Fourth of July

Oh no! I just realized that Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place every year on the Fourth of July. But I can’t be there and at the International Barbershop Competition in Denver at the same time!

It just won’t be the same to go to the qualifying event in Shea Stadium on June 3 instead. For one thing, I’m going to miss “Tsunami” Kobayashi, who set the current world record of eating 53 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Damn!

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6 Responses to “Fourth of July”


  1. 1 Kerstin 2 April 2007 at 01:48

    Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you…
    I love YouTube, and thought I’d check out Kobayashi, mainly to see that trademark body wiggle of his. What I got as a first hit was this:

    Not much wiggling there, but all the more hot dogs… Enjoy! ;)

  2. 2 anycase 2 April 2007 at 08:47

    Haha, that is such an awesome video. I had heard about Kobayashi vs. the bear (poor Kobayashi), but I’m so glad that YouTube exists and lets us _see_ such things. :)

    My favorite line: “The bear is scooping them up, but obviously it’s got a very different approach to eating. … [It]’s just a natural eating machine.”

  3. 4 Kerstin 2 April 2007 at 16:08

    Ah, thanks! I have to admit, I actually expected that wiggle to be a bit more… subtle… ;)

  4. 5 SK 3 April 2007 at 01:49

    Yeah, that’s what you get when you mess with an Alaskan. Smackdown!!

    Though also: eeew. It’s an improvement over, say, links to images of rectal prolapse, but still . . .

    Oooh, on the topic of disturbing links: you should have a contest for links to images of Easter baskets gone wrong!

  5. 6 SK 9 April 2007 at 15:29

    Mmmph, the Easter links contest didn’t catch. Regardless, I can’t resist sharing this one:


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