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Some good news!

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:40 pm
by Jebus
http://lifestyle.ca.msn.com/health-fitn ... d=28854406" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's always nice to see the media support fat!

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:23 pm
by stuward
It's unfortunate that the show a hamburger with a bun. It would be better if they showed a picture of a steak. Note the authors are the ones that wrote the TNT diet.

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:02 am
by teafan
Have you read the comments?

Man, they're special!

I think the Comments sections below "news" on websites is fast becoming my favorite source of amusement :)

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:11 pm
by Jebus
That one old man, who was bragging about his intelligence while stating his education level, (recent high-school graduate) made me lol.

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:15 pm
by stuward
teafan wrote:Have you read the comments?

Man, they're special!

I think the Comments sections below "news" on websites is fast becoming my favorite source of amusement :)
I didn't know that white eggs were bleached brown eggs. You learn something new every day.

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:18 am
by RobertB
"most of the foods listed cause huge acid in our bodies! "

Man I didn't know that, huge acid sounds pretty bad :)

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:10 am
by teafan
For some reason reading those comments reminded me of a great thread where Kpj told us about sitting in on weight watchers meetings...

I can't understand how utterly aggressive/defensive/opinionated people are about concepts they have skimmed over in the "news"!

I remember a lecturer at Uni quoting a statistic that 9 out of 10 people read only the first third of any newspaper article. Considering newspaper journalism typically follows a pattern (see below) and we have a problem with detail:

Headline draws interest
First sentance summarises what the article is about
First paragraph effectively lists all the major points
Remainder fills in the details

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:34 am
by Ironman
I think it can be explained with this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2 ... ger_effect" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's a good explanation for Frogbyte too.

Re: Some good news!

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:00 am
by stuward
IM, you're trolling.