Study: Sitting For Long Periods Worse For You Than Previously Thought

I'm mostly posting this for myself. I have the sort of job where one can become very sedentary indeed, if one lets himself. Which I have.

[S]cientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent. Extended sitting, they add, slows the body’s metabolism of glucose and lowers the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. Those are risk factors toward developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

“The science is still evolving, but we believe that sitting is harmful in itself,” says Dr. Toni Yancey, a professor of health services at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Yet many of us still spend long hours each day sitting in front of a computer.

The good news is that when creative capitalism is working as it should, problems open the door to opportunity.

I quoted that last line because this is the New York Times -- note all the qualifiers around the idea of capitalism working. "When" it works -- implying it frequently does not -- "as it should" -- implying it frequently fails to work as it should.

But when capitalism works as it should, you then have an article which is chiefly written to put money in the writer's pocket, highlighting one of those Big New Trends, in this case, desks designed to be stood at, allowing a treadmill to be parked beneath them.

The New York Times-- capitalism deniers.

Posted by: Ace at 01:35 PM



Comments

1 They have those new standing desks at my work. I have yet to get one. I probably should.

Posted by: Witchfinder at December 03, 2012 01:37 PM (pLTLS)

2 OK but how does sitting and drinking beer affect the human male body?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2012 01:37 PM (79ueO)

3 If I wasn't supposed to sit, I wouldn't have this big, fat butt.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 03, 2012 01:37 PM (Hx5uv)

4
A study is needed for this?

Posted by: Sharkman at December 03, 2012 01:37 PM (03IDC)

5 Yes, another study about bad health. Can't eat, can't sleep, can't sit. I guess we are all going to die.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 01:37 PM (YdQQY)

6 But owning a gun is the worst thing you can do.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 01:38 PM (YdQQY)

7 I wish them nothing but pain, misery, and failure in Obama's gloriously shitty economy. I want their business to fail, their houses to get foreclosed on, and their families to go bankrupt.

Fuck em.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at December 03, 2012 01:40 PM (++kZl)

8 NYT News Flash!!!! Lack of exercise bad for health!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 01:40 PM (da5Wo)

9 Let's sit O'Bumbles down for a long conversation on the Deficit and Hope for the best.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 03, 2012 01:41 PM (71LDo)

10 But owning a gun is the worst thing you can do.
Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 01:38 PM (YdQQY)



Hmmm. But if you shoot yourself like Plaxico Burress did, then you will be up and moving around, what with the screaming and the flailing and the rolling around.


Why does the NYT want us to shoot ourselves?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:41 PM (VtjlW)

11 Great! As I sit in a cockpit upwards of 5:37 at a time!

Posted by: Hawkerflyer at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (9jtVj)

12 Sitting and waiting patiently will be a an essential part of the skill set in Obama economy.


Pigeons will fly away if you are jumpy.

Posted by: fluffy at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (z9HTb)

13 desks create fat

fat kills

we should eliminate desks

desk control

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (Dnbau)

14 Probably not a bad idea to get up now and then.

Posted by: i am mad as hell - period at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (cgxNI)

15 It's okay to sit up to four hours if you're skinnin' the mule.

Posted by: Fritz at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (/ZZCn)

16 9 Let's sit O'Bumbles down for a long conversation on the Deficit and Hope for the best.
Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 03, 2012 01:41 PM (71LDo)

TFG is answering questions today on Twitter at 2pm. Doubtful that he'll be doing the answering though.

Posted by: RWC at December 03, 2012 01:43 PM (fWAjv)

17 I guess a poor man's desk jockey solution is a 1 hr repeating alarm reminder to get up for a few minutes.

Posted by: SamIam at December 03, 2012 01:43 PM (S09w5)

18 So I should lay down more?

Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 01:43 PM (X6akg)

19 See I don't have to worry about this shit since I just lay down completely flat. Problem solved

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2012 01:43 PM (79ueO)

20 Running or extreme exercise isn't any good either. We're all doomed. Probably even before the damn SMOD finally gets here, but after all our wealth is confiscated by these Bastards.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (71LDo)

21 Then there is an alternative school of thought that each person is allotted a certain number of heartbeats in a lifetime. Anything that speeds up the heart rate (e.g. exercise) would then be expected to actually shorten life span. Yeah, I'm going with that plan.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (1OZSU)

22 Chairs are a waste of good money. God gave us legs for a reason.

Posted by: Ebenezer Scrooge at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (QKKT0)

23 Let's sit O'Bumbles down for a long conversation on the Deficit and Hope for the best.
Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 03, 2012 01:41 PM (71LDo)

he is doing everything he can

he is eliminating desk jobs

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (Dnbau)

24 Sitting for a long period can kill me?

Sign me up.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (++kZl)

25
“The science is still evolving, but we believe..."


lulz

Posted by: soothsayer at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (jUytm)

26 Probably not a bad idea to get up now and then.
Posted by: i am mad as hell - period at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (cgxNI)



When I know I'm going to be gaming for awhile, I set an alarm for an hour so I remember to get up and move around.


Of course, this doesn't work when I do the whole, oh I'll just play through like these two quests and suddenly it's 15 hours later thing.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (VtjlW)

27 I hate standing. Why the hell would anyone want to work while standing

Posted by: alex at December 03, 2012 01:45 PM (uFY4s)

28 The ultimate in extreme sitting is those flights to Asia. 15 enforced hours on your ass seems like an eternity. I dread those.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 03, 2012 01:45 PM (QKKT0)

29 List of approved activities of the New York Times:

Yoga

Eat organic, locally-produced celery

Watch Roman Polanski films

That is all.

Posted by: Austin in TX at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (3cp3C)

30 When I know I'm going to be gaming for awhile, I set an alarm for an hour so I remember to get up and move around.





Of course, this doesn't work when I do the whole, oh I'll just play
through like these two quests and suddenly it's 15 hours later thing.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (VtjlW)


I just gotta get Kratos to defeat Poseidon and then I'll take a break........

.............

Why the hell is it dark outside????

