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2013-04-09 09:45:52 AM
This reads like someone trying way too hard to justify his prickish behavior.
 
2013-04-09 09:57:23 AM
I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.
 
2013-04-09 10:13:53 AM
My god, what did I just read, and why is that author allowed near a publishing platform? I mean, I like to harass Guy Fieri and his ridiculous nostalgia and affected misunderstanding of anything actually considered cool by anyone ever, but that article read like the shroom-induced rambling of a sophomore philosophy major trying to pick up homeless chicks.
 
2013-04-09 10:19:17 AM
He's too annoying for me to even watch much less laugh at.  I just avoid anything that has the Guy Fieri stench on it.

/haven't been to a TGIF in eons
//flairs!
 
2013-04-09 10:20:14 AM
So prickish pretentious snobby assholes walks into a place that caters towards people who fondly remember nostalgically I might add, their local greasy spoon and doesn't get the upscale, pinky pointing, clean line plates they prefer then decides to literally mentally shiat it out onto Slate?

Color me surprised.

Man that reads worse than some of the tirades I'd listen to psych majors go on after smoking dope.
 
2013-04-09 10:21:25 AM
I got about halfway through, and realized I looked like this:

www.reactionface.info
The article was the first draft of an incomplete thought that didn't need to be expressed in the first place.  It adds nothing for the reader, and takes from them their time.  The author is some kind of literary vampire who doesn't have the decency to hide his obvious sparkle.
 
2013-04-09 10:23:19 AM
I like it when Guy breaks character. I remember one time he watched someone dump a bottle of Clorox Kitchen Bouquet in a pot... The look of disgust that passed across his face was on par with finding half a frog in your salad.
 
2013-04-09 10:25:18 AM
www.mitchclem.com
 
2013-04-09 10:25:38 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

 
2013-04-09 10:35:21 AM

wildcardjack: I like it when Guy breaks character. I remember one time he watched someone dump a bottle of Clorox Kitchen Bouquet in a pot... The look of disgust that passed across his face was on par with finding half a frog in your salad.


I would welcome half of a frog in my salad.

/if it was cooked of course.
 
2013-04-09 10:36:41 AM
I see what the author did there.  He was talking about restaurants and gave us a word salad.
 
2013-04-09 10:37:32 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: So prickish pretentious snobby assholes walks into a place that caters towards people who fondly remember nostalgically I might add, their local greasy spoon and doesn't get the upscale, pinky pointing, clean line plates they prefer then decides to literally mentally shiat it out onto Slate?

Color me surprised.

Man that reads worse than some of the tirades I'd listen to psych majors go on after smoking dope.


Class consciousness.
 
2013-04-09 10:42:41 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.


The guy might come across like a huge tool, but some of the restaurants that he features on his show are really good.  I've been to a few of them and they lived up to the hype.
 
2013-04-09 10:45:33 AM

Rickj: The guy might come across like a huge tool, but some of the restaurants that he features on his show are really good. I've been to a few of them and they lived up to the hype.


The Pizza joint on the south side of Chicago is just as amazing as it sounds
 
2013-04-09 10:51:38 AM
I'm sure that Fark gave me a good, rational reason to hate Guy Fieri, but I can't remember what it was.
 
2013-04-09 10:55:05 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.


Damn straight. Guy Fieri has a weird look for a guy from Cleveland. The very sight of him makes me want to hate, but the truth is, his show is very entertaining, he plays the role of host well, and he lets his guests do more of the talking. I've always wanted to be featured on that show.
 
Ant
2013-04-09 10:56:35 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.


This. Pete Wells sounds like a douche. He may not be a douche, but he sure is trying his best.

/I wouldn't go to Guy Fieri's restaurant either, but I still like his show.
//Why would anyone go to NYC and end up eating at one of the chain restaurants in Times Square?
 
Ant
2013-04-09 10:57:53 AM

IntertubeUser: I'm sure that Fark gave me a good, rational reason to hate Guy Fieri, but I can't remember what it was.


