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Old 07-03-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
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Hot Dog Eating Contest

The annual Coney Island Nathans hot dog eating contest. In person, it was one of the funniest things I ever saw. I watch it on TV every year its still a blast. Tomorrow check your local listings. I hope you laugh and have fun watching it.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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OK off to see the taped version its over now. Mom occupied my live viewing time.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:06 PM   #3
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OK, the women's highlight was when the girl blew her nose on her own shirt after she ate 25 hot dogs and buns. hahaha
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:45 PM   #4
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Joey Chestnut for his 10th win and a new record.
The guy is such a phenomenon!
I probably couldn't eat that many hot dogs in a week.
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72 hot dogs? I couldn't eat that many in a year.

Unless they had some condiments. Either NY or Chicago style is fine, although I took a liking to the kind they serve in some parts of South America. Some slaw, tricolor sauce, chopped onion and shoestring fries or potato sticks.
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Sorry to the party-pooper, but I don't see the attraction. I think it is gross, it turns my stomach to watch even a clip on the news. And though I'm not much for "PC", I'm surprised these events haven't gone the way of minstrel shows.

We are told to eat healthy, not waste food, and people gorge themselves like this? For entertainment? I don't get it. We get competing PSAs about obesity and hunger and eating disorders, and then this? How can people celebrate this?

OK, I'll leave now, and go off and drink a little too much beer, and maybe one more brat than I should to celebrate the day, but that's my limit!

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They're not the same any more, because they had to stop using tallow, but back in the day Nathan's fries were so awesome that sometimes we would go there just for the fries.

If you remember when McDonald's used tallow to make their fries many years ago, it was the same idea -- everyone raved about them. But Nathan's fries were simply legendary, being thicker and crinkle-cut.
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Gut truck Sonoran Dog, but not 72 of them!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonoran_hot_dog

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Sorry to the party-pooper, but I don't see the attraction. I think it is gross, it turns my stomach to watch even a clip on the news. And though I'm not much for "PC", I'm surprised these events haven't gone the way of minstrel shows.
I totally agree with you.
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We are told to eat healthy, not waste food, and people gorge themselves like this? For entertainment? I don't get it. We get competing PSAs about obesity and hunger and eating disorders, and then this? How can people celebrate this?-ERD50
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I wonder how come we don't have a lobster eating contest. I wouldn't mind trying.
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They do have oyster (raw) eating contests.
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That sounds good. But I think I might max out at less than 50 oysters. But of course it depends on the type of oyster, some are plummer than others.
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They're not the same any more, because they had to stop using tallow, but back in the day Nathan's fries were so awesome that sometimes we would go there just for the fries.

If you remember when McDonald's used tallow to make their fries many years ago, it was the same idea -- everyone raved about them. But Nathan's fries were simply legendary, being thicker and crinkle-cut.
I remember those McD fries - boy were they tasty. They make a good hot dog (or burger) so much better.

I have noticed that fires are better in the south. Crispier, more heavily seasoned. In the midwest you are likely to get fries that are soggier and clearly cooked in a rush.
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Sorry to the party-pooper, but I don't see the attraction. I think it is gross, it turns my stomach to watch even a clip on the news. And though I'm not much for "PC", I'm surprised these events haven't gone the way of minstrel shows.

We are told to eat healthy, not waste food, and people gorge themselves like this? For entertainment? I don't get it. We get competing PSAs about obesity and hunger and eating disorders, and then this? How can people celebrate this?

OK, I'll leave now, and go off and drink a little too much beer, and maybe one more brat than I should to celebrate the day, but that's my limit!

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I was there I think in 2010. I had a good view of the stage. I remember seeing hot dog pieces coming out of a contestants nose..
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They're not the same any more, because they had to stop using tallow, but back in the day Nathan's fries were so awesome that sometimes we would go there just for the fries.

If you remember when McDonald's used tallow to make their fries many years ago, it was the same idea -- everyone raved about them. But Nathan's fries were simply legendary, being thicker and crinkle-cut.
They were "the bomb". I remember the cardboard boat they came in and the wooden pitchfork they gave you to eat them. I miss those days.
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I wonder how come we don't have a lobster eating contest. I wouldn't mind trying.
+1 as long as they had melted buddah! hahha
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That sounds good. But I think I might max out at less than 50 oysters. But of course it depends on the type of oyster, some are plummer than others.
I was about 45 years old before I ever ate oysters Rockefeller. They too were terrific. When I got to that restaurant, as soon as I seated I tell the drink taker to put in my order for the oysters Rockefeller as they take a long time to make. Its an off the menu item now most of the time.
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Years ago I used to go to Nathan's hot dog in New Jersey . The employees were legendary stupid . I would hand them a five and I would get six dollars change .
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Years ago I used to go to Nathan's hot dog in New Jersey . The employees were legendary stupid . I would hand them a five and I would get six dollars change .
Too funny, That would have been my go to spot when i was broke hahaha
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