You may have seen today’s Pickles.
Panel 1: Nelson asks Earl: Grampa, are you obese?
Panel 2: Earl: Obese? No, I’m NOT obese.
Panel 3: Nelson: [pokes tummy, with a “squish” noise]
Panel 4: Earl: I’m squishy, but I’m NOT obese.
This illustrates much of the “obesity” discussion. Earl knows he’s fat. Earl assumes he’s overweight, not obese. He forgets that the definition of “obesity” was changed to include people at lower weights. He sees news stories about “obesity” that are illustrated with photos of very fat people like myself, and assumes that I’m a typically-sized fatty.