The #FoodAthletes Hashtag War Will Crack You Up

01/29/2014 at 03:08 PM ET

Drew Brees #FoodAthletes
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Drew Breese’s Pieces. Kobe Beef Bryant. Magic Shell Johnson. Those are just three examples from the #FoodAthletes hashtag war Comedy Central is waging.

Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the cable network’s game show @Midnight challenged its Twitter followers Tuesday night to play #FoodAthletes, a social media game for pun lovers everywhere. How it works: Change the name of a professional athlete to make it sound like something you might order at a restaurant or buy in the grocery store, and Tweet it out with the game hashtag.

As pun lovers and sports lovers, we’ve been having way too much fun getting in on the action. Some favorites dreamed up in the PEOPLE offices: Charles Peppermint Barkley, Aaron Pretzel Rodgers, Moons Over My Sammy Sosa … we could go on and on.

Of course, that’s nothing compared to some of your sharp Twitter wits. Below, a collection of the best #FoodAthletes puns we’ve read today. And go join in — the war’s still going strong! (Follow us on Twitter while you’re at it: @greatideas)

[View the story “The Best of Comedy Central’s #FoodAthletes Hashtag War” on Storify]

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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first time viewer. The @should = atmosphere

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