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(Iwon)   New Yorkers paying big money to have dinner with strangers in total darkness with waiters wearing night-vision goggles   (news1.iwon.com) divider line 76
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2003-03-24 07:46:12 AM
Cheap thrills, but apparently no real orgy...What a waste...

3Horn
 
2003-03-24 08:19:03 AM
"Alcohol, it's the only thing you can trust," [Jennifer, the financial analyst] muttered as she headed back in the direction of the bar.

...

"You needed more wine," Claire said. "The wine needs to flow a little more freely."
Booze and darkness, quite a combination! It sounds like a kind of spiffy idea, but I'm not sure that I'd necessarily want to do it as a first/blind date kind of thing.
 
2003-03-24 08:28:21 AM
"We were just copping feels under the table. I felt like I was in kindergarten," said Sabreena

Someone had an interesting childhood.
 
2003-03-24 09:44:23 AM
Apparently Planet Hollywood took the Daredevil theme a little to far.
 
2003-03-24 10:26:23 AM
"It's for singles who want to meet new people and for couples who want to have a good time..."

However, hilarity ensued. Darkness = revert back to being a 7-year-old.
 
2003-03-24 11:56:11 AM
"Ow. You spilled that all over me. I am so wet," she said somewhere in the dark, obviously the victim of a misplaced, or misfired, drink

Not necessarily...
 
2003-03-24 11:58:41 AM
This is yet another blatant example of people with too much money. You could purge the garbage disposal on their plates and they wouldn't know the difference, and for $89 to boot.
I'm a simple guy. Gimmy $89 bucks and I'll pay a couple bills, rent a movie or two and order some pizza, wings and beer... and actually enjoy the experience.
 
2003-03-24 12:48:14 PM
This was my dream when I was 12 years old. Well, invisibility was my dream, but this is awful close.

Bump: Just so you know, a couple movie rentals and some pizza will cost about $89 bucks in New York City.
 
rax
2003-03-24 01:22:19 PM
I wonder if the resturant bought their night vision goggles from Russian arms dealers as well.
 
2003-03-24 01:23:56 PM
SurgeonDryHog No sh!t? Geez.... I guess I'll have to stick to free HBO and ramen noodles.

mmmmmm....ramen noodles....
 
2003-03-24 01:57:56 PM
Bump: I was kind of kidding. Where do you get this free HBO? Ramen noodles I can afford.

Mmmm, Ramen noodles. Choice of kings! Full of dehydrated flakes of chicken goodnes!
 
2003-03-24 02:20:42 PM

 
2003-03-24 02:26:47 PM
 
2003-03-24 02:40:21 PM
and roasted baby lamb in phyllo dough...

explains why they have to est it in the dark, so they don't see PETA picketing out front
im all for carnivority, but roasted baby lamb? na.
 
2003-03-24 02:41:24 PM
He also admitted to tossing pieces of bread at other diners under the protection of darkness.

I do this at movie theaters when it gets toally dark between the previews at the beginning. Just chunk some ice or candy and listen to the people yelling to figure out where it went. Hehehe.

/coming to a theater near you...
 
2003-03-24 02:44:48 PM
this is how young, rich, self absorbed assholes spend their time?
 
2003-03-24 02:45:02 PM

"We were just copping feels under the table. I felt like I was in kindergarten,"


Jebus, Roman Polanski wins One Oscar, and already he's snuck back into N.Y.C. looking for a new 'girlfriend'.

 
2003-03-24 02:45:57 PM
I wish I had money to waste on stupid shiat like this. Blah.
 
2003-03-24 02:46:12 PM
In other news, this diner claims to be the cleanest in the city...
 
2003-03-24 02:47:59 PM
I think this is the first time anybody has truly recreated the essence of any given Internet message board in a live setting.
The participants acted accordingly.
 
2003-03-24 02:50:25 PM
FOOD FIGHT!
 
2003-03-24 02:50:27 PM
Waiter! There is a firefly in my soup!!
 
2003-03-24 02:52:59 PM
"people definitely lose their inhibitions"

aka "rampant flatulence", at least that's what I...uhh, I mean, a guy I know, would be doing.
 
2003-03-24 02:55:55 PM
Well this just doesn't make any sense at all.

Then again - I could always get dark meat...Mmmmmmm...dark meat.
 
2003-03-24 02:56:21 PM
I've had a couple of opportunities to try this, but I have turned them all down.

