Almost 8 years ago, on July 26, 2013, Reza Aslan appeared in an interview on Fox News and made meme history by defending his book and himself against an unprepared news host. From start to finish, anyone who saw the interview walked away impressed by Aslan's ability to counter every attack thrown at him.
Five days later, on July 31, 2013, a Comedy Channel named "Above Average" created a hilarious parody that imagined what would happen if Aslan were defending his hotdog eating abilities instead of his book on religion. It is quite an interesting and humorous metaphor.
Below is the original interview between Reza Aslan and the Fox News Host.
And now here is the Above Average parody of a comedian pretending to be Aslan defending his ability to competively eat hotdogs.
The most fascinating thing is that they chose Competitive Hotdog Eating as the main metaphor in this parody. It shows us how a sandwich can represent something more than just food. It can also be used as a tool to express an idea and give commentary on everyday life.