Fat Laugh

Fat Laugh, rickzimmerman 2010
Fat Laugh, rickzimmerman 2010

I’m sure you’ve heard of such things as a broad smile, a hearty chuckle, wide eyes, an ear-to-ear grin, an open face, and chubby cheeks. Well, take a look at a fat laugh.

One of my oldest and dearest friends, B. Normous Squatt, offered to pose for me as he produced this fat laugh from the cavernous depths of his prodigious diaphragm. Norm has worked to perfect his fat laugh through many years of frat parties, comedy club showcases, Three Stooges reruns, newsweb feeds and national political speeches (luckily, he finds hilarity even midst the most slimy and pernicious of current affairs).

As you can see, laugh-maestro Norm has developed the skill of expelling simultaneous chuckles of all styles, sorts and sizes. When pressed, he can manage to emit guffaws in several Eastern European languages at once — See: even the Kosovo-Serbo-Croation troubles had their slight silver lining!

Norm is now launching his new self-help seminar series on local access cable channel 74: Laugh Yer Blues Away! Since it is clearly absurd and insane to believe that one can do much at all to fix two foreign wars of opportunity, runaway health care costs, an ignorant and uncivil populace, the rapacious hyper-rich, fatuous celebrity adoration, greedy elected officials, or even one’s own expanding waistline — Norm figures — you might as well learn to laugh at things now and then.

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