odes & ends

“This isn’t a beauty contest, this is pure esophageal zeal!”
-announcer commentary as Joey Chestnut chomped his way through 54 dogs in 10 minutes for the July 4th 2010 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

From Fran Lebowitz:

  • “Food is an important part of a balanced diet.”
  • “My favorite animal is steak.”
  • “Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.”