I have to put that in my MOUTH?

May 24, 2010

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Blog Guy, I follow the exciting world of competitive eating – you know, like that Wing Bowl and stuff like that. But I was baffled to see a reference to the “World Poutine Eating Championship.” What on earth is Poutine?

CANADA/Thanks a lot for asking. Now I’m going to have nightmares again. Poutine is a dish consisting of french fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. They eat it up there in Canada.

French fries covered in cheese curds and gravy? Ewwwww! I don’t even know what cheese curds ARE!

Nobody does. It’s probably better that way.

How much of this poutine crap did the winner manage to eat, anyway?

Two bites, which is a real testimony to man’s ability to push the limits.

CANADA/Just two bites? That doesn’t sound like very much. What about the other competitors?

Several of them wept like babies. One fainted. Another was disqualified for trying to substitute real food he had brought with him. Most just took one look at the table and walked off the stage.

That sounds about right. And what was the prize?

The winner got $750. In one article he said he was going to spend it in a bar. Personally, I don’t think it’s going to be enough….

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Contestants take part in the “World Poutine Eating Championship” in Toronto, May 22, 2010.  Contestants had 10 minutes to eat poutine, a dish consisting of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy.

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E is gonna be mad at you, BG…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Mornin’, Baz. Get thee to Wisconsin for cheese curds; but skip the fries and gravy with them. Is this another zombie event? How csn there be that much gruesome guck spilling out of a mouth and over a face while sporting a perfectly clean cap? Oh, and you are still making me smile.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Zombie Poutine Eatin’ Event. From the look of the guy in the blue cap, it has to be. You still make me smile, Baz.

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The guy in the last pic is wearing a glove… I wonder why?

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(Tip o’ the hat to iflydaplanes!) :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Shra, yeah, regarding E., I thought about that but had to take a calculated risk in the interest of humor…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

More like in the interest of grossy eating… Second blog on the subject BG… are you becoming a “fan” of messy eating?? Huh?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

cheese curds are more commonly known as cottage cheese, btw.

Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

@69Spinster: cheesecurds wonderful. Blog Guy could wear one of those huge cheese head hats, or travel in a cloud of Wisconsin’s industrial size mosquitoes and not be recognized.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

And a tip o’ the medidoughnut to you CAM! :)

And apparently they eat it here in the U.S. also. As if it wasn’t bad enough Celine Dion got her passport stamped! :p

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Cheese curds… hmmm… now when you mention they are cottage cheese… which is quite a popular dish back home… I think I am gonna make it tonight… Indian style! Anyone interested? :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hey Shra, it’s been several hours now and I’ve heard nothing from E. You think that means I’m safe?

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Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

RB, I think that E is up in her attic, looking for her really BIG zapper!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Nope, BG, E is simply steaming and seething with fury right now… you are gonna get a lashing…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hah. Trust me, if E had a really big zapper she wouldn’t keep it in her attic….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Too right. I keep it in a drawer beside my bed. ;)

Baz, honestly I thought we were friends. What are you trying to do to me? I think you owe me some eye candy for this. I mean, proper eye candy consisting of one or two (or more) well formed, nicely dressed (or not, preferably) men. You know the kind I’m talking about.

Go on Baz, show me how much you love me!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Jeez E, you’ve got three new shots of Beckham. What else do you want?

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No whey….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Well Baz, even if I did fancy Beckham, he’s still wearing too many clothes in those pics to be considered appeasing.

Whereas I am still wanting poutine for dinner now but can I get cheese curds in Ireland? Not a chance. Hell it’s a stretch just to find chocolate chips!!!

So eye-candy? Please? I think I might be fired from my job tomorrow so I need something to distract me! And at the very least, I always sleep better after getting my zapper out.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Fries, cheese AND gravy???? Heaven!

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Note to self. Next time one is having lunch refuse the urge to catch up on the Oddly enough blog. Wonder if I yak all over my boss I can go home early?

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Thanks Spin, and nah, I wont zap you, coz you like Indian cottage cheese, which I did end up making last night… and I can say so, myself… it was pretty darn tasty…
E, keep my fingers crossed for you girl!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, you’ve gone and made me hungry now, even after I’ve just had lunch!! Now I’ll have to go to one of the many nice Indian restaurants in town to have some nice, spicy something…

And, in case you were wondering, it’s not indian fondue or chocolate tikka tikka or hyderabadi raclette!!! We do have some discerning Indian cooks in this town, besides the discerning cheese and chocolate experts!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Yum, fresh squeeky cheese curds, yum, french fries, yum, gravy!

Wait, you mean…all globbed together? Yuck!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

Well, M, I hope you get authentic Indian restaurants there who make Indian food the way it should be made…
the definition of spicy here makes me cry at times, not from the heat.. but from the LACK of it…
I do enjoy the mild curry though… but at times, this girl just needs it hot… :D
Ok, that part of the sentence could be taken in a number of ways…
Take it away!!! :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Yes is can Shra, yes it can. Which is why Imma keep my mouth shut. :p

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I saw a guy with a mohawk and piercings the other day in my office… and he was wearing a suit… that his mohawk was purple didnt help him one bit… I wanted to stare at that mohawk but my mum taught me it is rude to stare… so.. I didnt…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, you wouldn’t have liked me a year ago!! I had really short hair then (I got bored one day and chopped it off, so sue me :) ) and one day I wore it in a mohawk. To work. :D I loved it! But I got a lot of triple takes I tell ya! I just wish I had dyed the tips blue or something.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

You get me wrong E… I am all for people who dye their hair in all colours of the rainbow… I like seeing blue streaks or blue hair… cant say the same for pinks, they kinda dont sit well with me…
But a mohawk is really cool!!! You got a pic? Please please please post it on FB! You are gonna get fans!!!

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