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Sunday
Apr092006

Lovely Lady Lumps




*OVERHEARD ON THE NYC SUBWAY*

"First, she was nice and chunky."
"Right, right."
"But she kept working out, working out, working out!"
"Uh-oh."
"Yeah! Now she too small!"
"Why girls wanna be small like that?"
"I don't know" *shrugs* "some people just wanna be small."
"But it don't look right!"
"Don't I know it, don't I know it."

Reader Comments (15)

Oh, THANK YOU! I love it!!
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSuz
God bless 'em!
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAimee
So, were they thin or lumpby?
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy
lumpy even... :)
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy
Oooh, I love it! All you have to do is look at Nicole Ritchie to know that "small just don't look right."

Just yesterday I saw yet another set of photos of her in Us Weekly, this time she's in a bikini. The only thing I could think was, "How can DJ AM want to have sex with her skeleton?"

Did you guys know that he used to weigh, like, 300 pounds before he got his stomach stapled? Sorry to be off-topic. I'm procrastinating getting any work done on this lovely Sunday morning.
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteramanda b
I saw a pic of Jessica Simpson in a suit for that GOP fundraising thingy. It was a news photo, not a fashion photo. Her head was gigantic compared to the rest of her body. She has whittled herself into a Bratz doll.
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTracy
This comment is more about Dove girls photo that accompanies the post than it is about the post. Hope that's okay, Monica.

In any event, when this advertising campaign first came out and there was that big bruhaha about whether people wanted to see these "big" girls so scantilily (sp?) clad, I was furious. Look at those women. Not one of them is fat. They all have perfectly proportioned and beautiful bodies. The whole controversy was absolutely disgusting. I say Go Dove! Keep doing campaigns with these women and others like them.

Just my .02. Thanks for listening.
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Laura.. I thought the same thing. I was looking at the photo thinking, these women have the ideal body..
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Heh -- yeah males don't like the skinny chicks to much as other skinny chicks and the gay men gynophobes do.
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Armstrong
May I say as a male of the species that I agree wholeheartedly with Jennifer's comment: it ain't the hetro men that are behind the media's obsession with skeletal females. You are meant to have curves!

God bless Dove!
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAussie Bloke
I love this post. Yay Aussie Bloke, I'm holding an oreo high, in a toast to you!
April 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGemma
I love this Dove campaign. It's nice to see someone who has a body like mine and is being celebrated : )
April 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
That's it!

I'm hanging up on DIAL... toning out TONE... You can have your Ivory Soap and their 99 and 44/100ths percent pure...

I LOVE the Dove! These women are beautiful. "One-quarter cup of moisturizing lotion" never looked so good!
April 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWry Bri
Once you go fat you never go back! LOL LOL LOL LOL
April 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Neither curvy nor thin... and definitely far from perfect.

But I don't bother!! I cycle coz I love it, not for toning up or anything.

I see girls with much better figures getting upset about their 'disproportionate' shape, and I'm glad I never get any complex. In fact, I just feel all too happy that I don't get disturbed the way they do.
April 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCrisscrossing Sanity

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