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(The New York Times)   Restaurants are tired of diners taking pictures of every freakin' plate of food they serve   (nytimes.com) divider line 274
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2013-01-24 08:20:49 PM
They really wouldn't like this guy then.

http://calorielab.com/news/2005/10/08/dr-nakamats-snags-ig-nobel-for -d iet-research/

Note: he also invented the floppy disk.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:03 PM
one diner thought nothing of subtly raising her iPhone and snapping a picture of her shaved foie

Hey, I like to trim occasionally myself but I don't take pictures of it.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:46 PM
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2013-01-24 09:46:44 PM
"It's really irritating," she said, "because we can't take a bite unless he takes his photo."

farm2.static.flickr.com

"F*ck you, I'm eating"


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So that's the new thing: taking pictures of people taking pictures of food? Yo dawg...
 
2013-01-24 10:07:14 PM
Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?
 
2013-01-24 10:08:30 PM
thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-24 10:09:12 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


Bloody this! Why would ANYONE not you or those immediately around you begin to care!?
/I can't fathom this
 
2013-01-24 10:10:10 PM
Do I even want to know what the purpose of making a hobby of photographing your meal is?  Is this more lame them making a career out of playing WOW or collecting My Little Pony pictures?
 
2013-01-24 10:10:24 PM
My last date got mad when I tried to take a pic of her cooch before diving in.
 
2013-01-24 10:10:30 PM
beause everyone now thinks they are bloggers+photohraphers+foodies, so this is the result.


Remember reading real restaurant reviews in the newspapers? If you do, then you might also remember there being no accompanying photos. If the writing is good enough, photos are not necessary.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:15 PM
Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:18 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:37 PM
I subsist entirely on a diet of my friends' Facebook foodporn.
 
2013-01-24 10:13:02 PM
It's the pictures of used food that bother me.
 
2013-01-24 10:13:25 PM
I do this for every meal, but I also take 'after' pictures if you know what I mean. You guys want to see some?
 
2013-01-24 10:14:03 PM
Obligatory.
omglog.com
 
2013-01-24 10:16:57 PM
First World Problems.

It's hard to know which side in the "debate" is more ridiculous.
 
2013-01-24 10:17:03 PM

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DAMN, A swatch, bbq, hot dogs, iphones, iphone with bamboo case, gay asian, fat chick in stripes with black frame glasses, a watermelon punchbowl, and metal cups.

I need a hipster filter on fark.
 
2013-01-24 10:17:58 PM
Solution: take a picture a day after you're done eating it
 
2013-01-24 10:18:40 PM
Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.
 
2013-01-24 10:19:02 PM
I'm a photographer and I can't imagine doing this in a restaurant.

Literally the only time I take photos of food is when I make it at home to be photographed before being eaten (I use the good camera) or to tease my wife when I've prepared a good meal and she isn't home to enjoy it (cameraphone). I am gentlemanly enough to make sure she gets some (food) when she gets home... I ain't that big a jerk (almost, but not quite).

I suppose if I were somewhere with haute cuisine that came out as art on a plate I might (*might*) be inclined to take pictures of it just because it is indeed a work of art, and not a work of food. I can't imagine spending that much on a meal, though...
 
2013-01-24 10:19:32 PM
If the food is exquisitely prepared with some type of elaborate presentation I can understand this. If there was something abnormal about the food, like an insect or toe stuck in it I can understand this. If you are taking a picture of a regular meal just to post it on FB @Denny's OMG LOL, then I hope the people with you closed fist strike you in the face and leave you in the farking place.
 
2013-01-24 10:20:06 PM
People doing this annoy me, yet the amount of but hurt in the reticle seemed a little extreme. I don't know if someone quietly taking a pic with no flash deserves a crazy person running out of the kitchen to yell at them. Now that's distracting.
 
2013-01-24 10:21:26 PM
I'm going to start the next new trend...taking pictures of my feet before and after I put on my shoes. I only have three pairs of shoes and hairy feet like a hobbit, but who cares? Some stupid twit will look at it.
 
2013-01-24 10:21:27 PM
I understand why people want to take pictures of food. I like food. i like making food. My gf will sometimes log her diet by taking pics of what she's eating.

What I don't agree with is the toolbags with their camera and flash at Tequilas at 16th and Locust last Sunday. It's a low-light environment and we didn't drop $300 on food to be blinded every time the table across the room received a course. Take that shiat to a gastropub or some crap place with fried food and overpriced beer.
 
2013-01-24 10:21:48 PM

CruJones: People doing this annoy me, yet the amount of but hurt in the reticle seemed a little extreme. I don't know if someone quietly taking a pic with no flash deserves a crazy person running out of the kitchen to yell at them. Now that's distracting.


Ahem. "Butthurt in the article"

Stupid autocorrect
 
2013-01-24 10:21:53 PM
I take photos of interesting meals I have while traveling, so I can remember them.
 
2013-01-24 10:22:26 PM
I wouldn't go out to eat with anyone who does asinine crap like this. And if someone does, I'm farking photobombing their picture before I tell them to leave. Welcome to teh Intrawebz, where everything every one does is now worthy of everyone's attention. No one is that interesting!

/My lawn
//OFF
 
2013-01-24 10:22:41 PM
www.gagtics.com
 
2013-01-24 10:23:40 PM
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography,

I would love to get paid to teach people how to take pictures of food. Good grief.
 
