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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    21 Sep '16 18:52
    It's the Big Gulp™

    Having lived in France now for several years, I noticed that the
    French are not obese while the Americans are practically walking
    talking blobs of fat. Now, there must be a reason for that, right?

    Well, I just found it. The food available in the supermarket is
    almost the same, and the French buy sugary drinks as well. The
    difference is that everywhere you look, French homes and
    businesses have normal-sized cups and glasses, while every
    U.S. home and food business always offers these mega jumbo
    plastic recipients to get your Coca-Cola™ (or any other sugary
    drink) by the gallon.

    I will now fetch some data to back up my hypothesis. Be right
    back.
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    21 Sep '16 19:38
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It's the Big Gulp™

    Having lived in France now for several years, I noticed that the
    French are not obese while the Americans are practically walking
    talking blobs of fat. Now, there must be a reason for that, right?

    Well, I just found it. The food available in the supermarket is
    almost the same, and the French buy sugary drinks as well. The
    differe ...[text shortened]...
    drink) by the gallon.

    I will now fetch some data to back up my hypothesis. Be right
    back.
    So you are going to be the human guinea pig in this "adventure"? May have to change your name from Seitse to Oversized by the time you're finishe.
  3. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    21 Sep '16 19:44
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    So you are going to be the human guinea pig in this "adventure"? May have to change your name from Seitse to Oversized by the time you're finishe.
    No but I'm taking applicants.
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    22 Sep '16 01:18
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It's the Big Gulp™

    Having lived in France now for several years, I noticed that the
    French are not obese while the Americans are practically walking
    talking blobs of fat. Now, there must be a reason for that, right?

    Well, I just found it. The food available in the supermarket is
    almost the same, and the French buy sugary drinks as well. The
    differe ...[text shortened]...
    drink) by the gallon.

    I will now fetch some data to back up my hypothesis. Be right
    back.
    I noticed at a convience store/gas station that one can get 32 ounces of sofa for a buck. I never drink soda, and I'm lean and mean. 😉
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    22 Sep '16 01:47
    Originally posted by josephw
    I noticed at a convience store/gas station that one can get 32 ounces of sofa for a buck. I never drink soda, and I'm lean and mean. 😉
    What is 32 ounces in English and how much would I need to have a decent sized sofa?
  6. Subscriberlemondrop
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    22 Sep '16 04:15
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It's the Big Gulp™

    Having lived in France now for several years, I noticed that the
    French are not obese while the Americans are practically walking
    talking blobs of fat. Now, there must be a reason for that, right?

    Well, I just found it. The food available in the supermarket is
    almost the same, and the French buy sugary drinks as well. The
    differe ...[text shortened]...
    drink) by the gallon.

    I will now fetch some data to back up my hypothesis. Be right
    back.
    burp
  7. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    22 Sep '16 06:58
    Originally posted by josephw
    I never drink soda
    Wise!
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    22 Sep '16 07:331 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    I never drink soda...
    There is no word for soda in the uk; people here use the brand names like "Diet Coke" or generic flavour titles such as "diet lemonade". It's all "diet" here, or mostly. Full sugar "soda" sales have plummeted and will fall further with the planned sugar tax.
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    22 Sep '16 09:00
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It's the Big Gulp™ ...
    Well, I just found it. The food available in the supermarket is
    almost the same, and the French buy sugary drinks as well. The
    difference is that everywhere you look, French homes and
    businesses have normal-sized cups and glasses, while every
    U.S. home and food business always offers these mega jumbo
    plastic recipients to get yo ...[text shortened]... ry
    drink) by the gallon.
    I will now fetch some data to back up my hypothesis. Be right
    back.
    So your hypothesis is that the cup rather than the contents causes obesity. Mass distribution of dribble glasses, at government expense, should cure the problem then.
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    22 Sep '16 09:06
    Originally posted by moonbus
    So your hypothesis is that the cup rather than the contents causes obesity. Mass distribution of dribble glasses, at government expense, should cure the problem then.
    Yeah, my hypothesis is that by making available jumbo mugs, it is made easier
    for people to gobble up massive amounts of crap foods and beverages. The
    human mind is like that: if it is comfortable, it will be abused. So, in this case,
    you have tiny mugs and glasses, so you serve your crappy, sugary drink and go
    seat in front of the telly. When it is empty, you are faced with a choice: do I take
    myself back to the kitchen and fill it up or do I just take it easy? Either way is a
    win: those who go back, burn calories, but most will stay. I call this the new
    and wonderful Seitse Lazy Diet Program 2000

    I can coach you into it for just $999.99
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    22 Sep '16 12:09
    One effective way to reduce weight is to get up from the couch and go to the fridge every commercial break, and then go back to the couch without opening the fridge. I can coach for a substantially reduced price.
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    22 Sep '16 12:17
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It's the Big Gulp™

    Having lived in France now for several years, I noticed that the
    French are not obese while the Americans are practically walking
    talking blobs of fat. Now, there must be a reason for that, right?

    Well, I just found it. The food available in the supermarket is
    almost the same, and the French buy sugary drinks as well. The
    differe ...[text shortened]...
    drink) by the gallon.

    I will now fetch some data to back up my hypothesis. Be right
    back.
    Agree.
    Here's the solution for hunger problem: rich world and UNESCO should send bigger cups and plates and fridges to endangered areas .
  13. Standard memberSeitse
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    22 Sep '16 12:20
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Agree.
    Here's the solution for hunger problem: rich world and UNESCO should send bigger cups and plates and fridges to endangered areas .
    Brilliant idea!

    Big Gulp™ for everyone!
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    22 Sep '16 13:44
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Brilliant idea!

    Big Gulp™ for everyone!
    You could enlist the help of Oprah. Didn't she say, "Yes and you get a car, and you get a car....everyone here today gets a car."
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    22 Sep '16 14:13
    Originally posted by divegeester
    There is no word for soda in the uk; people here use the brand names like "Diet Coke" or generic flavour titles such as "diet lemonade". It's all "diet" here, or mostly. Full sugar "soda" sales have plummeted and will fall further with the planned sugar tax.
    Fizzy drinks 😉
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