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Attention, Washington residents! Meet me at Dick's Drive-In. We need to order burgers and shakes and burgers and fries and burgers and talk about something

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Washington Ferries May 'Capsize' Under the Weight of Obese Passengers

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Attention, Washington residents! Meet me at Dick's Drive-In. We need to order burgers and shakes and burgers and fries and burgers and talk about something personal.

It seems that you--and by "you" I also mean "me"--are too goddam fat.

How fat are you?

So fat that mothafuckin' ferries have to shed weight just to make themselves float under the collective weight of your bodies.

KOMO:

The Coast Guard recently announced it had changed the capacity on several vessels because passengers now weigh more.

Coast Guard Lt. Kirk Beckman said the old test weights assumed an average rider weighed 140-160 pounds, but now that the average American weighs 185 pounds, those figures had to be recalculated.

For example, the Yakima used to be allowed 2,000 passengers, but will now only be able to carry 1,783 passengers.

Lt. Beckman goes on to voice his fears that ferries could become "overloaded and cause a vessel to capsize."

Keep in mind that Washington actually ranks 28th on the list of states with the most obese residents.

Mississippi ranks #1, where we hear that people are transported across water on the backs of trained whales and/or other Mississippians.

 
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