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Neil on girth

Post by ElfDude » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:01 am

I'm reading Ghost Rider for the third or fourth time now (I love this book). Last night I came upon a passage that always bugs me just a little bit.

"I also noted how many older men I had noticed on this trip, Americans and Canadians, who wore their jeans belted and slung under their protruding bellies, allowing them to pretend they still wore the same waist size by pushing their belts ever lower down their backsides."

Well, Neil, though I'm not obese, in my middle age (I turn 41 tomorrow) I have gained some flab around the middle. It's no one's fault but mine, and I take full responsibility for it. However, the reasons I tighten my belt underneath my "spare tire" isn't so that I can pretend I still wear the same waist size. It has to do with the laws of physics.

Since my midriff is roughly the shape of an egg with a bump in the lower regions (my backside), if I were to try to put my belt line around the widest point of the egg, as soon as gravity took hold you'd see my pants fall to the floor (happenes to old men all the time on America's Funniest Home Videos). So, I pretty much HAVE to put the belt between my belly and my backside in order to keep my pants up.

Now, having said that, I need to lose the weight so that I can join Neil in taking jabs at fat people. :P
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:15 pm

Well, all I can say, is now he has to make sure his middle stays slim or else he wil lbe a hypocrite!

Bahahahahahaha!

And he can never go on a tour and wear a name tag while going through the chow line!
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Post by ElfDude » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:15 pm

Don't worry, he won't.
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:18 pm

Likely not, but still.

So, when are you going running with me Elfie?
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Post by ElfDude » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:23 pm

I can't run at the moment... foot troubles. But I do bike ride every chance I get.
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:31 pm

Okay, you ride, I run. Fair enough? How about at 7:35 tomorrow morning when you are at work? :roll:
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Post by ElfDude » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:32 pm

I would LOVE to walk out of work and go for a bike ride...
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:35 pm

Okay, then 7:35, I will meet you at the Strait of Juan de Fuca and High Cedar Lane, kay?
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Post by ElfDude » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:38 pm

I thought we might meet halfway, like in Idaho...
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:40 pm

I see. Should I meet you there on 3 July? With fry bread?
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Post by ElfDude » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:42 pm

That might be tough... I've got a gig the night of July 2...
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:46 pm

I have a gig to go to on 2 July too!

I go see Rush!

nyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! *razz*
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Post by *Lifesonite » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:26 pm

You hoser.
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Post by Kevin » Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:31 pm

I think he probably thought/wrote that out of frustration. He doesnt seem like the kind of guy who'd discriminate based on weight or anything else silly like that. But I remember that passage made me giggle the first time I read it. :razz:
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Post by 2112X1mbh » Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:15 pm

Funny, this thread isn't at all what I thought it would be! It made me look anyway! Ha!
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