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(Fox 5 San Diego)   One of the first major televised post-Covid competitive events to be held in the US? Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest   (fox5sandiego.com) divider line
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2020-06-17 8:40:15 AM  
Cornhole is major...
 
2020-06-17 8:40:16 AM  
You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)
 
2020-06-17 8:42:19 AM  
Shortly afterwards: "Major outbreak of Salmonella-19 linked to public eating contest..."
 
2020-06-17 8:42:26 AM  
NASCAR will have run 11 cup races by then.
 
2020-06-17 8:44:01 AM  
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2020-06-17 8:45:25 AM  
This is a thinly veiled fetish for both the competitors and everyone else. I heard an interview with one high level competitive eater and his description of how it felt to be full and his need to experience that all the time and the entire experience sounded like the best sex anyone had ever had.

While I encourage everyone to get off on whatever dark water float their boats, I'd rather not watch these folks do so..
 
2020-06-17 8:45:57 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)


I was told I need to eat my dinner because of the starving kids in China. Which is it, do I need to eat more or less to help them?
 
2020-06-17 8:47:12 AM  
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d23 [OhFark]
2020-06-17 8:51:54 AM  
How are we post-Covid?
 
2020-06-17 8:53:04 AM  
Weeners tag is disappoint as this story is weeners.
 
2020-06-17 8:54:21 AM  

SuperChuck: brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)

I was told I need to eat my dinner because of the starving kids in China. Which is it, do I need to eat more or less to help them?


Not wasting food is good.

Celebrating gluttony is not.
 
2020-06-17 8:56:13 AM  
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2020-06-17 8:57:13 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)


Yeah. Events like this disgust me, a couple of ways.
 
2020-06-17 8:59:18 AM  
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2020-06-17 8:59:35 AM  
I used to say that eating competitions were an example of "what's wrong with America today."

But in 2020, there are so many more things that are so much more wrong...  Sure, waste a bunch of food and make yourselves sick, what the hell do I care?
 
2020-06-17 9:00:05 AM  
This event probably needs to go back to the county fairs
 
2020-06-17 9:05:05 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)


Came to say this. Why people celebrate abject gluttony is beyond me. And who the hell considers this a 'talent'?
 
2020-06-17 9:05:16 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)


You know there are people, even in the US, who can't read, yet you continue to try and make everyone miserable with your posts.  Just.  Stop.
 
2020-06-17 9:05:18 AM  
Last year, Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs on the men's side, while Miki Sudo on the women's side put down 31.

That's a lot of lips and assholes
 
2020-06-17 9:11:04 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: This is a thinly veiled fetish for both the competitors and everyone else. I heard an interview with one high level competitive eater and his description of how it felt to be full and his need to experience that all the time and the entire experience sounded like the best sex anyone had ever had.

While I encourage everyone to get off on whatever dark water float their boats, I'd rather not watch these folks do so..


Like Arnold said in Pumping Iron lifting weights and getting pumped up was like cumming.  You probably believed that too.  Try a brutal training regime or eating past the point of saiety, through nausea and pain, and eat then about 3x more that you ever thought possible and you'll get the joke.  These guys are full of shiat.  It is a horrible experience.

/much like sex with me
 
2020-06-17 9:14:42 AM  

d23: How are we post-Covid?


Covid was over when George Floyd died.  A sad thing but he bravely sacrificed himself for humanity.
 
2020-06-17 9:17:44 AM  
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Lot of kill joys in this thread. I doubt a few cases of hot dogs would do much to end world hunger. So kindly blow it out your ass.
 
2020-06-17 9:21:30 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)

You know there are people, even in the US, who can't read, yet you continue to try and make everyone miserable with your posts.  Just.  Stop.


Oh, yes, certainly, I will do exactly as you say.

Eating completions are disgusting in several ways.
 
2020-06-17 9:22:52 AM  
It's like America is constantly beating itself in a contest of "let's be even dumber."  Every day we win another round!

Yes, I said "beating itself."
 
2020-06-17 9:23:31 AM  

foo monkey: NASCAR will have run 11 cup races by then.


The headline said "competitive."


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2020-06-17 9:54:16 AM  

The Red Zone: Last year, Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs on the men's side, while Miki Sudo on the women's side put down 31.

That's a lot of lips and assholes


Obviously you haven't seen Congress lately.
 
2020-06-17 9:59:36 AM  

Slypork: The Red Zone: Last year, Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs on the men's side, while Miki Sudo on the women's side put down 31.

That's a lot of lips and assholes

Obviously you haven't seen Congress lately.


I don't do tv news and only go to the pol tab when things seem like there going really well and I need to come back to reality.
So no, your right
 
2020-06-17 10:00:18 AM  

The Red Zone: Slypork: The Red Zone: Last year, Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs on the men's side, while Miki Sudo on the women's side put down 31.

That's a lot of lips and assholes

Obviously you haven't seen Congress lately.

I don't do tv news and only go to the pol tab when things seem like there going really well and I need to come back to reality.
So no, your right


*You're
/I'm better than that
 
2020-06-17 10:24:36 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: foo monkey: NASCAR will have run 11 cup races by then.

The headline said "competitive."


\ runs away.


This.  NASCAR makes no sense to me. If the point is to race and figure out who can make the best/fastest stock car build, then forcing everyone to use the same body mold, use restricter plates, and basically anything and everything possible to gimp the car to stay within the same specs as everyone else.
You could argue it's about driver skill, but skill at what? Knowing when to pit their car? When to cause a crash? holding their bladders/bowels in check longer than anyone else? Taking the most g-forces?Drive in non-rush-hour Chicago traffic sometime. That takes a hell of a lot more skill to navigate than NASCAR, especially since you can't use all the tricks you can in NASCAR.
 
