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'Badlands' Booker and the sweet science of competitive eating

Selden resident Eric

Selden resident Eric "Badlands" Booker takes part in the the World's first officially sanctioned Cherrystone Clam Eating Championships at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park. (May 25, 2009) Credit: Photo by Charles Eckert

Last week, LOL tipped you off to the cherrystone clam eating contest at Peter's Clam Bar on Memorial Day.

Today, we bring you a little pre-game video starring Eric "Badlands" Booker, ranked No. 12 in the world of competitive eating. A Selden resident, Booker is among the Major League Eaters who will be in the parking lot at Peter's Clam Bar at 1 p.m. Monday. He'll try to defeat last year's champion, Juliet Lee, who sucked down 23 dozen clams in 10 minutes.

In the video below, "Badlands" breaks down how to eat fast and raps a pair of verses to pump you up for the event.

Not on camera is Booker's quote when asked about his performance at last year's contest: "Last year, I had kind of an upset stomach. I only ate eight dozen."