Friday, July 4, 2008

The Best Second of the Year

Anti-Bears: 5.0

Bears: 0.0

Picking out a single second to call your favorite of the year is trimming all the possible candidates down to the one that has 1000 milliseconds of pure joy. Thus it is impossible to have any bears for the champion. Many people have favorite days or even months, but I have one definite choice for the ultimate annual second.

It is a moment of doubt, a flash of uncertainty, yet a beacon of hope. It comes on the birthday of our country, the greatest in world history. I look forward to this second every year.

Which second, you ask? For certain! It is without a doubt the last second of the hot dog eating contest on Coney Island, when everyone scrambles to shove in the last bits of pig and soggy bun into their mouth (as long as it's in there when time's up, it counts!)

Congrats to Joey Chestnut, eating 59 dogs in 10 minutes and beating Kobayashi in a 5 dog eat-off after the tie. Way to keep the title belt in America.

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