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(ESPN)   Skinny Japanese guy dominates hotdog-eating contest again; Lance (Armstrong) surrenders   ( divider line
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2003-07-04 09:05:51 PM  
Aside from the undying adoration of every woman who hears that you've eaten 44½ hotdogs in 12 minutes, what do you get for doing this?
Does he have a show in Vegas or something, or would going pro ruin it for him?
2003-07-04 11:08:52 PM  
44 hotdogs in 12 minutes???
does he chew??
2003-07-04 11:26:00 PM  
I hope they let him use the contestant's john first. How'd you like to be at the end of that line?

like Carl Lewis with a frankfurter fetish

Um... you know.... nah...
2003-07-04 11:56:25 PM  
wrong Willian "the Refrigerator" Perry surrenders
2003-07-05 01:05:29 AM  
now, if i could only find a woman who could do that...
2003-07-05 01:44:36 AM  
Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, Va., set a women's record by downing 25 hot dogs and finishing fourth.

Sorry dmeat, I call dibs.
2003-07-05 01:56:05 AM  
now, if i could only find a woman who could do that...

I'd prefer not to have my weener snapped in half before getting swallowed, thank you.
2003-07-05 02:25:40 AM  
i think we could all benefit from Warchild's kind of thinking
2003-07-05 03:06:00 AM  

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2003-07-05 03:17:01 AM  
now, if i could only find a woman who could do that...

According to SlayerSw1ne Ann Coulter needed just that.
2003-07-05 03:19:15 AM  
Third place went to New York subway conductor Eric "Badlands" Booker, a 6-foot-4, 400-pounder who sucked down 29 tube steaks and buns.

Tubesteaks? Sucked down? Buns?

I bet his mom is proud.
2003-07-05 03:22:41 AM  
The Fridge only ate 4 in 5 minutes!?!? Weak! I ate 2 hot dogs and 2 burgers and downed 2 beers in less than half that time!

America needs a new champion to reclaim the title! With all of the obese people that live here, how can we lose?


/cheap whiskey and the fumes of burning gun powder has gone to my head
2003-07-05 03:24:28 AM  
Wow, American can't even be first at being greedy disgusting pigs. First Vietnam and now this.

Foreigners beat us at everything!
2003-07-05 03:36:31 AM  
chipper jones was the real r.o.y.
2003-07-05 03:41:17 AM  
I'm no competetive eater, but shiat, 4 hotdogs in 5 minutes? That sounds really easy. Methinks The Fridge was just there for his $2000 appearance fee.
2003-07-05 03:47:20 AM  
Don't be so hard on "The Fridge". He's obviously not a sprint-eater. What they need is not how many hot dogs can you eat in a few minutes or an hour but rather how many hot dogs can you eat in 3 days. I don't think the Asian guy would last too long in that one. Especially with no bathroom breaks.
2003-07-05 03:47:46 AM  
Feh, needs a weeners tag
2003-07-05 03:48:19 AM  
Try not to eat any hotdogs on your way to the parking lot!
2003-07-05 03:50:54 AM  
He only won because Asians have no aversions about eating dogs.

/the spirit of Buddy Hackett farts via my synapses
2003-07-05 04:03:42 AM  
Isn't it digestive tract, not track? This kind of spelling is a major pet peeve of mine. Suppose to, could of, bake beans.
2003-07-05 04:13:25 AM  
If spelling errors are a pet peeve the internet is not a good place for you to hang out. For some reason there are a lot of people around here like you.
2003-07-05 04:17:39 AM  
What's the point? He'll just be hungry again in an hour.
2003-07-05 04:19:55 AM  
My first successful submission, and I forget to give it the WEENERS tag... sorry folks.
2003-07-05 04:20:03 AM  

Well, actually, I can understand how. Just because they are fat, does not mean their stomach is bigger.

In fact, the stomach can bulge to huge sizes, without even any "practise". What stops you is the gag reflex. As usual, the body stops short of its true limit.

Clearly, this man has used the same Japanese art that allows one to walk on water, fly, and shoot shockwaves from a sword, to force his body to overcome the basic gag reflex. A hungry man can devour a hot dog in mere seconds... a man that has mastered his chi can force himself to be just as hungry for foury four and a half.

It's just like walking over hot coals, or balancing yourself on the blades of three razor-sharp katanas... mind over matter!

American football players lack the warrior spirit to succeed!
2003-07-05 04:31:10 AM  
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2003-07-05 04:41:52 AM  
the Michael Jordan of wiener wolfing
2003-07-05 05:52:30 AM  
The 145-pound Kobayashi, of Nagano, Japan, employed his trademark "Solomon method" -- snapping the dogs in half before swallowing them -- to destroy both the other 19 contestants and his digestive track.

