Chubby Checker is suing the makers of an app that allows people to estimate the size of a man's ... er ...manparts.

That's right. It's called the Chubby Checker.

This is one of those stories that makes me proud to have gone to journalism school.

According to TMZ, the 71-year-old music legend has filed a lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard and Palm (yes, palm), saying they violated the trademark on the name "Chubby Checker" by releasing "The Chubby Checker" app, which "enables women to estimate the size of a man's manhood based on his shoe size."

That's really funny. Me and my size 18 feet can't stop laughing hysterically.

Apparently, the app has been around for a while. Checker said the companies ignored his cease-and-desist letter in 2012, so now he's taking them to court.

According to the suit, Chubby not only wants the companies to shut down the app, he also wants a ton of money for damaging his reputation.

I'm not sure how this damages his reputation, unless he wears very small shoes.

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