Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Good one Jef

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    the average was an increase in 4lbs. The catch was that they went from body composition to BMI in the 1990s, choosing a very low number in order to have everyone be overweight or obese. (We’ve been having people kicked out of the military for being too muscular.) The increase in height doesn’t seem to be taken into account, either.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    Let’s not forget that the red paper sleeve that McDonald’s uses to sell their “small” fries today is the EXACT same container that was used 30 years ago to sell their “large” fries back in 1983!

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    yep, we are nation of fatties. we eat more, and burn less. we rather sit and watch a sport, than play it. food companies putting artificial stuff in food, especially high fructose corn syrup.

  5. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, over 3 years ago

    No, it’s a conspiracy by the government. They switched the gravity higher to make people believe they are heavier. It is a plan to control people’s right to drink a liter of soda per serving. So there. :)

  6. kingstonave

    kingstonave said, over 3 years ago

    The departments of Agriculture and HEW were secretly taken over by aliens some time during the first Bush administration. This is all part of their plan to take over.

  7. leons1701

    leons1701 said, over 3 years ago

    I’m fed up with this anti-BMI crusade I keep seeing. Sure it’s a flawed measurement for extreme corner cases, but for the vast majority of people it’s the simplest reasonably accurate method for determining healthy weight. It’s far easier than a caliper test and much, much easier and cheaper than using an immersion tank to get a completely accurate body fat reading.
    And I have yet to see any evidence of the military kicking people out solely based on BMI. Yes, they measure BMI for new recruits, and those who score outside the normal range are required to be tested for body fat percentage. This is a reasonable method of doing things and allows those who are ‘too muscular’ to pass.
    Also, claims that all pro football players are obese according to BMI are kind of silly because
    1) they’re incorrect, not all of them are hugely muscular, just most
    and
    2) they assume that all NFL players are paragons of physical fitness, which is highly debatable. Unhealthy training regimens, deliberately designed to prepare the body for extreme abuse are not the model most people should be aspiring too.

  8. poihths

    poihths said, over 3 years ago

    For many people, BMI is just another medical number they don’t understand. Many people don’t understand anything medical. One must remember that about 16% of the population is at least one standard deviation below the mean on the IQ curve. By the way, they vote. Not in large numbers, but they vote.

  9. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 3 years ago

    Everyone needs a dog for a daily walk, good for the body and soul.

  10. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 3 years ago

    Why is the US government involved in this debate anyway?

  11. seed_drill

    seed_drill said, over 3 years ago

    Funny, I weigh about the same as I did 20 years ago. It’s weighing 30 pounds less than I did 10 years ago that’s the accomplishment.

  12. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    jessegooddoggy, I go for a walk with my casts almost every day

  13. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    @Varnes “I go for a walk with my cats almost every day”

    (I assume you meant “cats.”) In order for me to go for a walk with my (3) cats, I’d have to be able to vault to the top of the fence, walk along a 1.5" rail, scale the neighbors’ garage wall to its roof, traverse the ridge, drop to the ground, squeeze under their fence, slink along behind the shrubbery, ….. And somehow, I’m just not that agile!

  14. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    I did have a friend years ago whose big old tom cat Bro would walk a couple of miles in the woods with him every day. I gave him a little kitten (Sadie) who learned to walk along with them. Apparently it was quite a sight to see the three in single file, the baby bringing up the rear, meandering up and down the mountainsides.

  15. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I didn’t know that, largely because I haven’t walked into a McDonald’s since 1996.

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