The other day on the air, Jay made fun of me because I will only put ketchup on my hot dog. Nothing else. A fresh bun, a nice, juicy hot dog and ketchup. He commented that only 10 year old kids should still be doing this. Well, he was wrong! According to The President of the United States, ketchup on hot dogs stops at 8! I was shocked when I read this in the Kansas City Star!
Let the word ring out across the land: President Barack Obama has declared that once you are past third grade, you must stop putting ketchup on hot dogs.
On Sunday’s season premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” the president discussed food and foreign policy over noodles with the celebrity chef in Vietnam. Somehow the talk turned from the bowls of bun cha pork and noodles in front of them to the ballpark favorite.
“Is ketchup on a hot dog ever acceptable?” Bourdain asked the leader of the free world in an episode taped in May.
“No,” the president quickly responded. “I mean that … that’s one of those things like, well, let me put it this way, it’s not acceptable past the age of 8.”
Bam. Obama out.
I never thought of this as a “kid” thing. I despise mustard and I hate pickles, so relish of out of the question! But why is ketchup a KID THING?