Michael Phelps: Living the Dream

No, not the Olympic Dream. No, not becoming the most highly decorated Olympic athlete.

While all that stuff is admirable and a demonstration of what the human body is capable of (excelling at our self-contrived competitions!) not to mention a great source of pride to Phelps’ mom, that’s not the dream I’m talking about.

Michael Phelps is living the dream of every American (or not) male in the good ‘ol U.S. of A. Eat whatever you want without degenerating into a clone of:

According to this article here is a rundown of Mr. Phelps’ daily diet:
For breakfast:
3 fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise
2 cups of coffee
5 egg omelet
1 bowl of grits
3 slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar
3 chocolate-chip pancakes.

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Brass Monkey – those chunky Monkeys!

Besides my mod to a classic Beastie Boys lyric, this post’s title also applies to this portly primate,

The shot is from the following story,
“Pictured: The chunky monkeys who have been put on a diet after being overfed by tourists”

Apparently the weight gain is due to the overzealous generosity of tourists.

One of the comments left by a reader merits mention,

Their weight gain has nothing at all to do with their eating habits!—–they have a “faulty” gene!

The excuse works for some humans why shouldn’t it work with macaques?