July 5, 2007, - 3:42 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As readers–and anyone watching the news, yesterday–know, Joey Chestnut and America reclaimed the Mustard Belt from Takeru Kobayashi and Japan in yesterday’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition. Chestnut ate an average of one hot dog for every 10.9 seconds and ingested over 20,000 calories and 1400 grams of fat in the 12 minute contest. (Did not know that “competitive eating” has its own version of baseballs RBIs: HDBs–Hot Dogs and Buns eaten.)
But what you didn’t see in ANY media outlets (except this one) is that PETA–or as I prefer to call them, People for the Unethical Treatment of Animals and humans (PUTAh)–was there and got defeated, too. PETA protesters signs were lowered to the ground and stood upon, like Saddam’s statue. Why must these anti-Meat jihadists ruin every fun event? Our loyal reader and correspondent, “ThereIsNoSantaClaus,” was there, yesterday, with his wife and gives us photos (below) and this report:
Hi Deb! I’m writing from midtown Manhatten. My wife and I went to Coney Island today for the big hot-dog-eating contest. What fun!
PETA was there to protest the event. Nobody really got upset but their signs were blocking the view. So just before the event started, they took the signs from the PETA people and put them on the ground where the crowd stood on them. Everyone took it in good sport.
And of course, Joey Chestnut brought the trophy back to America with a world record.
It was a great show. You gotta go to one of these some day.
Attention, PETA: Meat. It’s what’s for dinner.
FYI, If you were watching CNN, however, you got to see the anchors bummed out that America recaptured the hot dog eating crown. Reader Brian says that CNN anchors couldn’t believe America won and declared Japan’s Kobayashi the winner. They were stunned when the results were otherwise. He writes, “CNN is the Borat of televised news.”
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