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Joey Chestnut is preparing for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!
May 11th, 2020 under Coronavirus, Eating Contests, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]


To some people the Super Bowl is the biggest sports game of the year, but not me. Every July Fourth, I look forward to watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island.

Because of Coronavirus, it is not yet known if the annual contest will go on. Then if it doesn’t take place at the original Nathan’s, will they do it online? It is all up the air, like the hot dog spit that comes out of their mouths during the chow down.

The uncertainty is not stopping Joey Chestnut, the man who one 12 out of the last 13 years, from preparing for the eating competition. He told News 12 “I hope I am there in Brooklyn, and I hope people can watch, but no matter what I will be eating hot dogs on the 4th and I hope everybody is, and even if there isn’t any kind of contest, I will be live-streaming eating at home.”

I hope Nathan’s finds a way to make it happen. I need to see them devour over 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Not because I want to see them do it. I am waiting for someone to eat too many frankfurters and buns, and throw them up live on the air. It happened once, and I have been waiting for a repeat ever since. It was really awesome!

We need this type of joy in our world today.

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Upload is the best new show of the summer!
May 2nd, 2020 under Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Prime Video. [ Comments: none ]


When I saw the poster for Upload, I had extremely low expectations for it. By the end of the first episode, I was obsessed with the show. I wound up binging the whole first season of the Amazon Prime Sci-Fi series in less than half a day. I couldn’t get enough of it.

Upload is a Sci-Fi series because it is based in the future. Normally, that is turn off for me, but the idea is so original, I overlooked it. Mostly because even though it is happening in the future, they make it feel as though it take place in our current time.

What is this addicting show about? Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell) is a wheeler and dealer type of guy. He is young, a thriving businessman who has the perfect girlfriend. What could go wrong? His driverless car crashes into the back of a truck.

Thankfully, it didn’t kill him, but he is going to have to make a decision. He can either choose a surgery he might not make it out of or be uploaded into a world where the dead can still communicate with the living. Now, you get the Sci-Fi aspect of it.

Ingrid (Allegra Edwards), his girlfriend convinces him to upload himself so that they can be together forever. At first, he is hesitant, but eventually, he decides to do it.

Once he wakes up in his new life or death, he is greeted by his Angel, Nora (Andy Allo). Angels work for Herizon, and they assist the dead with their new lives. They are also there to sell them their products because maintaining their existence is not cheap.

Even though Angels are supposed to be neutral to their clients, Nora develops feelings for Nathan. Which is not that hard to do because he is good looking and charming. However, he has a girlfriend, and she is going to buy a sex suit so that they can still have sex. How can Nora compete with that?

It is not only a love triangle story. We also suspect that Nathan’s car accident was not an accident. Nora is going to do all she can to find if Nathan was murdered.

While she is doing that Nathan is going to make friends at Lakeview like Luke (Kevin Bigley). The two of them will explore the area together, and get into a lot of trouble.

Luke is a troublemaker, and he is good at cheating the system. However, his Angel, Aleesha (Zainab Johnson), is going to bust him as much as she can. When she is not busting him, she is helping Nora not get caught fraternizing with Nathan.

In each episode, we are navigated through this fake world the producers created for the living dead. A world that we all want to live in. As long as we are not in the 2G part of it. That will make sense when you watch it.

I am trying not to tell you too much because there are so many little nuances you need to see, like Nathan going to his own funeral in the third episode. Imagine how awkward that would be?

Upload definitely changes the way you will see Robbie Amell. He has gone from an actor who is big in the teen market to the one for all ages. He proves he is a leading man and Hollywood needs to keep an eye for him.

He is not the only one. Everyone in the cast steps up to the challenge. Telling us a story that is exciting, intriguing, and causes you to want more. Just when you think they cannot surprise you anymore, they find a way to do it again.

You can tell that everyone had a lot of fun making this show. The writers get to see their wildest dreams come true with their ideas that are turned into a reality. While the actors get to play in the fake world, the writers and creator Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks, and Recreation) have created. Then there is us, the viewer, who gets to enjoy the final product.

Let’s be honest, we have streamed everything, and we desperately need something new, enjoyable, and original to watch. That is exactly what Upload is. I love it so much; I think I am going to stream it again just to see some of the things I might have missed the first time. Plus, it is so good, it needs more than one viewing. Therefore, get your first one in now. I promise you will love it as much as I do.

There is all this buzz about the other streaming networks, but Amazon Prime has been putting out the best series, There is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Boys, Hunters and this. I swear they get me to love things I hate like comic book shows, Nazis and Al Pacino, and futuristic dramas. In my book, that is something really special.

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Joey Chestnut won his 🌭🌭th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Challenge
July 4th, 2018 under Eating Contests, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Sports figures. [ Comments: none ]


Is it the Fourth of July without the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Challenge from Coney Island on ESPN 2 and Joey Chestnut winning the competition? Well, he did it again for the 11th time by downing, not eating, 64 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Seeing all of those men swallow frankfurters and their buns whole makes me want to skip eating weiners all together today. Although, it also gives me a lot of impure thoughts. If you know what I mean!

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Joey Chestnut wins his 10th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 4th, 2017 under Eating Contests, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Sports figures. [ Comments: none ]


Every year I look forward the Fourth of July, not for the fireworks but for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. This year Joey Chestnut went for his 10th win and he did not disappoint. Not only did he get his 10th belt, he also broke his record and downed 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That is a lot of wieners in a short amount. And there are a lot of women on 42nd Street who would agree with that.

Seriously, after watching this contest, I swear off of hot dogs for a year. Therefore, I am good until the next Independence Day!

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Joey Chestnut breaks his own record at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!
July 4th, 2016 under Eating Contests, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Sports figures. [ Comments: none ]


It is that time of year, when I find out what channel ESPN is on on my cable system. That’s because today is the annual Fourth of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and it is what being American is all about. Each year 20 people try to down as many hot dogs as they can in 10 minutes and keep them down.
From 2007-2014, Joey Chestnut held that title and continued to break his own records. Then last year, Matt Stonie, who lives in the same town as him, beat him.
This year both men were back to battle it out and there could only be one winner. I guess last year’s loss really lit a fire in Chestnut’s belly because Stonie never stood a chance. Not only did Chestnut destroy his opponent by 17 wieners, he also beat his own record. He gobbled down 70 dogs in 10 minutes and I will not eat another one until July 3rd.
I don’t know how they do it. I can’t eat 70 of anything in 10 minutes and they do it like it is nothing. Thankfully these competitive eaters know how to do it because I love watching them every year.
But then again, I am still hoping for another contestant to throw up on live TV again. That was an awesome moment in television history.
I think that next year they should add another part to the challenge. After the 10 minutes are up, all the contestants need to ride the Cyclone at Coney Island. Whoever ate the most hot dogs and kept them down, is the winner. So it is a two part contest that will be both exciting and disgusting at the same time. Because you know as soon as one person loses his hot dogs, the rest will follow. How glorious would that be?

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