Bones Dem Bones Dem Bones Dem Bones

Stories like this one make me want to puke.

Paris, FranceIn the capital of high fashion and ultrathin models, conservative French legislators adopted a pioneering law on Tuesday aimed at stifling a proliferation of Web sites that promote eating disorders with “thinspiration” and starvation tips…If passed, it would take aim at any means of mass communication — including magazines and Web sites — that promote eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia with punishments of up to three years in prison and more than $70,000 in fines….The bill would make it illegal to “provoke a person to seek excessive weight loss by encouraging prolonged nutritional deprivation that would have the effect of exposing them to risk of death or endangering health.” NYTimes.com

Eat or you’re under arrest!

This proposed law is so wrong that it’s hard to believe that anything other than a religious fringe group is behind it. Appropriately, it originates in the land of foi gras.

With the proposed law, the French legislators are seeking to tame a murky world of some 400 sites extolling “ana” and “mia,” nicknames for anorexia and bulimia. Since 2000, such Web sites have multiplied in many languages, offering blunt tips on crash dieting, bingeing, vomiting and hiding weight loss from concerned parents.

I guess its authors mean well. They’re concerned about impressionable young people, mostly female, who emulate the super-skinny models they see and read about who make scads of money parading their protruding bones on stages and in magazines. They’re worried about the plethora of fake dieticians promoting literal starvation programs — the Dachau Diet, the Ethiopian Fly-on-the-Lips Weight Loss Regimen — influencing gullible girls to become hollow husks in their pre-teenage development.

But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. This law not only steps all over personal freedom, free expression, and everything about teh internets’ capacity to maximize the unfettered flow of information. It would criminalize either promotors of imbecility or the willingly imbecilic. Hell — if it’s illegal to promote stupid behavior or behave stupidly, the entire US Congress would get frog-marhced off to Leavenworth (not a bad idea, actually).

“As arbiters of good taste, we French must take the lead on this modern plague that is endangering innocent children,” declared Merde Derriere, a sponsor of the bill. “We expect the cause will be taken up by Hollywood and American media personalities, whose influence among this vulnerable population is unparalleled.”

Well, they can count on Orka Winfrey.

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58 Responses to Bones Dem Bones Dem Bones Dem Bones

  1. Karen Carpenter says:

    That model is gorgeous. I’d die for a body like that.

    • jen says:

      you would also die cuz this kills people and their organs are damaged smart one…god people are so fucken stupid wen it come to being skinny.. by the way every picture is photo shoped meaning they really dnt look like this look it up on utube

    • Simone says:

      :o,,,Thatss Horibblee!!

      • Dackow says:

        It’s not horrible. It just shows there are better things to do with one’s mouth and body that shove food into it all the time lime most fat assed Americans do. This is extreme but it’s hot hot hot!

    • Janine says:

      how can you say that? she looks like she’s just been released from a holocaust death camp, she’s so thin!
      Her thighs are literally skin and femur.
      you can see her ribs.
      her feet are thicker than her calves!
      if women like this are being paraded around for young impressionable girls, as well as women, to admire as you are doing, i find it truly sad what the world has come to.
      and you can’t honestly say that that’s attractive.
      also, women have fat on their bodies so they can carry children. I sincerely doubt that the model in the picture will ever be able to reproduce, even if the process wouldn’t break her in the first place.

      • Breaded Veal Cutlet says:

        Janine you just show your own prejudices. Maybe you like your women fleshy and that’s fine but I dont and I think the skinny girl in the photo is perfect. I dont care if she cant have babies and neither does she. I wish more young girls and women would regard her as role model, hard to achieve but worth trying for as its beautiful and more healthy than overweight obese Americans are these days

      • Lois Terms says:

        Breaded Veal Cutlet: I truly hope you’re just egging us on, because as perverse as that would be, it wouldn’t be as sick as your comment. Anorexia is a serious disorder that ruins lives and even kills. It’s not a joke.

    • jack20 says:

      TO Karen Carpenter WHO WOULD DIE FOR A BODY LIKE THAT, YES YOU WOULD. ENOUGH SAID.

