Curing Obesity Through Sterility

The website of the Pacific Northwest Medical Journal contains an article titled, "Curing Obesity through Sterility: California's Controversial Program Under the Microscope". According to this article San Francisco has a publicly funded program to allow obese men to get free vasectomies. The idea is to stop them breeding in order to eliminate the gene for fatness from the population. This cannot be real. I've never heard of such a program and can't imagine it getting funded. But if it's a hoax (which I assume it is), it's a curiously elaborate one. All the other articles on the site appear to be quite serious. Why go to so much trouble for one hoax article? When I did a search to find out who the website was registered to, it listed KLAF Television in Shreveport, Louisiana as the owner. That doesn't really help explain anything.

Body Manipulation

Posted on Wed Mar 30, 2005


Vampire? I'm not really sure, I was just playing around. The one where I gave him the afro just looked WAY too fake, so I didn't even save it.

Some day I'll have to play with paintshop enough that I can make the afro look convincing.

Hmm, maybe I'll play with the pic again tonight (it's 8:30 pm here) and see what I can come up with.

I'm limiting myself to mspaint because it's such a simple program, and my computer's so slow that paintshop just becomes a PITA when I use it.
Posted by Rod  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  07:39 PM maths is really dodgy. Does that mean you're 14 hours behind me? It's nearly 11am here...It's also really confusing how the date/time thing works on the whole site too. Sometimes it's in my local time, other times it's not. 😖
Posted by Smerk  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  07:56 PM
Yup, fourteen, from what I can find...

If you're where you say, and I'm where I say...

Yes, sometimes all it takes to screw up the time on this site is to refresh the screen, and I lose two hours, I'm not sure why...

Hmm. Maybe I'll give him a little makeup when I get into mspaint, or do the afro better...

Or both 😊

Hey, it's almost time for the return of Hairy!
Posted by Rod  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  08:24 PM
Maybe you could deck him out in drag? Can't wait for Hairy to get back. It seems as though he's the only one who can make Raoul go away. 😉
Posted by Smerk  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  08:43 PM
This one will have to do for now...

Damn, you can't really see the devil eyes when it's in my avatar, guess I'll have to work on that...
Posted by Rod  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  09:01 PM
Damn, between the lack of knowledge and the excess of whiskey, I can't seem to make it look right. (not that I'll stop trying, though... maybe tomorrow)

But, I googled "alex in drag" and this is what showed up...

Alex in drag

Apparently, some Alex, somewhere, likes to "dress up". And someone was nice enough to take pictures for us.... 💋
Posted by Rod  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  09:23 PM
Rod, you're going to scare everyone off the site with that avatar.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  10:00 PM
That link is scary! More scary than the avatar. :gulp:
Posted by Smerk  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  10:14 PM
You think that one's scary, Alex? You should see yourself with Don King's hair. Badly done, but still Don King's hair.

Hell, even HE looks bad with that hair.

Posted by Rod  on  Thu Mar 31, 2005  at  10:23 PM
This was put on by the guys of, a hilarious prank site. You can read a write-up about this particular prank here:
Posted by Daniel  on  Fri Apr 01, 2005  at  01:21 AM
you people suck. why are you so fat. does no one give a shit on there appearences any more. im thin and fit and get all the guys. as for you fat ass girls, stop tring to be thin. those skimmpy shirts and jean just make you look fatter. and don't think your all bad asses cause your not. fat girls are made fun of and guys only date fat girls cuz there fuckin easy to fuck!. sorry fat asses. you'll NEVER LOOK GOOD OR SKINNY. so just give up and go be fat over seas.
Posted by fordgirl  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  02:44 PM
I bet she's pro-ana. 😉
Posted by Winona  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  05:35 PM
Obesity does have some different causes, but in the US most can be related to insulin resistance/abuse. Dr. Ray Strand wrote a book called "Releasing Fat" that really describes the physical process of weight gain.

The basic idea is that high glycemic foods that spike blood sugar, inactivity, and lack of quality nutrition are the root causes of today's health epidemic.

He says that the best possible way to avoid or reverse the problem is eating low glycemic foods (closer to the source is better), 45 minutes of brisk but modest exercise, and quality nutritional supplements.

I hope this helps. 😊
Posted by Charlie  on  Tue Apr 26, 2005  at  07:30 AM
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