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2014-06-12 12:00:36 PM

Farkage: Put. The fork. Down.


thisdistractedglobe.com
Forks are for closers...
 
2014-06-12 12:00:57 PM
I did a Google Image Search for "undulating fat gif". And I found this (NSFW): http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/82589-2/Undulating_fat.gif
 
2014-06-12 12:01:50 PM
I just looked up plus size office chairs as, once again, I have learned something new from Fark.  They look really comfortable.  I'm suprised their not already in my office as status/prestige symbols.

Seems like having a la-z-boy on casters.  Kind of want.
 
2014-06-12 12:02:19 PM

Harry Freakstorm: The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support.


The normal chairs don't have lumbar support? What kinda crap is that?
 
2014-06-12 12:02:32 PM

JungleBoogie: I did a Google Image Search for "undulating fat gif". And I found this (NSFW): http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/82589-2/Undulating_fat.gif


hork...
 
2014-06-12 12:02:39 PM

Farkage: Put. The fork. Down.


Ha!  You think they use forks!
 
2014-06-12 12:03:30 PM
25 stone? I thought Brits used metric.

Or are there ten pebbles to the stone or something?
 
2014-06-12 12:03:44 PM
Well, fair is fair I guess:

"Q. Are alcoholics covered by the ADA?

A.
 Yes. While a current illegal user of drugs is not protected by the ADA if an employer acts on the basis of such use, a person who currently uses alcohol is not automatically denied protection. An alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the ADA if s/he is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. An employer may be required to provide an accommodation to an alcoholic. However, an employer can discipline, discharge or deny employment to an alcoholic whose use of alcohol adversely affects job performance or conduct. An employer also may prohibit the use of alcohol in the workplace and can require that employees not be under the influence of alcohol. "
 
2014-06-12 12:04:54 PM
If this is a disability, and I would argue strongly against it, what is his end goal?

He still can't do the job.

If your disability prevents you from doign a job, you shouldn't be hired for it.

There is no special tool or accomidation they can make that will prevent him from having to tie shoes, or any of the myriad of other tasks that a childminder would have to bend over for that this guys is too fat and or lazy to do.
 
2014-06-12 12:05:47 PM

Harry Freakstorm: British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.

This is already a thing in Merica. The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support. The company offers another chair for the 400 pounder pluses. It looks like this:

[f.kulfoto.com image 275x383]



I thought that was a loveseat.

For those that really love food.
 
2014-06-12 12:07:06 PM

firemanbuck: GoldSpider: I thought the word "overweight" had been expunged from the contemporary lexicon because of its judgmental implication and tone.

I believe the correct term now is "differently weighted"


Gravitationally enhanced.
 
2014-06-12 12:07:10 PM
riversihaveknown.com
 
2014-06-12 12:08:26 PM

Snarfangel: 25 stone? I thought Brits used metric.


They do most of the time, but there are a couple of things they haven't been able to let go of: stone for weighing people (1st = 14lb = 6.35kg), pints for dispensing beer, and so on.
 
2014-06-12 12:08:27 PM

IRQ12: However, an employer can discipline, discharge or deny employment to an alcoholic whose use of alcohol adversely affects job performance or conduct.


If you can be fired for being too drunk to do the job, then you should be fired for ebing too fat to do the job.
 
2014-06-12 12:09:08 PM

Snarfangel: Harry Freakstorm: British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.

This is already a thing in Merica. The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support. The company offers another chair for the 400 pounder pluses. It looks like this:

[f.kulfoto.com image 275x383]


I thought that was a loveseat.

For those that really love food.


Opens up a whole new realm of awkward office encounters if you manage to score one of those and you're not fat.

"Please, come in and have a seat with me"
 
2014-06-12 12:10:13 PM

Snarfangel: Harry Freakstorm: British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.

This is already a thing in Merica. The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support. The company offers another chair for the 400 pounder pluses. It looks like this:

[f.kulfoto.com image 275x383]


I thought that was a loveseat.

For those that really love food.


dammit I'm playing portal 2 and I read that in GLADOS' voice
 
2014-06-12 12:10:20 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-12 12:12:23 PM

liam76: If this is a disability, and I would argue strongly against it, what is his end goal?



 Like most Obama voters, get paid for doing nothing.
 
2014-06-12 12:12:30 PM
i670.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-12 12:14:13 PM

Nuclear Monk: Snarfangel: Harry Freakstorm: British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.

This is already a thing in Merica. The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support. The company offers another chair for the 400 pounder pluses. It looks like this:

[f.kulfoto.com image 275x383]


I thought that was a loveseat.

For those that really love food.

