Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat


It’s no news flash that most of us today are fat fat fatties. Reminds me of the old Morrissey song, “You’re The One For Me, Fatty.” It’s not surprising if you’ve never heard of Nutrament, as it exists today mainly only in New York and Florida. They have added new flavors, including cappucino, dulce de leche, mango, and the seasonally appropriate eggnog. Yeah, I still don’t want it. Why drink your calories when you can feast on meat and sides?

Now I was not alive in 1967 when this ad debuted, but women have ALWAYS been drawn to tall drinks of water. I doubt this lanky lad was at a loss for ladies, except that his proportions are all off. An average person is 7 1/2 heads high, and he is easily 9 heads high. Nobody likes a shrunken head.

The UK also struggles with obesity. They posted this image, comparing a typical 1967 male with a modern man. The difference was 23 lbs.


Converted to lbs, that’s 162 lbs vs 185. I don’t know about you, but I know a lot of folks who would LOOOOOOVE to weigh 185. That would be a blessing. And fatty evidently is outliving his thinner counterpart by quite a bit. Probably pumped up on medications, though. Time is a beast and steals our beauty and our firmness. Rare is the bird who looks better now than then.

Unless you’re Al Roker.


Now here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods: you are surrounded by fatties like me.


5 thoughts on “Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat”

  1. I have never had to worry about a “string bean” figure. I remember Nutrament; although I’ve never taken it. I thought it was still around; but I could be dreaming. I like the idea of a high protein supplement but for the cost you can eat steak and have more fun.

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  2. True anecdote: I’m a committed gym rat. One of my fave devices of torture is the stairmill, that eternal cycle of stairs that has one standing about five feet in the air climbing endless steps. Well, this machine is very popular with the ladies because one of its benefits, aside from calories burned, is that it firms up the derriere. The best butts in the gym are on the stairmill crew – truth. So one day, I climbed on and started my routine and set my phone to a high volume not realizing that the earphone plug had slipped out. So there I was, surrounded by rear-end conscious women, five feet in the air and my phone is playing “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen at a ridiculously loud level. By the time I noticed my error, half the stairmills had been stopped, I was skewered with looks that could kill and the resident trainer was approaching with hate in her eyes. BY then the phone had switced to “Another One Bites the Dust.” I fled the scene and went to the bench press area where ladies seldom visit.

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    1. LOL that is hilarious! Thank you for sharing your story. I haven’t been on a StairMaster since I quit my last job. I used to do it at every break and every lunch so I was in pretty good shape. But all I have at home now is the bike and that doesn’t take the fat off. Personally, I wouldn’t have been offended by any mention of Fat Bottomed Girls. Don’t they make the world go around?


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