David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy were just in New Zealand to play an exhibition match against a local Wellington team, and the hobbits that live there must have run out of food because they're bidding on Beckham's table scraps:
Among the items put up for sale on New Zealand website Trade Me are a half eaten corn cob, a nearly empty bottle of Coca-Cola and a single French fry, which the seller said Beckham had dropped while eating on a Wellington street. The chewed corn cob and soft drink came from a chicken restaurant where Beckham ate on Thursday night. The seller was also auctioning the plate and knife and fork she claimed he had used at the restaurant. The French fry attracted an initial bid of one dollar (75 US cents), rising to three dollars by late afternoon Wednesday.
Mmm, floor fries and chewed corn cobs. Reminds me of when I was in Colonel Harland Sanders employ, and these treats were some of our best-selling side dishes. Of course, I would never eat things that had fallen on the the greasy and salmonella-infested floor, but the burly cooks insisted it added flavor. And the customers seemed to enjoy the fare, though I believe knowledge of the secret 11 "herbs and spices" would cause them to lose their appetites. -KD