Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 02, 2014
     Category: Fashion | Advertising | Children | 1950s | Obesity

I wonder if they were the inspiration for HUSKEROOS! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/02/14 at 08:49 AM
Paul, I believe you've found archeological proof that bullying did, in deed, take place earlier than we first believed and this has lead us, here at the WU Institute of Behavioral Sciences, to start to postulate a theory that it (bullying) may, in fact, be a human trait and not some extinction level event that is the currently fashionable belief.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/02/14 at 09:37 AM
I've never had a problem with excess weight and always empathized with those who do. Notice that the thin kids are rarely picked on?
Posted by KDP on 10/02/14 at 09:51 AM
"Chubbettes"?!?!?! Of course, no one in the locker room was going to comment if a girl had that label in her skirt!
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 10/02/14 at 10:14 AM
So "Chubbettes" isn't a reference to Chubby Checker's backup singers?
Posted by Rocket J. Squirrel on 10/02/14 at 12:03 PM
I think that girl would be considered svelte today.
Posted by RobK on 10/02/14 at 12:11 PM
Looks more like "Baby got back"
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/02/14 at 02:41 PM
RobK, you should see her in Brand X clothes, the ones without "slenderizing magic."
Posted by ges on 10/02/14 at 10:33 PM
@KDP I agree, that pencil-necked kid with the plastic framed glasses taped together in the middle was our class president. (Anoka '06, Go Tornadoes!)
Posted by BHicks on 10/12/14 at 07:00 AM
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