    • jack20 says:

      The facts of anorexia :

      Your body believes it is starving
      You become weak
      You are cold
      Your skin becomes brittle
      Your bones become brittle
      Your hair may fall out
      If you make yourself sick you destroy your throat
      If you make your self sick the acid destroys your teeth
      You find it difficult to go to the toilet
      You can pass out
      Your periods stop thus no children
      And Finally your body begins to feed off itself and destroy itself, just because you wanted to be thin
      IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT, BE HEALTHY, BE STRONG AND HELP OTHERS WHO HAVE NO FOOD TO SAY NO TO, BE THANKFULL

    • jack20 says:

      karen please, I know nothing about you, I don’t know how old you are, but picture this, you have a daughter, who is a size 12, you tell her she’s beautiful, because she is, she says she’s not and stops eating, she looses weight, down to a size 10, 8, 6, 4 and she dies. is being thin the only thing that matters when your daughter is dead?, if all the people you loved in the world died from anorexia it would be a lonley place, what does being thin matter then?

    • jack20 says:

      hi again karen I did a little research into the model on this photograph her name is luisel ramos, and her and her sister were size zero models, THEY ARE BOTH DEAD, AND DIED OF HEART ATTACKS! seems they are also dying to be thin doesn’t it?

    • Naji Wench says:

      She did die for that body.

      • Elemenno P says:

        Yes but she lived happily, had a rewarding career, and died rich. Probably looked smashing in the coffin, too. You catty women are just jealous.

      • Elemenno P says:

        PS Karen Carpenter, the singer, famously starved herself to death in 1983.

    • Having a hard time figuring out if this person is trolling or not, since Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters actually did die because she had a body like that…

      • Elemeno P says:

        And so many of her admirers died (a little bit) with her. Each year, on the anniversary of her death, I skip breakfast as a tribute.

  2. Mark Skid says:

    Leave it to the French. I guess they don’t have any more to worry about in the world except skinny models. These are the decadent swine who STARTED all this shit, and now they’re all down-the-nose huffy and want to illegalize it. Sick animals.

  3. Ruh Roh says:

    If that model used a toothpick it’s be cannibalism.

    But she probably never uses a toothpick, because she never eats.

  4. Imelda Marcos says:

    Nice Shoes 🙂

  5. Teenager says:

    OMG that picture made me throw up in my mouth a little. That’s good.

  6. squathole says:

    Y’know, I really liked this when I posted it over a year ago, and re-reading it, I still like it as well as the comments. What I don’t get is why all of a sudden this week (July 20-25, 2009) it attracted over 500 hits. Not that I mind. I just don’t understand. Can anybody enlighten me? Thanks.

  7. Borkon says:

    I didn’t see this when you first put it up here, but I like it a lot. Who’s the chick? Can I rent her for my Halloween party?

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  9. alyy says:

    DONT GO ANOREXIC!!!! SAVE YOURSELVES AND BE HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!

  10. 'nonymous says:

    I didn’t notice that quote from “Merde Derriere.” What a perfect namesake for you.

  11. George Romero says:

    Hmmm. Can she act?

  12. Anonymous says:

    thats just disgusting. i doubt your gonna live for much longer.

  13. Human Buffet says:

    Looking at that model makes me sick. No, hungry. No, it turns me on. I wish I was special. So fucking special.

  14. jakc20 says:

    The facts of anorexia :

    Your body believes it is starving
    You become weak
    You are cold
    Your skin becomes brittle
    Your bones become brittle
    Your hair may fall out
    If you make yourself sick you destroy your throat
    If you make your self sick the acid destroys your teeth
    You find it difficult to go to the toilet
    You can pass out
    Your periods stop thus no children
    And Finally your body begins to feed off itself and destroy itself, just because you wanted to be thin
    IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT, BE HEALTHY, BE STRONG AND HELP OTHERS WHO HAVE NO FOOD TO SAY NO TO, BE THANKFULL

  15. jack20 says:

    to Breaded Veal Cutlet read my replys to Karen carpenter!!!

