Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Obesity is caused by a virus

nah.  that cannot be right.  *everyone* knows that obesity is caused by the moral corruption of those suffering from it.
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January 30th, 2006 6:09pm
Yup.  It's God's wrath.
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January 30th, 2006 6:12pm
we need to engineer a virus to eat the fat. that's what we should do.
Permalink bring out da punk 
January 30th, 2006 6:54pm
Ugh. Who gets to clean all the brainless bodies out of Congress?
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 30th, 2006 6:57pm
LOL
Permalink Send private email FullNameRequired 
January 30th, 2006 7:00pm
++ Cortisol causes belly fat.
++ Relacore reduces cortisol.
++ You need Relacore!

I didn't quite catch that, can you repeat it?

++ Cortisol causes belly fat.
++ Relacore reduces cortisol.
++ You need Relacore!

Erm no, still not getting it. Again?

++ Cortisol causes belly fat.
++ Relacore reduces cortisol.
++ You need Relacore!

Oh. Better rush out and buy some Relacore then?

(If there was ever any subtlety in US TV adverts, it has by now been completely expunged from the business. But do they seriously think the in-your-face shouting at people approach is really going to work?)
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January 30th, 2006 7:07pm
All Bs are As.
All Cs are Bs.
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All Cs are As

What part of syllogism don't you understand?

Moron :)
Permalink Rick Tang 
January 30th, 2006 7:29pm
Twinkies and cake and cream cheese and the ilk are very awful viruses.
Permalink IMesh 
January 30th, 2006 8:35pm
It's a virus that hits the US much more than any other country, and in fact it tends to amazingly only hit specific areas (e.g. Texas).

No, obesity couldn't possibly be a lifestyle problem.
Permalink GrabMyBag 
January 30th, 2006 8:39pm
did you remember to read the article before spouting off?

specifically:


"The nearly simultaneous increase in the prevalence of obesity in most countries of the world is difficult to explain by changes in food intake and exercise alone, and suggest that adenoviruses could have contributed," "
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January 30th, 2006 8:53pm
So if texans drove small cars there would be no little texans?.
Permalink trollop 
January 30th, 2006 8:53pm
I think hes saying that texans are the only people who eat copious amounts of junk food in the US.

its a well known fact amongst the better educated moron.
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January 30th, 2006 8:57pm
"I think hes saying that texans are the only people who eat copious amounts of junk food in the US."

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA

"its a well known fact amongst the better educated moron."
No it's not, moron.
Permalink IMesh 
January 30th, 2006 9:51pm
Who's the "better educated moron"? Isn't that a contradiction of terms? Maybe not here, though...
Permalink Anon 
January 30th, 2006 9:54pm
Well, I ain't never heard of no highboy gland, but what a blimp.
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January 30th, 2006 10:03pm
"No it's not, moron."

i stand corrected.  thats for giving us a morons insight here.
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January 30th, 2006 10:12pm
sorry, I mean *thanks* for giving us a morons insight.
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January 30th, 2006 10:14pm
Part of me is going "what a load of hooey" until I start thinking about 3 diseases that used to be defined as lifestyle diseases and are now, well, something else.
1 -  Ulcers. Used to be "its what's eating you that's eating you." Now recognized to be an infection. Cured by a course of antibiotics, not a lifetime supply of antiacids.
2 - Cervical cancer. Found to be caused by HPV - human papiloma virus.
3 - Penile cancer (very rare in circumcised men, more common in the uncut). Also caused by HPV.

The wingnuts are trying to prevent testing (and thus distribution) of HPV vaccines in the US. They want your dick to fall off, or your cervix to rot and fall out instead of letting you get a vaccine to prevent it. The principle appears that you deserve every sexually transmitted disease you get, even if you weren't at fault. It looks like you'll need to travel to Canada or some other nonUS destination when you want to get vaccinated against HPV (and it would probably be a good pre-teen gift for your kids).

We are so heavily surrounded by bacteria and viruses, I wonder just what other "lifestyle" diseases will end up being identified as caused by Bacteria_X or Virus_Y. The AMA for the first 100+ years of its life claimed that "diet has no effect on health, and it is quackery to say otherwise" until they finally admitted in the early 1970s that cholesterol isn't good for you.

On a slightly different note, I got the flu/cold/plague that was running around Denver. Doctor says that the opportunistic infection that everyone is seeing after recovering from the viral infection is pertussis. Also known as "whooping cough." I've never received such large bottles of narcotic cough syrup (2 of them, 250ml each), and with hydrocodone (aka vicodin) too.
Permalink Peter 
January 30th, 2006 11:00pm
Inject me with some of that virus now!!!11
Permalink Skinny git 
January 31st, 2006 4:18am
>> I think hes saying that texans are the only people who eat copious amounts of junk food in the US. <<

Well, obviously not only Texans. 

But most of the large cities in Texas (Houston, I'm talking about you, bud) have been on the Men's Fitness "Fattest Cities in America" list for several years running, each competing for the top spot.
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January 31st, 2006 10:11am
So, example, does that mean that normally sized single guys (but not super buff or atheletic) should move to Texas because they have such poor competition for the ladies?
Permalink bring out da punk 
January 31st, 2006 12:29pm
If this guy can get some, then there's no problem for a normal-sized person.

http://www.james.simmonds.dsl.pipex.com/blog/million.jpg
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January 31st, 2006 4:51pm
That's her lunch.
Permalink trollop 
January 31st, 2006 7:37pm

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