Man v food comes to Newport for charity event

South Wales Argus: Hornby Baker Jones and Wood Solicitors are holding a special Man v Food challenge for chosen charity Ty Hafan. (left to right) Patrick Turner, Leigh Rosser, Tony Turner, Gavin Edwards, Jason Dowding, Andrew Collingbourne, Nathan Hennah and Ieuan Haywood.. Hornby Baker Jones and Wood Solicitors are holding a special Man v Food challenge for chosen charity Ty Hafan. (left to right) Patrick Turner, Leigh Rosser, Tony Turner, Gavin Edwards, Jason Dowding, Andrew Collingbourne, Nathan Hennah and Ieuan Haywood..

A SPECIAL food-eating contest will be held by various businesses in Newport later this month to raise money for charity.

Local solicitors firm Hornby Baker Jones & Wood (HBJ&W) has teamed up with Newport Market butchers Turner AD & Sons and The Cross Keys pub on Market Street, to hold a food challenge worthy of the popular TV programme Man v Food, made famous in America. The event is in aid of the firm’s chosen charity, Ty Hafan.

The concept of Man v Food came to prominence as a reality TV series in the US in 2008, a show which follows competitive eater Adam Richman around the United States as he eats foods of extreme portion size.

The Cross Keys will host a similar event on Monday, December 16, where 10 participants will be faced with the monumental task of devouring an eight pound-heavy meat feast consisting of one whole chicken, a 29oz steak, eight lamb chops, a portion of chips and onion rings.

The fastest person to complete the epic challenge will be given a trophy, as well as significant “man points”.

Andrew Collingbourne, managing partner of HBJ&W, said: “It’s something innovative and different that we hope will capture the festive mood and generosity of the people of Newport during this time of year.”

“We think that this will be massive and will be the next big thing in pubs and clubs across the country. We have been amazed by the interest so far but we are trying to keep numbers realistic for logistical reasons.

“I’m a big fan of the programme but I completely underestimated the response we’ve had. Every penny raised on the night will be going towards Ty Hafan so it’s for a great cause and one that should be recognised more here in Newport.”

Participants will have to plough through around £50 worth of meat, with all steaks cooked well-done to avoid any unfair advantages. No alcohol will be consumed during the event, only water, while a carton of chips and a half-a-dozen onion rings will complete the unenviable task facing the contestants.

Butcher Tony Turner, 74, said: “When I heard it from Andrew I thought ‘what a great idea’. It will put Newport on the map and will help to boost trade in local businesses.

“There are not many traditional butchers left so it’s great that they are sponsoring the meat and we are only too happy to help the charity. I can’t remember something like this being done in Newport before – it’s going to be great.”

Entry is £2 on the door with all proceeds going towards Ty Hafan.

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1:36pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care
What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care Woodgnome

1:43pm Mon 9 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

Wow! Just what slimline Zooporters need...."Man vs Food"! Maybe some of em now can hit the 30 stone mark...and thats just the "ladies"slumped outside Cash Converters. Newport buses running cut price trips for obese diabetics to the Gwent?

Coming soon in Zooport...."Man vs Steroids".
Wow! Just what slimline Zooporters need...."Man vs Food"! Maybe some of em now can hit the 30 stone mark...and thats just the "ladies"slumped outside Cash Converters. Newport buses running cut price trips for obese diabetics to the Gwent? Coming soon in Zooport...."Man vs Steroids". KarloMarko

1:54pm Mon 9 Dec 13

PontyPeter says...

This is obscene. A competition to stuff yourself with as much food as possible in the shortest time?
There are much better ways of raising money.
If I were involved with Ty Hafan, who are benefiting from this, I would respectfully ask that they try some other form of fund raising.
This is obscene. A competition to stuff yourself with as much food as possible in the shortest time? There are much better ways of raising money. If I were involved with Ty Hafan, who are benefiting from this, I would respectfully ask that they try some other form of fund raising. PontyPeter

2:03pm Mon 9 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

Zooport...home of charity foodbanks AND charity face filling contests!

What a place! It warms your heart.
Zooport...home of charity foodbanks AND charity face filling contests! What a place! It warms your heart. KarloMarko

2:11pm Mon 9 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

I have a child who adores the Man v Food programme but I can't see the appeal in it myself. This promotes gluttony in the most crass manner imaginable and is the exact opposite of the healthy eating message we should be sending out.

The food they are talking about consuming in this one meal contains enough meat to comfortably last the average person for a week, if not longer.
I have a child who adores the Man v Food programme but I can't see the appeal in it myself. This promotes gluttony in the most crass manner imaginable and is the exact opposite of the healthy eating message we should be sending out. The food they are talking about consuming in this one meal contains enough meat to comfortably last the average person for a week, if not longer. _Bryan_

3:30pm Mon 9 Dec 13

GwynWilliams_NGD says...

I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust!

Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled.

Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.
I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust! Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled. Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas. GwynWilliams_NGD

3:44pm Mon 9 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

Just because its for charity, it doesn't automatically make it worthy of praise.

It is possible to organise a charitable event, without resorting to such measures as encouraging 10 grown men to eat £500 worth of food as quickly as possible.

Donate that meat to 10 under-privileged families this Christmas instead and come up with a different scheme to raise money for Ty Hafan instead.
Just because its for charity, it doesn't automatically make it worthy of praise. It is possible to organise a charitable event, without resorting to such measures as encouraging 10 grown men to eat £500 worth of food as quickly as possible. Donate that meat to 10 under-privileged families this Christmas instead and come up with a different scheme to raise money for Ty Hafan instead. _Bryan_

3:46pm Mon 9 Dec 13

georginathistle84 says...

What a fantastic idea! Not only is this for a great cause but I also love the show!

Ty-Hafan is a brilliant charity and their work is inspiring, any funds raised i'm sure will make a childs christmas come true. This event will help many children have their dream christmas and put a smile back on their face through these difficult times.

For people to give negative comments just because these men are having a food challenge to support the charity is outrageous. This law firm has come together with the community to support a brilliant cause and i commend them.
What a fantastic idea! Not only is this for a great cause but I also love the show! Ty-Hafan is a brilliant charity and their work is inspiring, any funds raised i'm sure will make a childs christmas come true. This event will help many children have their dream christmas and put a smile back on their face through these difficult times. For people to give negative comments just because these men are having a food challenge to support the charity is outrageous. This law firm has come together with the community to support a brilliant cause and i commend them. georginathistle84

3:47pm Mon 9 Dec 13

whatintheworld says...

get real gwyn, the real winner will be the cross keys.

a mind boggling "competition" at a time where people are having to turn to food banks.
get real gwyn, the real winner will be the cross keys. a mind boggling "competition" at a time where people are having to turn to food banks. whatintheworld

4:06pm Mon 9 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

I thought it wouldn't be too long before the, "Oh dont be Orrible...its for CHARWITTY and its sooooo wooooonerful!", crew arrived. Shame Prince Harry cant join in. "Busy" is he?

Britain has become a nation of the infantalized and the blank eyed. The brain sucking machine works 24/7.
I thought it wouldn't be too long before the, "Oh dont be Orrible...its for CHARWITTY and its sooooo wooooonerful!", crew arrived. Shame Prince Harry cant join in. "Busy" is he? Britain has become a nation of the infantalized and the blank eyed. The brain sucking machine works 24/7. KarloMarko

4:14pm Mon 9 Dec 13

halfszdevil says...

I am disgusted by this, good cause or not. Even the presenter of MvF has little to do with that brand or type of programming. His trimmed down physique is testimony to that.
But, in this age with an obesity "epidemic" this is in poor taste. So what would they do to raise money for an obesity charity? A drinking contest? Then for alcoholic charities... and so on.

To paraphrase the Rage Against The Machine song, Killing (yourself) In The Name Of (charity)
I am disgusted by this, good cause or not. Even the presenter of MvF has little to do with that brand or type of programming. His trimmed down physique is testimony to that. But, in this age with an obesity "epidemic" this is in poor taste. So what would they do to raise money for an obesity charity? A drinking contest? Then for alcoholic charities... and so on. To paraphrase the Rage Against The Machine song, Killing (yourself) In The Name Of (charity) halfszdevil

4:19pm Mon 9 Dec 13

georginathistle84 says...

Nice to see that some people would rather criticize a good cause than support one. Its all very easy to jump on the band wagon and to be negative, lets see how much you raise for charity this Christmas. Karlo seems to think that supporting Children with terminal illnesses makes you 'infantalized', what a lovely person...
Nice to see that some people would rather criticize a good cause than support one. Its all very easy to jump on the band wagon and to be negative, lets see how much you raise for charity this Christmas. Karlo seems to think that supporting Children with terminal illnesses makes you 'infantalized', what a lovely person... georginathistle84

4:35pm Mon 9 Dec 13

GwynWilliams_NGD says...

So, aside from slate the commendable efforts of a few to raise money for children this Christmas, what have you lot done?

Please convey your triumphs and say what you have done to help others.
So, aside from slate the commendable efforts of a few to raise money for children this Christmas, what have you lot done? Please convey your triumphs and say what you have done to help others. GwynWilliams_NGD

4:45pm Mon 9 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

I give money direct to the charities I support. NOT to the gross and grotesque stunts of this brainless bunch.

Christ, dont you think we have a major obesity problem (and diabeties) caused by the "more is best" hype..."go on fill your face it'll make you feel better?"

Walk round Newport on a Saturday, its a human freak show. This is obscene.
I give money direct to the charities I support. NOT to the gross and grotesque stunts of this brainless bunch. Christ, dont you think we have a major obesity problem (and diabeties) caused by the "more is best" hype..."go on fill your face it'll make you feel better?" Walk round Newport on a Saturday, its a human freak show. This is obscene. KarloMarko

5:05pm Mon 9 Dec 13

bobbajob says...

Perhaps they could publicly slaughter the animals outside the pub,
Perhaps they could publicly slaughter the animals outside the pub, bobbajob

5:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

GwynWilliams_NGD says...

And KarloMarko, how do you raise awareness of charities and encourage people to donate?
And KarloMarko, how do you raise awareness of charities and encourage people to donate? GwynWilliams_NGD

5:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

bobbajob says...

That would also help to "put Newport on the map" .
That would also help to "put Newport on the map" . bobbajob

5:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

GwynWilliams_NGD wrote:
I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust!

Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled.

Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.
Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are.
Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.
[quote][p][bold]GwynWilliams_NGD[/bold] wrote: I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust! Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled. Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.[/p][/quote]Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are. Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are. Woodgnome

5:31pm Mon 9 Dec 13

GwynWilliams_NGD says...

Woodgnome wrote:
GwynWilliams_NGD wrote:
I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust!

Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled.

Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.
Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are.
Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.
And you also feel the need to go around and pick holes in others attempts.

Heaven forbid I have an idea to raise money for a good cause and have trolls like you insult me. All you are doing is putting people off from raising money and/or donating.

Your negativity and arrogance typifies the general malaise in this country where people take pot shots from a distance hiding under the cloak of anonymity. To take a harmless event which promotes children's charity and turn it into a rant about the Nations obesity is RIDICULOUS AND PATHETIC!
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GwynWilliams_NGD[/bold] wrote: I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust! Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled. Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.[/p][/quote]Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are. Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.[/p][/quote]And you also feel the need to go around and pick holes in others attempts. Heaven forbid I have an idea to raise money for a good cause and have trolls like you insult me. All you are doing is putting people off from raising money and/or donating. Your negativity and arrogance typifies the general malaise in this country where people take pot shots from a distance hiding under the cloak of anonymity. To take a harmless event which promotes children's charity and turn it into a rant about the Nations obesity is RIDICULOUS AND PATHETIC! GwynWilliams_NGD

5:34pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

georginathistle84 wrote:
What a fantastic idea! Not only is this for a great cause but I also love the show!

Ty-Hafan is a brilliant charity and their work is inspiring, any funds raised i'm sure will make a childs christmas come true. This event will help many children have their dream christmas and put a smile back on their face through these difficult times.

For people to give negative comments just because these men are having a food challenge to support the charity is outrageous. This law firm has come together with the community to support a brilliant cause and i commend them.
Yes, having read your comments I really do believe you would think that American drivel is "brilliant". An America "trash show", from a country with a very high proportion of population being grossly obese.
[quote][p][bold]georginathistle84[/bold] wrote: What a fantastic idea! Not only is this for a great cause but I also love the show! Ty-Hafan is a brilliant charity and their work is inspiring, any funds raised i'm sure will make a childs christmas come true. This event will help many children have their dream christmas and put a smile back on their face through these difficult times. For people to give negative comments just because these men are having a food challenge to support the charity is outrageous. This law firm has come together with the community to support a brilliant cause and i commend them.[/p][/quote]Yes, having read your comments I really do believe you would think that American drivel is "brilliant". An America "trash show", from a country with a very high proportion of population being grossly obese. Woodgnome

5:35pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

GwynWilliams_NGD wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
GwynWilliams_NGD wrote:
I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust!

Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled.

Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.
Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are.
Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.
And you also feel the need to go around and pick holes in others attempts.

Heaven forbid I have an idea to raise money for a good cause and have trolls like you insult me. All you are doing is putting people off from raising money and/or donating.

Your negativity and arrogance typifies the general malaise in this country where people take pot shots from a distance hiding under the cloak of anonymity. To take a harmless event which promotes children's charity and turn it into a rant about the Nations obesity is RIDICULOUS AND PATHETIC!
did you say something - I wasn't listening?
[quote][p][bold]GwynWilliams_NGD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GwynWilliams_NGD[/bold] wrote: I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust! Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled. Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.[/p][/quote]Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are. Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.[/p][/quote]And you also feel the need to go around and pick holes in others attempts. Heaven forbid I have an idea to raise money for a good cause and have trolls like you insult me. All you are doing is putting people off from raising money and/or donating. Your negativity and arrogance typifies the general malaise in this country where people take pot shots from a distance hiding under the cloak of anonymity. To take a harmless event which promotes children's charity and turn it into a rant about the Nations obesity is RIDICULOUS AND PATHETIC![/p][/quote]did you say something - I wasn't listening? Woodgnome

5:35pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

GwynWilliams_NGD wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
GwynWilliams_NGD wrote:
I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust!

Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled.

Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.
Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are.
Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.
And you also feel the need to go around and pick holes in others attempts.

Heaven forbid I have an idea to raise money for a good cause and have trolls like you insult me. All you are doing is putting people off from raising money and/or donating.

