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Jun 18, 2018, 09:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
A huge butt is bad for winter.

A huge butt only warms your butt.
The throne is made of iron. That shit be cold.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Then again, there are the Swedes, a tall thin northern people...
This is also environmental. I’d be skinny too if the only thing to eat was herring.

If they could catch pierogis in a net, they’d be huge in no time.
     
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Jun 19, 2018, 04:02 AM
 
I did a google search and came up with answers such as those posted above. But some ladies especially have such large posteriors in relation to their waists, that it just seems odd. Sure they are obese but their posterior area is super morbidly obese. I guess that the fat just collects there first and stays there.
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Jun 19, 2018, 12:40 PM
 
different body types, is all. My family tends to gain weight in the gut, not the butt.
     
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Anyone else's family gain weight primarily in the gobbler?
     
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Jun 20, 2018, 07:58 PM
 
There’s some genetic component to how fat is distributed on a body. It is absolutely amazing to me that there are actually clothes cut for booties that can be measured in cubic meters. But there are.

I have the “opportunity” to see people from a vast range of ethnicities and backgrounds at their very worst - I am a rehab occupational therapist. And while I see what mindwaves is talking about, I see it in that whole range.

From my professional standpoint, that particular excessive distribution of fat makes it very difficult for a person to do a number of things. Like use toilet paper. Sit safely on a straight backed chair. Navigate a doorway. So it’s clear that this isn’t something people like, nor that they have any control over - aside from their overall weight, anyway.

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Jun 21, 2018, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Anyone else's family gain weight primarily in the gobbler?
I'm a face-and-gut weight gainer. Skinny arms and legs and no butt.
     
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Navigate a doorway.
I have a friend who’s ginormous. Not in the butt region, but all over.

He was always huge, but age and injuries (car sailed off the side of a mountain road) have put him in sumo wrestler territory.

With a normal door, he has to go through sideways.
     
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Jun 21, 2018, 04:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I'm a face-and-gut weight gainer. Skinny arms and legs and no butt.
Respect.

     
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Jun 24, 2018, 05:57 AM
 
Why is it “ay” at the end for Pig Latin?

Wouldnt “um” or “o” oundsum oremo Latin-y?
     
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Femina est in villa.
     
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From The Walking Dead:

1) What happened to all of the new cars? They all seem to be driving junkers which always seem to be breaking down.

2) Why do they still fight the Walkers with short knives? Shouldn't they all be using swords or pitchforks or some homemade, longish weapon with a knife as a backup?
I think it is for dramatic effect. Knives kinds of stuffs gives people thrilling and exciting feelings. Wasted cars create a atmosphere of apocalypse. However, I agree with you. There is already 8 seasons and the story of TWD is becoming so stupid that I wanna quit watching it, thanks to the editor of TWD.
     
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Any suggestion for a man who wanna decorate his apartment with all aluminium stuffs? Better to be hardcore, multicultural, multi-tech stylish aluminium decoration.
     
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Originally Posted by jumitoprenove View Post
I think it is for dramatic effect. Knives kinds of stuffs gives people thrilling and exciting feelings. Wasted cars create a atmosphere of apocalypse. However, I agree with you. There is already 8 seasons and the story of TWD is becoming so stupid that I wanna quit watching it, thanks to the editor of TWD.
I know its hot down south but no-one has thought to liberate a suit of armour from a museum either. Better yet, make a suit from polycarbonate or similar. The walkers all have rotten teeth and gums, poly and kevlar and you'd be fine to stop worrying about them pretty much.
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Any suggestion for a man who wanna decorate his apartment with all aluminium stuffs? Better to be hardcore, multicultural, multi-tech stylish aluminium decoration.
I'd be afraid to ask that question, too.
     
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Jul 3, 2018, 02:37 PM
 
I have 3 trashcans, one blue, one black, and on green. The green to be used for green waste such as lawn clippings. I was on the phone to my trash company and they had recorded messages saying that birds of paradise, cactus, and palm fronds should be placed in the black trashcans, and not green. Why aren't these plants/tree clippings considered green?
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Jul 3, 2018, 04:15 PM
 
My guess is they’re “stringy”, and gum up the mulcher.
     
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I know that big leaves are a problem in big composting plants, because they get stuck everywhere. Cacti I guess are full of liquids?
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Jul 5, 2018, 03:43 PM
 
Have T-Rex costumes become the new horse mask?
     
