Ohferbleepssake. This Christmas, the Pennsylvania Medical Society is asking children to ease up on the milk and cookies for Santa Claus. That way, his ample waistline won't be further widened by the 787.5 million calories he would otherwise consume in that state alone. No, see, I get that large chunks of this are written with … Continue reading Friday Semi-Fluff: Letters to Santa
I’ve been thinking about Stupak, and compromises, and patriarchal religious groups inserting themselves into the legislative process. I’d like to propose an alternative compromise to Stupak and the others currently in the legislative mix. No, it’s not perfect; but I think it speaks to the perceived needs of some of the anti-choice power brokers in … Continue reading I Can Be Reasoned With
It's our newest co-blogger's birthday, and she just moved to a town where she doesn't know anyone to celebrate with. So let's make the Shapeling party count: I want champagne and baby donuts flowing freely (inasmuch as donuts can flow), links to puppy pictures, limericks and revised song lyrics in our girl's honor, chair-dancing, and … Continue reading Happy Birthday, A Sarah!
Your attention, please. From Fox News' Neil Cavuto (won't dignify it with a link), by way of Talking Points Memo, by way of Jezebel: Michael Karolchyk -- who started the Denver Anti-Gym for the purpose of "getting clients in shape for sex;" who included in said gym an extra-special super-secret sauna for clients below a … Continue reading An Urgent Message To Shapely Prose Readers
So the fellas and I are packing up and moving several states away this week -- on Friday or Saturday, depending on how packing and loading up the truck goes -- and as a result I have no dadgummed clue where my copy of Susan Bordo's Unbearable Weight is. It may be in the garage … Continue reading Dainty Little Bites: Discuss.
First off: Remember this one?? For those that don't want to click through and read it all again: that was the one where I snarked at a guy who, based on his understanding of Catholic theology, opposed marriage equality by (among other things) comparing homosexuality to obesity. His basis for the comparison was that both … Continue reading Fat Faith?
Does anyone remember the episode of Family Ties where Elise and Stephen Keaton go out of town and leave Alex in charge? And he turns the place into a cozy little B&B called Keaton Manor, and rents out rooms? Yeah, so the other SP bloggers are living it up in Minneapolis this weekend, leaving me … Continue reading Friday Fluff: The Shapely Manor