Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Hot Dog Museum Looking For A Home That Cuts The Mustard

EL CAJON, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The head of an organization called the “Hot Dog Hall Of Fame” is looking for a permanent home for his wiener collection.

The man – who calls himself “Uncle Frank” – has been collecting hot dog memorabilia for 29 years and has a whole warehouse worth of weenie items in his house in El Cajon, California.

Prize items include a six-foot hot dog statue in his living room and a rare coin featuring a sausage that dates back before the Civil War.

Now Uncle Frank wants to turn his collection into a tourist attraction but admits his home won’t cut the mustard.

So he’s trying to find a permanent location, preferably near San Diego, and a business partner, preferably a celebrity who likes hot dogs such as Christopher Walken who he says “does this hilarious tirade against people who don’t like hot dogs.”

If Uncle Frank isn’t able to get anyone in San Diego to bite on his plan, he says the Smithsonian Institute is interested but worries, “I don’t think anybody actually wants to visit Washington, D.C.”

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