I’ve been passing Papoo’s Hot Dog Show on Riverside in Toluca Lake for months now, since I started working in the area about six months ago. I love their signage: happy hot dogs with daschund faces and sunglasses, one with angel wings flying over the front door–hot dogs always seem to inspire such a love of anthropomorphism in advertising. And a hot dog “show”? Do they dance? Strip? Some cabaret, perhaps? But what slips past a lot of people–blinded as they are by the glory of the angelic hot dog–is the sign that says “Beef Ham Fountain.”
Forget dancing hot dogs. I want to see the Beef Ham Fountain! Mmmm, fountains of MEAT!