2020-06-17 10:26:15 AM  

ketkarsa: It's like America is constantly beating itself in a contest of "let's be even dumber."  Every day we win another round!

Yes, I said "beating itself."


Well, there's nothing inherently bad as long as social distancing and PPE measures are enforced, etc., especially if it's outdoors.  The problem is if you cram all kinds of people together without PPE requirements or social distancing, and put them in an indoor space.
 
2020-06-17 10:33:05 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: Just another Heartland Weirdass: brainlordmesomorph: You know, there are people in the world, even the US, who don't have food, and we're still televising eating competitions.

USA! USA! (sigh)

You know there are people, even in the US, who can't read, yet you continue to try and make everyone miserable with your posts.  Just.  Stop.

Oh, yes, certainly, I will do exactly as you say.

Eating completions are disgusting in several ways.


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2020-06-17 10:47:13 AM  

The Red Zone: The Red Zone: Slypork: The Red Zone: Last year, Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs on the men's side, while Miki Sudo on the women's side put down 31.

That's a lot of lips and assholes

Obviously you haven't seen Congress lately.

I don't do tv news and only go to the pol tab when things seem like there going really well and I need to come back to reality.
So no, your right

*You're
/I'm better than that


Yeah, you're grammar is usually perfect.
 
2020-06-17 10:47:59 AM  

Kit Fister: You could argue it's about driver skill, but skill at what? Knowing when to pit their car? When to cause a crash? holding their bladders/bowels in check longer than anyone else? Taking the most g-forces?Drive in non-rush-hour Chicago traffic sometime. That takes a hell of a lot more skill to navigate than NASCAR, especially since you can't use all the tricks you can in NASCAR.


I'm gonna call you on that, because driving a car at the very edge of traction as fast as you possibly can is a VERY hard thing to do, and you would not believe the force you need to turn that steering wheel until you sit in one and try. Doing one lap in a high end race car without hitting the wall or eating dirt is extremely difficult.

Never mind the beating they take in the car. Multiple Gs on every turn, hot as hell (and they're wearing a full body fire suit) - top drivers are in great shape because they won't finish the race if they're not.

And I live in Chicago and have a relatively fast car. I know what driving on Chicago highways is like. It's nothing like racing, even if you're doing 20 over the limit.
 
2020-06-17 10:50:21 AM  

Kit Fister: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: foo monkey: NASCAR will have run 11 cup races by then.

The headline said "competitive."


\ runs away.

Drive in non-rush-hour Chicago traffic sometime. That takes a hell of a lot more skill to navigate than NASCAR, especially since you can't use all the tricks you can in NASCAR.


I have, multiple times, and I loved it.  It was like a jigsaw puzzle on steroids.  Life is so goddamn plodding and dull I want to scream sometimes.  Made me realize why adrenaline junkies be what they are and how it do.
 
2020-06-17 10:51:49 AM  
Not to worry, they're taking precautions. Because no one is more health-conscious than the participants in a hotdog-eating contest.
 
2020-06-17 11:40:42 AM  
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2020-06-17 12:40:07 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Kit Fister: You could argue it's about driver skill, but skill at what? Knowing when to pit their car? When to cause a crash? holding their bladders/bowels in check longer than anyone else? Taking the most g-forces?Drive in non-rush-hour Chicago traffic sometime. That takes a hell of a lot more skill to navigate than NASCAR, especially since you can't use all the tricks you can in NASCAR.

I'm gonna call you on that, because driving a car at the very edge of traction as fast as you possibly can is a VERY hard thing to do, and you would not believe the force you need to turn that steering wheel until you sit in one and try. Doing one lap in a high end race car without hitting the wall or eating dirt is extremely difficult.

Never mind the beating they take in the car. Multiple Gs on every turn, hot as hell (and they're wearing a full body fire suit) - top drivers are in great shape because they won't finish the race if they're not.

And I live in Chicago and have a relatively fast car. I know what driving on Chicago highways is like. It's nothing like racing, even if you're doing 20 over the limit.


Fair enough, I'm just pointing out that if the point of the race is to build the best/fastest stock car, then either it should be about teams taking stock cars and making them faster/better and racing them, or it should stop pretending.
 
2020-06-17 5:18:38 PM  
Nathan's was the only brand of hot dogs I would eat for many years.

I had no idea they sponsored this event.

Then I saw it on ESPN one year, when the local weather on the 4th was dark and stormy.

Since then, I go out of my way to deliberately avoid this brand.
 
2020-06-17 6:30:58 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Kit Fister: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: foo monkey: NASCAR will have run 11 cup races by then.

The headline said "competitive."


\ runs away.

Drive in non-rush-hour Chicago traffic sometime. That takes a hell of a lot more skill to navigate than NASCAR, especially since you can't use all the tricks you can in NASCAR.

I have, multiple times, and I loved it.  It was like a jigsaw puzzle on steroids.  Life is so goddamn plodding and dull I want to scream sometimes.  Made me realize why adrenaline junkies be what they are and how it do.


It makes me lament that I cannot legally own a tank with fully operational ordnance...and that even if I could, they still wouldn't be street legal.

/wonder if one of those 6-wheeled armored APC units are?
 
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