The Art of Competitive Eating
Peter Todd, IU Professor of Cognitive Science, Informatics,
and Psychological and Brain Sciences
Rick Wilk, IU Professor of Anthropology
Crazy Legs Conti: Zen And The Art Of Competitive Eating
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great
Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
What is good behavior and bad behavior with respect to
the obviouseating healthy versus unhealthy dietsbut
right or wrong ways to interact with food are made on other grounds,
For instance, is a $500, 37-course meal a good use of our food (or
financial) resources? Is using food as sport in competitive eating just
good fun or is it sending the wrong messages about overeating? To
explore some of these issues, we will bring together students with
expertsand food!to talk about the good, the bad, and the
tasty. A short film will frame each discussion.
As part of the College of Arts and Sciences themester on Good
Behavior, Bad Behavior: Molecules to Morality, the HHC will host two
evenings, each featuring a film and food that illustrates the topic of
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the film will be Crazy Legs Conti:
Zen And The Art Of Competitive Eating, a documentary about one
man's journey to becoming a professional competitive eater. Conti
begins at an oyster-eating competition in New Orleans, where he won the
title of "Oyster King" and sets his sights on competing against some of
the world champions of competitive eating in a hotdog eating contest.
Try some samples of Bub's Burgers and hot dogs similar to what Conti
might eat for
one of his
competitions during the program.
For more information about Crazy Legs Conti, visit:
For more information about Professor Peter Todd, click here.
For more information about Rick Wilk, click here.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this
undergraduate event, please check your schedule to make sure you are
available for the entire event. Then, e-mail Anna Duquaine
(firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating you wish to sign up for the
program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school,
field(s) of study. Please indicate in your e-mail if you are
vegetarian or have any other dietary restrictions. Space is limited so
you know by e-mail
if a space was available when you replied.