September 13, 2007

Loving/hating your own fat.

Love yourself or hate yourself. It's your choice.

(Sorry, but I just can't stop reading the Daily Mail!)

27 comments:

Simon said...

"I just can't stop reading the Daily Mail!"

Please review Hacker's Guide to the British Press. ;)

Freeman Hunt said...

Sorry, but I just can't stop reading the Daily Mail!

Me either. What is it about that paper? I've been hooked for the last several weeks, and the articles aren't even on subjects I would normally read about. Suddenly I find myself knowing entirely too much about the girlfriends of the British princes and Posh Spice.

Freeman Hunt said...

Oops, should have been "me neither." Oh well.

Bob said...

Were these originally from Drudge links? I remember reading a story recently that Drudge has, via linking stories, increased the web hits at the Daily Mail by some outrageous percentage, enough so that I'd ask for a quid pro quo, were it me.

EnigmatiCore said...

It's a dirty story
About a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand.

The son is working
For the Daily Mail
It's a steady job, but he wants to be a paperback writer.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, I started on Drudge, with that damned picture of a monkey in love with a pigeon, which I resisted blogging about, but once on the site, I couldn't stop clicking on inane teasers.

paul a'barge said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again, Britney was not fat.

What is it with these folks? We have a serious obesity epidemic in this country ... you can visit any grocery store or Walmart and stand slack jawed, gaping at the incredible parade of seriously fat people (percentage-wise mostly women). You want to see fat? Check that out.

Whom is being served by classifying a young woman with some meat on her as fat?

You want to beat on fat people and rail about their lack of personal responsibility, start at Walmart. Call me when you get through the obesity parade and Britney's the only one left on your list (including yourself).

XWL said...

Is it the "Femail" section that's so irresistible?

Quick, find a way to spin this as a reason for women being superior to men!

My favorite story from this week is still the Madonna's Purple Penetrator article.

Mickey Kaus is constantly complaining about how boring the LA Times is, especially with its coverage of Hollywood. You'd think there'd be room for a tabloid style daily in Los Angeles that picked up the kind of sleazy side of Hollywood stories that the Daily Mail revels in.

Websites are sufficient to fill that need I guess.

And when it comes to defending Britney, sorry Paul A'Barge, but you ain't got nothin' on this fella.

downtownlad said...

Much, much healthier if you hate your own fat.

Britney has the potential to turn into a porky Liz Taylor if she doesn't watch herself.

Sarah said...

I can't stop reading it either. Did you see the fantastic dress Kate M was wearing?

And those JLo shoes, so awful.

But. Much more importantly. It would be good if more women loved their bodies, whatever the size.

Joe said...

We have a serious obesity epidemic in this country

No we don't. Aside from the fact that obesity was redefined to include more people, actually incidents of obesity have been declining for over ten years.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I had to go see the baby bump on Sophie Wessex.

paul a'barge said...

Downtownlad said:
Much, much healthier if you hate your own fat.

Britney has the potential to turn into a porky Liz Taylor if she doesn't watch herself.


Nope. Hating yourself never falls under the heading of healthy.

You'd think a raging homo would get this, wouldn't you? Well, maybe not. Given the bottomless hypocrisy embedded in most biter, raging homos, I guess you'd read this and consider the source.

Right, downtownlad?

paul a'barge said...

No we don't. Aside from the fact that obesity was redefined to include more people, actually incidents of obesity have been declining for over ten years.

Yes, we do. What do you do, pal, just sit there in your underwear and make up this stuff?

Have you been to the supermarket or Walmart lately? Or is it your chosen hobby to take the most obvious observations and argue the opposite?

There are easier ways to prove yourself an idiot.

Ann Althouse said...

paul a'barge said..."I've said it before, I'll say it again, Britney was not fat."

I didn't say she was fat, but she does have fat. We all do, but we say a person "is" fat when we think they have too much fat. This is a post about a person's subjective view of their fat, contrasting Lopez and Spears.

