Saturday, November 10, 2007

FOODHYPE: Gluttony As A Spectacle

If you've been watching any ESPN2 lately, you might be wondering why something as patently ridiculous as competitive eating edges out real sports like bowling, darts, and rugby in the contest for airtime. Personally, I think it's because the Yoo-nited States is overflowing (or should I say over-hanging) with fat bastards.

Check out some of these gluttonous exploits from competitions sponsored by the IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating).

My favorite highlights:
  • 6 Pounds of Baked Beans (1 minute, 48 seconds)
  • 1.75 Pounds of Salted Butter (5 minutes)
  • 212 Chicken & Vegetable Gyoza (10 minutes)
  • 1 Gallon of Mayonnaise (8 minutes)
There's not much to add to that, except that the other records are just as impressive... I really hope these peeple have a good cardiologist!

POLITICSHYPE: Waterboarding: Probably Not Fun!

In light of what's happening these days, this may be quite informative. It's a video showing somebody being subjected to a waterboarding.


The subject of waterboarding is brought up every now and again. In fact, it was an answer to one of the Jeopardy-style questions at a local pub quiz (or trivia night) at a bar in San Francisco.

Make your own judgements as to whether or not this interrogation technique is appropriate and has a place in the world today and/or in The War Against Terror (T.W.A.T), but this video appears to be a pretty accurate depiction of waterboarding.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

NOHYPE: Hello? Is This Thing Working?

Apparently, it is.

We expect to see some more hype here shortly.