, natural face conveyed. Artifice: it is a lie.
 
2013-01-22 02:02:31 PM
Meh. If would rather listen to lobbyists than Doctors, perhaps you deserve to die of skin cancer. I feel the same way about smokers: lung cancer is a horrible way to die - but you can't say you weren't warned.

/If enough ignore the science, perhaps Medicare won't be short afterall.
 
2013-01-22 02:21:04 PM

Wangiss: Irish girl sunbathing:

[www.failhero.com image 528x499]
No, not her. The other one.


Shenanigans.

There are no flames.
 
2013-01-22 02:43:55 PM

capt.hollister: HotWingConspiracy: Diogenes: HotWingConspiracy: Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.

Remember when it was the 4 out of 5 experts that counted?  Now it's the 5th one who got paid to disagree that matters.

Majority opinion is socialism.

In an effort to offer both sides of issues, media outlets always treat the 5th scientist's opinion on par with the opinion of scientists 1 through 4. This creates the perception that there is no majority opinion.


Everyone's opinion counts
 
2013-01-22 02:53:26 PM

Wangiss: Irish girl sunbathing:

[www.failhero.com image 528x499]
No, not her. The other one.

That photo really needs the "When you see it, you'll shiat bricks" caption!

 
2013-01-22 03:08:11 PM
I can tell you from my moms friends that the ones with a dark enough complection to tan look like the tan lady from Something about mary now that they are in 50s. The ones that was too pale to tan still look like my age. Stay out of the sun
 
2013-01-22 03:12:52 PM
randomfunnypicture.com
 
2013-01-22 03:19:02 PM

mgshamster: Don't most developed nations have an issue with obesity? We're not really pushing our body fat down to nothing.


We're binging and purging, set by unreasonable standards. When you slow your metabolism down with excessive dieting, you lose both lean tissue and fatty tissue. When they finally snap under the pressure of starving yourself, people binge heavily on fluids and carbs and restore the fatty portion of the equation pretty quickly, and never do the work to rebuild the lean tissue they lost. By constantly trying to only balance the calorie restriction side of the equation, and ignore the strengthening side of the total calorie expenditure, we end up with slow moving, chubby people on one side, and people abusing stimulants with thin skin and almost no subcutaneous fat on the other side. Then we claim we're just "getting old", and that people must become weak and such when we're old, and we ignore the decades of bad habits that actually made us weak and rickety.

It's a bell curve problem. We KNOW that certain proportions are more optimal for certain activities, and we chalk it up to good genetics. We know we're bad at those same activities, and so we convince ourselves our genetics are radically different. That's not true. Certain genetics may be MORE optimal, but it's pretty easy to establish that everyone fits in the same general bell curve, and when you get to the upper end, we're talking about very small percentages that have significantly less effects that we give them credit for. In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't.

farkingatwork: Well, you clearly are as scientific in your research as the tanning industry. Antioxidants are not a sign of health, they're a sign of medical marketing. There are no tangible antioxidants
effects any differently than a placebo's effects


A brief search for peer reviewed studies of antioxidants says the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, and other reputable groups disagree with you.
 
2013-01-22 03:37:42 PM
"In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't."

A friend taught me this a decade ago and it changed my life. My standard is "if 10,000 people can do it, so can I." Case in point: marathons. Anyone without an impediment can train to run that far. It's not like everyone should, but basically everyone can if that's how they spend their time. This friend of mine can play Chopin and Gershwin on the piano; he's a Snooker champion; he's building a mansion with his wife. Most things people can do can be done by anyone. My life got a lot better and quickly, and I'm more adventurous and happy because of it.
 
2013-01-22 03:48:25 PM

Wangiss: "In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't."

A friend taught me this a decade ago and it changed my life. My standard is "if 10,000 people can do it, so can I." Case in point: marathons. Anyone without an impediment can train to run that far. It's not like everyone should, but basically everyone can if that's how they spend their time. This friend of mine can play Chopin and Gershwin on the piano; he's a Snooker champion; he's building a mansion with his wife. Most things people can do can be done by anyone. My life got a lot better and quickly, and I'm more adventurous and happy because of it.


Well Im 74" tall with 28"inseam so im pretty sure no amount of training would ever make me a world class runner.
 
2013-01-22 03:48:37 PM

Wangiss: "In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't."

A friend taught me this a decade ago and it changed my life. My standard is "if 10,000 people can do it, so can I." Case in point: marathons. Anyone without an impediment can train to run that far. It's not like everyone should, but basically everyone can if that's how they spend their time. This friend of mine can play Chopin and Gershwin on the piano; he's a Snooker champion; he's building a mansion with his wife. Most things people can do can be done by anyone. My life got a lot better and quickly, and I'm more adventurous and happy because of it.


