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The Usual Hot Dog Follies, With a Twist (It Has a Nice Ring to It)

It’s Fourth of July, and guess what? Nathan’s held a hot dog eating contest! Again! No, really; I’m not kidding…

Joey Chestnut, aka “Jaws,” put away the competition again too. He never looked like he was threatening to beat last year’s record of 69 dogs and buns (his own record, of course), but he was quick […]

There’s Something Big Stirring at UMass…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Once upon a time, college kids did crazy things. Like stuffing phone booths. Or seeing how many frat rats could fit in a Volkswagen Beetle. (Or moving said Beetle into odd places, if it happened to belong to the new assistant prof of English; but […]

Friday Follies: Cakes That Make You Laugh (Maybe), and Which Food Best Represents Your State

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Sometimes you see a cake that just makes you laugh out loud. There are some examples on the show Ace of Cakes, for instance. Well, the Food Network, home of all sorts of cooking challenges, has decided to go one step further: A cake-baking challenge […]

Grilling Weekend: Chicken and Ribs

The hot weather continues here in central Texas; which isn’t much news if you’re familiar with the region. Nothing swirling in the Gulf to cool us off either. Which means It’s Grilling Time again!

Wifey got home from playing with the new baby, her sister’s, for what seemed like a month. It wasn’t quite that […]

The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Part Deux: Let's Get Ready to (Tummy) Rumble!

The Nathan’s International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest was anticlimactic this year. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put down 54 hot dogs in ten minutes to claim clear first at competitive eating’s premier event. A far cry from the 68 dogs that stand as the world’s record (set by Jaws last year), it was still […]

Friday Follies: Mona Lisa Smile, Interrupted by Ronald McDonald

I don’t know if this is evidence of the advanced state of the French culture, or (more likely) proof that Europe is sliding into complete rot and decadence. It IS verification that fast food is more acceptable and accesible than ever before…

A recent report confirms that McDonald’s will be opening at the Louvre. Yes, […]