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    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30630

    This is an awesome article I just found. It really makes you think.

    Discus.
    Last edited by ReptilesBlade; 01-11-06 at 10:19 PM. Reason: I gotta see if I can make it a hyperlink. And I did, thnak you.

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    You mean besides exercise and healthy eating?
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    You are aware, of course, that The Onion is a satirical news site that fabricates its articles?

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    Hehe...that's pretty funny. But he is right, it does make you think. For example:

    "We used to think obesity was a condition that only affected people with glandular problems, but health officials are now seeing just how widespread the epidemic is," Hampton said. "There's a myth that obese people don't want to change. They do—they just lack the information about how to do it quickly and easily."
    How to do it quickly and easily... Having watched people successfully lose weight, I've news for you lady: it ain't easy and it ain't quick, but it's still probably worth it. I have to wonder how many people on some level consider obesity a disease one "catches" as the article jokingly suggests.
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    The Onion is a satire site. They make up the news they report, like the National Enquirer et al. Obesity is not something you "catch" like one would a cold.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/31214 <-- bad language warning, but a prime example of one of their "news" articles.

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    I am very much aware that this is not a real credible news source, my point is what if it was? And just how far off from the truth is this article in the first place?

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    Unlike the national enquirer, the onion's funny.
    Plus they did predict the 5 bladed shaver heh.

    The sad part is, a lot of people DO treat obesity as a disease. Kind of like how being stupid is also a disease according to a lot of people. Its scary how real the article seems even though those weren't the intentions.

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    I agree, they can be a hoot, I'm still trying to find some of those x-ray pills. Sorry ReptileBlades, your op sounded to me like you were a believer. Didn't mean to condescend.

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    Hey it's no problem. I can understand how you ight have gotten the impression.

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    One of my favorite articles in The Onion was on Intelligent Falling, since Gravity is really just a theory, and it's obvious that there must be a higher power that allows us to fall.

    Steve W.
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    Sell the refridgerator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelinguyrt
    Sell the refridgerator
    ...and the dictionary

    Since BF is the "I hate fat people" site, this is an appropriate thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eubi
    ...and the dictionary

    Since BF is the "I hate fat people" site, this is an appropriate thread.
    I thought it would be well received as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eubi
    ...and the dictionary

    Since BF is the "I hate fat people" site, this is an appropriate thread.

    ...and the car. Don't forget we hate cagers too.
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    from time to time peds, other cyclists, dogs, squirrels, potholes, and other various obstructions to our rides.

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    I was infected by obesity--probably around age 25 or so. I caught it from an LTR (long-term relationship) where I became dumb and happy, too. I remained infected up until age 40, when finally after three broken relationships, I became miserable and horny.

    Here's the before and after:

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    Quote Originally Posted by eubi
    ...and the dictionary

    Since BF is the "I hate fat people" site, this is an appropriate thread.

    While we're on the topic of spelling, can I stop throwing the discus around like the original poster suggested?

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    Ever notice that some animals like cats and dogs will overeat if there is an endless food supply? We need to hunt, trap and chase down our food. Or a least climb a tree to get it. *ding* Gotta go, pizza's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptilesBlade
    I am very much aware that this is not a real credible news source, my point is what if it was? And just how far off from the truth is this article in the first place?
    the pattern most onion articles follow is this: the report seems completely far fetched at first, but then when you actually think about it - it's very truthful. satire is a very effective way of showing people the truth. which is why people get a lot out of shows like 'the daily show'. they can often be more truthful than the actual news. which, i think is a bit sad. but that's just how it is these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    The sad part is, a lot of people DO treat obesity as a disease. Kind of like how being stupid is also a disease according to a lot of people. Its scary how real the article seems even though those weren't the intentions.
    Stupid is a disease. Some cases are genetic and passed on by the parents. An alarming and increasing number, though, are caused by daytime and reality TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    You mean besides exercise and healthy eating?
    Exactley.

    OOO OOO OO I got it!

    Pay me a million dollars for research to get some people who are pretty obese and then show them how to work out and eat right and I will sure obesity!

    mwaahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    Stupid is a disease. Some cases are genetic and passed on by the parents. An alarming and increasing number, though, are caused by daytime and reality TV.
    That's just ********.

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    First obesity, next, horrible spelling.

    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    Exactley.

    OOO OOO OO I got it!

    Pay me a million dollars for research to get some people who are pretty obese and then show them how to work out and eat right and I will sure obesity!

    mwaahahahaha

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    --- Maybe obesity is just inevitable:
    http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/24143-38med.jpg
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    To all the teens and twentysomethings that feel obese people are simply "weak":

    Remember what you wrote about twenty years from now when you look in the mirror.

    It's certainly not impossible to stay trim and fit as you age, and it's important to do so. I truly hope you stay in the "Fit for Life" club. However, it gets to be quite a struggle.

    Just friendly advice.

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