4th of July GIFs: “A Celebration of Freedom, Diversity, and Hot Dogs” by Yoshi Sodeoka

by The AFC Staff on July 4, 2013 Artist Commissions

Oh man, we’ve been waiting to post these GIFs all week. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Some background: In honor of the holiday, we asked Japanese-born artist Yoshi Sodeoka to make us a set of American themed gifs. In response, he created this INCREDIBLE set of GIFs devoted to our favorite holiday sport: competitive hot dog eating. You’re looking at the winners of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, (which takes place every fourth of July on Coney Island), madly gobbling hot dogs. Flags from the winners’ countries of origin stream out of their ears and across a sky of hyper-colored fireworks. We love these gifs because they are America at her best—loud, exuberant, and entirely too much.

Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut

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