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Officer, I want to report a pie-jacking!
What is this world coming to, when you can no longer make a public spectacle out of waddling onstage and cramming food into your gaping pie-hole until your belt snaps?For those who don’t follow competitive eating, times are changing. Just watch this video report from our Julia Gover, to see a pie-eating contest go to the very petite but very professional “black widow.”As one eating official explains, ”The fat people don’t win these contests anymore.”But that isn’t the only thing. Just a couple of weeks ago, in a concession to healthy eating, a major annual pie-eating event changed from who-can-eat-the-most-pies to who-can-eat-one-pie-the fastest. Where is all this leading? Competitions to see who can leave the cleanest napkin?Welcome, folks, to the first annual ”No thanks, I’ll just skip dessert” competition!