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (da5Wo)

31
you ever eat standing up?

try it, sometime...it makes you feel like you're a horse

Posted by: soothsayer at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (jUytm)

32 Technique is everything. No slouching!

Posted by: i am mad as hell - period at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (cgxNI)

33 ...oh thank God. The latest round of circular firing squad strategic brainstorming was inspiring me to climb a bell tower with a rifle getting somewhat stale.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Trebuchet enthusiast at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (GBXon)

34 Right. I know the way to the barrel.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Trebuchet enthusiast at December 03, 2012 01:47 PM (GBXon)

35 When water is at liquid state it should be wet.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 03, 2012 01:47 PM (pPjld)

36 "Sit on it!"

Posted by: The Fonz at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (1OZSU)

37 Tell this to my wife who has painful artery problem from her years of being on her feet all day at the hospital.

Posted by: i am mad as hell - period at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (cgxNI)

38
there are two types of people in this world: those who can eat a meal while sitting at the bar, and normal people who like to sit down at a table

Posted by: soothsayer at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (jUytm)

39 26

Of course, this doesn't work when I do the whole, oh I'll just play
through like these two quests and suddenly it's 15 hours later thing.
----------
Sounds like my day yesterday.

I could stand at the console when I'm on the air, but the mic boom won't rise up that far (TWSS). Which means, unless I want to practically yell, I have to sit down. Ah, first world problems...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread really is that old at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (cVfX0)

40 Be like those Earther pussies. Sitting... sitting on a ship's bridge.

BTW, who is that babe in the gold couch covers?

Posted by: klingon warrior at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (jPVBi)

41 Well, time to get up and get away from my desk....

think I'll go have a smoke.

Posted by: RWC at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (fWAjv)

42 uuhhhhh, were they big fat persons?

Posted by: Jam Gum at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (qL20/)

43 you ever eat standing up?

try it, sometime...it makes you feel like you're a horse
Posted by: soothsayer at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (jUytm)

Well I piss standing up and I always think about a horse when I do since I am hung like....a never mind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2012 01:48 PM (79ueO)

44 34
Right. I know the way to the barrel.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Trebuchet enthusiast at December 03, 2012 01:47 PM (GBXon)


No barrel, you only screwed up your own post.

We'll just point and laugh.

Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 01:49 PM (X6akg)

45 So in order to reduce my chance of getting heart disease I have to stand for 14 out of 15 hours of the day I'm awake? Fucking seriously?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at December 03, 2012 01:49 PM (16UJh)

46 Chairless desk is the dumbest thing I have ever heard

Posted by: alex at December 03, 2012 01:49 PM (uFY4s)

47 Get a dog. Or two dogs. And don't install a doggie door. You *will* be getting up every 20 minutes.

Posted by: jakeman's Health Tip o' The Week at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (96M6e)

48
44
34

Right. I know the way to the barrel.



Posted by: Brother Cavil, Trebuchet enthusiast at December 03, 2012 01:47 PM (GBXon)


No barrel, you only screwed up your own post.

We'll just point and laugh.


Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 01:49 PM (X6akg)


There has been an increase in being sent to the barrel for just your own post. It's a 1 internetz fine either way though.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (da5Wo)

49 you ever eat standing up?

Neigh! Neigh!

Posted by: senator kerry at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (jPVBi)

50 What's this New York Times thing? I keep seeing it mentioned on Twitter. Is that like some sorta clock factory or something?

Posted by: adc at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (QRtGH)

51
Chairless desk is the dumbest thing I have ever heard

It goes perfect with Ace's computer-less computer.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (jUytm)

52 The best job I ever had was working for the aircraft manufacturer Grumman. In addition to aircraft like the F-14 and A-6 they also built the Lunar Module for the Apollo project.

A lot of the "old timers" there were veterans of the Lunar Module project and one of them told me that to speed things up and increase productivity they took all of the chairs out of the meeting rooms. The idea being if you needed to have a meeting to discuss something you got together, you discussed it, and you got back to work.

Apparently it worked very well.

Posted by: Nighthawk at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (paPv4)

53 I don't sit. I loll.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 03, 2012 01:50 PM (y5uWA)

54
I have been sitting on my ass in the hospital for the last week. I am doomed!
Going home tonite. Yay!

Laters.. Cannot do all the details from smartphone.

Posted by: chitown jerry at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (+xu7N)

55 Since this is Obama's America,just spend most of the day in bed.

Posted by: steevy at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (9XBK2)

56 [Shifts enormous gut off of keyboard]

Such bull.

[Replace gut on keyboard]

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (RD7QR)

57 Why is the MSM is embargoing coverage of the crisis in dangerous dolphin feeding practices at America's theme parks? Is Big Tuna behind this?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (QKKT0)

58 if an employer compelled use of chairless desks, how long before the OSHA and American's with Disabilities Act lawsuits start rolling?

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (Dnbau)

59 Eat while standing up and you'll think Sarah Jessica Parker is your sister.

Posted by: RWC at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (fWAjv)

60 I do high intensity circuit training 3-4 times a week, eat a sensible diet, and take a handful of vitamins and supplements every day.

Beyond that, fuck it.

Seems to work, though. I'm 41 and all my health stats are good (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc...). I can also outwork most 25 year old guys at the gym. My muscle bound, tatooed brother-in-law threw up at the last workout I took him to.

I just want to be in good health and able to defend myself. I wish my stomach were a bit trimmer, but that would require giving up beer and maybe that wouldn't even do it. At some point genetics kick in and you're up against greatly diminishing returns.

Besides, who wants to live like a goddamned monk?




Posted by: Warden at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (0DlnM)

61 The ultimate in extreme sitting is those flights to Asia. 15 enforced hours on your ass seems like an eternity. I dread those.

Yeah, but if you're on one of the Asia-based airlines, they have those surreal "in flight exercise" videos featuring lots of Asian cuties.

Posted by: jakeman at December 03, 2012 01:52 PM (96M6e)

62 No barrel, you only screwed up your own post.

Eh, I jumped in with a closer before it could spread. I'll take the fine, my stockpile's good...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Trebuchet enthusiast at December 03, 2012 01:52 PM (GBXon)

63 The New York Times-- Der Stürmer of anti-Buddhism.

I've sat all day every day for work for about ten years straight now, and I don't have any of that sedentary-lardass stuff happening to me, because every half hour or so I get up and have a cigarette, pace madly, and shake my fists at the heavens.

Posted by: oblig. at December 03, 2012 01:52 PM (cePv8)

64

OCCUPY CHAIRS!


