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(WCPO Cincinnati)   Absolute, indisputable, irrefutable evidence that there is no God: Professional food eater and human oil slick Guy Fieri has been tapped to drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500   (wcpo.com) divider line 118
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2012-05-08 02:00:58 PM
Why has this dude's 15 minutes lasted this long?
 
2012-05-08 02:05:27 PM
i like his show - the diners one. but he is an EPIC douche who looks like he stepped out of a time machine from 1996.
 
2012-05-08 02:06:09 PM
www.nooooooooooooooo.com

/who cares, really?
 
2012-05-08 02:06:13 PM
With a truck spreading oil dry right behind him
 
2012-05-08 02:09:47 PM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-08 02:11:17 PM

Nabb1: [i2.photobucket.com image 480x633]


Wow.

It all makes sense now.
 
2012-05-08 02:25:33 PM

FlashHarry: i like his show - the diners one.


To each their own, but why? I've watched maybe 3-4 episodes. Every one is the exact same thing, showcasing the same 5 dishes (wow... ribs? Again?).

That, and as he stuffs his mouth with the food, every single dish is the "best he's ever tasted!!!"
 
2012-05-08 02:41:21 PM

sigdiamond2000: Wow.

It all makes sense now.


Indeed.

Glenn Danzig controls the universe.

How did I not think of that?
 
2012-05-08 02:50:48 PM
 
2012-05-08 02:55:00 PM

downstairs: To each their own, but why?


let me rephrase: i like the concept - the idea of showcasing small, non-gourmet eateries. and i do think he's genuinely enthusiastic. i just think he's a DB.
 
2012-05-08 03:05:09 PM

FlashHarry: downstairs: To each their own, but why?

let me rephrase: i like the concept - the idea of showcasing small, non-gourmet eateries. and i do think he's genuinely enthusiastic. i just think he's a DB.


Oh, we both agree on him being a DB... that's why I didn't quote that part of your comment.

I sort of like the concept (heck, he had a show on a BBQ place two blocks from my house). No, he doesn't need to do more gourmet food, but it absolutely needs more variety. Like I said- I've seen 4-ish episodes, and I'm fairly confident that I've basically seen every single show.

Also, I can't stand any travel/food show about restaurants where the host absolutely LOVES EVERY SINGLE THING HE EATS, and EVERYTHING is the BEST HE'S EVER had.

I know for a fact that in the 4 shows I watched- he claimed 3 different places to be the BEST RIBS HE'S EVER HAD IN HIS LIFE.
 
2012-05-08 03:08:24 PM

downstairs: Also, I can't stand any travel/food show about restaurants where the host absolutely LOVES EVERY SINGLE THING HE EATS, and EVERYTHING is the BEST HE'S EVER had.

I know for a fact that in the 4 shows I watched- he claimed 3 different places to be the BEST RIBS HE'S EVER HAD IN HIS LIFE.


Shows like that are more for promoting local restaurants than reviewing them.

You want honesty? Watch No Reservations. Bourdain isn't afraid to pan the food he's eating.
 
2012-05-08 03:24:41 PM

Shostie: downstairs: Also, I can't stand any travel/food show about restaurants where the host absolutely LOVES EVERY SINGLE THING HE EATS, and EVERYTHING is the BEST HE'S EVER had.

I know for a fact that in the 4 shows I watched- he claimed 3 different places to be the BEST RIBS HE'S EVER HAD IN HIS LIFE.

Shows like that are more for promoting local restaurants than reviewing them.

You want honesty? Watch No Reservations. Bourdain isn't afraid to pan the food he's eating.


Oh, I do. Love that show.

And I get that Guy's show may not *need* him to pan anything, but come on... just be believable and take me a little farther than just moaning in pleasure with every bite.
 
2012-05-08 03:40:12 PM

Rev.K: sigdiamond2000: Wow.

It all makes sense now.

Indeed.

Glenn Danzig controls the universe.

How did I not think of that?


Danzig didn't want you to think of that.
 
2012-05-08 03:52:21 PM
I also like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Entertaining, gives me ideas for cooking or sometimes a place to try out when he is in SoCal.

I also don't mind Fieri that much, although he looks like a fat Corey Feldman with a blond goatee and spiky hairdo.

As for the pace car at Indy, I'm not into racing so I don't give a shiat. At least it isn't a Kardashian or some Jersey Shore guido doing it.
 
