Also back in Loserdom this week is Milo Sauer, who quickly used up exactly 100 ink blots in the early 2000s and then disappeared. Well, his name anyway: Milo (aka Tim, a math professor at George Mason University) recently confessed to me that in 2005 he broke the strict no-pseudonym rule of invitations and assumed the identity of Elwood Fitzner from Valley City. ND, collected 100 more blots before retiring too. I actually looked up Elwood in my early days of Empresshood, and while I couldn’t find that exact name back then, I found numerous Fitzners in Valley City (6,400) and thought it must be there somewhere. (It turns out that Milo has Fitzner relatives there.) Now, almost 15 years later, it’s all gone, and I’m excited to see Milo is as smart as ever – two blots this week! – but folks, don’t enter under a false name.
It’s the TWENTYSIXTH Invite win and the second Clowning Achievement winner for Hall of Famer Mark Raffman, whom I have met many times and who can vouch for his utter clumsiness, even if he will soon be chasing his last ambulances beforehand as a business lawyer in the Retirement. In my 100 clowners for 100 losers program, instead of a second trophy, he gets a small pennant with “II” on it to attach it to the base of the trophy he won in week 1413 (which happens to be poems with new words) ). I have now given 36 out of 100 clowns since December 6th, so 64 more of you will one day receive the disembodied clown head on a stick.
Ariel Sanchez, a graduate of Pine Tree High School, paints like a calavera – or skull – and wears a delicate blue hat
Pine Tree was one of 25 schools that entered the competition on Tuesday.
The event on Tuesday was the first UIL marching competition of the season. Pine Tree and Spring Hill High School, which also participated, received a “1,” which means they will advance to the area competition. From there only four schools are selected to advance to the state competition.
The theme for Pine Trees Performance was Dia de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead. Large posters with decorative calaveras were placed along the pitch to support the band’s performance, as well as a stage adorned with flags and an ornate image of a girl in a traditional Mexican dress and blue hat.
This is Pine Tree’s second full year as a corps-style band, previously practicing military style.
The style of the corps is identified by its focus on percussion, with props and theatrical performances often accompanied. Military and traditional styles can also be used by marching bands, with the military being popular in the south, said Mark Perry, director of the Pine Tree Band.
“Whether in the military or in the corps, it’s hard to do well,” said Perry.
Many of the bands that entered the competition on Tuesday were military style.
Perry stated that the decision to perform as a Corps band resulted from the need to be more competitive at the area level where most other bands will be using the same style.
“I have the greatest respect for military bands and what they do – tradition is important,” he said. “At the same time, I want my children to know what 95% of the country are doing.”
According to Perry, most marching bands across the country practice the corps style.
“I also wanted to give my children something new that they can bite into and get excited about beyond marches,” he said. “Many military bands push the limits of what is considered to be the military. I would just say that the musical repertoire we can play when you’re in a corps band has more choices. “
Perry said the band started working on a theme for Tuesday’s performance last November.
“Planning for a march show really starts a year ago,” he said.
Perry added that Deputy Band Director and Color Guard Director Jared Cronk was the “Master Visualizer” for Tuesday’s performance and designed all of the costumes worn by Color Guard members.
“March shows are supposed to be so exciting … so how do you make a ‘down’ ending with such a finality?” Perry said about the ending that Sanchez showed off in her makeup and hat.
“(Cronk) that was his plan to do all of that,” he said. “We all know someone who has passed away,” symbolized the last picture of the performance.
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MARIETTE, Ohio. (WTAP) – The Locker Room Sports Bar hosted their 14th annual hot dog eating championship on Sunday.
WTAP got an exclusive interview with the competitors.
The rules were simple. Treat yourself to as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes. No spices. And – you have to keep it down – at least for a minute after you’re done.
Seated at the table were Reed Byers, also known as The People’s Choice, Charlie Rose AKA Chuck Diesel and, last but not least, the now five-time reigning champion Jimbo Slice, who broke his personal record on Sunday.
“I think my record was 13 and I hit 16 today,” said Slice.
Byers said the secret was … “Probably a lot of prayer.”
And Slice gave us a glimpse into his strategy.
“I mean, if you just dip your hot dog in water, get the bun soaking wet, it goes down a lot easier, keep bouncing, it brings the food down,” he said.
While these competitors may sound like hot dog enthusiasts, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Byers said, “I didn’t like hot dogs in the first place. Hopefully I’ll find a better way to raise money next year. “
Byers came to the table on a mission – to raise funds for Givemore Connections – a local mental health nonprofit. With the help of sponsors, he was able to raise $ 1,000.
“It’s incredible. You know, a year ago I could never have confidently told you that so many people would support me in what I do, and I’m just very grateful for that. The Mid-Ohio Valley is really a wonderful one Place, ”said Byers.
Whether they came for the cause or for fame, one thing is for sure … these three can throw down some hot dogs.
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Get paid for hot dogs? Doesn’t sound too bad.
Well that is until you figure out how many it takes to get the profit. Last year, men’s champion Joey Chestnut ate 75 hot dogs and buns to win his fifth consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest title, while women’s champion Miki Sudo ate 48.5 to win her seventh in a row.
