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UPDATE: Okay, yes, "supine" might be a better word choice here, if a tad clunky. But definition #2b for "prone" in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary says "lying flat or prostrate." Close enough, I say!
As another commenter pointed out, this is a cartoon from several years ago. I've been exceedingly busy with travel and moving into a new home, so I had to use a rerun this week. I thought this one would be somewhat relevant since Memorial Day kicks off the start of summer vacation season (for those lucky enough to get a vacation).
My intention here was not to "fat-shame," but to make fun of the sedentary Western lifestyle, and various forms of travel pampering that cater to that. A recent NYT article describes the sad and counter-intuitive decline in health that occurs in Mexican immigrants after they arrive in the United States. Younger generations abandon traditional foods and stop walking. Those who decry America's obesity epidemic often get shamed themselves for fat-shaming, but I would argue that this is a separate matter from body-image issues that result from willowy fashion models and anatomically-impossible Barbies. I strongly believe that we need to be free to talk about our ongoing public health crisis.