The Checkup: Watch This News Anchor Lay Into a Viewer Who Called Her Fat (VIDEO)
• I’ve received my fair share of nasty comments—hey, it comes with the blogging territory—but nothing near as bad as an email La Crosse, Wisconsin, news anchor Jennifer Livingston received from a viewer last week. Tagged with the subject line “Community Responsibility,” the email is all about her weight. It reads, in part: “Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain.” There’s more to it, but you can watch the video below to see the whole thing (or read about it over at Jezebel). Then keep watching, because Livingston—who admits she’s overweight, but certainly isn’t obese—lays into the guy, calling him a bully and rallying other viewers, especially kids, to stand up to bullies of their own. It’s pretty freaking awesome. Take a look.
• Planet Fitness would like give Pluto—the former planet, not the cartoon dog—a good old fashioned pat on the back for being, well, awesome in its own right, planet or not. It’s all part of a funny new ad campaign highlighting the gym’s chief tenets—motivation and encouragement—for which the brand is bringing the ol’ pat on the back out of motivational retirement. And so they’re starting with the planet Pluto, giving it a pat on the back for being the coolest hunk of space ice in the universe. Check out the designs for their Pat on the Back Spaceship, which they (really) passed along to NASA.
• Are you a nail biter? You might have a mental disorder, according to the American Psychiatric Association. More here.