Physicians for "responsible medicine" have unveiled an ad campaignwhose only purpose seems to insult fat people, blonds, and vegans. The campaign is for eating less or no meat but you wouldn't know it from the ad they use. One man has to sit next to a rude fattie who carelessly forgets to say excuse me and deliberately barrels through to his window seat. (Quite possibly because what we didn't see was the thin man deliberately not moving his legs so the larger man can get through.) The thin man on the other aisle adverts disaster when a fattie with a ticket for that seat is turned away because this thin man is the king of the plane with the power move those horrible fatties to the back of the plane (Did PFRM forget plane seats are assigned?) He could do this because TA-DAH he has spent a whole 10 bucks to humiliate a fat person and be able to sit next to a hot blond thin vegan. (Personally I would like to sit next to the original guy who looks like he's cool and laid back). The ad ends with the slender woman yakking on about the evils of meat.
What any of this has to do with the fact that airlines like to crush as many people together as possible per flight to compensate for crappy business pratcices is beyond me. For some reason this "option" has been pushed on American Airlines. I mean does American have an all you can eat meat buffet? If they offer bacon, I may very well drop my boycott of them.
Anyway, this seems to be the intended message:
Fat people are fat because they eat meat and are too stupid to realize that meat makes you fat. I'm sure all the fat vegans and vegetarians out there might have something else to say about that.
Vegans are all thin, slender and blond and will talk your ear off. Absolutely no vegans are non-white. They especially aren't Asian or Indian.
The ad is confusing about what they are trying to push and it seems to go out of its way to stigmatized fat people.
Write them a new asshole:[email protected].
Speaking of stigmatized: Unfortunately this economy has claimed a fat positive causality, namely the wonderful store Re/Dress. The physical store closed in November, but the owner still has chic clothes available online.
For me this is bad because I have a body that fits no cookie cutter. For the most part I have to try on everything. I was in need for a dress shirt and my only option (which I thought at the time was a good one) was the Avenue. I don't have any problem admitting I've gained some middle age weight and that I'm creeping closer to size 22 (although some 20's still fit). I went to the Avenue, grabbed two blouses both 2x and 3x. I was surprised to find the 3x was tight. All the 2x and 3x clothes in my closet fit, so while I got pissed off that the Avenue was making sizes too small, I was at least used to that (another store Rainbow did the same thing). Surely they had a 4x, 24 I could wear?
No, not a one. I couldn't find a single fucking dress shirt in 4x or 24. I walked out of a store with a frilly tank top to wear under a jacket, annoyed at how even a plus size store was "sizing" me out.
What am I getting to?
Ah yeah. The fat girl's flea market, now known as the Big Fat Flea. Why the name change because guess what big handsome men? They'll be carrying men's clothes this year.
I'm fairly certain that at the flea I will find a nice dress shirt, whether it be 2x, 3x, or 4x.
So Sunday May 13th, if you live in the Tri-state area, come to the flea. If you don't, this might be a good time to visit New York City. I won't say it's a fabulous place, but on May 13 at the Big Fat Flea it will be.