Guess How this Roach-Eating Contest Ends

A contestant in a roach-eating contest who downed dozens of live bugs and worms collapsed and died shortly after winning the contest. Edward Archbold, 32, became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed outside the Ben Siegel Reptile Store. A statement from store owner Ben Siegel’s attorney said all the participants signed waivers “accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest.” At least one person was smart. I feel like I don’t even need to play “Guess That State” but let’s give it a try. Survey says:


The armpit of America. You are a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Kentucky eating sweet and sour deer looks pretty normal now. You want to know what Edward Archbold won in this contest: a python. A snake, which according to Animal Planet you can walk into any backyard in Florida and find, was the grand prize. Not to mention there were “about 30 contestants.” Thirty people thought this would be a good idea. Thirty.

At least Archbold went out on top. He is like the Walter Payton of the roach eating game. Maybe being the Joey Chestnut of live roach/worms/reptile eating contest is the pinnacle of weird eating. After you win a live cockroach eating contest life just goes downhill from there. I don’t know how since a cockroach eating hobby seems like the top of my “hobbies that should make you reconsider your life’s priorities” list. Oh well. Florida being Florida. Hopefully his giant python dies soon so he can join him up in heaven somewhere floating on a cloud waiting on that plague of locust.

H/T to @NotanElle

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Douglas Stephan is a solo attorney and owner of the Law Office of Douglas A. Stephan. He received his JD in 2010 from Ohio Northern University and BA from Ohio University. His practice is located outside of Dayton, Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter @stephanlaw.


  1. Michelle Beth

    October 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    This blog is getting so fucking lame beyond repair. This sub-TTT imbecile has nothing interesting to post. All he does is regurgitating the weirdo stories every couple days from the internet news outlets and most of which have nothing to do with lawyering.

    Now a giant cockroach to gross people out !!!

    Way to go, Bitter Lawyer, in setting the bar lower and lower on the quality of your contents. Your advertisers will see what kind of audience to whom you cater. This site is going down the drain.

  2. Jerry

    October 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    For once I do agree with this brassy dame! Get working on some good original new videos and have the blond with the wide mouth put it to good use with the old doosh or the chubby guy with the blue balls. Heck, you might even recruit this know it all broad to scare the cojones off of the guys doing the temping! Better yet, bring back the Living the Dream videos and scrub the blond and this dame!

    • Michelle Beth

      October 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      This site is now filled with little pricks.

      RIP Bitter Lawyer.

      • Bitter Editor

        October 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        Sorry you feel this way. We would be more than happy to consider a guest post from you on a relevant topic of your choice.

        – BL

        • Jerry

          October 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

          Dude, don’t patronize this dame. She clearly hates us guys because we only went after filet mignon in law school not chipped beef or spam.

          • Jack

            October 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

            Jerry is right. The name sounds cute, but the personality signals a look that is not one of a bathing beauty, if you get my drift. I prefer the scrawny blonde that you have on the videos. Get her to post.

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