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(Tumblr)   Bourdain takes to teh Tumblr to explain exactly why he went nuclear last week on Cadillac and the Travel Channel. "I took money from a credit card company once. Never to be repeated"   (anthonybourdain.tumblr.com) divider line 63
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2012-11-12 09:46:30 PM
I admire him for standing up to them. Sue the bastards and win Bourdain.
 
2012-11-12 11:58:33 PM
I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?
 
2012-11-13 12:17:38 AM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


Nope. I think he would be a man of honor, and one of those few people that you knew EXACTLY where you stood with.
 
2012-11-13 12:27:43 AM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


I've never got that impression.
 
2012-11-13 12:31:59 AM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


He opinionated and doesn't hold back on his opinions. I think a big part of whether you like him or not in person would come down to his opinion of you. If he likes you, you'll know. If he doesn't like you, he'll also make sure you know.
 
2012-11-13 12:33:01 AM

Shadow Blasko: Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?

Nope. I think he would be a man of honor, and one of those few people that you knew EXACTLY where you stood with.


Okay, I just read the article because I was lazy a half hour ago. He's pretty fuggin cool I guess, and what a cool job he has. I'm jealous of that pompous dickbag, I'll admit it. He's good at it too.
 
2012-11-13 12:34:56 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?

I've never got that impression.


Me either. In fact, you'd have a good idea ahead of time where he stood. I have a feeling he and I would get along swimmingly. I'd talk to him about pork dishes from around the world.
 
2012-11-13 12:46:40 AM
I think Bourdain seems like a stand-up guy who is, in this instance, standing up for his own honor and that of his co-workers. Good on him.
 
2012-11-13 12:50:53 AM
He has never been pompous at all. The fact that he feels he should apologize for endorsing Chase on his show is proof. I don't blame him for taking that money because, like he says, it greased the wheels with the bean counters.

/did some work for Travel during the credit card thing
//was way down the totem pole so never heard a peep about it
///but have since made friends in high places and hear incredible things about all of your favorite TV personalities
 
2012-11-13 01:05:07 AM
Goes to Tony's blog on CNN.

Gets a Lexus sidebar ad. Again.

Sorry guys on the Caddy line!

Fark me sideways Tony
 
2012-11-13 01:08:22 AM
I always thought Bourdain was very likeable, never miss the show and sad to see it go.
 
2012-11-13 01:10:29 AM

FishyFred:
///but have since made friends in high places and hear incredible things about all of your favorite TV personalities


Ooh, tell us about Zimmern. He's been pretty open about his life, but what haven't we heard I ask you?
 
2012-11-13 02:05:32 AM
I have always liked him since his show debuted. One thing that really made me go "wow, this guy is awesome in a sense " was when he asked folks to submit ideas, and he took a few to heart. One was from a PA, and then he went to Korea, and dammit if that didnt make me want to make Kimchi. I really hope that his new show is good as I miss the old one already- so many places and so much great, if not wondermous eats, around the globe and so many really cool folks that let him into their homes. I know- its tv, but I am pretty sure that a bit of it was real.
I know, long post, but- there are 3 folks on the planet that if they owned a restaurant I would consider getting back into that, And Tony is one of them. I wont release the other 2 names except over dinner.
 
2012-11-13 02:05:47 AM

halfof33: Goes to Tony's blog on CNN.

Gets a Lexus sidebar ad. Again.

Sorry guys on the Caddy line!

Fark me sideways Tony


Just as Bourdain doesn't have control over the ads that run during his show, he doesn't have control over the ads that appear on CNN. His gripe was they edited the show to make it appear as if he had endorsed a product without his permission or him actually endorsing it.
 
2012-11-13 06:32:36 AM

FishyFred: He has never been pompous at all. The fact that he feels he should apologize for endorsing Chase on his show is proof. I don't blame him for taking that money because, like he says, it greased the wheels with the bean counters.

/did some work for Travel during the credit card thing
//was way down the totem pole so never heard a peep about it
///but have since made friends in high places and hear incredible things about all of your favorite TV personalities


You mean unlike Alex Baldwin shrills for his credit card masters.

/ like Bourdain. Lebanon episode among the best.
 
2012-11-13 06:34:09 AM
I could hear
Tony's voice
when reading that
but only
in short bursts
with pauses
in between.
 
2012-11-13 07:00:07 AM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


i think you're right on the money. self righteous pompous ass. and evidently it appears his contract isn't as iron clad as he thought it was.
 
2012-11-13 07:05:43 AM
Can someone explain to me why Fark is always licking this guy's balls?
 
2012-11-13 07:12:49 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Can someone explain to me why Fark is always licking this guy's balls?


Maybe they're salty.
 
mhd
2012-11-13 07:13:12 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 07:13:13 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Can someone explain to me why I am always licking some guy's balls?

