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2020-11-24 10:22:23 AM  
35 votes:
But my wife is fat now.
 
2020-11-24 10:59:17 AM  
29 votes:
50 bucks, I will show up to your house with this bad boy a bullhorn and  a disco ball and yell at you for an hour to to faster.

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2020-11-24 10:24:28 AM  
20 votes:

edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.


How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.
 
2020-11-24 10:20:28 AM  
17 votes:
"Nobody buys Peloton because they're always sold out."
 
2020-11-24 11:03:05 AM  
13 votes:
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I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.
 
2020-11-24 11:40:36 AM  
12 votes:

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.

She's definitely my favorite. She did a Halloween class dressed in a sailor outfit. It's really hard to run with tight boxer briefs.


Especially when they're around your ankles.
 
2020-11-24 10:27:26 AM  
12 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.


Actually, now that you bring it up....

brb, gotta check infowars.
 
2020-11-24 11:04:38 AM  
11 votes:

grokca: But my wife is fat now.


Does she weighaton?
 
2020-11-24 10:54:53 AM  
8 votes:
Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.
 
2020-11-24 11:28:25 AM  
5 votes:

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I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.


Only by drinking to excess.

The Gift That Doesn't Give Back
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2020-11-24 11:19:19 AM  
5 votes:

brantgoose: A lot of rich people never bothered to learn the servant's real names.

They just called them "Jeames", "John Henry", "Abigail" and so forth, only having to remember one name. There were regional variations in the UK. Abigail, for example, was a maid in the region of Bath, England. "John Henry" was a generic footman almost anywhere.

Mind you, even the Milords and Miladies almost always had one of four or five names. Richard, William, John, and George, the names of the English Kings, were most common.

In Iceland and Denmark, four male first names are still pre-dominant, and where patronyms (Son of Niel) are still used, it gets confusing. The phone books in Iceland are by first name because about 75% of the population have the same four surnames.

Knowing the names of your servants was typical of the very old rich with family retainers. People who hired their servants or got them through agencies never bothered because it wasn't worth the effort.

"As good cooks go, she went." A classic line from P.G. Wodehouse.


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2020-11-24 10:16:48 AM  
5 votes:
I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
 
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2020-11-24 1:47:26 PM  
4 votes:
I found an inexpensive alternative for a Peloton. Much more practical too.

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2020-11-24 12:59:09 PM  
2 votes:
Peloton? If I want someone to make me feel bad about my body, I'll just post a selfie here.
 
2020-11-24 12:36:50 PM  
2 votes:

brantgoose: Drews idea of buying one second hand is probably a good idea, given the present conjuncture. I saw an exercise bike in the doorway of a second hand store on my way by just yesterday, so somebody must be selling them.


Did they have any raspberry berets?

/asking for a friend
 
2020-11-24 11:27:03 AM  
2 votes:
In the spring I bought a used Suzuki Boulevard in great shape for about the cost of a Peloton. Yeah, I'm still as fat as ever but can your exercise bike rip your ass 90 up the freeway?
 
2020-11-24 10:55:07 AM  
2 votes:
Get outside and shovel
 
2020-11-24 10:52:11 AM  
2 votes:

NikolaiFarkoff: Marcus Aurelius: Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.

Actually, now that you bring it up....

brb, gotta check infowars.


Another coup for the Fitness Industrial Complex in their war against fatasses!
 
2020-11-24 10:51:48 AM  
2 votes:
How am I going to masturbate to the female instructors now?
 
2020-11-24 7:03:58 PM  
1 vote:

sleze: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: How am I going to masturbate to the female instructors now?

I keep hearing about these instructors but I can't find any videos online.  For research purposes, of course...


Username checks out.
 
2020-11-24 12:17:47 PM  
1 vote:
2,000-plus bikes equipped with a screen that shows subscription workout classes.

Fark that. Prop up your Huffy, drink beer and watch NASCAR.
 