  16. jack20 says:

    Hi everyone, positive news!! (sarcastic) I did a little research and the models name is Luisel Ramos, her and her sister were size zero models, her sister is DEAD, SHE DIED OF HEART FAILURE, and Luisel IS DEAD, SHE DIED OF HEART FAILURE WHEN SHE COLLASPED WALKING OFF THE CATWALK BAKC TO HER DRESSING ROOM seems she was dying to be thin afterall!!

    • Human Buffet says:

      It was worth it. She was so gorgeous her body was a work of art. Basically, she died for her art. Like Mozart. Like Van Gogh.

      Of course you’re a cretin jack20 so you and your kind would rather eat yourself obese.

      • jack20 says:

        dear human buffet, love the name sounds like some one who likes food, ha ha fact number 1 i ain’t the cretin, you are, fact number 2 i am a woman, fact number 3 my real name is jackie, fact number 4 i am writing from hospital on a laptop why? because i weight 5 stone and am a recovering anorexic. and yes i would rather be obese, rather than rotting like this skeleton that i am. p.s im 16

  17. jack20 says:

    I’m not posting anything or visiting this forum again, the people who think this is beautiful are fucking idiots, anyone who wants to become anorexic go do it, its fun, starve yourself and then fucking die, human buffet and karen carpenter good luck, maybe you can go further than me and kill yourselves! hope you do god luck bye

    • muncher says:

      oh my god I can’t believe what that arse human buffet just said to you!!!!! arse hole, who the hell are YOU AND YOUR KIND supposed to be????? jumped up little shit!!!! HIS AND HIS KIND CAN GO PISS OFF!!!!! YEAH REAL GOOD NAME FOR SOMEONE WHO LIKES STARVING THEMSELVES!!!!! I CAN JUST IMAGINE SOME HUGE FAT GIT WHO’S OBSESSED WITH ANOREXIC GIRLS, hey human buffet, you go on a diet, you starve yourself AND DIE FOR YOUR “ART” LAZY WASTER ………………….and what was the other thing i wanted to say……..um……………….oh yeah YOU ARE THE BLOODY CRETIN!!!! WHAT A SHITE INSULT!!!!! have a nice day

  18. squathole says:

    Jack20, Muncher, Human Buffet, etc.:

    As the administrator of this blog, I appreciate your comments here.

    Please remember that the original post was not about eating disorders per se, but rather the reaction of the French government toward their management. Whatever your views on anorexia, obesity, bulimia, etc., is it morally acceptable for the national government to regulate your personal behavior with authority of the law?

    That was more or less the issue; but as usual, commenters to this blog provide their own agenda, and spare nobody with their remarks. Often it’s quite tasteless (no pun intended), as I often am myself.

    Please note also this post is from April, 2008. It has been called up thousands of times, more than any other on this blog. I still can’t understand why: maybe you can suggest reasons.

    Jack20: please recover and be well. Just surviving in the world today is dangerous enough; no need to make yourself your own worst enemy.

    Thanks again for your comments.

  19. Rollo Nickels says:

    I call bullshit. You made this whole thing up, “Squathole,” and have been carrying on for a whole damn year. There’s no dying child named Jack, there’s no asshole named Human Buffet, and the picture is a photoshopped abortion. It’s all bullshit! BULLSHIT!!

  20. squathole says:

    Rollo Nickels! The prodigal son returneth. (Sort of — this is your first visit here, isn’t it?) Glad you found me, and welcome back. Feel free to wipe your feet on the way out, too, if that makes you happy.

  21. Human Buffet says:

    It’s a matter of taste, fans. You have it or you don’t. Ironically, people who don’t eat have good taste.

  22. hjh says:

    auschwitz-fashion

  23. LeLE says:

    Ewwwwwwwww

    Tht is manky i would neva dream of having a body lyke tht now im starting to think my body isnt actually fat peeps dont go anorexic people wont lyke u and ( U BECOME UGLY)

    Lianaa bye

  24. Sue Perfulos says:

    Luisel Remos, the model in that photo is dead. Basically she starved herself. That’s all you need to know about obsession and anorexia. (As if that horrible photo isn’t enough.)

