Wednesday, July 04, 2007

It's a celebration bitches!

Happy 4th of July, my fellow Americans! I hope everyone's weather is as beautiful in their cities as it is here. I just finished up grilling some sweet corn and a few Johnsonville brats (hot and spicy ones, if you're a fan of food you should try them), and have the whole afternoon ahead of me. I'm really looking forward to the fireworks tonight. I don't know why, but I love me some fireworks. I'm like a little kid when it comes to these sort of things. Last year, I was in Washington DC for the 4th, and, as you may imagine, they put on a pretty decent show. Watching the fireworks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as they are being shot off over the Washington Monument is almost overwhelming. Especially with an estimated 500,000 people watching in the Mall. It's quite the scene, if you ever have the chance to go, do it!

(this is footage from last year's fireworks in DC. Not taken by me, this guy's a little closer than we were, but it was still impressive)

Apologies to my Canadian readers for not wishing them a joyous Canada Day, I hope all went well!

Speaking of Canadians, congratulations to Jad for surpassing 10,000 hits! I know I've supplied my fair share of those ticks on the counter, but that is a rather impressive stat! Keep it up man, and everyone keep his counter rolling!

And also a hearty congrats to Joey Chestnut, winner of this year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition. Chestnut ate an astounding 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. 66! He takes the crown from Takeru Kobayashi, who had won the past 6 years' competitions. Mad props Joey, mad props.

Well, that's it for me! I hope everyone has a fun and safe celebration, we don't need any missing fingers or eyes put out or parts of thumbs cut off, and we don't want anyone to try to tackle 67 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That would not end well.

Happy 4th everybody!

6 comments:

Jad said...

Thanks, Flenker! Canada Day went very well. There was much in the way of festivities and absolutely no polar bear attacks!

Big love to all you American folk. Happy Independence Day!

H said...

Happy 4th.

standoutinacrowd said...

did you watch kobyashi vomit at the end of it and try to swallow it back ? heart of a champ, lol. what is your record?

go brew crew, down with da twinkies

Whiskeymarie said...

My 4th sucked so bad I need a day or two to sort it out...
Happy America Day!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Happy Independence Day to you too kiddo!

Flenker said...

jad - I meant to ask about the polar bears, glad to hear that everyone's safe!

h - same to you!

stand - Kobyashi's a trooper. My record is 2 chorizos in 4 innings.

whiskey - Sorry to hear about your 4th sucking. Probably not enough drinking and too much pants.

nicole - thanks! :)