07/03/2012 04:59 pm ET Updated Jul 04, 2012

Bloomberg's Hot Dog Puns At Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In (SLIDESHOW) (VIDEO)

Mayor Bloomberg presided over the official Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at City Hall Park on Tuesday, dually gracing New Yorkers with some of the most delightfully, awful hot dog puns we've heard in quite some time.

Of course, the bun puns were all in good fun, but after the umpteenth quip, even Bloomberg paused to ask the crowd, "Who wrote this sh**?"

In all, the cute presser was a nice break from the mayor's recent crankiness in light of the city's sweltering heat wave.

Click through Bloomberg's 10 awesome puns below paired with pictures of hot dogs, just because. And Happy Fourth!

H/T Andy Lee.