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Fattest city designation lands Evansville (Indiana) on British TV program
Evansville Courier & Press ^ | 1/11/12 | Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt

Posted on 01/15/2012 5:31:07 PM PST by Libloather

Fattest city designation lands Evansville on British TV program
Result of Gallup poll
By Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt
Evansville Courier & Press
Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:23 p.m.

EVANSVILLE — The ranking of residents of the Evansville metropolitan area as the most obese in America in a recent Gallup poll has lured a British television crew to the city.

The crew has been in town this week at Deaconess Hospital and other locations to film an episode of the British show "Supersize vs. Superskinny."

Hosted by Dr. Christian Jessen, the show features information about dieting and extreme eating lifestyles. Its goal is to highlight the impact obesity has on patient health and the U.S. health care system.

Roger Oldham, director of "Supersize vs. Superskinny," said obesity is a problem in England, too.

"We're not too far behind," Oldham said.

(Excerpt) Read more at courierpress.com ...


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KEYWORDS: british; evansville; fattest; indiana
No rice cakes in that part of the country?
1 posted on 01/15/2012 5:31:15 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I guess they skipped Philly...


2 posted on 01/15/2012 5:33:14 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Libloather

I’ve seen some darn plump Indianans, and some darn skinny ones, too. I wonder if the Evansville situation is an extended clan of fat rednecks :-)


3 posted on 01/15/2012 5:33:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Libloather

Home of the fried pork brain....


4 posted on 01/15/2012 5:39:34 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Libloather

No need to go to Indiana. There are tons of fat people in England and way more fast food joints. Fish & Chips, Fried Chicken, Kebabs, etc. A hamburger over there is diet food.


5 posted on 01/15/2012 5:40:04 PM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

I prefer blood pudding and blood sausage when I am there.

Most of the food I was served the last time I was in England left a puddle of grease on my plate. Their meat is almost inedible it is so tough. And their toilet paper is about 450grit.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 5:46:10 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: lodi90
There are tons of fat people in England and way more fast food joints.

Apparently fast food is not as popular in Bolivia:

McDonald's goes belly up in Bolivia

After 14 years of presence in the country, and despite all the existing campaigns and having a network, the chain was forced to close the eight restaurants that remained open in the three main cities: La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

7 posted on 01/15/2012 5:46:31 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 43north
The British have this Idea that Americans are all a bunch of fat lard a**es. It's funny really. Americans think that the British are all snaggle toothed, But if the truth be told, you see more snaggle teeth in America, and more fat Lard a**es in Britain. Funny those stereotype's.
8 posted on 01/15/2012 5:59:14 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: yank in the UK

I disagree with your comments about American dentition. We have way more people with “Meth Mouth” than snaggled teeth. It is hard to believe that their black, rotted stubs used to be teeth...


9 posted on 01/15/2012 6:11:34 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

BINGO! thats a better word for it “meth-mouth” LOL!


10 posted on 01/15/2012 6:14:44 PM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: RedhairRedhair

I grew up in Evansville (but I exercise diligently, and have 12% body fat). I haven’t eaten a brain sandwich for years, but they are tasty...


11 posted on 01/15/2012 6:15:36 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Libloather

I went to college in Evansville and one thing I remember, a good BBQ place called Wolf’s BBQ. If I lived in Evansville, I would be eating at that place frequently and would be much heavier as well ! Food is very very good !


12 posted on 01/15/2012 6:22:29 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: 43north
And their toilet paper is about 450grit.

It's called John Wayne toilet paper, pilgrim. Rough as he**, and doesn't take sh** off of anybody. I have a case of it around for emergencies. ;)

/johnny

13 posted on 01/15/2012 6:24:46 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Libloather
At least they have food, maybe more worthy of their comment would be the glorious socialist utopias where they do not.
14 posted on 01/15/2012 6:25:54 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Libloather

"We're coming for ya, Evansville!"

15 posted on 01/15/2012 6:29:28 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: CORedneck
I remember, a good BBQ place called Wolf’s BBQ.

Thanks, I was trying to remember the name of that place just the other day. I used to fly some clients in and out of there and we would eat there on layover.

16 posted on 01/15/2012 6:32:27 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

*Evansville ping*


17 posted on 01/15/2012 6:34:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m not shocked to read this.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 6:41:54 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: 43north

Blood Pudding?????? What the ell is blood pudding??? At least I’ve heard of blood sausage but not sure I’ve ever seen one.....not to mention brain sandwich??? Sounds like an episode of Anthony Bourdain to me..

I grew up in California...avocados, oranges, lots of fruit and veggies growing on our property + fish + salads...just can’t imagine this Indiana food.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 7:28:56 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What the hell is an “Indianan”?

It’s Hoosier, dammit!


20 posted on 01/15/2012 7:44:49 PM PST by HoosierDammit (St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!)
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To: Libloather

You just can’t win. The ability to deliver massive quantities of calories for just pennies is a sign of wealth. Our poor have so much plenty they can just sit around all day guessing who’s the daddy with Springer.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 7:53:26 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Aria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_pudding

Black pudding in the United Kingdom is generally made from pork blood and a relatively high proportion of oatmeal; in the past it was occasionally flavoured with pennyroyal, differing from continental European versions in its relatively limited range of ingredients and reliance on oatmeal and barley instead of onions to absorb the blood.[3] It can be eaten uncooked, but is often grilled, fried or boiled in its skin.