You want to be one of the cool people, don't you? Well then, you know what you have to do.
 
2013-04-09 10:59:26 AM

Ant: Why would anyone go to NYC and end up eating at one of the chain restaurants in Times Square?


Familiarity. Comfort. They've tried something new and want something which is the same as back home.
 
2013-04-09 11:02:18 AM

PizzaJedi81: They've tried something new and want something which is the same as back home.


Christ, that's depressing.  I'd give up traveling altogether if I ever found myself with that mindset.
 
2013-04-09 11:02:27 AM
Subby tricked me into clicking on an article about camping homosexuals.
 
2013-04-09 11:04:31 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Rickj: The guy might come across like a huge tool, but some of the restaurants that he features on his show are really good. I've been to a few of them and they lived up to the hype.

The Pizza joint on the south side of Chicago is just as amazing as it sounds



That brings up another good thing about the Diners Drive-ins and Dives show - it highlights local restaurants.  It lets people know that they don't have to go to Applebee's, Chili's, TGI-McScratchy's or any of the other chains to get a mid-priced meal.

For example, I was in Missouri for Christmas visiting friends.  We saw the DDD show and he featured Dressel's Public House in St. Louis.  The place looked good, so my friends and I went there before they dropped me at the airport.  Dressel's was even better than the show made it sound.  If it wasn't for the DDD show we probably would have stopped at some chain restaurant along the freeway because it had predictable quality. (not necessarily great, but you know what to expect).

My brother recently drove from Virginia to Minnesota, and he used the DDD app on his phone to find restaurants from the show.  Without the show, he would have been stopping at Denny's and Applebee's.

So kudo's to Guy for showing that there are much better places to eat than the mediocre chains.

// never thought that I would white knight for Guy Fieri
 
2013-04-09 11:09:52 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.


He just stand there and eats in the kitchen.
Which, no one in the business would do.
 
2013-04-09 11:10:57 AM

Rickj: // never thought that I would white knight for Guy Fieri


I know right?
 
2013-04-09 11:13:08 AM
He never does Vermont.

We have more mom and pops than any state at all.
 
2013-04-09 11:13:27 AM
Guy Fieri looks like a bigger lesbian than Anne Burrell.

/Just saying.
//It's the hair.
 
2013-04-09 11:15:49 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.


I like seeing the restaurants they showcase on the show, but I find Guy Ferry to unbearably annoying. Yes Ferry. That's his real name. Before he decided to change it to something more befitting his 'rockin' persona complemented by neck-shades, a bowling shirt and a perpetual sandwich-in-face topped with pen troll iced hair. The comic above points out that Guy looks like NOFX sounds. That's incorrect. He looks like Nickelback sounds.
 
2013-04-09 11:17:04 AM
My friends and I have made a drinking game out of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  We try to guess the catchphrase and if we do the other person has to finish what they're drinking.  It's tough to resist the temptation to call everything "rock star," but if you sprinkle in a "money" or "knocks it out of the park" you'll generally be the last one to pass out.
 
2013-04-09 11:19:09 AM

IntertubeUser: I'm sure that Fark gave me a good, rational reason to hate Guy Fieri, but I can't remember what it was.


He dresses like the lead singer from Smashmouth did when Walkin' on the Sun was popular, he changed his birth from whatever it was to Guy Fieri, he's way over the top (every burger he's had is the best burger he's had), he's endorsed cookie cutter restaurants like Chili's or TGI-Fridays, he's marketed as a look and personality rather than a chef or restaurant owner, and his own chain of restaurants have a really moronic menu.  Also, Anthony Bourdain hates on him, and fark has a HUGE boner for Bourdain.

Now, all that being said.  I like DDD, and I kinda like Guy because he seems to have such enthusiasm for the places he goes. Also, he lets people know about restaurants that are local, affordable, and accessable.
 
