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On 11/25/2019 at 2:23 AM, Ubiquitous said:

Does the flour in the breading for that count as a serving of vegetables?  

No.  Flour is considered a grain, but if it's white flour it's a refined grain, and if it's whole wheat flour it's considered a whole grain.

Long spiel about flour that I spent entirely too much time on yesterday composing a reply to your tongue in cheek question.  Hidden under spoilers so you don't have to read it.

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The process of making white flour removes the bran and germ, which also removes fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.  Some nutrients are added back in, making it 'enriched', but not all of them.  It does make the flour last longer on the shelf and is more easily digested by many people.

Whole wheat flour is a better bet nutritionally, but it has a shorter shelf life, because the healthy fats in whole wheat flour are still present, and go bad quicker.  As a result, many people keep it in the freezer or buy it in smaller amounts.  It can also be more difficult to digest, but often that is a short term problem that time will fix as the body gets used to the increased fiber.  

The process of making white flour removes the bran and germ, which also removes fiber, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.  Some nutrients are added back in, but not all of them.  It does make the flour last longer on the shelf and is more easily digested by many people.

Whole wheat flour is a better bet nutritionally, but it has a shorter shelf life, because the healthy fats in whole wheat flour are still present, and go bad quicker.  As a result, many people keep it in the freezer or buy it in smaller amounts.  It can also be more difficult to digest, but often that is a short term problem that time will fix as the body gets used to the increased fiber.

Many people note that whole wheat flour tastes 'bitter'.  That's because it still contains tannin, or ferulic acid, which is removed when making white flour.  Too bad, because it's pretty darned healthy, but we're not used to it these days so we don't like it.  Whole wheat flour also can make foods feel more chewy or heavy.  Again, it's different from what many of us were raised on, so we don't like it.  

If you want to switch from white flour to whole grain when you're cooking, you need to make adjustments.  To substitute whole wheat flour for white flour, use 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour for every cup of white flour that your recipe calls for.  Also, add 2 teaspoons of liquid, like water or milk, for every 1 cup of whole wheat flour you use so your recipe doesn't turn out too dry.

There's also other flours, such as rice (grain), coconut (not a nut, but a drupe, safe for most people with nut allergies, and gluten-free), quinoa (grain, gluten-free), almond (a nut, gluten-free), oat (grain, gluten free), and rye (grain, not gluten-free).  There are other flours, they all have different properties, tastes, and the types of food preparation they work best in, but I'm not going to go into them here. I'm not a nutritionist, just pulled all this off the internet.  I'm bored and this gave me something to do.

Don't even get me started on how the tiny amount of tomato paste on a slice of pizza is allowed to be considered an entire serving of vegetables.

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On 11/23/2019 at 6:49 PM, andromeda331 said:

The Perdue commercial where the owner tells all those kids there's vegetables in the chicken nuggets. Good job, Dude, that'll totally make the kids want them now. I also wonder how many parents want to punch him for ruining the peace they had kids happily eating something they liked but did not know there were vegetables in them. It reminds me when another commercial did that for kids food I think it was Chef Boyardee a couple decades ago informing kids those yummy ravioli they were eating had a serving of vegetables in them. Why would you in tell kids that? 

Whoever wrote this ad just cannot possibly have kids of their own. First time I saw it, I yelled, “Rookie mistake!” at the TV. May have yelled that every single time since also. 

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8 minutes ago, Calamity Jane said:

Whoever wrote this ad just cannot possibly have kids of their own. First time I saw it, I yelled, “Rookie mistake!” at the TV. May have yelled that every single time since also. 

True.  And who allows their kid to shout at them?  "I don't LIKE vegetables!".  I just despise the way children are being portrayed these days, AND their mealy-mouthed parents.

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Hobby Lobby is a trash company, so it’s fitting it has trash commercials. The one that has earned my ire is where a teenage boy has been leaving his dirty dishes and laundry around waiting for his (implied) single mother who is also a nurse to get around to cleaning up after him. So he goes to HL to buy Christmas decorations, dolls up the living room, and gives his mother a present: his clean dishes and laundry washed and folded in the basket with a ribbon wrapped around it. “Merry Christmas Mom! Your present is me cleaning up after myself like the able-boded teenager I am!”

The only way this might not be as bad is if it was implied that him learning how to be the adult he’s on the cusp of being is the new normal and he’ll be regularly doing dishes and laundry and taking some of the burden off of his mother. Otherwise, it just says, “I did what you, the woman of the house, is supposed to be doing for me, Merry Christmas.”

