Top Site, January 2005 - The Ring and The Fat Man

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Well, this is definitely my top site for the month of January. It's hard really to describe how fascinating this site is, beyond the fact that it uses GIF animation in a way I haven't seen since 1995. Basically, it's a very obese man who, in his fight to lose weight, underwent severe gastro-intestinal surgery, followed up by two cosmetic surgery procedures. You remember Carnie Wilson...she had her stomach stapled to stop her from eating so much. Well, he did the same thing, except with a ring.

The photos are incredible, the style of writing very amusing, in forgive-me-for-my-evil-mummy-head-in-a-jar sort of way, and, the pièce de résistance is when the website stops. The horror is implicit. The website is in french.