Call me old-fashioned, but I like to see what I'm eating. Plus, it really just seems like a totally silly fad to me.
 
2003-03-24 02:56:22 PM
Dumbest.
Idea.
Ever.
 
2003-03-24 02:56:29 PM
LOL Jay_VEE.

But this does sound like a good idea for something private.
 
2003-03-24 02:56:35 PM
NY girls finally admit they are much more attractive in the dark. Right on.
 
2003-03-24 03:00:39 PM
Wow! That sounds so totally awesome to me. Maybe its because I'm 19 and can't get a date for the life of me. I would like to suggest a cheaper version, though. Who needs roasted lamb and such. McDonald's works for me. Any takers?
 
2003-03-24 03:03:03 PM
It was great. You got to grope strangers, like that blond woman right there," a 36-year-old business manager named Jeff said gleefully. He also admitted to tossing pieces of bread at other diners under the protection of darkness.


Further proof that you can't buy class. God I hate yuppies..
 
2003-03-24 03:05:11 PM
Gavino: umm, you obviously haven't seen a lot of NYC girls. IMHO they are the most beautiful and sophisticated girls in the U.S. (and I am saying that as a girl by the way).

Now the men, on the other hand...sure, there are plenty of attractive men, but they all seem to be either married or gay. As for the rest, they are like the men in Alaska: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."

/bitter
 
2003-03-24 03:10:06 PM
This was a bad idea. Of course rich asshole are going to be moreso when the lights go out. Sillies.
 
2003-03-24 03:13:54 PM
Yet Another New York Fad Restaurant
 
2003-03-24 03:14:36 PM
New Yorkers paying big money to have dinner with strangers in total darkness with waiters wearing night-vision goggles

If the waiters were serving up artillery fire you could go to Iraq and get the same thing for free.
 
2003-03-24 03:14:51 PM
So, psuedo-hispter singles in N.Y. can pay upwards of $90 to sit in the dark and act like children? Someone's got too much money for their own good, I think.
 
2003-03-24 03:15:58 PM
That's "pseudo-hipster" - to hell with it. I'm going back to work.
 
2003-03-24 03:18:08 PM
See, the money thing is bad! I think cheaper would be better. Of course, then you dont know what kind of people will attend! Egad! Some poor person might grope me!!! *faint*
 
pr2
2003-03-24 03:18:56 PM
two words

random.bukkake.
 
2003-03-24 03:19:38 PM
Orangeglow: Make it White Castle and I'm there. Mmmm. Sliders in the dark...
 
2003-03-24 03:24:25 PM
Sounds like someone failed the presentation portion of culinary school. Next stop, Denny's.
 
2003-03-24 03:25:55 PM
Pr2: genius comment... lol
though of course "Random Bukkake" is kind of an oxymoron the whole point is that all 20 guys have to hit the same target... kinda unlikely in pitch darkness
 
2003-03-24 03:29:13 PM
It was great. You got to grope strangers, like that blond woman right there," a 36-year-old business manager named Jeff said gleefully. He also admitted to tossing pieces of bread at other diners under the protection of darkness.

Couldn't he be arrested for sexual harassment for this one? For making that quote I want to punch him in the face.
 
2003-03-24 03:34:21 PM
Sounds like a good place to bring a magnesium flare....

Or maybe some tear gas.
 
2003-03-24 03:37:45 PM
I would go just to be able to throw bread at people I don't know.
 
2003-03-24 03:41:59 PM
"It was great. You got to grope strangers, like that blond woman right there," a 36-year-old business manager named Jeff said gleefully."

How did he know she was blonde, or even which one she was, wasn't it in the dark?
 
2003-03-24 03:45:28 PM
Trowing bread at people sounds fun, but i can expend 89 bucks at something better, i guess.
 
2003-03-24 03:46:39 PM
What makes this sad is that it seems to be a cheap ripoff of dark asian coffee houses, where couples go not for the coffee but for privacy to get intimate in the dark. Maybe somebody needs to give this place a new idea for a dinner theme...say...."Fark in the Dark!"
 
2003-03-24 03:47:31 PM
how bout jamming a fork into someone's forehead? i bet that would be fun...
 
2003-03-24 03:48:23 PM
Rubytsdy i think it's alright to ask people names during the dinner... voice recognition could work as weel. :p
 
2003-03-24 03:49:35 PM
I can barely keep from staining my shirt when the lights are on...if I tried this I would be doomed. DOOMED I TELL YOU!


Then again who would know?
 
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