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What Is With Society's Hatred of Fat People?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bacon Cheeseburger, May 23, 2007.

  1. KG

    KG Active Member

    Slamming people because they are overweight or obese is not and never will be acceptable. But there's also a whole other category that catches heat over it. I'm well within the physician reccomended weight range for my age and height, but by today's social standards I'm a fatty. WTF's up with that?
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'll avoid the snarky reading comprehension comment. Perhaps I was not clear.

    Purveyors of BOTH products market to children. One is breaking the law when it does that. The other is not.

  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    From CNN.com

    A new study shows for the first time how much life expectancy is shortened for those who are overweight or obese at 40. For smokers, the statistics are even worse.

    "If you're overweight, you basically live three years less ... and if you're obese, you live approximately six to seven years less," says Dr. Robert Eckel with the American Heart Association.

    At least one expert had a different opinion, however.

    "It seems to me that skinny people have more ailments, especially when they get older," said Dr. Boots, graduate of the Kevorkian Medical School.
  4. KG

    KG Active Member

    What? I'd only be giving up three years of my life to eat what I want and be lazy? That's just not fair.
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Only the good die young ...
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Those are just the raw numbers.

    Doesn't take into account the quality of life,

    I kind of like feeling great and playing tennis every day and never having to struggle for a breath.
  7. KG

    KG Active Member

    I was only kidding. I recently joined a gym and spend more than an hour there at least five days a week by choice.
  8. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    From one fatty to the nation... the funniest family guy bit I've seen in a while...

    And if you've never heard Ralphie May's "Fat Bastard" rant, well.. you're missing out.
  9. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    That was pretty funny. But I thought boots was a proctologist.
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    And who can forget:

  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Uh, his degree in that field has been exposed as a fake.
  12. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I know, I just thought he was like the Dr. VanNostrand of SportsJournalists.com.
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