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NoshvilleKatz- click open in a new tab to hearWhen I won the matzoh ball contest there was a sea of reporters maybe a 100 to say the least , it was over whelming. for the next month and a half I didn’t leave my house as I was doing radio interviews for Ben’s Deli for the contest.
I saw my local newspaper Newsday ran a story about the upcoming 2001 Matzah Ball contest it mentioned Charles Hardy who has yet to go to a qualifier and the former defeated champ Russel Macover was interviewed and the focus of the article , I saw RED . as I was the champ Not Macover , I immeditatly called Hawlleis office to voice my displeasure, Hawelli gets on the phone YELLING , you f-n ingrate , what I did for you , I fired back Steve you did nothing for me you did everything for Ronnie (Ronnie Dragoon Bens Owner) not me and I did this public service interviews for no pay or compensation out of the goodness of my heart, He then said take your matzoh Ball trophy and put it in your F-n matzoh ball pipe and smoke it the rest of the converstaion would make a sailor blush so for the sake of decency , Ill omit it from this article.
The next morning I was in Bens for a shoot with Larry Hoff. I told Ronnie I will not be spoken to in this fashion and if I don’t get an apology Toot Sweet from Hawelli , I’m walking an d wont defend my title . after the big Bens Meeting with all the suits Hawelli and Ronnie emerge Haweli says here is the photo of you and mayor Giuliani and as a Bonus I’m going to get you an interview won the Curtis Slywa radio show. I was sick all week with 103 fever and influenza & to make matters worse I fell getting off the Railroad and broke my left index finger (my eating hand)
The first thing out of Curtis’ mouth was where going to have Black champ the Jews are finished , no more sons of Moses . I was stunned I never thought of Myself as The white or the Jewish champ , I was the peoples champ. for all the people , I was deeply hurt that he had injected Race into the contest , and mind you this was seconds before the contest was to begin, I would only speculate that at that big meeting with all the suits it was decided to make it from contest mostly made up of Jews to open it up so to speak to every one , Guess what no one was ever turned away before 2001 based on ethic or racial or religious background so why the move and insult me and the Jewish people? Ronnie should be ashamed for himself for letting this happen ..Next MY branching out to other food s entering the Nathans contest and creating the sport of competitive eating.. in instalement #3
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In Jan. of 1998 I met Allan Schwartz an interfaith nutrition network volunteer he had urged me to enter the Ben’s Matzo Ball contest. Allan had known me when I was 289lbs and saw the transformation to a svelte and muscular 142lbs, It didn’t interest me .Again the next year he nudged me to enter still no interest. In late 1999 my nephew said look / all your life your bragging how great an eater you were , show me what you can do put up or shut up. I went to the Bens express in Huntington mall , there I met Kevin Lipsitz and his then future wife Lorraine for the first time . there were many heats as the stage only accommodated 4 people at a time . the first heat my nephew was in with a Steve “‘the Matzo man “”Morrison who ate a whopping 10 to take on an early lead. My group went next , I never competed before I stumbled in the beginning on my third Matzo ball, got my composer back and continued on , I remember so one yelling from the crowd look he’s like a machine , then someones creamed from the crowd ”he’s an animal” as I went past the second bowl of 5on to uncharted territory of 12 matzo balls in 2 minutes 25 seconds. I went on to the finals having only 3hrs of sleep in 48 hrs to win with a world record of 12 in 5min 25 sec. Then Mayor Rudy Giuliani presented me with the 1st place trophy it was the greatest moment of my life…Next being crapped on by Public relation firm hired by Bens Deli
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Poison Ivy - CLICK OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB TO HEAR I just returned from a concert at Jones Beach,Mary Lamont, she preformed excelent as always, however the Gnats , Mosquitoes and frogs were all over the place , a major distraction and annoyance,
During the day they charge you $10 a car for a poison Ivory, infested Filthy beach, The Men’s toilet was filthy as usual, urine on the floor , urinals and commodes not flushed loaded with feces, . And again for the 2nd year in a row no Fireworks show . The entrances and exits leading to the parkways are not lit up , making it very dangerous at night, I know I never felt more uncomfortable riding on a parkway in all my 40 plus years behind the wheel.
where is our tax dollar going . upstate , to maintain parks in their localities , who knows but Long Island pays the lion share of the states taxes sand we get Squat. Boycott Jones beach, The concession Stand is priced as if your going into Yankee stadium and did I mention the ocean is dirty, the U.s Army Corps of Engineers should clean up the water . it looks like someone if i may express my self in Yiddish ”Gay Cocken Ofen Yom” Translation = someone shit in the ocean. stay away this season and show your displeasure with the beach …end
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If you still don’t have a Computer or Cell Phone , and I know many who don’t have either as of yet, Then Your living in the 1960′s, wake up and smell the Technology, I had a Doctor who was in the Artillery in Viet Nam 1965, He went on to tell me that they had T.V. Monitors in the field , satellite equipped that could pinpoint enemy troops , I mean this was 1965, I remember President Carter saying that at Camp David, that they have a room that will show via satellite that will show a clear picture sidewalk level at any location in The world , what year you ask ? 1976. What would you rather do without for a week , your T,V, set or Your Cell phone .Of the people we polled , nearly all said that they would rather their Cell Phone.Look at the GPS amazing that any would can set up one in their car.
Just what is the government setting on a cure for Cancer and other diseases, perhaps setting on that for a fear of over population ? seeing through walls without cameras?talk about paranoid. time travel , being put in a state of flux? stick around if your alive in 30 years you’ll find out .
Peter King (RN.Y.), The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is
doing a first rate job at his comitte , dealing with Islamic extremism.Don’t let him go out on a limb alone , support Peter King In his quest to find out whats going on in the U.S.A , concerning Muslem extremism
’We at The Lerman Report have decided to remove “The Competitive Eating Corner” And replace it with the Miscellaneous Page which will Have local N.Y. and Long Island News as well as any category not pertaining to World News desk, Jewish News orJewish Humor.We did this as a lack of interest in Competitive eating from myself and the pubic at large . I have walked away a winner after winning my last contest at Duke’s Restaurant and having done that, I no longer wish to focus on competitive eating anymore. I would like to say that I have no interest whatsoever in any contest today and having said that will be shutting down this page , I wish to thank everyone of my loyal readership for their support.
BY weeks end the new title should be up …. Don Lerman, Blog Administrator
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