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Beware -- the Fat Police!

Under the terms of ObamaCare, all health-care recipients will be required to list their "Body Mass Index" on all medical records--this is in addition to the current requirements to list height and weight.  The Fat Police are Coming!

Fortunately, these regulations will not take effect until 2014.  Although I am currently engaged in heated conflict with my middle age man-boobs and belly girth, what if I've lost the will to fight by 2014?  What if my BMI is too high?  More evidence of the nanny state on the loose!

White Horse Inn producer Shane Rosenthal sent along this link to various church leader look-alikes.  Church Leader Look-Alikes  Some of them are pretty good.  The one that is missing is the guy from the Go to Meeting commercial, who looks just like Mike Horton.  Uncanny even.

I'm gonna get grief for this one . . . but here goes . . .  I'm not a fan of this guy's art.  I've always thought something was a little off.  Now I know what.   Something Odd About the Painting

Bigfoot may be a hoax, but not the dreaded Chupacabra!  El Chupacabra LIves!

Reader Comments (14)

Given that BMI is calculated using mass (or weight in layman's terms) and height, why do they need it if they have the other figures?

BMI isn't a good indicator of body fat at all - muscle is heavier than fat, so a healthy guy can easily be in the overweight category. Pro-rugby players, despite low body fat percentages, are often on the boundary of overweight and obese when it comes to BMI, yet are professional athletes who spend a lot of time most days training for/playing a very physical sport - they are nice and healthy. American football is no doubt very similar - bulky athletes (weightlifting, hammer throwing, heavyweight boxing) are heavy, but not fat and BMI doesn't deal with that at all.
July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSi
Not gonna lie - did not expect to see the phrase 'man-boobs' on the Riddleblog at any point. Hilarious.
July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDerek Joseph
"not so much overweight as undertall" -- Edward William "Win" Bear
July 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Maybe I'm out of it, but I have no idea who half the people in "church leader look-alikes are.
July 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
There is a couple in our church, both of whom are retired school teachers. The woman spent her entire career teaching physical education and coaching. Though she is in her late 60's she is as slim and trim as anyone could imagine - probably less than 5% body fat, if that much. Yet, she battles a high cholesterol problem with levels over 300. She'd pass any cursory "paper" exam with flying colors with her low BMI, yet she definitely has a health issue. BMI alone cannot be used as a significant indicator of anything in particular though the pharm companies would certainly like us to think so...
July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Big Boy and Mark Driscoll: with all his adolescent sex talk, I'd say that's about right.
July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Several red 'x' where some of the photos should be. Just me or...?
July 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Don't worry, Kim. Just accuse them of "weightism" and you can become one more oppressed group in this lousy (sarcasm) country.
July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt S Holst
The great runner Jim Fix looked healthy and he died at a young age of a heart attack. None other than fat Tommy Lasorda (with clam dip dripping from his chin) quipped that Fix look great in his coffin.

Ironically the unhealthy looking Lasorda will probably out live all of us!
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Obama; just more attempts at behavior control. By the end of his term, he will have made Jimmuh Carter look like a great president.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
I heard Taco Bell is going to cash in on the Chupacabra craze and rename their chalupa the chalupacabra.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris S.
Not sure how many hockey fans we have, but long time hockey broadcaster/former goalie John Davidson always makes me think of Dr. R.
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeanMrMustard
The minute we saw the "Go to meeting..." guy we immediately looked at each other and said, "Mike!" Fortunately, their voices are not the same! I'd hate to listen to Mike speaking in monotone!
July 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhb
Cheap shot about Kinkade. Last time I checked we have all sinned and fall short...
July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB Wall

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