EppsNet Archive: Obesity

One Thing I Can’t Tolerate is Intolerance: Yelp at Yale Edition

According to the New York Times, June Chu, dean of Pierson College at Yale, lost her job after calling people “white trash” in Yelp reviews. Here are some of (former) Dean Chu’s hot Yelp takes: Regarding a Japanese restaurant: “If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you. . . . Side note: employees are Chinese,… Read more →

More Words and Phrases I’m Sick Unto Death Of

Americans are the fattest, dumbest people on earth . . . and because being fat and dumb are remediable given the proper motivation, it’s fair to say that Americans are also the most unmotivated people on earth. This is not to say that all Americans are fat, dumb and unmotivated. There’s a subset of Americans who get up every morning,… Read more →

Good News for the Second Fattest Person Alive

A British man whom media had identified as the fattest person alive has died of pneumonia after a devastating battle with an eating disorder that brought him to 980 pounds. — msn.com Who was the second fattest person alive? Nobody cares, right? The good news is that whoever that person is is now the fattest person alive, with all of… Read more →

Ten Steps to Being Fat, Lonely and Broke

Some behaviors come naturally while others require more effort. For example, there are dozens of bestsellers on finding love, losing weight and creating wealth but no market for books like Ten Steps to Being Fat, Lonely and Broke. Read more →

Thomas Jefferson Solves the Country’s Obesity Problem

A slight minority of Democrats (48%) say the government should be extremely or very involved compared to 13 percent of Republicans. Non-whites (47%) are more likely than whites (25%) to say the government should be very or extremely involved in finding solutions to the country’s obesity problem. — Obesity in the United States: Public Perceptions My fellow Americans — The… Read more →

The World’s Fattest Vegetarian

I just met the world’s fattest vegetarian. He’s not a short man but there’s no human height for which his weight would be considered normal. He must be consuming entire orchards, uprooting trees and munching them like broccoli . . . Read more →

Aside

If you’re fat, don’t say you “work out,” just say you “exercise.”

Twitter: 2010-07-01

RT @capricecrane: MSNBC: "Up to 80 percent of women admit faking it." That is a good headline. So good. SOOO GOOOD. YES! # RT @eddiepepitone: Small town america is nice- a lot of obesity but everybody waves. # Read more →