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 01:52 PM (XkWWK)

65 Does this mean I should only fap standing? Or does the increased heart rate cancel out the problem in that situation?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 03, 2012 01:52 PM (tf9Ne)

66 So I should lay down more?


Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 01:43 PM (X6akg)


Yes. As much as possible without your ankles behind your ears.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (QKKT0)

67 does this apply if the sitter is pantless?

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (Dnbau)

68 STAND UP AND JOG IN PLACE!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (GVxQo)

69 Nighthawk- I agree. Whenever I can, I schedule meetings in rooms without chairs. The meetings are more focused and much faster. Less "war stories" and other bullshit.

Posted by: i am mad as hell - period at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (cgxNI)

70 I admit, I'm a sedentary creature. I'd love to get outside and walk more, but then my ridiculous fear of dogs comes into play. I've had enough bad experiences with unleashed, unfenced dogs that I'm just not willing to tempt fate anymore. And as for the gym - no. First off, there's no gymn near where I live, and secondly, no.

My boss actually has a stand-only desk, which she requested because she hates sitting and being immobile. It doesn't have a treadmill, but she prefers it mightily to a standard desk.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:54 PM (4df7R)

71 Sitting.

Now sitting is bad.

Sitting.


Posted by: eleven at December 03, 2012 01:54 PM (KXm42)

72 Everything...
Gives you cancer.

Posted by: Joe Jackson at December 03, 2012 01:54 PM (96M6e)

73
66
So I should lay down more?




Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 01:43 PM (X6akg)

--------------------

Yes. As much as possible without your ankles behind your ears.


Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (QKKT0)


Fixed!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (da5Wo)

74 How about leaning against the jukebox? Is that okay?

Posted by: The Fonz at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (QKKT0)

75 Nighthawk- I agree. Whenever I can, I schedule meetings in rooms without chairs. The meetings are more focused and much faster. Less "war stories" and other bullshit.
Posted by: i am mad as hell - period at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (cgxNI)

Yes, I've done it on a number of projects and it really helps to keep people focused.

Posted by: Nighthawk at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (paPv4)

76 Forget adult workers, what annoys me is that we have progressives who simultaniously howl about the dangers of childhood obesity while at the same time eliminating recess and extending the school day and year.

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (3x3F6)

77 lets face it. We are all gonna die. Sometime

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (Dnbau)

78 Sitting BULL!

Posted by: elevenwing plover at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (KXm42)

79 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 01:56 PM (5DR1j)

80 If you wrinkle the NYT enough times, it becomes very soft and supple. I like to use it to wipe my ass when I'm hunting in the woods.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 01:56 PM (UK9cE)

81 Study: Sitting For Long Periods Worse For You Than Previously Thought


Crap. That's all I do.

Posted by: The Shakyamuni Buddha at December 03, 2012 01:56 PM (QKKT0)

82 45 fuck those "scientists"

Posted by: alex at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (uFY4s)

83 My boss actually has a stand-only desk, which she requested because she hates sitting and being immobile. It doesn't have a treadmill, but she prefers it mightily to a standard desk.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:54 PM (4df7R)

If she's a liberal you can get her head to explode by telling her that she shares the preference for a standing desk with former SecDef Donald Rumsfeld.

Posted by: Nighthawk at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (paPv4)

84 Ban chairs. Especially those variable position, reclining ones.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (5DR1j)

85


I am in favor of standing...



...Standing leftists up against a wall, IYKWIMAITYD


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (XkWWK)

86
49you ever eat standing up?



Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat daisies!

Posted by: Sarrah Jessica Parker at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (pPjld)

87 I just gotta get Kratos to defeat Poseidon and then I'll take a break........

.............

Why the hell is it dark outside????
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (da5Wo)



Obligatory - http://youtu.be/t6W1hWdmKZo

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (VtjlW)

88
81Study: Sitting For Long Periods Worse For You Than Previously Thought



Huh?

Posted by: Stephen Hawking at December 03, 2012 01:59 PM (pPjld)

89 while at the same time eliminating recess and extending the school day and year.
Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 01:55 PM (3x3F6)


They only do that because EEEEEVIL republicans want to force the teachers to work for bread crumbs and moldy cheese, which doesn't provide enough funding for playground equipment and supervision. If we just gave the schools more MONEY then they could bring back everything they've had to cut AND our children would be brilliant!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:59 PM (4df7R)

90 Thanksgiving, 2011, I had just returned from Afghanistan and was staying in a hotel until I could find a place to live. I went out at 6am on Friday, bough an XBox and a copy of Skyrim, and went back to the hotel and had the game started by 8am. The next thing I knew it was 5am on Saturday and I had no idea where all the time went.

Damn I miss doing that.

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 02:00 PM (3x3F6)

91 i thought it was ivy

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 02:00 PM (GVxQo)

92 I think it's important to stay in shape, especially when you have kids. I don't ever want to be limited by my own lazy, fat-ass lethargy.

But at a certain point, all these studies are demotivating I think. Seems to me a lot of people just throw up their hands and say, "Fuck it. Everything I do is bad. I can't win."

I say keep it simple: Exercise and cut out fast food and processed food. Eat more veggies and limit carbs. Work HARD at the gym. Don't go there and fuck around for 2 hours.

There are no miracle solutions and some people struggle with their weight even when in shape ... but it's still good for your health and productivity to be in shape even if your body doesn't look perfect.

Posted by: Warden at December 03, 2012 02:00 PM (0DlnM)

93 Cokie Roberts is the ill-begotten daughter of Hale Boggs, BTW , in re the previous thread


Hale was a barrel of laughs; his daughter is a commie hag and a drunk who sits for long periods

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 03, 2012 02:01 PM (Dll6b)

94 You know it's bad when you don't know if it's evening dark or early morning dark.

Posted by: elevenwing plover at December 03, 2012 02:01 PM (KXm42)

95 The United States Chair and Desk Industries are the new KKK!!!!

Posted by: Jason Whitlock at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (5DR1j)

96 There are no miracle solutions and some people struggle with their weight even when in shape ... but it's still good for your health and productivity to be in shape even if your body doesn't look perfect.

Focus on improving skills and abilities, not on your waistline. If you can run two miles at a 8 min/mile pace, do ten pull ups, etc, then having a bit of extra padding isn't going to matter.

