October 31, 2006

40th Annual Terlingua International Championship Chili Cookoff: Ok, it's not a sport, but it is definitely competitive, fraught with controversy, and always a lot of fun. Interesting note: the only winner not from the USA in years past was a Canadien in 1995.

posted by mjkredliner to culture at 07:03 AM - 8 comments

"In Texas, puttin' beans in chili has replaced horse thievery as the number one hanging offense." Some history of the event.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:16 AM on October 31, 2006

I have always wanted to go to this at least once in my life.

posted by chicobangs at 08:51 AM on October 31, 2006

the only winner not from the USA in years past was a Canadien in 1995 Really? Was it Patrice Breisbois? Him or Koivu - that's my guess.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:43 AM on October 31, 2006

Mmmmmmmmm, chili! Will there be anything there as wonderful and hot as Chief Wiggums' 'super-spicy chili made with Guatemalan peppers that had been grown by mental patients? Will Johnny Cash show up as a coyote? Will Homer find his soul mate? We'll have to wait until Nov. 2nd to find out!!!!!!

posted by tommybiden at 09:52 AM on October 31, 2006

cmon down yall. will pass a good time.

posted by texasred at 11:06 AM on October 31, 2006

Weedy, it was a Mr. Brian Peddigrew from Pitt Meadows, British Columbia who concocted the World Championship Recipe in 1995, and I was told by a reliable source that it was a venison chili, with the venison being brought from up north o' the border as well (figgers, 1995 was THE hottest year on record here, and the native deer were a mite peaked that season). Had to be good to impress the ridge running skalawags that pass as judges for this event!

posted by mjkredliner at 03:53 PM on October 31, 2006

Give it too the Homeless Guy!

posted by yachts360 at 05:21 PM on October 31, 2006

It is sort of a sport because it started with a newly deceased lawyer and the great Carrol Shelby, winner of Lemans and of Cobra fame.

posted by sickleguy at 05:36 PM on October 31, 2006

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