Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ah, humanity



Even if I've never seen him in the buff, I do enjoy the Naked Chef. Imagine my surprise when I read that he was going to proselytize in Huntington, West Virginia. Yes, that's right, white colonialism is a hard habit to kick. He's going to rescue us from ourselves.

Doesn't he realize it's our God given democratic right to waddle to the grave?

Health food?! That's for rabbits and other strangers.

Doesn't he know what happens to people who challenge a society's basic belief system?

The series starts in March, and promises to be fraught. Tell me, who enjoys being told they're wrong, wrong, wrong? Oliver's not a scold, not at all. It's just that none of us enjoy being challenged on our most basic way of living. Not by an outsider, not by a local.

15 comments:

  1. I like this guy. He's worked very hard for his success. I kind of want to see this show.

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  2. I didn't know that Huntington, WV, had been declared the obesity capital of the country. That city's less than an hour from my hometown.

    You're right - those folks won't take kindly to anyone who comes between them and their all-you-can-eat buffets.

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  3. Even IF I've never seen him in the buff...?? Well, I guess you have!

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  4. CP: You keep me on my toes!
    AH: Just practicing my overblown rhetoric
    S: I thought you might notice the WV connection- M: This show looks very intriguing--and riven with conflict

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  5. The article says that Jamie was upset because youngsters mis-identified tomatoes as potatoes.

    He probably just couldn't understand their accents.

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  6. No, really, watch the clip at "fraught" and you'll see the kid saying it--

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  7. Bugger. I always wanted a savior who knew his way around an oven.

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  8. He's funny and knows the art of cooking. Once I learned from you even italian techniques and old typical italian recipes.

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  9. Sorry but it makes me laugh that he "wept" . . .

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  10. Jamie wept. Er, Jesus. Maybe I was right the first time. Er, never mind--

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  11. This guy's a chef? Ahhhhhh.....

    Oooh, hi Italo!

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  12. The NY Times magazine did a story about this project last year. It sounded like he really faced very entrenched and outraged opposition. Should be an interesting show!

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