10.16.2007

Nauseating Gluttony as Sport

Spike TV is running ads featuring people competing in eating competitions under the name Major League Eating, and yes, there is a site but I'll be damned if I'm linking it here.

The ads are grotesque montages of food being speed stuffed into mouths and tables of people all jamming food into their mouths as fast as they can. The voice over announces that these are "gastric athletes" which is an affront to real athletes and just a sick thought all by itself.

And it was thoroughly nauseating to see. To say I have zero interest in this is extreme understatement.

Speed gluttony is not a sport. Speed gluttons are not athletes. And you can bet that I will have nothing to do with this mockery of athleticism.

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