I'm back. After several weeks of very limited access I am back in full force. I missed you all.
Right off, a quick little tidbit:
America Bulks Up. Okay, I shouldn't get too mad, right. I mean it is an article written by a 19 or 20 year old kid. But, damn is he full of hate, for instance:
"We can go to the beach and wear that bathing suit; our guts may hang out of our shirts but they won't stick out in a crowd. Somehow, Roseanne has become a Nick-at-Night classic. Companies as diverse as car manufacturers and coffin makers are designing next-generation products for the fat lifestyle. And I do mean fat; one company is designing a 63-inch-wide casket for the plus-sized corpse. "
So, it's a bad thing that some of us fat asses have finally decided that it is okay for us to go to the beach? Roseanne on Nick at Night is bad because it has 2 fat characters? Why is that bad? Roseanne and Dan are a lot more like most families I know. Compare them to other sitcom families of the time, The Keatons (all thin, all white, all college educated) The Cosbys (all thin, all college educated, monied) etc. How many of us had families with two professionals who could afford anything their little hearts desired?
Not very many of us, I'm sure. Why shouldn't television characters look more like real life people?
As for the cars and caskets bit, hello, fat people drive and die, too. Should we be forced to be buried in a box that doesn't fit our body? I mean come on, how does a larger than average casket hurt anyone.
And cars? The car listed as most room for fat people (ie wider hip area, more room at the steering wheel, etc.) is the damn New Beetle. Now, why is that a problem? It sure isn't a gas guzzling, road hog of an SUV.
Now, the author, Timothy Mosso, can't even get his facts right about Big Fat Blog. He claims it is owned by NAAFA. Which, obviously is not true. Big Fat Blog has nothing to do with NAAFA. If he can't get even that simple idea down, does he really have his other facts straight?