Perhaps the most difficult feat of any athlete is to win consecutive championships and none more challenging than that of The Fatoff. There is a tendency of the newly crowned champion, after ascending to the champion pedestal while Bagpiper Dermot Moore plays the theme song of The Pillsbury Dough Boy, to relax after a grueling competition and spend a year on a rubber chicken speaking tour. Such was not the case with last year’s winner of the percent lost, Robert Winkelman. This year after winning his second consecutive title this journalist managed to break his way through the adoring crowd of well wishers and had an opportunity to discuss this heroic accomplishment. Journalist, “Well Bob how did you manage to do what many considered almost impossible”? Bob, “The key was preparation, you just can’t wait for the season to begin and expect to be a winner. Toward that end, six months before the competition started I went on a strict diet of Éclairs and Banana Crème Pie. It was not easy three times I had a sugar overload and Kathleen (Journalist note, Bob’s significant other) had to pull me down off the dinning room Chandelier ”. Is there doubt in anyone’s mind that Bob has sealed his place in the Fatoff Hall of Fame? The other champion was Ed O’Dea with an outstanding weight loss of 39+ lbs. Ed’s weight loss could not have been more evident then when the corona (don’t go to the dictionary, that is an early Roman crown of victory) was placed on his head it landed on his shoulders, certainly a champion’s indication of an equal distribution of weight loss. In addition to the championship Ed has also garnered the very much sought after role as the scarecrow in the sequel of The Wizard of Oz. It must be noted that The Fatoff does not have win, place and show there are only two winners and the rest are losers. Although, it is hard to consider Bill Ford and Larry McKeever as losers when their chiseled physiques continue to be the envy of all at the Naurashaun Kiddy Pool.
There will be a sign-up sheet in the Pub for anyone interested in forming an American History Club. The format will be a round table discussion with a member or members picking a topic i.e. a President, an event, etc. with emphasis on the trivia or the unknown and presenting the particulars and of course there will be the customary libations. Could be fun and an education. We hope to get Pat Finnegan as our first guess speaker who will address the accomplishments of the111th U. S. Congress. We feel Pat’s presentation will be short and there will be crying towels available. Also in the interest of personal safety Pat will make his presentation prior to any refreshments being served.
Say one for the troops