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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Obese People Altering Earth's Tilt

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Southern Calif

Dec 6th, 2017 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just kidding there ......
But projections do indicate that more than half of US children may be obese by age 35.

This does not bode well for such jobs as lifeguard or front line infantry soldier, but it may be a boon for manufacturers who will have to come up with jumbo-jumbo jets, not to mention industrial strength escalators and elevators.

Swim suit makers, on the other hand, will be driven out of business: who wants to experience the sand and surf if you can't tell the humans from the beached whales?

Bungee jumping and zip lines? Headed for the scrap pile of history.

The movies then?

Fry Hard
The 3 Chins of Eve
Crouching Tiger ... Can't get Up
Star Truck
Supersize Man
A Fistful of Twinkies

But .... will their thumbs be too big for texting? Nah .... platter sized phones.

Not so humorous: a tsunami of diabetes and heart disease.

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(with many stars)

NW Pennsylvania

Dec 6th, 2017 07:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

Fat floats.

Seems like it would make the lifeguard job easier.

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Roisin, I wanna

fight your father
Dec 6th, 2017 07:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thy may all one day take over the world. It would be pretty simple, really.

They could start a Facebook page and coordinate a specific date when they threaten to stand on a chair and jump downward at a certain time--down to the second--and knock the earth out of orbit.

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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Dec 6th, 2017 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't think obesity keeps people away from the sand and surf.

Unless they can't walk.

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retired NW Arkansas

Aspire to Inspire before you Expire
Dec 6th, 2017 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Medical equipment manufacturers are making the big bucks with their products.

Back in the late 70's, the maximum weight that was needed for wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, and X-ray equipment was only 350 pounds.

Now-a-days, it's not unusual to have those items with specifications to be able to support patients up to 600 pounds!

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Maplewood, MN

Dec 6th, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Maybe in the future it will be a way for people to live cheaper. They will be able to go into hibernation and live off of stored fat during the Winter. Then they can come out in the Spring, work, and gradually chow down in preparation for winter. There would be a new business opportunity: hibernation dens.

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San Francisco, CA

Dec 6th, 2017 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just back from a wonderful trip to Rome and Florence.

Amazing to see the lack of obesity amongst the local people there despite the pasta and gelato available on every street corner.

Whenever I saw obese people, they were inevitably Americans.


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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Dec 6th, 2017 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Some places in America are fatter than other places. Recently, I was sitting in a shopping mall south of Lake Pontchartrain, just out of New Orleans, and noticed that there is a noticeably larger percentage of obese people south of the lake than north of the lake, where I live.

Ironically, I was sitting in a Café Du Monde enjoying beignets covered in powdered sugar. But we were splitting the order of three beignets.



pronounced mish-ka
Dec 6th, 2017 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

A North American trend ...back to back and alternating commercials for super-sized trios and weight loss equipment/plans/magic pills.

(This message was last edited by myshka at 12:00 PM, Dec 6th, 2017)

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Staten Island, NY

Our resident rational liberal
Dec 6th, 2017 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's irrelevant because while our bellies are not, the Earth is flat and doesn't rotate on an axis anyway.


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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 6th, 2017 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

"The movies then?"

•Die Hardened Arteries

•The Overhang

•Jurassic Pork

•The Big Cheesy

•The Fat and the Furious


•Lard of the Rings

•The Incredible Bulk

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Dec 6th, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mmmmmmm, beignets...........

Bet you had a cup of chicory as well?

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Dec 6th, 2017 11:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oh,yes, the cafe au lait. One cup each. I guess it had the chickory in it.

Full disclosure: I have a lot of loved ones who are obese. And live on my side of the lake.

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Staten Island, NY

Our resident rational liberal
Dec 6th, 2017 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

"•Die Hardened Arteries"

Which is NOT a Christmas movie.

Carry on.

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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Dec 6th, 2017 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's just my opinion but you skinny ones aren't keeping up.........

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 6th, 2017 03:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

Turnabout is only fair play: "Skinny" movies:

•Star Trexia

•Meatless in Seattle

•Slender is the Night

•The Milagro String Bean War

•Gaunt With The Wind

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We all want

our time in hell
Dec 6th, 2017 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Considering we've magically lowered the standards for what is "obese" ..along with high blood pressure, diabetes, and a ton of other stuff...is it any wonder there are MORE people considered the same?

And...the great southern migration...has pushed us towards more folks with that genetic predisposition as well.

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