Last July 4th I headed out to Coney Island with my friend Christina to witness the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. We got there a couple of hours ahead of time, but the crowds were already out of control. Shorty that I am, I couldn’t really see what was going on, so I had to relive the event through the photos I shot by holding my camera above my head and blindly aiming and pressing the shutter. The little red-headed Japanese guy in the middle is Takeru Kobayashi, a world-famous speed eater (only 130 lbs!) who nonetheless lost for the second year in a row. I won’t make it out there this year to watch the contest, as I’m gearing up to visit people in Princeton, but I’m still rooting for him.