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Watching the "Four For Texas" movie with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Victor Buono and Ursula Andress. Victor Buono, a man of girth, wrote a poem called the "Fat Man's Prayer" many years ago. Thought I would share it with the SSR community.

The Fat Man's Prayer
by Victor Buono

Lord, my soul is ripped with riot,
Incited by my wicked diet.
We are what we eat, said a wise old man,
And Lord, if that's true, I'm a garbage can!
I want to rise on Judgment Day, that's plain,
But at my present weight, I'll need a crane!

So grant me strength that I may not fall
Into the clutches of cholesterol.
May my flesh with carrot curls be sated
That my soul may be polyunsaturated.
And show me the light that I may bear witness
To the President's Council on Physical Fitness.

At oleomargarine I'll never mutter,
For the road to hell is spread with butter.
And cake is cursed, and cream is awful,
And Satan is hiding in every waffle.
Mephistopheles lurks in provolone,
The devil is in each slice of bologna,
Beelzebub is a chocolate drop,
And Lucifer is a lollipop!

Give me this day my daily slice -
But cut it thin and toast it twice.
I beg upon my dimpled knees,
Deliver me from Jujubees.
And my when days of trial are done
And my war with malted milks is won,
Let me stand with the saints in heaven
In a shining robe - Size 37!

I can do it, Lord, if you'll show to me
The virtues of lettuce and celery.
If you'll teach me the evils of mayonnaise,
The sinfulness of hollandaise
And pasta a la milanese
And potatoes a la lyonaise
And crisp fried chicken from the south!
Lord, if you love me, SHUT MY MOUTH!


Genuinely SSR Obsessed
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Thanks for posting Skip....I really couldn't stop laughing. :laugh:

You can easily tell Buono was "educated on the subject" and knew what he was talking about! >:)

Also, how did you like the movie? Now maybe some Clint Eastwood classics!! :smile2:

David :black:

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I've always thought a fat person (moi?) is probably very knowledgeable of diets and dieting but just can't get or continue with the will power necessary to get thin(ner).

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