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Published:July 29th, 2010 08:22 EST
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Would You Buy A $69 Hot Dog?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New York restaurant said it created a $69 Ball Park hot dog, which includes duck fois gras among its toppings, in honor of National Hot Dog Day.

The Serendipity 3 restaurant said the wealthy wiener, which measures 12 inches long, was created in honor of the July 23 National Hot Dog day, reported Wednesday.

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"It`s not your typical Ball Park hot dog," co-owner Joe Calderone said. `It`s twelve inches of beef perfection, grilled in white truffle oil, and it`s placed in a toasted pretzel bun that is toasted with white truffle butter, and then it`s topped with medallion of duck fois gras with black truffles.`"


The delicious wiener is a treat that`s within the price range of children, and folks who are barely scraping by. A $69 frankfurter is an abomination, and a symbol of the decadence of our affluent culture.

Duck fois gras and white truffle should never come within a yard of a hot dog, I would be perfectly content if my dog was smothered in mustard and nothing else.

A $69 hot dog serves only one purpose: It gives wealthy folks an opportunity to demonstrate that they have so much money that they can afford to buy an outrageously overpriced hot dog.

It`s blasphemy to celebrate "National Hot Dog Day" by eating a $69.00 hot dog. "National Hot Dog Day" should be celebrated by a little kid joyfully biting into a foot-long dog, or a couple in love eating the same dog from opposing ends.

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