At their annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity, which affects about a third of all Americans, as a disease. What do you think?


“So the first lady has just been hassling a bunch of sick kids?”

Margo Leder • Orchestra Conductor

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“I hope this means I can get my insurance company to pay for some wider pants.”

Lewis Pontrelli • Ribbon Winder

“Fat people don’t deserve any more sympathy than they already get.”

Terry Chooljian • Flatware Maker