Citizen of the Month

the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

Meanwhile, in Coney Island

If it’s fourth of July, that means in Brooklyn it’s time for Nathan’s Famous July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest.  Can anyone unseat four-time winner Takeru Kobayahsi of Japan, who last year ate 53 1/2 hot dogs in twelve minutes?

wotw2.jpg

Here are last year’s onlookers just seconds before Norwegian-born Steinar Andersen’s unsuccessful (and rather unpleasant) attempt to eat his 42nd hot dog.

4 Comments

  1. I don’t know any Holm Andresen, but whoever those people are, they sure look scared about something.

    Maybe that’s a picture from when that train went off the tracks in the Midwest last month. Although the picture does look a little photoshopped, if you know what I mean.

  2. I wonder how you train for such a competition?

  3. They should be required to eat the hot dogs in a normal fashion. None of this frankfurter-first-and-then-the-bun nonsense. That’s a perversion of the basic idea. Like saying someone can hit for you in a baseball game.

  4. They should have to eat them with all the fixen’s too. That is a real hotdog.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial