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

Monday, May 21, 2007


When I was a kid I watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory about a 1,000 times and out of all the ways the snotty little asshole kids were "eliminated" (killed?), I thought Augustus Gloop's death by the chocolate river was, if I had to choose, the best way to go. You might think that drowning in liquid chocolate, while a tasty way to go, would actually be horrible because, well, it's drowning, and you might be right. But he actually didn't drown in the river. You may remember he was sucked up by that big pipe which, of course, leads to the fudge room. Mmmmm, the fudge room.


Blogger Liz said...

I think they really missed a marketing opportunity with Austustus-shaped chocolate covered fudge.

10:41 AM

Blogger Carey said...

OMG, I just realized Pete hasn't commented on this blog in a while, he didn't get a gag order from the Brothers Shea did he? BTW, I got a nickname for him, the meerkat. Do they eat alot? Oh, doesn't matter, Ha! Come on Pete, defend yourself. I know you're reading.

11:12 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Actually, meerkats have been known to consume unusually large amounts of food (usually grubs, seeds and nuts) in one "sitting." Some have been studied doing it in the company of other male meerkats to show dominance over each other. Usually while this is happening, the female meerkats will watch half-heartedly or go shopping. I think I saw that on Discovery.

7:57 AM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

The story of my life Dave. I've been in NYC for the past few days and away from the computer.

10:19 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Shoot me an email (or leave a comment) with the lowdown on the wings contest. Full results?

EMAIL: shoffner1974@yahoo.com

10:46 AM

Blogger Carey said...

you obviously aren't watching Meerkat Manner, and get your info from The Lion King.

I knew that post would pull you out of the shadows Pete.

11:06 AM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

Overall it was pretty cool. I don't think Keenan was right for a co-announcer. The webstream was pretty cool. I don't remember much of what went on durning the contest. I was struggling in the start after swallowing a bone and had a hard time swallowing after that. My friend's biggest complaint of the day was George Shea's announcing. The wings were good, but huge. I never had such a big wing before. At least 100 bucks went to the food bank when I was done. MLE.com has a breakdown of the totals. I guess if you have any questions I can answer.

2:53 PM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

I'm going to do some meerkat research and steal the idea from you if Dave is right.

3:19 PM

Blogger Wing Tut said...

Pittsburgh = big wings
Philly = little wings


3:22 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...


4:43 PM

Blogger Carey said...

Derek, didn't you know that the whole purpose of WingBowl is to help control our pigeon population? You don't get big wings out of those suckers.

7:31 PM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

I want to be pigeon eating champion of the world!!

8:12 PM

Blogger Carey said...

Just the wings, pete. God, I hope you didn't start training yet.
Reuters news flash- reports of
a maniac running the streets
of Philadelphia snatching up
pigeons and devouring them whole.
More to follow

12:16 PM


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