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On Jul 1, 2004, at 8:09 PM, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
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> Subject: Gurgitator (2002)
> GURGITATOR--108 Google hits, 13 Google Groups hits
> An article in the Thursday Now section of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
> is: "Hot Dog! Coney contest is first bite in the stuff-your-face
> Pg. 40, col. 2: "In 1997, he (George Shea--ed.) co-founded the
> International Federation of Competitive Eating with an eye toward
> becoming the official governing body for 'gurgitators' worldwide."
> It looks like Shea coined or popularized the word in this context.
> (There are earlier computer hits.) If this thing gets big enough,
> maybe they'll hold events like this in a Shea Stadium?
> OT, "GURGITATOR" COMPETITIONS I WANT TO SEE: Eric "Badlands" Booker
> vs. the Olsen Twins.
> International Federation of Competitive Eating - TEAM IFOCE ...
> ... TEAM IFOCE OFFICIAL STORE : The Gurgitator Quantity: GURGITATOR -
> 2002 Weight: 1.0 lbs List Price: $16.95 Get the latest news ...
> www.ifoce.bigstep.com/item.html?PRID=1146773 - 11k - Cached - Similar
> ... champion will be crowned. The most famous gurgitator will be Ed
> Jarvis, who will fly in from Long Island, NY. Jarvis is world ...
> www.recordnet.com/daily/specials/ asparagus2004/articles/8asp.php -
> 58k - Cached - Similar pages
> CNN.com - Transcripts
> ... And check this out, Fredricka. Actually a magazine called the
> An international federation of competitive eating magazine. ...
> www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0207/04/lt.25.html - 29k - Cached - Similar
> 1. Definitions
> ... 1. Definitions 1. Gurgitation 2. Gurgitator 3. Warden/Gamekeeper
> 4. Gurgitation
> Quotient 5. Victor 6. Pecking Order (gate number?) 7. Pecking Number
> 8. etc 2 ...
> gorge.internev.com/rules.htm - 17k - Supplemental Result - Cached -
> Similar pages
> ... I kept my eyes peeled for "Hungry" Charles Hardy, the two-time
> hotdog eating champion and marquee gurgitator at the Snackdown. ...
> www.thesquaretable.com/fall02/ifoce.htm - 29k - Cached - Similar pages
> Bakersfield's Underground Newspaper | The Blackboard
> ... normal activity. For those opposed to any sort of physical
> new âGurgitatorâ over-eating sports will emerge. The âFood ...
> blackboard3.home.att.net/may04/articles6.html - 32k - Cached - Similar
> CNS: February 16, 2004: Big bellies are out for competitive eaters
> ... By Joelle Farrell. PHOTO: Sarah Burge Eric Booker, 33, a
> eater, or "gurgitator," nibbles at a Carnegie Deli sandwich. ...
> www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwork/cns/2004-02-16/444.asp - 12k - Cached
> - Similar pages
> Sonya Thomas is: "THE BLACK WIDOW"
> ... As I asserted before, Kobayashi is the most elite gurgitator the
> has ever known. I feel honored just to be on the same stage as him. ...
> www.sonyatheblackwidow.com/ - 13k - Jun 29, 2004 - Cached - Similar
> (GOOGLE GROUPS)
> Japanese oogui
> ... Compared to many of his fellow "gurgitators", Kobayashi is not just
> thin, he is downright skeletal, weighing in at a mere 51.3kg. ...
> fj.life.in-japan - Jul 4, 2002 by Brett Robson - View Thread (7
> Good Food, Good Treats, Good Golly, Let's Eat!
A variation of this is "Good bread! Good meat! Good Lord, let's eat!"
I've never seen it in print, but I first heard it in Saint Louis some
time during WWII.
> ... around the world, six of them women, who compete in its events and
> are sometimes
> featured in its quarterly newsletter called "The Gurgitator." Most
> American ...
> alt.bad.clams - Aug 15, 2002 by Frankenclam - View Thread (1 article)
> Fox's 'Glutton Bowl' lures 'gurgitators' with $25k prize ; 'A good
> eater is a good athlete,' says international body
> Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
> 654 words
> 18 February 2002
> The Washington Times
> (Copyright 2002)
> It is a consuming passion: They eat for sport, chomping and chewing
> while audiences howl, judges watch for style and bystanders - well,
> they stand back.
> Chicken wings, matzo balls, pickled quail eggs, cannoli, hot dogs,
> jalapenos, sushi, pancakes, oysters, mince pie - it's all fair game to
> competitive eaters who have their own federation, regulations, world
> records and yes, competitive eat meets where less is definitely not
> more and the best professional gurgitator wins.
> "It's not about gluttony. It's about competitive eating. This is a
> sport. We train, we compete, we have strategies and disciplines," said
> George Shea, chairman of the New York-based International Federation
> of Competitive Eating (IFOCE).
> "And it's global - America, Russia, Thailand, Canada, England,
> Scotland, Germany," Mr. Shea said. "This is a sport of the everyman,
> because every man can understand it. A good eater is a good athlete."
> America gets its first real taste of competitive eating when Fox
> broadcasts "The Glutton Bowl" on Thursday, a two-hour special that
> features 40 contestants competing for $25,000 "in a challenge to see
> how much or how fast they can consume," according to the network.
> The qualifying round alone features mayonnaise, beef tongue and
> butter, among other things. Fox plans a surprise delicacy for the
> finale, which they promise is "not for the faint of heart or weak of
> In March, the Discovery Channel will explore mega-eating phenomena in
> a documentary called "Gut Busters."
> But it's not quite as crass as all that, Mr. Shea insists. An IFOCE
> mandate specifies safety and age regulations, careful record- keeping
> and uniform procedures for those moments when one man will consume
> 21/2 pounds of mince pie in 30 seconds.
> That feat was accomplished by England's Peter Dowsewell two years ago,
> and it still stands as a world's record.
> There are points for "neat eating," a newsletter called "The
> Gurgitator" and official T-shirts which read "Nothing in Moderation"
> and come in sizes up to XXXXL. Competitors share training methods -
> like learning to stretch their stomachs by drinking a gallon of water
> at one sitting.
> The IFOCE also finds sponsors for sanctioned tournaments year- round.
> Come November, the group plans a competition that will feature an
> entire Thanksgiving dinner.
> A short history at the group's Web site (www.ifoce.com) maintains that
> competitive eating has been around since prehistoric times, and while
> American eaters dominated the early 20th century, the Japanese now set
> "record after record before stunned crowds."
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