The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table, asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in… I was assured by the other two judges (Native New Mexicans) that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy; and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted and became Judge #3.
Here are the scorecard notes from the event:
Judge #1 — A little too heavy on the tomato
Judge #2 — Nice, smooth tomato flavor
Judge #3 (Frank) — Holy crap, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway
Took me two beers to put the flames out
I hope that's the worst one
These New Mexicans are crazy.
Judge #1 — Smoky, with a hint of pork
Slight jalapeno tang.
Judge #2 — Exciting BBQflavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.
Judge #3 — Keep this out of the reach of children
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to taste besides pain
I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver
They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.
Judge #1 — Excellent firehouse chili
Judge #2 — A bit salty, good use of peppers.
Judge #3 — Call the EPA
I've located a uranium spill
My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano
Everyone knows the routine by now
Get me more beer before I ignite
Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest
I'm getting red-faced from all of the beer.
Judge #1 — Black bean chili with almost no spice
Judge #2 — Hint of lime in the black beans
Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.
Judge #3 — I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it
Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the beer maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills
This 300 lb
Woman is starting to look HOT… Just like this nuclear waste I'm eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac?
Judge #1 — Meaty, strong chili
Jalapeno peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick
Judge #2 — Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato
Must admit the jalapeno peppers make a strong statement.
Judge #3 — My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes
I fa...d, and four people behind me needed paramedics
The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage
Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher
I wonder if I'm burning my lips off
It really ticks me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming.
Judge #1 — Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili
Good balance of spices and peppers.
Judge #2 — The best yet
Aggressive use of peppers, onions, garlic
Judge #3 — My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulfuric flames
I crapped on myself when I far..d, and I'm worried it will eat through the chair
No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that Sally
Can't feel my lips anymore
I need to wipe my butt with a snow cone.
Judge #1 — A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.
Judge #2 — Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment **I should take note that I am worried about Judge # 3
He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.
Judge #3 — You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn't feel a thing
I've lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water
My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth
My pants are full of lava to match my shirt
At least during the autopsy, they'll know what killed me
I've decided to stop breathing
It's too painful
I'm not getting any oxygen anyway
If I need air, I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.
Judge #1 — The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili
Not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.
Judge #2 — This final entry is a good, balanced chili
Neither mild nor hot
Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge #3 far..d, passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself
Not sure if he's going to make it
Poor fella, wonder how he'd have reacted to really hot chili?
Judge #3 — No report.