A sports team named after a steamed sausage

The Chicago Dogs are an independent professional baseball team based in Rosemont, Illinois. They are members of the American Association of Professional Baseball, an official Partner League of Major League Baseball. They began play in 2018 and play home games at the 6,300-seat Impact Field. The team’s branding alludes to the Chicago-style hot dog, a local street food.

The mascot of the Chicago Dogs is Squeeze, a fuzzy yellow creature who resembles a squeeze bottle of mustard.

Famous Chicago Style Hot Dog.

Oh Dat Good Ya, Oh Dat Good!

There are radio and TV commercials going around where pizza restaurants have satisfied customers moaning and groaning when they taste the delicious pizza pies. Oomm, ahh this is so good. Obviously the commercials are bias and the actor customers are over doing it. But when it comes to enjoying a tasty morsel, nothing beats Snuffle the Floating Dog.

Snuffles is an anthropomorphic cartoon dog appearing in animated television shorts produced by Hanna-Barbera beginning in 1959 on The Quick Draw McGraw Show.

Snuffles is a bloodhound used by Quick Draw McGraw to ferret out bad guys in the old West but needed to be bribed with a dog biscuit before performing his task. Upon chomping on one, he would hug himself in ecstasy, jump into the air and float back down, sighing. Occasionally, Snuffles would demand more than one biscuit, and was willing to accept them from bad guys as well. In several cases when Quick Draw did not have a dog biscuit to offer due to being out of them or if he tried to give Snuffles the reward cash for capturing an outlaw, Snuffles would either shake his head and say “Uh-uh” or grunt to himself and mumble “Darn cheapskate!” as well as sometimes throwing the reward money back in Quick Draw’s face.

For some reason the dialogue in the video above was in something that sounds like Russian.

Hansel and Gretel have over reactive taste buds as well.

Cool Hotdog Cars

“Wienermobile” is a series of automobiles shaped like a hot dog on a bun which are used to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products in the United States. The first version was created in 1936 by Oscar Mayer’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer, and variants are still used by the Oscar Mayer company today. Drivers of the Wienermobiles are known as Hotdoggers and often hand out toy whistles shaped as replicas of the Wienermobile, known as Wienerwhistles.

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The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has evolved from Carl Mayer’s original 1936 vehicle to the vehicles seen on the road today. Although fuel rationing kept the Wienermobile off the road during World War II, in the 1950s Oscar Mayer and the Gerstenslager Company created several new vehicles using a Dodge chassis or a Willys Jeep chassis. One of these models is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. These Wienermobiles were piloted by “Little Oscar” (portrayed by George Molchan) who would visit stores, schools, orphanages, and children’s hospitals and participate in parades and festivals.
In 1969, new Wienermobiles were built on a Chevrolet motor home chassis and featured Ford Thunderbird taillights. The 1969 vehicle was the first Wienermobile to travel outside the United States. In 1976 Plastic Products, Inc., built a fiberglass and styrofoam model, again on a Chevrolet motor home chassis.
In 1988, Oscar Mayer launched its Hotdogger program, where recent college graduates were hired to drive the Wienermobile through various parts of the nation and abroad. Using a converted Chevrolet van chassis, Stevens Automotive Corporation and noted industrial designer Brooks Stevens built a fleet of six Wienermobiles for the new team of Hotdoggers.
With the 1995 version, the Wienermobile grew in size to 27 feet long and 11 feet high. The 2004 version of the Wienermobile includes a voice-activated GPS navigation device, an audio center with a wireless microphone, a horn that plays the Wiener Jingle in 21 different genres from Cajun to Rap to Bossa Nova, according to American Eats, and sports fourth generation Pontiac Firebird taillights.

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There are currently eight active Wienermobiles, six of which are the full-sized familiar models (the other two are the Mini and the food truck versions) with each assigned a part of the country. The “hotdogger” position of driving the Wienermobile is open to U.S. citizens, and the job lasts from the first of June until the following first of June. Only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible. Both current hotdoggers and Oscar Mayer recruiters visit college campuses across the country in search of the next round of hotdoggers. Candidates are screened from an average of 2000 applicants. Every March, a pool of thirty final-round candidates are brought to Kraft Foods and Oscar Mayer headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, for interviews. Each vehicle can hold two hotdoggers, and twelve people are chosen. Currently there are about 300 hotdogger alumni.

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They apparently come in all sizes.

Bear crashes 2-year-old’s birthday party, eats cupcakes

Sept. 12 (UPI) — A bear crashed a 2-year-old’s birthday party in Connecticut and was filmed feasting on cupcakes while the party-goers fled inside.

Rauf and Laura Majidian said they were hosting a birthday party for their son, Cyrus, outside their West Hartford home when a bear emerged from the woods.
The parents and the other adults at the party rushed to get the kids inside, but the bruin was more interested in the contents of the picnic table, the Majidians said.

The bear was filmed feasting on cupcakes from the picnic table while the party attendees watched through a window.