Nani kuta ne? (Loosely, WTF?)
2003-07-05 06:54:40 AM  
Actually, Takeru Kobayashi is not just a contestant in the annual hot dog eating contest in the US. He is also a champion eater and celebrity on many tv shows in japan, known as the 'prince'....eating things such a Ramen, curry rice, tonkatsu....and all sorts of other stuff.

Japan is has many such contests here which makes for fun tv =). You can see more about Takeru here

It lists his favorite foods as tofu, yogurt, and coffee jelly.


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2003-07-05 06:59:37 AM  
Isn't it common knowledge that Carl Lewis has a frankfurter fetish??

Nani kuta ne? what does that mean? I've never heard that?
2003-07-05 10:10:08 AM  
DANTE: Thirty-seven! My girlfrined ate 37 weiners!
CUSTOMER: In a row?
2003-07-05 11:38:10 AM  
Isn't it digestive tract, not track?

In this case I think it's track as in digestive track and field.

Why does Lance Armstrong surrender?
2003-07-05 11:56:37 AM  
A 6-foot-4, 400-pounder who sucked down 29 tube steaks

hehe.. i know a few girls that have done that.
2003-07-05 12:43:38 PM  
can you imagine what his bowel movements must look like? i'm envisioning brown volkswagens.
2003-07-05 12:57:19 PM  
one of the 3 guys from that competitive eating show on the discovery channel I mentioned a few days ago was the guy that set the new american record. Even though we lost, its good to see that we're getting closer to the Japanese guys.
2003-07-05 01:05:21 PM  
If spelling errors are a pet peeve the internet is not a good place for you to hang out.

Just that I'm not used to seeing this kind of thing on a major site like ESPN. You'd think their writers would be a little past the "Hooked On Phonics" proficiency level. (shrug)
2003-07-05 01:06:21 PM  
I saw that guy eat 20+ cow brains in about 5 minutes on a FOX tv show. It was very impressive.
2003-07-05 01:49:10 PM  
these contests just make rascists out of fat drunken hicks. wait...
2003-07-05 04:14:52 PM  
blankoboy, see the part next to it - (Loosely, WTF?)
Basically, 'nani kuta ne' is Japanese for 'what the fark', if I remember correctly.
2003-07-05 04:56:34 PM  
You know, the media can take any good story and turn it to shiat. This was actually interesting when it was off the front page. Are we that desperate for entertainment?

Bread and circuses.
2003-07-05 04:59:51 PM  
It's good to know this is yet another thing the Japanese do more efficiently and for less money.
2003-07-05 05:32:59 PM  
This Japanese guy has a system, and he practices before a match (although not year-round). There's a rhythm to it, getting your stomach ready, breathing, and so on; which is why he beats out all these fat guys, obviously.

When are arrogant fat guys gonna admit they don't eat better than the rest of us? Until that day, this little warrior cannot rest. Or give the weiners a rest. or something.
2003-07-05 06:35:18 PM  


Also, LOL at TheRapy - you nut!
2003-07-05 06:37:30 PM  
My first successful submission, and I forget to give it the WEENERS tag... sorry folks.

Slaps forehead. What an idiot.

The perfect opportunity for the WEENERS tag, and what? :D
2003-07-05 07:05:28 PM  
hotdog ninja. how big is the hotdog? is it a miniature hotdogs?
2003-07-05 07:51:49 PM  
I saw this guy on a show called "The Glutton's Challenge" or some such name. They had a contest where they ate really weird stuff; mayonaise, butter, cow tongue, cow brains, hot dogs, etc...

This skinny Kobayashi guy competed in more than one competition and if you were following the show, occured in one day.

Question....How do you eat 50 odd hot dogs and then go eat a bunch of cow brains? Me thinks a visit by Mister Index Finger is the first order of business after the contest is over. Otherwise, the calories, cholesterol and sodium alone would kill them.

/don't want to think about complete digestion, thank you
2003-07-05 11:11:10 PM  

This guy looks like this guy

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2003-07-06 12:01:21 AM  
i, for one, like it that the fark community tries to maintain standards in spelling and grammar. just because your sitting in front of the computer in your shorts doesn't mean you can't look neat to others. and the guys/gals getting PAID to write sure as hell should know how. /rant

on topic. discovery ran a show about competitive eating. included this event and others leading up to it. amother "sport" vying for inclusion in the olympics.
2003-07-06 03:37:01 AM  
i, for one, like it that the fark community tries to maintain standards in spelling and grammar.
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