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(Iwon)   New York TV station stops airing "Eat at Your Own Risk" series of reports on dirty restaurants after being cited for having rats and roaches in cafeteria   ( divider line
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2005-06-01 10:36:38 AM  
where does it say they stopped airing the reports? oh yeah, it doesn't

not ironic, and an inaccurate headline. way to go submitter.
2005-06-01 01:43:48 PM  
way to spin, WCBS
2005-06-01 01:46:01 PM  
should read "Eat Your Own Rats"
2005-06-01 01:46:55 PM  
TV station that highlighted health code violations has violations of its own. Definitely hypocritical.
2005-06-01 01:47:06 PM  
Yikes! Everyone will die of disease! Worry, worry, worry!
More regulation! More government control! Fear! Fear! Fear!
The cost doesn't matter! If an additional $10,000,000 saves one life it's worth it!
2005-06-01 01:49:57 PM  
Local news is getting cheesier and cheeiser every day.
2005-06-01 01:49:58 PM  
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2005-06-01 01:50:01 PM  
Everyone kindly take note of the correct use of the IRONIC tag.
2005-06-01 01:52:42 PM  
Oh, I see. The news should stop performing a public service because some snot-nosed teenagers think it would be "ironic" and "hypocritical".
2005-06-01 01:53:28 PM  
Be fair Megain, it's an ironic tag worthy link busted by an inaccurate headline.
2005-06-01 01:55:04 PM  
Local news is getting cheesier and cheeiser every day.


2005-06-01 01:55:34 PM  
I prefer the term ironicle. It combines the subtleties of both hypocritical and ironic so you don't look like a moran for using ironic incorrectly.

/don't actually use this.
//bored @ work.
2005-06-01 01:55:42 PM  
it's not a rat turd, it's a pine nut
2005-06-01 01:56:19 PM  
cue use of ironic tag debate in five four . . .
2005-06-01 01:58:30 PM  
From the article: "the food service at the CBS Broadcast Center is contracted by an outside vendor."

But the building is yours, you dumbass.
2005-06-01 01:58:48 PM  
Three Crooked Squirrels

Thanks for ruining my appetite (for two days).

2005-06-01 01:59:03 PM

Websites like this are good.
PSA, dont eat at Pizza Hut or Domino's....
2005-06-01 02:00:03 PM  
Minus1Kelvin: I prefer the term ironicle.

ironical. cue dual spelling and use-of-irony war in 5...

Why don't you come, I'll buy you a drink.
The drinks at those things are free.
I know, Gerry. I was being ironical.
2005-06-01 02:00:05 PM  
Be fair Megain, it's an ironic tag worthy link busted by an inaccurate headline.

ok, i'll buy that
2005-06-01 02:01:01 PM  

Oh, I see. The news should stop performing a public service because some snot-nosed teenagers think it would be "ironic" and "hypocritical".

These 'dirty dining' reports are a load of crap. In fact, health inspections are a load of crap. When there are significant wrongdoings, yes, shut a place down but the fact is the grade a place gets really depends on the person doing the inspection.

In AZ, you can get 15 points knocked off for using the wrong sink to wash your hands or for washing your hands in the bathroom and then not washing them a second time when you get back to the sink. Asinine.
2005-06-01 02:01:03 PM  
I think I read somewhere that in all of recorded history, the word ironic has only been used correctly like 6 times. So basically, it's about as likely that you'll use the word ironic correctly as you are likely to survive rabies.

/that last part is true, 6 cases EVER (recorded) of people surviving rabies without intervention. Going back as far as people have described such an illness.
2005-06-01 02:01:04 PM  
My wife and I see these commercials everyday and laugh cause eventually you will not be able to eat anywhere according to CBS. Sweet justice has been served.
2005-06-01 02:01:16 PM  
Exposing health code violations = old and busted

Exposing pedophiles = new hotness

/just sayin'
2005-06-01 02:02:57 PM  
just because a restaurant is clean, that doesn't mean your food is safe.
if you send back your food for any reason, expect the chef to be offended and take action as he sees fit.
even if your waiter screwed up the order and told the chef you wanted it well done instead of medium, the chef will take it as a personal insult any time food is sent back.
i've seen very good chefs who take pride in sending out good food be offended at food being returned for being undercooked and throw it on the floor, step on it, then toss it back on the grill.
many times, people return food that is exactly how they asked for it because the lighting in the restaurant is 'mood lighting' to make it a nice date atmosphere, but then it may give the appearance that your meat is undercooked, or something
anyhoo, my advice is to never return food, and, if you must return food, either simply have them remove that item from your order and share with someone else, or order something completely different.

