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  • Post #31 - September 30th, 2009, 12:03 pm
    Post #31 - September 30th, 2009, 12:03 pm Post #31 - September 30th, 2009, 12:03 pm
    I think this is absolutely possible, given a liberal interpretation of sausage pizza, as Mr. Hammond has noted. If those sorts of suggestions are within the rules, I think while I may have a difficult time with it, I'd be able to do it without killing myself in the process. It would also require me to make 90% of the pizzas I'm eating. If your friend is talking just the typical take-out pizzas, which your posts seem to suggest, I'd guess he'll last 10 days, at most. But I wouldn't be willing to bet a lot of money on it. Some folks are just crazy like that to prove a point.
  • Post #32 - September 30th, 2009, 12:22 pm
    Post #32 - September 30th, 2009, 12:22 pm Post #32 - September 30th, 2009, 12:22 pm
    Hell, if he makes it past day 20 you should consider calling the media, maybe score some free publicity for your business.

    I'd start with WGN, this is just the sort of hard-hitting stuff they would feature on their morning news show...they might even send Ana Belaval to make pithy comments as your partner is filmed eating his sausage pizza breakfast :lol:
  • Post #33 - September 30th, 2009, 12:48 pm
    Post #33 - September 30th, 2009, 12:48 pm Post #33 - September 30th, 2009, 12:48 pm
    I think this won't be a big adjustment for him, nutritionally-speaking. I offered the suggestion about combining apples and chicken sausage, and he told me he hasn't had an apple in 5 years. :shock: He doesn't typically eat breakfast and his ideal meal is a frozen Tombstone pizza.

    Fwiw, he works out regularly. It's probably also worth noting that he just completed a 6-month 'biggest loser' team competition in our office and was part of the winning team. He personally lost 7.36% of his body weight and additional 1% during the maintenance phase that followed the competion. In other words, he's blessed with efficient metabolism and can be pretty driven.

    Death is an immediate DQ, but how to get paid? :twisted: :lol:

    Khaopaat, you are so right about this being one of those stories the media might like. But, there's no charity involved, so I doubt it'll be true in this case. He's originally a southsider and told me that if he does make it to the end, he wants Aurelio's to be the final pizza.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #34 - September 30th, 2009, 12:52 pm
    Post #34 - September 30th, 2009, 12:52 pm Post #34 - September 30th, 2009, 12:52 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Death is an immediate DQ, but how to get paid? :twisted: :lol:=R=



    Escrow?
    "Your custard pie, yeah, sweet and nice
    When you cut it, mama, save me a slice"
  • Post #35 - September 30th, 2009, 1:16 pm
    Post #35 - September 30th, 2009, 1:16 pm Post #35 - September 30th, 2009, 1:16 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:if he does make it to the end, he wants Aurelio's to be the final pizza.

    =R=


    Amen!

    Et, requiescat in pace. Quo minus scit vulgus de fabricandis et botulis et legibus, eo melius dormiunt.
    Last edited by Santander on October 16th, 2009, 10:20 am, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #36 - September 30th, 2009, 1:34 pm
    Post #36 - September 30th, 2009, 1:34 pm Post #36 - September 30th, 2009, 1:34 pm
    DMChicago wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Death is an immediate DQ, but how to get paid? :twisted: :lol:=R=



    Escrow?

    LMAO! :lol:

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #37 - September 30th, 2009, 10:55 pm
    Post #37 - September 30th, 2009, 10:55 pm Post #37 - September 30th, 2009, 10:55 pm
    Received a text from our boy not too long ago informing me that he was enjoying popcorn as his 'final' non-pizza snack this evening.

    When the sun comes up in the morning, it will likely look like a slice of pepperoni to him. :D

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #38 - October 1st, 2009, 12:45 pm
    Post #38 - October 1st, 2009, 12:45 pm Post #38 - October 1st, 2009, 12:45 pm
    And so it begins . . .

    I'm told that Day 1 started with a breakfast of 4 cold slices of pepperoni pizza from Jake's Pizza in Glenview. This was leftover pizza from his kids' dinner last night.

    Lunch in the office today was ordered and carried out from Barnaby's Family Inn in Northbrook . . .

