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

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


In case anyone's up for a trip to Lincoln City, Oregon in mid-July, MLE has listed the Chinook Winds World Rib Eating Championship on the events page. The event will take place at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort and registration opens June 6. Joey is, of course the reigning Chinook rib champion and he could three-peat here just 11 days after winning (perhaps?) the Mustard Belt on Coney Island.

Speaking of Coney Island, why hasn't MLE listed the July 4th contest on the event pages of either of their websites? I know it's not a contest that's open for official registration, but to keep fans and media in the loop, shouldn't it be listed and acknowledged? They should be pumping that crown jewel up with it's own page (on the MLE website) with commentary and predictions and other cool things like that "who's in" graphic Liz used over on True Fan recently.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont they? because they do not care about the contests but rather they care about their payment. yes hyping it would be a no-brainer for business but the $hea$ are too blinded to see that and who knows why

9:33 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

I don't know. If they're mainly concerned about business (i.e. attracting live attendance and TV ratings), this type of pre-event marketing should be high on their priority list. Who knows.

In the Shea's defense, this type of event has become somewhat ingrained in our culture and sort of promotes itself, although I have to think many people are still stopping by the IFOCE/MLE websites for more info and not really getting it.

1:31 PM

Blogger Jeremy & Lisa Sutton said...

Licoln City is a great little beach town. You should go Dave with a video camera and film the MegaMunch Documentary.

6:52 PM

Blogger Scooter Couple said...

On a random note Dave, seeing as Harley gals choke down hanging hot dogs at biker events . . . what food would be used "competively" at scooter rallies? Maybe straight vodka in a water balloon fashion? Oh wait, is that a drinking game already?

7:42 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Hanging hot dogs? Are we talking about real hot dogs or is that a not-so-subtle metaphor for something else?

I think scooterists would throw down with some tea and crumpets to pay homage to scootering's British roots (what the hell is a crumpet?). Except instead of tea, they'd use beer. Or some spaghetti and meatballs for the Italian scooters.

8:22 AM

Blogger Scooter Couple said...

interesting . . . spaghetti and meatballs packed inside of stomach lining of a bull . . . that's at least in the shape of a hot dog, right?

Metaphor, smetaphor a hot dog hanging on a stink being eaten by a biker woman is only a hot dog on a strink being eaten by a biker woman.

Geez Dave do you have to read into everything :)

9:55 PM

Blogger Scooter Couple said...

sting not sting.

MegaDave . . . are you going to post the eating contest from the Office (USA version)

7:13 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

I saw the eating contest from the office. I think they could've done more with that scene, but it was still good. I'll take a look on YouTube and see if it's up there.

8:54 AM


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