Your negativity and arrogance typifies the general malaise in this country where people take pot shots from a distance hiding under the cloak of anonymity. To take a harmless event which promotes children's charity and turn it into a rant about the Nations obesity is RIDICULOUS AND PATHETIC!
did you say something - I wasn't listening?
[quote][p][bold]GwynWilliams_NGD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GwynWilliams_NGD[/bold] wrote: I have read the abhorrent comments on here in some disgust! Several local businesses pool resources together in an attempt to raise money for Children this Christmas, and all these five users can do is denigrate their efforts. You should be appalled. Ty-Hafan should be embarrassed? What world is the user 'WOODGNOME' from? It is community efforts like this that should be trumpeted with glory! It's great to see people help make a child's Christmas.[/p][/quote]Sorry, you have chosen to miss the point deliberately and most intellegent people will have read your comments with disgust. Charity yes, raise money for good causes yes, absurd gluttony for fun when millions of the world's children are starving - obscene - yes, totally? Ty Hafan should disassociate itself with this and the participants should do something a little more worthwhile and seemly. I do not retract one word and I am afraid that you are too morally shallow to appreciate how ridiculous your comments are. Like Kar;o I donate readily to worthwhile efforts. How arrogant you are.[/p][/quote]And you also feel the need to go around and pick holes in others attempts. Heaven forbid I have an idea to raise money for a good cause and have trolls like you insult me. All you are doing is putting people off from raising money and/or donating. Your negativity and arrogance typifies the general malaise in this country where people take pot shots from a distance hiding under the cloak of anonymity. To take a harmless event which promotes children's charity and turn it into a rant about the Nations obesity is RIDICULOUS AND PATHETIC![/p][/quote]did you say something - I wasn't listening? Woodgnome

6:37pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Dolieboy says...

I would have thought it would have made more sense for local traders to contribute towards a fund of £500. This could then be a prize in a raffle.
I would have thought it would have made more sense for local traders to contribute towards a fund of £500. This could then be a prize in a raffle. Dolieboy

7:26pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Welshman76 says...

Quality! An article about binge eating appearing on the same day as it is reported a 10 stone child was taken into care! Irony!
Quality! An article about binge eating appearing on the same day as it is reported a 10 stone child was taken into care! Irony! Welshman76

8:46pm Mon 9 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

Its just occurred to me that with entrance costing £2 per ticket, they will need to sell 250 of them before doing anything but waste the meat that's been donated.

Although it could be argued that the meat is still going to be wasted
Its just occurred to me that with entrance costing £2 per ticket, they will need to sell 250 of them before doing anything but waste the meat that's been donated. Although it could be argued that the meat is still going to be wasted _Bryan_

9:12pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Brad7Llewellyn says...

How great this is! Looks like loads of fun too! An event to look forward too this Christmas!

Get the Stella chilled and the chrimbo songs on! I have plenty of change to throw into the collection buckets! It's for the kids so why not?
How great this is! Looks like loads of fun too! An event to look forward too this Christmas! Get the Stella chilled and the chrimbo songs on! I have plenty of change to throw into the collection buckets! It's for the kids so why not? Brad7Llewellyn

8:55am Tue 10 Dec 13

dave7875 says...

What a great idea and how disappointing to see people criticising those trying to make a difference! Is there a just giving page or any way to donate online? I have in the past run marathons for charity and taken part in the usual hum drum activities but this is a great twist and people are always likely to give with a few beers in them!
Well done Newport businesses!
What a great idea and how disappointing to see people criticising those trying to make a difference! Is there a just giving page or any way to donate online? I have in the past run marathons for charity and taken part in the usual hum drum activities but this is a great twist and people are always likely to give with a few beers in them! Well done Newport businesses! dave7875

9:47am Tue 10 Dec 13

_RoyCropper_ says...

This looks fun! I will definitely come along and show my support. Nothing better than to see people complete different challenges and raise money for charity at the same time. Shot gun any left overs!
This looks fun! I will definitely come along and show my support. Nothing better than to see people complete different challenges and raise money for charity at the same time. Shot gun any left overs! _RoyCropper_

10:00am Tue 10 Dec 13

Courtney Bryce says...

Woodgnome wrote:
What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care
Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born.

Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity.

Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.

Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues.

The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic.

Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care[/p][/quote]Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born. Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity. Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause. Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues. The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic. Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures. Courtney Bryce

10:05am Tue 10 Dec 13

Floppy backed says...

Totally distasteful and not acceptable in this era. I find that Man V Food revolting its just not right we should def not be taking a leaf out of the US book.

With obesity, hunger, over farming, pollution...what on earth was this charity thinking? I bet St Davids wouldnt even consider this they are more outdoor/sports based and good for them.

As a business we would not support this exactly what myself and husband are teaching our children not to do.

Pass my the bucket and not to put my money in either!
Totally distasteful and not acceptable in this era. I find that Man V Food revolting its just not right we should def not be taking a leaf out of the US book. With obesity, hunger, over farming, pollution...what on earth was this charity thinking? I bet St Davids wouldnt even consider this they are more outdoor/sports based and good for them. As a business we would not support this exactly what myself and husband are teaching our children not to do. Pass my the bucket and not to put my money in either! Floppy backed

10:14am Tue 10 Dec 13

Floppy backed says...

What's wrong with doing a sponsored "Biggest Loser" (could be read in many ways in Newport) Get a personal trainer & dietitian in.
What's wrong with doing a sponsored "Biggest Loser" (could be read in many ways in Newport) Get a personal trainer & dietitian in. Floppy backed

10:23am Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

Courtney Bryce wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care
Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born.

Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity.

Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.

Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues.

The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic.

Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.
What a prat.
I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel.
Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv,
There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone.
Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese?
Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.
[quote][p][bold]Courtney Bryce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care[/p][/quote]Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born. Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity. Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause. Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues. The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic. Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.[/p][/quote]What a prat. I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel. Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv, There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone. Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese? Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will. Woodgnome

10:59am Tue 10 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

Why not get a big tobacco company to sponsor it? Good PR for them...

Ticks ALL the boxes.
Why not get a big tobacco company to sponsor it? Good PR for them... Ticks ALL the boxes. KarloMarko

11:10am Tue 10 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

I'm so inspired by this that I'm launching "Moron Aid". We'll have an event a bit like a duck race where we drop morons off Newport bridge and place bets on how long it takes them to arrive at the Transporter. Great family day out and all monies go back into the charwitty.

And no shortage of volunteer morons in Newport. All heart.
I'm so inspired by this that I'm launching "Moron Aid". We'll have an event a bit like a duck race where we drop morons off Newport bridge and place bets on how long it takes them to arrive at the Transporter. Great family day out and all monies go back into the charwitty. And no shortage of volunteer morons in Newport. All heart. KarloMarko

11:35am Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

I think its just a bit of fun and a way to raise money for the children's hospice. Nothing more nothing less. I'm sure most people are not going to go home and gain 5 stone just because they've supported these lads! People sit in a bath of beans for comic relief. Is that a waste of food, or is people having their legs waxed promoting vanity? Good luck to them for raising money for a hospice that has very little support from the government but has to rely on fundraising, and who do such a tremendous job for children with life limiting illness.
I think its just a bit of fun and a way to raise money for the children's hospice. Nothing more nothing less. I'm sure most people are not going to go home and gain 5 stone just because they've supported these lads! People sit in a bath of beans for comic relief. Is that a waste of food, or is people having their legs waxed promoting vanity? Good luck to them for raising money for a hospice that has very little support from the government but has to rely on fundraising, and who do such a tremendous job for children with life limiting illness. endthelies

11:56am Tue 10 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

If I were to take a group of starving children to Macdonalds and then force them to watch while I shovelled big macs, would that be acceptable so long as I made a donation to charity while doing so?
If I were to take a group of starving children to Macdonalds and then force them to watch while I shovelled big macs, would that be acceptable so long as I made a donation to charity while doing so? _Bryan_

12:06pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

I can't believe what I'm seeing. Some people are insane. Any excuse to inflict their own controversial and negative opinions on others to garner attention. Of course, there are better ways to raise money, there always are, and constructive critcism of their methods is fine. But to launch into a tirade about charitable work? Get a life. It's a wildly popular programme that's name alone will attract plenty of attention.

