A-Bomb and ...

Eating contests and Eating challenges around Kona & Denver

Petrified Dogs?

You might remember in 2006 when I got a bunch a Nathan's natural casing hot dogs from Heidi's Brooklyn Deli a local sandwich shoppe. They set me up with 60. I thought 60 hot dogs. Turned out to be 60 POUNDS! 720 hot dogs. 15 packages of 48 hot dogs. We had to buy a new freezer for them.

Today we looked at the bottom of the freezer. We found this:

I last had some of these dogs in April 2008. They tasted a little funky then. I didn't bother finding out how they tasted now. They're out of here!


Lookit My Wiener

A neighbor was going on and on about these frankfurters. So he gave me one of his wieners. A Sabrett. Quite delicious. Natural casing. All beef. Good snap. Great flavor. Very juicy wieners.

Another Blast

In my trip review from the Nathan's qualifier in Tempe in 2007 I had an interesting photo. Here it is along with the comment about it.

I showed T-bone [now T-bonz!] this one, and ran the comment I was going to post by her. She, being of much better judgment than I, said DON'T. So I won't make the comment about a Kung Fu sign being in the window of Planned Parenthood and relating that to their abortion methods. I won't do that so you can say whatever you want to about that.

Yumbo Por El Camino

Look at this thing!

It's not like T-bonz and I will never go down there again, but not 'regularly' for a while. So we had to go one more time. The Yumbo burrito at Alfonso's in the Conoco in Canon City.

It's longer than the tray. Three-plus pounds of steak, beans, rice, lettuce, cheese and pico. It comes with guacamole and sour cream, too, but talk about bad for you. Uh yeah, hold the guac and cream. Yuck!

The big reveal:

The 2 tortillas are so good.

First bite of the deliciousness:

Look at the kaleidoscope of flavors:

With some red chile sauce:

So good. Below, I'm squeezing on some of the green chile onto the LAST BITE:

Dang that's good.

Hasta luego, Yumbo. Hasta luego.


My Tattoo

Originally the plan was for T-bonz and her brother SAW to get some tattoo work done - T-bonz wanted her tattoo modified and SAW wanted some additions to his. Then T-bonz' hip mom wanted one. Then I wanted one. You only live once, right? Day of, her mom backed out. T-bonz thought I would back out too, but I said "Bring it". And it was brought..

I didn't really have a specific idea of what I wanted. I thought maybe something around 1 square inch. Day of the Dead, or a food item, or DMB, or....? But Rick at Celebrity Tattoo came up with some killer artwork blending DOTD with eating. I think one day some DMB ink might find its way onto me but this finished product kicks ass. And it's really quite bad ass-y so stay out of my way byotch!

I went first. The artwork he came up with was based on a design that was on the wall in the studio. The original art had the dude holding six shooters, wearing a hat, and with some legs. Rick replaced the guns with a knife and fork, took off the hat, and deleted the part from the waist down.

The knife and fork idea is genius! T-bonz commented that without the hat the dude's head is bald. Well, duh, mine too so that is perfect! And the waist down part -- I wanted to keep the tat small so that's great!

Rick began by transferring a copy to my left calf:

The inking began. First he did the outline.

Then he filled in parts.

The whole thing took maybe 45 minutes or so. Not painful really. In fact, I was laying on a padded table and I almost dozed off at one point. Going in SAW had compared the process of getting a tattoo to a pin being pressed on your skin, not going in but the pressure was just before that, and then being raked on you over and over. It wasn't that bad. But the analogy is close.

When done he wrapped it in plastic wrap. Some blood ran and it was like being a piece of meat at a grocery store.

Since then, caring for it isn't so bad. Washings, cream, lotions. The area was tender for a few days. And hitting it on the seat of my chair at work a couple of days after I got it hurt like a mother fucker [a tip from me to you: don't do that]. It didn't scab. The skin is peeling a little. For a few days it was very itchy. It was quite 3D for a few days, and the skin under the utensils is still so. The purple coat could be touched up a bit.

I'm not crazy about the yellow head. On the original artwork on the wall, the yellow on the head faded out. But it's growing on me, and I can't do a whole lot about it now!

For a full gallery of photos - including T-bonz and SAW - click here.

No Gluts, No Glory

I found this today on the internets. It's a competitive eating article from late April. I have some quotes in it. T-bonz and I have a couple non-sequiturs (?) we love (jacket coat, New York Times paper. And the oldie but goodie jumbo shrimp) and this article provides a new one. See if you can find it!

IFOCE & WLOCE together?

I signed up for the cupcake eating contest in Boulder. It is being presented by the WLOCE. They emailed this to me to sign this and send back because "As I am sure you understand WLCOE being the promoter of this event must insure eaters have an agreement".


But I think this part is their own: "Entertainer agrees to pay WLOCE 20% of the gross amounts payable to Entertainer under said agreements".

Look at this note in paragraph 3:

Entertainer, agrees to waive and release, and will indemnify and hold harmless WLOCE, Shea communications, Inc., ("SCI" ) and WLOCE's and SCI's officers

Whatever. Here is the agreement in full.

