Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest!

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Every year on July 4th, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is held on Coney Island, New York.  Contestants eat as many hot dogs and buns in as they can in 10 minutes.
The male and female winners are awarded The Mustard Belt.  

Image from Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest website
For many, watching this display of abject hoggery is sick and unamusing.
Yet, The Hubby and I have witnessed this spectacle on TV year after year.   
Last year, Joey Chestnut ate a record 74 dogs and buns, while Miki Sudo won after downing 37.
Often, The Hubby calls Chili Bruce, "Joey Chestnut", making a joke that CB vacuums up his meals like he's in the contest! 

Why are hot dogs such a big deal in America?

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🥁💖Happy 243rd Birthday, America!💖🥁

P.S. Don't believe for a second that I am encouraging hot dog eating: I'm vegan, for gosh sakes!
America is the home of the free and the brave, which includes free to eat whatever the manufacturers sell us, and brave enough to do it with TV cameras!

15 comments:

  1. Shoving down all those hot dogs sure seems weird. Happy Independence Day from all of us!

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  2. Those are the hot dogs Mom buys at the store, but the few times she eats them, two is the max she can handle. Happy 4th!

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  3. It makes my tummy hurt every time I hear about that contest.
    Hugs and Happy 4th
    Cecilia

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  4. We eat way more meat than our mom, but she does make an exception on the 4th and has Nathan's on hand for today! Two is her limit, though.

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    1. Oh, and guess what? She had to make a special trip to the store this morning because SHE FORGOT THE BUNS.

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  5. you are hilarious!! Mom doesn't like hot dogs enough to even THINK of being in that contest! MOL!! She thinks it is gross when she watches it. Happy 4th!!

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  6. The mom has watched that contest and gotten sick seeing them stuff those dogs in their faces. Happy 4th of July!

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  7. I always feel quite nauseated watching the contest LOL. Hope you're having a purrfect 4th!

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  8. I went to Coney Island in 2003 and my hubby and I had a Nathan's hotdog :) Happy 4th!!

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  9. Oh that’s a lot of hot dogs!
    Happy Fourth of July!

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  10. You knows that Joey is from my city??! Yuppers, and so is Stoney! (I thinks he came in 4th this year) So I guess we are the piggie city of America! BOL!!!
    Ma likes the occasional weenie, she wishes she could be a vegan though. SO much more healthy! and thin! Ma says if she became a vegan, maybe she would lose her Kim K. arse! hehehee
    I hopes all the family has a safe and happy 4th!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  11. We had hot dogs yesterday, just something about the 4th that brings out the kid in us. I should go vegan, but well, what about hot dogs?

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  12. That's a lot of hot dogs ! Happy 4th of July ! Purrs

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  13. Have you tried a vegan hot dog? I tried one last year at the fair of all places. It was decent enough!

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