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (3x3F6)

97 Yeah, cause running is really, really good for you!!!

Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (1OZSU)

98 From Reuters home page:

"Manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in November to its lowest level in more than three years"

I wonder what happened in November to unexpectedly cause this to happen.
Anyone? I'm stumped.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (HDgX3)

99 I sit for long periods on a booster seat.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (wIgpo)

100


Obligatory - http://youtu.be/t6W1hWdmKZo



Ahhh Penny....

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (GQ8sn)

101 Besides, who wants to live like a goddamned monk?






Posted by: Warden at December 03, 2012 01:51 PM (0DlnM)






The best beer varieties in the world have monastic ancestry, y'know.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (TIIx5)

102 LIB is not necessary; It's already on fire.


hence..............WIB -- watch it burn. Marshmellows optional

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (Dll6b)

103 But at a certain point, all these studies are demotivating I think. Seems to me a lot of people just throw up their hands and say, "Fuck it. Everything I do is bad. I can't win."


Bingo.


My not a diet was going well until last week when work and life both became stupid and I said fuck it and ate what I wanted. Here's the thing about the not a diet though. I didn't actually eat that much more because I'm not telling myself I can't have something and thus making me crave it, I'm just reminding myself that I can't have all of it. It's amazing how knowing that I can have that ice cream if I want it means that I don't want it as much.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (VtjlW)

104 This post is racist. It harkens back to the "shiftless and lazy" stereotype of Black Men. "Sitting" is a dogwhistle for "black."

Posted by: James Clyburn at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (5DR1j)

105 I unexpectedly shot a man in Reno--just to watch him unexpectedly die

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 03, 2012 02:04 PM (Dll6b)

106 There's also a causality issue.
People who sit more often do so because they are in worse health to begin with.

It's like the studies that showed that people who take multivitamins tend to be sicker than those who don't.

That's because somebody starts feeling bad and they think, maybe I just need more vitamins.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 03, 2012 02:05 PM (ZPrif)

107
[The best beer varieties in the world have monastic ancestry, y'know.]

Touche

Rochfort 10 is heaven in a glass.

Posted by: Warden at December 03, 2012 02:05 PM (0DlnM)

108 Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 03, 2012 02:04 PM

I'm guessing that, at the very least, he didn't expect it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:05 PM (5DR1j)

109 Obligatory - http://youtu.be/t6W1hWdmKZo

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:57 PM (VtjlW)


1) That's damn funny.

2) The fact that it's subtitled in Japanese is......very AtC.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:06 PM (da5Wo)

110 Sitting...it's become a health hazard now? This is what political correctness has brought us to.

Given a long enough tmescale, eventually, everyone's life expectancy drops to zero....

Posted by: Tony253 at December 03, 2012 02:06 PM (11pf8)

111 What do you want to bet these "scientists" received money from the Obama administration and this is just an effort to advance the First "Lady"'s Let's Move objective.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 02:06 PM (UK9cE)

112 102 LIB is not necessary; It's already on fire.hence..............WIB -- watch it burn. Marshmellows optional
Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (Dll6b)


++

Like hey man, you're marshing my mellow...

Posted by: Hippy Potamus at December 03, 2012 02:06 PM (1OZSU)

113 I just want to clear one thing up that gets said a lot.Akin was NOT a Tea Party candidate.

Posted by: steevy at December 03, 2012 02:06 PM (9XBK2)

114 But at a certain point, all these studies are demotivating I think.
Seems to me a lot of people just throw up their hands and say, "Fuck it.
Everything I do is bad. I can't win."

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Yep. Every day a new study comes out that something you do will kill you. Now ever sitting down kills you? What's next, breathing? Oh wait, that already kills you because of all the ozone in the air. Might as well just abort every fetus out there and save them the pain of living even 1 second.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (HDgX3)

115 Woah. I gotta sit down.

Posted by: Truman North at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (I2LwF)

116 Yeah, cause running is really, really good for you!!!

Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (1OZSU)







Proof that God has a sense of humor.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (TIIx5)

117 Sleeping whilst standing gives me the wind. WEEEE!

Posted by: Jon Cary-Heintz-Minh on his Costas-approved Smurfbored at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (rzTDZ)

118 Get and go for a little stroll about the office. Works for me.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - cloudy day... at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (hLRSq)

119 The White House ‏@whitehouse
hey guys - this is barack. ready to answer your questions on fiscal cliff & #my2k. Let's get started. -bo
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Do you prefer SCOAMF or TFG?

Also, fuck you.

Posted by: RWC at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (fWAjv)

120 [iIt's amazing how knowing that I can have that ice cream if I want it means that I don't want it as much.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (VtjlW)
This. This works amazingly well for me, too, to prevent me from going on regular binges of cake and ice cream. Just the knowledge that I can have something -- that it's available should I really want it -- is enough to stave off most cravings for me. "Do I really want that Coke? Or should I save it for another time when i might REALLY want a Coke? Right now I think I'd do okay with a glass of cranberry juice instead."

I once had a Kit-Kat bar that I was saving for a rainy day for three years.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 02:08 PM (4df7R)

121 I'm guessing that, at the very least, he didn't expect it.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:05 PM (5DR1j)






Me either.

Posted by: The Spanish Inquisition at December 03, 2012 02:08 PM (TIIx5)

122 106
There's also a causality issue.

People who sit more often do so because they are in worse health to begin with.



It's like the studies that showed that people who take multivitamins tend to be sicker than those who don't.



That's because somebody starts feeling bad and they think, maybe I just need more vitamins.

___________________________
No thinking or questioning is allowed when a "study" comes out. You just accept it as is. What are you some kind of right lunatic who denies science?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 03, 2012 02:09 PM (HDgX3)

123 OT: Anyone know anything about cigars? A catalog came in the mail for my son (who doesn't live here anymore) and it gave me the idea of a Christmas gift for him but I know zip about them. There seem to be a lot of cigars from Nicaragua in the catalog....are those any good?

Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 02:09 PM (X6akg)

124 Obama's campaign sites are still taking donations.Against the law I believe but why not?He won.

Posted by: steevy at December 03, 2012 02:10 PM (9XBK2)

125 There's also a causality issue.
People who sit more often do so because they are in worse health to begin with.

good thought. Results depend on who you are asking. My mom (emphysema) and MIL (mini strokes) both sit all day. They are not too healthy. They are not unhealthy because they sit, they sit because they are unhealthy. They didn't before.

