Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Overeat

Overeat, v. To dine.
Hail, Gastronome, Apostle of Excess,
Well skilled to overeat without distress!
Thy great invention, the unfatal feast,
Shows Man's superiority to Beast.

-John Boop

2005 Update: To prepare oneself for virtue.

38 comments:

Solace Cai said...

Overeat: What we, as Americans, do at every meal, which has caused doctors and scientist to yell at us in every means necessary in order to make us realize we are going to die because we are FAT.
(I guess being gluttons is part of that American Dream?)

Sar said...

Overeat:

1. the often unintential result of America's supersize portions and bladder-size drinks.

2. the mass consumption of food for fodder achieved by reading multiple posts & comments during a single visit to this site.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Overeat,v.
What one does in an attempt to fill an empty place only to discover that the void was in the soul and in the mind not the stomach.

ADDENDUM:
The United States is technically one of the most soulless, mindless nations on earth at this time.

Doug said...

Solace, I do moderate during between-meal snacks.

Sar, I have never unintentionally over-et. Fertilizer's cheap here, it sure is.

Alice, my soul's on a diet.

karma said...

one of my many virtues

AP3 said...

I think Alice got it right.

pia said...

To McFeed

Tom & Icy said...

Makes my super-sized butt

schnoodlepooh said...

I agree with Alice. We are gluttens with food and misers with our souls. we should be more like dogs - only eat what we need to nourish our bodies and our souls.

Doug said...

Karma, I think it's all of mine.

Aral, don't listen to her. She's thin. They all think that. Next she'll be telling us it's better to be smart. Oh, how my soul cries for ho-hos!

Pia, I want that verb in this "dictionary."

Icy, it's also a source of prophesy as you've shown us.

AP3 said...

You're right, of course, Doug. I never trust thin people. I mean, what kind of sneaky things are they up to when they ought to be overeating like the rest of us?

Doug said...

Schnoodlepooh, I see you haven't met my dogs. Willie, in particular, sees the soul and the stomach as identical expressions of the spirit.

Exactly, AP-cubed! Everyone knows where my hands are at all times.

Minka said...

Overeating, v.
The act of devouring delicious food in unhealthy quantities, due to an inability of inventing delicious healthy foods.

Sreekesh Menon said...

an art of extreme living!

Semisweet1 said...

Overeat: To break a resolution in the shortest possible interval after making it.

Doug said...

Monika, I think the problem is it's hard to overeat lousy food.

Sreekesh, and which muse covers that? Gravyosmne?

Semisweet, welcome! I never make a resolution with my mouth full.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the comment.. i love the classic look in your blog.. ;)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Overeat,v.

Derived fr. old Mommism, don't mess up the kitchen.

To hang over the kitchen sink while eating broken cookies. There are no calories in broken cookies. Also, calories cannot enter the fatstream of the body in the eating-over-the-sink position.

A Little Bar of Soap said...

Overeat: To have more than one communion wafer!

Oh, tee hee hee! That would be wicked!

Doug said...

Why, you're welcome Anonymous and welcome. Who are you by the way?

Tan Lucy, I'll try that. You always have such helpful advice to hand out.

Soapy, you are sooooooooo bad! Devil, get thee OUT!

actonbell said...

"Everyone knows where my hands are at all times." LOL! Come to think of it, magicians are always thin.

actonbell said...

Oops-meant to add- can you imagine a prestadigitator at a buffet? (don't look at my spelling!)

~Daydreamer~ said...

Overeat: That's the normal expression for eating. Anything else indicating anorexia, hardly any food or a starvation (as in Paris Hilton case or whoever) doesn't apply to humans, like us.

Cheers.

a4g said...

Overeat, n. The explanation that follows a public act of gluttony, to explain away what was clearly an act of momentary gastronomic weakness. When eaten in private, what follows is 'seconds'.

Doug said...

Actonbell, I like to think of myself as a prestidigitator at the buffet of life. The crabcake always ends up in my sock.

Marwa, funny! That new site did you some good? Come to think of it, it's a little cruel of me to use this word before your sister's wedding, huh?

a4g, no explanations, no excuses. Pass the ribs. By the way I tried to leave a sympathetic comment on your site about your html troubles but it wouldn't take a comment.

LeesahEm. said...

overeat-the activity designed to create the stylish skin imprints from too tight pants that all the cool kids are wearing these days.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Overeat, v. To spoonfeed on the cellular level.

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Doug said...

Masil, overeating and implants and small, small clothes. It'll be a glorious future.

Gabriel, I like to use a trowel.

Goa'uld said...

Overeat: What some people think is delightful before a meal (especially dessert) but realize all to late how horrible it is when their stomachs moan in pain.

weirsdo said...

When I was a girl there was a wonderful French restaurant in NYC called Georges Rey's. We went there and my parents stole an ashtray because it had "Faut-il manger pour vivre ou vivre pour manger? answer, Georges Rey's" on it.
Overeating only applies to substances below the level of Georges Rey's.

Doug said...

Chel'nuk Goa'uld! You're right although I've made peace with the suffering.

Thanks, Weirsdo, that's swell. Attempted translation for the three-degrees-and-under set: Is it necessary to eat to live or to live to eat? Is that close? How about German tomorrow?

Would your standard take in Fat Matt's Rib Shack in Atlanta?

Jamie Dawn said...

Love the comments!
Food is on my mind morning, noon, afternoon, night, late night.... Need I say more?
Overeater is my middle name.
I'm currently trying to lose 20 pounds.
I better change my middle name to Undereater.
Darn! All I can think about is chocolate cake.

weirsdo said...

That's good. I think of it more as "Should one." It's a take-off on Poor Richard's (Ben Franklin's) maxim, "Eat to live, not live to eat" (roughly).
My German is stinko, but if you throw some my way Dr. Weirsdo will help me with it.
Haven't been to Fat Matt's Rib Shack. Memphis' Rendezvous ribs might qualify. We sometimes get them by mail.

Doug said...

Jamie Overeater Dawn has a lovely ring to it.

Weirsdo, next time in Atlanta give yourself a treat. Ribs and blues all night. It's on Piedmont around 5th or 6th.

Sar said...

(Doug, your photo icons appear to be gone here and also from your profile photo from your comments posted on my site. I seem to be having major problems going on with my computer (even after rebooting), and it won't let me access my email account either. Is it just my screwed up computer? I think I should just shut it down and let it get a good night's rest hopefully ensuring its cooperation for participating in tomorrow's guest post in the morning.

As it pertains to Overeat: Apparently even computers can get lethargic, a common adverse side affect from being too full. :(

Indeterminacy said...

Great definitions all around. I'm feasting on them. The definition from Alice was a delicious bonbon.

EasyEats said...

Food is Life. Overeat!

Doug said...

Ah, Indie. There y'are again.

You darn tootin, recipes