In the UK, black pudding is considered a delicacy in the Black Country, where it can trace its origins back hundreds of years. It is to a lesser extent associated with Lancashire and particularly with the town of Bury, where it is sometimes boiled and served with malt vinegar out of paper wrapping.[4] In the remainder of the country, and especially in the south, it is usually served sliced and fried or grilled as part of a traditional full breakfast


22 posted on 01/15/2012 8:10:03 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: moose07

Blood and oatmeal...LOL...one thing I can’t imagine combined with one thing I really don’t like so much. LOL Well, apparently it doesn’t kill ya.

Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 8:15:07 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: oblomov

Grew up across the river from ya in Henderson. Burgoo is pretty good there too!


24 posted on 01/15/2012 8:28:57 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

...and fiddlers (known everywhere else in the world as fried catfish)!


25 posted on 01/15/2012 9:01:20 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Aria

Blood pudding is just that - pudding with blood added. The presence of hemoglobin turns it jet black. I saw it in the breakfast buffet line right next to the blood sausage and I went looking for yogurt and cereal. Thank God there WAS yogurt and cereal!


26 posted on 01/15/2012 9:20:43 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

I think blood pudding is right up their with eels in the list of things I will NEVER ever eat.


27 posted on 01/15/2012 11:39:44 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: lodi90

What’s wrong with kebabs?


28 posted on 01/15/2012 11:47:01 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Aria
As an Englishman, it's odd to see Americans (who claim to love their steak rare) afraid of a little blood and moaning our toilet paper isn't soft enough for their delicate little derrieres! :D You can't beat a few slices of black pud on a full english - far better than all that sugar-coated rubbish you get over there for breakfast, proper man food! :)
29 posted on 01/16/2012 3:43:40 AM PST by Caulkhead
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To: Caulkhead

I’ve never been lucky enough to have occasion to sample a full English or Irish, but man, that looks tasty! I’m intrigued by the black pudding...

I’m with you - pancakes, donuts, and the like for breakast are just too much sugar, and I feel like crap for the whole day afterward.


30 posted on 01/16/2012 6:34:45 AM PST by HoosierDammit (St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!)
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To: HoosierDammit

Black pudding just tastes like a finely ground ordinary sausage with a hint of spice and a dry consistency - best fried in bacon fat. It’s a bit like a hamburger or hotdog - best eaten without dwelling on what it contains! :)


31 posted on 01/16/2012 7:36:49 AM PST by Caulkhead
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To: oblomov

Ahhh...yes, the fiddlers! Quit making me hungry! LOL!


32 posted on 01/16/2012 7:59:10 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Caulkhead

“As an Englishman, it’s odd to see Americans (who claim to love their steak rare) afraid of a little blood and moaning our toilet paper isn’t soft enough for their delicate little derrieres! :D”

That’s hilarious! Thanks for making my day! LOL


33 posted on 01/16/2012 8:01:12 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Caulkhead

Yikes! That’s a HUGE meal. I think you’d need a nap after eating that.

But I agree with you about the sugary stuff...blech!


34 posted on 01/16/2012 9:52:13 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: yank in the UK
there are a lot of fat folks in the US

the UK must be way fatter than my time there for a period in 1987 when the people were normal sized though not as thin as the French

here in Middle Tn, in some lower income counties I would wager 70% of women are overweight and maybe 40% technically obese...say 50 pounds overweight

and about 10-15% are morbidly fat...as in waddling with aprons...amazing

men run the fat thing at about 1/3 the rate the women do...at most...maybe even 25% the rate

blacks and latinos...well..to be kind..it's near universal...non fat black or latino women are the exception not the rule

in richer areas like Belle Meade or Green Hills...not many fat women

out here in Williamson county...highest cost adjusted mean income county in the USA...a bit more chunkies but not an epidemic like elsewhere

I traveled out west this summer extensively...higher altitude less weight...easy enough

and once again minorities ..which means basically Indians and latinos in the high west..who are hard to tell apart at times...heavy and the women much heavier

whites in the mountain west though heavier than 40 years ago were not as heavy as southerners or midwesterners but altitude does help...no doubt

time I lived in Bogota was the thinnest I ever was...6'5” and 177 pounds

oh well...the health problems coming from all this are just off the charts

bones, pancreas, kidneys and cardiac and ...almost for sure at these weights...diabetes

sad that in the land of plenty there is just too damn much and folks have lost discipline meanwhile folks truly do go hungry in places...not like before but still there is hunger and children die from it...most often exacerbated by war

35 posted on 01/16/2012 10:06:03 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Caulkhead

I lived in northwest London for almost a year and never had a full breakfast like that...I did eat Fish and Chips a lot...a little stand right on the Thames near Parliament in Whitehall?

anyhow...what is the red stuff on the beans?

I like blood pudding....blood sausage actually...we do some here too...Cubans have it as do South Louisiana where it’s called boudin noir

i’m hungry now


36 posted on 01/16/2012 10:11:14 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: wardaddy

“here in middle TN”
Dude! I was born in Old Hickory, and lived in Hendersonville for 29 years.


37 posted on 01/16/2012 10:30:33 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: wardaddy

“here in middle TN”
Dude! I was born in Old Hickory, and lived in Hendersonville for 29 years.


38 posted on 01/16/2012 10:32:57 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: yank in the UK

I own an 11 acre self storage place in Old Hickory behind the McDonalds and Sonic...that strip on OHB

Old Hickory Village...once nice...has been rocked by Sec 8 housing


39 posted on 01/16/2012 4:04:58 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: 43north

Try Scottish food.

Our meat is legendary, the finest smoked salmon on the planet, the finest lamb and fish, top class fresh fruit and veg.....not to mention the cakes, puddings, shortbread.


40 posted on 02/10/2012 9:30:29 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: wardaddy

The red stuff looks like a tomato carved into a shape.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 9:32:05 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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