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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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2012-11-13 04:19:19 PM
I didn't/don't like him because I watched the San Francisco episode and got really annoyed by the "whooaaaaaaa, they know how to cook MEAT here, too!" schtick. But I respect the hell out of this letter.
 
2012-11-13 05:21:46 PM

FormlessOne: 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.


I believe this is his last season for No Reservations and he'll be doing a new show for CNN, I think.

/And he's right. It's a dick move that the network pulled.
 
2012-11-13 05:24:34 PM

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.


You really have no idea what you're talking about.
 
2012-11-13 05:25:15 PM

GranoblasticMan: 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.

You really have no idea what you're talking about.


... And apparently my brain decided to quit producing coherent English half-way through that sentence.
 
2012-11-13 06:30:54 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?


What? Wow; we have very different "dickbag" sensors. I happen to like opinionated people when those opinions are (a) one's own [disqualifying Tea-Baggers, for instance] and (b) reasonably well thought out [yeah; true; disqualification #2 for the right-wing crows]. I have a number of good friends like this. We don't necessarily share an opinion on everything, but conversations are interesting because they become shared explorations rather than merely trying to get the other person to agree with you.

My strong impression is that Bourdain would be like that.

Also, have you ever seen his NR episode from Amsterdam? I'm thinking maybe not because "pompous" is really not a word that would occur to someone watching it. Making it clear that it's network policy to not have your show's host smoking dope but also making it abundantly clear that that's exactly what's going on is hilarious. One of my favourites.
 
2012-11-13 06:31:14 PM

FormlessOne: 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.


Well then, they'll just have to run more episodes of Truck Stop USA!

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/truck-stop-usa
 
2012-11-13 06:32:10 PM
right-wing crowscrowd

FTFM
 
2012-11-13 07:17:37 PM

desertgeek: FormlessOne: 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.

I believe this is his last season for No Reservations and he'll be doing a new show for CNN, I think.

/And he's right. It's a dick move that the network pulled.


Yeah, I was kind of hoping that being pissed at Travel Channel's violation of his contract would inspire him to do something else, but, que sera, sera.

I do hope he smacks the crap out of the Travel Channel for their perfidy.
 
2012-11-13 09:00:06 PM
bourdain's cleveland show was epic. american splendor, marky ramone and mike symon, and replicating the famous les halles cassoulet with his food writing nemisis michael ruhlman. the american splendor featured harvey pekar and was presented in semi-comic form like the movie. i don't think bourdain is an asshole, i'd like to drink with him and listen to 70's punk in a seedy bar, but even if he is that one show alone cemented his legacy IMO.
 
2012-11-13 10:45:08 PM

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.


Maybe he likes the Ramones. The band is nearly 40 years old. If that makes you cool, there's a righteous Beethoven shirt I want to sell you.
 
2012-11-14 02:11:41 AM

moothemagiccow: Maybe he likes the Ramones. The band is nearly 40 years old. If that makes you cool, there's a righteous Beethoven shirt I want to sell you.


Lol. Hey- when younger kids tell you to act your age, well, remember, its your lawn and you can damn well ride a mower in a cowboy hat and a robe and be drinking a big jug of scotch at the same time.
Act my age ? Im 44 and still dye my hair purple, just because I like the colour.
 
2012-11-14 03:52:00 AM

alienated: it's your lawn and you can damn well ride a mower in a cowboy hat and a robe and be drinking a big jug of scotch at the same time.


www.showcase.ca

Only if you truly are The Liquor.
 
2012-11-15 09:42:23 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?


(touches finger to nose) you are very correct. Lots of hype thrown in also. He should really be retired by now and getting his teeth kicked in by locals without his security detail around. He is kind of sad and angry at this point. Expect a David Cross meltdown in a couple of years.

/I have a friend in editing at a very large network.
 
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