/just sayin'
2005-06-01 02:04:48 PM  
jer2911tx could just not be a pussy and eat a medium rare steak like you're supposed to.

/just sayin' :-)
2005-06-01 02:05:54 PM  
If I were a uniformed law officer, I would never order food at a fast food place. I've read about too much food tampering...
2005-06-01 02:09:08 PM  
What I don't know can't hurt me.
2005-06-01 02:09:40 PM  
Medium rare steak is good. Medium rare pork on the other hand...
2005-06-01 02:10:56 PM  
This one time, I went to Taco Bell in the mall. Well, I paid the guy wiht a two dollar bill...
2005-06-01 02:12:42 PM  
Skream: Then I guess you're not interested in my Pork Tartare recipe?
2005-06-01 02:12:57 PM  
"cheesburger, its for a cop"
"What? Is he gonna spit in it or something?"
"I'm just saying that so he makes it good, dont spit in that cops burger"
"Roger, holding the spit"
2005-06-01 02:13:29 PM  

I asked a cook about that "don't send food back, 'cause stuff will happen to it" deal and he said that in all the restaurants he's worked in the cooks want to prepare something that the customer will enjoy, and their happy to cook your steak a little longer or use less garlic or whatever. Though I don't know about the more snootier places.
Kat [TotalFark]
2005-06-01 02:15:19 PM  
upon first glance, i thought three crooked squirrels picture was a bunch of skinless rats with a little bowl of dip in the middle. ranch, perhaps?
2005-06-01 02:18:53 PM  
Okay - I work at a tv station and a restaurant. These lazy, crappy "eat at your own risk" stories are sensationalist bunk that hurt honest businesses. And I second the opinion that good restaurants want you to like your food and not all cooks cop an attitude over special requests. Often it depends on how the server asks.

/eating lunch from the tv station vending machine
2005-06-01 02:19:02 PM  
Reminder to self... do not read comments during lunch.
Thanx alot Three Cooked Squirrels
2005-06-01 02:19:10 PM  
Hey, those rats & roaches are employees! Standards and practices.
/How do you give CPR in Brooklyn?
Stand over the person and yell: GET UP BEFORE YOU FU,CKIN' DIE!!!
2005-06-01 02:19:42 PM  
Pork is great medium-rare... and safe too!! As long as you know what you are buying. Look for "Lean generation" pork. Trichinosis had been eradicated in these pigs. We serve only lean generation tenderloin in my restaurant, and I serve it however my customers want it.
2005-06-01 02:22:07 PM  

Finally, a hot chick in the personals. Why can't she get a date?

She must have a penis.

2005-06-01 02:23:02 PM  

Medium rare pork on the other hand...
is a bunch of misinformed hooey. Today's pork is safer than most meats, including beef. Don't get me wrong, beef is fine, pork is just not any worse than beef.

Now, if you had said, "medium rare chicken on the other hand..." it would have been funnier, and more accurate.
2005-06-01 02:24:04 PM  
My rabbi says pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 180deg
2005-06-01 02:26:04 PM  
The TV stations that have the chopper that they use for ANY excuse, as well as the whole "dirty dining" thing are simply in it for the ratings. Well, what tv station isn't in it for the ratings?

That said, I really dislike sensationalist tv stations.

/hardly watches news on tv anymore
2005-06-01 02:26:17 PM  
"Define irony....bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash."
2005-06-01 02:34:34 PM  
1) Station rents location at resort for a remote-controlled "beauty" camera.

2) Station follows up with Eat At Your Own Risk report on aforementioned resort.

3) Camera "mysteriously" goes haywire once in a while.

/true story
2005-06-01 02:42:03 PM  
I watched La Bamba the other day, and right after that Young Guns came on, both with Lou Diamond Phillips! Irony!

//that mouse picture almost made me get sammich on my keyboard. freaking eww.
2005-06-01 02:47:53 PM  
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"Hey, remember the other day when you asked me what the definition of irony was and I said- MMMMMRRPH!!"

/ironic is as ironic does
2005-06-01 02:50:53 PM  
Now that was Irony.
2005-06-01 02:56:12 PM  
Did Dan Rather eat there, when he was slinging doo doo for CBS?
2005-06-01 02:58:31 PM  
Arnold Diaz is the scuzziest, slimiest looking person on NY television - except maybe Michael Kay (who, if he says 'Constantino Martinez' one more time I'm gonna shoot myself).

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2005-06-01 03:10:04 PM  

Goddammit, I typed "chicken" first and changed it to "pork".

Shows what I know.

2005-06-01 03:11:16 PM  
Shame, shame, shame...SHAME ON YOU!

/once in your head, it never leaves.
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