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Kobayashi Arrested at Coney Island Hot Dog Contest
AOL News ^ | July 4th

Posted on 07/04/2010 5:59:48 PM PDT by WhatNot

After bailing out of this year's Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest over a contract disagreement, competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi rushed the stage in Coney Island only to be arrested by police.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: foodfight
He must be a democrat, he's entitled, don't you know.
1 posted on 07/04/2010 5:59:51 PM PDT by WhatNot
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To: WhatNot

Proof that people who eat hot dogs for a living are indeed LOSERS.


2 posted on 07/04/2010 6:01:13 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: WhatNot

Who won?


3 posted on 07/04/2010 6:02:47 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

someone named “chestnut”...lol


4 posted on 07/04/2010 6:04:08 PM PDT by WhatNot (God Bless our troops, especially the snipers.)
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To: Signalman

Not Takeru


5 posted on 07/04/2010 6:04:33 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Signalman

Someone who probably puked them all up right afterward. Seriously, competitive EATING? Are our lives that soft that this is a legitimate diversion?


6 posted on 07/04/2010 6:04:52 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: WhatNot
Mmmmmmm. I love a good Nathan's dog.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

7 posted on 07/04/2010 6:05:55 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Signalman
Who won?

Joey Chestnut.

8 posted on 07/04/2010 6:06:27 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: OCCASparky

I wonder how many wienies obama can eat?


9 posted on 07/04/2010 6:06:49 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 527 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: WhatNot

He must have had a reversal of fortune.


10 posted on 07/04/2010 6:08:48 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Viking2002

“Mmmmmmm. I love a good Nathan’s dog.”

Yeah, but 67 of ‘em is a whole ‘nother story!


11 posted on 07/04/2010 6:17:50 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: WhatNot

only james t kirk can change the rules for the Kobayashi scenario.


12 posted on 07/04/2010 6:19:51 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: WhatNot

Doping scandal?


13 posted on 07/04/2010 6:20:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: null and void

most intelligent reply ...


14 posted on 07/04/2010 6:20:43 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: WhatNot
Joey Chestnut won yet Kobayashi ran up on the stage to steal his thunder?

Kobayashi should be banned from ever entering the competition again and not even allowed in the crowd as a spectator.

15 posted on 07/04/2010 6:22:13 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: null and void
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16 posted on 07/04/2010 6:24:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: null and void

“I wonder how many wienies obama can eat?”

Not sure, but I think FIVE is his limit on schnitzengruben...


17 posted on 07/04/2010 6:27:11 PM PDT by jessduntno (I'm not a racist, you're just saying that because I'm white.)
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To: South40

Hey the boy was inspired by Kanye West.
How can you blame him?


18 posted on 07/04/2010 6:28:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: WhatNot
Some experts, including contest judge and competitive eating journalist Gersh Kuntzman, said Kobayashi's arrest is a sign the famed athlete -- who lost the prior three Nathan's contests to Chestnut -- is past his prime.

Competitive eating journalist? People actually make a living reporting this crap? Famed athlete? Freak of nature is more accurate. Seriously, where's the glory in winning an eating contest? It's like bragging about whose farts stink the most.
19 posted on 07/04/2010 6:29:53 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: WhatNot

He was yelling “Bonzai!” when he rushed the stage.


20 posted on 07/04/2010 6:30:31 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
I said 'a', as in the singular. Two, if it's feeding time, and three if I'm famished (or if I eschew the kraut, chili sauce, and any other embellishments, and just stick with mustard and onions). 67, on the other hand, is pure gluttony, and the dominion of those with hyper-metabolic disorders. For those of you who are Nathan's virgins, they ain't your daddy's Oscar Meyer. These puppies are loaded with flavor. Well-seasoned. Greasy. And fattening as hell. LOL And it would be undignified to put them on some bland, tasteless white hot dog bun. Potato rolls, at the least.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

21 posted on 07/04/2010 6:30:49 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: razorback-bert

22 posted on 07/04/2010 6:35:56 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Viking2002

Me too, but I keep it to two or three max.

Happy 4th brother.


23 posted on 07/04/2010 6:37:20 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: cripplecreek

I went to a River Cats baseball game a few weeks ago in Sacramento, Ca.

I ordered what they call a “Dinger Dog” described as an 8 oz hot dog.

Damn thing was 14” long served in a bun so big I couldn’t get my mouth on it!

Had to throw it in the trash.


24 posted on 07/04/2010 6:38:47 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: cripplecreek

Martha’s dewy dream while she was in the slam......


25 posted on 07/04/2010 6:39:16 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: null and void

Ask Larry Sinclair.


26 posted on 07/04/2010 6:42:16 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: cripplecreek

Here’s a pic of one...

http://www.beenup2.com/photos/276353-casey-s-dinger-dog-actual-size-at-the-cats-game


27 posted on 07/04/2010 6:47:00 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Randy Larsen

I could eat it.


28 posted on 07/04/2010 6:49:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: WhatNot

29 posted on 07/04/2010 6:54:03 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Signalman
Who won?

No one "wins" the Kobayashi Maru. It is a test of character. :)

30 posted on 07/04/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Welsh Rabbit
Competitive eating journalist? People actually make a living reporting this crap?

Apparently they do. It was televised, complete with the flying camera shots, closeups, etc. and two commentators. I couldn't help but think that the commentators must have felt like losers -- no doubt they started off their careers thinking about being an on air commentator for the NFL, or major league baseball. And now they are talking about hot dog eating. What's next - shopping cart racing?

31 posted on 07/04/2010 7:26:59 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: null and void
I wonder how many wienies obama can eat?

Obviously not as many as Michelle can....
32 posted on 07/04/2010 7:28:10 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: WhatNot

33 posted on 07/04/2010 7:29:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: WhatNot

slow news day?


34 posted on 07/04/2010 7:38:38 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: WhatNot


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 07/04/2010 7:43:24 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: JSteff
Obviously not as many as Michelle can....


36 posted on 07/04/2010 7:55:40 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 527 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: jessduntno

Baby, I am not from Havana!


37 posted on 07/04/2010 8:19:17 PM PDT by Teacher317 (I'm sore)
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To: Welsh Rabbit

Gersh Kuntzman is a reporter who covered the Nathan’s contest in the New York Post for years. I think the Independence Day contest sparked his interest in eating competitions, which is a bizarre subject to say the least. He used to chat with Curtis Sliwa about the Nathan’s contest. He did his research, too. He could discuss eating competitions from all over the world. He got to know a lot of these people. The best answer to “Why?” seemed to be “Because.” They really do train for it.


38 posted on 07/04/2010 8:20:37 PM PDT by sig226
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To: Red in Blue PA

I never sausage a thing in my life. Chestnut is the rightful weiner!


39 posted on 07/04/2010 8:28:56 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: null and void
Elena Kagan - 0

She did place in the pie eating contest.

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40 posted on 07/04/2010 8:33:16 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Welsh Rabbit

From what I understand, in Japan competitive eating is a big sport, and they can make good money.


41 posted on 07/04/2010 10:44:17 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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