Opens up a whole new realm of awkward office encounters if you manage to score one of those and you're not fat.

"Please, come in and have a seat with me"


My doctor's office has a bunch of the big chairs in the waiting room. I was confused the first time I saw them - they're really big. They look more like loveseats than large chairs, but would be too intimate to share with a stranger. Then I thought, maybe they're meant for mother and child, except what about the moms with more than one kid? It didn't make sense to me until a helpful large patient demonstrated the correct usage.
 
2014-06-12 12:15:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-12 12:16:21 PM

Snarfangel: 25 stone? I thought Brits used metric.


Pisses me off to no end when my old UK co-workers used that...mostly because I had absolutely no room to chide them give the ass backwards measurements in the US.
 
2014-06-12 12:17:36 PM
Fark that; where's my disability check for my lifetime struggle with ADD?

They PROMISED us these things in the 21st century:  (!)

1.  Moon colonies
2.  Flying cars
3.  Space hotels
4.  Hypersonic passenger flights
5.  Disability ca$h for ADD

Whar $$$ whar?
 
2014-06-12 12:20:34 PM

NEPAman: Fark that; where's my disability check for my lifetime struggle with ADD?

They PROMISED us these things in the 21st century:  (!)

1.  Moon colonies
2.  Flying cars
3.  Space hotels
4.  Hypersonic passenger flights
5.  Disability ca$h for ADD

Whar $$$ whar?



They PROMISED us five things in the 21st century:  (!)

1.  Moon colonies
2.  Disability ca$h for ADD
3.  Let's go ride bikes!
 
2014-06-12 12:21:37 PM

GoldSpider: Headso: GoldSpider: I thought the word "overweight" had been expunged from the contemporary lexicon because of its judgmental implication and tone.

sounds like something you would find written by a victim/right wing pundit.

As many societal ills that the right wing is responsible for, language sanitization isn't one of them


who is victimizing you and making it so you can't say fatass or overweight?
 
2014-06-12 12:24:20 PM
There is no fat like Branson Missouri Tourist fat.

They RENT rascals there. And its a booming business.
 
2014-06-12 12:26:24 PM
I can always rely on the insensitivity of a fark fat thread to make me embarrass myself by laughing like an idjot at work

kudos
 
2014-06-12 12:26:37 PM

Headso: GoldSpider: Headso: GoldSpider: I thought the word "overweight" had been expunged from the contemporary lexicon because of its judgmental implication and tone.

sounds like something you would find written by a victim/right wing pundit.

As many societal ills that the right wing is responsible for, language sanitization isn't one of them

who is victimizing you and making it so you can't say fatass or overweight?


Sensitivity training.
 
2014-06-12 12:27:23 PM

crackwhore: I can always rely on the insensitivity of a fark fat fat fark thread to make me embarrass myself by laughing like an idjot at work

kudos


FTFY
 
2014-06-12 12:30:42 PM

smitty04: liam76: If this is a disability, and I would argue strongly against it, what is his end goal?


 Like most Obama voters, get paid for doing nothing.


Can I save this for the next "independent" who b*tches about unnecessary partisan bickering in unrelated threads?
 
2014-06-12 12:32:00 PM

TheNewJesus: There is no fat like Branson Missouri Tourist fat.

They RENT rascals there. And its a booming business.


They're still around?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-12 12:34:16 PM

liam76: If this is a disability, and I would argue strongly against it, what is his end goal?

He still can't do the job.

If your disability prevents you from doign a job, you shouldn't be hired for it.

There is no special tool or accomidation they can make that will prevent him from having to tie shoes, or any of the myriad of other tasks that a childminder would have to bend over for that this guys is too fat and or lazy to do.


I thought that was obvious. Anyone who wants to claim a "disability" probably wishes to collect money without working.
 
2014-06-12 12:34:45 PM

Cymbal: So by this rationale I should be able to claim any of my addictions as a disability? Jackpot!!!


That's why I'm mad that homosexuality is no longer considered a disease. I want to be able to call in to work with a case of gay.
 
2014-06-12 12:40:12 PM
I like how every year the SSA sends you a letter letting you know how much the government would give you each month if you became disabled.  For me it seems like a perfectly livable amount (i think it's a percentage of your current wages).  I'd be lying if some days at the office i don't think about becoming disabled.  It's like a get out of wage slavery free card.
 
2014-06-12 12:43:07 PM
Okay, okay- I think we can all agree that 400-500 lbs on almost any human musculo-skeletal frame is excessive.

BUT: These people are still capable of working, and will need to work to support themselves.
These people will still need clothing to fit them, even if they went out and started a diet/exercise program today.
These people most likely have medical professionals who advise them, and may already be attempting to lose weight to the best of their current ability, and so deserve Courtesy and Respect in passing, because they are still people.