2013-01-24 10:24:37 PM
while the bulk of this activity in america is high line dooshbaggery, exception should be made for our Asian tourists/friends. there are few things a Jap with a camera won't crick crick, and when they get home they will share copies with family, friends & co-workers. there are reasons why Fuji & Konica make some of the best films and papers, period. don't you mouth off about digital, purists still love their film and they will long after the likes of you is dead. i consider photography a lazy mans art but not everyone holds my opinion.

/ learn to use a paint brush, dog breath
 
2013-01-24 10:24:54 PM

ng2810: It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.


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2013-01-24 10:25:48 PM
Man, you people are really taking something personally that has nothing to do with you. Who cares what someone else is doing at their table?
 
2013-01-24 10:26:06 PM

SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.


This. All this lovely technology seems to result in people spending more time documenting their lives instead of just living their lives.
 
2013-01-24 10:27:27 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tequilas at 16th and Locust


How was it?
 
2013-01-24 10:28:01 PM

AnubisMan: If the food is exquisitely prepared with some type of elaborate presentation I can understand this.


farm4.static.flickr.com

"Voila!"
 
2013-01-24 10:29:30 PM
I don't know. The chef at my local seemed OK with me sharing a photo of his Bacon Chop:
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It's the same cut of pork that you use for bacon, on the bone, smoked and beer braised. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. Each bite was like a mouthful of tender, oh-so-smokey, moist bacon.
 
2013-01-24 10:29:31 PM

SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.


Unfortunately, you'll probably have to wait at least a half century for that to happen, when Generation Entitlement begins to kick off.
 
2013-01-24 10:29:33 PM

ajgeek: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

Bloody this! Why would ANYONE not you or those immediately around you begin to care!?
/I can't fathom this


Best I can tell from my friends who do it, the intent seems to be "Ha ha! I'm eating this delicious, expensive, beautiful food in an exotic location AND YOU AREN'T! Sucks to be you, don't you wish you were me?" It's just another way people brag on Facebook about how special they are.
 
2013-01-24 10:30:05 PM

KrispyKritter: while the bulk of this activity in america is high line dooshbaggery, exception should be made for our Asian tourists/friends. there are few things a Jap with a camera won't crick crick, and when they get home they will share copies with family, friends & co-workers. there are reasons why Fuji & Konica make some of the best films and papers, period. don't you mouth off about digital, purists still love their film and they will long after the likes of you is dead. i consider photography a lazy mans art but not everyone holds my opinion.

/ learn to use a paint brush, dog breath

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2013-01-24 10:30:19 PM
OK. Poop is going in..
 
2013-01-24 10:30:27 PM

fusillade762: one diner thought nothing of subtly raising her iPhone and snapping a picture of her shaved foie

Hey, I like to trim occasionally myself but I don't take pictures of it.


Especially at a restaurant.
 
2013-01-24 10:30:45 PM

KrispyKritter: while the bulk of this activity in america is high line dooshbaggery, exception should be made for our Asian tourists/friends. there are few things a Jap with a camera won't crick crick, and when they get home they will share copies with family, friends & co-workers. there are reasons why Fuji & Konica make some of the best films and papers, period. don't you mouth off about digital, purists still love their film and they will long after the likes of you is dead. i consider photography a lazy mans art but not everyone holds my opinion.

/ learn to use a paint brush, dog breath


I was drunk at a waffle house in Jacksonville at 4 am with my crew.  A chartered bus pulls in and about 30 Japanese people get off with cameras and start snapping pictures of food and the people within.  They then all cram into the place at the counters and the booths.  4 on each side of a booth.

The translator told me they were fascinated with  Americana, and just had to eat at a Wafflehouse.

Then this fat redneck yells out"how they going to eat Berts chili with them sticks"

IT was a good night.
 
2013-01-24 10:31:10 PM
I took a pic of a nice reuben I had the other day; sending it the Thrasher's Pub who served me a reuben that was the size of a hockey puck.

/that's what a proper reuben looks like you cheap farkwads
 
2013-01-24 10:31:15 PM

Braindeath: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tequilas at 16th and Locust

How was it?


It was my second time there. I enjoyed the margaritas and the seafood fajitas were really good. We didn't realize that it was restaurant week so we all got the special menu that was suspiciously like the regular menu. The waiter had a sassy South Philly thing going on and he was kind of enjoyable. We had just seen "Assistance" at the Wilma. It was not enjoyable. Don't go to see "Assistance" at the Wilma but do go to Tequilas. It's very good.
 
2013-01-24 10:31:57 PM
I am drinking and just want to say, kudos to every Farker who posted before me, ESPECIALLY the ones who posted the Asian snapping one off of a watermelon and the "nuke the Chinese... Oh shiat!"

/carry on
 
2013-01-24 10:32:02 PM
I've often wondered why a lot of stores have "no photography" policies. I've even seen some secondhand stores with a big "photography prohibited" sign at the entrance. What are they trying to keep secret - product placement techniques, or ???

Not that I enjoy store photography, just curious about what they are trying to hide.

It's like all those "No Camping" signs posted by the LA DWP all over Owens Valley. Why do they care if somebody camps there or not - especially when there's BLM land with open camping allowed directly adjacent in many cases?
 
2013-01-24 10:32:17 PM
...Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...

Seriously, fark Valery Rizzo.
 
2013-01-24 10:32:19 PM
I've taken two pictures of one meal. My burger had a woven blanket of bacon. The world needed to be made aware.

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2013-01-24 10:32:50 PM
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