(updated 11 Aug 03)

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TORONTO -- A new study shows that large mirrors in gyms and dance studios may actually sabotage women's exercise programs by making women feel discouraged and hopeless about their bodies.

But then again, what doesn't? (ProUSAChick76@aol.com)

It does, however, help them identify the overweight vampires in the place. (Pootybrew@earthlink.net)

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the shape beyond recall? (NITRAMXXX@AOL.COM)

It was found more productive to install these mirrors at local fast food counters instead. (tackajoey@aol.com)

What about ME? I went to the gym to meet chicks, and I'M discouraged and hopeless about their bodies. (coillteach_bard@earthlink.net)

My own personal study has shown that seeing thin women in tight leotards makes me want to shove a bag of Oreos down their throats. (YeIIowRoseOTX@aol.com)

Instead, women will now jazzercise in front of photos of cottage cheese. (jaynashvil@aol.com)

Not to mention the lettering across the bottom that reads, "OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE LARGER THAN THEY APPEAR." (rsherman@netplexgroup.com, tvornottv1@aol.com)

But... but... If they take down the mirrors, they'll find the hidden cameras! (giraffic_art@yahoo.com)

They are torn over which avenue to take to resolve the issue, as smaller mirrors will only discourage the male patrons. (razcactus@netzero.com)

The American Federation of Fashion Models has lodged a formal complaint, angrily stating that it's *THEIR* job to make women feel discouraged and hopeless about their bodies. (joseph.blevins@verizon.net)

Today's winner, williemelmoth@aol.com, knows that true beauty is in the eye of the beholder...especially if the beholder has thrown back a few cold ones:

Funny how that mirror behind the bar never sabotages guys drinking. (williemelmoth@aol.com)