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(Toronto Sun)   Anthony Bourdain might not be a disco fan, but he's okay with a little clubbing   (torontosun.com) divider line 137
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2013-10-29 12:27:32 PM  
Must have trained under Red Seal.
 
2013-10-29 12:28:40 PM  
I hate this twat.
But I have to agree with him.
 
2013-10-29 12:29:15 PM  
The Humane Society needs Honey Boo-Boo as the spokesperson. That'll show 'em!
 
2013-10-29 12:29:43 PM  
We need a comprehensive list of which animals are so cute it's wrong to kill them,
 
2013-10-29 12:29:57 PM  
He's only doing it to get a better deal.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-29 12:30:21 PM  
Nanook Rubs it.

...well, right about that time people
A fur-trapper (who was strictly from commercial)
Had the unmitigated audacity to jump up from behind my igloo (peekaboo) )
And he started into whippin on my favorite baby seal
With a lead-filled snowshoe....
 
2013-10-29 12:30:22 PM  
Seals are seafood?
 
2013-10-29 12:30:53 PM  
Anthony Bourdain is so badass, I once saw him club a baby seal to death with a smaller, cuter baby seal.
 
2013-10-29 12:30:56 PM  
As long as the seal populations aren't at risk, I don't see why this is a problem.  I don't know anything about modern seal hunting procedures, but perhaps something more humane than clubbing could be devised if that's still the norm.
 
2013-10-29 12:30:59 PM  
www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net
 
2013-10-29 12:31:00 PM  
Baby seal goes into a bar, the Bartender says "What'll it be?".
The seal replies "Anything but Canadian Club on the rocks!".
 
2013-10-29 12:33:24 PM  
See, I've recently rediscovered Kingdom of Loathing and have been playing it with my kids, so this headline meant something very, very different at first reading.

/so a baby seal walks into a club
 
2013-10-29 12:33:33 PM  
his book was horridly written
 
2013-10-29 12:34:40 PM  
Headline and outrage are indicative of the problem we have as a society.  The real reasons for his position are lost in the chatter.
 
2013-10-29 12:34:58 PM  
The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.
 
2013-10-29 12:36:15 PM  
tshirtmonger.com
 
2013-10-29 12:36:21 PM  

Lady J: his book was horridly written


Which one?
He wrote a mystery, a memoir, and a half-dozen TV tie-ins.
 
2013-10-29 12:36:42 PM  

Lady J: his book was horridly written


Probably because a chef wrote it between shifts
 
2013-10-29 12:36:52 PM  

The Bananadragon: See, I've recently rediscovered Kingdom of Loathing and have been playing it with my kids, so this headline meant something very, very different at first reading.

/so a baby seal walks into a club


Ahh...good old KoL.

My son was really into it 7 years ago as a 3rd grader. He went out for Halloween as a "Gnollish FlySlayer."

Good times...
 
2013-10-29 12:37:27 PM  

Maud Dib: [tshirtmonger.com image 515x320]


Could you name a club Baby Seals and get away with it?
 
2013-10-29 12:37:31 PM  

The Bananadragon: See, I've recently rediscovered Kingdom of Loathing and have been playing it with my kids, so this headline meant something very, very different at first reading.

/so a baby seal walks into a club


Fark you!!!  I had given it up!
 
2013-10-29 12:38:12 PM  

sdtangler: The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.


Uhh he's not blaming the seal.  He IS however saying that an unchecked seal population will make the rebound of the Atlantic Cod WAY more difficult.
 
2013-10-29 12:38:13 PM  

sdtangler: The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.


Agreed, but it wasn't Bourdain blaming the seals.
 
2013-10-29 12:38:31 PM  

FrancoFile: Lady J: his book was horridly written

Which one?
He wrote a mystery, a memoir, and a half-dozen TV tie-ins.


kitchen confidential
 
2013-10-29 12:39:45 PM  

Pinner: Maud Dib: [tshirtmonger.com image 515x320]

Could you name a club Baby Seals and get away with it?


Card deck of cute animals, put them on one of the clubs?
 
2013-10-29 12:42:39 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Pinner: Maud Dib: [tshirtmonger.com image 515x320]

Could you name a club Baby Seals and get away with it?

Card deck of cute animals, put them on one of the clubs?