    • Human Buffet says:

      It’s not horrible to me. In fact it’s a total turn-on. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so which is why she was a top model for as long as she lasted. That doesn’t make her a role model does it, but it doesn’t mean all you people who condemn her are right about her choices.

  25. babe says:

    I have the worlds greatest bod, Im a size zero and I LOVE IT!!! I made the real choice, I dont need food, I love the way my hips and ribs stick out, fab!

    • Human Buffet says:

      Babe: Zero is better than none. Post photos. Thanks!

      • squathole says:

        Babe: Human Buffest’s request notwithstanding, please do NOT post photos here. If you do, I will be obligated to delete them anyway. Your comments, of course, are always welcome, whether serious or satirical.

    • Judy says:

      I’ve recently recovered from the effects a severe eating disorder – i had been an anorexic for 12 years, and i am just coming to terms with the repurcussions. Do yourself a favour and get help! Its a serious matter and, take it from me, its dangerous.

      • Kim Chee says:

        So Judy: What you think of the proposed French law that this post is about? As recovering anorexic, do you approve of it or not?

      • You May Call Me Pierre says:

        Judy: Anorexia is tragic, and I am heatened to see you have emerged whole. A word of encouragement: Having visited England many times, I am convinced it is a perfectly reasonable response to your British cuisine. I myself flirt with bilimia each time.

  26. No Hope for Humanity says:

    Wow, most of you are disgusting. This is NOT healthy. And FYI the woman in the photo was a model who DIED because she was too skinny. In grade 9 I did an essay on anorexia and bulimia for my health and fitness class and I was so appalled at all the “thinsperation” “pro-ana” and “pro-mia” websites there were. Sure found a hell of a lot more websites with scientific facts on how being like this is not at all healthy for you though! Yes, being obese is dangerous, especially morbidly obese just like being a malnourished little twig is. Both are horrible situations and both sides of this weight epidemic of being to fat or to skinny need help to get HEALTHY. Many studies have shown that being over weight (not morbidly obese) but over weight is extremely more healthy than being anorexic or bulimic. Its kills your organs and your teeth, your bones become weak, you become infertile and your chances for kidney failure, heart attacks and liver failure sky rocket. Your skin gets dis-coloured and feels rough and your chances are dying at an extremely young age are imminent. The average life span of a woman in first world countries is 80 years. If I girl becomes anorexic in her teens her chances are living past 40 are unlikely. I’m a 20 year old Canadian woman and I’m a very healthy 125lbs. My skin is soft and my nails, teeth and hair are healthy. I have plenty of nutrients going to my organs, including my brain. My cheeks are bright and I am extremely healthy. I am not over weight but I have the appropriate percentage of fat to have healthy organs, and a healthy womb and perky breasts. I have energy to run and smile to love myself inside and out. I think young girls looking at pictures of sick, dead looking woman and aspiring to be like them is disgusting and it’s killing them. I think it’s a great idea for such sites to be taken down because they are, as far as I’m concerned a public health crisis.

    • squathole says:

      No Hope: Thanks for your comments. Please note that this post in 4 years old, and that much of what you rehearse here was articulated previously, in one case allegedly by a recovering anorexic.

      But as I noted on 12/6/09: Please remember that the original post was not about eating disorders per se, but rather the reaction of the French government toward their management. Whatever your views on anorexia, obesity, bulimia, etc., is it morally acceptable for the national government to regulate your personal behavior with authority of the law?

      You’ll find quite a bit here about eating disorders, abominable foodies, obesity, etc. Please feel free to sdhare your insights Here’s a more post.

      Thanks again for stopping by.

    • Frank of Oregon says:

      “I think young girls looking at pictures of sick, dead looking woman and aspiring to be like them is disgusting and it’s killing them. I think it’s a great idea for such sites to be taken down because they are, as far as I’m concerned a public health crisis.”

      And exactly who would be in charge of selecting which web sites should be taken down? Yourself? The government? Some panel of experts somewhere? This is exactly the very bad idea the French government proposed. It is intrusive and patronizing, and sets a horrible precedent for imposing standards of taste on the citizenry. Tell me– should sites showing fat and morbidly obese people be shut down for thew same reason?

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