2012-05-08 04:09:46 PM

Shostie: downstairs: Also, I can't stand any travel/food show about restaurants where the host absolutely LOVES EVERY SINGLE THING HE EATS, and EVERYTHING is the BEST HE'S EVER had.

I know for a fact that in the 4 shows I watched- he claimed 3 different places to be the BEST RIBS HE'S EVER HAD IN HIS LIFE.

Shows like that are more for promoting local restaurants than reviewing them.

You want honesty? Watch No Reservations. Bourdain isn't afraid to pan the food he's eating.


Bourdain's 15 minutes should be up as well. He and Fieri are both douchebags of the highest order - just different kinds of douchebags.
 
2012-05-08 04:18:16 PM

downstairs: I know for a fact that in the 4 shows I watched- he claimed 3 different places to be the BEST RIBS HE'S EVER HAD IN HIS LIFE.


I've seen about 40 or 50 episodes of that show and I have never seen him claim anything as the best he's ever had in his life. Ever. I have heard him tell someone their food was "top 5" in his life or "top 3," but never the best in his life. I don't really care, as it isn't a big deal, it just sounds like you made that part up.

Most of the time he says stupid shiat like "winner winner chicken dinner," "that crust/sauce/bark/spice etc is on point," "this is rockstar" or another little catchphrase.
 
2012-05-08 04:25:00 PM
The only redeeming feature of Fieri is that he shows places that aren't TGIMcChilidays, rather local places, many with a truly different menu than you would expect from a hole in the wall joint.
 
2012-05-08 04:25:21 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Most of the time he says stupid shiat like "winner winner chicken dinner," "that crust/sauce/bark/spice etc is on point," "this is rockstar" or another little catchphrase.


i57.photobucket.com

THAT'S MONEY!
 
2012-05-08 04:25:43 PM
pretty much the entire food network group is horrible and unwatchable except Alton Brown.
 
2012-05-08 04:46:46 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Bourdain's 15 minutes should be up as well. He and Fieri are both douchebags of the highest order - just different kinds of douchebags.


"No Reservations" should be re-titled "I Used To Do Drugs, You Know."

It's all Bourdain ever f*cking talks about.
 
2012-05-08 04:58:52 PM

sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Bourdain's 15 minutes should be up as well. He and Fieri are both douchebags of the highest order - just different kinds of douchebags.

"No Reservations" should be re-titled "I Used To Do Drugs, You Know."

It's all Bourdain ever f*cking talks about.


That's it exactly. Bourdain doesn't care about anything - the food, the people, the country - he only cares about what he gets to say about it. His self-importance is misinterpreted by stupider Farkers as some kind of uber-cool snarkiness. Truth is he's just an asshole with a travel show
 
2012-05-08 05:26:52 PM
so a C list celebrity getting to drive the pace car at a race no one really cares about anymore is a sign of the end times? okay then.
 
2012-05-08 05:31:22 PM
I like watching Guy. It's a lot of food that looks good and greasy plus every lame saying and nickname from the 90s. 'This is so good you should serve it on golden tablets, Broseph Smith!'
 
2012-05-08 05:35:11 PM
Who should be driving the pace car?
 
2012-05-08 05:35:34 PM
If any teams have technical issues in qualifying they might need him to fill out the field.
 
2012-05-08 05:37:38 PM
isn't this fellow exactly the target audience for the nascar fan? to me it makes sense to have someone like him do the pace car. Now if they'd got Neil Degrasse Tyson out there, then i'd be super shocked....
 
2012-05-08 05:39:25 PM

Shostie: You want honesty? Watch No Reservations. Bourdain isn't afraid to pan the food he's eating.


Bourdain is GOD.

/Guy Ferry (his real name) is a doucehbag.
 
2012-05-08 05:42:07 PM
With all of the retired racing legends around that would honestly deserve the honor of driving that pace car, I just don't understand how they come up with someone like Guy Fieri. And last year they thought Donald Trump would be a good idea until there was so much outrage about it.

You know, Mario Andretti is still alive. And he'll already be at the track, doing the two seat indycar ride-along thing before the race. And he'd be cheered and beloved by every single person at the track that day. That's just one example, there are countless other guys with history at the speedway and the respect of everyone in auto racing that would make sense (Rick Mears? Al Unser? Parnelli Jones? Bobby Unser? any of the Unsers?).