    Image
    The calm before the storm


    Image
    Day 1, baby!


    Image
    Large pizza with pepperoni, sausage, onion and jalapeno


    Image
    Digging in

    =R=

    Jake's Pizza
    2200 Waukegan Road
    Glenview, IL 60025
    (847) 729-2330

    Barnaby's of Northbrook (The Family Inn)
    960 Skokie Blvd
    Northbrook, IL 60062-4005
    (847) 498-3900
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #39 - October 1st, 2009, 1:04 pm
    Post #39 - October 1st, 2009, 1:04 pm Post #39 - October 1st, 2009, 1:04 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:And so it begins . . .

    Image
    Large pizza with pepperoni, sausage, onion and jalapeno


    The topping 'guidelines' were not very clear to me based on your first post and I was concerned then for your coworker at the receiving end (of the pizza). I am a releived now to see that there is a good dose of vegetables allowed on the pizza :)
    (Is he allowed to have other items like potato chips?)
  • Post #40 - October 1st, 2009, 1:12 pm
    Post #40 - October 1st, 2009, 1:12 pm Post #40 - October 1st, 2009, 1:12 pm
    I don't know why, but this is probably my favorite thing on the internet right now.

    BTW, my wife claims she could do a month on nothing but cheese/olive pizza. The caveats are 1) it would have to be a month where she had no plans and 2) it would have to be for a substantial amount of money (probably over $1,000...I said my minimum would have to be $10,000). So, I don't see that happening any time soon.

    I look forward to the rest of this journey.
    -Josh

    I've started blogging about the Stuff I Eat
  • Post #41 - October 1st, 2009, 1:18 pm
    Post #41 - October 1st, 2009, 1:18 pm Post #41 - October 1st, 2009, 1:18 pm
    sazerac wrote:(Is he allowed to have other items like potato chips?)

    If the chips are baked into the pizza and the pizza also contains sausage, cheese and crust, then they're fine. :D

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #42 - October 1st, 2009, 1:22 pm
    Post #42 - October 1st, 2009, 1:22 pm Post #42 - October 1st, 2009, 1:22 pm
    jesteinf wrote:BTW, my wife claims she could do a month on nothing but cheese/olive pizza. The caveats are 1) it would have to be a month where she had no plans and 2) it would have to be for a substantial amount of money (probably over $1,000...I said my minimum would have to be $10,000). So, I don't see that happening any time soon.

    I really think I could do it, too but it would probably kill me, which is why I cannot attempt it. :D

    Right now, we've come to realize that no matter what the outcome, this is going to be an interesting experiment. He won't cheat because he really wants to see if he can do it.

    Btw, lunch ended about 2 hours ago and our boy is already walking around the office eating leftover pizza. I think he's trying to psych me out. :lol:

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #43 - October 1st, 2009, 2:26 pm
    Post #43 - October 1st, 2009, 2:26 pm Post #43 - October 1st, 2009, 2:26 pm
    Day 1 and this contest has already completely sucked me in. It's going to be an interesting 31 days following this discussion. The thought of eating nothing but sausage pizza for an entire month is nauseating to me. No way could I do it. I doubt I'd last a week.
  • Post #44 - October 1st, 2009, 2:28 pm
    Post #44 - October 1st, 2009, 2:28 pm Post #44 - October 1st, 2009, 2:28 pm
    Another person who doesn't think this guy will last; this contest goes against our very omnivoric nature to have a balanced, varied diet. It's like declaring that you won't blink for one month.
  • Post #45 - October 1st, 2009, 2:42 pm
    Post #45 - October 1st, 2009, 2:42 pm Post #45 - October 1st, 2009, 2:42 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Khaopaat, you are so right about this being one of those stories the media might like. But, there's no charity involved, so I doubt it'll be true in this case. He's originally a southsider and told me that if he does make it to the end, he wants Aurelio's to be the final pizza.

    =R=


    Had you (or your mark :twisted: ) considered seeking sponsorship from Lou Malnati's, etc.?
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #46 - October 1st, 2009, 4:32 pm
    Post #46 - October 1st, 2009, 4:32 pm Post #46 - October 1st, 2009, 4:32 pm
    David Hammond wrote:Had you (or your mark :twisted: ) considered seeking sponsorship from Lou Malnati's, etc.?


