because scripted reality tv, misleading editing and being goadet into nonsense?
It might be scripted. I think that’s a distinct possibility.
But in any case, the owners abused reviewers long before Ramsay apparently got involved. And when he was there, they talked about how they proudly “stood up to them.”
There’s a valid and interesting point to make about the customer service culture in America, where people can and will often complain purely to get free stuff. But however it is they decide to handle it is just wrong.
Assuming, of course, that the whole thing isn’t just scripted. The other fishy thing is why people continue to try eating there despite several months of bad reviews and history.
If it’s true… the really trollish thing to do would be to go there and sing their praises, eat everything and tell them it’s great and you never had anything better. And then they would persist.
“Twilight” viewing liveblogging
OK! Half a glass of wine already! Feeling more refreshed than earlier today. I have a bottle with me for comfort. I think I’m ready to start watching this movie.
So I’m staying home on Thursday instead of going to the restaurant. I figure it’s fair, since I gave up last Saturday and this coming Saturday to help them out.
That being the case… I’m going to choose that day for liveblogging watching the first Twilight.
der Sachse und der Schwabe (oder Schwoab ;) ) no ‘ener’
Fixed. I hope. :)
You mean “Sachse” as in the language, but Sachsener is still fine for a person, right? Schwabe is a person from Schwabland, but Schwabisch (sorry, no umlaut on this keyboard) is the language? :)
In their ‘own’ language?
Haha by that I mean German, French or Italian. I highly doubt it means Swiss-German… though I kind of wish it were. That would have been hilarious, but then everyone would argue that it’s not THEIR Swiss German, so I guess it works fine in Hochdeutsch.
I never watched the movies, but you know my thoughts on the books.
I’m going to be kind of fascinated, because the book was written by someone, but the movie is made by someone else. I’m curious to consider how seriously the filmmakers took their project and whether they felt the need to make some sense of the source material. I think I saw an interview that Robert Pattinson, who doesn’t understand the appeal of the book, intentionally chose to play Edward as a weird creepy freak, so I’m looking forward to that.
Also, you know, the same producers are producing TFIOS. I also consider this a way of checking out their portfolio, haha.
Yep that’s what I wrote about that too. I got a bit pissed about the whole thing too
It bugs me too, because it suggests that death is the ultimate form of justice for people who leave a negative legacy behind them. And it also dehumanizes people, as if all you needed to do to make the world better is kill the “bad people,” not recognizing that good and bad are essential parts of humanity, and that in any human life there are varying mixtures of good and bad decisions with good and bad consequences. It suggests a failure to recognize the potential very human problems in themselves.
Oh, you guys, a friend is coming over tomorrow to watch Twilight with me for shits and giggles. I won’t be liveblogging but I’ll be sure to write a review. :D
Man I can’t believe I’m downloading this movie, but I’m certainly not going to pay money for it.
it’s quite interesting that western and restrictive ideas of ‘religion’ often don’t apply in other contexts at all
I was going to add that an outsider perspective would find the whole thing quaint, but that there might be hardcore Buddhists or Hindus who would wail at the idea of mixing and matching religious beliefs, but…
Well, Buddhism doesn’t have a serious hardcore rock solid belief system, and I’m no expert but I’m also inclined to believe that Hinduism doesn’t really either. There’s no one right way to do things, and there aren’t many, if any, serious people lambasting people for doing it wrong. Buddhism in particular is as varied as it is widespread.
But yes, interesting.
Image Source - Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
stupidiamaxima, I also wanted to show you this movie.
OK that’s it. I will get into watching what I missed of this show asap (I stopped halfway through the first season. It’s good, but it never really *got* me)
People who only have watched the show, or aren’t very far in the books, don’t get to see what a great character Jaime is. Not a good man, by any means, but a fascinating one to read.
Look at this though. It’s perf. The actors have the exact chemistry needed. And they did her well. I would’ve thaught they pretty her up, but I don’t feel like they did. This storyline was lovely (even though it ended up meandering around in the last book, which is a shame, because LOOK at them)
thought* they would* pretty her up
But yeah, they have that chemistry going for them. :D
stupidiamaxima said: oh man delish! vegetarian options here are sh***.
Yeah, the other options here are some kind of processed meat with all the possible ways to cook a potato. You get your money’s worth though, they pile the potatoes on and it’s at student discount.
All the same, the veggie option is much better.
:(, although I think that, that’s true for many marriages so maybe it IS a marriage
Everyone carries baggage around, and I don’t think married relationships are any exception. But I think it’s a problem when you let that baggage define your relationship.