Sudo won’t be competing in the women this year, but Chestnut is back as a strong favorite to repeat another men’s mustard belt to take home. The winner of the mustard belt for women is much more of a question.
But if you take a belt home with you, it’s nice, leaving with a check is even better. The winners – and each of the top five – will take home money in the annual competition on July 4th.
Below is everything you need to know about the prize money for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2021.
Prize money for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Major League Eating has typically given winners of the men’s and women’s competitions a grand prize of $ 10,000 each, with the remaining eaters receiving incrementally smaller prizes in the top five.
The total prize pool is $ 40,000. This is how the wallet is traditionally divided:
- First place: $ 10,000
- Second place: $ 5,000
- Third place: $ 2,500
- Fourth place: $ 1,500
- Fifth place: $ 1,000
This year 17 men and 13 women are taking part in the event. The eater Michelle Lesko, who is number 9 in the world rankings – the second tallest woman behind Sudo – will be the favorite on the women’s belt. Chestnut is of course considered very likely to be the men’s winner.
What is Joey Chestnut’s net worth?
A professional career in food has done Chestnut well.
The 13-time winner of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest – not to mention countless other major league eating contests – has a net worth of $ 2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. According to the website, he can make anywhere from $ 250,000 to $ 500,000 per year by winning competitions and subsequent sponsorship deals.
In addition to his profits and sponsorship money, Chestnutnut its own line of spices for hot dogs, sausages, wings and sandwiches.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Past winner past
Chestnut and Sudo both set MLE records at the 2020 event. Chestnut set a personal best of 75 hot dogs and buns to extend its men’s brand, while Sudo finished a women’s record of 48.5 hot dogs and buns to surpass Sonya Thomas, who consumed 45 in 2012.
Chestnut will be back in Coney Island in 2021 to win for the sixth straight year. Sudo takes the year off because she is expecting her first child.
Below are the winners of the 1997 competition.
|year||winner||Eaten hot dogs||time|
|2020 men||Joey Chestnut||75||10 mins.|
|2020 women||Miki Sudo||48.5|
|2019 gentlemen||Joey Chestnut||71||10 mins.|
|2019 women||Miki Sudo||31|
|Men 2018||Joey Chestnut||74||10 mins.|
|2018 women||Miki Sudo||37|
|2017 men||Joey Chestnut||72||10 mins.|
|2017 women||Miki Sudo||41|
|2016 men||Joey Chestnut||70||10 mins.|
|2016 women||Miki Sudo||38.5|
|Men 2015||Matt Stoneie||62||10 mins.|
|2015 women||Miki Sudo||38|
|2014 men||Joey Chestnut||61||10 mins.|
|2014 women||Miki Sudo||34|
|2013 men||Joey Chestnut||69||10 mins.|
|2013 women||Sonja Thomas||36.75|
|2012 men||Joey Chestnut||68||10 mins.|
|2012 women||Sonja Thomas||45|
|2011 gentlemen||Joey Chestnut||62||10 mins.|
|2011 women||Sonja Thomas||40|
|2010||Joey Chestnut||54||10 mins.|
|2009||Joey Chestnut||68||10 mins.|
|2008||Joey Chestnut||59||10 mins.|
|2007||Joey Chestnut||66||12 min.|
|2006||Takeru Kobayashi||53.75||12 min.|
|2005||Takeru Kobayashi||49||12 min.|
|2004||Takeru Kobayashi||53.5||12 min.|
|2003||Takeru Kobayashi||44.5||12 min.|
|2002||Takeru Kobayashi||50.5||12 min.|
|2001||Takeru Kobayashi||50||12 minutes|
|2000||Kazutoyo Arai||25th||12 min.|
|1999||Steve None||21.5||12 min.|
|1998||Hirofumi Nakajima||19th||12 min.|
|1997||Hirofumi Nakajima||24.5||12 min.|
Maneskin from Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
As one of their favorites before this year’s show, the group was coveted on Saturday evening (22.05.21) in front of a socially distant audience in the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena and selected as the winner. The band welcomed them after their victory as a sign that “rock and roll never dies”.
They said: “We just want to say all of Europe, all of world rock’n’roll never dies!”
The group scored a landslide result in a general vote after astonishing fans across the continent with their title “Zitti e buoni”.
The Italian group actually took third place with 208 points according to the jury’s vote. At the time, they were chasing participants from France and Switzerland who broke the rankings.
However, their fate completely changed with a general vote, earning 318 additional points.
In contrast, this year’s British competitor James Newman landed at the bottom of the table.
The 35-year-old musician could not score a point at night because the audience was not impressed by his dance piece “Embers”.
Still, the night is considered a success by the organizers who successfully hosted one of the hottest live events during the coronavirus pandemic.
After months of uncertainty, around 3,500 people (around 20% of the arena’s capacity) are waiting in Rotterdam and millions of television viewers let Maneskin win the Eurovision crown. I was able to see.
As a result, the next edition of the long-term event will take place in Italy.
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The winners of the Red Beans and Rice Art Contest were announced by the competition sponsors, Cajun Country Rice, Camellia Brand and Savoie’s Foods.
