Archive for April, 2004
Size really doesn’t matter. You can be just as healthy if you’re fat as you can if you’re slender. And don’t let the obesity ‘experts’ persuade you otherwise, argues Paul Campos.
Amen! Whole rainforests have been written on this subject. I don’t have anything to add to it except to say that looking around at friends and family of varying ages and backgrounds, it is glaringly obvious that regardless of whether they are naturally slim, plump or overweight, the healthier ones (those who rarely get colds & flu, need very infrequent trips to the doctor) are those who do not diet.
If one were forced to come up with a six-word explanation for the otherwise inexplicable ferocity of America’s war on fat, it would be this: Americans think being fat is disgusting. Fifty years ago, America was full of people that the social elites could look upon with something approaching open disgust: blacks in particular, of course, but also other ethnic minorities, the poor, women, Jews, homosexuals, and so on. Nowadays, a new target is required.
Hmm. That’s worth thinking about.
Incidentally, I’ve read anecdotal evidence that if you do develop certain types of cancer whilst overweight you stand a better chance of survival.
Time for a cup of tea and a biscuit, no?
Preparing for a trip to mainland Europe? Go immediately to The Zompist Phrasebook, print it out and pin it to the inside of your jacket.
Avec les roberts comme ça, ta rhumba est exceptionnelle.
Bailas muy bien, a despecho de tus enormes naranjas.
Mädchen mit viel Holz vor die Hütt sind meistens beim Rhumba nicht so gut.
Ty khorosho tantsuyesh’ rumbu, osobenno s takimi dynyami.
Con quelle pere è difficile ballar la rumba come te.
Piger med store bryster er normalt ikke så gode til Limbo.
Meisjes met dergelijke geronde vormen, hebben doorgaans moeilijkheden met dansen.
[Many thanks to Lawren for the link.]
UPDATED: Any Italian and Danish speakers out there?
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Your total score is 41
Interpretation of Results
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.
… along with a shiny new logo.
- Phone answering machine message – “…If you want to buy marijuana, press the hash key…”
- A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only Clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, “Well, I can clearly see you’re nuts.”
- I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.
- I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn’t reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, “No, the steaks are too high.”
- My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.
but not just yet.
Sarah has a surprising post today, a list of do’s and don’ts for when she pops her clogs. Never one to let a potential meme slip, I’m starting mine now. But it’s gone midnight so I think I’ll have to come back and finish this tomorrow.