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  1. Sarah

    October 26, 2009 - 7:28 pm


  2. Dan Meyer

    October 26, 2009 - 7:34 pm

    They fixed the proportions! If this isn’t a victory for us, it’s definitely a victory for math.

  3. josh g.

    October 26, 2009 - 7:42 pm

    Now English teachers are hoping they can score a victory and have the scare quotes removed from “was”.

    Unless, I suppose, it’s there for a reason, and the guy still is a fat slob?

  4. Dan Meyer

    October 26, 2009 - 7:48 pm

    Yeah, good catch. Can’t win ’em all, I suppose. Not all at once, anyway.

  5. aschmitz

    October 26, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    Notably, however, they still haven’t changed the lighting angle (nor perspective?), both of which would seem to exaggerate any “benefits” of their product.

  6. A. Mercer

    October 27, 2009 - 6:35 pm

    My weight loss secret? Open up power point and “stretch”! Who need high end photo-editing programs? Photoshop? That’s for rich losers to cover up plastic surgery scars!

  7. JasonP

    October 27, 2009 - 7:11 pm

    Yes, English teacher victory! No quotation marks left unedited!

  8. Fred

    November 11, 2009 - 7:36 am

    The guy still needs a good shave, though…

    Is there another story here involving the tats? Is that a lot of tattoo growth for 4 weeks (I have no idea)? Is the secret to weight loss really being strapped into a tattoo chair nonstop?