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Overweight Funnyman Carries the Plight of Fat Texters



    Overweight Funnyman Carries the Plight of Fat Texters
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    NEW YORK - JULY 19: Actor Zach Galifianakis attends the "Dinner For Schmucks" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

    Steve Jobs, are you listening? Your iPhone has been weighed and measured and some of America's population has found it wanting.

    Apple may be selling a record number of phones but there are certain segments of the country that cannot use the Cupertino-based company's ultra sexy smartphones.

    Some overweight people are falling behind in the world because they can't get their fingers to push just one letter at a time. Just ask notoriously overweight funnyman Zach Galifianakis.

    “I can hardly text because of my fat fingers,” he told Playboy magazine.

    The actor's inability to text message is just one reason he wants to get back into shape. But he wouldn't have to if Mr. Jobs, or Google, could create the touchscreen for thin fingered impaired.

    But then again this is coming from a man who sees the Smithsonian as a direct competitor to eBay. When asked if his famous jockstrap that he wore in "The Hangover" will end up on eBay, the actor asked

    “eBay? You mean the Smithsonian? You do not put works of historical magnitude such as that up for auction on eBay.”

    You can read the rest of Galifianakis' ramblings in the November issue of Playboy, or you can email Steve Jobs about getting on that texting problem yourself.