The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 August 2003

Coming soon: Megagrams!

Health-O-Meter, a leading manufacturer of bathroom scales (so to speak), has introduced a new product line which will record weights up to 400 lb.

With two-thirds of us overweight, at least according to the bean counters of the Nanny State and the minions of the insurance industry, who seem to think we all should look like Kate Moss after a long weekend, it was probably inevitable. The real need, I think, is for scales that read in stone, which, at least to non-British ears, might seem less accusative: "Twenty-eight stone? Doesn't sound so bad."

(Via Fark)

Posted at 2:19 PM to Dyssynergy

But you should not feel so all alone...

Posted by: McGehee at 3:39 PM on 19 August 2003

A product sorely needed as I personally know half a dozen folk who would break my 300# maximum scale :(

Posted by: ms7168 at 6:03 PM on 19 August 2003

I've mentioned this before elsewhere, but the fault lies with city planners. My city was (accidentally) so designed that driving is actually less convenient than walking, and as a result, there are far fewer obese people in Kingston. Our parking sucks! There are sharp turns and blind corners everywhere! The drivers are stressed out and insane, half of them are tipsy students and soldiers, and our busiest street is a one-way! The public transportation system moves only on the hour, and never in any useful direction!

What can you do, except...walk?

Oh, the fault also lies with fatsos who eat too much, but I think it's now a hate crime to say so.

Posted by: surlybird at 6:53 PM on 19 August 2003

Damn right. We Rotundo-Americans are now a protected class. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:03 PM on 19 August 2003