July 5, 2012

Michael Bloomberg gives a speech and then mutters "Who Wrote This Shit?"

It's fine with me, but why is he presiding over a hot-dog-eating contest? Of all politicians, he's the one I most associate with control over what people eat.

26 comments:

paul a'barge said...

Because he is the consummate hypocrite. In other words, he's a piece of shit.

Wally Kalbacken said...

What are the rules in a hot dog eating contest? I mean, how long does the winner have to keep it down to still be the winner?

Nathan's sponsored a corned beef eating contest on St. Patty's day in West Palm Beach, and the women's winner was an Asian woman who looked to be 96 lbs., soaking wet. I don't eevn want to know what one does to be competitive in this field. The photos of the event were priceless, and the look on face of the winner was a combination of joy at having taken home the cash (in WPB the prizes were $3K) and concern about rumbling below.

edutcher said...

I thought Bloomie was against that sort of thing.

tim maguire said...

Right, Bloomberg's true calling is legislating bad science. Leave the fun to those with a talent for it.

Coketown said...

Left unreported: There were eight million contestants. Everyone in New York is jonesing for a hotdog and soda. A desperate scene, to be sure.

Coketown said...

Happily, though, all of Ann's links to the Atlantic today answered a question I had, which was: "What have I been missing at the Atlantic since McArdle left?" The answer: not a goddamn thing, obviously. It's become worse than Yahoo! News.

garage mahal said...

You can't buy a 20 oz soda according to Bloomberg but you can eat dozens of hot dogs in a sitting?

Nathan's hot dogs are the bomb though. Wish you buy them around here.

traditionalguy said...

Bloomberg is the perfect legalist school.

First, make every human activity immoral and illegal.

Second, make a list of exceptions to the law.

Third, rule on the exception applications for your friends and against your enemies.

Voila, you have a perfect all in one control system. And everyone knows they are guilty. Equal protection is a weak second hand idea. It's like imposing a 25 mph speed limit but letting most people do 80 mph, except for your enemies.

LAW and ORDER!

David said...

He was talking about the Chief Justice, not his own speech.

Dick Stanley said...

Moreover, who eats this shite? Unless it's Hebrew National, of course.

ndspinelli said...

Garage, Nathans hot dogs are for sale in supermarkets in Madison. Maybe not the Willy St Coop or Whole Foods, but in Woodmans, HyVee, etc. Where regular folks shop.

ricpic said...

The guy ate 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes but Mikey wouldn't let him wash them down with a 32 ounce soda.

Titus said...

I love him and I thought the same thing when I saw him at that hot dog contest.

He is such and bitch and New York and I love that about him.

tits.

Titus said...

Why are many of the hot dog contestants thin?

That one Japanese guy has amazing abs.

Do they throw it up afterwards?

What's their secret?

garage mahal said...

Garage, Nathans hot dogs are for sale in supermarkets in Madison. Maybe not the Willy St Coop or Whole Foods, but in Woodmans, HyVee, etc. Where regular folks shop.

We probably should go to Woodmans more than we do. Typically it's Copps, Ken's Meat Market, Frabonis, Super La Tienda, Jennifer St Market, all in our neighborhood. The wife goes to the Willy St Coop once or twice a month, mainly for coffee.

I think it's hilarious though that you think I'm the elite of the elite in Madison. Regular folk in Madison? Shut your mouth!

Saint Croix said...

Suffice it to say, we wouldn't want to be the speechwriter.

Yeah, he's pretty much the worst boss in the world. Raining shit on the people under him is apparently a Mike Bloomberg speciality.

This story always made me despise him.

Patrick said...

God, I loved Fraboni's back when I was in town.

ndspinelli said...

Jenifer St. Market is a good store. I felt bad when the fucking Madison bureaucrats virtually put him out of biz by closing the street a year or so ago. I went there more often during and since then.

All horseshit aside, Liberals like to talk about diversity, but you go to the Coops or Whole Foods and it's whiter than a fucking clan rally. I'm talking employees and customers. Woodmans is truly diverse. I guess many liberals only like diversity in the abstract, they don't want to shop w/ them. Garage, I'll take you @ your word you're not one of those people. But please acknowledge my point.

Sue D'Nhym said...

Why indeed. I think the word that comes to mind when I think of him is "hypocrite."

garage mahal said...

@nick
We would go to Woodman's more if it were closer. Attribute it to laziness and traffic I guess. The wife used to zip over to Hy-Vee when it first opened, but she hasn't in a while for some reason. I'll get her take on the grocery store demographics and let you know what she thinks.

Victor Erimita said...

Bloomberg is a billionaire. That means he's smarter than the rest of us. That means he knows better than us how everything we do should be done. He can do whatever he wants. He is still superior to the rest of us mopes, and we need to just shut up and do what he says. It's for our own good.

MadisonMan said...

Woodman's east has better wine prices than Woodman's west, FWIW. I have friends who spent some time checking that out one day, one at the east side, one on the west, and a cell phone. Just like the Target at Hilldale has higher prices than the Target on PD in Fitchburg.

Woodman's is too far away from my house. Tonight I went to Sentry Hilldale. Biked there. Oof.

DEEBEE said...

Because he is a ham

Gahrie said...

1) The speech Bloomberg gave was better than his delivery of it.

2) Wouldn't it be funny if his "who wrote this shit?" line was actually written in to the speech, or maybe was written on pen in the margins?

Mian said...

For once, an ascetic politician participates in a moment of levity and you guys are all tar-and-feathers about it.

Step down, people -- It's a hot-dog eating contest for godssakes.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

I prefer the always useful, "who dealt this mess?"