The Mcdonald’s Worldwide Empire

Countries with current McDonald’s locations in yellow, in black showing their former locations and in blue showing their military locations
RankCountryNumber of RestaurantsNumber of Restaurants per 100K People
1United States of America14,1464.3
2Japan2,9752.4
3China2,3910.17
4Germany1,4761.8
5Canada1,4503.9
6France1,4192.1
7United Kingdom1,2741.9
8Australia9203.7
9Brazil8120.39
10Russian Federation6450.44
11Philippines5720.54
12Italy5710.94
13Spain5071.1
14South Korea4500.87
15Taiwan4131.8
16Poland4031.0
17Mexico4020.32
18India2900.022
19Malaysia2710.83
20Saudi Arabia2630.79
21South Africa2520.44
22Turkey2500.31
23The Netherlands2451.4
24Thailand2400.35
25Argentina2220.50
26Sweden2022.0
27Austria1952.2
28Israel1852.1
29Indonesia1700.064
30Switzerland1672.0
31New Zealand1663.4
32United Arab Emirates1651.7
33Portugal1481.4
34Singapore1362.4
35Venezuela1330.42
36Egypt100.00.10
37Czech Republic95.00.90
38Guatemala94.00.54
39Hungary89.00.91
40Ireland89.01.8
41Denmark88.01.5
42Colombia81.00.16
43Ukraine80.00.19
44Chile77.00.44
45Belgium74.00.65
46Norway73.01.4
47Kuwait72.01.7
48Romania70.00.36
49Finland65.01.2
50Pakistan60.00.030
51Panama57.01.4
52Costa Rica54.01.1
53Bulgaria42.00.60
54Qatar42.01.7
55Morocco41.00.12
56Peru40.00.13
57Lebanon33.00.54
58Jordan31.00.30
59Dominican Republic31.00.30
60Serbia30.00.43
61Slovakia30.00.55
62Croatia30.00.72
63Ecuador27.00.16
64Greece23.00.21
65Oman23.00.46
66Bahrain23.01.5
67Uruguay21.00.60
68Slovenia20.00.97
69El Salvador20.00.30
70Paraguay19.00.27
71Cyprus18.02.1
72Vietnam17.00.018
73Belarus14.00.15
74Georgia14.00.38
75Lithuania13.00.46
76Latvia12.00.62
77Azerbaijan12.00.12
78Kazakhstan11.00.060
79Luxembourg10.01.7
80Malta10.02.1
81Estonia10.00.76
82Honduras8.00.089
83Mauritius7.00.55
84Sri Lanka7.00.033
85Trinidad and Tobago6.00.44
86Nicaragua6.00.095
87Moldova5.00.14
88Andorra5.06.4
89Fiji4.00.45
90Bosnia and Herzegovina4.00.11
91The Bahamas3.00.79
92Suriname2.00.35
93Monaco2.05.2
94Brunei2.00.47
95Liechtenstein1.002.6
96Bolivia1.000.00884
97Gibraltar1.0049.6
98Cuba1.000.00891
99Isle of Man1.001.3
100Jersey1.00
101Iraq1.000.00254
102Samoa1.000.50
103San Marino1.003.0
125Tunisia00
129Kenya0

The french fries are good.

Slawburgers and Possum Sacks

Nine Pound Hammer is an American cowpunk band formed in 1985 by vocalist Scott Luallen and guitarist Blaine Cartwright (later of Nashville Pussy) in their hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Though not recorded until 1988, the band were one of the initial wave of acts to combine the roots sound of country music with punk rock, and became a forerunner to subsequent roots-punk artists.

Chicken Box, corn dog, hot grits, pecan logs, watermelon, pigs feet, fried squirrel, head cheese.
Pork brains, sweet tea, hamhocks, butter beans, chopped mutton, bugoo, bananner puddin, Yoo-Hoo!

Run fat boy, run! Run fat boy, run! [2x]

Frog’s legs, funnel cake, fatback, Ale-8, spare ribs, bar-b-q, moon pies, Mountain Dew. Cornbread, Texas Pete, Duck-n-Dumplings, jowels with teeth. Buttered biscuits, Little Debbies, Bunny Bread, whistleberries!

Run fat boy, run! Run fat boy, run![2x]

Collard greens, gumbo, steak fries, Ho-Ho’s, catfish, candied yams, deviled eggs, country ham. Slawburger, fried pies, sweet potatoes, pork rinds, possum sack, deer meat, neck roast, sugarbeets. Whipped taters, rabbit stew, goat nuts, Goo Goos. Breakfast bar, Meat-n-3, feedin’ time, Let’s Eat!

Hungry now?

Gargantuan Grotesque Potato Unearthed in New Zealand May be Largest Ever Found

A New Zealand couple cleaning out their vegetable garden were astounded when they unearthed an enormous potato that weighs a staggering 17 pounds. Colin and Donna Craig-Brown reportedly made the incredible discovery back in August as they were in the process of preparing for the forthcoming spring season Down Under. As Colin was attempting to turn some soil over with a hoe, the tool struck a sizeable solid object that made him stop in his tracks.

Carefully and slowly digging around the oddity, he eventually pulled a massive and wildly misshapen potato out of the ground. The jaw-dropping spud was so peculiar that Colin and Donna actually debated whether or not it was a potato until he poked it with a fork and confirmed that to be the case. The couple believes that the tremendous tuber, which they dubbed ‘Doug,’ had been growing unnoticed in their garden for the past two years as that was the last time that they planted potatoes.

Their amazement was compounded when they eventually put the vegetable on a scale and saw that it weighs an extraordinary 17 pounds. A subsequent check online found that the spud easily surpasses the current record holder for the title of the world’s largest potato, which is a ‘mere’ 11 pounds. However, the couple and Doug now find themselves in something of a race against time as it could take up to 12 weeks for Guinness to confirm the tuber’s championship status.

As such, the Craig-Browns have wrapped the potato in two plastic bags and are keeping it in their freezer in order to prevent it from losing too much water weight before the final judgment from Guinness can be handed down. Should the spud be awarded the title, Donna declared that “there will be a celebration.” However, Doug’s fate beyond that point remains uncertain as self-described “hobbyist homebrewer’ Craig has considered using the tuber to create a special vodka or, failing that, he jokingly mused “we’ll fence it off and I reckon I could charge at least five bucks admission.”