Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Poor Fool Eats Himself Sick

And he claims to be proud of the results of his proclivity to gluttony. (I don't believe him, being sick is nothing less than bull dung.)

Perhaps one of you will be able to explain why someone who breathes the same air as we do  would eat so much, so often,  that he contracts gout. In the interim, I'll just be sad.

Disease: Food Blogger Proudly Contracts Gout

6 comments:

The Bad Yogi said...

umm, sarcasm much? At least I think so. But still, not a good thing.

OTOH, my mom, who eats approx. 2T of food/day, also has gout. So is it gluttony, predisposition, something else?

Gluttony USED to mean, excess attention paid to matters of the flesh, especially but not exclusively relating to eating. So you too, Bob, could be accused of the Sin of Gluttony ;-)

I'll take venial sins for 50, please.

Crazy Raven Productions said...

Bad Yogi, much like Type II Diabetes, there are a lot of different ways to acquire gout. It's a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream, crystallizing in the joints and causing problems. Your mom may have just had a genetic predisposition, or doesn't retain enough water to dilute the acid. This guy gluts himself on meat. Same disorder, different causes.

Not something I'd be bragging about, though. Oy.

Bob said...

The "disease of kings" is megalomania. Sounds like this guy has that, too.

charcuteire said...

I've had a couple of episodes of gout, it is not something one wants to repeat

Jennie/Tikka said...

Meat/high protein diets aren't all that bad - if you've got a heavy workout schedule to go with it. I take it this guy doesn't.

Bob del Grosso said...

Liz
That eyeball thing is demented. Love it. Rock on!