2013-04-09 11:19:29 AM
Summation

Paragraph 1: Babies are innocent
Paragraph 2: Babies are so innocent they're boring
Paragraph 3: I dunno, I skipped it
Paragraph 4: Guy Fieri's restaurant got a hilariously crappy review (yep... read it. So what?)
Paragraph 5: Reviewer is a dick, so is author, so let's justify by: intolerance for boring = vindicated

The rest is about Mormons, Prop 8 & justification for being a dick about the Tabernacle Choir.

Bottom Line: Who Cares?
 
2013-04-09 11:29:57 AM

FooDog: PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

I like seeing the restaurants they showcase on the show, but I find Guy Ferry to unbearably annoying. Yes Ferry. That's his real name. Before he decided to change it to something more befitting his 'rockin' persona complemented by neck-shades, a bowling shirt and a perpetual sandwich-in-face topped with pen troll iced hair and pubic-hair goatee. The comic above points out that Guy looks like NOFX sounds. That's incorrect. He looks like Nickelback Smash Mouth sounds.


FTFY
 
2013-04-09 11:31:41 AM
I'm guessing he's the one laughing at everyone else

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2013-04-09 11:33:30 AM

Rickj: PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

The guy might come across like a huge tool, but some of the restaurants that he features on his show are really good.  I've been to a few of them and they lived up to the hype.


I've been to two of them:

1) El Indio, San Diego. I've been going there at any opportunity I've had since the mid-1980s. There is no better carne asada burrito to be had in San Diego. When I saw it as a DD&D pick, that made my whole week.

2) Mac's Fish and Chips, Santa Barbara. I live in Goleta, just north of Santa Barbara, and I'd passed this place a few times during trips downtown. Da' wife and I decided to give it a try after seeing it on DD&D, and it's very good.
 
2013-04-09 11:44:25 AM

PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.


This.

Mangoose: This reads like someone trying way too hard to justify his prickish behavior.


That.
 
2013-04-09 11:49:26 AM

abhorrent1: I'm guessing he's the one laughing at everyone else

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No, I'm still laughing at him for buying that car in that color.
 
2013-04-09 12:02:32 PM

abhorrent1: I'm guessing he's the one laughing at everyone else

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Nope. Now I also get to laugh at his tiny penis.
 
2013-04-09 12:09:04 PM
What did I just read?
 
2013-04-09 12:16:01 PM

wildcardjack: I like it when Guy breaks character. I remember one time he watched someone dump a bottle of Clorox Kitchen Bouquet in a pot... The look of disgust that passed across his face was on par with finding half a frog in your salad.


I like the show, but it is fun figuring out if he actually likes something or is just playing along.   Judging from some of the places I've been to that he has visited, it's a very mixed bag.  Some were great, others obviously filler.

"Oh, so you boil your hamburgers? Wow, I uhhh, never seen that looks *gulp* good..."
 
2013-04-09 12:17:58 PM

nocturnal001: I like the show, but it is fun figuring out if he actually likes something or is just playing along. Judging from some of the places I've been to that he has visited, it's a very mixed bag. Some were great, others obviously filler.

"Oh, so you boil your hamburgers? Wow, I uhhh, never seen that looks *gulp* good..."


Anything that's egg heavy, he really truly seriously hates eggs
 
2013-04-09 12:42:18 PM

SkylineRecords: PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

Damn straight. Guy Fieri has a weird look for a guy from Cleveland. The very sight of him makes me want to hate, but the truth is, his show is very entertaining, he plays the role of host well, and he lets his guests do more of the talking. I've always wanted to be featured on that show.


NO, NO, NO, NO.  He is not from Cleveland.  We have enough shiat on our plate here and don't need credit for THAT.
 
2013-04-09 12:50:48 PM

Earl Green: SkylineRecords: PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

Damn straight. Guy Fieri has a weird look for a guy from Cleveland. The very sight of him makes me want to hate, but the truth is, his show is very entertaining, he plays the role of host well, and he lets his guests do more of the talking. I've always wanted to be featured on that show.

NO, NO, NO, NO.  He is not from Cleveland.  We have enough shiat on our plate here and don't need credit for THAT.


