July 04, 2005

Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi is losing it.: Only 49 hot dogs in the 12 minute tube steak hoover fest that was the 90th Nathanís Famous hot dog eating contest 2005.

posted by gspm to other at 07:04 PM - 10 comments

I'm telling ya, some day we're going to find out he has an altered stomach. That's just not right, for a guy that small to eat that much in that short period of time. I'm going to go have a cookie now. But only one, not 135 of them.

posted by grum@work at 09:17 PM on July 04

I'm happy with my 4 from time to time.

posted by dbt302 at 10:21 PM on July 04

When the matter and anti-matter chambers in this guy's guts finally break down, I don't think you want to be anywhere near him. Can you imagine being this guy's roommate? The damage he must do to a bathroom? Sheesh!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:50 PM on July 04

And Sonya Thomas, the second place winner, is even smaller than Kobayashi. How do they not become fat bastards eating all that food? I'm assuming they train a lot in addition to the competitions. Maybe there's something about waxed eyebrows and being good at competitive eating.

posted by gyc at 01:43 AM on July 05

Mmmm ... weiners.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:38 AM on July 05

I'm almost kind of blasť about the feats of Kobayashi-san, but Sonya Thomas to me is a marvel. She's a third (or less) the weight of the people she's competing against, and she's run off and hid with the American Record. And no one has gotten as close to catching the Great Kobayashi as she has. That new Ultimate Warrior looking dude has got to go, though. I understand that everyone on the panel had a jazzy hip nickname (Badlands, Cookie, Grandma, Noam Chomsky-lookin' dude), and it feels odd to say this considering that this is the Super Bowl of gluttony, but the face paint and Rocky-esque montage was just a little... much.

posted by chicobangs at 10:43 AM on July 05

And the news that the winning style involves soaking the hot dog buns in water before eating them...anybody who's ever gotten ahold of a soggy sammich knows just how gross that is...yecccch.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:08 PM on July 05

I never thought a man would win a competition swallowing weiners. Dammm.

posted by Rage Rod 74 at 11:31 PM on July 05

That's more like it. I thought this thread would bring out Spofi's punsters for weiner jokes.

posted by gspm at 06:48 AM on July 06

Could that be it for the innuendo in this thread? Really? I mean, someone at the contest had a sign that said SWALLOW, SONYA, SWALLOW! Nothing, people? Oh, well.

posted by chicobangs at 05:29 PM on July 06

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