My hubbys Aunt participate in these studies all the time. They pay her. Its one step above selling your plasma. She totally makes up responses. She is a total deadbeat

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 02:10 PM (Dnbau)

126 :::NYT News Flash!!!! Lack of exercise bad for health!!!
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 01:40 PM (da5Wo):::

Just wait until the resident fitness experts come in to tell you that exercise and caloric intake have no bearing on your fatassery.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 02:10 PM (+yYvY)

127 My job entails me to sit for long periods of time. Am I going to die?

Posted by: Soona at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (YRq5F)

128 OT



Well, looks like today's the day. The day where I go spend too much money on something just because it's shiny and the wife and I want it. Yes, I know the Horde is going to be oh so supportive of the decision and explain, in great detail, all the reasons why the decision is fine.


The wife's phone is pretty much dead. Seeing as how we don't have a landline and she watches kids out of the house for some extra income, this is a problem.



Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (da5Wo)

129 STAND UP AND JOG IN PLACE!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 01:53 PM (GVxQo)



*remains seated*You didn't say "Simon Says!"

Posted by: NC Ref at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (dVJLS)

130 I wonder if babysitters are aware of this danger ?

Posted by: seamrog at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (m5+nh)

131 127 My job entails me to sit for long periods of time. Am I going to die?
Posted by: Soona at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (YRq5F)

*****

Yes. Probably soona than later!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (1OZSU)

132 Just wait until the resident fitness experts come in
to tell you that exercise and caloric intake have no bearing on your
fatassery.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 02:10 PM (+yYvY)



Excuse you, my ass looks pretty damn good. It's my gut that's the problem.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (da5Wo)

133 2) The fact that it's subtitled in Japanese is......very AtC.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:06 PM (da5Wo)



No, no, no, that would be Korean. I will admit to being surprised that the clip didn't have extra bonus tentacles.


I once had a Kit-Kat bar that I was saving for a rainy day for three years.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 02:08 PM (4df7R)



I no longer get a large chocolate rabbit in my Easter basket because I would not eat it but put it in the freezer and then the next year would throw that one out and replace it with the new one. Mommy finally asked me why I didn't eat it and I explained all earnest that if I ate it then it would be gone! Mommy stared at me and announced that was it, no more bunnies for me.


Mommy can be mean.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (VtjlW)

134 Yeah, the other thing is the media portrayal of what your body SHOULD look like also demotivates people--and not just women.

When I see all these ripped up, six pack ab-o-riffic middle age athletes I try to remember that 1) Exercise is their job and 2) Most are on steroids, HGH or testosterone.

Very few middle aged men can have a hugely muscular build while being cut up and vascular at the same time. You could cut weight down to that like wrestlers , bodybuilders, or MMA fighters, but you can't stay that way.

In fact, I look at some of the MMA guys between fights and a lot of them don't look much different than me -- muscular with a layer of water and fat on top. Doesn't mean they're not in phenomenal shape, though.

Posted by: Warden at December 03, 2012 02:13 PM (0DlnM)

135 116
Yeah, cause running is really, really good for you!!!



Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (1OZSU)



Proof that God has a sense of humor.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2012 02:07 PM (TIIx5)

Why is that funny?

Posted by: Euell Gibbons at December 03, 2012 02:13 PM (RD7QR)

136 Yes. Probably soona than later!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (1OZSU)



You deserve the barrel for that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:13 PM (da5Wo)

137 Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (da5Wo)


So long as the pair of you don't turn into Apple snobs, I'll forgive you. But if you start growing a hipster beard (or worse, your wife does), you're dead to the Horde.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 02:13 PM (4df7R)

138 Sitting is the best thing I do. It's all I've got, talent-wise. Shit.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 03, 2012 02:13 PM (BAS5M)

139
Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 02:09 PM (X6akg)

Tami, if your son is into cigars, you can always drop by a local cigar shop and ask them. If not, then look online at some of the larger retailers. They'll usually have sampler packs that aren't too expensive and make a nice gift.

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (3x3F6)

140 Yeah, cause running is really, really good for you!!!



Posted by: Zombie Jim Fixx at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (1OZSU)



Piker....

Posted by: Zombie Jack Lalanne at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (UK9cE)

141 Get off my fat ass

Posted by: Cricket at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (DrC22)

142 There seem to be a lot of cigars from Nicaragua in the catalog....are those any good?

It depends; that's like asking if wine from California is good. There are good cigars made in Nicaragua though. Also, some not so good ones.

I tend to prefer Honduran cigars, but the same caveat applies. A good Nicaraguan cigar is better than a bad Honduran.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (SY2Kh)

143 No, no, no, that would be Korean.

Not Korean. Chinese.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:15 PM (GQ8sn)

144 The White House ‏@whitehouse

hey guys - this is barack. ready to answer your questions on fiscal cliff #my2k. Let's get started. -bo

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That's a pretty awesome dog they have. I mean, it can tweet and all that. That's fucking amazing!!!

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 02:15 PM (UK9cE)

145 plastic surgery and photo shop have given ordinary people very unrealistic ideas about what a normal body looks like, even if fit

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 02:15 PM (Dnbau)

146 19 See I don't have to worry about this shit since I just lay down completely flat. Problem solved

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I just flashed on an image of my dentist lying prone on a robot arm that allows him to swoop around the chair in which I'm lying, terrified.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 03, 2012 02:16 PM (NmR1a)

147 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (VtjlW)




I'm a Type 1 diabetic, so chocolate bunnies were a no-no. My grandmother, trying to be nice, bought me a sugar free chocolate bunny. Which I ate in a single sitting. Do you know what happens when you eat that much crappy artificial sweetener? Sad thing is, it took the same thing happening every year for several years before she finally stopped buying me a bunny.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:16 PM (da5Wo)

148 Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (da5Wo)



I'm really impressed by your ability to type what with the lobotomy and all.


Dude. I doubt the Horde will blame you if you are simply obeying She Who Must Be Obeyed. I mean, you're a Moron, not stupid.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:16 PM (VtjlW)

149 Do you know what happens when you eat that much crappy artificial sweetener?

Same thing with Mexican tap water?

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:17 PM (GQ8sn)

150 The wife's phone is pretty much dead. Seeing as how
we don't have a landline and she watches kids out of the house for some
extra income, this is a problem.



Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (da5Wo)

It's all downhill into dangerous hipsterism for you two now. If she starts wearing cats eye glasses and plaid shorts and buys you a funky hat, well, don't blame me.

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 02:17 PM (RD7QR)

151 Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (da5Wo)



You'll be SOOORRRRYYYYYYYY!!!!!

Posted by: Glum at December 03, 2012 02:18 PM (UK9cE)

152 113 Very true, He was (is?) MO establishment GOP all the way.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 03, 2012 02:18 PM (wbeNt)

153 So long as the pair of you don't turn into Apple snobs, I'll forgive
you. But if you start growing a hipster beard (or worse, your wife
does), you're dead to the Horde.





I'll admit to becoming a huge fan of Apple products, but I view hippies the same way Cartman does.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:18 PM (da5Wo)

154 Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.

Just don't start camping out in front of the Apple store next spring when the iPhone 6 Type R comes out.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:18 PM (GQ8sn)

155 If I sit, I die soon.
If I run, I blow out my knees and have to use a walker/wheelchair.

Hmmm....touch choice.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 03, 2012 02:18 PM (HDgX3)

156 Just don't start camping out in front of the Apple store next spring when the iPhone 6 Type R comes out.

What is it's 0 - 60 mph time?

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (BAS5M)

157 91 i thought it was ivy

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a kiddly divy too, wooden shoe

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (FzhYM)

158 Just don't start camping out in front of the Apple store next spring when the iPhone 6 Type R comes out.


Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:18 PM (GQ8sn)


Fuck that noise. I'm not even buying 5's. 4S's are the choice. And the only reason I'm buying those is because the wife and I want to be able to curse at each other via Siri.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (da5Wo)

159 2
OK but how does sitting and drinking beer affect the human male body?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2012 01:37 PM (79ueO)

It makes fat women look good.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (wR+pz)

160 Yes. Probably soona than later! Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (1OZSU) You deserve the barrel for that.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:13 PM (da5Wo)


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No barrel. I'm flexible. It won't make any difference anyhow. Dec. 21st is almost here.

Posted by: Soona at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (YRq5F)

161 Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (3x3F6)



Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (SY2Kh)



Ok, thanks. Maybe I will visit a cigar shop.

Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (X6akg)

162 sitting and waiting for help in Benghazi will kill you

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (Dnbau)

163 Excuse you, my ass looks pretty damn good. It's my gut that's the problem.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:12 PM (da5Wo)

_____

And that's why he's the King

Posted by: Cricket at December 03, 2012 02:21 PM (DrC22)

164

After the crash, we will all be getting lots of exercise.

We'll be doing lots of labor intensive things, like...lugging water to our underground bunkers...
Boiling water for baths.
Growing our own food.
Boiling shit-rags after our stashes of toilet paper runs out.

So, until then...we may as well enjoy our sedentary lifestyles as much as possible.

Posted by: wheatie at December 03, 2012 02:22 PM (CM59X)

165 plastic surgery and photo shop have given ordinary people very unrealistic ideas about what a normal body looks like, even if fit
Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 02:15 PM (Dnbau)



One of the best lines in recent movies is Emma Stone yelling at Ryan Phillipe it's like you're photoshopped! Also the take off your dress, no not with all that going on.


http://youtu.be/ay9QMnrLWTo (NSFW since bad word)

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:22 PM (VtjlW)

166 A few of the problems of sitting at a computer are hemorrhoids and back problems

A chair with lumbar support helps the back, and for the roids some Preparation H helps.

Preparation H cannot be used by MSM journalists however, it causes them to disappear completely

As for the other things, it's getting up to get some exercise done now and then, just like those who watch TV all the time

Yet journalists never tell you to stop watching so much TV ..... I wonder why ..

Posted by: kbdabear at December 03, 2012 02:23 PM (wwsoB)

167 It's important to remember that most medical studies are false. Really. Ironically there are studies that show that ... most medical studies are false.

Why?

1. Bad statistics. Stats is really hard. Subtlely hard. Most researchers don't really understand stats. They just plug and play with their stats software. They are unable to spot their own errors.
2. Bad experimental design. Also very hard.
3. Publishing bias. Nobody publishes negative results. They just throw them away. And nobody tries to replicate results from other researchers. You don't get tenure by replicating results of other, better researchers. Novel results are the coin of the realm.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 03, 2012 02:23 PM (ZPrif)

168 Today, I switch to Verizon and buy iPhones.

Contracts are for suckers.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:23 PM (5DR1j)

169 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:03 PM (VtjlW)

Yeah...whatever.

It makes perfect sense except that you are a Glock owner (nice of you to hide that for so long) and therefore incapable of higher-order thinking.

This is a pistol:

http://tinyurl.com/cytjewz

Or even this:

http://tinyurl.com/d42vwfs

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2012 02:24 PM (GsoHv)

170 Chairless desk is the dumbest thing I have ever heard

It goes perfect with Ace's computer-less computer.


And content-less content threads.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 03, 2012 02:24 PM (zF6Iw)

171 The findings of this new study doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by: seamrog at December 03, 2012 02:24 PM (m5+nh)

172 This. This works amazingly well for me, too, to prevent me from going on
regular binges of cake and ice cream. Just the knowledge that I can
have something -- that it's available should I really want it -- is
enough to stave off most cravings for me. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the
Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 02:08 PM (4df7R)

That works for me too. I do not know what it says about my mental health, but, if it is there, I can ignore it. If not, I obsess.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at December 03, 2012 02:25 PM (kXoT0)

173 And that's why he's the King

Posted by: Cricket at December 03, 2012 02:21 PM (DrC22)



I'm the King?

I'm the King! I'm the King!

*dancing around and yelling King Julian style*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:26 PM (da5Wo)

174 My fans on Twitter told me that I'm not fat, I'm just short for my weight

So I'm going out shopping for six inch heels so my height will match my weight

I'm always thinking !!!!

Posted by: Meghan McCain at December 03, 2012 02:26 PM (wwsoB)

175 I just conducted a study and concluded that Rick Majerus looked like Honey Boo Boo's mom.

Posted by: elliot m at December 03, 2012 02:26 PM (zPich)

176 1. Bad statistics. Stats is really hard. Subtlely hard. Most researchers
don't really understand stats. They just plug and play with their stats
software. They are unable to spot their own errors.

