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Fruit by the Football Field

Shoulda gone to Costco

Shoulda gone to Costco

Today, I participated in a truly absurd undertaking: a challenge called Fruit by the Football Field. Remember those rolled up, fruit-flavored, tape-like candy? The goal of the challenge was to eat a football field’s length worth of Fruit by the Foot. We were divided into two man teams with one member starting at each end of the field, eating our way to the center.

I typically eat a lot, but this challenge proved to be much more difficult than expected. The raw amount of sugar proved to be too much for me to handle. By the end, my mouth was coated in a slimy sugary film that sort of burned, not to mention the soreness of my jaw from the chewiness. My saliva changed colors as I consumed different flavors of the candy. I ultimately ate 24 yards worth in what can only be described as an indescribable experience. The amount of discomfort could not be matched by anything else I’ve ever done.

From a nutrition standpoint, 24 yards= 1920 calories and 216 grams of sugar.  It could have been a lot worse.

Yard by yard.

Yard by yard.

At the end of the day, I think that this challenge reinforces the concept that the consistency/texture of the food being consumed matters almost as much as the volume ultimately eaten. Also, General Mills should give us some sort of sponsorship because this was the stupidest 20 dollars I have ever spent.

I guess at least Sean and I came in second.

More photos here and here.

Running, eating and cheetahs

My good buddy Jing, did a nice write-up comparing my running and eating ability to a cheetah. While I am nothing like a cheetah literally or metaphorically, Jing makes a few very interesting discoveries (despite the pseudo-scientific nature of the calculations).

What I found most interesting was how linear my PR’s were from 60m to 500m. Also oddly, those two events happened to be above average. Definitely very strange.

My times are almost perfectly linear.

My times are almost perfectly linear.

Be sure to check out what Jing has to say about my metabolism relative to a cheetah’s too!

How to score free groceries

  1. Plan a late-night trip to Wegmans with your roommate.
  2. Wander around the store finding things you need and even more things you don’t (don’t forget the milk!).
  3. Check out and load up the car.
  4. After arriving home, realize that there is only one jug of milk in the car. Where’s the other jug? You probably left it in the shopping cart.
  5. Go back to Wegmans and go to the service desk. Explain your missing milk situation like an idiot.
  6. Kind/tired Wegmans will give you free milk.
  7. Return to the car only to find that the missing jug has been there all along.
  8. Get your daily dose of calcium.

Dirty Money

A raunchy raunchy ad for Bontrust (German currency trading firm).

If only American ads were so interesting.

The best sports interview I’ve seen in a long time

This is an interview with Breaux Greer, 8-time American national champion and American record holder and one of the best javelin throwers in the world. He gives his two cents to Flotrack on not making this year’s Olympic team and doing American Gladiators for “recovery”. This is easily one of the best sports interviews I’ve ever seen. See for yourself:

Classic. Now that the trials are over, I’m looking forward to an awesome Olympic Games.

Update: More on the trials.

The SEO Rapper

If you’ve ever created your own website and love hip-hop, then you’ll relate to this song by the SEO Rapper: SEO consultant by trade with a rapping alter ego. But I guess the references he makes would only be funny to a select few internet geeks (read: people such as myself). Video after the jump. Continue reading ‘The SEO Rapper’



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