May 04, 2004


A groundbreaking fatso study discovers that hefty, plus-sized, and chunk-style boys are "more than twice as likely to make fun of others and spread lies and rumors than normal-weight boys".

(Via Stefan Sharkansky)

Posted by Tim Blair at May 4, 2004 03:26 PM

Lies and rumours ain't all they spread.

Posted by: Habib at May 4, 2004 at 03:30 PM

what an amazing waste of research dollars. this ranks up there with research demonstrating sex makes people happier.

i just wish these fat-ass parents would help themselves, and their fat-ass kids, get into shape so they all don't destroy the health care system in the coming years. damn selfish bastards.

Posted by: poormedicalstudent at May 4, 2004 at 04:02 PM

It's enough to keep you up at night
Having a kiddie covered in cellulite,
Better buy 'em a ball and bike
Or they'll wind up like Phil and Mike.

Posted by: Habib at May 4, 2004 at 04:19 PM

Habib, I think I love you. Platonically, of course.

Posted by: Sortelli at May 4, 2004 at 04:22 PM

poormed, thats a good idea in principle but what would the ambulance chasers (eg. Slater & Gordon)do for a living ??

Posted by: Johnny Wishbone at May 4, 2004 at 04:22 PM

Now I can believe the sky is falling in.

Meanwhile, until it does, I'll watch my heels lest some little fat boy tries to land a kick.

Mike the Moose Moore, fully explained - face it, he's never left his childhood.

Posted by: d at May 4, 2004 at 04:29 PM

Doh! That's why they're called "big fat bullies." Throw the researcher a donut!

Oh, and come recess, have Big Amy from the 5th grade sock him one where the teacher won't see...

...teach the little tattle-tale a lesson...

Posted by: Timothy Lang at May 4, 2004 at 05:31 PM

This explains Kim Beasley.

Posted by: narkynark at May 4, 2004 at 06:09 PM

There is really nothing funnier than clinically depressed childred. But who cares? They're fat!

Posted by: S.A. Smith at May 4, 2004 at 06:12 PM

make that children.

Posted by: S.A. Smith at May 4, 2004 at 06:12 PM

poormedicalstudent, you seem like you will make a wonderful and compassionate doctor, with empathy and understanding for your patients!

Not really.

Anyway, it's funny because lefties often revel in calling Americans FAT, with the implicit understanding that being fat is a moral failing in leftoid land. Fatness seems to connote wealth, comfortable domestic situations, and selfishness, all things that statist socialistbots loathe. And yet they seem to ignore the fact that Moore (and presumably your Adams) embody (and I mean EMBODY) those things to a tee!

Posted by: goldsmith at May 4, 2004 at 06:18 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of poorpatient. But why the animosity? I had a literature professor who once told my class that physical beauty was the one prejudice all bow down before. And he was right. In france you have cafes full of emaciated, chain-smoking frenchmen ridiculing fat American tourists-- fatness apparently being more offensive than other things wafting through paris.

Posted by: aka Cartmen at May 4, 2004 at 06:39 PM

hey, the study is about fat, nasty canadians

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 4, 2004 at 09:52 PM

Why would they commission a study of David Suzuki?

(Well, he has got a fat head).

Posted by: Habib at May 4, 2004 at 11:33 PM

Got to get my Michael Moore reference in today.

Posted by: BC at May 5, 2004 at 12:54 AM

It took six comments before Michael Moore's name came up - what, you guys haven't had your coffee yet?

And yes, I expect much screaming from the left-wingers about how evil it is merely to study the differences between fat kids and non-fat kids, much less publish those results if they happen to be unflattering to the "protected" crowd (don't you know overweight people can sue for protection under the ADA over here?)

Posted by: kimberly at May 5, 2004 at 01:08 AM

Actually, fatness in the US seems more correlated with poverty than with wealth. The lower middle classes and the poorer classes that the Left is so solicitous of are also denigrated by the Left because they're fat. Why don't they go to the gym or have "Philipe" their personal trainer help them? Today, fat is a different class identifier than it was in the 1890s when Diamond Jim Brady was the ideal instead of Brad Pitt.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at May 5, 2004 at 03:54 AM

And don't forget, Mr. Clinton was a bit, er, chunky, while Pres Bush is quite svelte. Throws the "left = skinny; right = fat" thing right out the window.

Posted by: birdwoman at May 5, 2004 at 10:56 AM