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July 29, 2011

How Some Will Try To Ruin The Fun At The Brickyard 400 This Weekend at IMS

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:17 pm

Last year the Indianapolis Motor Speedway served over 1.1 million hot dogs to customers. $3.00 a pop. That grosses $3.3 million. If you figure each one costs IMS, say $.35 each, that is nearly $3 million in pure profit. I know that drives the haters crazy, and good for them. Their mental deficiencies are fun to laugh at. But that does not REALLY bug me. What REALLY bugs me are people who take it upon themselves to stick their noses into other peoples’ business and believe they have the right to even suggest how others lead their lives.

It happens all the time. The most egregious offenders are religious nuts who continually try to shove the concepts of God, Jesus, redemption, being ‘saved,’ etc., down our throats. They show up every year at IMS whenever there is a crowd offering two choices: Submission to the Almighty or eternal damnation. Some choice. There is very little difference in their uncouth presentation of an otherwise OK when you are in church topic than the approach the Phelps family takes at funerals, and that is scary. At the 500 they bus entire loads of these morons in.

For years other holier-than-thous have altered the way society functions. There was a time when anyone could smoke cigarettes anywhere. Even though people are bright enough to know smokes can kill them some still enjoy puffing away. Smokers these days are usually relegated to the same category as lepers. My problem, as usual, is not the message…it is the way in which dogma is shoved down the throat of society.

The cause of the moment is trying to police food. People are smart enough to know that if they eat hot dogs every day they will die young or at the very least be very fat and diabetic. Yet a hot dog every now and then, like at a sporting event, is really good and WON’T kill you. Everything in moderation. The latest group of well intentioned but in your face do-gooders is something called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They have stuck a billboard up near IMS that compares hot dogs to cigarettes. Come on. Their solution is an all plant-based diet. Chances are that won’t fly at the race track for a few decades.

I have reached the conclusion that the more I try to enjoy something the more likely it will be that one or more assholes will come around to try and spoil the fun.



  1. ALL OF THE ABOVE: miserable people trying to make others misrable so the they won’t feel so miserable about being miserable.

    Comment by Mike Miller — July 29, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  2. Michelle Obama and the rest of the libs are on the food warpath. I plan to have a big delicious track burger in her honor!!!

    Comment by Bob F. — July 29, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  3. I’m not a big fan of some of those in-your-face religious “protesters” either, and I’m Christian myself. I admit I’d prefer if I could drive down 16th Street or Georgetown Road on the evening before the 500 and not have to see signs that say ‘show me your t**s’ but quite frankly that’s been a part of race weekend for probably more years than I’ve been alive…….and I’m in Indianapolis to see The Race, not be a missionary.
    And if the food police have a problem with hot dogs, what must they think of fried pork tenderloins? Sheesh.

    Comment by MommyMagpie — July 29, 2011 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  4. I do not know any other venue that sells a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich of the quality I had at IMS. Sure they are deep fried, and probably about as bad for me as a hot dog, but they are a unique part of going to the Speedway. When the day comes when someone sticks a sign in my face that says I should not be allowed to enjoy one, I will punch them in the face.

    Comment by SkipinSC — July 31, 2011 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

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