Sorry, Columbus. Wouldn't want to sully the list of "Famous People from Cleveland", such as Drew Carey, and....umm...hang on, I got this...the black guy on Family Guy??
 
Ant
2013-04-09 12:54:30 PM

Almet: Also, Anthony Bourdain hates on him, and fark has a HUGE boner for Bourdain.


I like Anthony Bourdain too, but I don't feel the need to like everything he likes, or hate everything he hates.
 
Ant
2013-04-09 12:57:47 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: nocturnal001: I like the show, but it is fun figuring out if he actually likes something or is just playing along. Judging from some of the places I've been to that he has visited, it's a very mixed bag. Some were great, others obviously filler.

"Oh, so you boil your hamburgers? Wow, I uhhh, never seen that looks *gulp* good..."

Anything that's egg heavy, he really truly seriously hates eggs


Yeah, that kind of bugs me. I hated eggs too for about 20 years, but then decided that it was too much trouble to hate something that was everywhere.
 
2013-04-09 12:58:38 PM
I THINK the article is about trying to define what "camp" is. It's difficult to tell, because the author seems to have written the draft with a crayon and then just typed in what the words looked like.

I'm still puzzled as to what Guy Fieri has to do with any of this. But he does suck.
 
2013-04-09 01:07:07 PM

IntertubeUser: I'm sure that Fark gave me a good, rational reason to hate Guy Fieri, but I can't remember what it was.


Feeling genuine hate is a little over the top, and will likely earn you a "U MAD?" in some form or another. I don't care for his market-researched stage persona, which is apparently "late '90s food bro". I also don't care for his restaurants, which feature a weird amalgamation of American diner food, culinary wankery and high prices. Whether that's why Fark dislikes him, I can't say.

The Diners and Drive-Ins show is fine, though I would watch it regardless of who hosted it.
 
2013-04-09 01:10:35 PM
I have no doubt that Guy Fieri is a douche, but I'm quite sure our collective laughter in his general direction isn't keeping him awake at night since his 90s greaser bro schtick has earned him a pretty decent living.
 
2013-04-09 01:32:47 PM

Rickj: That brings up another good thing about the Diners Drive-ins and Dives show - it highlights local restaurants.  It lets people know that they don't have to go to Applebee's, Chili's, TGI-McScratchy's or any of the other chains to get a mid-priced meal.


The issue is, in saluting local restaurants and nostalgia... Guy went and made an Applebees/Chilis/TGIF.
 
2013-04-09 01:35:10 PM

BKITU: Rickj: PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

The guy might come across like a huge tool, but some of the restaurants that he features on his show are really good.  I've been to a few of them and they lived up to the hype.

I've been to two of them:

1) El Indio, San Diego. I've been going there at any opportunity I've had since the mid-1980s. There is no better carne asada burrito to be had in San Diego. When I saw it as a DD&D pick, that made my whole week.

2) Mac's Fish and Chips, Santa Barbara. I live in Goleta, just north of Santa Barbara, and I'd passed this place a few times during trips downtown. Da' wife and I decided to give it a try after seeing it on DD&D, and it's very good.


I just remembered:

3) Savoy Cafe & Deli, Santa Barbara. Just a coincidence, as it turns out. My boss always gives his employees a gift card there every Christmas, because the food is mind-blowingly good. We go there every few months anyway, and saw they had been on DD&D.
 
2013-04-09 01:38:47 PM
Like someone above stated, I LOVE tony bourdain, but I don't automatically accept everything he loves or hates. However, GF's whole schtick is SO... Classless. Not saying that everything has to be pinky-in-the-air classy, but the hair, the neck glasses, the farking flame bowling shirts... No class at ALL.
 
2013-04-09 01:40:42 PM

Rickj: PizzaJedi81: I like Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive is one of the more entertaining travel shows.

The guy might come across like a huge tool, but some of the restaurants that he features on his show are really good.  I've been to a few of them and they lived up to the hype.


This!
 
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