Happy Fourth everyone! As you may or may not know, the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has been a New York City tradition for 97 years. Yesterday the defending champions Joey Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas participated in the “weigh-in.” They clocked in at 210 and 100 pounds, respectively.
While the main event will go down today in Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiated at the weigh in ceremony at City Hall Park yesterday. His speech was littered with admittedly awful hot dog and condiment puns, culminating with “unquestionably it’s going to be a dog fight”, to which Bloomberg quipped:
“Who wrote this shit?”