Friday, February 26, 2010

Frenzy Squelched

McNeil called in a frenzy! Asked had I heard about the 114-year-old hot dog! I said that I had not! They found it on Coney Island, he said. "It was in the ice under a building they were tearing down!" he said. "There was a receipt and everything! Now it's on display! Google 114-year-old hot dog and it will come up!" he suggested. Here's what I found out: 1) It's 140 years old, so I misheard. I wonder what else I'm wrong about. Everything, probably! 2) It's a hoax! I'm sorry to dash your frozen hot dog dreams. (PS: I couldn't resist putting up a picture of one of my favorite Miles Davis albums for that last "post," but now we are going back to random illustrations, the way it should always be.)