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Re: Just Silly!
« Reply #420 on: April 11, 2014, 12:24:43 PM »

Maybe a little exercise this morning?!
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« Reply #421 on: April 11, 2014, 04:59:10 PM »

Maybe a little exercise this morning?!


I didn't know whether to laugh uproariously at this or swear off exercise for good! Fortunately it's just a parody. LOL


"Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video for Being Appraised as an "Ex-fat Girl" (often referred to as Doggy Fitness or Poodle Fitness) is a short film by renowned art director and commercial film director Nagi Noda who created spots for Nike and Coca-Cola and starring Mariko Takahashi, a California born model. The film was created for Panasonic's Ten Short Movies – Capture the Motion series for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The film is a word-for-word parody of Susan Powter's first workout video except the video's instructor is dressed in a body suit giving her the appearance of having muscles shaped like the fur of a groomed poodle dog. Also, exercising with her in the video are six actors dressed in dog costumes, with actual live dogs' heads superimposed over their real heads. Nagi Noda, in her artist's statement, explained that she arrived at the poodle concept after noticing that the dogs' hair cuts resembled muscles. She believed that this concept would help her video appeal to people of all ages.

The video circulated throughout the Internet since it was posted on the Panasonic website along with the other nine short films in 2004. Possibly contributing to its popularity, Noda never explains in the video why people in the video are wearing dog costumes, leaving viewers to speculate. Many early viewers had speculated that it was somehow related to furry fandom, though it seems more likely that this is meant to be purely surreal for its own sake."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Takahashi%27s_Fitness_Video_for_Being_Appraised_as_an_%22Ex-fat_Girl%22
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Re: Just Silly!
« Reply #422 on: April 11, 2014, 05:10:56 PM »

I didn't know whether to laugh uproariously at this or swear off exercise for good! Fortunately it's just a parody. LOL


"Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video for Being Appraised as an "Ex-fat Girl" (often referred to as Doggy Fitness or Poodle Fitness) is a short film by renowned art director and commercial film director Nagi Noda who created spots for Nike and Coca-Cola and starring Mariko Takahashi, a California born model. The film was created for Panasonic's Ten Short Movies – Capture the Motion series for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The film is a word-for-word parody of Susan Powter's first workout video except the video's instructor is dressed in a body suit giving her the appearance of having muscles shaped like the fur of a groomed poodle dog. Also, exercising with her in the video are six actors dressed in dog costumes, with actual live dogs' heads superimposed over their real heads. Nagi Noda, in her artist's statement, explained that she arrived at the poodle concept after noticing that the dogs' hair cuts resembled muscles. She believed that this concept would help her video appeal to people of all ages.

The video circulated throughout the Internet since it was posted on the Panasonic website along with the other nine short films in 2004. Possibly contributing to its popularity, Noda never explains in the video why people in the video are wearing dog costumes, leaving viewers to speculate. Many early viewers had speculated that it was somehow related to furry fandom, though it seems more likely that this is meant to be purely surreal for its own sake."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Takahashi%27s_Fitness_Video_for_Being_Appraised_as_an_%22Ex-fat_Girl%22
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Did you know poodles were originally German sporting dogs? Their fur exhausted them and dragged them down so the hunters started trimming off the excessive  fur leaving only the fur around the joints for warmth and on the tip of the tail so they could see them while retrieving! And then...
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« Reply #423 on: April 11, 2014, 11:10:42 PM »

Did you know poodles were originally German sporting dogs? Their fur exhausted them and dragged them down so the hunters started trimming off the excessive  fur leaving only the fur around the joints for warmth and on the tip of the tail so they could see them while retrieving! And then...

Yes, those standard poodles are a lot tougher than most people give them credit for. They've also been used as guide dogs although the one I knew that was a candidate didn't make it. She was very quirky and wouldn't eat unless she was hand fed. But boy could Sassy swim. She put even our Labs to shame!
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