No, let's stick the host of Diners Drive-ins and Dives in the farking car.
 
2012-05-08 05:43:07 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: sigdiamond2000: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Bourdain's 15 minutes should be up as well. He and Fieri are both douchebags of the highest order - just different kinds of douchebags.

"No Reservations" should be re-titled "I Used To Do Drugs, You Know."

It's all Bourdain ever f*cking talks about.

That's it exactly. Bourdain doesn't care about anything - the food, the people, the country - he only cares about what he gets to say about it. His self-importance is misinterpreted by stupider Farkers as some kind of uber-cool snarkiness. Truth is he's just an asshole with a travel show



I have a nearly perfect confidence that I would enjoy his company far more than yours. Also, everything you just said is completely wrong.

Those two facts are probably related.
 
2012-05-08 05:43:42 PM

tlchwi02: isn't this fellow exactly the target audience for the nascar fan? to me it makes sense to have someone like him do the pace car. Now if they'd got Neil Degrasse Tyson out there, then i'd be super shocked....


This post....depresses the hell out of me. NASCAR has nothing to do with the god damn Indy 500, that's all I'll say.
 
2012-05-08 05:44:05 PM
My wife and I were traveling and we decided to stop at one of the places he "raved" about on the show and had the very thing he practically had an orgasm over. It sucked. Not only was it not that great, it was flat out bad. And the rest of the food at the place was terrible. After that, he just seemed like some giant phony pitching various mediocre restaurants from around the country and we stopped watching the show.
 
2012-05-08 05:44:29 PM
Don't worry, some kid will steal his pace car and put it in a storage unit before he gets to drive it.
 
2012-05-08 05:45:43 PM

Passive Aggressive Larry: With all of the retired racing legends around that would honestly deserve the honor of driving that pace car, I just don't understand how they come up with someone like Guy Fieri. And last year they thought Donald Trump would be a good idea until there was so much outrage about it.

You know, Mario Andretti is still alive. And he'll already be at the track, doing the two seat indycar ride-along thing before the race. And he'd be cheered and beloved by every single person at the track that day. That's just one example, there are countless other guys with history at the speedway and the respect of everyone in auto racing that would make sense (Rick Mears? Al Unser? Parnelli Jones? Bobby Unser? any of the Unsers?).

No, let's stick the host of Diners Drive-ins and Dives in the farking car.


Kinda makes you wish pace cars hit the wall more often, doesn't it?
 
2012-05-08 05:46:20 PM
I wish Adam Richman would eat Bourdain and Fieri then poop out a huge Alton Brown.

/I'm four years old
 
2012-05-08 05:47:46 PM

Teknowaffle: The only redeeming feature of Fieri is that he shows places that aren't TGIMcChilidays, rather local places, many with a truly different menu than you would expect from a hole in the wall joint.


I'm pretty sure you just explained the entire premise of the show.

So the only redeeming feature of Guy Fieri is his entire show.

That doesn't seem to make much sense.
 
2012-05-08 05:52:39 PM
There is no hate quite like Fark hate for Guy Fieri. I have never quite understood it. He is a harmless frat boy, who happens to have a food show. He likes fast cars, greasy food, bad hair and worse catchphrases.

I kind of like the guy.
 
2012-05-08 05:57:04 PM

tlchwi02: isn't this fellow exactly the target audience for the nascar fan? to me it makes sense to have someone like him do the pace car. Now if they'd got Neil Degrasse Tyson out there, then i'd be super shocked....


Rather than flying off the handle at your ignorance and generalizing of all racing fans into one specific subset, I'll direct you to this article instead:

15 ways the Indianapolis 500 changed the way you drive
 
2012-05-08 05:57:25 PM

rtaylor92: so a C list celebrity getting to drive the pace car at a race no one really cares about anymore is a sign of the end times? okay then.


Don't forget "...in the least interesting city in the midwest...."
 
2012-05-08 05:57:48 PM
Wait, hold up a minute; is it physically possible to actually hate Guy Fieri? Yes he has a stupid hairdo and the scent of mid-life crisis oozes through the television screen, but I've seen a handful of episodes of his show, and the guy barely has any personality. His entire shtick on the show seems to revolve around a lot of canned phrases of how to appropriately describe something in a positive manner that also sounds "cool", and the catch is he likes everything. That's it; middle-aged guy in dumb hairstyle goes around to local mom & pop joints, eats their food, and likes it.

