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Old 06-07-2007, 03:25 PM   #21
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I took Gabe to the park last week, and this one has a water feature...big sprinkler for the kids to run through basically.

In his swim trunks, among about 25-30 other kids, he looked like a little white stick surrounded by well fattened, tanned seals. I couldnt believe how porky most of the other kids were...most of them under 5.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:42 PM   #22
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Justin, when you were down visiting the rellies did you pull the plug on Hope Mills Lake, it's gone. I last went there 52 years ago and it seemed 100ft deep, amazing to see how shallow it was. And I was at Kenan and DES Center today, got some pics of both. Love UNC. Didn't go there and my Bruins ruined Rusty Clark's day but I still am a big fan. All class.

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ROTFLMAO. . Your original post should have its own spot in the Best of the Boards Section. Hogzilla. Nice touch.

BTW: When DW and I were in Paris, we played a game we called "Find the fat Frenchman." It was nigh impossible to do. I think it's because they walk everywhere and every day. No Monsieurs Hogzilla's there. 6 chicken skeletons? Wunnerful. Made my day.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #24
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Justin, when you were down visiting the rellies did you pull the plug on Hope Mills Lake, it's gone. I last went there 52 years ago and it seemed 100ft deep, amazing to see how shallow it was.
Oops... I was hoping you wouldn't notice it was gone.

The dam broke a few years back in a big rainstorm. The lake bed looked pretty shallow when I was there a few weeks back - maybe 10-20 ft?
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Eagle43, thank you, glad to provide a day enhancing story. I intended it to be good humored and glad it made you smile. I just hope neither of my descriptions were of some of the ER posters while traveling.

And, gosh, too right. Paris is too funny cause if it's obese and eatin lard, it's an Amurkan (Bush speak). I for one was happy that the anarchists always attack the McDonalds. Walking seems a big part and they shop every day for the evening meal which I really got into while living in Europe. Fresh and tiny amounts. No driving to a Mega-Mall and coming out with 40 bags of garbage food, just nice fresh veggies and a small piece of fish.

Did McDonalds start this pandemic? (and for the perversely arrogant among us, yes, I do know that the word is miss-used)
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #26
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As a counter point, next time you see a film from the WWII era (or older), notice how thin everyone is. Actually, even later.
It's amazing what war rationing & smoking can do for a physique!

I'm waiting for an evidence-based medicine study on whether the shorter lifespans of the obese use more medical resources (and cost more) than the longer lifespans of the skinny. Seems as if the problem should be largely (so to speak) self-correcting...
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Yes, IIRC, studies showed that if people stopped being obese, and stopped smoking, health care costs would first go down, but then go up as people lived longer.
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Was his name Fred? I think he was shot in Alabama a few weeks ago by a young boy with a pistol. Fred is dead.
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Youse guys got me hongry now. There's a White's cafe in Salem that offers a mess: a good sized plate heaped with real hot hash browns with onions and green peppers, ham and bacon, topped with two eggs and drowned in sausage gravy. Might even have been some tomatoes in there.Biscuits on the side. Was in about a month ago and made it through an honest half, brought the rest home and we had it for lunch the next day. They did a good job on it - not that I'm adverse to the large bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and raisins, butter, brown sugar, and milk that starts nearly all my days.
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calmloki, remember "Blazing Saddles", well hold a gun to your head and threaten to do yourself in if you even think about that "mess" at White Castles again. I went into a White Castles in Speedway, IN because being a NC, FL, CA, Eur/Asian resident I had never had the pleasure. I ordered one burger. They all looked shocked. Like, WTF?

After eating it (3/4), I knew it was my last. Same for Krystal.

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If someone can tell me how to post a viewable size photo, I will take a picture of my Mayo Clinic lipid reading from last week. Total HDL and LDL less than 98 with HDL (good one, higher than the bad). So, am I like a stud or what?
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Arent White Castle burgers called "sliders"
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calmloki, remember "Blazing Saddles", well hold a gun to your head and threaten to do yourself in if you even think about that "mess" at White Castles again. I went into a White Castles in Speedway, IN because being a NC, FL, CA, Eur/Asian resident I had never had the pleasure. I ordered one burger. They all looked shocked. Like, WTF?

After eating it (3/4), I knew it was my last. Same for Krystal.

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If someone can tell me how to post a viewable size photo, I will take a picture of my Mayo Clinic lipid reading from last week. Total HDL and LDL less than 98 with HDL (good one, higher than the bad). So, am I like a stud or what?
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Ahh - but no, not a gut slug or a slider from the castle, but a mess from a local restaurant dishing up food since like 1928. Quite sure i got my full quota of cholesterol and fat, but this was well worth the price. If I'm gonna hog down stuff that's not too good for me it needs to be REALLY good in the flavor department. You the stud though - total cholesterol of 136 with HDL 53 here - and that's with 20mg of Lipitor and 5 days/week of exercise.
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Yep! Or "belly bombs"! Our nearest White Castle is about 40 miles away, but when we did get there, we'd each order "one bag o' belly bombs, please".

Another good one is Culver's 'butter burger'. Mmmmmm!

I really like both White Castle and Culver's.....that's why I try to stay away.....They aren't the healthiest thing out there.
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calmloki, got ya. Sounds like the "mess" place would be maighty, I say miaghty, tempting (insert foghorn leghorn voice).

I left San Fran on 25,May (mem. day weekend), weighing 157 and by the time I hit Mayo Clinic on the 30th, I had lost 2 lbs, when I hit NC on 02, Jun, I weighed 158, so Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina = 1/2 lb per state.

I figure if I drive back via South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, San Fran, I will weigh 400 lbs.

Lofty goal. That's 20lbs per state. Dats a lot a buddameouk!:confused:
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calmloki, got ya. Sounds like the "mess" place would be maighty, I say miaghty, tempting (insert foghorn leghorn voice).

I left San Fran on 25,May (mem. day weekend), weighing 157 and by the time I hit Mayo Clinic on the 30th, I had lost 2 lbs, when I hit NC on 02, Jun, I weighed 158, so Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina = 1/2 lb per state.

I figure if I drive back via South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, San Fran, I will weigh 400 lbs.

Lofty goal. That's 20lbs per state. Dats a lot a buddameouk!:confused:
Plenty of fried catfish here OAP. How about if I whip up a mess for ya OAP?
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Eating out will put on the pounds - See if you can get a small cooler and make some healthy meals for yourself
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Nah, fill that cooler with sports drink, aka "beer"...

And a side of gravy.

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