For the past day or so here at at Clusterstock we’ve been concerned.
Obviously there’s Knight Capital.
And Europe, you can’t forget that.
But another thing occupying our minds has been a young analyst in Houston named Garrison who has risen to a challenge — a Wall Street eating challenge.
According to Dealbreaker, the young man said that for $500, he would eat 500 Starbursts over the course of 12 hours. At first we scoffed, but after some maths we came to realise that this was indeed an eating challenge worthy of our attention.
And so we waited.
Then finally we heard from our friends at When In Finance that the deed had been done! 500 Starbursts eaten in 12 hours.
Over the course of the challenge, the stream had over 13,000 views, and supporters—including WhenInFinance—joined the chatroom to cheer on Garrison.
We watched Garrison go through the sugar highs like Buster Bluth drinking juice, and the sugar crashes where he was sad, stressed, and licking a pretzel. In the end, he completed the challenge in a flurry of confetti, wrapped himself in an American flag, and drank a beer.
He ended the chat saying “vom time…heads up for the squeamish”, stuck his fingers down his throat, and threw up on camera while holding up the Hook Em horns.
To you, young analyst, major props. Put some of those $500 toward a teeth cleaning at the dentist.