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Joey Chestnut breaks his own record at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 4th, 2021 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]

Last year, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest happened indoors because of the pandemic. Today, they were back at Coney Island, and the Spirit of ’76 took over Joey Chestnut.

Not only did he win his 14th title, but he also beat his own world record. The champion competitive eater ate 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

In honor of his accomplishment, tonight, I will eat hamburgers. I don’t want to eat a hot dog for 365 days after watching this contest. Maybe next year will be the year that I do. And maybe next year, Chestnut will go for 80.


Matt Stonie forced to drop out of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
June 30th, 2020 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]

This year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will go on on July 4th, even thnough the coronavirus pandemic tried to stop it. It just won’t happen at the Coney Island stand. Instead, it is happening indoors at an undisclosed location.

That is not the only change. Matt Stonie, who is the only person to beat 12-time champ Joey Chestnut, will not be participating this year. He was forced to drop out today because New York has ordered that anyone who travels from a COVID-19 hot zone will have to quarantine for 14 days. Since he lives in California, and that is one of the states on the list, he will not be able to chomp down on as many hot dogs as he can in 10 minutes.

Stonie will be replaced by Nick Wehry, who lives in the safe state of Connecticut. The 2006 Champ had some words for his replacement, “@NWehry2415 better eat enough HDBs for the 2 of us. 💪” If he does, then he might beat Joey Jaws.

When it comes to Chestnut, he flew into NYC yesterday, so he will be there on Saturday at 12n to try to win his 13th belt!

Watch the sporting event of the year, to me, on ESPN.


The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is a go on July Fourth!
June 17th, 2020 under Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. [ Comments: none ]

The coronavirus pandemic has taken away a lot of things from us, but there is one thing it is not taking away from me. That thing is the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Sadly, the event will not be happening outside of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Stand on Coney Island. Instead, it will be held at a secret location with no audience. However, it will be televised on ESPN at 12n ET on July Fourth.

Major League Eating chair and competition host George Shea told The New York Post, “We had an enormous number of inquiries related to ‘Will it happen, please don’t cancel.’ We were very pleased to be able to figure it out.”

So am I because this my favorite sporting event of the year. I am not the only one who is thrilled that it is going on. Joey Chestnut, who has won the contest twelve times said, “I may not be able to get my hair cut, but you can bet I’m able to [be] practicing for the 4th of July hot dog eating contest

We might not have legal firework shows this year, but we will still be able to watch five men and five women down a lot of weiners in ten minutes, just like a fluffer getting men ready for a gang bang scene.

Talking about giving, Nathan’s is donating 100,000 of their hot dogs to the New York City Food Bank.


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.


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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