I was recently browsing through my dad’s college yearbooks from 1948-51, and something jumped out at me – the lack of fat people. So, I started counting. Out of the hundreds of people in these yearbooks from a small rural state college, I counted only 24 people who looked even a little overweight, and there was only one person who looked obese. (My dad said the one obese person was “infamous” around campus because obesity was such a rarity.) When I got back to work at my university, the “rare” body size in my dad’s day was everywhere I looked. The CDC says at least 29% of college students are overweight or obese. The fatness of today’s college students was suddenly so noticeable to me after having looked at yearbooks from 65 years ago.
Colleges don't produce yearbooks. Great story but it's made up.
Sorry, they did 'back in the day'. My mother had one from Nursing college (Iowa).
Very much like a HS yearbook. Back then colleges were smaller, far fewer people, more like a high school in some ways.
And the people were thinner. Just look at the circus fat men and woman, looks like a typical day at Walmart.
 September 2, 2015 at 4:14pm
Drop the Krispy Kremes, and put your hands up!
 August 31, 2015 at 10:15pm
That’s what jumped out at me… he said “I” or “my” 9 times.
 July 15, 2015 at 11:22am
Let’s see – she’s making judgments about people based on their race, gender, sexual preference and religion. Congratulations Chely. You’re a bigot!
Won't the person on the other end of the rainbow be disappointed when they find that POS Obama at the end.
Pot maybe but no gold.
 April 9, 2015 at 12:10am
Republicans could learn a lot from Coach Harbaugh. Develop backbones! Stand up to the PC Police.
 March 27, 2015 at 4:58pm
And when they say “even if it isn’t real,” they are admitting their so-called “science” is anything but “settled.”
 March 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
One of my good friends is half-black. Do I only get half a point?
 November 25, 2014 at 4:12pm
I’m so sick of the media always assuming that blacks can harbor no racial animosity whatsoever. There is always the bigoted assumption that all white cops in such situations are secret KKK members. George, how about asking these questions:
“Do you believe Brown attacked you because you’re white?”
“Do you think he would have attacked a black officer like this?”
Look at the 1964 Civil Rights Act and you will see that it was written in such a way that only Whites can be racist. When a Black is angry at Whites that is not racism but correction of history.
 September 28, 2014 at 10:11am
I have numerous friends from high school and college who were liberal in their younger days but are now conservative. There’s a college friend who was the president of the Humanist Society, and he is now a devout conservative Christian. There’s my liberal college friend who had a hippie left-wing flower-child wedding, and she’s now a hard-core Catholic. A girl I knew in high school was the class “druggie” and was as left-wing as they come – her Facebook page is now filled with conservative political comments. A liberal high school friend who used to make fun of me for being a “goody two shoes” told me at our last reunion that he’s sorry for treating me that way. He grew up to have seven kids and sent them all to a Christian school. He even stood up at our reunion and asked all of us to join him in saying grace before dinner. Then again, my conservative Christian roommate from college has turned into a left-wing union-loving activist. Still, I’ve seen more liberal friends become conservative as they get older than vice versa.
We are all born Liberal. Crying screaming Me, ME, ME . Then we age and some of us start to mature and use the brain God gave us to define Good from Evil. We used to be educated in school and realized this Republic had some flaws and with a little work the system could be improved for the benefit of all. Then the system started to change and socialism began to take hold and our schools stopped teaching and began indoctrinating. Now we are faced with a two edged sword. America has to overcome three generations of lost children that have been led to believe that Socialism is wonderful and the way of the future and a Govt. that is on the cusp of delivering America to a place Communism only HOPEed to .
 August 21, 2014 at 9:25am
Why didn’t she have the students reenact the scene at the convenience store?
Private business can offer any type of discount they want - even prayer discounts. But they can also rescind any discount. It is, after all, their business. If you want to pray before meals in this, or any restaurant, hopefully you aren't praying because it gives you a discount. I pray in restaurants all the time now but it's not for a discount; it's to honor and thank God.
August 6, 2014 at 10:09am
A few years ago, I was going the speed limit on a local street. A police car that had been way behind me was suddenly on my tail, which means he had to break the speed limit to catch up to me. He then tailgated me for half a mile… another violation to add to his speeding… and then put his flashing lights on. I pulled over, and he passed me. A short time later, I saw his lights go off, and he pulled the car into a driveway. It turned out to be his home. He apparently was annoyed that I was going the speed limit, so he put on his flashing lights to get past me so he could get home more quickly. I wanted to report him, but I had no proof of it. More recently, after a local police officer gave me a warning for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, the officer drove off ahead of me and… rolled through a stop sign!
April 26, 2014 at 10:05am
“Content warning: vulgar language used.” If it’s a Bill Maher video, that goes without saying.
April 1, 2014 at 7:40pm
Hmm. How conveeeeeenient. The administration says it needs 7 million enrollments to declare success and, lo and behold, they release a number that shows them BARELY hitting that mark. Seems a little fishy, no? Seems like someone cooked the books to make sure they got to that magic number of 7 million.
Also, we were told for several years that we needed Obamacare to help insure “29 million uninsured.” How is 7 million a success?
March 17, 2014 at 7:29pm
We set up a camera like this many years ago, and our two dogs did similar antics. One jumped up on the couch, and started clawing like a cat at the cushions – getting them “fluffed up” for comfort. The other dog, who rarely barked around us and was usually pretty mellow, was clawing at our front window and barking ferociously at every car that went by. The things that go on when we’re not around!
March 8, 2014 at 9:29am
As usual, the AP throws objectivity out the window on issues like this and uses feminine pronouns when referring to this guy.