I did the same recently with controlling my body temperature. I was watching some guy on Mythbusters, and they asked him what they were doing. He basically just said he mentally focuses on flexing every part of his body that hurts until he is comfortable again. We had snow hit North Carolina last week, and so I figured if he wasn't some kind of genetic freak, I ought to be able to do it too. So I tried, and it turns out I could sit outside in just my yoga shorts and slippers just sitting still and meditating and EASILY kept my core temperature up. It's actually way, way harder for me to cool down; staying warm was just a matter of speeding everything in my body up, and the cold tells you exactly where you need to focus on flexing to force hot blood back up to the surface and protecting your skin. It was shocking to me how easy it was.
 
2013-01-22 03:52:20 PM

Wangiss: Irish girl sunbathing:


No, not her. The other one.


I like em that pale.
 
jvl
2013-01-22 04:03:09 PM

Private_Citizen: I feel the same way about smokers: lung cancer is a horrible way to die - but you can't say you weren't warned.


That's kinda the point: some people weren't. The tobacco industry knew it caused cancer, then turned around and claimed there was medical evidence it was safe. So yes there was a time in the US where people weren't warned.

Same problem here: some tanning companies will claim there are health benefits. If it can be proved that they knew they were lying, then they own every lawsuit.
 
2013-01-22 04:35:36 PM
Clearly tanning beds with more then a 10 bulb capacity should be banned. If....if only one child is saved it will be worth it.
 
2013-01-22 04:38:17 PM
Tanning ages you. It may not seem like a big deal in your 20s, but the facial facial lines start showing in your early 30s.

I'm turning 50 this year, people look at me and think that I'm in my early 30s. I recently saw a new doctor, he thought the nurse had made an error when she wrote down my birthdate/age.

It's because I never spent much time in the sun. I put on multiple layers of sunscreen if I'm going to be outside. I have at least an SPF 15 on my face every day of the year regardless of the weather.

I LOVE not having lines on my face and looking young. I'm so glad I never baked myself in the sun or went to a tanning bed.
 
2013-01-22 04:52:37 PM

Oldiron_79: Wangiss: Irish girl sunbathing:


No, not her. The other one.

I like em that pale.


Me, too.

/Prussian blood.
 
2013-01-22 04:56:29 PM

Oldiron_79: Wangiss: "In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't."

A friend taught me this a decade ago and it changed my life. My standard is "if 10,000 people can do it, so can I." Case in point: marathons. Anyone without an impediment can train to run that far. It's not like everyone should, but basically everyone can if that's how they spend their time. This friend of mine can play Chopin and Gershwin on the piano; he's a Snooker champion; he's building a mansion with his wife. Most things people can do can be done by anyone. My life got a lot better and quickly, and I'm more adventurous and happy because of it.

Well Im 74" tall with 28"inseam so im pretty sure no amount of training would ever make me a world class runner.


Would you suppose there are 10,000 world-class runners in the world?
Do you suppose you could train to run a marathon?
 
2013-01-22 04:58:45 PM

Phins: Tanning ages you. It may not seem like a big deal in your 20s, but the facial facial lines start showing in your early 30s.

I'm turning 50 this year, people look at me and think that I'm in my early 30s. I recently saw a new doctor, he thought the nurse had made an error when she wrote down my birthdate/age.

It's because I never spent much time in the sun. I put on multiple layers of sunscreen if I'm going to be outside. I have at least an SPF 15 on my face every day of the year regardless of the weather.

I LOVE not having lines on my face and looking young. I'm so glad I never baked myself in the sun or went to a tanning bed.


I'm 30 and I have facial lines even though I don't tan.

/Prussian blood.
 
2013-01-22 05:27:36 PM
Wangiss: Oldiron_79: Wangiss: "In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't."

A friend taught me this a decade ago and it changed my life. My standard is "if 10,000 people can do it, so can I." Case in point: marathons. Anyone without an impediment can train to run that far. It's not like everyone should, but basically everyone can if that's how they spend their time. This friend of mine can play Chopin and Gershwin on the piano; he's a Snooker champion; he's building a mansion with his wife. Most things people can do can be done by anyone. My life got a lot better and quickly, and I'm more adventurous and happy because of it.

Well Im 74" tall with 28"inseam so im pretty sure no amount of training would ever make me a world class runner.

Would you suppose there are 10,000 world-class runners in the world?
Do you suppose you could train to run a marathon?


Well I don't think I could ever run a competitive time no matter how hard I trained just because my legs are too short, but if I trained hard enough I could probably run that far.
 
2013-01-22 05:49:25 PM

Oldiron_79: Wangiss: Oldiron_79: Wangiss: "In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't."

A friend taught me this a decade ago and it changed my life. My standard is "if 10,000 people can do it, so can I." Case in point: marathons. Anyone without an impediment can train to run that far. It's not like everyone should, but basically everyone can if that's how they spend their time. This friend of mine can play Chopin and Gershwin on the piano; he's a Snooker champion; he's building a mansion with his wife. Most things people can do can be done by anyone. My life got a lot better and quickly, and I'm more adventurous and happy because of it.