WLOCE LLC - Membership Agreement

This agreement (The "Agreement") is made and entered into this __________day of __________,2009, by and between WLOCE LLC., with its principle offices at 1684 N Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30319, and ________________________ an, individual residing at _____________________________________________________("Entertainer") upon the following Terms and conditions.

1. The term of this agreement shall commence as of the date hereof and shall continue for a period of twenty four (24) months thereafter.

2. (a) Entertainer shall have official status of an "WLOCE Eater" during the term with eligibility to participate in WLOCE events. Entertainer recognizes the benefits of the eligibility and status of an WLOCE eater and in consideration of such benefits, Entertainer agrees to participate solely and exclusively in organized competitive Eating Events, exhibitions and appearances of any kind in the media related to eating (collectively "Eating Events") Which are sanctioned and approved by the WLOCE. Entertainer shall notify WLOCE in advance of competing or appearing in any Eating Events not sanctioned by the WLOCE and must obtain WLOCE's prior consent in order to participate or appear. This approval maybe withheld in WLOCE's sole judgement based on safety of such Eating Events, competition with other organizations or other conflict with the reasonable objectives of WLOCE.
(b) WLOCE shall also be Entertainer's sole and exclusive representative with regard to obtaining and/or negotiating on Entertainer's for any revenue opportunities (outside of purses or prize money for competitive Eating Events) for Entertainer which are related to Entertainer's status as a competitive eater. These personal revenue opportunities for which WLOCE will exclusively represent Entertainer include, without limitation, personal appearances, merchandising, licensing, advertising, film, television, radio, internet and all other media. In the event that Entertainer receives such offers or opportunities either himself/herself or through a third party, Entertainer agrees to refer all such offers or opportunities to WLOCE for negotiation and handling. All terms of any agreements negotiated pursuant to this subsection (b) will be subjected to Entertainers prior consent and Entertainer agrees to pay WLOCE 20% of the gross amounts payable to Entertainer under said agreements. WLOCE expressly makes no financial or other guarantees regarding the existence of Entertainers revenue opportunities described in this subsection. WLOCE will not commission any purses or prize money won by Entertainer in Eating Events.

3. Entertainer represents to WLOCE that he/she is 18 years of age or older and is in good physical condition without any ailments that would endanger Entertainers health or otherwise preclude Entertainer from safely participating in Eating Events. Entertainer agrees to limit training and competition to reasonable and safe numbers and methods that are governed by responsible safety regulations and overseen by safety personnel. Entertainer understands the inherent risks involved in Eating Events (Including the rapid consumption of large quantities of food and calories) and Entertainer, on behalf of performance all persons and entities claiming under Entertainer, agrees to waive and release, and will indemnify and hold harmless WLOCE, Shea communications, Inc., ("SCI" ) and WLOCE's and SCI's officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and causes of action whatsoever, including without limitation, for personal injury or death, property damage arising out of Eating Events and related activities (including travel and media event presentation).

4. WLOCE and its sponsors and licensees shall each have the right to reproduce, publish/or disseminate in any and all media Entertainers performance, name, likeness, picture, voice and biographical material for any purpose in connection with Eating Events of WLOCE's related business interests. Entertainer agrees to speak and cooperate with the media and interviews authorized by WLOCE.

5. Entertainer is free to enter into this agreement and does not have any other agreement or obligation that would conflict with the provisions hereof. Entertainer understands that Entertainer is not an employee of WLOCE or any related party for any purpose and expressly waives any right to receive benefits accorded to the employees of WLOCE or any related party. This agreement contains the entire understanding between the parties, supersedes all prior understanding an agreements, whether written or oral and cannot be terminated, modified or any of it's provisions waived except by a written instrument signed by both parties. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of applicable to contracts entered into and fully performed therein. Each of the parties irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of any Georgia State or United States Federal Court sitting in Dekalb County, GA, in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement. WLOCE may freely assign this Agreement and it's rights and obligations hereunder to any third party.

6. Entertainer has read and understands this agreement and has had the opportunity to ask questions and consult with his/her own counsel prior to executing the Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been signed by the parties as of the date first written above.


BY: ________________________
Dale Boone, President - CEO


BY: _________________________________
SSN: _______________________

Sneak Peek @ My Tattoo

Full story coming soon - but for now take a look at my bad-assness, byotch.

Digger's Diner

Did we have any fun at Digger's Diner? Hmmm...

Digger's Again

Went to Digger's Diner in Brush, Colorado again. Some good friends were in town for the graduation of T-bonz, and what better way to share some good times than stuffing your face. Friday we decided to do Digger's on Sunday. I didn't have the time to prepare as I would have wanted, so things didn't go as well as I would have wanted but things went better than expected. Here's a link to last time.

More pictures coming soon from the other cameras. The pictures on my camera:

My pre-weight:

SAW from Team Schwabler (OK, T-bonz, Team CHEWARBLS!).