November 29, 2023


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Today’s beauty ideal, strictly enforced by the media, is a person with the same level of body fat as a paper clip.”
— Dave Barry

“To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.”
— Adelle Davis

“The hardest exercise for most of us (fat people) is that one where we push our chair back from the dinner table.”
— Dolly Parton

“The chief excitement in a woman’s life is spotting women who are fatter than she is.”
— Helen Rowland

“Some people are born to fatness. Others have to get there.”
— Les Murray

“How easy for those who do not bulge to not overindulge!”
— Ogden Nash

“Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No — no, it is your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.”
— Washington Irving

“Outside every fat man there is an even fatter man trying to close in.”
— Kingsley Amis

“Obesity is a condition which proves that the Lord does not help those who help themselves and help themselves and help themselves.”
— Anonymous

“There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.”
— Bertrand Russell

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