Guys, Guys. Obesity is a disease. Just like Alcoholism. It's not their fault.
I feel the same way about arrogance and ignorance... you don't have to be that way! Read a book! Think! Quit being stupid and shallow....
This thread is funny... chiding a few fat Canadians when we, the Americans, are the fattest slobs....
I'd rather be fat that stuck with minds like yours...
Pass the salt and suet please.....
Those fat crap sacks should get what they "deserve", which is a cross country flight in a single seat, sweating and huffing and squirming with their fat rolls melting over the seat and their ankle fat spilling out over their orthopedic shoes.....
480-Pound Woman Dies After Six Years On Couch
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
STUART, Fla. -- A 480-pound Martin County woman has died after emergency workers tried to remove her from the couch where she had remained for about six years.
Gayle Laverne Grinds, 40, died Wednesday, after a failed six-hour effort to dislodge her from the couch in her home. Workers say the home was filthy, and Grinds was too large to get up from the couch to even use the bathroom.
Everyone going inside the home had to wear protective gear. The stench was so powerful they had to blast in fresh air.
A preliminary autopsy on the the four-foot, ten-inch woman lists the cause of death as "morbid obesity." But officials want to know more about the circumstances inside the home.
Investigators say Grinds lived with a man named Herman Thomas, who says he tried to take care of her the best he could. He has told them he tried repeatedly to get her up, but simply couldn't. No charges have been filed, but officials are looking into negligence issues.
Emergency workers had to remove some sliding glass doors and lift the couch, with Grinds still on it, to a trailer behind a pickup truck. Removing her from the couch would be too painful, since her body was grafted to the fabric. After years of staying put, her skin had literally become one with the sofa and had to be surgically removed.
She died at Martin Memorial Hospital South, still attached to the couch.
Neighbors say they had no idea Grinds lived at the duplex, though they had seen Thomas and some children outside.
Before you knock Canada, consider that they have brought us Rush and Mike Myers but also Celine Dion.
This thread further proves my theory that every situation in life is somehow referenced by either a Simpsons or Seinfeld episode or Far Side Cartoon.
In this episode, Homer finds out that he can get disability for being obese. He buys an instructional video to help, and it tells him "instead of using bread to make a sandwich, use pop-tarts...Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon."
Comrade Rez, I am glad you have expanded your listening horizons to include the Great Maharushi. Since you are a new devotee to his deliciousness, I must share with you that he is in fact hails from the Show Me state, Missouri.
Anyhoo, I applaud your willingness to consider other, non-doctrinaire viewpoints, in your effort to understand your lesser subjects in "Real Amerika."
Completely amazing! Not only is this person costing the Canadian tax payers more in healthcare,they now get special benefits when they fly.
I am being discriminated against because I'm thin. I want 2 seats too!