Friday, January 31, 2014

For Your Observational Dining Pleasure

From the Department of I Couldn't Make This Stuff Up comes this latest trend from South Korea: paying to watch a pretty girl eat.

Yes, Dear Readers, online sites known as muk-bang (literally, eating rooms) offer streaming video of people - often attractive young women - eating huge meals while chatting with their audience. One of the stars of the muk-bangs is Park Seo-Yeon, a 33-year-old woman known as "The Diva."

According to the article, Ms Park is "... apparently blessed with the stomach capacity of several elephants and the metabolism of a hummingbird," which would be necessary in order to consume her enormous meals: over a period of a few hours each night, she easily plows through four large pizzas or three kilograms (6 lb) of beef in a single sitting.

If you don't like to eat alone, the Food Network is too tame for you, and the various "reality TV" shows aren't floating your gustatory boat, you may be glad to know that Afreeca TV, the service which carries the muk-bang channels (about 250 of them, more or less), has plans to expand to countries beyond South Korea.

Bon appetit!

Have a good day. Clean your plate ... there are professional muk-bang diners in Korea who need that food.

See you tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

Now watching pretty girls eat enormous amounts of food is truly weird!

Clarissa said...

People will watch anything, I suppose.

Banana Oil said...

This sounds slightly gross.

Mike said...

Korea and Japan have some pretty strange stuff on the internet. God bless the internet.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I wonder if she would like barbecue?