Gluttony is more in style than ever

by Ken Carpenter

I wrote the following story in 2004, and while many of the records I mention might have been broken by now it still gets the point across. People have more in common with hogs than anyone will admit.
One update I have to point out is that the current King Hog is American, Joey Chestnut. I’m so proud. Last year he ate 69 hot dogs with buns in 10 minutes to break his own record..
All I can say is “Holy shit!”
When I remember to watch it on July 4th, I still do it out of morbid fascination. The announcer acts like it is the Super Bowl, with cornpone added. I can’t help but cackle when I’m not gagging.
Give it a try on the 4th. Don’t be eating hot dogs though, because you will be sorely disappointed

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