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41 minutes ago, Automne said:

Hobby Lobby is a trash company, so it’s fitting it has trash commercials. The one that has earned my ire is where a teenage boy has been leaving his dirty dishes and laundry around waiting for his (implied) single mother who is also a nurse to get around to cleaning up after him. So he goes to HL to buy Christmas decorations, dolls up the living room, and gives his mother a present: his clean dishes and laundry washed and folded in the basket with a ribbon wrapped around it. “Merry Christmas Mom! Your present is me cleaning up after myself like the able-boded teenager I am!”

The only way this might not be as bad is if it was implied that him learning how to be the adult he’s on the cusp of being is the new normal and he’ll be regularly doing dishes and laundry and taking some of the burden off of his mother. Otherwise, it just says, “I did what you, the woman of the house, is supposed to be doing for me, Merry Christmas.”

Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A will never see one penny of my money, for the same reason. I will not support homophobic businesses. 

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32 minutes ago, Automne said:

Hobby Lobby is a trash company, so it’s fitting it has trash commercials. The one that has earned my ire is where a teenage boy has been leaving his dirty dishes and laundry around waiting for his (implied) single mother who is also a nurse to get around to cleaning up after him. So he goes to HL to buy Christmas decorations, dolls up the living room, and gives his mother a present: his clean dishes and laundry washed and folded in the basket with a ribbon wrapped around it. “Merry Christmas Mom! Your present is me cleaning up after myself like the able-boded teenager I am!”

The only way this might not be as bad is if it was implied that him learning how to be the adult he’s on the cusp of being is the new normal and he’ll be regularly doing dishes and laundry and taking some of the burden off of his mother. Otherwise, it just says, “I did what you, the woman of the house, is supposed to be doing for me, Merry Christmas.”

THIS! A kid that age should be doing his own laundry and washing his own dishes. And if he's old enough to drive, he should be running errands.

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On 11/24/2019 at 11:19 AM, Browncoat said:

There's a Chevy ad (because of course it's a Chevy ad) on high rotation that ends with a woman giving the most fake giggle ever.  I haven't paid enough attention to the rest of it to know what's coming, or I'd mute it every time.  I hate that fake giggle.

Gah!! You mean the idiot who says "I'm gonna go buy a Chevy (irritating giggle)" ??

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I just looked up the Hobby Lobby commercial and agree it's awful (I wouldn't expect anything else), but what the hell is the son pawning in that one scene?  It looks like a gun, but not even Hobby Lobby would go there.

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6 hours ago, lh25 said:

I also feel that way when I hear "This is me" being used to sell TGIF(I think) apps.

It's Applebee's, and I hate it.  The ad, not the song.

1 hour ago, Colleenna said:

Gah!! You mean the idiot who says "I'm gonna go buy a Chevy (irritating giggle)" ??

Yes!  And I've seen it three times since I turned on my television about 30 minutes ago!

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1 hour ago, Bastet said:

I just looked up the Hobby Lobby commercial and agree it's awful (I wouldn't expect anything else), but what the hell is the son pawning in that one scene?  It looks like a gun, but not even Hobby Lobby would go there.

I agree it really looks like gun.  I wonder if it's his game controller?

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6 minutes ago, lh25 said:

I wonder if it's his game controller?

That's what it looks like to me. There were two pieces, one sort of gun-shaped, and the other one of those things with two small joysticks, to play different types of games.

Now, if I were producing that commercial, I would have gone all "The Gift of the Magi" on it, and had Mom skimp and save to buy him some video game he really wanted that he can't play now since he pawned the controllers.

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I debated whether this should go under annoying or head-scratching. Decided on annoying because car commercial, ya' know.

The lincoln commercial with the woman coming home then retreating to her car for sanity was first shown with the early arrival of her parents and their yoga goats.  That one intrigues me because I want to know how the shoot went with the goats and the dog.  Now there are two new ones using the same framing device.  Is the woman having a recurring nightmare where she is reliving the same day coming home to find a different scenario of chaos in her home?

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The whole campaign for Heineken's new non alcholic beer annoys me (Another one features a guy drinking one in front of his boss.) Because they seem to be about a bunch of A Holes who revel in "sticking it to the man". Oh, you thought I was drinking a real beer? Jokes on you!

But this ad is really stupid. No sticker on a beer bottle is going to stop a police officer from demanding you step out of your car for a field sobriety/breathalyzer test.