As for the obesity epidemic, why on earth should the rest of us have to be sheilded from entertainment and/or food that we chose to consume when we are perfectly capable of making rational decisions with regards to our health. Obesity in children should be levelled squarely at the parents of said children in regulating their diets and educating them, so that they can make their own informed decisions. It's always the easy way out to blame pop-culture and the corporate bigwigs, but responsibility should lie with the parents.

Back to the point at hand. It's charity. It's not perfect, but it's being done with good intentions (even if the companies involved do benefit from the exposure). Get a grip.
I can't believe what I'm seeing. Some people are insane. Any excuse to inflict their own controversial and negative opinions on others to garner attention. Of course, there are better ways to raise money, there always are, and constructive critcism of their methods is fine. But to launch into a tirade about charitable work? Get a life. It's a wildly popular programme that's name alone will attract plenty of attention. As for the obesity epidemic, why on earth should the rest of us have to be sheilded from entertainment and/or food that we chose to consume when we are perfectly capable of making rational decisions with regards to our health. Obesity in children should be levelled squarely at the parents of said children in regulating their diets and educating them, so that they can make their own informed decisions. It's always the easy way out to blame pop-culture and the corporate bigwigs, but responsibility should lie with the parents. Back to the point at hand. It's charity. It's not perfect, but it's being done with good intentions (even if the companies involved do benefit from the exposure). Get a grip. SJR1989

12:10pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

_Bryan_ wrote:
If I were to take a group of starving children to Macdonalds and then force them to watch while I shovelled big macs, would that be acceptable so long as I made a donation to charity while doing so?
Are you intending to do that then Bryan, because I don't think most people would be inclined to do it. If you want to blame anyone for the starvation in this country, look to the government, not these fundraisers.
[quote][p][bold]_Bryan_[/bold] wrote: If I were to take a group of starving children to Macdonalds and then force them to watch while I shovelled big macs, would that be acceptable so long as I made a donation to charity while doing so?[/p][/quote]Are you intending to do that then Bryan, because I don't think most people would be inclined to do it. If you want to blame anyone for the starvation in this country, look to the government, not these fundraisers. endthelies

12:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

Woodgnome wrote:
Courtney Bryce wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care
Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born.

Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity.

Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.

Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues.

The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic.

Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.
What a prat.
I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel.
Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv,
There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone.
Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese?
Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.
Wow. How inflated is your ego? Some people find it relatively easy to watch a playful competition without going home and eating themselves into oblivion for the next 20 years. Just because YOU are offended, doesn't mean this should prevent a few people doing something positive to raise money.
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Courtney Bryce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care[/p][/quote]Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born. Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity. Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause. Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues. The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic. Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.[/p][/quote]What a prat. I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel. Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv, There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone. Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese? Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.[/p][/quote]Wow. How inflated is your ego? Some people find it relatively easy to watch a playful competition without going home and eating themselves into oblivion for the next 20 years. Just because YOU are offended, doesn't mean this should prevent a few people doing something positive to raise money. SJR1989

12:52pm Tue 10 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

How is objecting to this "event" on line stopping it going forward?

If enough people enjoy watching grown men forcing an entire chicken, eight lamb chops, chips, steak, sauce et al down their throats (in a town where people stand outside Asda requesting spare tins for foodbanks), and then cheering on the subsequent happy vomiting, then it will go ahead.

Rejoice. Its your culture. How could Newport get any more 'classy"?
How is objecting to this "event" on line stopping it going forward? If enough people enjoy watching grown men forcing an entire chicken, eight lamb chops, chips, steak, sauce et al down their throats (in a town where people stand outside Asda requesting spare tins for foodbanks), and then cheering on the subsequent happy vomiting, then it will go ahead. Rejoice. Its your culture. How could Newport get any more 'classy"? KarloMarko

1:10pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

This government are to blame for the arrival of the foodbank, Its Cameron who you should blame, not the people trying to help those people who need it, even if you don't agree with the way they are doing it.
This government are to blame for the arrival of the foodbank, Its Cameron who you should blame, not the people trying to help those people who need it, even if you don't agree with the way they are doing it. endthelies

1:20pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

SJR1989 wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Courtney Bryce wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care
Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born.

Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity.

Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.

Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues.

The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic.

Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.
What a prat.
I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel.
Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv,
There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone.
Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese?
Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.
Wow. How inflated is your ego? Some people find it relatively easy to watch a playful competition without going home and eating themselves into oblivion for the next 20 years. Just because YOU are offended, doesn't mean this should prevent a few people doing something positive to raise money.
Come on Courtney - I think you see the point very well. It's not about worthy causes, knocking charities or those who raise money for them. Pigging out in this way is just grotesque and crass. Let's have some basic standards eh? If you like and approve of that sort of thing that's up to you.
[quote][p][bold]SJR1989[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Courtney Bryce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care[/p][/quote]Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born. Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity. Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause. Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues. The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic. Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.[/p][/quote]What a prat. I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel. Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv, There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone. Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese? Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.[/p][/quote]Wow. How inflated is your ego? Some people find it relatively easy to watch a playful competition without going home and eating themselves into oblivion for the next 20 years. Just because YOU are offended, doesn't mean this should prevent a few people doing something positive to raise money.[/p][/quote]Come on Courtney - I think you see the point very well. It's not about worthy causes, knocking charities or those who raise money for them. Pigging out in this way is just grotesque and crass. Let's have some basic standards eh? If you like and approve of that sort of thing that's up to you. Woodgnome

1:51pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

KarloMarko wrote:
How is objecting to this "event" on line stopping it going forward?

If enough people enjoy watching grown men forcing an entire chicken, eight lamb chops, chips, steak, sauce et al down their throats (in a town where people stand outside Asda requesting spare tins for foodbanks), and then cheering on the subsequent happy vomiting, then it will go ahead.

Rejoice. Its your culture. How could Newport get any more 'classy"?
Spot on.
OOOOOOOOOOh -mustn't disagree it wouldn't be right- 'cos it's Charity!!
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: How is objecting to this "event" on line stopping it going forward? If enough people enjoy watching grown men forcing an entire chicken, eight lamb chops, chips, steak, sauce et al down their throats (in a town where people stand outside Asda requesting spare tins for foodbanks), and then cheering on the subsequent happy vomiting, then it will go ahead. Rejoice. Its your culture. How could Newport get any more 'classy"?[/p][/quote]Spot on. OOOOOOOOOOh -mustn't disagree it wouldn't be right- 'cos it's Charity!! Woodgnome

2:11pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

That's right it is for charity. Not a political debate on starvation in this country, or overfeeding in this country. Its a charity event to raise cash using the already well promoted idea of a tv progamme. Leave them alone and don't support them if you don't want but don't knock them for doing something to help others.
That's right it is for charity. Not a political debate on starvation in this country, or overfeeding in this country. Its a charity event to raise cash using the already well promoted idea of a tv progamme. Leave them alone and don't support them if you don't want but don't knock them for doing something to help others. endthelies

2:17pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

Floppy backed wrote:
What's wrong with doing a sponsored "Biggest Loser" (could be read in many ways in Newport) Get a personal trainer & dietitian in.
Because then you'd be accused of promoting anorexia!
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with doing a sponsored "Biggest Loser" (could be read in many ways in Newport) Get a personal trainer & dietitian in.[/p][/quote]Because then you'd be accused of promoting anorexia! endthelies

2:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

endthelies wrote:
That's right it is for charity. Not a political debate on starvation in this country, or overfeeding in this country. Its a charity event to raise cash using the already well promoted idea of a tv progamme. Leave them alone and don't support them if you don't want but don't knock them for doing something to help others.
As I recall End, you are very fond of having the last word and turning everyone else's comments into a political debate. You mentioned the "government to blame" earlier. I see -- do as I say not as I do.
Anyway let's move on. This item has been flogged to death, rather like the Man v food programme.
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: That's right it is for charity. Not a political debate on starvation in this country, or overfeeding in this country. Its a charity event to raise cash using the already well promoted idea of a tv progamme. Leave them alone and don't support them if you don't want but don't knock them for doing something to help others.[/p][/quote]As I recall End, you are very fond of having the last word and turning everyone else's comments into a political debate. You mentioned the "government to blame" earlier. I see -- do as I say not as I do. Anyway let's move on. This item has been flogged to death, rather like the Man v food programme. Woodgnome

3:27pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

You're statement makes no sense. In what way did I say do as I say not as I do. I have always blamed the government for the poverty in this country, because its their fault. Not these fundraisers. These folk are not making a political statement, just helping a worthy causer. there's a difference between having a political debate when its warranted and when its not. Here its not. I can't help it if I talk sense and you don't. Sorry.xx
You're statement makes no sense. In what way did I say do as I say not as I do. I have always blamed the government for the poverty in this country, because its their fault. Not these fundraisers. These folk are not making a political statement, just helping a worthy causer. there's a difference between having a political debate when its warranted and when its not. Here its not. I can't help it if I talk sense and you don't. Sorry.xx endthelies

3:46pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

Et voila!
So predictable. My teddy's bigger than your teddy.
You fall for it every time.
Et voila! So predictable. My teddy's bigger than your teddy. You fall for it every time. Woodgnome

3:47pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

you're still making no sense. et voila :)
you're still making no sense. et voila :) endthelies

3:51pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

Woodgnome wrote:
SJR1989 wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Courtney Bryce wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care
Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born.

Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity.

Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.

Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues.

The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic.

Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.
What a prat.
I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel.
Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv,
There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone.
Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese?
Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.
Wow. How inflated is your ego? Some people find it relatively easy to watch a playful competition without going home and eating themselves into oblivion for the next 20 years. Just because YOU are offended, doesn't mean this should prevent a few people doing something positive to raise money.
Come on Courtney - I think you see the point very well. It's not about worthy causes, knocking charities or those who raise money for them. Pigging out in this way is just grotesque and crass. Let's have some basic standards eh? If you like and approve of that sort of thing that's up to you.
I'm not Courtney. And no, I still don't understand your point. You, and a few others, are using politically charged points (obesity, the foodbanks) to illustrate your opinion, which is that you don't like food competitions. Don't try and make out it's anything other than that. You are more than welcome to your opinion, but to air it publicly when the primary subject matter is the raising of money for a good cause is self-centered and in bad taste.

As for the comments with it being grotesque, crass and lacking in class, as well as a few derogatory comments about Newport's "culture", does it get any snobbier than this?! We get it. You don't like food-eating competitions. Perhaps you could host something a little more upmarket? Maybe a caviar-tasting competition in which the victor is the participant who manages to reel off the most plum-in-mouth superlatives to describe the dish?
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJR1989[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Courtney Bryce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: What sort of culture promotes stuffing yourself with food? What a stupid competition that Ty Hafan should be embarrassed about. The same day we have a 10 stone 5 year old taken into care[/p][/quote]Whilst I appreciate what you are saying, I think its also important not to lose sight of the fact the spirit in which this idea was born. Its almost Xmas and whoever has orchestrated this has obviously done it with the best of intentions for a childrens charity. Trust the sad, negative, embittered minority of Newport to voice their moronic opinions about a one off event that I am sure will generate a lot of money for a worthwhile cause. Woodgnome, if anybody should be ashamed, perhaps you need to look a bit closer to home and keep your opinions to yourself as you clearly have issues. The fact that somebody has chosen to be creative with a popular concept to make some money for children seems to have agitated you beyond reason, you and your cronies who have condemned this event are just pathetic. Frankly you make me sick with your supercilious natures.[/p][/quote]What a prat. I stand by every word. You have no idea whether commentators on here are bitter or a morons (clearly they are not) but by equal measure you feel fully entitled to express your misguided sanctimonious drivel. Just a misguided stunt prompted by the crass dumbing down of American tv, There are lots of much better ways of raising money that don't offend anyone. Will you be raising money to fund the NHS who has to spend millions on the grossly obese? Vomit away Courtney - the contestants probably will.[/p][/quote]Wow. How inflated is your ego? Some people find it relatively easy to watch a playful competition without going home and eating themselves into oblivion for the next 20 years. Just because YOU are offended, doesn't mean this should prevent a few people doing something positive to raise money.[/p][/quote]Come on Courtney - I think you see the point very well. It's not about worthy causes, knocking charities or those who raise money for them. Pigging out in this way is just grotesque and crass. Let's have some basic standards eh? If you like and approve of that sort of thing that's up to you.[/p][/quote]I'm not Courtney. And no, I still don't understand your point. You, and a few others, are using politically charged points (obesity, the foodbanks) to illustrate your opinion, which is that you don't like food competitions. Don't try and make out it's anything other than that. You are more than welcome to your opinion, but to air it publicly when the primary subject matter is the raising of money for a good cause is self-centered and in bad taste. As for the comments with it being grotesque, crass and lacking in class, as well as a few derogatory comments about Newport's "culture", does it get any snobbier than this?! We get it. You don't like food-eating competitions. Perhaps you could host something a little more upmarket? Maybe a caviar-tasting competition in which the victor is the participant who manages to reel off the most plum-in-mouth superlatives to describe the dish? SJR1989

3:57pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

Well said SJR1989
Well said SJR1989 endthelies

4:07pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up. Woodgnome

4:09pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

Woodgnome wrote:
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
OOOH .looks like someone's upset. (again)
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.[/p][/quote]OOOH .looks like someone's upset. (again) endthelies

4:16pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

Woodgnome wrote:
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this?

I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion.

Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.[/p][/quote]I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this? I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion. Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile? SJR1989

4:17pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

http://www.theguardi
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http://www.theguardi an.com/world/2013/ju l/18/pie-eating-stat e-of-origin-death Woodgnome

4:33pm Tue 10 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley.

As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.
So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley. As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom. KarloMarko

4:51pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

KarloMarko wrote:
So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley.

As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.
You raise a valid point about the importance of the "brand" for charities and I completely agree. However, I don't agree that a food-eating competition, as gluttonous as it may be, is damaging to the brand of Ty Hafan? And in any case, they aren't the ones hosting the event; the businesses mentioned are. It would be a pretty risky strategy by these charities to discourage any form of fund-raising by external parties, unless the matter at hand was morally questionable in any significant way. Which, lets be honest, this is not. You may not like it, and that's your prerogative, but this really isn't a big deal.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley. As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.[/p][/quote]You raise a valid point about the importance of the "brand" for charities and I completely agree. However, I don't agree that a food-eating competition, as gluttonous as it may be, is damaging to the brand of Ty Hafan? And in any case, they aren't the ones hosting the event; the businesses mentioned are. It would be a pretty risky strategy by these charities to discourage any form of fund-raising by external parties, unless the matter at hand was morally questionable in any significant way. Which, lets be honest, this is not. You may not like it, and that's your prerogative, but this really isn't a big deal. SJR1989

5:18pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Libby5 says...