2. Bad experimental design. Also very hard.

3. Publishing bias. Nobody publishes negative results. They just
throw them away. And nobody tries to replicate results from other
researchers. You don't get tenure by replicating results of other,
better researchers. Novel results are the coin of the realm.


Plus going in they expected to find sitting was bad. So guess what?

Sitting bad.


Or maybe you covered that. I don't know. Leave me alone.

Posted by: eleven at December 03, 2012 02:26 PM (KXm42)

177 I'm the King! I'm the King!

Yeah, the king of posting to Ace of Spades.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:27 PM (5DR1j)

178 Since we're well over 150 comments, I think it's safe to go OT:

Japanese scientists develop humanoid to keep astronauts company...
LINK at the UK Telegraph: http://tiny.cc/am9qow


I love the Japanese. Really, I do. But if they spent half so much time focused on making babies as they do making robots, they might not be facing extinction right now.

Though I love that the concept drawings look like a mix between Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. Oh, Japan.

And maybe I'm just stupid, but... don't astronauts on the international space station have, you know, OTHER astronauts to talk to?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 02:27 PM (4df7R)

179 One of the best lines in recent movies is Emma Stone yelling at Ryan Phillipe it's like you're photoshopped!


Ryan Gosling.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:27 PM (GQ8sn)

180 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 02:22 PM (VtjlW)

I think that was Ryan Gosling. Good movie. Another chick flick I liked.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2012 02:27 PM (m2CN7)

181 Yeah, the king of posting to Ace of Spades.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:27 PM (5DR1j)


Your words. They hurt.


And after all the pimping I've done for your non-existent blog.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:28 PM (da5Wo)

182
The article is absolutely correct and I have the proof.

My TV just sat on the table for twelve years straight, never taking a walk or getting any exercise. Then it suddenly died a few days ago.

I wonder how long my TV would've lasted if I took it for walks.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 03, 2012 02:28 PM (tOkJB)

183 That works for me too. I do not know what it says about my mental health, but, if it is there, I can ignore it. If not, I obsess.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at December 03, 2012 02:25 PM (kXoT0)


If I go anywhere without a water bottle, I'm instantly thirsty.

Like clockwork.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 02:28 PM (4df7R)

184 Your words. They hurt.

The only royalty allowed here is AtC.

The rest of us just kibitz from the sidelines.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:28 PM (5DR1j)

185 Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:27 PM (GQ8sn)

At least I'm not the only guy to have to give up his man card. You're a guy right EC?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2012 02:29 PM (m2CN7)

186 O/T Fitch ratings says that if we cut spending and raise revenue that will be bad and cause a credit down grade. So TFG is right, all we have to do is eliminate the debt ceiling and tax the rich and we will have nirvana

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 03, 2012 02:29 PM (R8hU8)

187 They may have something there. I sat and watched the Bears game yesterday and felt really bad by the end of it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 02:29 PM (1Jaio)

188 127
My job entails me to sit for long periods of time. Am I going to die?

Posted by: Soona at December 03, 2012 02:11 PM (YRq5F)


Yes, in Eighteen days. Have a nice day.

Posted by: The Mayans at December 03, 2012 02:29 PM (wR+pz)

189 169 -

All that rich Corinthian leather appears to be too much for my budget...just so you can say you went to Jarrett's...

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 02:30 PM (TOk1P)

190 The only royalty allowed here is AtC.

The rest of us just kibitz from the sidelines.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:28 PM (5DR1j)



Really? Cause I coulda sworn I saw some people floating around that qualify as Prince Alberts....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:30 PM (da5Wo)

191 "Just wait until the resident fitness experts come in to tell you that exercise and caloric intake have no bearing on your fatassery."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 02:10 PM (+yYvY)

Fuck 'em.

God put good food on this earth so we could take pleasure in his works.

Rejecting that idea is an affront to God and will get you in big trouble.

But God also put running shoes and elliptical trainers on earth, and the same rules apply.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2012 02:30 PM (GsoHv)

192 At least I'm not the only guy to have to give up his man card. You're a guy right EC?

I only know because I saw that movie on a plane ride. Emma Stone is pretty, but Marisa Tomei was bonerific.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:30 PM (GQ8sn)

193 Really? Cause I coulda sworn I saw some people floating around that qualify as Prince Alberts....

Touche.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 02:30 PM (5DR1j)

194
They may have something there. I sat and watched the Bears game yesterday and felt really bad by the end of it


I completely ignored the Raider game and I still felt bad. Cause I knew.

Posted by: eleven at December 03, 2012 02:31 PM (KXm42)

195 Rush says it best. Anyone can create official looking websites or heading paper and write whatever their own personal agenda desires. It's how medical journalism is done nowdays. They know that all they have to do is send their letters or links to the MFM to assure wide dissemination.

The MFM believes everything anti-work or pro-green.

Posted by: Soona at December 03, 2012 02:32 PM (YRq5F)

196 we're getting a credit down grade no matter what

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 02:32 PM (Dnbau)

197 They may have something there. I sat and watched the Bears game yesterday and felt really bad by the end of it

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I completely ignored the Raider game and I still felt bad. Cause I knew.





Pussies

Posted by: Jags Fan at December 03, 2012 02:32 PM (da5Wo)

198 I only know because I saw that movie on a plane ride. Emma Stone is pretty, but Marisa Tomei was bonerific.
Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:30 PM (GQ8sn)

You definitely need to watch the movie Before the Devil Knows Your're Dead.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2012 02:32 PM (m2CN7)

199 Things you see sitting at the computer;

Bob and OJ

http://tinyurl.com/cotnyr9

Posted by: Meghan McCain at December 03, 2012 02:33 PM (wwsoB)

200 iPhones are for homos.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 02:33 PM (+yYvY)

201 Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2012 02:32 PM (m2CN7)

You beat me to it.

She is absolutely smokin' hot...and mostly naked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2012 02:34 PM (GsoHv)

202 Contracts are for suckers.

I can't speak for Iphones but as a former long-suffering Comcast customer, Verizon FIOS is a near orgasmic experience. Yeah, I signed a two year contract and I get ~150 tv stations for 25.00/month, 15/5 Internets for 25.00/month, and unlimited telephone for 25.00/month. I get all those tv stations in crystal clear clarity and about 1/3rd in HD, burpless internet, and pay the telephone only because I like making outgoing calls on my phone and can hear a pin drop in the background of the person I'm listening to. I don't accept incoming calls because... just because.

