Japadog: The Evan Crowe Story

Something silly to post today. I entered my friend Evan in a Japanese hot dog eating contest as a joke. His name was drawn out of a hat and he got the call on Tuesday. He spent all week training relentlessly and today, tested his mettle. We made a short (mock?) doc depicting his quest.

If you’re squeamish, you might want to skip the last 5 seconds of the video.

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Remarkably, this turned into a major media event. The Vancouver Sun and Province were there, along with the Metro paper and the Richmond Review. CBC, CTV and Global sent TV crews. I spotted Fairchild Radio. There was even a correspondent from Xinhua, the Chinese state broadcaster. So Evan should soon have about 1.3 billion new fans.

Our video included, that’s a lot of free marketing for Japadog.

Thanks very much to Aaron Ross & The Boom Booms, as well as Nigel, Josh & Kent of Friends With The Help (download their excellent new LP for free here), for the use of their music.

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1 comment
  1. Slawomir Poplawski said:

    The point is that politically correct media know what kind of topics represent priorities. The slaves working there quickly reacted and “Remarkably, this turned into a major media event. The Vancouver Sun and Province were there, along with the Metro paper and the Richmond Review. CBC, CTV and Global sent TV crews”.

    If you, Kai, would spent $3000 for advertizing and promoting contest for the best anti-war poster about our participation in occupation of Afghanistan, polluting Alberta by oil, corrupting politicians etc. certainly those guys would not come and instead of them you would see some poker faces with hidden mikes and cameras. The news about it would never see day light as only showed in some ‘black holes’ of this sick system.

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