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Slimmer Spud: Mr. Potato Head Sheds Some Pounds (PC Food Police Alert)
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/26/slimmer-spud-mr-potato-head-sheds-some-pounds/#ixzz1F7OXJH1p ^

Posted on 02/26/2011 5:33:48 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

The noticeably thinner tater is part of Hasbro's “Active Adventures” campaign – and he can even fit into a pair of pants now! (via Healthland)

At the recent 2011 International Toy Fair the portly Potato Heads, both Mr. and Mrs., showed off their new, fit figures. No longer are their stomachs portly or their love handles flabby. Evidently the couple has cut down on the carbs and set out on a new fitness regimen. But what does the slim-down mean for society at-large?

"Obviously there's a culture-approved idea of fitness that is now part of the bigger picture of what that culture says is beautiful," says Washington D.C.-based child psychiatrist Jean M. Thomas tells Healthland. The same company, Hasbro, puts out both Mr. Potato Head and the stick-thin Barbie.

Will seeing thinner toys put undue pressure on children to be skinny? Or is the endeavor simply helping recent initiatives like Michelle Obama's “Let's Move” campaign against childhood obesity?

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


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1 posted on 02/26/2011 5:33:50 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

I swear that I can see some resemblance to the first couple.


2 posted on 02/26/2011 5:38:31 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who cares?


3 posted on 02/26/2011 5:43:13 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I knew this guy reminded me of someone.


4 posted on 02/26/2011 5:43:15 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: My Favorite Headache
It wasn't all that long ago the left was telling us how thinner dolls presented a false ideal of beauty.

Liberalism truly is a mental disease.

5 posted on 02/26/2011 5:47:09 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: luv2ndamend
'I swear that I can see some resemblance to the first couple.'

Nah, Moochelle's moustache is thicker.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

6 posted on 02/26/2011 5:53:06 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

First, the Campbell Soup kids, and now this!


7 posted on 02/26/2011 6:02:18 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: My Favorite Headache; Red_Devil 232

It’s not what you thinks Red but...


8 posted on 02/26/2011 6:04:09 PM PST by tubebender
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To: Tanniker Smith
First, the Campbell Soup kids, and now this!

The Pillsbury Doughboy kneads to watch out.

9 posted on 02/26/2011 6:06:56 PM PST by digger48
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To: My Favorite Headache

If he’s become Mr. French Fry as a result, Michelle O should complain.


10 posted on 02/26/2011 6:07:00 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Viking2002

Just wait until Pelosi gets that next face-lift.


11 posted on 02/26/2011 6:10:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hey, when I was a kid Mr. Potato Head came with a pipe.


12 posted on 02/26/2011 6:21:23 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Viking2002

You must admit though, the red shovel does fit her.


13 posted on 02/26/2011 6:28:12 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Good grief... It’s Mr. ‘Potato’ head. He should like a Potato for crying out loud. The original ‘Potato Head’ set actually required that a child actually use a REAL POTATO... The plastic ‘Potato’ came later. Liberals are mentally deranged.


14 posted on 02/26/2011 6:38:41 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: digger48
The Pillsbury Doughboy kneads to watch out.

He's going to get rolled.
15 posted on 02/26/2011 6:41:10 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

HE’S A POTATO oh good grief


16 posted on 02/26/2011 6:50:01 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: My Favorite Headache
http://thecount.com/wp-content/uploads/cucumber.jpg

You would not believe what he has been through!

17 posted on 02/26/2011 6:55:37 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mr. French Fry

18 posted on 02/26/2011 7:04:01 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Those are fakes and have been ever since they started making the “potato” out of plastic, instead of just making the parts to be stuck unto REAL potatoes, carrots, turnips, and other suitable veggies.

As a kid, I had a REAL Mr Potato Head set.

These cheap cheesey things are an insult to the name.


19 posted on 02/26/2011 7:05:41 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Never forget how they also slimmed down Poppin Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy, too.


20 posted on 02/26/2011 7:08:02 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Mr. Potato Head wearing pants now? What's the world coming to? For decades he had been the Michelangelo's David of the toy world, wearing nothing but a pair of shoes and a smile.
21 posted on 02/26/2011 7:16:34 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Texas Eagle
Nice photo of him with the Mrs.


22 posted on 02/26/2011 7:57:23 PM PST by Girlene
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