Tuesday, July 05, 2005

49 Hot Dogs In 12 Minutes

Of all things American, it's the bizarro that appeal most. Offbeat, eccentric -- call it what you may -- but to fake-ey foreigners like me, it's what keeps us coming back. Clearly, others have similar convictions.

"Hallo, are you from America?" said the British, robust and Burger-King-scarfing brunette in 37J.

"Yes, I live in LA," I replied, declining her french fry dunked-in-honey-mustard offering.

"We're going to get our boobs done."

Brilliant. But not nearly as fabulous as 27-year-old Takeru Kobayashi of Coney Island, who in addition to weighing in at a slight 144 pounds, shoved copious amounts of beef into his mouth to take home the illustrious title for the fifth straight year.

It's so good to be home.

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