Here’s the owner’s blog post on the project, with delicious comments. Example: “All the women in the ‘overweight’ range and about half in the ‘obese’ range look to me like they should be labeled ‘normal.’ ”
This is not news. We (meaning men) know that you (meaning fat women) desperately want to believe that. You shall find these annotations a helpful corrective:
Starry-bodiced Amanda is cute, but decidedly underweight.
The editorializing is pathetic: “Julia is 3 and a half lbs. shy of ‘overweight.’” I lose 3 and a half pounds when I make number one and two at the same time.
BuffPuff deserves that blouse, if only for the choice of name.
Beth may be morbidly obese, but it appears she carries most of it in her upper arms. It may even all be in her upper LEFT arm.
Crouching fish-eye, hidden torso’s photo gives us zero information about her body size, and is therefore proof of the author’s bad faith.
HLB is “obese”: Scare quotes are just not necessary here.
Moxie: I would hit that. Hard, repeatedly, without mercy.
Dani is “emo”.
Misty is “Sean Lennon”
Teh Portly Dyke is “a good description”
Steven took a picture of himself in the mirror.
Kell is playing Remedial Twister.
Petulant is a man wearing a beret. Are those New Rock boots?
Rory has visible armpit hair. This wouldn’t be bad per se, except that it’s longer than her actual head hair.
Triathlete Jessica is the only woman depicted whose naively calculated BMI could actually justify the debunking project.
Aelinn‘s photo is 360 x 283 pixels. She could be Roscoe Arbuckle for all I can see.
Stacy is blowing up a balloon to celebrate Milton Friedman’s rookie year with the Sox. Or is that Peter Duesberg?
Jeff is leaning in toward Jana. She’s tilting her head away from him.
Kari is like “Carrie”, but spelled with a K and only one R and no E and pronounced “cah-ree”.
Kate is about to lose her wheatgrass smoothie.
Jackie (center) is pre-op.
Some of the data stinks:
I knew a 5′7″, 225 pounder. A 5′7″, 225 pounder was a friend of mine. Fillyjonk, you’re no 5′7″, 225 pounder.
I call shenanigans on This Kate’s stats. That is one slinky woman.
Matt is lying about his height AND weight. And I think that’s a ladybug kite.
Unless Sweet Machine is hydrocephalic, she either does not weigh 170 pounds or is taller than 5′7″