Waitresses is skin-tight glossy latex...
 
2013-10-29 12:43:04 PM  

sdtangler: The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.


Preventing the inuit from harvesting one of their traditional food sources, which is in no danger of extinction, and is in fact a problem if their numbers are allowed to grow unrestrained, because you think they're just too cute, is also pathetic.
 
2013-10-29 12:43:52 PM  

ChipNASA: [www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 497x550]


For every kid you have, imma gonna abort 30!
 
2013-10-29 12:44:22 PM  
I'm sort of a bleeding heart about protecting animals, BUT I also recognize the indigenous people's right to eat (as long as they're not hunting them to extinction). I'm not ok with killing them for fur or whatever else corporate entities get up to though.

Also I liked the books and his show... even though I can see why people think he's annoying, for some reason I think I could get along with him if we ever met.

/has worked food service
//god help me
 
2013-10-29 12:45:12 PM  

sdtangler: The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.


Canada and the US do a fantastic job managing their fisheries compared to other countries. Part of that is predator management. The Inuit tribes make a big part of their living on seal meat and fur. It's a win/win. We are in no danger of clubbing seals into extinction. Unless you are completely vegan, no one has any right to criticize harvesting one species over another, as long as it doesn't threaten the overall health of the population.

Besides, no one wants to admit it, but seal is delicious. It's like a combination of chicken and shellfish.
 
2013-10-29 12:45:46 PM  
Clubbing a baby Seal? Is that how he got all those scars? Poor thing
 
2013-10-29 12:48:00 PM  

ladyfortuna: I'm sort of a bleeding heart about protecting animals, BUT I also recognize the indigenous people's right to eat (as long as they're not hunting them to extinction). I'm not ok with killing them for fur or whatever else corporate entities get up to though.

Also I liked the books and his show... even though I can see why people think he's annoying, for some reason I think I could get along with him if we ever met.

/has worked food service
//god help me


Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure it's a real involved day to hunt. Sitting by a hole cut in ice, freezing temps, getting that animal back home... I don't think they're coming home with 4 or 5 seals, just one or two. They use the whole animal, right? Skin, blubber, meat.. bone. Dry it for later.
 
2013-10-29 12:49:09 PM  

devilEther: ChipNASA: [www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 497x550]

For every kid you have, imma gonna abort 30!



Notsureifsirius.jpg
 
2013-10-29 12:51:05 PM  
Misread that as chubbing, and thought he was into fat chicks.
 
2013-10-29 12:51:12 PM  

Magnanimous_J: sdtangler: The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.

Canada and the US do a fantastic job managing their fisheries compared to other countries. Part of that is predator management. The Inuit tribes make a big part of their living on seal meat and fur. It's a win/win. We are in no danger of clubbing seals into extinction. Unless you are completely vegan, no one has any right to criticize harvesting one species over another, as long as it doesn't threaten the overall health of the population.

Besides, no one wants to admit it, but seal is delicious. It's like a combination of chicken and shellfish.


Even vegans have the blood of insects and small rodents on their hands.
 
2013-10-29 12:52:03 PM  

ladyfortuna: I'm sort of a bleeding heart about protecting animals, BUT I also recognize the indigenous people's right to eat (as long as they're not hunting them to extinction). I'm not ok with killing them for fur or whatever else corporate entities get up to though.

Also I liked the books and his show... even though I can see why people think he's annoying, for some reason I think I could get along with him if we ever met.

/has worked food service
//god help me


The first book hit real close to home as someone who put in 10 or so years in the food industry.
 
2013-10-29 12:55:10 PM  
I like that he stood up for it. A lot of issues that come up in the media are very one sided, and it's easy to hear an argument and say "I agree with that!" because it doesn't affect your life really and everyone else seems to agree.

Having watched the video in TFA (retch), I can see how he would defend that.

Boycotting an entire country's fishing industry based on a practice followed by few is also pretty crappy. Fishermen aren't well-off to begin with and many live in small towns where there aren't many career options.
 
2013-10-29 12:55:34 PM  
We keep seeing what happens with good intentions leading to unintended consequences when dealing with population problems, like the deer problems in many states. No matter which way you go on the subject, a lot of people will be unhappy no matter how much it may make sense.
 
