Having bent my own rules yesterday, I'm bending them even more today. Seriously, the rules are almost doubled over now, at an angle of maybe 167 degrees to the vertical. But you see, even though the worst thing you can possibly do on a blog is just find a funny article on the BBC news website and link to it, I'm rather entertained to read here that my old home town of Boston, Lincolnshire has the highest obesity rate of any town in the country. I'd like to think that I used to be the one keeping the average weight down to a respectable level, and since I moved to Derby I've put them over the top.
I think Boston should take great pride in this, in the style of an unexceptional Simpsons episode, and celebrate its fatness. Any publicity is good publicity, and if they really hype the place up as Britain's Obesest Town maybe some day those copycats in Massachusetts will be saying "I'm from Boston - not the one in England, the other Boston..." like they should have been all along.