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Weight loss Concentration Camp

The only will power you need is to get to the camp
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A sort of jail where overweight people without willpower are forced to get in shape. Once you enter and sign the agreement, there is no turning back. The accommodations are like a hotel, except you must exercise to get your meals which are very small and low calorie. There are big muscular guards making sure you don’t escape. There is no panic button, you are stuck until the agreed time for your overweight level. Ofcourse there are doctors to make sure nobody is really suffering from anything serious that would require leaving the facilities. Otherwise the only way out is to get in shape.
Aluxe, Oct 07 2003

baked for kids at least: "fat camps" http://www.google.c...ch?q=%22fat+camp%22
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

See "Fat Farm", by Orson Scott Card http://www.amazon.c...002-9197500-0655249
A short story in Omni Magazine, also in this hard-to-get compilation. [Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004]

Schindler’s List http://images.amazo...507.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
[Shz, Oct 04 2004]

Concentration Camp Holidays http://www.nytimes....rope/06russia.html?
Gulag, actually, and it isn't built yet (if ever). [DrCurry, Jun 07 2005]

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       you don't want croissants then?
po, Oct 07 2003
  

       Half Baked - we did this before at least once.
DrCurry, Oct 07 2003
  

       At least here in Europe, there was a trend in fitness studios for some time, called "Body Drill" - Gymnastics lessons with an imitation Gunny in full military uniform screaming and yelling at the unhappy participants. It quickly became unpopular, and i wonder just why...
Saruman, Oct 07 2003
  

       It's a shame ordinary jail doesn't seem to stop people commiting crimes. Otherwise the principle might work. At least it would get the fat people of the streets tho.
lubbit, Oct 07 2003
  

       [shift] Omni! wow, I sure miss that Mag, I loved it.
-wess, Oct 09 2003
  

       But what adult could take all that time off from lifes daily tasks to stay in one of those weight loss camps? It takes a long time to loose 100 pounds (with no will power, they mite need to loose that much), and it should come off slowly for safty's sake.
-wess, Oct 09 2003
  

       Between this, the bible weed and the abortion camp, I am getting a powerful thirst.
bungston, Oct 09 2003
  

       This is the plot of Rob Grant's novel 'Fat', he of Red Dwarf fame.
nineteenthly, Mar 04 2011
  

       And if anybody *is* really suffering from somethign serious, well, there's an on site crematorium.
mouseposture, Mar 05 2011
  
      
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