Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Big City News in the Little Town

This title alludes to two tidbits of news…

First, New York may have the Nathan’s hot dog eating competition but I am pleased to say that I was present for the first (and some people say last) Jolli Lodge Hot Dog Eating Competition on the 4th of July. As “Eye of the Tiger” blared from a little boom box (and Katie and I stood off to the side eating veggie burgers), 7 or 8 of Jolli Lodge’s finest stomachs gathered to devour 150 hotdogs. Seemed reasonable considering that the winner of the Nathan’s competition ate 59 in 10 minutes.

But actually, it wasn't reasonable at all! The winner of the Jolli Lodge competition ate 7 in 12 minutes…and the first kid puked after just 3. It was a massive display of YUCK if you ask me!

In other news, Captain Carnivore read today that potential Democratic VP candidate Kathleen Sebelius has a vacation home in Leland. I don’t know how I feel about this. On the up side, it shows a level of taste and judgement that would make her an excellent choice for VP. On the down side, were she to become VP, Leland could become overrun by tourists who see pictures of idyllic Leland splashed across cable news stations when she goes on vacation each summer. On the up side, she might march in the annual 4th of July Parade. On the down side, Secret Service could temporarily shut down the ice cream line at the Harbor House if she was coming for a scoop of Mackinaw Island Fudge or Moose Tracks. Hmmmm….


Blogger Niki said...

Hmmmmm... I think I may need to find a hot dog for lunch.... But only one!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Let me add that our hot dog eaters, fresh off of their 12 minutes of gulttony, decided their next activity was to jump on the trampoline... leave it to a teenage boy to think that was a good idea... yuck!

3:14 PM  

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