a The Transit Lounge: A Washed Up Tsunami?

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Monday, July 5

A Washed Up Tsunami?

Tears, tantrum and hot dogs. What more could a person want in a story? Japanese competitive eater Takaru Kobayashi, nicknamed "Tsunami", was arrested in New York today for losing his shit at a hot dog eating contest - an event he has won many times in the past.

Kobyashi holds various records in the competitive eating field including one for eating 41 lobster rolls in 10 minutes and another for eating 57 cow brains in 15 minutes.

So what was his dummy spit about? Who cares. I just want to know at which point in a life does one say "I want to eat competitively."

(Read more here).

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3 Comments:

Anonymous wes said...

yeah, I'm not sure what possesses people to become a competitive eater. Some people even call it a "sport", but I'd rather refer to it as an "issue".

I agree with Kobayashi's decision not to take part in the competition this year. The company that sponsored the event basically wanted him to sign a contract barring him from any other eating competitions in North America.

Apparently, he tried to get onstage after the crowd chanted his name. Kobayashi is completely harmless and only wanted to stand on the stage to get some applause. It's not like he was trying to jump up there with a gun and take out his rival.

Just another example of a pointless arrest.

10:19 pm

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

I agree - definitely a waste of an arrest. Even if he can down 60 hot dogs in a minute, he is still pretty harmless!

9:05 am

 
Blogger Miss Riz said...

I agree - definitely a waste of an arrest. Even if he can down 60 hot dogs in a minute, he is still pretty harmless!

9:05 am

 

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