Stuff your gut with tons of food,
Then collapse while muscles pound.
Don't say Thanksgiving is the reason,
You eat this way all year 'round.
Mad Magazine, late 50's
Mad Magazine, a major literary influence on many of us when we were impressionable kids, published the above bit of doggerel as part of a longer piece, sort of a set of calendar headings, minus the actual calendar. Today I remember only two of them, October and November. The rest must have been less inspiring.