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.