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(Reuters)   Talking Scale Removed from Shopping Center for Verbal Assault   ( divider line
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4960 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jan 2002 at 9:08 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-16 09:21:08 AM  
I don't know why somebody made the damn thing in the first place. "I know! I'll make an insult-machine! That'll be popular!"
2002-01-16 09:31:20 AM  
Oh Jebus! Another fat thread today....
2002-01-16 09:35:42 AM  
That's hilarious!
"You're a little overweight, Fat fark."

We need more of these machines
2002-01-16 09:40:16 AM  
People really use those public scales? Hell, I don't even use the one in my house. And that one is trained to shut the fark up when I've put on a pound or two.
2002-01-16 09:43:29 AM  
I still will never forget my grandfather looking over some lady's shoulder at a department store and saying "So put on a little weight there." I have never laughed so hard in my life. Nor ran as quickly. That lady was pissed
2002-01-16 09:43:42 AM  
next item to be brought out: mirrors that tell it like it is
2002-01-16 09:47:57 AM  

I wish I had one of these.
2002-01-16 10:03:19 AM  
You know you're overweight when the speak-your-weight machine says "No Coach Parties, Please!"
2002-01-16 10:03:54 AM  
That is the most beautiful thing I've heard in a while. I never thought AI would arrive so quickly. I think now they should pursue criminal charges against the could be sentenced to 6 months service at a Sizzler.
2002-01-16 10:15:39 AM  
Random: they also get women to wear hats/t-shirts that read "Handjobs - $1" and serve bachelorette's drinks in plastic penis cups. On the other hand, they serve 40 oz budweisers in ice bins a la champagne.
2002-01-16 10:19:05 AM  
That's farking awesome. We need those here in the States.
2002-01-16 10:41:53 AM  
hehe...this is funny.... i could imagine the insults this talking machine would give....or some fat lady coming into the grocery store and going postal on the machine...
2002-01-16 10:55:16 AM  
Making fun of fat people is neither funny or fun. It's not funny, it's not fun.
2002-01-16 10:56:34 AM  
Yes it is! Especially if you are one yourself.
Well are you? Are you?
2002-01-16 10:57:25 AM  
If I paid to use a scale, and it told me "Merry Christmas and Happy new Year" I would be more pissed than if it called me a fat arse.
Holiday greetings are completely irrelevant.
2002-01-16 12:03:22 PM  
Oh man, I want a scale like that! I'd try to put on weight just to hear the witty remarks it has to offer.

-he who stacks pork
2002-01-16 12:12:59 PM  
fark the fatties! What gives them the right to consume our natural resources at the excessive rates that they do?
2002-01-16 12:49:14 PM  
maybe we just have different definitions of fat?
i have a belly, and the slightest hint of man boobs.
i consider myself fat, but then yesterday in that other thread there were all these pictures of obese people, and people were calling them fat.
if obese is fat, then i am svelte
unless, to you skinny people, anyone who isn't anorexic or an olympic gymnist is instantly as disgusting as that thousand pound fat guy they had to knock out a wall to get him to the hospital when he had chest pains...
2002-01-16 01:17:06 PM  
"fark the fatties! What gives them the right to consume our natural resources at the excessive rates that they do?"

Yeah, and tall people are next. How dare they take up more than their share of volume?
2002-01-16 01:22:53 PM  
Hack the planet! Hack the planet! Hack the planet!

Why hasn't this made a hacker trophy site?
2002-01-16 02:21:56 PM  
Uh, who cares about volume? We've got plenty of airspace to go around.

Sheesh, what a moron.
2002-01-16 03:47:44 PM  
There's a Dick's Last Resort in Boston, and also...

"if your fingers are too fat, please mash the center of the keypad with your palm."
2002-01-16 03:48:29 PM  
Sure, especially since they're close to the smog than us short slender folks.

Excessive obesity, and waifness are neither attractive, nor healthy.

Those scales sound farking great.

2002-01-16 05:13:23 PM  
The "Shopping Center for Verbal Assault" ... Is that some kind of store where you can purchase verbal assaults? Never heard of such a thing. \sarcasm. \grammar lesson
2002-01-16 06:19:39 PM  
'Sounds vaguely like a "Python" rerun..the one where the guy ventures into an "verbal abuse" room instead of "insults".
2002-01-16 06:22:53 PM  
'Should have a post/contest for the wittiest lines, to be uttered by a new and improved model of the scale.
2002-01-16 07:52:40 PM  
I want one of those. It would encourage me to either lose weight, or take a hammer to the damned thing.
2002-01-16 10:23:48 PM  
Somebody must have REALLY messed with the thing. Calling somebody who weighs only 176 lbs a fat fark? What, was the guy only 4 feet tall or something, that's SLIM, even on my doctor's chart!

Krinkle: I hear that, I'm the same way.
2002-01-17 12:17:23 AM  
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