Timothy Patrick McMahon

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Fat Guys

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I can’t find the link now, but earlier today, I read an interesting observation.  It goes a little something like this…

Do a Google image search using keywords such as “circus” “freak” “fat”.  And then take a look at the photos from about 100 year ago or more.  What you’ll see is photos like this one…

A pretty big guy, right.  Now, take a look around you.  Most likely there is someone in you life who looks this way; a neighbor, a family member, a co-worker, a friend.

The person who used to be an oddity, the person who other people used to pay to see, the person who was once deemed a “freak”, is now rather common place.

What made me go “whoa!” when I read this was not the fact that people are getting fatter (no duh!), but, when you put it terms of carnival side shows, well, that put our growing waistlines in a way that I hadn’t thought of before.

Anyway, just wanted to share.

Written by Timothy Patrick McMahon

April 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Posted in History

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