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.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.
Reason #2: sitting on one's couch watching people force themselves to eat too much meat trumps reason #2.