Every time you make fun of someone very obviously overweight so they can hear you, you think you're being enlightening? Really?
You're the first one ever to ever say stupid crap just to make them feel bad, huh?

They do notice how hard it is to get around, or to clothe themselves, or to keep from being hungry.
If they don't, they're mentally handicapped, so way to go. The best you can claim is to have made fun of a mentally handicapped person.

Otherwise, they are bombarded with the fact that they are their size, every second of every day. And despite their current or previous efforts, have thus far been unfruitful.

So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You have no idea how they got that size- if there was an accident preventing mobility, severe untreated depression, thyroid issue, completely sedentary job, little to no access to nutritional food/birth control, hormonal imbalance, arthritis, addiction to sugar, actually not putting down the fork/being unwilling and lazy(there are these folks out there, but they're still people), etc.

You (most likely) have not been treating them medically and will never have to, and the likelihood of you EVER being offended by having to see them again is minimal at best; so either be polite, or mind your own farking business.
 
2014-06-12 12:43:44 PM
If it passes, then people will eat themselves into a disability check. There will be fat clinics -and not to get rid of it!
 
2014-06-12 12:44:14 PM
I started running a couple months ago. Two weeks ago, I ran a mile without stopping for the first time in my life, and the other day, it was three miles.

That said, while I'm enough of a porker to feel for this guy, I'm also feeling pretty smug. :-)
 
2014-06-12 12:44:32 PM

proteus_b: Anyone who wants to claim a "disability" probably wishes to collect money without working.


Especially if they're disabled!  Pssh!
 
2014-06-12 12:50:36 PM

dv-ous: I started running a couple months ago. Two weeks ago, I ran a mile without stopping for the first time in my life, and the other day, it was three miles.

That said, while I'm enough of a porker to feel for this guy, I'm also feeling pretty smug. :-)


Way to go, you!!!
 Keep up the awesome work!


/a bit jelly
//belly
 
2014-06-12 12:54:36 PM
There are lazy, overindulgent people who are fat. There are also people who can't identify food that is bad for them and/or afford healthier alternatives who are fat.

Honestly I believe there are more people in the latter category. I don't think people have any idea how bad the food they are eating is for them. And it's frustrating to watch someone kill themself with food every day.
 
2014-06-12 12:56:20 PM

tlars699: So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?


You know you are on fark right?
 
2014-06-12 12:57:27 PM

dv-ous: I started running a couple months ago. Two weeks ago, I ran a mile without stopping for the first time in my life, and the other day, it was three miles.

That said, while I'm enough of a porker to feel for this guy, I'm also feeling pretty smug. :-)


The first step is the hardest, but then momentum is on your side.

I got heavy in my 20s, and could barely run 2 miles. 4 years after figuring out I was heading in a bad direction, I'm running my first marathon in October.
 
2014-06-12 12:57:39 PM

Rip Dashrock: Christ, everyone's a victim of something these days.


While I agree that some medical conditions (thyroid comes to mind) and medications can cause weight gain, I was obese for 15 years because I ate too damn much and didn't exercise.  I don't think I'm in the minority and it certainly wasn't because I had a disability.
 
2014-06-12 01:01:19 PM

captjc: At that point, I think there should probably be some sort of semi-mandatory rehab like they give to junkies.


Oh no. Make it mandatory.
And take the word mandatory out of it.
just call it Semi-Rehab.
Because they are big as a truck.

There is no reason or excuse to eat until you are immobile.
That ought to be a crime. It is a drain on out resources, and a drain on society.
You're just a food junkie at that point.

Might as well drive a car with a fuel leak.
Or throw away money.
Or burn coal to heat your house.
You're part of the problem.
 
2014-06-12 01:02:00 PM

tlars699: Okay, okay- I think we can all agree that 400-500 lbs on almost any human musculo-skeletal frame is excessive.

BUT: These people are still capable of working, and will need to work to support themselves.
These people will still need clothing to fit them, even if they went out and started a diet/exercise program today.
These people most likely have medical professionals who advise them, and may already be attempting to lose weight to the best of their current ability, and so deserve Courtesy and Respect in passing, because they are still people.

Every time you make fun of someone very obviously overweight so they can hear you, you think you're being enlightening? Really?
You're the first one ever to ever say stupid crap just to make them feel bad, huh?

They do notice how hard it is to get around, or to clothe themselves, or to keep from being hungry.
If they don't, they're mentally handicapped, so way to go. The best you can claim is to have made fun of a mentally handicapped person.