2013-10-29 12:56:07 PM  
Serious question - does anyone know why there are starving polar bears yet an overabundant seal population, when seals are polar bears' favourite foods? I would think that the two would even each other out and there'd be less need for 'compassionate culling' to save the native fisheries.
 
2013-10-29 12:56:08 PM  

devilEther: ChipNASA: [www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 497x550]

For every kid you have, imma gonna abort 30!


Good, fewer idiots in the world.
 
2013-10-29 12:56:13 PM  

devilEther: ChipNASA: [www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 497x550]

For every kid you have, imma gonna abort 30!


Nice. I like that. Put a twist on it.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-29 12:56:15 PM  
I think that in this case Bourdain is worth listening to because he realizes that the issue isn't as black and white as kill them or don't kill them. There are nuances involved with the indigenous population that require a slightly sophisticated approach.

Consider momently how much Bourdain has grown since he started his show. He's less arrogant. He's not quite as big a blowhard. I guess seeing the world will do that to you. Consider also that this is a man who makes a lot of poop jokes on national TV and that he's still better at analyzing this issue than professional journalists and politicians.
 
2013-10-29 12:57:14 PM  

Lady J: his book was horridly written


Which one?
 
2013-10-29 01:00:20 PM  
As a Canadian, I have no problem with the seal hunt. Everybody has to make a living.

However, is a clubbing really the best way to do this job? It seems like those guys have to thrash that seal a lot, which doesn't seem very efficient or humane. Why don't they shoot the seals?
 
2013-10-29 01:02:09 PM  

miscreant: sdtangler: The Atlantic cod fishery was destroyed by 100 years of overfishing.  It's a sad story of corporate greed and stupidity.  Blaming the seals is pathetic.

Preventing the inuit from harvesting one of their traditional food sources, which is in no danger of extinction, and is in fact a problem if their numbers are allowed to grow unrestrained, because you think they're just too cute, is also pathetic.


Except that I think Bourdain is wrong about that.  My understanding, and my reading of the petition (pdf) is that the boycott only applies to the commercial seal hunt, and that subsistence hunting by the Inuit, which is only a small percent of the take in any event, is excluded from the proposed ban.
 
2013-10-29 01:02:35 PM  

Pinner: ArcadianRefugee: Pinner: Maud Dib: [tshirtmonger.com image 515x320]

Could you name a club Baby Seals and get away with it?

Card deck of cute animals, put them on one of the clubs?

Waitresses is skin-tight glossy latex...


i.qkme.me

/hot like a disco inferno
 
2013-10-29 01:02:53 PM  

jaybeezey: devilEther: ChipNASA: [www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net image 497x550]

For every kid you have, imma gonna abort 30!

Good, fewer idiots in the world.


yeah, was expecting that. I practically picked the low-hanging fruit for you on that one.
 
2013-10-29 01:02:56 PM  
Meh.  I really like Anthony Bourdain... I'm going to allow it.
 
2013-10-29 01:04:15 PM  

Saints_Gambit: I think that in this case Bourdain is worth listening to because he realizes that the issue isn't as black and white as kill them or don't kill them. There are nuances involved with the indigenous population that require a slightly sophisticated approach.

Consider momently how much Bourdain has grown since he started his show. He's less arrogant. He's not quite as big a blowhard. I guess seeing the world will do that to you. Consider also that this is a man who makes a lot of poop jokes on national TV and that he's still better at analyzing this issue than professional journalists and politicians.


I've been watching his shows since back in the Cook's Tour days, and he's certainly changed considerably over time, which makes sense.  He's dropped a lot of the 'bad boy' persona, and started asking harder hitting questions and taking deeper looks into cultures in Parts Unknown.  The Israel episode this season was phenomenal from that perspective.  He didn't go in trying to vilify either the Israelis or the Palestinians, and managed to show both as well as their struggle in a touching way.  I was left with a much more positive view of the Palestinians in particular after watching that one.
 
2013-10-29 01:04:27 PM  

doubled99: We need a comprehensive list of which animals are so cute it's wrong to kill them,


Similar to the Crazy\Hot graph, we need a Cute\Delicious graph.  Cows are clearly more delicious than cute, as are pigs.  Deer straddle the line
 
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