"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Saturday, October 14, 2006


The video from our Wendy's Dollar Menu Challenge is finally available and it rocks (literally and figuratively). For those that don't remember, it was Megan and Jennifer teaming up to eat 13 dollar menu items against me and my 13 items in our office conference room after work. The video tells the story better than I can. The music is by a band called the Lost Cherrees and the song is a remake of the Oliver Twist song “Food, Glorious Food.”


Blogger Skinnyboy said...

This is awesome!!

And, people, Dave posted some stuff in August about this, so go here


to read more.

6:25 PM

Blogger steakbellie said...

I have so much to say.....

For one...this is total Food Porn

Three: The band Sounds the the Japanese Threesome Shonen Knife (OJRifken MUST adore them)

and B: I think you need a rematch!!!!!

12:00 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Glad you guys liked it.

Yeah, I've been thinking about a rematch, but Megan's eating partner (the woman they call the "Pizza Princess") isn't here anymore, so she'd have to find someone else.

Although one of the partners in the agency (a man they call "Bob") was talking some smack after the contest, saying how he could easily do the 13 item challenge.

We'll see.

7:56 AM

Blogger Skinnyboy said...

Sounds like a throwdown with "Bob"!

11:36 AM

Anonymous Brad said...

I think a team competition within the agency would be interesting...

10:22 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

I think you'd better shut it unless you're willing to participate, Mr. I'll-Only-Enter-An-Eating-Contest-If-It-Involves-Protein-Foods.

8:27 AM

Blogger steakbellie said...

the larger risk (to your pride at least) is that you could lose. You have nothing to gain by beating some loudmouth who thinks he can beat you.

Most people at my work have no idea I do this. One guy knows I did WingBowl and kind of talks around the issue that he's a good eater (in reality, he's just a fatguy, and being fat just means you dont excercise enough) I'm waiting for the challenge someday from him. He wants to tell me he can outeat me.

I've already got it planned out. I'll pick out an item like Pizza for example. I'll tell him he has to eat as many slices as he can in 8 minutes, He's the challenger..he has to go first.

Making him eat first ensures that he really does eat for 8 minutes and doesnt back out when I'm killing him. I want him to see how hard it is to go that long.

I'll go second, and every slice I eat more than him costs him $10. If Someone pukes it's $100.

This system can be done with Hotdogs or burgers too, but I want something that will make his freaking jaw hurt too.

I think just the OFFER will shut him up and if he still thinks he can beat me, I'll make sure I have something to gain by winning. We're SUPPOSED TO WIN WE"RE PRO'S!!!

12:24 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Yeah, I hate the idea of losing to anyone, much less some average schmuck off the street.

The fear of losing to loudmouths has to be especially strong for you because you're a ranked eater which makes you a "pro". Lose a lunch contest to Stan in Accounting and your ranking is suddenly in question, as is the ranking of everyone else immediately above and below you on the IFOCE list.

Right now I have nothing to lose (except a little pride between friends), but if I were ranked, I'd probably steer clear of office dares and most local-yokel contests. At least unless I was 99 percent sure I could win.

Kinda like a pro boxer who gets challenged by some thug at his local gym. Why bother throwing down with him? You've got everything to lose, but nothing to gain...except the chance to put a loudmouth in his place. Which is sooooooo fun to do!

1:28 PM

Blogger Scooter Pooch said...

The video is awesome. Is this a Cicco production?

8:55 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Nope. It's a "Cicco's protege" production. He's a newer guy, but he does awesome work.

8:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did you find the music?....not sure if I love it or hate it

1:36 PM


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