Have fun with that dude. Hope you enjoyed your "beer".

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Now this commercial is one for me that definitely fits in this category.  The Fidelity commercial with the extremely photogenic family walking through an airport - mom and dad followed by twin daughters followed by little brother who just happens to have his arm over his face.  Great way to lose that kid.  One parent in front to lead the way and one bringing up the rear to make sure all the kids stay together is the common sense option especially in a crowded place like an airport.

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On the ID channel is an ad for Sunny Hostin "Truth about Murder" tv show. She talks about her show and at one point mentions how she gets the "enTIIIIIIIRE story." They show this ad ALLLLLLLLLTHE FUCKING time on that channel and unfortunately it is a channel I binge watch except for HER SHOW because I HATE HER SAYING THAT.

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I've never seen the entire Hobby Lobby commercial. I've only seen the short version that has mom checking out at work while kid is signing the gift tag. She comes home & he stands there & shrugs. And I'm wonder WTH??? But then, it's Hobby Lobby, which doesn't even sell *anything* Hanukkah related because it's not, y'know, Christian.  Only Xians are allowed to have hobbies.

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2 hours ago, Prevailing Wind said:

I've never seen the entire Hobby Lobby commercial. I've only seen the short version that has mom checking out at work while kid is signing the gift tag. She comes home & he stands there & shrugs. And I'm wonder WTH??? But then, it's Hobby Lobby, which doesn't even sell *anything* Hanukkah related because it's not, y'know, Christian.  Only Xians are allowed to have hobbies.

Not true. A simple search for "Hanukkah" on the HL website turns up 30 Hanukkah related items. 

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I see the commercial where the man buys the two trucks, with the woman selecting the red one, is back again.  Noooo!

On the bright side, I saw the Hershey Kisses commercial for the first time this year.  I don't care how old it is, I still love it.

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5 hours ago, Colleenna said:

Not true. A simple search for "Hanukkah" on the HL website turns up 30 Hanukkah related items. 

A full 30 in that entire store?  That must be killing them. 

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14 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

For some reason the woman in the Domino's commercial the says "We're going to be expediting this order." makes me irrationally angry.

lol. YES!  I'm so sure the Domino's outlets are all "expediting" free pies out the door as though they are hospital emergency rooms or something.  

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Have we discussed the bizarre car ad (Subaru I think?) with the dad playing with his little girl who nearly backs into the kitchen garbage can but is saved by the back up alert on her ride-on toy and then the same thing happens to dad when he's backing out of the driveway in his big boy toy?  All three of the people in this ad are weird.  The looks the mom shoots at dad as though backing into the kitchen garbage can would be cataclysmic.  The bizarre over the top laughing of dad and daughter.  just weird.  Thank goodness for technology that can finally save us from the devastating scourge of accidental garbage can collisions...

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9 hours ago, shlbycindyk said:

I see the commercial where the man buys the two trucks, with the woman selecting the red one, is back again.  Noooo!

On the bright side, I saw the Hershey Kisses commercial for the first time this year.  I don't care how old it is, I still love it.

I thought she selected the black one?

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She did take the black one; at the end, he says “I like red.”

As much as I love the Hershey’s Kisses commercial, I still would have preferred that they didn’t air it till after Thanksgiving.

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On 11/19/2019 at 9:34 PM, Pickles said:

The Jimmy Dean commercials which seem to be running constantly. Isn't it a little creeptastic that Jimmy Dean is dead, yet they still use his voice to sell his products? I would never buy his products anyway, but I just find it really off putting.

especially where he says for breakfast he needs something to "warm his whole body up."  I bet you do, Jimmy.

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I just looked up the Hobby Lobby commercial and agree it's awful (I wouldn't expect anything else), but what the hell is the son pawning in that one scene?  It looks like a gun, but not even Hobby Lobby would go there.

I'm so distracted by the fact that the kid looks like an adolescent Norman Bates.

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10 hours ago, Zevious Zoquis said:

Have we discussed the bizarre car ad (Subaru I think?) with the dad playing with his little girl who nearly backs into the kitchen garbage can but is saved by the back up alert on her ride-on toy and then the same thing happens to dad when he's backing out of the driveway in his big boy toy?  All three of the people in this ad are weird.  The looks the mom shoots at dad as though backing into the kitchen garbage can would be cataclysmic.  The bizarre over the top laughing of dad and daughter.  just weird.  Thank goodness for technology that can finally save us from the devastating scourge of accidental garbage can collisions...

