I’ll show you fat: Was anyone else not impressed by Jennifer Love Hewitt’s bold, fearless declaration that “a size 2 is not fat” as some kind of giant leap forward for fatkind? Yeah. Well, in case you were inexplicably inclined to hold her up as a hero of fat positivity, check out her 2005 Halloween costume. HI-larious! (Via BFD.)
BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report on the health of the nation last week, which tells us that life expectancy is up (at a record high, in fact), heart disease and cancer deaths are down, 91% of Americans report being in good or excellent health, and the thing most likely to kill you is, as it’s always been, getting old. All of the above improvements in health and quality of life have happened since the advent of the “obesity crisis,” natch. But don’t break out the champagne just yet, says the HHS. Why? Still fat!