This year, we create TACO HISTORY. Let's make this the biggest ThroDo of all time, people. Tell everyone you know. Make those people tell other people. It's time to craaaaaam in some tacos.
Saturday, Sept. 12, will be the day of the DORITOS LOCOS TACO THROWDOWN OH-FIFTEEN, or #DoLoThroDo15, for the social media inclined among you. This is the day of the year that all of us -- no matter our location, age, or religion -- will be united via the Internet and our love of tacos/doing stupid things.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: eat as many Doritos Locos tacos as you can in one hour. Sound simple enough? It has undone the strongest people I know.
THE RULES, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THEM:
What: DORITOS LOCOS THROWDOWN OH-FIFTEEN
When: Saturday, September 12, from 12:01 a.m. PT - 11:59 p.m. PT
Where: The Internet, and Taco Bell locations everywhere
The Rules: AT ANY TIME within the time parameters listed above, when you first begin eating tacos (FROM THE TIME OF YOUR FIRST BITE), you have ONE HOUR to see how many Doritos Locos Tacos you can consume. When time's up, you're done. Partial tacos must be counted as partial tacos. YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF, whether it be an Instagram of your discarded taco sleeves, step-by-step Twitpics of your journey, Vines, live streaming video, whatever. We encourage as much documentation as possible.
PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO ORDER "SUPREME" DORITOS LOCOS TACOS. WE ARE NOT MANIACS.
Both Twitter and this post are the two official places for you to post said documentation. If posting proof on Twitter, you must tweet said proof to either @sundownmotel or @sorryeveryone and use the hashtag #DoLoThroDo15. If posting proof in the comments below, just go crazy. We trust you.
THE LOCATION, IF YOU LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA:
Pete and I (and other special guests) will be at the Taco Bell at 6254 Lexington, which is pretty much Santa Monica and Vine, at noon!
SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (FIERY/FLAMAS TACOS): Ricardo Marquez (@iBlogBetter) took home the belt and set a new record in the Fiery division by consuming 22 FIERY DOLOS. This is much more impressive than you even know. He was determined, he had the heart of a champion, and it paid off. He is, reportedly, still alive.
HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (NACHO CHEESE TACOS): Shockingly, the division that started it all took a significant tumble from last year's all-time record of 20, held by Mike Troxell. There was a two-way tie between Steve Mallinson (@stevemall95) and Marc Normandin (@Marc_Normandin) this year, with 13 Nacho Cheese apiece! (Both founders of the #DoLoThroDo, Pete Holby and Bill Hanstock, ended with 12 each. If only we'd known!)
MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (A MIXTURE OF TYPES OF TACO): And here is where a legend was made. LSU fan Sal (@GEAUX_SAL), riding high on elation from his team's blowout victory on Saturday (I believe they played the Washington Generals), decided to become a hero. He downed 10 Fiery, 10 Nacho Cheese and five Cool Ranch en route to an all-time overall record of 25 DoLos. Unheard of. Unbelievable. The previous record for most DoLos in an hour was 21, set by two-time champion @PhilKenSaban in 2013. Sal, we are unworthy of your majesty.
CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION (COOL RANCH TACOS): Once again, a division took a tumble. Stefanie (@stefanielaine) was our champion this year, managing a mightily impressive 14 Cool Ranch, but fell short of the all-time record of 17 in the division, set last year.
VEGAN DIVISION (FREESTYLE): Pioneered last year, this division of potato tacos, no cheese, no sauce, saw a NEW RECORD in what is, unbelievably, the healthiest category (by far). Michael Bendlin (@lamegigcontest) crammed in 15 of these potato soft tacos! Well done to Michael! That's a new record in an under-the-radar category!
BREAKFAST DIVISION (INTERNATIONAL WATERS): The intrepid @jackawest blazed a new trail in the first year of DoLo where Firstmeal was a thing and crammed in SEVEN waffle tacos, WHICH YOU CAN'T EVEN GET ANYMORE. Try shoving some biscuit tacos in your sausagehole this year! Seven is still the mark to beat!
There you have it, everyone. We will see you on the Internet on the 12th. Start training now. And good luck.