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Jul 5, 2018, 03:54 PM
 
last halloween they were.
     
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Jul 5, 2018, 03:58 PM
 
Will it be like Hollywood, where we got westerns, and then dinosaur movies, so it’ll be some superhero thing next?
     
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Jul 5, 2018, 09:41 PM
 
I'm pretty sure that's the T-Rex from Hidden Valley Ski Resort...
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Jul 7, 2018, 06:25 PM
 
The "t-rex with reachers" is now, at least unofficially, the mascot for my profession: occupational therapy.

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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
why are some people (particularly black people) have such big, fat butts? I'm not talking about big, but super big that it really sticks out. Yes, they are on obese people, but on some people, they are abnormally large relative to the person's size.
People of sub Saharan African descent are only recently coming out of a tribal history - a harsh, unpredictable & unstable environment. So their genetics are more closely adapted to a more natural lifestyle in regards to physical activity & diet. Historically Sub Saharan Africans had vegetable & herb based diets with maybe a few pieces of very lean insect or bush meat that they might have spent hours chasing down. Europeans have been eating gravies, lard & fried based foods for thousands of years - it stands to reason they're more adapted to such foods. Historically overly processed, fatty & fried foods are not a part of sub Saharan Africa diet, but these kinds of diets have become common in the american south & american black culture in general. Meanwhile this isn't the same with American Asians for example, who still include more traditional asian meals in their diets.

Under more natural conditions/diets African descendents aren't obese in any of the ways you describe; but they have evolved a more efficient metabolism and overall fitness due to increased selection pressure from being restricted to a lower calorie diet than lards, oils & processed foods - which when the wrong foods are eaten, the increased metabolic efficiency manifests as obesity. Evolution works on a use it or lose it principle. People of european descent have been taking advantage of a highly structuralized civilization for a long time. With increased structure comes an easier, more stable life, diet, calorie overload, etc.. With an easy stable life comes no need for as efficient a metabolism, fitness or intellect for solving problems. That's why european descendents are losing metabolic/physical efficiency, & intelligence. As society progresses to provide even more structure, stability and solve more problems in people's lives, people will evolve to be even less healthy, less efficient, lower fitness, less intellectualness, less mentally fit all around. To get an idea of what future awaits human evolution, just check out the Tuatara, the poster child of the kind of degeneration that inevitably results from too safe... too stable an environment with too much plentiful & easy calorie source.
     
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Jul 9, 2018, 06:41 AM
 
You set out to explain big butts and ended up explaining President Trump, among other things. Love it.
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Jul 9, 2018, 08:04 AM
 
I’m not sure I get the Tuatara analogy.

How exactly have they degenerated?

Decline in numbers from better competitors isn’t degeneration, at least not the way I understand the word.
     
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Jul 9, 2018, 10:11 AM
 
If they make a Spaceballs 4K, will it gross $1B?
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Jul 9, 2018, 12:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by el chupacabra View Post
As society progresses to provide even more structure, stability and solve more problems in people's lives, people will evolve to be even less healthy, less efficient, lower fitness, less intellectualness, less mentally fit all around.
How is this measured? With modern improvements in prenatal care, nutrition, and education (both quality of and access to), we (the modern world, not necessarily America) probably have the best educated populace in all of history. "Intellectualness" is a result of all other problems being solved - if you don't have to fight for your food and survival, you finally have time to sit around and ask, "Why?"
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Jul 9, 2018, 03:27 PM
 
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If they make a Spaceballs 4K, will it gross $1B?
It's all about the moichandizing.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
How is this measured? With modern improvements in prenatal care, nutrition, and education (both quality of and access to), we (the modern world, not necessarily America) probably have the best educated populace in all of history. "Intellectualness" is a result of all other problems being solved - if you don't have to fight for your food and survival, you finally have time to sit around and ask, "Why?"
But then you get persuaded to stop asking why and buy more crap and before you know it you're watching Fox News and think the Earth is flat.
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Jul 9, 2018, 05:21 PM
 
Nm. I must read betterer in the footure
     
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I got edit jacked.
     
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I still like this one.

     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’m not sure I get the Tuatara analogy.
How exactly have they degenerated?
Decline in numbers from better competitors isn’t degeneration, at least not the way I understand the word.
It's a very dumb animal. There's a famous video out there somewhere from the Life series or Wild New Zealand or something, showing a few tuataras trying to catch a weta, they fail most the time banging their head into the ground despite the weta just sitting there only a few centimeters away. I tried to post it in my previous post but couldn't find it.

