Archive For April, 2010

Quoted: Sarah Silverman and Joan Rivers

By | April 30, 2010

It’s been a light week around here, I know. I have this cold-that-is-not-quite-a-cold and much of my normal internets-reading time has been spent researching information on podcasting stuff. So instead of my own words, here are some words from a couple of other, funnier people than I. CNN interviewed Sarah Silverman, and among other things, […]

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Miscellany: A new podcast (already); weight loss not a game-changer; and I cannot stop watching this video.

By | April 28, 2010

Marianne and I made another mini podcast last night on the idea of the “Fatosphere”. (Also, “scare quotes”.) You can either listen or download via the web; or if you haven’t already, you can subscribe via iTunes. In it, we failed to say thank you for the tremendous offering of kudos and support from y’all, […]

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It’s Alive: We join our intrepid heroes as they venture cautiously into the world of podcasting.

By | April 26, 2010

So Marianne, who likes to be fat over at The Rotund, and I have many conversations that result in many ideas, more ideas than we have time to follow through on, unfortunately. Among them is Marianne’s suggestion awhile back that she and I do some kind of video-based fat-conversatin’ adventure. We both did research on […]

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Video games, art, and Roger Ebert: A scenic cruise on the off-topic sea.

By | April 23, 2010

Last week, Roger Ebert, who is possibly the smartest guy in America, made a blog post extrapolating on a statement he once made that video games “can never be art”. He was moved to do so because a reader had pointed him at an unfortunate TED Talk on the subject. If, unlike me, you do […]

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On disclosing my fat-kid trauma in Newsweek, and those helpful comments.

By | April 22, 2010

Hello loves! I am extraordinarily pleased to announce that I have an article up on today. For serious! It’s a heavily-edited version of the childhood obesity post of a few weeks ago, which elicited such a powerful response from so many of you. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Kate Dailey, articles […]

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[Guestblog] Finally! Riding Gear for Women of All Sizes.

By | April 20, 2010

I am ever so thrilled to host this outstanding guestblog by Poliana, the ultrarad scooterist pictured on the left (amazing photo by Damon Landry), about a new option in the search for fat-friendly riding gear. It’s nearly enough to make me want a scooter myself, but I live in Metro Boston and would fear for […]

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Whipping Girl: A middle-school memoir, part one.

By | April 19, 2010

Everything in this story is true. Well, except for the end. There I had to embellish, as it was written before the story was truly over. The real end was very different from the one I imagined, but then life has a way of surprising you. And except for the fate of the girl I […]

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Those target girls.

By | April 6, 2010

Yesterday, on my way home from work, I stopped by Target to look at this dress and this dress, both of which I’d seen on the website, but honestly, trying to gauge the potential ugliness factor of floral prints using web images is a total drag. So off I went. D was with me, but […]

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By | April 6, 2010

A few of you have inquired about the long-promised Kirstie Alley recaps. The episodes are sitting on my DVR, a-waiting my attentions. Truth is I’ve been a mite distracted with writing other stuff for other purposes for the past couple weeks. I do intend, still, to visit Kirstie Alley’s planet, but be warned I will […]

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Good News: Links around the web.

By | April 2, 2010

Last week, Gossip dropped a new video. National hero Gabourey Sidibe is going to host Saturday Night Live. Newsweek argues that nations with progressive attitudes about homosexuality are happier and healthier. Also better dressed, I’d wager. Surprise: the Obesity Task Force doesn’t actually have any obese people on it. They should probably change the name. […]

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