Bob Filus would never have been half the man he was if he had not been as fat as he was. Bob Filus' greatness came as a consequence of his great fatness. Bob Filus grated on everybody who knew him, and everybody who knew Bob Filus knew just how great he was and they also knew just how fat he was because Bob Filus was larger than life. Bob Filus is larger than death. Bob Filus was a great man. Bob Filus was a big man. Bob Filus was a fat man. Bob Filus was a great, big, fat man who was and is larger than life and death. *NM*