Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, the very latest scientific findings indicate that being SLIGHTLY overweight is correlated with longer life than so-called “normal” weight. (Yes, this came as a surprise to the researchers, too.) Gross overweight continues to be bad in many different ways, however.

  2. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, over 3 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Define “slightly.” I may be on to something here.

  3. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    I used to care for a woman in a nursing home whom had been a dancer her whole life. She was the only one in the facility that could still walk around, with a cane, rather than be stuck in a wheelchair or geri-chair.

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 3 years ago

    You do have to remember that the scam that came up with the BMI originated with those in the diet industry. And you also have to remember, that according to the BMI, to be a healthy weight, you have to be anorexic or bolemic. Even muscular body builders and athletes are considered grossly obese according to the BMI scam.

  5. Mike

    Mike said, over 3 years ago


    “slightly”=“BMI of 25 to 29.9” per article at

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks, Mike. You made my day.

    I learned how to play ice hockey at 54, and am paying for it now, but oh,man,it was worth it!

    I ran across a study once that indicated cranky people live longer. Cranky and ‘slightly overweight’….I should live to be two hundred!

  7. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago


    I don’t think it’s a scam, just a bad formula ignorantly based on two dimensions instead of three. And you don’t need anorexia or bulimia; I’m in the healthy range with neither.

  8. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 3 years ago

    Thumbs up to the researchers who actually admitted that their research showed the opposite of what they were (probably) trying to prove. Wonder how many actually do that.

  9. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, over 3 years ago

    I’d be interested in what demographic controls the study included. Going by that link, it looks like they looked at a wide range of economic statuses in the countries they surveyed, and people in poorer countries are likely to be lower-weight and to have a shorter lifespan. It’s only in rich countries like the US that obesity is a real problem. In this case, the study would not imply that being rich and overweight is better than being rich and normal weight.

  10. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Too much of anything isn’t good for you.

  11. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Zoidknight, you are seriously misinformed if you think that BMI is a scam put forth by the “diet industry”. BMI is scientifically based research measure that attempts to show a range of body sizes relating height and weight to people of average habits. Of course there will be outliers (athletes who are purposefully building muscle above average will skew into the wrong category to use your example). But the reality is that for the average person, the BMI range that signifies normal weight is the weight a person should aim for. I used the BMI numbers when I lost 100 pounds (6 years ago) to help motivate me towards my goal. I now weigh 180, which is right in the normal BMI range for me.

  12. starlady1

    starlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, the righteous and the lazy.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Many are over weight by significant degrees. So this “slightly” part isn’t applicable.

  14. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “consititured?” Never heard that word before. Did you mean considered? Otherwise, I don’t know what you mean.

  15. T.E. Lawrence

    T.E. Lawrence said, over 3 years ago

    Life’s not so long if you’re a smoker.

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