Comcast let me suffer for years with reception that looked like someone had shat on wax paper, then glued it to my screen. No matter how many times I called and bitched Mr. John Doe in New Delhi didn't do squat about the problem.

Get FIOS, or demand they bring it into your neighborhood. Even third world countries have it, and we're... never mind.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 02:35 PM (feFL6)

203 Warren,

You are right about getting ripped. You have to get down to 7-10% body fat. Tough to do. I've seen 14% and was working my ass off, still not ripped.

You want to get ripped, you got to stop drinking and start taking a lot of protein. ANY alcohol will slow down fat metabolism and fuck you up.

Alcohol goes to the front of the line for processing in your liver, so fat has to wait till Mr Alcohol has left the building. It sucks.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at December 03, 2012 02:35 PM (wR+pz)

204 Mark Sanchez sat down yesterday and he felt really, really bad

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 02:35 PM (Dnbau)

205
iPhones are for homos.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 02:33 PM (+yYvY)



So are podcasts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 02:36 PM (da5Wo)

206 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 02:33 PM (+yYvY)

I just caved and got a smart phone. But I'll be damned if I was going to get a hipster-douchebag-new-age faggot phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is much faster than my wife's iPhone, with a much better screen.

The only downside is that when we have drinks with my niece and her boyfriend (both of whom have iPhones) they try to make fun of me. Then I point out that I could leave the bar with my credit card and they are welcome to pay the tab.

They shut up.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2012 02:37 PM (GsoHv)

207 "“The science is still evolving, but we believe that sitting is harmful in itself,” says Dr. Toni Yancey, a professor of health services at the University of California, Los Angeles."

Well, no. Obviously sitting is not "harmful in itself", even by the findings of this study. It merely contributes to certain metabolic shifts which are one of many risk factors for certain health issues.

Maybe there's something to this, maybe not. Lately we've been subjected to "studies" which find perfectly innocuous things like bread and sugar are terribly, horribly bad for you. It's possible that today's nutritionists and sundry other health professionals have uniquely brilliant insights that have escaped humanity for millennial. But I see no evidence that that's true.



Posted by: GalosGann at December 03, 2012 02:38 PM (T3KlW)

208 Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 02:35 PM (feFL6)

I have Cablevision's Optimum service. It's fast and robust, and the signal is clean, but the interface is about as good as this blog.

For instance, the cable box remote can't control the TV if I use an HDMI connection.

That is some kind of impressive engineering.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 03, 2012 02:40 PM (GsoHv)

209 So are podcasts.

They are called "Bourboncasts".

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 02:40 PM (GQ8sn)

210 Hell, I know who Ryan Gosling is and I have an I-phone. I'm going all metro sexual and I didn't even know it.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2012 02:42 PM (m2CN7)

211 I'm a programmer and I alternate between my standing desk and a very comfortable and ergonomic office chair.

Posted by: Jason at December 03, 2012 02:42 PM (YQ1l7)

212 If it wasn't cold, rainy, and after getting home from work, DARK, then I could go ride my bicycle like I used to every other day during the warm months.

"Contracts are for suckers."

That's why I signed up with T-Mobile. I already had an unlocked GSM phone and all I needed was a SIM and no-contract individual plans were (and are) available.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at December 03, 2012 02:46 PM (vd7A8)

213 That is some kind of impressive engineering.

I think with Comcast people fall into 'battered wife syndrome' -- they don't want to leave the devil they know for the unknown. My FIOS is so good I'm gonna get a slingbox for my son for Christmas, hook it to one of my digital converters, and he can dump his 150/month dish and get 1080 HD leeching my connection from any one of his toys and I'll never notice the difference.

I'm consistently sparse with praise -- I think it comes with conservatism, but Verizon is the way to go. Like I said, third world countries are more advanced in penetration of fiber optic then we are. It's not just good, it's amazing.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 02:50 PM (feFL6)

214 Oh, please. People have been sitting forever.

Posted by: Kensington at December 03, 2012 02:53 PM (H84UO)

215 Some Adam Ant 'Goody Two Shoes'
http://youtu.be/o41A91X5pns

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 03:00 PM (osh8D)

216 As God as my witness, I would rather die sitting on my @ss, rather than being one of those freaks in spandex shorts, running 5 freaking miles every day and taking their blood pressure constantly.

You know, the ones who eat organic foods and die super young.

Posted by: shibumi at December 03, 2012 03:36 PM (z63Tr)

217 My understanding is that Verizon isn'trolling outFIOS in any more new markets. It isn't making the money they wanted. So if you have it consider yourself lucky.

Posted by: JPS at December 03, 2012 03:46 PM (aY76I)

218 I always preferred walking around the building to other offices and floors and deal with people face-to-face rather than staying in the cubicle all day doing the same over the phone.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 03, 2012 03:54 PM (EPuMJ)

219 I would happily accept several mil in grant money to study the complicity of the TV remote in this national health crisis.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at December 03, 2012 04:10 PM (qwK3S)

220 FWIW, I made a standing desk at work myself, by putting an unused return on my desktop. Works like a charm. I've been standing at my desk for 18 months. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, and I certainly would not advocate forcing anyone to use it; but I feel better and stronger for standing as I work.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 03, 2012 04:38 PM (VrNoa)

221 I’m unconcerned. Hardly could I be considered sedentary while lifting weights 12 ounces at a time then to diminishing weight ... right back to 12 without a sweat (so it’s probably like that opposite pressure weight lifting thingy) often with pizza slices defiantly in the other hand ... that’s right, punk - at least 2 different meats, pepps & sausage mandatory. Performing ciglisthenics in conjunction with an anxious step to drain the helmeted spartan monster, sometimes simultaneously opening the bombay doors. I should be OK, but appreciate your concern.

Posted by: FURPC at December 03, 2012 09:13 PM (0ImZM)

222 Ergotron makes some excellent products that are height adjustable and attach to your existing desk. Full disclosure; I used to work there but have no financial interest in the company. Just love the products.

Posted by: Opinionator at December 03, 2012 09:50 PM (zVCEB)






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