Monday, 26 April 2010

HotDog-A-Thon

Want to see my favourite TV commercial? This ad by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation has been running for a couple of years now and it never fails to make me laugh.



I always thought "Kobayashi" was just a fictional character in this ad but it turns out he's actually a real person! Who knew? Takeru Kobayashi from Japan is a World Champion Competitive Eater. His personal best is 63 hotdogs in 12 minutes. Clearly, though, he has a sense of humour about his claim to fame.

What I find endlessly funny is when the hapless hero inhales his hotdogs and then gives the universal beer parlour signal for "another round, please!" Hee hee hee! Small things amuse small minds, I guess.

9 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

He's famous out here, too. He's won the Coney Island contest many times.
Mary

turquoisemoon said...

Yeah...that's too funny!!! Small things amuse me. I laugh and laugh, then think to myself..I've got to get a life. But wait...it's humor and the small things that make up life. ...anyway, too funny!!!

Suzie said...

LOL I've never seen that one before! Thanks for starting my day with a laugh!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i missed this one..pretty funny.

Rue said...

Too funny! I've never gotten the eating contests. I can't imagine shoving food in my body that fast. But people actually make money at it! Go figure.

To me "Kobayashi" will always be a character in "The Usual Suspects." Love that movie.

Judith said...

do you buy the tickets?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No, I'm not a scratch-n-win kinda gal. I just like the commercial!

Eternally Distracted said...

I'm not sure I could manage one hotdog...

Paul C said...

As a competitive eater I might have a chance with apples.