Oldie ..but a goodie!!


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*Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the
first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better!*

For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is. They
actually have a Chilli Cook-off about the time the Rodeo comes to town. It
takes up a major portion of the parking lot at the Astrodome.

The notes are from an inexperienced Chilli taster named Frank, who was
visiting Texas from the East Coast:

Frank: "Recently, I was honoured to be selected as a judge at a chilli
cook-off. The Judge #3 called in sick at the last moment and I happened to
be standing there at the judge's table asking for directions to the
Budweiser truck, when the call came in. I was assured by the other two
judges (Native Texans) that the chilli wouldn't be all that spicy and,
besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I

Here are the scorecards from the event:

Chilli #1 (Mike's Maniac Mobster Monster Chilli)

Judge #1 A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick.

Judge #2 Nice, smooth tomato flavour. Very mild.

Judge #3 (Frank) Holy $hit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove
dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I
hope that's the worst one. These Texans are crazy.


Chilli #2 (Arthur's Afterburner Chilli)

Judge #1 Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang.

Judge #2 Exciting BBQ flavour, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

Judge #3 (Frank) Keep this out of the reach of children. I'm not sure what
I'm supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted
to give me the Heimlich manoeuvre. They had to rush in more beer when they
saw the look on my face.


Chilli #3 (Fred's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chilli)

Judge #1 Excellent firehouse chilli. Great kick. Needs more beans.

Judge #2 A beanless chilli, a bit salty, good use of peppers.

Judge #3 (Frank) Call the EPA. I've located a uranium spill. My nose feels
like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get me
more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone
is in the front part of my chest. I'm getting $hit-faced from all of the


Chilli #4 (Bubba's Black Magic)

Judge #1 Black bean chilli with almost no spice. Disappointing.

Judge #2 Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other
mild foods, not much of a chilli.

Judge #3 (Frank) I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable
to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the barmaid, was
standing behind me with fresh refills. That 300-lb. b!tch is starting to
look HOT... just like this nuclear waste I'm eating! Is chilli an


Chilli #5 (Laura's Legal Lip Remover)

Judge #1 Meaty, strong chilli. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding
considerable kick. Very impressive.

Judge #2 Chilli using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit the
cayenne peppers make a strong statement.

Judge #3 (Frank) My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and
can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed
paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chilli
had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring
beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I'm burning my lips off.
It really pis$es me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming.
Screw those rednecks.


Chilli #6 (Vera's Very Vegetarian Variety)

Judge #1 Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chilli. Good balance of spices

Judge #2 The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic.

Judge #3 (Frank) I $hit myself when I farted and I'm worried it will eat
through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that
Sally. She must be kinkier than I thought. Can't feel my lips anymore. I
need to wipe my ass with a snow cone.


Chilli #7 (Sandra's Screaming Sensation Chilli)

Judge #1 A mediocre chilli with too much reliance on canned peppers.

Judge #2 Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chilli
peppers at the last moment. I should take note that I am worried about
#3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.

Judge #3 (Frank) You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I
wouldn't feel a thing. I've lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds
it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chilli, which slid
unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like $hit to match my
shirt. At least during the autopsy, they'll know what killed me.

I've decided to stop breathing, it's too painful. Screw it; I'm not getting
any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch
hole in my stomach.


Chilli #8 (Tommy's Toe-Nail Curling Chilli)

Judge #1 The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chilli. Not too bold but
spicy enough to declare its existence.

Judge #2 This final entry is a good, balanced chilli. Neither mild nor hot.
Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge #3 passed out, fell over
and pulled the chilli pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he's going to
make it. Poor dude, wonder how he'd have reacted to a really hot chilli?