Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hungry?

Then think about heading out to Stockton, California for the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

If you'd been better-organized, you could have registered for the World Deep-Fried Asparagus Eating Championship, but sadly registration for that event has closed. So now, in addition to being hungry, you'll be unable to compete for that $2,250 prize pool.

Still stinging from the sense of missed opportunity? Go to the official website of the International Federation of Competitive Eating. You'll find plenty of future opportunities to compete against other committed gurgitators and gustatory athletes such as yourself.

Bon apetit!

13 comments:

Mob said...

The only thing I know about competitive eating is that they found one of the poor bastards dead on an episode of C.S.I.

Didn't make me wanna run out and sign up, y'know?

lulu said...

That was a great CSI episode, but the dude died because he had Prader-Willi syndrome, not just because he over ate.

Dino aka Katy said...

mhh the Wienerschitzel one looks interesting but then I wouldn't eat it. I do have a question how is it that the winners are usually skinny??? I mean with all the food they eat they ought to be bigger

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wouldn't wanting to be hanging around those washrooms post-competition. Unless of course the deep-frying of the aspargus somehow eliminates the stinky-pee syndrome.

wonderturtle said...

I was just going to comment on the stinky pee!

Dale said...

And so was I. If there only was someone who could arrest Barbara.

Mob said...

That's right Lulu, the actual eating thing was one of his few pleasures as I recall, right?

S'been awhile since I've seen the episode in question...

Splotchy said...

If that eating organization could add the word "Responsible" before "Competitive", they could have the killer acronym of IFORCE.

Tenacious S said...

I was thinking the same thing as Barbara. Pew!

Bubs said...

All I have to say is, thanks Barbara for making the stinky pee reference that I was afraid to make. I was about to add: "stay out of the portable toilets at this event" but decided to keep it clean.

Thanks for bringing things back to the level of potty humor for which this blog is so well-suited.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Bubs, what can I say, I am humbled and honoured to be doing my small part to make the world a safer place.

If you can't make asparagus pee jokes, the terrorists have won.

Danny Tagalog said...

"Major League Eaters."

There has to be some trauma in the backdrop, hasn't there?

"jew" "girl" said...

oy, I hope they didn't all go pishin together. can you imagine the shtunk?!

the god damned shame of it.