    I would think that they wouldn't want to touch something like this with a 10-foot-pole. (See: McDonald's and Super Size Me).
  • Post #47 - October 1st, 2009, 4:38 pm
    Post #47 - October 1st, 2009, 4:38 pm Post #47 - October 1st, 2009, 4:38 pm
    eatchicago wrote:
    David Hammond wrote:Had you (or your mark :twisted: ) considered seeking sponsorship from Lou Malnati's, etc.?


    I would think that they wouldn't want to touch something like this with a 10-foot-pole. (See: McDonald's and Super Size Me).


    Ah, but this is a city that cherishes food-eating contests, Chia Obama heads, and churrascarias. Plus, the Malnati's family embarrasses themselves annually by singing terrible radio spots. I'd say they'd do it.
  • Post #48 - October 1st, 2009, 4:46 pm
    Post #48 - October 1st, 2009, 4:46 pm Post #48 - October 1st, 2009, 4:46 pm
    Speaking of speed eating, Kobayashi is back baby!

    http://krystalsquareoff.com/blog/

    David "Speed Eating Is the Only Sport I Follow" Hammond
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #49 - October 1st, 2009, 5:10 pm
    Post #49 - October 1st, 2009, 5:10 pm Post #49 - October 1st, 2009, 5:10 pm
    aschie30 wrote:Another person who doesn't think this guy will last; this contest goes against our very omnivoric nature to have a balanced, varied diet. It's like declaring that you won't blink for one month.


    I dunno: think of all the pets who subsist on kibble. Pizza seems to me to have an awful lot of the breadth (albeit with a lot of crap, too - Ronnie, you should get this guy's weight before and after) a diet needs, even if it's missing some minor nutrients. Think about sailors surviving on hardtack, fish and limes.

    When I was in school, I had the same breakfast and lunch for years. YEARS. Through elementary school, it was a cold leg of my mother's Greek chicken and an apple and the required milk. Through high school it was 2 beef jerky sticks and french fries from the cafeteria, with a Coke. I think somewhere around late elementary school I started refusing breakfast and my parents bought those tiny frozen pizzas to get something in my stomach before school.

    Their indulgence stopped at dinner, where I was required to eat what was on my plate. Thank goodness they took a hard line somewhere, or I might have turned out differently!
  • Post #50 - October 1st, 2009, 6:33 pm
    Post #50 - October 1st, 2009, 6:33 pm Post #50 - October 1st, 2009, 6:33 pm
    After sizing this guy up via Ronnie's posts and pictures, I think he can do it. After all, what it will really come down to is whether he as the will to win. Ronnie my friend, you just may lose this one.
  • Post #51 - October 1st, 2009, 7:17 pm
    Post #51 - October 1st, 2009, 7:17 pm Post #51 - October 1st, 2009, 7:17 pm
    Mhays wrote:Pizza seems to me to have an awful lot of the breadth (albeit with a lot of crap, too - Ronnie, you should get this guy's weight before and after) a diet needs, even if it's missing some minor nutrients. Think about sailors surviving on hardtack, fish and limes.

    M,

    Posted upthread: 169.4 pounds at the moment. Last physical -- about 2 months ago -- BP, cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose were all completely normal.

    Pizza can incorporate a fairly balanced set of ingredients. Granted, there isn't usually citrus but there are grains, dairy, meat and veggies. I'm not saying they're typically well-balanced on pizza but if he plays his cards right, he should be able to make it through okay. And as he would readily admit, it's not like he's giving up a particularly well-balanced diet to begin with.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #52 - October 1st, 2009, 8:09 pm
    Post #52 - October 1st, 2009, 8:09 pm Post #52 - October 1st, 2009, 8:09 pm
    Thanks, Ronnie, sorry I missed that. I admit, I will be more interested to see what happens to the health markers than to the bet, here. An interesting insight into how junk food affects the body - if pizza doesn't kill you, does it in fact make you stronger?
  • Post #53 - October 1st, 2009, 9:53 pm
    Post #53 - October 1st, 2009, 9:53 pm Post #53 - October 1st, 2009, 9:53 pm
    Boys and girls, the following images -- sent to me moments ago by our boy -- illustrate that gambling is not pretty . . . :D

    Image


    Image


    Image

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #54 - October 2nd, 2009, 12:04 am
    Post #54 - October 2nd, 2009, 12:04 am Post #54 - October 2nd, 2009, 12:04 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Image

    =R=



    The rules are refined yet again: "Pizza-product" is obviously allowed.

