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#879322 --- 09/10/08 09:39 AM Local man makes good
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Man eats 23,000 Big Macs in 36 years

Seneca Falls, NY -- Talk about a Big Mac attack! Buddy says he has eaten 23,000 of the burgers in 36 years.
The Seneca Falls man said he hit the 23,000 milestone last month, continuing a culinary obsession that began May 17, 1972, and is fed by his obsessive-compulsive disorder.
"I enjoy them every day," said Buddy, 68. "I need two to fill me up."
Buddy has kept every burger receipt in a box. He says he was always fascinated with numbers, and watching McDonald's track its number of customers motivated him to track his own consumption.
Despite a diet some would call unhealthy, Buddy says he doesn’t care. He says he's 5-foot-4 and weighs 485 pounds, and walks as many as 10 feet a day.
He used to order fries every day in the 1980s but began to cut back in the '90s, now eating them about once a month. He eats two Big Macs and two parfaits a day. Buddy has written a book about his experience.
"Sometimes people call me a freak but it doesn't bother me. I just say respect people as they are," he said. "I just want to make sure people understand I'm not going to change."
He twice failed to attack a Big Mac because of his job. A sewer cleaning employee, he said a number of work emergencies kept him on the clock past midnight so he recorded those days as missed days.
Three other times he was traveling and couldn't find a McDonald's. He also went Big Mac-less on Thanksgiving Day 2000, and during a 1982 snowstorm that prevented the local McDonald's franchise from opening.
"That's when I started a habit where I kept them in the freezer," he said. He keeps one or two burgers on hand but increases his inventory to four to five during the winter.

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#879324 --- 09/10/08 09:44 AM Re: Local man makes good [Re: ]
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now thats hardcore...wow..even getting some to put in the freezer..holy crap..talk about a great customer..

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#879333 --- 09/10/08 10:01 AM Re: Local man makes good [Re: PYmastersteve]
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Lets see, 2 cups of coffee every morning + 46 years = 33,580 cups of coffee. Keep chomping Buddy.

And I have NEVER missed a day.


Edited by Ezra (09/10/08 10:02 AM)

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#879334 --- 09/10/08 10:01 AM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Ezra]
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haha

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#879340 --- 09/10/08 10:11 AM Re: Local man makes good [Re: PYmastersteve]
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Whats really scary, I just read this in AP News of the Weird and a WI man really does eat all those Big Macs

Buddy, is he a cousin of yours ;\)
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#879357 --- 09/10/08 11:04 AM Re: Local man makes good [Re: AnneSmile]
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That's incredible. I cannot imagine.
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#879379 --- 09/10/08 11:53 AM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Yetta Nother]
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ya
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#879426 --- 09/10/08 01:00 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Hillbilly_Billy]
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I am sure Festur knows that I only eat several BMacs a day, because I see him leaving arbys on the 5 for 5 day with 20 Beef and chedders. He claims them to be for his MIL as a mid-meal snack.
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#879436 --- 09/10/08 01:22 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Buddy]
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They're really for Buddy's supper.

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#879437 --- 09/10/08 01:23 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: ]
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Congrats on making all the national newspapers, Buddy.

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#879451 --- 09/10/08 02:20 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: ]
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Thank you all 185 lbs of my 6' frame.
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#879458 --- 09/10/08 02:26 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Festus!
The Seneca Falls man said he hit the 23,000 milestone last month, continuing a culinary obsession that began May 17, 1972, and is fed by his obsessive-compulsive disorder.


I think all of us from SF deserve a share of the credit for Buddy's success. We all had a hand in creating the social context in which his pathologies were able to flourish. In some other place at some other time, he might have become just another unmemorable working stiff.
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#879466 --- 09/10/08 02:52 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Bing Bong]
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Despite a diet some would call unhealthy, Buddy says he doesn’t care. He says he's 5-foot-4 and weighs 485 pounds, and walks as many as 10 feet a day.

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#879467 --- 09/10/08 02:53 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Bing Bong]
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Originally Posted By: Bing Bong
Originally Posted By: Festus!
The Seneca Falls man said he hit the 23,000 milestone last month, continuing a culinary obsession that began May 17, 1972, and is fed by his obsessive-compulsive disorder.


I think all of us from SF deserve a share of the credit for Buddy's success. We all had a hand in creating the social context in which his pathologies were able to flourish. In some other place at some other time, he might have become just another unmemorable working stiff.



Naw. Buddy's just a glutton.

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#879546 --- 09/10/08 06:03 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: ]
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Maybe you are talking about the Tutster on Fall street?
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#879553 --- 09/10/08 06:12 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Buddy]
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I see the Tutster all the time, and am thinking he likes a big mac now and then lol.

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#879575 --- 09/10/08 06:29 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: RedGreen]
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You know me.....I throw them down at McDonalds.....sorry Billy...I don't eat there....I have trained people in the kitchen there and uh....no thanks.
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#879579 --- 09/10/08 06:34 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Yetta Nother]
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Don`t say "Billy", someone may get confused and think you`re talking about me.

yeah, you need to cut out the high fat foods awhile

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#879588 --- 09/10/08 06:44 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: RedGreen]
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Sorry...I meant Billy Billy....I should have gone for a walk tonight.....ya know...burn some of those big fat calories. Ahahahaha. I don't know where I will find clothes to fit me.
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#879606 --- 09/10/08 06:55 PM Re: Local man makes good [Re: Yetta Nother]
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"I should have gone for a walk tonight"

Yeah, down to dunkin donuts and toss down a dozen with a diet coke lol.
And yes, I don`t know how you continue to dress so stylishly in your advanced obese state...

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