He needs an alarm to remind him he was stupid and put the trash can where he was going to be backing out in the car instead of putting it to the side of the driveway like anyone who's not stupid does? What so no alarm he just keeps running over trash cans? What is it to easy to show us someone who's not an idiot using the alarm? Its like the one where the woman comes out of her house, goes and gets in her car and starts to back out all without ever looking around to see if anyone is coming. Then shocked, shocked when the alarm alerts her that someone is coming. Thank God for the alarm or she would have killed someone. I mean yes the guy should have been paying attention. Suburu really thinks this is what's going to sell the car?

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On 11/26/2019 at 1:28 PM, Bastet said:

I just looked up the Hobby Lobby commercial and agree it's awful (I wouldn't expect anything else), but what the hell is the son pawning in that one scene?  It looks like a gun, but not even Hobby Lobby would go there.

Yup, it's a gun.  Maybe it's a water gun or oversized gun-shaped cigarette lighter?

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4 hours ago, andromeda331 said:

He needs an alarm to remind him he was stupid and put the trash can where he was going to be backing out in the car instead of putting it to the side of the driveway like anyone who's not stupid does? What so no alarm he just keeps running over trash cans? What is it to easy to show us someone who's not an idiot using the alarm? Its like the one where the woman comes out of her house, goes and gets in her car and starts to back out all without ever looking around to see if anyone is coming. Then shocked, shocked when the alarm alerts her that someone is coming. Thank God for the alarm or she would have killed someone. I mean yes the guy should have been paying attention. Suburu really thinks this is what's going to sell the car?

My conspiracy theory is that the car manufacturers are trying to brainwash the great unwashed masses into relying on idiot alarms and lane-change prevention technology so we'll all be comfortable when self-driving cars hit the road en masse.  I'm still waiting for the flyings The Jetsons cars!

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I bought a new car this year specifically for the new technology they have. I'm 69 and can use all the help I can get. I love my back-up camera and other enhancements. I also got a built in GPS for the 1st time, even though they've been around for many years. I used to use Google Maps on my phone, but my car's GPS is better. It's the best car I've ever owned. If you could marry a car, I'd marry my new one.

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16 hours ago, cynicat said:

A full 30 in that entire store?  That must be killing them. 

Well, only 2.5% of the US population is Jewish, so......

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10 hours ago, kilda said:

especially where he says for breakfast he needs something to "warm his whole body up."  I bet you do, Jimmy.

And always still with that damned harmonica 

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On 11/27/2019 at 1:16 AM, shlbycindyk said:

I see the commercial where the man buys the two trucks, with the woman selecting the red one, is back again.  Noooo!

I just keep wondering how rich are these people? Either he didn't need to trade-in her vehicle, he did so without her knowledge/permission, or they now own 3+ (I somehow doubt she didn't already have a vehicle).

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21 hours ago, Tashalynn29 said:

And always still with that damned harmonica 

Jimmy Dean died in 2010.   It does seem kind of odd to have a dead dude doing the voice over.  Since he can't take the money with him, I wonder who is getting paid?

Link, not the sausage kind.

Quote from the above link.

"Dean died at the age of 81, on June 13, 2010, at his home in Varina, Virginia. He was survived by his second wife Donna.[21] She told The Associated Press that her husband had some health problems but was still functioning well, so his death came as a shock. She said he was eating in front of the television; she left the room for a time and came back and he was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at 7:54 p.m.[22] His estate was estimated to be worth over $50 million."

I wonder what he was eating when he died?

Whenever I think of sausage,  I think of snausage. 

The harmonica wouldn't bother me as much if it wasn't the same annoying tune.  The older I get, the harder it is for me to deal with high-pitched noises.

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26 minutes ago, QQQQ said:

I just keep wondering how rich are these people? Either he didn't need to trade-in her vehicle, he did so without her knowledge/permission, or they now own 3+ (I somehow doubt she didn't already have a vehicle).

Pretty frickin rich, considering that the husband dropped $100K for those two vehicles. As a Christmas gift. 

And why didn't the wife wrap her Christmas gift --- the watch --- to her husband? Who doesn't wrap Christmas presents? 

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6 minutes ago, Colleenna said:

Pretty frickin rich, considering that the husband dropped $100K for those two vehicles. As a Christmas gift. 

And why didn't the wife wrap her Christmas gift --- the watch --- to her husband? Who doesn't wrap Christmas presents? 