    I assume he dabbed the Carmex under his nostrils to cut the stench?
  • Post #55 - October 2nd, 2009, 12:26 am
    Post #55 - October 2nd, 2009, 12:26 am Post #55 - October 2nd, 2009, 12:26 am
    He should at least go with Palermo's Primo Thin; the supreme is tasty and much better for you than the CPK (which is fine, and which I've recommended in the past). Frontera Kitchens has a decent thin offering with chorizo (that must count!) as well (fat and sodium content are nasty, though).

    Image

    Frozen pizzas are just about the worst taste to nutrition ratio possible. They never satisfy and are still just god-awful in health value. Palermo's comes closest to being reasonable in my experience.

    Too bad TJs doesn't offer a meat pizza from that place in Italy that makes their truffled flatbreads. That's reasonable stuff and would offer him some authenticity, variety, and value.
  • Post #56 - October 2nd, 2009, 6:47 am
    Post #56 - October 2nd, 2009, 6:47 am Post #56 - October 2nd, 2009, 6:47 am
    Mhays wrote:When I was in school, I had the same breakfast and lunch for years. YEARS. Through elementary school, it was a cold leg of my mother's Greek chicken and an apple and the required milk. Through high school it was 2 beef jerky sticks and french fries from the cafeteria, with a Coke. I think somewhere around late elementary school I started refusing breakfast and my parents bought those tiny frozen pizzas to get something in my stomach before school.

    Their indulgence stopped at dinner, where I was required to eat what was on my plate. Thank goodness they took a hard line somewhere, or I might have turned out differently!


    From before kindergarten until my freshman year in high school all I’d eat (except my birthday) was peanut butter and jelly. Sophomore year I switched to 2 custard filled dounuts and chocklate milk. If my Mom had known she would have killed me. :lol:
    The most dangerous food to eat is wedding cake.
    Proverb
  • Post #57 - October 2nd, 2009, 8:12 am
    Post #57 - October 2nd, 2009, 8:12 am Post #57 - October 2nd, 2009, 8:12 am
    aschie30 wrote:Another person who doesn't think this guy will last...


    I disagree, I could see the fight in his eyes. Looking forward to the rest of this month!
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  • Post #58 - October 2nd, 2009, 8:30 am
    Post #58 - October 2nd, 2009, 8:30 am Post #58 - October 2nd, 2009, 8:30 am
    I think he can do it. I think he can vary brands, pizza joints and toppings enough to make it work. Will be fun to watch either way :)
  • Post #59 - October 2nd, 2009, 9:50 am
    Post #59 - October 2nd, 2009, 9:50 am Post #59 - October 2nd, 2009, 9:50 am
    Bridgestone wrote:The rules are refined yet again: "Pizza-product" is obviously allowed.

    I assume he dabbed the Carmex under his nostrils to cut the stench?

    LMAO!

    This is what scares me the most. He really will eat just about anything out of the freezer, which is likely to increase his pizza-eating endurance. If he was more discriminating, it would probably work against him.

    Right now he's eating cold, leftover pizza from yesterday's lunch. For lunch, he's planning on ordering from Lou Malnati's in Highland Park. He's excited about it because they're only open for lunch on Fridays.

    =R=

    Lou Malnati's Highland Park
    1890 1st St
    Highland Park, IL 60035-3102
    (847) 266-9000
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #60 - October 2nd, 2009, 9:52 am
    Post #60 - October 2nd, 2009, 9:52 am Post #60 - October 2nd, 2009, 9:52 am
    Santander wrote:He should at least go with Palermo's Primo Thin . . .

    Without getting into specifics, let's just say that Palermo's has been forever banned in our office. I am certain he'd rather lose this bet than buy a pizza -- or anything -- from Palermo's.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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