Laminar How is this measured? With modern improvements in prenatal care, nutrition, and education (both quality of and access to), we (the modern world, not necessarily America) probably have the best educated populace in all of history. "Intellectualness" is a result of all other problems being solved - if you don't have to fight for your food and survival, you finally have time to sit around and ask, "Why?"
Yes, but while asking "why" might be interesting, it isn't a requirement for survival. Therefore there is no selection pressure for this optional act. The ability to work on our intelectness is a mere side effect of what used to be a required intelligence that evolved for survival, particularly to solve the most basic of problems by today's standards. Today if I'm hungry I only need to take a 15 minute trip to the store, it doesn't matter if there's a local drought, flood, or el nino; if I hear there's going to be a cold front of 2 degrees I only need to push a button on the thermostat to solve the problem then go back to watching my favorite reality show, The Apprentice or netflix. However 300 years ago if I were alone on a multi month scouting trip for my tribe in Africa (or any number of places really), I need to be able to think my way out of a bad drought, foresee where the food will migrate to, & remain level headed during times of stress. If I get injured I need to be able to solve the problem myself as there's no hospital around. That might seem more boring in modern times, but requires more intelligence than sitting around asking "why?", and my life would be dependent on solving these most basic of problems quickly.
     
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Jul 10, 2018, 03:30 PM
 
There’s evidence they used to be smarter? Where’s the degeneration?
     
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Why did Shakespeare write so much about Italians?
     
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Higher body count than writing about the English?
     
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You'd have to ask Marlowe.
     
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Why did Shakespeare write so much about Italians?
For me, the bigger question is why do high schoolers have to read about his plays and other stuff? Or at least why can’t his plays like Hamlet be at least translated into modern English? I spent 70% of my time just trying to figure out what he was saying, as opposed to actually focusing on the plot at hand.
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Jul 31, 2018, 08:32 AM
 
Shakespeare invented half the words in the English language. It does require some extra effort to decipher some of the deeper language but you don't get better playing the game on easy mode.
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PLAYER: Blood - -
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
For me, the bigger question is why do high schoolers have to read about his plays and other stuff? Or at least why can’t his plays like Hamlet be at least translated into modern English? I spent 70% of my time just trying to figure out what he was saying, as opposed to actually focusing on the plot at hand.
Why do people go to museums to look at old paintings? Why aren’t they just translated into anime and run through a snapchat filter? I spent 90% of my time just trying to figure out what Mona Lisa‘s facial expression meant, as opposed to actually focusing on the content of the image.
     
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
For me, the bigger question is why do high schoolers have to read about his plays and other stuff? Or at least why can’t his plays like Hamlet be at least translated into modern English? I spent 70% of my time just trying to figure out what he was saying, as opposed to actually focusing on the plot at hand.
Because then you would miss out on the sound and rhythm of the language, of the sense of place and time and character. You would miss half the play.
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Why do people go to museums to look at old paintings? Why aren’t they just translated into anime and run through a snapchat filter? I spent 90% of my time just trying to figure out what Mona Lisa‘s facial expression meant, as opposed to actually focusing on the content of the image.
Totally wrong analogy here.
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However brilliant Shakespeare is as literature, it’s more brilliant as an expertly staged play because that’s the medium Shakespeare was writing for.

I think you can get a 14-year-old to read a mountain of iambic pentameter that wasn’t really meant to be read in the first place because everybody’s illiterate, but I don’t start there.
     
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Because then you would miss out on the sound and rhythm of the language, of the sense of place and time and character. You would miss half the play.
Seems like a reasonable answer. I once helped a student in a foreign country who was studying at an “American high school.” She had to read Hamlet or something else written by Shakespeare and the book was totally dumbed town for the people because they weren’t native English speakers. I kind of felt cheated because I didn’t know such books existed when I was in high school (only had cliff notes which isn’t the same). My high school teacher really tested if you read the book or not but quizzing us on various trivial things in the book that the cliff notes wouldn’t cover, like how were the shoes described or what color was the blanket.
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Aug 1, 2018, 10:43 AM
 
Knowing about iambic pintameter really comes in handy around tax season.

FWIW I despised that year of English class in HS, if you don’t have a decent grasp on the English language by junior year odds are Shakespearean poetry isn’t going to make a lick of difference.

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