Why are people so serious ? This is a fun charity event that has created lots of awareness for Ty Hafan. No one is recommending that anyone eats this amount on a regular basis it is just a fun competition. The people involved are obviously doing this witha good heart, lets forget about the crazy political correctness and have a little fun , all in a good cause!
Why are people so serious ? This is a fun charity event that has created lots of awareness for Ty Hafan. No one is recommending that anyone eats this amount on a regular basis it is just a fun competition. The people involved are obviously doing this witha good heart, lets forget about the crazy political correctness and have a little fun , all in a good cause! Libby5

5:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

KarloMarko wrote:
So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley.

As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.
The charities brand is 'all', I agree but these people are not a charity. They are just collecting money FOR a charity. Big Difference. People have done silly things for charity for generations and its all in good part. no one has to take part if they don't want to and, as you mentioned the need for foodbanks Karlo, I suggest you write to Cameron. not put it on the shoulders of these people.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley. As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.[/p][/quote]The charities brand is 'all', I agree but these people are not a charity. They are just collecting money FOR a charity. Big Difference. People have done silly things for charity for generations and its all in good part. no one has to take part if they don't want to and, as you mentioned the need for foodbanks Karlo, I suggest you write to Cameron. not put it on the shoulders of these people. endthelies

6:23pm Tue 10 Dec 13

merlin the silure says...

I know,lets have a badger shooting competion(for charity of course).
What sort of message would that send?
Likewise the peeps with eating disorders and the hungry(and yes there are hungry people in our "city") must think that this type of fundraising is beyond the pale.By all means raise money for good causes BUT surely a better platform than this could have been found?
I would(and have) give a donation to agencies such as Ty Hafren but not for this event.
I know,lets have a badger shooting competion(for charity of course). What sort of message would that send? Likewise the peeps with eating disorders and the hungry(and yes there are hungry people in our "city") must think that this type of fundraising is beyond the pale.By all means raise money for good causes BUT surely a better platform than this could have been found? I would(and have) give a donation to agencies such as Ty Hafren but not for this event. merlin the silure

9:05pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

These people are not Ty Hafan charity workers. They are just independent fundraisers and if you don't want to support them then don't. simples.
These people are not Ty Hafan charity workers. They are just independent fundraisers and if you don't want to support them then don't. simples. endthelies

9:20pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Dolieboy says...

why not hold a drinking competition. Or shall we just stick with eating the weekly shopping in one go ?
why not hold a drinking competition. Or shall we just stick with eating the weekly shopping in one go ? Dolieboy

9:22pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

Dolieboy wrote:
why not hold a drinking competition. Or shall we just stick with eating the weekly shopping in one go ?
If you would like to hold a drinking competition then go for it. Its your liver after all :)
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: why not hold a drinking competition. Or shall we just stick with eating the weekly shopping in one go ?[/p][/quote]If you would like to hold a drinking competition then go for it. Its your liver after all :) endthelies

9:40pm Tue 10 Dec 13

cymruamblyth says...

SJR1989 wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this?

I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion.

Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?
Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!!

"Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food..

Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!..

How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity..

Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares
[quote][p][bold]SJR1989[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.[/p][/quote]I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this? I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion. Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?[/p][/quote]Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!! "Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food.. Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!.. How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity.. Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares cymruamblyth

9:48pm Tue 10 Dec 13

cymruamblyth says...

endthelies wrote:
KarloMarko wrote:
So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley.

As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.
The charities brand is 'all', I agree but these people are not a charity. They are just collecting money FOR a charity. Big Difference. People have done silly things for charity for generations and its all in good part. no one has to take part if they don't want to and, as you mentioned the need for foodbanks Karlo, I suggest you write to Cameron. not put it on the shoulders of these people.
Nooooooooooooooo

Endthelies you told me you never mention call me Dave:-).. Why lie? Why?

I think the Conservatives should a man vs food in the Celtic manner at the same Day.. Or a charity inter-gender boxing match Endthelies vs Call me Dave
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: So objecting to this farce is elitist? "Snobbery"? A fat plum in your mouth? Well, better that than spewing up the contents of a shopping trolley. As has now been pointed out with Comic Relief, the charity's "brand" is all. Once you lose or damage that respect and integrity you've lost the plot. This is totally crass. I think its time we stood well back from the sentimentality of the "its for charwitty" drivel and asked how are these outfits are working and for whom.[/p][/quote]The charities brand is 'all', I agree but these people are not a charity. They are just collecting money FOR a charity. Big Difference. People have done silly things for charity for generations and its all in good part. no one has to take part if they don't want to and, as you mentioned the need for foodbanks Karlo, I suggest you write to Cameron. not put it on the shoulders of these people.[/p][/quote]Nooooooooooooooo Endthelies you told me you never mention call me Dave:-).. Why lie? Why? I think the Conservatives should a man vs food in the Celtic manner at the same Day.. Or a charity inter-gender boxing match Endthelies vs Call me Dave cymruamblyth

10:22pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt!
No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt! endthelies

10:27pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

P.s I will keep on mentioning Cameron all the time because he's a twonk and is the cause of all the problems in this country.
P.s I will keep on mentioning Cameron all the time because he's a twonk and is the cause of all the problems in this country. endthelies

10:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

endthelies wrote:
No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt!
In fact, I'd gladly pay to have my chance to put in a couple of punches with Cameron. Early xmas present :)
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt![/p][/quote]In fact, I'd gladly pay to have my chance to put in a couple of punches with Cameron. Early xmas present :) endthelies

11:01pm Tue 10 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

cymruamblyth wrote:
SJR1989 wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this?

I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion.

Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?
Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!!

"Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food..

Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!..

How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity..

Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares
Can you read? I haven't once insulted anybody. And where have you got this idea that I am in any way associated with this event? I just disagree with the amount of negativity being aimed towards it. I won't go over my reasons again; they have already been reiterated enough times above if you care to read them. Your idea is good in theory but is it enough to draw a crowd to make it worthwhile? The financial outlay for the food competition is substantially lower and in my opinion would generate a greater profit for the charity. And quite how you propose that the market traders get "the custom" for a charity event is beyond me. If you had read the article though, you'd realise that the food is actually provided by one of the butchers from the market.

I joined the website to get involved in some of the debates constructively. I have no interest in "being remembered" so again I don't know where you have got this angle from. I certainly haven't come on here to insult anyone. If me disagreeing with someone upsets you then that's your burden to carry, not mine. I won't comment on how my taste in television correlates to my intelligence. Stupid argument; doesn't merit a response.

PS I refrained from using 'pal' as it clearly pushes your buttons. Happy?
[quote][p][bold]cymruamblyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJR1989[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.[/p][/quote]I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this? I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion. Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?[/p][/quote]Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!! "Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food.. Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!.. How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity.. Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares[/p][/quote]Can you read? I haven't once insulted anybody. And where have you got this idea that I am in any way associated with this event? I just disagree with the amount of negativity being aimed towards it. I won't go over my reasons again; they have already been reiterated enough times above if you care to read them. Your idea is good in theory but is it enough to draw a crowd to make it worthwhile? The financial outlay for the food competition is substantially lower and in my opinion would generate a greater profit for the charity. And quite how you propose that the market traders get "the custom" for a charity event is beyond me. If you had read the article though, you'd realise that the food is actually provided by one of the butchers from the market. I joined the website to get involved in some of the debates constructively. I have no interest in "being remembered" so again I don't know where you have got this angle from. I certainly haven't come on here to insult anyone. If me disagreeing with someone upsets you then that's your burden to carry, not mine. I won't comment on how my taste in television correlates to my intelligence. Stupid argument; doesn't merit a response. PS I refrained from using 'pal' as it clearly pushes your buttons. Happy? SJR1989

11:07pm Tue 10 Dec 13

endthelies says...

