April 26, 2004

One drawback of wearing spandex is that it does nothing to hide one's obesity

If you're like me (and there's no reason to suppose many of you are to any great degree) you will find that this will, somewhat mysteriously, cheer you up just a bit.

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 26, 2004 10:07 PM | TrackBack

"It's really comfortable to wear, and fits perfectly except for the arms, which are just a little too long, leading to wrinkles."

Proving once again that self-images definately aren't grounded in reality! Thanks for making me smile and cringe all at the same time.

Posted by: Lynn at April 26, 2004 10:15 PM

oh that's nothing...have you ever seen
Trekkers or any similiar type documentary?

its good times.

Posted by: just me at April 26, 2004 10:35 PM

It's amazing how well placed circuit lines can camouflage a person's obesity.

I was hoping that he would add a codpiece to cover his unmentionables, but no such luck.

Posted by: Lauren Godzilla at April 26, 2004 10:38 PM

Perhaps a cup or codpiece would be in order for version 2.

Posted by: Mike at April 26, 2004 10:50 PM

Let's just say it: YOU CAN SEE HIS DAMN NUTSACK!!
Sweet crap, the sight of that guy in the melon colored unitard about made me want to end it all..
Codpiece,for the love of GOD, buy a CODEPIECE!!

I must say, the deck shoes are a nice, if totally anachronistic, touch.

Posted by: mike at April 26, 2004 11:22 PM

minus that e..

Posted by: mike at April 26, 2004 11:25 PM

As does everyone these days, he's got a LiveJournal:

Posted by: Dave Bug at April 26, 2004 11:38 PM

Whose scarier, the unitard guy or the guy googling the unitard guy?? Yeesh

Posted by: Utility knife at April 27, 2004 12:10 AM

You'll be hearing from my lawyers for failing to warn me about the mental damage that has been done from viewing those pictures.

just kidding.....If you think that's weird check this out, an old friend of mine was into this. It's pretty creepy and makes Trekkers and Star Wars maniacs look quite normal and tame. You'll be spared the mental anguish of pictures if you avoid the event pictures link or the second link I've provided.


Here's some pics of the weirdos in action:

I don't really understand the appeal of this "lifestyle" , but for some reason this stuff tends to be really popular among geeky young gay men.....(shivers)

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at April 27, 2004 12:14 AM

I know it's wrong, but every time I go to a football game I have this overwhelming desire to beat up the mascots. That last link brought it all back to me.

Posted by: Lynn at April 27, 2004 12:29 AM

Imagine being a historian or anthropologist discovering these pictures 1500 years from now. Even if you understand what they are, how are you gonna get anyone to believe you? It's so easy to forget just how incredibly bizarre our culture is...

I agree with everyone's codpiece comments (it reminded me of the Wayne's World parody of the Prince video: "Look at the unit on that guy!"), but I have to say that I'm really impressed with this dude's willingness to risk looking like an idiot. He realizes that he's got a big pot belly going, and doesn't let that stop him from pursuing his vision. And even if the vision is pretty weird, you gotta admire him for that.

Posted by: Nick at April 27, 2004 01:01 AM

oh the furries! i find the furries fascinating. in a "this is why i have a degree in psychology, even though i don't use it and i work for a software company instead" kind of way.

Posted by: jodi at April 27, 2004 01:25 AM

Well Jodi, I wish you'd explain it to me. When I ask him about it, he either gets mad or just says "you wouldn't understand". He's probably right, but I feel the need to harass him anyway. Still, I don't get it.

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at April 27, 2004 01:57 AM

Wow. Its not every day - well not where i come from anyway - you see a fat guy with a moustache wearing a full-body-one-peice-tights-combo. That shot from behind where hes clentching is pretty classic...But hey, its good to see someone putting some effort in and you have to say he looks as happy as a pig in shit so thats okay with me.

Posted by: Danny at April 27, 2004 02:08 AM

Oh no, Zaphod, I didn't say I understood it... it doesn't make a lot of sense to me either. that's why they are so interesting.. i just don't get it. there are worse things out there that i don't get.

Posted by: jodi at April 27, 2004 06:20 AM

Oh sweet irony! I just spotted that today thanks to a boardmember on a figure collecting forum (Yes I'm a huge dork), and now the good ol' doctor discovers the cosplaying Tron fan as well.
It does kind of burn your eyes out though once you notice what the other commenters noted.

Posted by: Rich at April 27, 2004 07:06 AM

My god! That is the strangest shaped arse I have ever seen (6th image down), and I completely agree, there is no need to be seeing an obese mans bollocks. I've seen stranger things, but not for a while! Is this guy gonna go down in www history just like the star wars kid? Poor, poor man.

Posted by: Jim at April 27, 2004 09:37 AM

He doesn't have an ass.

Posted by: Bal at April 27, 2004 05:29 PM

Do you suppose Jay Maynard drives a 1982 Ford Club Wagon strewn with McDonald’s wrappers and empty ketchup packets? Imagine the bumper stickers (you know he has bumper stickers)… “I Brake for Intergalactic Time Travelers” and “Follow me to Penguicon”. The dude is a babe magnet. And I thought Bobby J’s trousers were snug.

Have a fine time in Philadelphia, Dr. Frank.

Posted by: j. francis at April 27, 2004 05:56 PM

this blog is kind of turning into "exploit and laugh at the foibles of the clueless"- first the guy with the note, now the guy with the unhealthy tron obsession (great movie, never realized it had geek obsessors) anyway, uh, i guess we're all scoffers, but communal blog ripping is a bit disturbing. what's next? grammar school tard photos (hee hee lookit this guys!)

Posted by: utility knife at April 27, 2004 06:38 PM

what is it with this blog? introduce a sap, have bloggers tear him up, and frank walks away clean
without so much as a comment. his hipster minions having done the dirty work...amazing! whens the last time he even posted a follow up comment?

Posted by: utility knife at April 27, 2004 10:15 PM

he has been a bit of a devil hasn't he?

tsk tsk frank

the writing thing was nice.

Posted by: just me at April 27, 2004 11:07 PM

wow this guy is *really* into tron. i think that's cool...he's not ashamed at all, which rocks! even though it's not necessarily socially acceptable for an overweight man to look like that or make those photos or wear spandex, he did it, because, dammit! he had a mission.
i think that rocks and i wish i had the bravery and / or social cluelessness that that guy has. and he's not even ashamed of his nuts! now that guy is punk. fucking. rawk!!!

Posted by: r a e d y at April 28, 2004 02:01 AM

Ever visited the site of that guy who thinks he's Peter Pan???


Posted by: Jeescy at April 28, 2004 08:17 PM

Hey, I saw that guy on Jimmy Kimmel's show. He's totally nuts!!!! He ran around the audience sprinking pixie dust on them!!

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at April 28, 2004 10:13 PM

Dude, 1966 Davey Jones called, he wants his hairstyle back!!

Posted by: utility knife at April 28, 2004 10:25 PM

Hahahaha. This is among the greatest/worst things ever! In fact, I think that my penis actually went INSIDE my body and I am close to certain that I will never, ever be able to maintain an erection again. This guy definitely has some talent and a good eye for detail; unfortunately, I was also blessed with the latter, and seeing the outline of his nut sack makes me bleed from my ears.

Posted by: Dave Danger at April 29, 2004 01:00 AM

wearing spandex is what i like to wear and feels nice and tight i think that they are nice on guys and women that are not fat and that have a body to wear them not every one has the body to wear them but i do hope to hear from any one that wants to write

Posted by: chente at January 17, 2006 06:26 AM