Monday, July 14, 2008
What Sucks…The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (For Most Of The Outside World)
(Part of the "Some stuff I missed from last week" series.)
Like Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” and “What Would You Do?”, Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is somewhat popular here. It’s on TV (ESPN), a bunch of people show up to watch it live (Coney Island), and it’s usually the last story on your local news, after they’ve told you about whatever local politician in your town was busted with a hooker this week.
But outside of the US, this thing garners headlines and HUGE ratings where people are starving and can’t fucking believe what they are seeing. Don’t take it from me- read some of the headlines...
I understand the dude who won, Joey Chestnut- who ate 64 hot dogs in 12 minutes said after his victory that he was “going to Disney World…to throw up.”