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19 May 2008 @ 02:54 pm
Meanwhile, making me feel nice and svelte is Kenneth Brumley, half a ton and taking in 30,000 calories a day. Glad to see he's trying to get something done about it, but, damn, wouldn't you think there was a point somewhere before it got this bad that you'd think "I better knock off the eating"?
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sayaka on May 19th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Even worse, his girlfriend keeps bringing him cheese fries and stuff.

WTF, she might as well be poisoning him. I don't know why someone would ENCOURAGE that.
I like living in interesting timesdaddygod on May 19th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Love works in mysterious ways.
paganellypaganelly on May 20th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Wow. And I looked at that. TWICE! Damn. I'll never scrub that image from my brain.

Really. How do you let yourself get to that point? Half ton?! Really?! Isn't there a point when you just say, "I may need to lose some weight, before I weigh as much as a truck!" Sweet baby Jeebus.
Kellykwsapphire on May 20th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Will and I had this discussion the other day. There comes a point where you're so overweight that you can't get out of bed. At that point, what makes someone think they should keep eating? Was he specifically going for the record at the time, or did that only occur to him after he hit the one-tonne mark? The Yahoo article (not sure about the one you linked to) said that he became impotent at one point, but things are working again. Will pointed out that there is a point when your body just shuts down and won't let you reproduce, it's saying "No, you're not in a physical state that you should be producing children, you don't get to." That should be a clue!!

Edit: My mistake, the yahoo article was another guy who was actually over 2000lbs and broke the record who is now trying to lose the weight.. different guy.

Edited at 2008-05-20 01:18 pm (UTC)
The Cynicdiscordian on May 20th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
2 million Americans over 560lbs? God damn!