NTTIATWWT. Fixed .
Play and get played, n00b.
 
2012-11-13 07:20:31 AM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


Nope. I've met him. He's fun to hang out with, not pretentious at all.
 
2012-11-13 07:26:16 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Can someone explain to me why Fark is always licking this guy's balls?


I don't know about anyone else but I love his books and I loved his show.

He's also sexy. Sooooo if licking his balls is wrong, I don't want to be right.
 
2012-11-13 07:35:29 AM
I always thought Bourdain was a heavy cream sauce that went well with duck.
 
2012-11-13 07:36:30 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Can someone explain to me why Fark is always licking this guy's balls?


Guy Fieri-like typing detected.
 
2012-11-13 07:43:00 AM
He enabled this whole chefs-as-celebrities culture kick thing that people have been going on about so whatever he says I am against.

YEAH WASSUP HOLMES, CHEFS PARTY LIKE ROCKSTARS IF ROCKSTARS DID COKE AND SLAVED AWAY AT SIX-DAY, TWELVE-HOUR SHIFTS FOR LITTLE-TO-NO PAY IN TERRIBLE LITTLE KITCHENS.
 
2012-11-13 07:44:07 AM
Heh heh, I don't want to brag but...

*publishes a book of stories that happened to other people... he heard*
 
2012-11-13 07:50:56 AM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


Sure don't.
 
2012-11-13 07:58:02 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: He enabled this whole chefs-as-celebrities culture kick thing that people have been going on about so whatever he says I am against.

YEAH WASSUP HOLMES, CHEFS PARTY LIKE ROCKSTARS IF ROCKSTARS DID COKE AND SLAVED AWAY AT SIX-DAY, TWELVE-HOUR SHIFTS FOR LITTLE-TO-NO PAY IN TERRIBLE LITTLE KITCHENS.


Yeah but rock stars usually get advances for records they can't sell and have to pay for record production out of same cocaine/mansion/sports car budget. They're closer to the people who take out loans from loan sharks than say, pro athletes or i-bankers. I think the only people lower down on the music business pyramid are the 19 year old interns who plaster flyers on the walls of abandoned buildings. They do a lot of heroin, though, for some reason. The musicians. Maybe the interns too, I dunno. The 70s/80s "rock star" ideal has pretty much dead for a couple decades.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:14 AM

calm like a bomb: Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?

Nope. I've met him. He's fun to hang out with, not pretentious at all.


i like your handle. RATM!!!!! and you sir, are raging....well not presently, but sometimes
 
2012-11-13 09:27:04 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: He enabled this whole chefs-as-celebrities culture kick thing that people have been going on about so whatever he says I am against.

YEAH WASSUP HOLMES, CHEFS PARTY LIKE ROCKSTARS IF ROCKSTARS DID COKE AND SLAVED AWAY AT SIX-DAY, TWELVE-HOUR SHIFTS FOR LITTLE-TO-NO PAY IN TERRIBLE LITTLE KITCHENS.


He has been outspoken about his disapproval of "celebrity chef" culture.
 
2012-11-13 09:33:08 AM

MattMillerTime: calm like a bomb: Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?

Nope. I've met him. He's fun to hang out with, not pretentious at all.

i like your handle. RATM!!!!! and you sir, are raging....well not presently, but sometimes


*fist bump*
 
2012-11-13 09:44:50 AM
He presents his argument well and, if all the facts are there, it sounds like he is in the right on this one. More power to him.
 
2012-11-13 09:50:03 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: He enabled this whole chefs-as-celebrities culture kick thing that people have been going on about so whatever he says I am against.


um... he wrote a book that was very well received and sold well too. and he's not a celebrity chef. do you ever see him cooking on his show? rarely. he's a food and travel writer.
 
2012-11-13 10:13:25 AM
Tony finally caught some fish in final episode.
Off of Brooklyn.


Dude is usually a worse fisherman that Les Stroud.
 
2012-11-13 10:19:56 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: He enabled this whole chefs-as-celebrities culture kick thing that people have been going on about so whatever he says I am against.


Was he a celebrity when he was a chef? I thought that didn't happen until he wrote the book.
 
2012-11-13 10:30:18 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: He enabled this whole chefs-as-celebrities culture kick thing that people have been going on about so whatever he says I am against.


Not really. He just came around at the same time, and temporal relationships don't necessarily imply causality. I think you're thinking of people like Lagasse, Puck, Ramsey, and Rachel farking Ray.
 
2012-11-13 10:43:17 AM

dryknife: Tony finally caught some fish in final episode.
Off of Brooklyn.


Dude is usually a worse fisherman that Les Stroud.


Bet he's better than Willem DaFoe, though.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-11-13 11:05:28 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Can someone explain to me why Fark is always licking this guy's balls?


