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

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


On one day each year, everyone is a competitive eater. Of course, we call that day "Thanksgiving."

Is there any other day of the year that a majority of Americans come together to engage in a sport? I can't think of one. There's no "Hit a Ball With a Stick Day" in which everyone goes out in the backyard and plays a quick game of baseball. And good luck finding a "Skate Around on Ice and Slap a Puck Through a Net While No One Gives a Crap Day" (although they might call that "Saturday" in Canada).

Yes, competitive eating truly is America's pastime.

So enjoy your day fellow eaters. Fight your crazy Uncle Al for that drumstick. Cut that mass of cranberry sauce (the one in the shape of the can) into six pieces and take three for yourself. Have a second piece of pecan pie -- and then a third. And for dessert, eat the other drumstick.


Blogger Carey said...

I most likely won't be online tomorrow, so Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

3:38 PM

Blogger Carey said...

Hey Dave, congratulations, you are now an independent eater according to the all knowing jack ass. (names withheld to project the idiot, I mean innocent)

10:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, all! I'm stuffed, now I'm going to nap. Unfortunately, I have work tomorrow :o(

5:41 PM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Independent?! Actually that not be such an off-base assessment. Maybe I'll write about that tonight. By the way, who (or where) was that said?

5:08 PM

Blogger Carey said...


There are a bunch of good comments on that link.

6:35 PM


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