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  •  I've often mused on the transformation of the tan (1+ / 0-)
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    into a status symbol, when ladies used to work so hard to preserve a pale complexion as a marker of leisure.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:49:32 AM PST

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    •  Just finished 'The Windup Girl'. Those who (1+ / 0-)
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      get more calories than they need - good, those whose bones of starvation are showing - bad.  Those days may be on the way.

      Hey, GOP - Get In, Sit Down, Shut up, & Hang On!

      by 88kathy on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:57:52 AM PST

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      •  Rubenesque as a status symbol (1+ / 0-)
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        won't be back right away, I think, though perhaps in the very long term.  For another decade or two at least, we're still in the cheap-white-carbs-poverty-makes-you-fat phase.   As a marker of just how strong a class marker obesity currently is:  my spouse who eats identically to me but is much plumper, is often treated with contempt by medical personnel because they assume she is lazy, ignorant, and stupid.

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:04:59 AM PST

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        •  My daugher is in the same place. The DR's are (1+ / 0-)
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          surprised there are no health related problems.  All tests are healthy to very healthy.  Just plumper.  I guess we will always find superficial ways to judge each other.

          Hey, GOP - Get In, Sit Down, Shut up, & Hang On!

          by 88kathy on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:13:58 AM PST

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