Hungry for The Hobbit: Man Eats Entire Denny's Menu in 20 Minutes, Earns Admiration of Middle-earth

Connecticut man Jamie “The Bear” McDonald eats the chain's Lord of the Rings themed menu, films entire thing

By John Boone Jan 03, 2013 2:21 AMTags
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The Hobbit, bringing together nerds, lady nerds, elf fetishists, fans of classic literature and now...competitive eaters!

A Connecticut man by the name of Jamie "The Bear" McDonald took it upon himself to down the entirety of Denny's Hobbit-themed menu, including 10 items such as Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies and Gandalf's Gobble Melt (the latter of which is actually really delicious and you should try it next time you find yourself at Denny's at 2 a.m.).

And all in 20 minutes (time-lapsed to about four, readily available for your viewing pleasure):

"It was comfort food. It tasted good. It was a helluva lot of food but not nearly the hardest thing I've ever done," The Bear (may we call you The Bear?), a 36-year old former body builder, revealed to ESPN's Playbook about the challenge, which allegedly took him three tries to complete due to the camera overheating.

ESPN reports that each visit cost upwards of $80 (or like four Hobbit action figures) and clocked in at around 8,610 calories. "It was not very hard," our new personal hero boasted to Playbook. "It just looked a lot more impressive." A sentiment echoed by drunk frat brothers around the globe.

Basically, the video is beautiful. And kind of makes you want to throw up. Just like The Hobbit! (Allegedly...)