Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 12 months ago

    Unfortunately, huge and round is rarely “unobtainable.”

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 12 months ago

    It was a shock some years back when I found out that “plus size” in the modeling industry had become “more than zero”, i.e. 1, 2, 3, etc. Someone with 10% body fat is hardly obese, but one really gets the feeling that our fashion industry hates women from the horrendous way they expect them to be near death from famine.
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    Military under Clinton and Bush43 had a similar stupidity. Troops that were weightlifters, single digit fat percentages, and in fantastic shape were suddenly “too fat” from the arbitrarily low BMI. They were kicked out of the military. One woman at the church I used to go to was a weightlifter and she had to reduce her muscle to get in. Institutional stupidity, apparently, because the military wanted unfit people, whereas it used to be the military wanted people who were fit and had the muscle to do their jobs.

  3. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, 12 months ago

    My pet dislike is that XL size has become 3XL. Seemly because the third world countries manufacturing the clothes don’t have a clue as to what XL size is in Western countries. It also speaks volumes for the retail buyers stupidity in not addressing the issue with the manufacturer.

  4. captainofgondor

    captainofgondor said, 12 months ago

    western culture sets us up, especially our young, for conflicting ideals – huge portion, highly unhealthy diets, and miniscule, unhealthy body images.

  5. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, 12 months ago

    @captainofgondor

    Darn that Western culture; first it invented modern conveniences that have enhanced the human condition then it zaps us with images where can’t ignore. Wait….we can ignore them? How about diets that are totally out of our control? We can decide what we eat? Okay….then I guess things aren’t too bad.

  6. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, 12 months ago

    According to what I heard on the radio yesterday – many school districs argue that serving healthy foods in school is too expensive, and following the sodium and whole grain requirements is rather challenging.

  7. pinkx

    pinkx said, 12 months ago

    Being Hip isn’t easy.

  8. dflak

    dflak said, 12 months ago

    He died of a heart attach caused by the stress of trying to always eat the right thing and get exactly the right amount of exercise.


    I’m in shape. Round is a shape.

  9. JR6019

    JR6019 said, 12 months ago

    My weight is perfect for my height, which varies. I just keep getting taller.

  10. Jarett

    Jarett GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The clothing industry is full of hippocrisy.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Zin Rosenblum

    Weird how it is too expensive, and complicated to eat healthy foods when the food processed and designed to hit your bliss point is cheaper. Almost like it was planned that way…

  12. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 12 months ago

    In the 70s the fastfood joints and restaurants were all about making the customer think they were getting more food than they actually were. Lots of crushed ice, bowls that looked deep but had thick bottom and sides—they gave you smaller portions for more money. Now, it’s all about supersize portions—of cheap fillers and third-rate comestibles.

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