Monday, October 13, 2008

Performance Hunger Art?


The hunger artist in the story by Franz Kafka lived in a cage and starved himself for his art. This guy seems to take a slightly different approach to what is arguably the same end.

Man eats 45 slices of pizza in 10 minutes to win contest

5 comments:

Tags said...

"The 24-year-old from San Jose, California, says he fasted for more than a day to prepare."

It's not destructive enough to just eat a pile of pizza in eleven minutes. He needs to exacerbate the damage by fasting for more than a day so that it's a shock to his system.

Looks like he broke the record for nuts, too.

redman said...

I knew there must have been lots going on at hunger artist ... my blog reader must have dropped the feed so nothing coming through for a week!

Maura said...

I can't think of anything (when it comes to food) more disgusting than competitive eating. It doesn't even amuse me in a "that's so wrong" kind of way. It just grosses me out.

redredsteve said...

I find him disgusting and inspiring at the same time. As a recovering over-eater (haha, can't believe I just said that) I see the social ills being evidenced here, but it also makes me kinda hungry...

Anonymous said...

I think it is an incredibly profound statement on the effects of deprivation...