Why Do We Always Go For The Fat Comments?

When Fashion Indie posted the picture at left and asked for captions, our minds wandered in the Tim Burton direction, coming up with one cheesy “Nightmare Before Christmas” reference after the next. Not terribly original, we know. And perhaps that’s why we wouldn’t have won the contest … Or, maybe we wouldn’t have won because we didn’t call the girl in the picture fat like the caption contest winner did. Out of the dozens of entries, some of which were rather clever and adorable, “She Wasn’t Lying When She Said She Was Big Boned!” was the winner. Gross, guys. When it comes down to it, fat jokes are the easy — and nasty — way out. They allow you to peg your humor to an obvious physical characteristic instead of being clever about context or in any way original — um, and not to mention they’re cruel. So why are we still going for the fat jokes? Does anyone even find them funny?