"What is it with these folks? We have a serious obesity epidemic in this country ... you can visit any grocery store or Walmart and stand slack jawed, gaping at the incredible parade of seriously fat people (percentage-wise mostly women). You want to see fat? Check that out."

And Britney is on track to look like that in 10 years.

"Whom is being served by classifying a young woman with some meat on her as fat?"

Whom is? Us is! And us is getting tired of hearing fat called "meat." That isn't extra muscle. It's fat. Call things by their proper names. The issue is how much of it is attractive, but it's still fat.

downtownlad said..."Much, much healthier if you hate your own fat."

Yes, the current obesity "epidemic" followed the "fat acceptance" movement. If we avoid disapproval, people get fatter. They think it doesn't matter and they stop trying.

Ruth Anne Adams said..."I had to go see the baby bump on Sophie Wessex."

I'm proud to say that I don't know who Sophie Wessex is. I guess my Daily Mail weakness isn't that bad!

paul a'barge said: "Hating yourself never falls under the heading of healthy."

Don't hate yourself. Hate the fat. The excess fat. Otherwise you will be dragging it around all your (shortened) life.

"You'd think a raging homo would get this, wouldn't you? Well, maybe not. Given the bottomless hypocrisy embedded in most biter, raging homos, I guess you'd read this and consider the source."

Biter?

And, what the hell? You're arguing for sensitivity toward the fat while spewing homophobia?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I'm proud to say that I don't know who Sophie Wessex is.

If I'd said "Prince Edward's wife, preggers with their second child who will be ninth in line to the British throne," you'd probably know who Sophie Wessex is. She somewhat resembles Princess Diana.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

This would have all been a non issue if Brittany had used one ounce of common sense and a three way mirror. Had she worn a sexy outfit that flattered her curves no one would have been able to critize at least THAT part of her performance.

She isn't fat, but she also isn't in perfoming shape either. In the photos in the Daily Mail article she looks lovely in her pink dress.

Smilin' Jack said...

Both of those chicks need to spend less time at the party and more at the gym.

And all this talk about "biter homos" is really going to give your gay readers nightmares.

XWL said...

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF "BEARS IN HEAT" CUMS "RAGING BITER HOMOS!!!"

(it's a whole new possible video fetish market, no matter the quirk there's always someone willing to produce videos for it, witness the women in heels crushing model trains fetish videos)

ricpic said...

What a tragedy it will be to lose that great artiste, Brirtney Spears. O humanity, rend thyne garments and fall unto the ground and cover thyne heads in dust, for her glory is no more.

ricpic said...

Sophie Wessex: sounds like a loovly bi' a' stoof, ala Tom Jones.

Trooper York said...

I thought Sophie Wesson was Mr. Tucker's pet name for his rather large wife when he rolled her in oil and went for a roll in the barrel

rhhardin said...

Good looks is overrated. Which is why it sells advertising, I guess.

Good disposition, on the other hand, is priceless. No ads on good disposition.

Bob said...

XWL said...
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF "BEARS IN HEAT" CUMS "RAGING BITER HOMOS!!!"


Well, you just guaranteed that Andrew Sullivan will see this thread when he does his next Google search...

blake said...

Maybe this is too obvious to comment on but Lopez is clearly carrying around a lot more baggage than Spears (even in that loose dress, you can see her belly), and looks radiant.

Maybe it's also too obvious to point out that Britney is Demi writ small. Or at least Demi in a field where the shelf life for someone whose only attributes are physical is 4-5 years instead of 10-15.

Some of these pop tarts get serious about the craft. Performance, musicianship, composition. Can't feel too sorry for someone who squandered an opportunity. (Well, you can, of course, but it's a different sort of pity.)

igbalonigbanlo said...

And all this talk about britney being fat is why there are anorexic kids. I've never strayed beyond 8lbs of my freshman year weight. That she looks like that now doesn't mean she's going to be obese by 35. The performance was horrible and of course for someone who's been selling hot 'bodedness' she's in trouble. Fat however is another classification altogether and this is not it. She's not toned but she's not fat.

Zeb Quinn said...

Britney looked just fine. It was her "artistic" performance that sucked.