Well Im 74" tall with 28"inseam so im pretty sure no amount of training would ever make me a world class runner.

Would you suppose there are 10,000 world-class runners in the world?
Do you suppose you could train to run a marathon?

Well I don't think I could ever run a competitive time no matter how hard I trained just because my legs are too short, but if I trained hard enough I could probably run that far.


I'm 5'7" with the same inseam. Only one person can win the race, but 10,000 people could (or 25,000, in Boston) finish.
 
2013-01-22 07:30:17 PM
I have so many classmates who are going to look like they're made out of shoe-leather when they're 30.

/SPF 40 and a brimmed hat are my best friends in the summer
//Fun story - I ordered a cocktail at a restaurant just a little over a year ago, and a few minutes later there were police at my table because one of the other diners thought the waiter had been serving a minor. When I showed the officers my driver's license, everyone had a good laugh.
 
2013-01-22 08:43:06 PM

Phins: Tanning ages you. It may not seem like a big deal in your 20s, but the facial facial lines start showing in your early 30s.

I'm turning 50 this year, people look at me and think that I'm in my early 30s. I recently saw a new doctor, he thought the nurse had made an error when she wrote down my birthdate/age.

It's because I never spent much time in the sun. I put on multiple layers of sunscreen if I'm going to be outside. I have at least an SPF 15 on my face every day of the year regardless of the weather.

I LOVE not having lines on my face and looking young. I'm so glad I never baked myself in the sun or went to a tanning bed.


You're right here. People who tan easily in particular seem to think they're invulnerable to the effects of too much sun.

When I was a teenager, my sister had a really attractive friend who used to spend the entire summer at the beach. She was Italian-American and had olive skin, so she tanned very easily and very darkly. I saw her a number of years later when she was in her early 30s and while she was still very pretty, she had developed definite lines on her forehead and around her eyes. Will she develop the wrinkled, blotchy, freckled skin someone like myself would develop with so much sun exposure? Probably not. But even naturally dark-complexioned people can still get that tough, tanned-leather complexion from too much sun.
 
2013-01-22 11:46:57 PM

Grandemadaca: [randomfunnypicture.com image 600x501]


Bahahahahahahahaha that made me crack up like a simpleton
 
2013-01-23 12:36:03 AM

Mr Guy: mgshamster: Don't most developed nations have an issue with obesity? We're not really pushing our body fat down to nothing.

We're binging and purging, set by unreasonable standards. When you slow your metabolism down with excessive dieting, you lose both lean tissue and fatty tissue. When they finally snap under the pressure of starving yourself, people binge heavily on fluids and carbs and restore the fatty portion of the equation pretty quickly, and never do the work to rebuild the lean tissue they lost. By constantly trying to only balance the calorie restriction side of the equation, and ignore the strengthening side of the total calorie expenditure, we end up with slow moving, chubby people on one side, and people abusing stimulants with thin skin and almost no subcutaneous fat on the other side. Then we claim we're just "getting old", and that people must become weak and such when we're old, and we ignore the decades of bad habits that actually made us weak and rickety.

It's a bell curve problem. We KNOW that certain proportions are more optimal for certain activities, and we chalk it up to good genetics. We know we're bad at those same activities, and so we convince ourselves our genetics are radically different. That's not true. Certain genetics may be MORE optimal, but it's pretty easy to establish that everyone fits in the same general bell curve, and when you get to the upper end, we're talking about very small percentages that have significantly less effects that we give them credit for. In other words, we think just because we can't be Usain Bolt, that our genetics shouldn't enable us to be extremely fast runners. His speed is directly a function of his strength to his size, and anyone with the same height and rough proportions could replicate the training he does and get very similar results. We're just not WILLING to, so we pretend we can't.

farkingatwork: Well, you clearly are as scientific in your research as the tanning industry. Antioxidants are not a sign of health, they're a sign of medical marketing. There are no tangible antioxidants
effects any differently than a placebo's effects

A brief search for peer reviewed studies of antioxidants says the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, and other reputable groups disagree with you.


Know how I know you're not an exercise physiologist?
 
2013-01-23 10:46:19 AM
"Know how I know you're not an exercise physiologist?"

Exercise Physiology: The One True Science.
 
2013-01-23 10:56:24 AM

Wangiss: "Know how I know you're not an exercise physiologist?"

Exercise Physiology: The One True Science.


None other have, do, or shall exist.
 
2013-01-23 04:22:40 PM

rga184: Know how I know you're not an exercise physiologist?


Because you're confusing how little the impact of 10% improved performance is over, say, a sprint that lasts 5 seconds? Don't be confused by what I'm saying: People are so far from their own optimal performance as to be essentially delusional about their own abilities.
 
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