Sad, weird "sheet of paper waist challenge" in China


#1

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#2

This seems super-easy to game (by using A3 paper, or holding it closer to the camera).

How are we supposed to know how thinspiring people really are?


#3

Nice to see that “body dysmorphic disorder” is alive and well.


#4

So perhaps the continued use of 8.5" wide paper in the US instead of Narrower A4 explains our epidemic of obesity? (just joking)


#5

Another fine American cultural export: anorexia.

Sad indeed.


#6

Shoop!!! Pixels!!!


#7

“Ally oop, baby, shoop, there it is and now I gotcha
Three pixels left, it’s just enuff for me to shock ya
Now check it, how I flip the RGB…”


#8

I just stuck a post-it over the lens of the camera and now I can eat whatever I want.


#9

I know your typical Asian is smaller than we are here in Murica, but… ew. Skin and bones? I’m all about the bass.


#10

Wait, how does America figure into this? We didn’t invent neurosis, you know.


#11

I got this, no problem. I’ll just grab an A0 sheet off the press.


#12

Well, sure, but this particular type of neurosis has been an American specialty over the past few decades. Point taken, though. Loopy behavior is seldom culturally appropriated.


#13

I’m not sure I could hide behind either dimension of 11x17 sheet of paper.


#14

Depends on the units. If it is feet, it could work well.


#15

I’m all about that bass, 'bout that bass, no herring…


#16

BoingBoing has taught me that a person’s sexual preferences are determined at birth and are nothing to be ashamed of. Unless of course you’re male and prefer slim women.


#17

Just out of curiosity, what sort of waist circumference would this work out to? Plainly more than 16 inches and less than 25 ≈ 8π (or 8τ/2), so maybe about 20 around? I don’t really know the eccentricity of a typical waist, and wonder just how unhealthy it might be.

Wait, does it count as astroturf if you’re promoting a book that you haven’t written yet?


#18

It’s research!


#19

#Heifers!
Everybody knows that the acceptable standard for waist measurement is whether somebody can wrap their fingers around one’s waist.


#20

[Citation needed]