We’re all gonna DIE!
Don’t say he didn’t warn us.
Today just skimming instapundit I was greeted with this little gem:
THERE ARE OLD PEOPLE, AND THERE ARE FAT PEOPLE, but there aren’t that many old, fat people. Though my grandmother made it to 91, and she was never skinny.
Seriously, why even link a post if you know it isn’t true. Way to conform to the dominant media narrative about fat there Mr.Pundit.
The best part, the post he links actually proves itself wrong.
Excess fat held over the years is a killer, and the oldest people are very rarely overweight.
Become fat and stay fat, in other words, and you’ll remove yourself from the picture much sooner than would otherwise be the case. In addition, your health in the years ahead will be much the worse for it. Do as you will with your life, but don’t say you weren’t warned.
Oh my god! REALLY! I’ve like, never heard this before! I’m gonna die! That’s just aweful! Thank you so much for warning me! Seriously, where has this person been for the last 10 years, do they actually think there is one fat person left who isn’t waiting to drop dead of a heart attack at any second?
I love that they give us permission to do what we want. Gee Thanks, you know what I really want, to be genetically pre disposed to being overweight so douchebags like you can tell me about how I’m gonna die. Life’s ambition… srsly.
What is this thrilling and oh so original claim based on? The Evidence (emph mine):
A simulation of an age cohort from 65 to 100 was conducted to show the changes in weight and health outcomes among the cohorts with different baseline weight based on the parameters estimated by the model. The elderly with normal weight at age 65 experience higher life expectancy and lower disability rates than the same age cohorts in other weight categories. The interesting prediction of our model is that the average body size of an elderly cohort will converge to the normal weight range through a process of survival, senescence (ed: I look it up so you don’t have to!), and behavioral adjustment.
So lets translate this into English. All us fat fat fat fatties, we’re all gonna die early…. OR we’re going to lose weight as we age… OR we’re going to lose weight for some other reason, like not being as hungry or from all the exercise we get from yelling at kids to get off our lawn.
So yeah, way to prove yourself wrong in your own post. It’s too bad no one has yet prove that stupidity is a killer, or maybe we could start some kind of government program for people with the same problem.
I want to point out that it wasn’t just overweight people with higher disability and lower life expectancy, it was also the underweight. Way to leave that out , I guess they couldn’t see them standing behind all the fatties. I would be interested to see how big the life expectancy difference between normal and overweight actually was. I’m guessing it was not that big or it would have been in the summary.
I’m going to go contemplate my impending doom over lunch. A really big, fat person lunch, full of things fat people eat that make them die early. Mmmmmm impending doom tastes just like pizza and red velvet cake.