Tuesday, December 05, 2006

How do you know it's time to gracefully give up your quest for a competitive eating title? When you start to vomit and feel ill. These are the insights we gain from those who know because they have been there.

Whether it's about taking that advice metaphorically in the manner of scripture or whether you really are an aspiring pappadum eater, the advice is the same:
"This year was the first time I was sick and I took this as sign to hang up my napkin."

It sure was. But, it must be pointed out that Stobbs actually broke his own record this year. He crammed 15 poppadums into his stomach in five minutes - three more than last year. Illness aside, that's real progress.

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