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My blog posts might be a hell of a lot funnier if I wrote them as letters to myself, and then snarkily responded to them.

Or not.

Because this is what writer Todd Daniel does on his hysterical new diet blog, Fat or Fiction, and I promise you, the guy doesn't need a particular gimmick to be funny. He just is. He's got a raw gift for making people (such as myself) giggle or nearly pee their pants. I'll be careful not to be sipping on soda the next time I check in to read his latest post, lest I burst into laughter and spray the keyboard. 

Daniel just launched the diet blog to kick off his "year of living thinner," and he's not afraid to show us his inspiration: a photo of himself a decade ago, looking thin, gorgeous, and utterly wild in a loincloth and feathered headdress. (Don't mess with that Indian! He's a gymnast!)

Now, feeling soft around the middle, Daniel pokes fun at himself, muses on his eating habits, admits his shortcomings, and somehow makes us hungry along the way, taunting the reader with fried green tomatoes (bastard) while also offering up a tasty-looking recipe for green goddess dressing.

Sitting here in my eating dress (you know what I'm talking about), I can't wait to read more. 

Actually, there is more, although not on Fat or Fiction. Daniel makes the rest of us look like slackers because he already has another blog, where he takes on the world at large. Check out Lilia Menconi's fab review today on the New Times culture blog, Jackalope Ranch.

And one final note: Todd Daniel (a.k.a. Todd Grossman) and his hubby Robrt Pela are longtime New Times contributors. Daniel has also nearly made me pee my pants in real life, at a fancy banquet.

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