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Everyone in my office is watching this video right now.

Posted by Carollani | June 27, 2007 12:39 PM

I'm sorry but eating contests, especially hot dogs, weird me out completely. I don't see how abusing your body in such a disturbingly disgusting way could in any way generate respect.
But then again, I'm above the plebian mindset that enjoys these types of things.

Posted by raindrop | June 27, 2007 12:44 PM

It is so extremely depressing how seriously the announcers are taking this.
it's a fucking BEAR. what did they expect to happen?

Posted by citrus | June 27, 2007 12:45 PM

MTV actually did a decent bit on Kobayashi for their "True Life" series that definitely gave me a lot of respect for him and his crazed dedication to training and his sport of choice.

Posted by christopher hong | June 27, 2007 12:46 PM

I don't think I am overstating anything when I say this...but that is the greatest video of all time.

Posted by man in da mirror | June 27, 2007 12:54 PM

Only in America could such a video ever be produced.

I hail you.

Posted by Gloria | June 27, 2007 12:59 PM

Kobayashi's not the champ anymore. An American guy, Joey Chestnut, surpassed his record earlier this month:

Posted by Fnarf | June 27, 2007 1:05 PM

That is SO awesome!

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 27, 2007 1:08 PM

Ummm ... that picture of Kobayashi is kinda hot. All man pretty and hot dog hungry. Damn.

Posted by BillyCorazon | June 27, 2007 1:45 PM


Kobayashi is still the reigning Nathan's Famous champion. That's what I was referring to. Joey Chestnut did take a pretty good bite out of his record (ha!) but I have a feeling it won't last long.

Posted by jonah s | June 27, 2007 1:49 PM

Kobayashi is the Pelé of competitive eating, no?

Posted by Matthew | June 27, 2007 1:55 PM

Should've taken his glucosamine with condroitin.

Posted by Gomez | June 27, 2007 1:59 PM

OK, fine -- Chestnut hasn't won at Coney Island. But he blew away Kobayashi's record in a legitimate (well, as much so as any of these can be) using the same Nathan's Famous dogs. 59 1/2 to 53 3/4 -- that's more than 10 percent better.

For those who think this is stupid, consider this: much, much stupider than winning this competition is losing it -- how would you feel if you ate nearly 60 hot dogs but finished second?

Posted by Fnarf | June 27, 2007 2:22 PM

Fnarf, I love you.

Posted by Jonah S | June 27, 2007 2:56 PM

Oh, Jonah, I'm not right for you. I can barely get down three of the damn things. Maybe if they allowed you to wash them down with wine.

Posted by Fnarf | June 27, 2007 3:19 PM

Isn't Kobayashi the name of that dude in The Usual Suspects?

Posted by stiletto | June 27, 2007 11:10 PM

Yes! Kobayashi is the name of the guy in The Usual Suspects! I'm not sure if it was planned or not? Have you received other responses?

Posted by rexx | July 3, 2007 1:15 PM

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