Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Forty-Nine Hot Dogs

I'm thirsty just watching this thing.

In another fascinating display of what makes America great, ESPN broadcast this year's famous hot dog eating contest, sponsored by Nathan's Hot Dogs of New York. Truth is, this spectacle is incredible for two reasons:
Reason #1: people forcing themselves to eat too much meat is even more American than apple pie.

Reason #2: sitting on one's couch watching people force themselves to eat too much meat trumps reason #2.
Maru Kobayashi won again, this time eating 49 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That's more than four dogs a minute. He may not be America-born, but he is of the same stiff stock that was found in George Washington, Lewis and Clark, and Andre the Giant.


Anonymous said...

Oh, my God, You must have tried to make a point, oh well.

Attila said...

Sure, but the Constitution says that all hot-dog-eating-competition winners must be "natural born." Someone should sue.

Devo said...

Ironic that the most American thing since applie pie is Japanese. Just goes to show ya: we invent 'em, they make 'em batter. It happened with TVs cars and DVD players (I know, we didn't "invent" cars, but now's not the time for small misstatements of fact to be brought to light), it was only a matter of time before they took on competitive eating.

Jack's Shack said...

I can beat this guy, but I have to know that if I die my family will still receive all of the awards and honor of this title.

Recon said...

when Japanese do things American The have made it an art form to go way beyond all levels of moderation. Like back in the day when WuTang was really popular, they had kids darkening their skin and knapping their hair to look more African American. I would love to go to Coney Island and watch that.

justJENN said...

Hey, hey, hey! Just because he's Japanese, he can't eat hot dogs?

I don't think you have to be a certain race to eat that much, I think you have to be stupid to eat that much. Yuck!