Before and After Magic

on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I know that my recent posts have been on the dark side so I thought I would step back into the sunshine with this one.

I once had a discussion with a friend about going into a partnership to set up a gym for those who want to lose weight. This business venture did not go very far. In fact it kind of broke down when we realised that we were both overweight ourselves and would be poor publicity for such a business. Someone did suggest that we could pose for the "before" photo but we would have to hire some skinny look-a-likes for the "after" photos but we lost enthusiasm for the project.

Anyway, here are some equally improbable before and after photos for your incredulous enjoyment.

"Way to go, girl!"

"I feel like a new man!"

"Is that what happened to Michael Jackson?"

"After many dental appointments and many,many, many years later......"

"Whoa! Dem things look like gills!"

"Your results may vary"

I hope you have enjoyed the magic!


On a limb with Claudia said...

ahahahahahahahahaha. Those are hilarious! OMG!!

I used to have one that was of a guy just after his pec reattachment surgery<--you can see the stitches even. then the 'after' using the fabulous bs product. Of course after was just when he could work out again. Sheez....

Thanks for the laugh Squirrelly!

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Oh, if that magic could work wouldn't it be interesting! But if the body and energy don't match the face you could have an early death. Going thru life once is enough. I would probably make the same mistakes and once is enough.
You are what you lived and I am stuck with it.
I am satisfied with who I am and therefore I don't need the magic.

Marja said...

Oh aren't they terrific This is so funny Yes we are very focussed on how we look very interesting how over important it is and yes I am guilty I don't like pictures taken of me Have to use the before ones

Anonymous said...

those are funny! I especially like the last one where it says "results may vary".

Jo said...

Works for me! Where do I sign up? I'll have a little bit of all of them, please. *heh*

the walking man said...

What can one say...I guess the after life is better.

MedStudentWife said...

roflmao !!!

you will like this:

Fidel sent this & I think you will find a use for it *grin*

geewits said...

When you said that about being overweight and opening a gym, I thought, "That would be like me opening a Betty Ford clinic."

etain_lavena said...

Yes I am sure thats what happens....:)

hope you are well.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Can I interest you in some snakeoil product known to provide results as shown here? C'mon...don't be cynical. :)

That's a great place to be.....being satisfied. Truly beauty is skin deep and what lies at our core is what's the most valuable.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

All those treatments are mostly bogus. For real magic use the Photoshop program to alter your photos!

"Results may vary" is a wonderful escape clause!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

You don't need any improving but if you are determined to part with hard earned money, just send it to Lgsquirrel Holiday Trust. It is for a good cause! :)

The afterlife is indeed better if we are spending it with the Author of Life.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Thanks for the suggested links. They were great but I would like to distance myself from the rough hooliganism of those squirrels. They can't help themselves cause they are ground squirrels. They don't know better. We, grey squirrel, are more refined and aristocratic and we settle our differences by having a donut war!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

That is a good comparison! Which also explains why our flight of fancy never took off the ground. :(

How have you been? i have visited a couple of times but you have not been around of late. Hope all is well.

Dr.John said...

Now those are great products and procedures.

tsduff said...

ha ha ha ha I thought I was bad, but now that I saw the quadruple disaster pics before and after, I know there is hope for me. Where did you get those? Thanks for the lighter side LGS :D

Anonymous said...

I think a gym run by regular people is a great idea! Lots of regular people are intimidated to go to gyms staffed by a bunch of super-buff young people. Some people want to work out with people who understand that age and gravity have their own challenges

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

yes! Aren't they just magical?

Well, I got them from all over in my internet wanderings but medstudentwife recommended above the following site which has a collection of these (

What you describe is strangely enough the premise of the movie "Dodgeball".

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