I kinda pity him, and he's actually one of the most bland people on television today. I'm not sure he's uttered a single, coherent, rational thought on anything or given an opinion on something substantive outside of the food he's eating, which again, is always "good" or "awesome" or "terrific". There's nothing to "hate" about that, instead it should just bore you and have you change the channel. I do love Bourdain, but at least he has a strong, unmistakeable personality and I can understand if that turns some people off. Guy Fieri? He makes Ryan Seacrest look edgy.
 
2012-05-08 05:59:04 PM

downstairs: FlashHarry: i like his show - the diners one.

To each their own, but why? I've watched maybe 3-4 episodes. Every one is the exact same thing, showcasing the same 5 dishes (wow... ribs? Again?).

That, and as he stuffs his mouth with the food, every single dish is the "best he's ever tasted!!!"


or it's "on point" or "off the hook". He IS a d-bag but there are certainly bigger a-holes on television. Bobby Flay and his moobs for example.
 
2012-05-08 06:00:12 PM
Will he try to fit the entire car into his mouth?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-08 06:09:30 PM

cannotsuggestaname: There is no hate quite like Fark hate for Guy Fieri. I have never quite understood it. He is a harmless frat boy, who happens to have a food show. He likes fast cars, greasy food, bad hair and worse catchphrases.

I kind of like the guy.



I think it's the typical "haters" syndrome that develops whenever people see someone that is ridiculously successful and/or rich from doing something incredibly simple. Anybody could tour around the country and eat at local casual restaurants, but no one really figured out that it would work on television until Fieri's show. Now he has a mansion and a Ferrari and a mountain of cash, and people start projecting their anger.

I'm not a fan for his shtick, but good for him. He found a niche and became very good at it. It's hard to blame him for people wanting to give him millions to eat at local burger places. Further, the show has to be good for the local businesses, because its a 5-10 minute commercial for their place on national television.

With that said, I can find fault with Food Network for no longer having actual cooking shows.


/Why is this thread on the "Sports" tab?
 
2012-05-08 06:11:34 PM

Passive Aggressive Larry: tlchwi02: isn't this fellow exactly the target audience for the nascar fan? to me it makes sense to have someone like him do the pace car. Now if they'd got Neil Degrasse Tyson out there, then i'd be super shocked....

This post....depresses the hell out of me. NASCAR has nothing to do with the god damn Indy 500, that's all I'll say.


An admittedly passive-aggressive guy named Larry, who is an auto-racing fan...

OK, are you sitting about 50 yards away from me right now?
 
2012-05-08 06:11:45 PM

RoyHobbs22: or it's "on point" or "off the hook". He IS a d-bag but there are certainly bigger a-holes on television. Bobby Flay and his moobs for example.


Yes, Bobby Flay is the worst. The few times I've seen one of his grilling shows, I was convinced he had no friends and literally sits at home cooking for one.
 
2012-05-08 06:12:12 PM

drew46n2: pretty much the entire food network group is horrible and unwatchable except Alton Brown.


True that. It's a shame they canceled production on Good Eats.
 
2012-05-08 06:12:55 PM

The_Great_Hambino: /Why is this thread on the "Sports" tab?


Because fark you, that's why.
 
2012-05-08 06:13:43 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: I wish Adam Richman would eat Bourdain and Fieri then poop out a huge Alton Brown.

/I'm four years old


thank you for that belly laugh.
 
2012-05-08 06:13:48 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I've seen about 40 or 50 episodes of that show and I have never seen him claim anything as the best he's ever had in his life. Ever. I have heard him tell someone their food was "top 5" in his life or "top 3," but never the best in his life. I don't really care, as it isn't a big deal, it just sounds like you made that part up.


During the episode where the dude was making BBQ by using an actual mop as a baster, Guy said they were the best ribs (I believe) he's ever had, ever. And then I remember him saying the same in a later episode about some beef brisket or whatever.
 
2012-05-08 06:15:26 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Bourdain's 15 minutes should be up as well. He and Fieri are both douchebags of the highest order - just different kinds of douchebags.


Bourdain isn't a douchebag. He's just someone who knows his stuff and doesn't suffer fools. I can get behind that.
 
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