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.