In the Grade 5-8 Student Category, the winners are: First Place – Robyn Hays from Chalmette; second place – Sophia Kryszewski from Lafayette; third place – Kassidy Spears from Jonesville.
In the adult section (from 18 years) the winners are: First place – Lori Petrie from Opelousas; second place – Robin Miller of Baker; third place – Sherryl Guillory from Lafayette.
“We loved the opportunity to see so many people artistically interpret what this iconic Louisiana meal means to them. We warmly congratulate the winners and hope they can enjoy the prizes – which appropriately include red beans and rice – and some money to spend as they please, ”said Robert Trahan, co-owner of Falcon Rice Mill and Cajun Landreis in Crowley.
HUNTINGTON – Since 1984, the West Virginia Young Writers Contest has celebrated student writing in the state as a result of the commitment to write in all subjects and to publish, display, and celebrate student writing.
That year, Huntington Middle School’s Claire Johnson won second place in seventh and eighth grades for her play “Zombies,” which is listed below.
Teachers and administrators in each county encourage students to submit letters for assessment first at school and then at the county level.
Entries can be submitted on any topic and in any genre of prose: fiction, non-fiction, short stories, memoirs or essays.
Executives at Marshall University’s Central West Virginia Writing Project then judge entries based on ideas, organization, voice, choice of words, sentence flow, and conventions. The state winners were announced to the public on Friday, Young Writers Day, which took place practically in Microsoft teams.
First-placed county winners receive certificates and participate in workshops with published writers / moderators on West Virginia Young Writers Day. State winners in each of the six competition categories will receive checks for $ 100 for first place, $ 50 for second place, and $ 25 for third place.
“Zombies” by Claire Johnson
Alone a young girl rested and slept soundly. Not far from her bed was a broken clock, the screen broken and the plug unplugged. The girl lay for long hours and slept soundly, without the screaming of the little clock. In her little house everything was quiet, still without the voices and steps of her parents who had gone to work long before. The girl didn’t like it when her parents left; she felt alone.
Have a chat, your parents would say. But she knew what kind of entertainment her parents meant. The kind that started with a screen and ended in despair, detachment and a throbbing headache. She would much rather explore, read, and create. Boredom was a more watchful parent than those who fathered her – boredom at least taught her lessons and sparked her creativity. Why can’t you be like the other kids? her parents would ask. They are all very happy with their devices. But the little girl didn’t want to be like the other children. She didn’t want to be a zombie.
She stumbled down the stairs and rubbed the sleep from her eyes. Her house was perfect: every finish was pristine, not a single thing out of place, as if no one lived in the house at all – which she sometimes took to be true. She took her coat off the hanger and stepped outside into the crisp autumn air. She enjoyed the outdoors, much to her parents’ displeasure. They will chase Mud through the house, they would scold. I know you like to go outside, but why not just watch some nature documentary instead? The little girl did not understand her parents, nor did they understand them.
She looked at the trees that lined her meadow. She enjoyed the park, but it always hurt to see it. Every person who sits on the benches is fascinated by the virtual life into which they have plunged desperately. She would watch from a distance and notice small details. She was very good at it and noticed details. Her parents called it a nuisance, annoyed that she paid more attention to other people than to her screen. Your device teaches you things that are far more important than observation.
The little girl disagreed.
She walked along the stream and watched the ducks chase each other in circles, longing for the ignorant bliss that she was sure they felt. She walked down the street and entered a small cafe. The little girl always enjoyed the little café and drank her tea from mini tea cups. While she waited in line, she watched the people in front of her. The one in front appeared to have headphones on and moved its head in a bass beat that was so easy to hear for someone who listened closely. No one but the little girl seemed to be listening closely, too intrigued by her ex’s new girlfriend, or at least the girl who was sitting at a nearby table. She scrolled and scrolled, and her eyes narrowed every time her ex showed up in her feed. The little girl looked away. She knew when she was invading someone’s privacy.
Finally, when it was her turn, she went to the cash register. She just pointed at the menu, her finger barely reaching across the counter for the cashier to see. He nodded and turned his gaze back to the computer screen in front of him.
After a few moments, a young looking boy in an apron presented her mini teacup and the little girl took a seat in the back. She liked the back of the little cafe – it gave her a clear view of everyone in it. When she was done, she skipped the door she came in and gave a rare smile to a woman on her way. The woman was too busy with her screen to notice.
The little girl was walking the inner streets of the city, her least favorite place. The sidewalks were full of people, but somehow it was the place where she felt most lonely. Everyone was walking back and forth, their heads buried in their screens. The little girl was often tossed around by a distracted pedestrian who was too focused on his own virtual life to notice a lonely child. That was what bothered her the most, the reason why she was most tempted to pick up her screen and pretend to enjoy the desperation and headache it brought with it: the feeling of belonging, the feeling of acceptance in a society that would otherwise never accept it. These thoughts are way too great for someone your age, their parents would complain. The little girl agreed.
She wandered the city alone, tears marking the agony she felt – alone, calm, suffocated by the walking zombies that surrounded her. Slaves to their own devices.