Considering all the famine and hunger around our globe, such contests make me want to throw up.
Takeru Kobayashi holds the coveted Mustard Belt after winning the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, New York. Kobayashi won his sixth straight title by beating his own record and eating 53 and 3/4 hot dogs within 12 minutes!!!
That's about 4 and 1/2 hot dogs a minute ... sick!
Is the US today all about copying the the latter days of the Roman Empire when people threw eating parties, went into the back-room, threw up, went back to the main room ... and continued eating!?
Interestingly enough, the politics of the present empire parallel also with the end period of the Roman Empire. I wonder why nobody jolts up from their cushioned seat and proclaims: Enough is enough!
We have become a fatalistic, overfed and crumbling nation - sucking out resources here and there with a blind fold on, living on credit that doesn't even exists anymore.
What ever happened to the days of Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau?