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2013-04-02 09:24:33 AM
Yah, but she never gave it up and he fapped his way to freakish forearms.
 
2013-04-02 09:48:20 AM
Well blow me down, that's a fine headline.
 
2013-04-02 10:48:49 AM
 
2013-04-02 11:00:44 AM
Bravo subby!
 
2013-04-02 11:53:51 AM
Smell your what? But they woud just smell like spina...oh.

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2013-04-02 11:58:05 AM
joeysgymclass.com
 
2013-04-02 12:05:11 PM
Time to start up the Roman baths.
 
2013-04-02 12:33:04 PM
Popeye has Quagmire's chin
 
2013-04-02 01:47:03 PM
The sight of cottage cheese puts me off my feed. I love olive oil nearly as much as a quarter pound of butter.

The original Popeye animated cartoons are hilarious. He says the funniest things when he mutters sub-liminally. He was the original Kenny McCormick.

The made-for-TV syndicated cartoons go from bland to worse.

Popeye fun facts:

Wimpy inspired a burger chain in the UK. (No surprise to British Farkers.)

The "Jeep" is named for a semi-magical animal character in the Popeye cartoons. It can get Popeye out of any fix and it can navigate through perilous conditions.

Olive Oyl's entire family is a running gag, with "oil" names galore.

The iron in spinach is in a form which is difficult for humans to digest, which greatly reduces the point of eating the stuff. It's still good for you though. It warns you by tasting terrible, as they say.
 
2013-04-02 01:58:35 PM
Also, Popeye originated as a minor character in Elzie Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre, in which Olive and her brother Castor were the main characters.  He rapidly became so popular that he became the main character and the comic was renamed after him.
 
2013-04-02 02:01:58 PM
The Ancient Greeks and Romans used olive oil to clean and protect their skin. It protected against dry air (as a moisturizer) and also helped to defoliate (the slaves rubbed it on and then scraped off dead skin). Poor people had to do the job themselves, of course.

They smelled constantly of rancid olive oil (the poor) or scented olive oil (the rich) as a result (and various other perfumes and stinks). Ever see a fat Ancient Greek or Roman? Perhaps part of the Mediterranean diet is simply the scent of olive oil, which makes people think of salads and causes them to lose their appetites faster.

We may never know because the economic crises mean that people are finding it hard to eat a traditional Mediterranean diet. They are turning to cheap junk food in Greece and probably Italy, Spain and Portugal as well.

Mind you, apart from the very rich and decadent, the Romans and the Greeks ate and drank in great moderation. Breakfast might be a handful of olives or a bit of bread (pita) sopped in olive oil or wine. Lunches were light. Orgies were merely mixed-sex dinner parties (unless they got out of hand). They were naturally active and thin except when they weren't. Both nationalities attached a great deal of importance to military level fitness and to looking good. They bred for looks.

I don't remember what the British are breeding for, but it isn't looks. This is what happens when you binge-drink like barbarians. Random genetics. Darwin and his cousin Sir Frances Galton aside, the English seem to prefer to let Nature and God decide their fate as well as their fat.

NOT ENOUGH OIL OLIVE?
 
2013-04-02 02:39:00 PM

brantgoose: The Ancient Greeks and Romans used olive oil to clean and protect their skin. It protected against dry air (as a moisturizer) and also helped to defoliate (the slaves rubbed it on and then scraped off dead skin). Poor people had to do the job themselves, of course.

They smelled constantly of rancid olive oil (the poor) or scented olive oil (the rich) as a result (and various other perfumes and stinks). Ever see a fat Ancient Greek or Roman? Perhaps part of the Mediterranean diet is simply the scent of olive oil, which makes people think of salads and causes them to lose their appetites faster.

We may never know because the economic crises mean that people are finding it hard to eat a traditional Mediterranean diet. They are turning to cheap junk food in Greece and probably Italy, Spain and Portugal as well.

Mind you, apart from the very rich and decadent, the Romans and the Greeks ate and drank in great moderation. Breakfast might be a handful of olives or a bit of bread (pita) sopped in olive oil or wine. Lunches were light. Orgies were merely mixed-sex dinner parties (unless they got out of hand). They were naturally active and thin except when they weren't. Both nationalities attached a great deal of importance to military level fitness and to looking good. They bred for looks.

I don't remember what the British are breeding for, but it isn't looks. This is what happens when you binge-drink like barbarians. Random genetics. Darwin and his cousin Sir Frances Galton aside, the English seem to prefer to let Nature and God decide their fate as well as their fat.

NOT ENOUGH OIL OLIVE?


Pretty much any pre industrial peoples were fit.  Walking + manual labor for pretty much everyone and little extra food.
 
2013-04-02 03:37:27 PM

brantgoose: Wimpy inspired a burger chain in the UK. (No surprise to British Farkers.)


And I would like to congratulate the sons of Albion for producing the single worst hamburger I have ever eaten, or ever will eat.
August, 1984, Queensway. Never forget.
 
2013-04-02 07:03:46 PM
what happened when the pope went to mount olive/

popeye shot him.

wocka wocka wocka
 
2013-04-02 07:30:27 PM
OK, this should be a HOTY candidate. Bravo smitty.
 
2013-04-02 07:43:15 PM

brantgoose: Popeye fun facts:


Spinach has 10 times less iron in it than people used to think in the days of Popeye. The reason: a misplaced decimal point when the amount was initially measured.
 
2013-04-02 09:49:48 PM

Zombalupagus: brantgoose: Popeye fun facts:

Spinach has 10 times less iron in it than people used to think in the days of Popeye. The reason: a misplaced decimal point when the amount was initially measured.


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2013-04-02 10:47:17 PM
Too bad the people doing the study did one knowing it was too small to draw any conclusions, as per the nytimes blog that is the source of tfa.

It is like they don't WANT to figure these things out.
 
2013-04-03 11:54:30 AM
If you eat a lot of spinach your poop will turn green.
 
2013-04-03 11:06:43 PM
Headline of the year, subby. OF THE YEAR!!!
 
2013-04-04 06:44:45 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Also, Popeye originated as a minor character in Elzie Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre, in which Olive and her brother Castor were the main characters.  He rapidly became so popular that he became the main character and the comic was renamed after him.


Olive's other brother, Rapeseed, never caught much of a fanbase.
 
2013-04-04 03:11:06 PM

goatleggedfellow: Pants full of macaroni!!: Also, Popeye originated as a minor character in Elzie Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre, in which Olive and her brother Castor were the main characters.  He rapidly became so popular that he became the main character and the comic was renamed after him.

Olive's other brother, Rapeseed, never caught much of a fanbase.


True story: the character Rapeseed was later used as the basis for Raffi in The League.
 
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