With all the politics and the Britney Spears and the Bears vs. Colts stuff, it can be hard to pick out the real news. This is where we come in: if you read one thing today, let it be Thrillist Nation’s interview with champion eater Takeru Kobayashi, who is out shilling his official line of t-shirts. The highlight:
Do you ever casually enjoy a hot dog?
Yes, I do.
What do you put on it?
Ketchup and mustard.
Do you have a favorite brand?
(Laughs) Most people call me the Hot Dog King, but I can’t answer your question until I try all of the different hot dogs.
Ketchup? Scandale! But that aside, we admire how the flame-haired mega-gugitator leaves future hot dog endorsement opportunities open by not admitting his partiality to one particular brand or another. Also holy crap the dude’s abs are insane.
[Photo: One of the Kobayashi tshirts]