I must admit I don’t experience the same revulsion many people do when viewing the following video from 2022. In it, a spectator at a New York Yankees game can be seen methodically using a plastic drinking straw to chisel a hole in an actual ballpark frank, then uses the resulting makeshift straw to sip his beer.
Baseball games have been outta control recently. pic.twitter.com/ZRxi6U81tW
— Nicolas Heller (@NewYorkNico) August 23, 2022
I’m not saying it holds any particular appeal for me either, but the incident has prompted cold cuts giant Oscar Mayer — which is always greedy for free publicity — to come out with its own silicone hot dog straw to commemorate the video’s one-year anniversary.
According to the company’s website, the novelty straw is available for preorder until supplies run out. (h/t The Takeout)