Thursday, April 05, 2007

Richard Simmons: One Cool Dude!

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I'm doing super! Thanks for asking! *rolls eyes*

Last night, I was watching this one program called "Super Obese". It was a really sad show about a few individuals who can't even function properly in the real world due to their weight problems. One woman had to have portions of her fat surgically removed before she could even begin recovery. Can you imagine that? Hardly being able to function at all? These people hardly have anything going in their lives. They're completely consumed by their weight problem. And of all the people in the world.. Richard Simmons comes to these weight treatment centers to cheer them up! These depressed obese people go from being miserable and helpless to feeling happy and empowered within the blink of an eye, and it's all because Richard Simmons decided to drop by and give them a boost. After watching that program, I have new found respect for that man. He's really a cool guy, even if he is a little on the flamboyant side.

I figured it was all a big stunt at first, that he just did it because he had some sort of secret agenda behind it. After doing some research, I came to realise that Richard Simmons has no real ulterior motives. He drops by those kinds of centers all the time, and he actually reaches out to the people who ask him for help. One guy on the show said that Simmons would talk to him at least once a week to ask how everything was going and if he was making any progress. :) Doesn't that just bring a smile to your face? There is no finical reward for him to be doing that, but he still goes out and does it.

When Richard Simmons ran into that room and hollered "Who's ready to sweat to the oldies!", everyones face lit up. Just by being there and acting like his typical self, he made about two dozen critically obese people temporairly happy. Just for that, a man whom I had never taken seriously gained my complete respect. This salute goes out to you, Richard Simmons! *salutes* May The Geek Be With You!



Richard Simmons advertising a steamer on the David Lettermen show! Believe it!

3 comments:

RhythmUnbroken said...

Yep. Richard Simmons is a pretty cool/funny guy!

Here is a video you must watch of him doing a skit on Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCJkuXSTymk

DriedPapercutsAndChickens said...

I like the guy BUT to say a "little Flamboyant" is like calling the Mississippi a small stream

Chus said...

This is what I think: Richard Simmons