SJR1989, Some of the folk on here are fond of giving out insults but aren't so fond of getting a response and then they get upset. They can't win so result to abuse. Such as 'grow up' by woodgnome. I notice that little comment was overlooked by Cymru, the censorship branch of the Argus.
SJR1989, Some of the folk on here are fond of giving out insults but aren't so fond of getting a response and then they get upset. They can't win so result to abuse. Such as 'grow up' by woodgnome. I notice that little comment was overlooked by Cymru, the censorship branch of the Argus. endthelies

9:23am Wed 11 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

cymruamblyth wrote:
SJR1989 wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this?

I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion.

Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?
Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!!

"Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food..

Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!..

How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity..

Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares
Thanks Cymru. I have lost to live reading some of this infantile stuff. I've had better repartee with my daughter when she was 5.
[quote][p][bold]cymruamblyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJR1989[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.[/p][/quote]I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this? I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion. Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?[/p][/quote]Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!! "Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food.. Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!.. How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity.. Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares[/p][/quote]Thanks Cymru. I have lost to live reading some of this infantile stuff. I've had better repartee with my daughter when she was 5. Woodgnome

9:30am Wed 11 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

endthelies wrote:
P.s I will keep on mentioning Cameron all the time because he's a twonk and is the cause of all the problems in this country.
Sorry, you appear to have made a typing error in that post. From the context, it would appear you meant to type "Gordon Brown"
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: P.s I will keep on mentioning Cameron all the time because he's a twonk and is the cause of all the problems in this country.[/p][/quote]Sorry, you appear to have made a typing error in that post. From the context, it would appear you meant to type "Gordon Brown" _Bryan_

9:36am Wed 11 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

_Bryan_ wrote:
endthelies wrote:
P.s I will keep on mentioning Cameron all the time because he's a twonk and is the cause of all the problems in this country.
Sorry, you appear to have made a typing error in that post. From the context, it would appear you meant to type "Gordon Brown"
come on End ............. last word please? Or you could try keeping quiet but we all know it wont happen.
[quote][p][bold]_Bryan_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: P.s I will keep on mentioning Cameron all the time because he's a twonk and is the cause of all the problems in this country.[/p][/quote]Sorry, you appear to have made a typing error in that post. From the context, it would appear you meant to type "Gordon Brown"[/p][/quote]come on End ............. last word please? Or you could try keeping quiet but we all know it wont happen. Woodgnome

10:17am Wed 11 Dec 13

endthelies says...

Nope Bryan I meant Cameron. And Woodgnome, I won't keep quiet for you. Sorry.
Nope Bryan I meant Cameron. And Woodgnome, I won't keep quiet for you. Sorry. endthelies

10:31am Wed 11 Dec 13

SJR1989 says...

Woodgnome wrote:
cymruamblyth wrote:
SJR1989 wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery.
Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable?
Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.
I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this?

I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion.

Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?
Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!!

"Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food..

Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!..

How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity..

Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares
Thanks Cymru. I have lost to live reading some of this infantile stuff. I've had better repartee with my daughter when she was 5.
If in doubt, and your argument has fallen flat on it's backside...sling out the insults again eh? It's frankly embarassing that some people seem incapable of grasping the idea of a debate.
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cymruamblyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJR1989[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Culture has nothing to do with class or snobbery. Does that make sense or do I have to reduce comments to words of one syllable? Sorry, I didn't know comments on here should not offend you. Grow up.[/p][/quote]I'm not offended pal. I actually quite enjoy Man v Food and believe me, your comments have done little to offend me. In fact, aren't you the one who is offended by all this? I just don't see why you feel the need to use this platform to voice a negative personal opinion that nobody cares about? The long and short of it is these guys are trying to raise some money, and for some reason you have felt compelled to introduce culture, class, the obesity epidemic and food banks, just to illustrate your opinion. Don't resort to childish insinuations about my intelligence; explain why culture, class or anything else matters for a charitable act to be considered worthwhile?[/p][/quote]Your not offended PAL but you sign up to this website and launch into a tirade of personal insults PAL!!! "Some totally bogus dude said something about local - PAL".. I think people question your intelligence as you like Man vs Food.. Who calls people pal other than Lord Snooty? In Super-sized Me he was admitted to hospital after eating all that food.. Look we all know first and foremost you and the Crosskeys benefit the most and the charity second!.. How about it was held in the Market and all the struggling Market Traders got the custom? What about a Barbeque in the Market with games and face painting for the kids and the money donated to charity.. Nobody cares about you either you be forgotten in a week , judging by the amount of negative comments you got, nobody cares[/p][/quote]Thanks Cymru. I have lost to live reading some of this infantile stuff. I've had better repartee with my daughter when she was 5.[/p][/quote]If in doubt, and your argument has fallen flat on it's backside...sling out the insults again eh? It's frankly embarassing that some people seem incapable of grasping the idea of a debate. SJR1989

10:45am Wed 11 Dec 13

endthelies says...

Exactly.
Exactly. endthelies

5:48pm Wed 11 Dec 13

cymruamblyth says...

endthelies wrote:
No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt!
I never told you not to mention past Conserative Politicains such as Thatcher and good old Enoch, and besides I wouldn't dream of telling you what you can and can't say.. I 'm sure you'd tell em where to go if I dared

I said you seem to blame Lord Snooty - Call me Dave for everything.. When it was Labour open door policies and 24 hour drinking..

Some leftie on here (can't remember who)said that Blair was right wing through and through and even more right wing than Lord Snooty.. Got to give Blair that he was charismatic, and he did quite a bit of good unlike old Politically Correct who took over from Blair
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt![/p][/quote]I never told you not to mention past Conserative Politicains such as Thatcher and good old Enoch, and besides I wouldn't dream of telling you what you can and can't say.. I 'm sure you'd tell em where to go if I dared I said you seem to blame Lord Snooty - Call me Dave for everything.. When it was Labour open door policies and 24 hour drinking.. Some leftie on here (can't remember who)said that Blair was right wing through and through and even more right wing than Lord Snooty.. Got to give Blair that he was charismatic, and he did quite a bit of good unlike old Politically Correct who took over from Blair cymruamblyth

6:12pm Wed 11 Dec 13

cymruamblyth says...

SJR I believe what Woodgnome and I are trying to say is this..

When I buy my steak burger in AD Turners I pay £3 or £3.50 for a large (and **** fine they are)

£2 entry fee to a rough pub, that appeals to a very limited demography of Chavy people... All these people coming to watch will be buying alcohol, which is benefiting the Cross Keys.. Its just marketing for that pub charity comes second

Obesity and binge drinking Gwent is what people are objecting to not charity..