Otherwise, they are bombarded with the fact that they are their size, every second of every day. And despite their current or previous efforts, have thus far been unfruitful.

So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You have no idea how they got that size- if there was an accident preventing mobility, severe untreated depression, thyroid issue, completely sedentary job, little to no access to nutritional food/birth control, hormonal imbalance, arthritis, addiction to sugar, actually not putting down the fork/being unwilling and lazy(there are these folks out there, but they're still people), etc.

You (most likely) have not been treating them medically and will never have to, and the likelihood of you EVER being offended by having to see them again is minimal at best; so either be polite, or mind your own farking business.


You sound fat.
 
2014-06-12 01:03:27 PM

GoldSpider: There are lazy, overindulgent people who are fat. There are also people who can't identify food that is bad for them and/or afford healthier alternatives who are fat.

Honestly I believe there are more people in the latter category. I don't think people have any idea how bad the food they are eating is for them. And it's frustrating to watch someone kill themself with food every day.


There are also others (a smaller percentage than the above two, to be sure) who have some other underlying cause that doesn't help matters, and there are some who are healthier with a larger girth (maybe 200-250 lbs depending on height/muscle), which is why it is particularly frustrating to come on here, and see comments about Joan from Mad Men having "Sharp Knees" with a sarcastic bent.

Not every woman was built to be as sveltely curvy as Scarlett Johannson, or Jessica Alba.

Also, the fat guy vs Channing Tatum pic is also seriously wrong.
Most of the women memes compare an almost skeletal model to a woman who is in the healthy range of being "overweight" (10-25 lbs over your standard BMI index means that you have less stress on your body on average, because you are more likely to indulge in moderation)

A more accurate depiction would be to take the fat guy and compare it to Christian Bale from The Machinist.

/end rant, dismantle soap box
 
2014-06-12 01:04:58 PM

Gergesa: tlars699: So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You know you are on fark right?


Yes. I know. *eyeroll*

I can still try to promote understanding in those who seriously believe in the points trolls try to bring up.
 
2014-06-12 01:06:01 PM

Attila the Mom: Rip Dashrock: Christ, everyone's a victim of something these days.

While I agree that some medical conditions (thyroid comes to mind) and medications can cause weight gain, I was obese for 15 years because I ate too damn much and didn't exercise.  I don't think I'm in the minority and it certainly wasn't because I had a disability.


Csb time:

Mrs. Citizen has a thyroid condition and takes meds for it. Still, she refuses to give up, and so she exercises constantly. We're talking 25 miles a week of running or jogging, plus swimming and free weights.

Despite this, she remains what many would consider chunky. It's frustrating to her that people who barely work out or watch their food are thinner.

Still, she's awesome, and I'm glad she's my partner. Besides, she may look puffy, but she runs like a cheetah, swims like a fish, and farks like a mink.

/end Csb.
 
2014-06-12 01:07:27 PM

BorgiaGinz: tlars699: Okay, okay- I think we can all agree that 400-500 lbs on almost any human musculo-skeletal frame is excessive.

BUT: These people are still capable of working, and will need to work to support themselves.
These people will still need clothing to fit them, even if they went out and started a diet/exercise program today.
These people most likely have medical professionals who advise them, and may already be attempting to lose weight to the best of their current ability, and so deserve Courtesy and Respect in passing, because they are still people.

Every time you make fun of someone very obviously overweight so they can hear you, you think you're being enlightening? Really?
You're the first one ever to ever say stupid crap just to make them feel bad, huh?

They do notice how hard it is to get around, or to clothe themselves, or to keep from being hungry.
If they don't, they're mentally handicapped, so way to go. The best you can claim is to have made fun of a mentally handicapped person.

Otherwise, they are bombarded with the fact that they are their size, every second of every day. And despite their current or previous efforts, have thus far been unfruitful.

So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You have no idea how they got that size- if there was an accident preventing mobility, severe untreated depression, thyroid issue, completely sedentary job, little to no access to nutritional food/birth control, hormonal imbalance, arthritis, addiction to sugar, actually not putting down the fork/being unwilling and lazy(there are these folks out there, but they're still people), etc.

You (most likely) have not been treating them medically and will never have to, and the likelihood of you EVER being offended by having to see them again is minimal at best; so either be polite, or mind your own farking business.

You sound fat.


I am, and I am working on it, though being pregnant with a hernia makes it sort of hard for the moment.
Moving to a better location to be able to bike to work and back (14 miles/day); hoping to get some training for that done during maternity leave.
 
2014-06-12 01:08:22 PM
I consider any condition that impedes your ability to live a normal life to be disability. It doesn't matter how that condition came to be.
 
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