Last year 24 Hour Fitness in San Francisco put up
a billboard that showed an alien space ship with the
caption, "When they come they'll eat the fat ones first".
Okay, it's insensitive, I admit, but I thought it was
damned funny. But I was alone, I guess, because
this billboard sparked a lot of protests and
was the impetus for the San Francisco City Council to enact
an ordinance to specifically ban discrimination based on
That's fine. Really. I think fat people are people too
and that they should have the same opportunities as everyone
else. But, frankly, I think it's unrealistic to believe
that when the space aliens come, they'll give a tinker's damn
what any stupid local ordinance says. I'll bet that when they
come, they'll say, "Fuck off. I have a
foot-long anal prober and
I'll eat whomever I damned well please."
But I think that the billboard got it wrong. I think when
the aliens come, they'll want meat, not fat, so
they'll actually eat the overly-muscled, bulked-up freaks
who feel the need to work out 24 hours a day.