Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand yesterday for the contestant weigh-in at the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship, but he couldn't quite choke down all the puns in his prepared remarks. The mayor was forced to recite lines like, "Let's be frank. This is one of my favorite traditions. I relish it so much," the New York Post reports. And for the most part, he managed to deliver them with good humor.
But he finally broke down when speculating whether Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas would win again, or if "one of their dogged pursuers will finally ketchup, cut the mustard, and be pronounced the wiener." Bloomberg paused to admire how many puns were crammed into that sentence, then muttered into the microphone, "Who wrote this shit?" (Read more Michael Bloomberg stories.)