Three words I can't stand on these forums: Fast, Food, and Nation!
But yes, this "loose thread" became suggestive, but nobody complained, so I saw no reason to edit or delete posts. Seemed all in good fun to me. Now if somebody got offended by all these mentions of girth or a flare-up occurred, then I would use my judgement or have an email confab with the Mayor. I think the topics de-evolve after a time as most conversations do. But sometimes they become more chatty or become conversations between two-three people. Sometimes I think these off-topic chats could be better handled in email, but again, since nothing nasty or mean-spirited comes of them, I leave them. It is the ones posted by people that love to tell us how badly we are eating or treating our bodies or animals that get me. They are posted for no other reason except for a rile-up and that is when the moderator power comes in handy. I think I've done it three times since the Mayor and I started as moderators.