2020-11-24 12:00:51 PM  
1 vote:

Cthushi: stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.

This could actually work for guys.  The better you do while bicycling, the larger her picture is on screen.  Soon the guys using the bike have to make a choice to either pedal faster/longer and use higher resistance, or get a bigger TV to watch her on.

Add in a bit of graphical editing so you can set up your custom bicycle ride (15 minutes, half hour, full hour, etc), the Peloton provides feedback to the app to let the app know how good you are doing (resistance vs endurance), and it could motivate a few people.

On the corporate recording side, it would have the model filmed from a variety of distances while bicycling.  The setup and cooldown videos of her challenging and congratulating the rider are spliced onto the front and end of a series of clips showing her bicycling (and the clips would be slightly different lengths to make the splicing less obvious), with a warm room so the sweat/glow looks authentic.

Various outfits for the model would allow for several weeks before her outfits start to repeat. Combine that with green-screen backgrounds to simulate different outdoor areas.


the peloton-ish bikes at planet fitness are fun.   one of the instructors in the video is a gorgeous lady who just pours sweat by the end. It kind of inspires me to complete the workout just because I like looking at her.
 
2020-11-24 11:53:50 AM  
1 vote:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 600x338]

I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.


Nah, she got rescued by Deadpool.
 
2020-11-24 11:21:01 AM  
1 vote:

Red Shirt Blues: brantgoose: A lot of rich people never bothered to learn the servant's real names.

They just called them "Jeames", "John Henry", "Abigail" and so forth, only having to remember one name. There were regional variations in the UK. Abigail, for example, was a maid in the region of Bath, England. "John Henry" was a generic footman almost anywhere.

Mind you, even the Milords and Miladies almost always had one of four or five names. Richard, William, John, and George, the names of the English Kings, were most common.

In Iceland and Denmark, four male first names are still pre-dominant, and where patronyms (Son of Niel) are still used, it gets confusing. The phone books in Iceland are by first name because about 75% of the population have the same four surnames.

Knowing the names of your servants was typical of the very old rich with family retainers. People who hired their servants or got them through agencies never bothered because it wasn't worth the effort.

"As good cooks go, she went." A classic line from P.G. Wodehouse.

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You should read the book that Jonathan Swift wrote on how to manage servants. He was a pro, knew all the tricks and what to do about them.
 
2020-11-24 11:20:35 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.


Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.
 
2020-11-24 11:16:38 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.


30 Rock - Liz Lemon buys a bike online
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2020-11-24 11:08:40 AM  
1 vote:

cryinoutloud: Marcus Aurelius: edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.

No, it's been in the works for some time now.

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It's funny how everybody just seems to be going along with it, like a bunch of......just following each other off a cliff, like a bunch......I can't even think of a word.


If I were to write a smug, upper class WASP villain for a movie/show today, he'd gush about how w/ all the apps and gig workers, he never has to learn the help's names ever again.
 
2020-11-24 11:06:17 AM  
1 vote:

iron_city_ap: Ordered a couch in August. Still waiting, and they are saying MAYBE by mid December instead of the original mid-October estimate.


BRB, programming Peleton-like porn app where you have VR sex on branded couches that the porn stars are using when they film. The couch could be free but you have to subscribe for the disposable plastic sheeting.
 
2020-11-24 11:04:45 AM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.


No, it's been in the works for some time now.

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It's funny how everybody just seems to be going along with it, like a bunch of......just following each other off a cliff, like a bunch......I can't even think of a word.
 
2020-11-24 11:04:22 AM  
1 vote:
People sure are in a hurry for something they'll just stow away in their garage.
 
2020-11-24 10:55:57 AM  
1 vote:
Try getting a set of ironmaster dumbells.  For months they have been sold out, with a small amount of stock coming in every 6 weeks or so.  you sign up for a lottery on their website where if you get drawn, you can order a set.  I bet all of these companies are kicking themselves for not having an easier distribution model after this year.
 
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