Monday, July 05, 2010

Only in America?

I’m not sure what to think of the way our country celebrates the 4th of July. Yesterday there were mattress sales and furniture sales. Then I turned on TV to discover there was a hotdog eating contest. Seems the contestants were professional mass quantity eaters of all sorts of foods. Do other countries have such things? Do other countries have contests where human beings eat until they almost throw up and those watching come even closer to tossing their cookies?

Joey Chestnut ate 53 hotdogs and buns in ten minutes. I on the other hand managed to down one in twenty minutes. I have no future in the professional massive quick consumption world.

So if you bought a mattress or furniture on sale, good for you. But if you ate hotdogs until you about passed out, I doubt you are feeling so good today.

3 Comments:

Blogger TaraDharma said...

not only in America...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPVHueU24yY&feature=related

July 05, 2010 3:49 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Do other countries have such things?

Ever see 500 Brits chase a wheel of cheese down a hill?

July 06, 2010 3:17 AM  
Blogger Skruffy said...

And it saddens me that "patriotism" seemingly always has to be about celebrating wars... as though winning wars (though if memory serves me right, the last one we won was WWII, and we didn't win that one alone) is our only worthwhile accomplishment.

July 10, 2010 5:17 AM  

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