Suddenly I’m up on top of the world

Overheard during the Nathan’s Famous International July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest.

“You Google ‘Hero’ tomorrow, ‘American hero,’ you’re gonna get Abe Lincoln, possibly Neil Armstrong, Taylor Hicks, and then this man, of course, Joey Chestnut*.

Yeah, those are MY American heroes. Oh, and William Katt

and then a little later this lovely “chestnut” as well (heh)…

“This would be the greatest moment in the history of American sports if Chestnut could bring the belt home to Coney Island, it’s been gone for nine years.”

and I think I’ll sleep a little better tonight knowing our country is a little better off …

“Unbelievable valor from that man Joey Chestnut. He may indeed have changed the course of this nation. Righted the course of our nation. Chestnut is a true American hero”

I still think William Katt could kick his ass. If he could ever figure out how to fly in a straight line.

Oh, and Happy Fourth of July!

* Joey Chestnut is a Civil Engineering major from San Jose State University. So let’s hear it for the local boy. Woo hoo!!

PS – Thanx WIFE for stealing my thunder.  🙂