Weight Loss Program

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Immelda Vanderbilt, wealthy financier, walked in the field beside Dr. Egambe. “I knew physicists would produce a better, more successful weight loss program!” she enthused.

“Yes,” said Egambe, “But with our success comes new problems.”

“Of course! We need to find a manufacturer, publicity corps, FDA approval…”

“Ah, that’s not what I meant.”

“Eh? Where is Dr. Horowitz? And why aren’t we in his lab?”

Without a word, Egambe handed her a pair of binoculars and pointed into the sky.

“Oh my!”

“Yes, ma’am. Hopefully we can get him back before he gets lost in the cloud layer.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/03/01/3-march-2017/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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36 Responses to Weight Loss Program

  1. James says:

    Oops. When science goes very wrong.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale says:

    ha ha! Fun stuff!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Thanks for the laugh!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dear Eric,

    Now that’s quite a weight loss program. I’m guessing not exactly what he had in mind. Funny.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah this wouldn’t lead to the trim figure everyone was hoping for. However, it would prevent that “weighed down by life” feeling very well. 😉 Thanks so much, Rochelle! 🙂

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  5. Lyn says:

    He’s done it again…taken an ordinary photo of clouds with the sun shining behind them and used the prompt in a completely unexpected way. I’m glad they got him back though, let’s hope they can go forward. This time without the “oops.” 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! You know I’m not satisfied with the ordinary. I think they’ll go forward but not with a weight loss program. There are so many other very useful applications for this tech, they’ll still make boatloads of money. 😉

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Not so much a weight loss but a buoyancy gain, eh? Yeah, might need to rethink that formula..

    Another successfully funny piece pulled out of… (sorry about this)… thin air!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha. Is that “levit-at-y?” 😉 This won’t really work so well for a diet, but imagine the ability to tow something immensely heavy like entire buildings across the country with a small airplane. They’ll make their money back alright. 😉 Thanks Joy!

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  7. Michael Wynn says:

    That was funny, I’m glad they got him back, he’ll have to be more careful in future

    Liked by 1 person

  8. michael1148humphris says:

    That is a dangerous cure. 🙂🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Rommy says:

    Yes, he’s lighter, but how does he look? That’s what’s important. 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s the issue here. He still looks like a middle-aged guy with a couple tires around the middle. I think he took the term “weight loss” a little too literally. 😉

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  10. Simply brilliant! And the delivery is perfect. I even said, “Oops!” aloud.

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  11. The Voice says:

    Well that’s one solution to the problem. Physicists are always so literal…lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. gahlearner says:

    I want it! I can always wear a lead belt, like the ones for diving. Fun story.

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  13. Ha! Maybe Dr. Horowitz doesn’t WANT to come down.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. luckyjc007 says:

    Funny! He could live well on the moon! A kind of heaven for weight watchers.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Such a light solution to a weighty problem. A delightful story.

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