Here in Philadelphia we're very proud of our competitive eating. The annual wing bowl is eagerly anticipated every year and recent Philly resident (no idea if he still is) Jason Fagone's just written a book on the competitive eating circuit. It's not normally the kind of thing I'd plug, but Fagone was probably the first real media person I actually talked to, back when I was anonymous. He was the one who revealed to the world that my superhero costume (winter version) was a grey turtleneck. Seemed like a nice guy, and he never revealed by secret identity. Anyway, just saw him on CNN so I thought I'd throw him a plug. I hear he got a nice advance for this.