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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:06 am 
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I'm glad this thread took the turn that it did, because at first when people were saying 'good for her!' and 'love her!' or whatever (too lazy to scroll back up and see actual quotes) I thought something was wrong with me. Because I really disliked her within the first two sentences. It's no one's fault but your own if you go into a 'challenge' like that completely unprepared and you hate it. If I decided to go on an all fruit diet and had nothing but onions in my fridge, I wouldn't be like, 'Well! Fruit is stupid! These onions taste nothing like fruit!'

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:10 am 
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I mean, is Amfurny's italicized note supposed to be a bad boy rant, or a man child throwing a tantrum because he ate something he didn't like? I honestly can't tell.

I read it as a man child throwing a tantrum. It's too whiny to be a bad boy rant (methinks).

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 Post subject: Re: For your reading enjoyment
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'Well! Fruit is stupid! These onions taste nothing like fruit!'


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Yeah, because what she really wants is vegan restaurant recommendations.


Ha, of course you are right - if she had the tiniest bit of interest in actually finding delicious vegan food, she would have found it. It's NYC for crying out loud. When I visit NYC I am overwhelmed with the delicious options. i end up like a little vegan pac-man eating my way up and down the streets.


I can't stop picturing this in my head, and it's kind of the most amazing thing ever!

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Even the pacman sound effects are appropriate for a day spent eating your way through the city. Then at the end of the day when you plop on the couch and unbutton your pants :

http://youtu.be/5CsyGe4F8CQ

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:11 am 
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allularpunk wrote:
I'm glad this thread took the turn that it did, because at first when people were saying 'good for her!' and 'love her!' or whatever (too lazy to scroll back up and see actual quotes) I thought something was wrong with me. Because I really disliked her within the first two sentences.

Which is cool!
I realize that I am probably the only person here who likes Amfurny, because he reminds me of so much of New England and New York and the "you don't know shiitake" culture that I left behind. As I've said before, he's a douche, but at heart so am I.
I liked her because of her bumbling idiocy- I was the same way when I first went veg, and then wondered why i was anemic and fainting. She's going at 120mph with no heading. He's the Great Authority but also a whiny brat who's afraid that a day without ingesting a pig's asparagus is going to kill him. I find them both immensely entertaining, but don't expect anyone else would [especially after the things he's said about veganism; but again, he's basically like all my relatives, once you disregard 75% of what they say as macho-man bluster, they get to be quite amusing.]
And that's ok!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:15 am 
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Moon wrote:
allularpunk wrote:
'Well! Fruit is stupid! These onions taste nothing like fruit!'


Sigging it.


Whee!

torque wrote:
allularpunk wrote:
I'm glad this thread took the turn that it did, because at first when people were saying 'good for her!' and 'love her!' or whatever (too lazy to scroll back up and see actual quotes) I thought something was wrong with me. Because I really disliked her within the first two sentences.

Which is cool!
I realize that I am probably the only person here who likes Amfurny, because he reminds me of so much of New England and New York and the "you don't know shiitake" culture that I left behind. As I've said before, he's a douche, but at heart so am I.
I liked her because of her bumbling idiocy- I was the same way when I first went veg, and then wondered why i was anemic and fainting. She's going at 120mph with no heading. He's the Great Authority but also a whiny brat who's afraid that a day without ingesting a pig's asparagus is going to kill him. I find them both immensely entertaining, but don't expect anyone else would [especially after the things he's said about veganism; but again, he's basically like all my relatives, once you disregard 75% of what they say as macho-man bluster, they get to be quite amusing.]
And that's ok!


Yeah, it's not that I didn't find it entertaining, and I honestly really like Bourdain because he's such a crasshole, because I 'get' being a crasshole, being a bit of one myself. I just...didn't like her? Different kind of asshole-ism, I guess.

ETA: just figured it out. While it was entertaining, it was not in any way, shape, or form helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: For your reading enjoyment
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:27 am 
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that is quite true. i bet she wrote it just so she could say she did it. mad props for a two-week vegan attempt, right?

i can only imagine what the two of them, with maybe three bottles of wine down, must be like in public.

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 Post subject: Re: For your reading enjoyment
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:30 am 
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torque wrote:
that is quite true. i bet she wrote it just so she could say she did it. mad props for a two-week vegan attempt, right?

i can only imagine what the two of them, with maybe three bottles of wine down, must be like in public.


Oh, yuck. I would kind of hate to be their server in a restaurant, maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: For your reading enjoyment
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oh my dog, i never thought of that. yikes.

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 Post subject: Re: For your reading enjoyment
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:11 pm 
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allularpunk wrote:
torque wrote:
that is quite true. i bet she wrote it just so she could say she did it. mad props for a two-week vegan attempt, right?

i can only imagine what the two of them, with maybe three bottles of wine down, must be like in public.


Oh, yuck. I would kind of hate to be their server in a restaurant, maybe.


Having read Bourdain's books, I actually expect that he is a pretty great person to serve in a restaurant, at least as far as not being a huge crasshole at people who don't deserve it or who are doing their jobs and stuff. This is kind of turning into "I don't like this article; the person who wrote it is a bad person and so is her husband."

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Turning into? That was my opening gambit.

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 Post subject: Re: For your reading enjoyment
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Yeah, I thought I was pretty clear about that.

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Well, okay. Just saying, then, that while they may be pretty obnoxious in many ways, I doubt they are in any way rude or unpleasant to restaurant workers who don't deserve it, and probably not even then in most cases.

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I never even considered how they'd behave toward servers. I just think they're awful people. (Anthony Bourdain and his wife, not servers.)

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I like servers too! A nice linux box, apache, mmmmm.

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So basically the one thing I am taking away from this article is that I find Anthony Bourdain's wife as obnoxious as I find him. It's good that they both found each other.


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I never met a fake hot dog I didn't like! I think she accidentally bought and cooked and ate some sex toys or something.


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I never met a fake hot dog I didn't like! I think she accidentally bought and cooked and ate some sex toys or something.

Man, that happened to me for, like, a year after I went vegan.

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mumbles wrote:
To me, the seem like they're trying to be macho and belligerent. But instead they come off as overprivileged titty-babies. I mean, is Amfurny's italicized note supposed to be a bad boy rant, or a man child throwing a tantrum because he ate something he didn't like? I honestly can't tell.

The whole thing reads like satire of the foodie set--these people are completely screwed up.

I can't stand her attitude about it. I mean, you see what you want to see. She had the expectation that it would be awful, and therefore it was.

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I'd be fine if this couple walked off the edge of a cliff. Totally fine.

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