I read a post over at Petulant Ramblings yesterday, about HP's new "Slimming" technology.

I found this rather (painfully) funny, as just days before, I had gone to some trouble to:

"Fattify" this woman . . . .

Into this woman.

I thought it was pretty hideously hilarious that I spent some significant time in Photoshop HELLp to achieve the above effect, when HP would gladly spend time, resources, and programming hours to help me reverse it with the mere click of a button!

For those of you who have taken the Angst-Loss Challenge -- this is not actually a TTDT -- (It's completely optional, and neglecting/refusing to do this does not constitute a breach of your 30-day challenge) -- but if you've a mind to - contact Hewlett Packard and request a "fattening" feature that is just as easy to use as their "slimming" effect, so that you can help your friends out when they look too anorexic in your photos.

(The really crushing irony is that the woman in the graphic above at left would still be considered "fat" in our society.)

Posted byPortlyDyke at 8:45 AM  


Petulant said... July 9, 2007 at 12:43 PM  

HA HA!!!

My how times have changed regarding body types. I would blame the Greeks and their "ideal" statues but I cast more blame on the Victorians and their, albeit lovely and I wish I could fit into my leather one, corsets.

I would take the AL Challenge, but I am a lazy ass and always too drunk on PD Ale with a whiskey chaser.

Petulant said... July 9, 2007 at 12:44 PM  

P.S. I rumble most of the time.

PortlyDyke said... July 9, 2007 at 12:52 PM  

So that's where the rest of those cases of PDA went.

Rumble on.

Anonymous said... July 9, 2007 at 1:10 PM  


Where on earth did you get a nude photograph of me? And thanks for airbrushing the stretch marks out. Who knew that I would be the face of Portly Dyke Ale?


liberalandproud said... July 9, 2007 at 1:45 PM  

So, I watched HP's little slide show, and it looks like you can fattify subjects. If you choose slimming under the menu, and adjust toward the (-) instead of the (+), you should get a fattifying effect. The fact that the "slimming" is "positive" and the "fattifying" is "negative" is a discussion for another day.

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