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  • >> [Music: The Doors "Soul Kitchen"]

  • >> Jim Morrison: Are you hungry?

  • >> Howard Smith: Why do you ask that?

  • >> Jim Morrison: Well, maybe we could order out for some sandwiches or something.

  • Chicken delight or something.

  • >> [Music: "Soul Kitchen" continues]

  • >> Jim Morrison: You're not hungry? How about you: are you hungry?

  • Oh, it's lunchtime. Did you have breakfast this morning?

  • >> Howard Smith: Yeah.

  • >> Jim Morrison: You did. What'd you have?

  • >> Howard Smith: Oh, little things like chocolate cake and tea here.

  • >> Jim Morrison: Is that all you had?

  • >> Howard Smith: That's all I want.

  • >> Jim Morrison: You should eat more, Howard.

  • >> Howard Smith: You put on a lot of weight. Are you eating a lot?

  • >> Jim Morrison: Well, um... You know that's something that really bothers me.

  • What's wrong with being fat? That's what I want to know. Why is there such...

  • >> Howard Smith: I didn't say there's anything wrong with it.

  • >> Jim Morrison: Why is it so onerous to be fat?

  • Um...

  • I don't see anything wrong with fat.

  • You know? I mean, I remember when I used to weigh

  • 185 pounds, and I'm the same height.

  • I was the same height that I am now and I weighed 185 pounds

  • and I was going to college. And I had this food ticket at the cafeteria.

  • And the cafeteria food is mainly all based on starch.

  • You know it's cheap food, right?

  • And so I don't know what it was, but in order... I don't know, I just felt like

  • I was...

  • If you missed your meal you just, you know... I just figured: "Well I was getting screwed,

  • right?" If I missed a meal I blew it.

  • [Music: The Doors "Who Do You Love"]

  • So I'd get up at 6:30 every morning just to make breakfast, right?

  • Eggs and grits and sausages and toast

  • and milk.

  • Then I'd go do a few classes.

  • And I'd make it in there for lunch.

  • >> [Music: "Who Do You Love" continues]

  • >> Jim Morrison: Mashed potatoes.

  • Every now and then they'd put a little piece of meat in something, you know?

  • Then I'd go to a few more classes. And then I'd go to dinner and it was more mashed

  • potatoes.

  • >> [Music: "Who Do You Love" continues]

  • >> Jim Morrison: And so about three months later I was 185 pounds.

  • And you know what? I felt so great.

  • I felt like a tank, you know.

  • I felt like a large mammal. A big beast.

  • When I'd move through the corridors or across the lawn, I just feel like I could knock anybody

  • out of my way, you know.

  • I was solid, man.

  • It's terrible to be thin and wispy, because, you know,

  • you could get knocked over by a strong wind or something.

  • Fat is beautiful.

  • [Music: "Who Do You Love" continues]

  • >> Howard Smith: How much do you weigh now?

  • >> Jim Morrison: I don't know to tell you the truth. I'd guess somewhere in the neighborhood

  • of about 150.

  • >> Howard Smith: Really?

  • >> Jim Morrison: You want to compare biceps? (Laughs)

  • You want a dead arm wrestling match, Howard? Are you ready? Are you in shape?

  • >> Howard Smith: All right. Yeah.

  • >> Jim Morrison: We'll wait until the interview's over.

  • >> Howard Smith: (Laughs)

  • >> [Music: Joe Jones "Light my Fire (Doors cover)"]

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