He's the cool and hip archetype because he wears a Ramones t-shirt, and that's my tribal group identity. We're way better and cooler than the meathead archetype with spiked bleeched hair and wrap around sunglasses Guy Fierri tribal group identity. They're all a bunch of unthinking sheep.
 
2012-11-13 11:16:20 AM
Anthony Bourdain seems to spend more amount of calories worrying about being "cool" than any man of his age should. Take off the Ramones shirt, the thumb ring and the hoop ear ring for fark's sake, you're 56 years old.
 
2012-11-13 11:26:36 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Can someone explain to me why Fark is always licking this guy's balls?


Because they're soaked in rum and covered in chocolate syrup and ice cream sprinkles.

What? You would too, don't deny it.

/off to the ladies bunks again
 
2012-11-13 11:54:14 AM

InmanRoshi: Anthony Bourdain seems to spend more amount of calories worrying about being "cool" than any man of his age should. Take off the Ramones shirt, the thumb ring and the hoop ear ring for fark's sake, you're 56 years old.


Amen.

If he is so righteously indignant about getting screwed by executives, he should have never put himself into a position where they could screw him. Endorse a Caddy once, endorse it forever. Oh, and nice free BMW.
 
2012-11-13 12:33:37 PM

Mark Ratner: I do like his show, and he's lucky to have such a cool job. But, does anyone not think that he'd be a dickbag to work with and a total pompous jackass if you ever met him in real life?


I just don't think I'm that insecure about being seen as sleazy or intellectually lazy or some other character trait he's shown himself to dislike. I'm not perfect, but he obviously doesn't look for perfection in his associates and friends (it's not like he's been perfect in life - something he's very open about in his books). I think if you expect him to be a jerk, it's an indication you think he'll "see through you", which might just mean there's something to see. If we met, I'm sure we'd get along just fine.

/found a staple in a mushroom risotto at his place in New York's financial district once
//they were so sorry and immediately fixed it and tried to make the experience better
///was enjoying the food so much with my new wife, we were quite happy and amused at everything
////that was the honeymoon my son was conceived
 
2012-11-13 12:49:31 PM

ex0du5: I just don't think I'm that insecure about being seen as sleazy or intellectually lazy or some other character trait he's shown himself to dislike. I'm not perfect, but he obviously doesn't look for perfection in his associates and friends (it's not like he's been perfect in life - something he's very open about in his books). I think if you expect him to be a jerk, it's an indication you think he'll "see through you", which might just mean there's something to see. If we met, I'm sure we'd get along just fine.

/found a staple in a mushroom risotto at his place in New York's financial district once
//they were so sorry and immediately fixed it and tried to make the experience better
///was enjoying the food so much with my new wife, we were quite happy and amused at everything
////that was the honeymoon my son was conceived


Are you high?
 
2012-11-13 01:10:29 PM
I used to like Bourdain until it became obvious he was an attention-whoring tool
 
2012-11-13 01:51:07 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I used to like Bourdain until it became obvious he was an attention-whoring tool



Ahhhh.... he has a TV show and writes books. Should he hide in a closet?
 
2012-11-13 02:53:15 PM
Bourdain is so effortless with travel journalism it makes shows like Globe Trekker hard to watch (unless Ian is hosting). Hope his next project is as entertaining and we don't have to wait a few years for it to be finished.

There's so much potential for a travel themed channel. Too bad the suits prefer cheap product (Baggage Battles; Ghost Adventures) over genuinely interesting shows like Bourdain's. If only 10% of Americans are traveling overseas in their lifetime there's good work to be done.
 
2012-11-13 02:56:17 PM

caddisfly: Too bad the suits prefer cheap product (Baggage Battles; Ghost Adventures) over genuinely interesting shows like Bourdain's.


Almost. If they could find another Bourdain, they would put him on. But Bourdain is one-of-a-kind.

Watch Dangerous Grounds tonight and tell me what you think. It has serious potential.
 
2012-11-13 03:23:22 PM
FTA: The network made a commercial, with me endorsing a product, and hadn't even bothered to ask me. After the first airing of the commercial, I let the network know of my extreme displeasure. Fair warning one would think. They ran it again anyway.

At that point, I'd have ranted, too. That's utter bullshiat. I sincerely hope this is where Bourdain ends his relationship with the Travel Channel, and manages to find a new home for at least a season or so (I'm reluctant to see him go) elsewhere.

But, hey, that's the Travel Channel for you - exploitation at its finest, apparently.
 
2012-11-13 03:58:24 PM
I've lived in resort areas most of my life and done time working in restaurants.
That Bourdain Fella seems like one of the good chefs. Feeds the Waitrons so they know the menu, beers for the Dish-Rats, etc.
 
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