Fat chance

My dad used to tell a joke about a man who grew so tired of reading about smoking being bad that he decided to give up reading. Well, it appears that Deborah Locke, a newspaper editorial writer in Minneapolis, has decided
to do the same thing
. She’s fed up with reading about how to lose weight, so she’s going to stop reading magazines with articles about weight loss. And Deborah, no doubt a staunch defender of the First Amendment, would like you to join in her magazine boycott.

Quote:

If any story screaming from the cover makes you feel inadequate, the teeniest bit unattractive or even a smidgeon uncomfortable about your alleged predisposition for cellulite or a dreaded “pear” shape, leave it in the store.

At first, I thought Ms. Locke was writing this article as a sample piece to go along with her application for a job with the Onion. But no, she’a actually having a cow. Moo.