Thursday, July 05, 2007


Alright this is true confessions time. Yesterday was the 4th of July and I have to confess to watching something on television, the hot dog eating contest from Coney Island. In channel surfing I came upon it and just had to watch. It was riveting nauseating tv. The big news is that Joey Chestnut has brought the Mustard Belt back to the US in defeating the six time champion Takeru Kobayashi of Japan. Chestnut ate 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes, compared to Kobayashi's 63.

You do have to wonder what happens to your intestinal system with that kind of invasion of material and some 12,000 calories in such a short time. One fascinating aspect of this is that most of the contestants were thin and seemed to be in pretty good physical condition, not what you would expect. Although there were a few that had the "traditional" look of a hot dog eating contestant.

Thousands in attendance, worldwide television coverage on ESPN, and yes me watching!

blog you later,
pastor tom