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IT'S A DOG EAT DOG WORLD . . .

 
 
Setanta
 
Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 05:23 pm
Breaking news of international import, from the Associated Press . . .

NEW YORK(AP) When it comes to eating hot dogs, "The Tsunami" still blows everybody away. For the fourth straight year, rail-thin Takeru Kobayashi chewed up the competition at the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating competition Sunday, breaking his own previous world record.

Kobayashi, 26, of Nagano, Japan, gulped down 53 1/2 wieners in 12 minutes and shattered his own world record by three dogs. In 2002, he had wolfed down 50 1/2.

The closest competitor Sunday was newcomer Nobuyuki Shirota, 25, of Tokyo, who made an impressive showing but couldn't cut the mustard with 38 downed dogs.

Once again, then, the contest's coveted Mustard Yellow Belt returns to Japan. Since 1996, the Japanese have dominated the competition and only one American--New Jersey's Steve Keiner in 1999--has captured the belt at the signature July 4 extravaganza.

The 5-foot-7, 132-pound Kobayashi, of Nagano, Japan, employed his trademark method of snapping the dogs in half before swallowing them to destroy the 19 other contestants.

Meanwhile, 105-pound Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, 36, of Alexandria, Va., could relish two new records: She ate more hot dogs--32--than any other woman and any other American in the contest's history.

Eric "Badlands" Booker, a 6-foot-4, 400-pound subway conductor from Long Island who came in fifth with 27 dogs, said he and the other competitive eaters were determined to unseat the Japanese.

"We aren't going to stop until we bring the belt back," he told ESPN.

Kobayashi seemed unworried.

"I will come back next year and try and break the record once again," he said.

I'd say this joker has never read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 05:30 pm
Oh my achin' belly.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 05:34 pm
He'll be doing some barking around the tail area I suspect.....
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 05:51 pm
Both cogent observations . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 05:55 pm
It's hard to be brilliant, commenting on a frankfurter eating contest.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 06:00 pm
No slur EB, oh my achin' belly is the first thing which occurred to me as well, and the Bear has quickly pointed out the possibility of lingering aftereffects . . .
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 06:18 pm
Setanta wrote:
No slur EB, oh my achin' belly is the first thing which occurred to me as well, and the Bear has quickly pointed out the possibility of lingering aftereffects . . .


which begs the question of which dog to blame?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jul, 2004 09:26 pm
Calls to mind an egg eating scene in Cool Hand Luke.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 02:19 am
That is one of my all-time favorite motion picture interludes . . .


I can eat 50 eggs.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 04:46 am
I can eat three, perhaps four if the pressure's on.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 05:15 pm
BBB can eat 1000 eggs in 5 minutes
I can beat you wimpy guys by eating 1000 eggs in 5 minutes.

Caviar (or roe for the common folk.)

BBB Laughing
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 05:17 pm
But how many hotdogs?
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 05:21 pm
Edgar
Still 1000 eggs of cold dog fish and cat fish---then I would eat the fish hot. (2 course meal.)

BBB
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Don1
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jul, 2004 08:23 am
Re: IT'S A DOG EAT DOG WORLD . . .
Setanta wrote:
Breaking news of international import, from the Associated Press . . .

The closest competitor Sunday was newcomer Nobuyuki Shirota, 25, of Tokyo, who made an impressive showing but couldn't cut the mustard with 38 downed dogs.


No wonder Nobuyuki could only manage 38 dogs if he had mustard on his,I think this contest was loaded.
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