At our house Santa didn't wrap but those people are a little old for that.

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Just when we thought we'd be rid of the annoying Peloton commercials - the one where the husband surprises his already slender and fit wife with one for Christmas where she proceeds to chronicle her year long journey of change. 

Barring internal health issues to which the machine may have helped during her year of change, her physique didn't.  Really, Peloton - a better ad campaign would've gotten someone with some visible body fat to lose, have them document themselves for a year and use their story for the commercial.  Not some chick you can't seem to pinch an inch on.

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The commercial with the catty bitch who comments on her date's tshirt with the ridiculously stretched out collar is back. 

Seems to me she's pretty damn polite considering what a loser this guy is. He left the house with that shirt on? For a date? Doesn't he have mirrors at home? No wonder he's single.

The All State Mayhem commercials have official run their course. The one where he's your cat was actually pretty funny, but the last two are just dumb. The elf on the shelf one - what? How is an elf on the shelf mayhem? And the one where he's Tina Fey's mother in law - I guess I see the humor but, again, how is that actually "mayhem?" He used to go around smashing windows and crashing cars and stuff. That's mayhem. Just being goofy isn't. 

These ad agencies have run too many of these campaigns into the ground. Mayhem, Progressive's Flo, and, for God's sake, the Charmin Bears, all need to be retired.

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On 11/28/2019 at 10:26 AM, QQQQ said:

I just keep wondering how rich are these people? Either he didn't need to trade-in her vehicle, he did so without her knowledge/permission, or they now own 3+ (I somehow doubt she didn't already have a vehicle).

The last shot of the cars show them in front a building with hugely tall windows. Is that their house? I bet they have a Peloton on every floor, too!

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5 hours ago, iMonrey said:

Seems to me she's pretty damn polite considering what a loser this guy is. He left the house with that shirt on? For a date? Doesn't he have mirrors at home? No wonder he's single.

And it’s not just a date it’s a first date.  Y’know, the one where you might actually want to make a good impression.  At least wear a shirt with a collar.

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On 11/26/2019 at 5:52 PM, xaxat said:

The whole campaign for Heineken's new non alcholic beer annoys me (Another one features a guy drinking one in front of his boss.) Because they seem to be about a bunch of A Holes who revel in "sticking it to the man". Oh, you thought I was drinking a real beer? Jokes on you!

But this ad is really stupid. No sticker on a beer bottle is going to stop a police officer from demanding you step out of your car for a field sobriety/breathalyzer test.

Have fun with that dude. Hope you enjoyed your "beer".

Right??? New ad scenario - some doofus will pour real beer in a Heiny bottle all night, crash into a tree, and like hold it up to a cop "shee itsh a Hiney!" and the cop's gonna smack his forehead and be all "Doh'! You got me bro!" rips up tickets and tosses cuffs over his shoulder. Audience: HA HA HA.

Reality check: not gonna end like that.

Stupid commercials.

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On 10/21/2019 at 8:56 AM, Ashforth said:

Yes, I found that at a certain age, I just stopped caring about the relentless pressure on women to be skinny, use makeup, agonize over our hair, wear crippling high heels, and always be "sexy" in any given situation.

I feel sorry for that old lady who can't allow herself to relax. But damn, she is smug. It irritates.

That’s Elon Musk’s mother

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13 hours ago, ctlady said:

Just when we thought we'd be rid of the annoying Peloton commercials - the one where the husband surprises his already slender and fit wife with one for Christmas where she proceeds to chronicle her year long journey of change. 

Barring internal health issues to which the machine may have helped during her year of change, her physique didn't.  Really, Peloton - a better ad campaign would've gotten someone with some visible body fat to lose, have them document themselves for a year and use their story for the commercial.  Not some chick you can't seem to pinch an inch on.

Fat people use a Peleton? The horror! How would they be able to peddle the pretentiousness and elitism if some fat ass member of the hoi polloi used a Peleton? 

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On 11/19/2019 at 4:47 PM, Colleenna said:

Well, yeah, but she WENT TO WORK with the flu. As a teacher. (Although it's possible she went to work not knowing she had the flu.)

I have a friend that is a teacher in nyc at a charter school and she told me horror stories about having to teach when super sick - like in the middle of a lesson she had to excuse herself to go puke in the restroom and then return to finish the lesson/day. I think they had a very limited amount of sick days and days off. So lots of the teachers were teaching while super ill.  Of course the little buggers that they taught were germ factories, so .....

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