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Author:  poppy [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:11 am ]
Post subject:  Scales that tweet your weight to the world :(

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3218543/Tweet-yourself-thin-with-web-scales[/url]

Author:  Amethyst [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:37 am ]
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What a load of bullocks.

Author:  delenda [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:55 am ]
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Better than this:
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An ad campaign paid for by a private gym in the Netherlands. Basically a scale is attached to the bus-stop bench and the weight of the person sitting down is displayed to everyone within eye-shot in big red numbers.

Public fat shaming!

An anonymous person recovered from anorexia wrote to the gym about the impact unknowingly sitting on it would have had. "It would have given me not only another opportunity to cultivate my dangerous preoccupation with my weight, but a little more confirmation that the rest of society completely supported (hell, demanded) it"

Author:  Recovery Warrior [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:29 am ]
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Holy Shi*! that's messed up!!!!!!

Author:  FadingHippie [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:33 am ]
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that is jacked

Author:  Kizzi [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:13 pm ]
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My fiance used to work as a Sales Manager for Fitness First. I'm DISGUSTED.

Author:  minzoel [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:41 pm ]
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how awfully terrible and disgusting!

Author:  Olivia [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:43 pm ]
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oh.... :(
I feel a bit sick. That's crap.

Author:  delenda [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:57 pm ]
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FadingHippie wrote:
that is jacked


As in stolen? I'm confused.





Yes, it is just awful. I can't even imagine the horror I would feel if I unknowingly sat down on that bench.

Author:  epic [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:29 pm ]
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I can't believe it. Has this caused public outrage?

Author:  Amethyst [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:35 pm ]
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That last one's absolutely disgusting. No one in their right mind has the right to put scales on a bus stop! No-one should have to be tormented or judged just because they want to fucking sit down!!

Author:  ArielleLee [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:42 pm ]
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WOW

Author:  FadingHippie [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:32 am ]
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delenda wrote:
FadingHippie wrote:
that is jacked


As in stolen? I'm confused.







jacked as in jacked up... similar to screwed up... used in phrases (in the U.S.) such as "you have jacked up teeth"

Author:  delenda [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:31 pm ]
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Oh, I've never heard that phrase before. It's not an idiomatic phrase around here.

I imagine this would make people pretty uncomfortable... if there wasn't a petition to have the scale removed, I'm sure no one was sitting on it!

Author:  FadingHippie [ Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:17 pm ]
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delenda wrote:
Oh, I've never heard that phrase before. It's not an idiomatic phrase around here.

I imagine this would make people pretty uncomfortable... if there wasn't a petition to have the scale removed, I'm sure no one was sitting on it!


I always find that so interesting... what phrases are popular and where...


like mon petit chou... aka my little cabbage... which is a term of endearment in some parts of France

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