Manorexia!

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I hate to have to tell you this, but while we wait none-too-patiently for bird flu, a new disease has struck America, the news brought to us by Dr. Dennis Quaid: "Manorexia."

For those who doubt his diagnostic perspicacity, recall that the more than fashionably thin thespian did fully inhabit the role of Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp.

Quaid, natch, "is coming forward and talking about the problem so other men will get help." Please do.

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  1. Proof, yet again, that satire will never outpace reality.

  2. He should spend less time talking to news cameras and more time shoving sandwiches in his pronoun hole.
    “Disease,” my diseased liver.

  3. Well, his brother has the cure.

  4. So if anorexia sufferers are prototypically spoiled suburban girls, striving for daddy’s attention, what is the psychological/demographic profile of the victims of manorexia? I live in LA, and I would venture that around these parts it’s that of the model/actor/cater-waiter, striving for the casting agent’s attention.

    In any event it reminds me of a term that we gays like to employ to describe our tiny kingdoms: Mangina.

  5. From the title, I expected evidence for a trend to smaller houses.

    But no — just more pathological self-regard from Hollywood.

  6. Now, he sees fat in the mirror no matter how thin he becomes, the report said.
    Quaid said he is coming forward and talking about the problem so other men will get help.

    How hard can it be to get rid of the mirror?
    (Probably not easy for an actroid, come to think of it)

  7. The name is stupid. The media attention given to a celebrity who happens to have the condition is equally stupid. The condition itself, however, is not stupid. Male anorexics do exist and it’s a serious medical problem.

  8. The do exist and I believe carpet-humping is one of them. (Don’t tell him I said so or he’ll likely hump me into submission.)

  9. The do exist and I believe carpet-humping man is one of them. (Don’t tell him I said so or he’ll likely hump me into submission.)

  10. The do exist and I believe carpet-humping man is one of them. (Don’t tell him I said so or he’ll likely hump me into submission.)

  11. Yes, correct me if I’m wrong here, but isn’t there already this disease called “anorexia” that some men can get? I mean really, now, next we’ll be hearing about “bulmania” or “manulmia” or something.

  12. What about the poor guy that was killed after being kicked out of a car for flashing? While having a flashing person in the car at night might be distracting, I would think you could at least lash him to the roof and get through traffic quicker.

  13. Funny, I’ve known 4 bulemics growing up and 3 of them were men. Guess it’s a new desease again whenever some star drags media attention to it.

  14. The name is stupid.

    Yes.

    The media attention given to a celebrity who happens to have the condition is equally stupid.

    Yes.

    The condition itself, however, is not stupid. Male anorexics do exist and it’s a serious medical problem.

    Yes and no. The condition does really exist, but it is just as stupid as typical (female) anorexia. Anorexia is not a disease itself but a manifestation of mental problems. Mental problems themselves are not stupid. Starving yourself is.

    So if anorexia sufferers are prototypically spoiled suburban girls, striving for daddy’s attention, what is the psychological/demographic profile of the victims of manorexia?

    I dated a “manorexic”, actually. It was pretty terrible. He made me look really bad all the time, because I was raised in a “clean your plate”-type household, so I would eat pretty much anything within stabbing distance of my fork, while he, in stark contrast, would just pick at his meal. I don’t think I ever saw him finish a single plate of food in the two years I dated him, much less make a significant dent in any of his food. It was pretty frustrating (mostly since he made me look like a ravenous piglet in comparison).

    P.S. As to his psychological/demographic profile: A spoiled suburban boy, striving for mommy’s attention.

  15. P.S. “Manorexia” is not new…you haven’t been watching your ET, have you, Brian Doherty. Tsk, tsk.

  16. Do men undergo womenopause now?

    PS: “A Survivor’s Story: ‘I Beat Anorexia!'”

  17. In any event it reminds me of a term that we gays like to employ to describe our tiny kingdoms: Mangina.

    Is that your he-pussy?

  18. I reckon he’s on to something. The Day After Tomorrow could probably stand to lose about 40 minutes.

  19. Obviously, this is just promotion for Quaid’s new movie, Thinnerspace.

  20. There must have been an anorexia virus in the water on the set of The Parent Trap.

  21. I don’t think I ever saw him finish a single plate of food in the two years I dated him.

    Two years, huh? You must be a glutton for punishment.

  22. BTW, if you click the “manorexia” link, there’s another story linked at the bottom titled “Daytona Prostitutes Hunting Serial Killer”. Wasn’t that a Zalman King – Cinemax production?

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