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April 20, 2005


But all you need to see is the headline. Then you need to go get a cheeseburger. No, TWO cheeseburgers. For your health.


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Cool! A little heft's not bad.


aww, man, I thought I was first. I guess I shouldn't have stopped to stuff myself with donuts since apparently being tubby is good for you!

I know a place in a small Iowa town where you can get the world's greatest cheeseburger, with all the appropriate trimmings and side dishes.

*decides to eat his way to health*


"Honey, I'd love to eat less and exercise more, but I've got to watch my weight."

burp. o, scuse me.


If you like Gina Kolata
And eating things that aren't grain
If you're not into yogurt
If you outweigh a crane
If you like fridge-raiding at midnight,
3 AM, 5, 6, and 8
Then this story's what you've dreamed of
Go ahead and fill your plate

Aunt Nancy--I live in Iowa. Please tell me where can I find this world's greatest cheeseburger?

*golf clap for Bismuth*

Gotta go do my morning workout...

four eggs, 8 rashers of bacon, 6 slices of toast..

I should live forever if that is correct!

Yes Aunt Nancy, I am another Iowan, where is this cheeseburger. Also, if you want a good burger in Iowa, try the Railway Inn in Council Bluffs.

The world's greatest cheeseburger can be found at Collins Pub in Atkins - about 10 miles west of Cedar Rapids, just off Highway 30. There used to be another good burger place in Ames, but I can't remember the name. And since Council Bluffs is just south of Highway 30, you can start at one end of the Highway and eat your way across the state. Sounds like fun!

Now I know what to order for lunch!

Thanks Dave!

Cheeseburgers are fine, but I prefer to feed my heft with beer.

Horse Puckey!

Humans live longer, healthier lives if they are under weight. If their ribs show all their lives they look and feel younger than their years. Look at Kevin Klein - almost 60, and doesn't look a day over 45.

The longest lived people in the world, 130 - 140 years, are in India. Ever seen a picture? They look like brown skeletons.

Oh, we're supposed to be funny. Booger!

a) Live 110 years eating high fiber, low sodium, nutritional meals.

b) Live 80 years eating bacon, chocolate, cookies, burgers, etc.

I'll take 'B' for 500, Alex.

Why would anyone NOT want to register for the New York Times site?

MKJ - Apparently I, too, am willing live on the egde.

Also: "Marinating has been shown to have a strong protective effect..."

Mmmmmm. Marinade. That's my favorite way to do steak.

In related news, researchers are now casting doubt on the "moderate use of alcohol improves your health".

Now I'm not gonna live forever. ..

Can you die of confusion??

Thanks the Lord! And pass the Ketchup!

"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing." - Redd Foxx

I think its attractive to have a little meat on the bones... and then there's the "more cushion for the pushin'" concept also. Good to know it's ok to have a little Honda size spare tire... just not a Michelin Radial X.

Alright, so you can be too thin, but it's still okay to be too rich, right?

C-bol, I'd forgotten that jewel from Redd Foxx. Thanks for sharing!

MOTW - here are some more favorites on the subject...

"No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office." - Covert Bailey

"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." - Mark Twain

"The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it." - Andy Rooney

"I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself." - Johnny Carson

"Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

So the only way to live forever is:Don't eat anythingdon't drink anythingdon't stay insidedon't go outside

MOTW and C'bol - I would like to add these quotes from Winston Churchill:

"A gentleman does not have a ham sandwich without mustard."

"I will have meat; carnivores will win this war."

My idea of a good dinner is first to have good food, then discuss good food..."

Yup, cheeseburger was delish today!

Yup, cheeseburger sure was delish today!

I got the power!

I got the heft!

Well, ha-ha-ha to all of those gorgeous supermodels, who are all going to die before me!!

C'bol, Didn't a certain humor writer once title a book, "Stay Fit, Eat healthy, Die Anyway?"

*packs up to go to McD's for Happy Meal*

They've got those cute The Dog and The Cat stuffed animals, you know.

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