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Tripping the Light Fatastic 0

There was an OTR (Old Time Radio–see the sidebar over there—-> for some links) show called “The Fat Man.” (It was actually quite a good mystery show.)

It opened with the lines, in an English accent . . . .

“There he goes into that drug store. He’s stepping on the scales . . . .”

Then a robotic voice says, “Weight: 239 pounds. Fortune: Danger.”

(Music) Voice says, “Who is it?

Another voice answers, “The Fat Man.”

My question is this: How high would the weight have to be today for the man to be considered “fat”?

I leave the house from time to time. I’m betting 239 pounds doesn’t cut it any more.


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