With many Argus story's that people are so poor they have to go to Food Bank the display of Gluttony is bad taste, not to mention the medical ramifications.. Tata Steel has just donated hampers of food to family's that have none.. Surely a better cause?
SJR I believe what Woodgnome and I are trying to say is this.. When I buy my steak burger in AD Turners I pay £3 or £3.50 for a large (and **** fine they are) £2 entry fee to a rough pub, that appeals to a very limited demography of Chavy people... All these people coming to watch will be buying alcohol, which is benefiting the Cross Keys.. Its just marketing for that pub charity comes second Obesity and binge drinking Gwent is what people are objecting to not charity.. With many Argus story's that people are so poor they have to go to Food Bank the display of Gluttony is bad taste, not to mention the medical ramifications.. Tata Steel has just donated hampers of food to family's that have none.. Surely a better cause? cymruamblyth

8:29pm Wed 11 Dec 13

endthelies says...

cymruamblyth wrote:
endthelies wrote:
No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt!
I never told you not to mention past Conserative Politicains such as Thatcher and good old Enoch, and besides I wouldn't dream of telling you what you can and can't say.. I 'm sure you'd tell em where to go if I dared

I said you seem to blame Lord Snooty - Call me Dave for everything.. When it was Labour open door policies and 24 hour drinking..

Some leftie on here (can't remember who)said that Blair was right wing through and through and even more right wing than Lord Snooty.. Got to give Blair that he was charismatic, and he did quite a bit of good unlike old Politically Correct who took over from Blair
Sorry Cymru I think I got you mixed up with cymruambeth. My fault
and apologies.
[quote][p][bold]cymruamblyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: No I didn't say that Cymru. Check your facts. You told me not to mention past politicians such as Maggie. If I had a boxing match with the thing then I would win. No doubt![/p][/quote]I never told you not to mention past Conserative Politicains such as Thatcher and good old Enoch, and besides I wouldn't dream of telling you what you can and can't say.. I 'm sure you'd tell em where to go if I dared I said you seem to blame Lord Snooty - Call me Dave for everything.. When it was Labour open door policies and 24 hour drinking.. Some leftie on here (can't remember who)said that Blair was right wing through and through and even more right wing than Lord Snooty.. Got to give Blair that he was charismatic, and he did quite a bit of good unlike old Politically Correct who took over from Blair[/p][/quote]Sorry Cymru I think I got you mixed up with cymruambeth. My fault and apologies. endthelies

8:45pm Wed 11 Dec 13

endthelies says...

C an I just say though that I only mentioned Cameron because others had mentioned food shortages and I believe that people starving in this country is a result of his policies, not these fundraisers and whilst I get your point about binge drinking (I don't drink), I wouldn't call others over for doing a charity event in the spirit that they wished to do it. As long as everyone is participating because they want to and people are giving money because they want to, I really don't see the problem. I wouldn't go because its not my thing, but it is for others.
C an I just say though that I only mentioned Cameron because others had mentioned food shortages and I believe that people starving in this country is a result of his policies, not these fundraisers and whilst I get your point about binge drinking (I don't drink), I wouldn't call others over for doing a charity event in the spirit that they wished to do it. As long as everyone is participating because they want to and people are giving money because they want to, I really don't see the problem. I wouldn't go because its not my thing, but it is for others. endthelies

10:54pm Wed 11 Dec 13

BigAng says...

Oh dear, you're all bonkers you lot!!!
Oh dear, you're all bonkers you lot!!! BigAng

10:19am Thu 12 Dec 13

endthelies says...

BigAng wrote:
Oh dear, you're all bonkers you lot!!!
I think its an unwritten rule that you have to be bonkers Big Ang :-)
[quote][p][bold]BigAng[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, you're all bonkers you lot!!![/p][/quote]I think its an unwritten rule that you have to be bonkers Big Ang :-) endthelies

3:48pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Dolieboy says...

I am sure this will help put Newport on the map. A city centre where most of the shops are boarded up. Bus shelter will be finished by Xmas (Not sure which one) People on the streets, problems with drugs and the citizens of Newport squash up in a small pub to watch a few people make pigs of themselves.

Surely it would have been better to have held talks with Wetherspoons and see if they would have supplied free cooking. Then the meat could have been donated and any money raised gone to charity. Could have even raffled a few meals. This would have made all contributors look upstanding in the community and not lend their names to piggery.
I am sure this will help put Newport on the map. A city centre where most of the shops are boarded up. Bus shelter will be finished by Xmas (Not sure which one) People on the streets, problems with drugs and the citizens of Newport squash up in a small pub to watch a few people make pigs of themselves. Surely it would have been better to have held talks with Wetherspoons and see if they would have supplied free cooking. Then the meat could have been donated and any money raised gone to charity. Could have even raffled a few meals. This would have made all contributors look upstanding in the community and not lend their names to piggery. Dolieboy

10:11pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Lanizenni says...

this law firm are coming together to help the community and try to help children this Christmas, the fact that a small majority are so opposed to these children having a good Christmas and the fact that hbj&w are trying to fund raise for them to do this is disgusting!!

charity events like these are where our community that we live in come together and support a good cause!! what is so wrong with that? ty hafan help life-limited children, young people and their families throughout Wales.

i wish this fund raising event every success and look forward to more innovative fundraising ideas from this firm and the community!!
this law firm are coming together to help the community and try to help children this Christmas, the fact that a small majority are so opposed to these children having a good Christmas and the fact that hbj&w are trying to fund raise for them to do this is disgusting!! charity events like these are where our community that we live in come together and support a good cause!! what is so wrong with that? ty hafan help life-limited children, young people and their families throughout Wales. i wish this fund raising event every success and look forward to more innovative fundraising ideas from this firm and the community!! Lanizenni

10:43pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Woodgnome says...

Lanizenni wrote:
this law firm are coming together to help the community and try to help children this Christmas, the fact that a small majority are so opposed to these children having a good Christmas and the fact that hbj&w are trying to fund raise for them to do this is disgusting!!

charity events like these are where our community that we live in come together and support a good cause!! what is so wrong with that? ty hafan help life-limited children, young people and their families throughout Wales.

i wish this fund raising event every success and look forward to more innovative fundraising ideas from this firm and the community!!
Lanizenni says...
.............. the fact that a small majority are so opposed to these children having a good Christmas ....................


No commentator has said that, no matter how opposed to gluttony for fun and frankly it's a defamatory remark. What some commentators have objected to is Man v food events, not the charitable purposes of Ty Hafan which are entirely laudable Your distortion of the comments are, to use your own word, disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]Lanizenni[/bold] wrote: this law firm are coming together to help the community and try to help children this Christmas, the fact that a small majority are so opposed to these children having a good Christmas and the fact that hbj&w are trying to fund raise for them to do this is disgusting!! charity events like these are where our community that we live in come together and support a good cause!! what is so wrong with that? ty hafan help life-limited children, young people and their families throughout Wales. i wish this fund raising event every success and look forward to more innovative fundraising ideas from this firm and the community!![/p][/quote]Lanizenni says... .............. the fact that a small majority are so opposed to these children having a good Christmas .................... No commentator has said that, no matter how opposed to gluttony for fun and frankly it's a defamatory remark. What some commentators have objected to is Man v food events, not the charitable purposes of Ty Hafan which are entirely laudable Your distortion of the comments are, to use your own word, disgusting. Woodgnome

2:33pm Mon 16 Dec 13

evertonfan says...

Is this not the season of goodwill to all men. If people put as much effort into supporting charity events as they do to decrying them I am sure all worthwhile causes would be far better off.

I hope the evening generates the support that all worth while charities deserve. Merry Christmas to one and all.
Is this not the season of goodwill to all men. If people put as much effort into supporting charity events as they do to decrying them I am sure all worthwhile causes would be far better off. I hope the evening generates the support that all worth while charities deserve. Merry Christmas to one and all. evertonfan

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