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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Walkoff Walk: Michael Kay Eats Like An Insolent Five-Year-Old

Stay Out/Stay Alive…Please pop those condomints people.

But if you’re like me and you want a more tangible reason to dislike someone (not saying I need it, but it’s nice), then peep this New York Post article about Kay, his fiancee and his disgusting eating habits.

  Yankee announcer Michael Kay is a real meathead.

  And now that local TV anchor Jodi Applegate is about to marry him, she’s desperately trying to figure out how to please a man wedded to only three foods: steak, bacon, and chicken parmesan.

  That’s all her fiancé ever wants to eat.

  “He will eat a salad, but only if it’s iceberg lettuce, and nothing else, no dressing. So it’s basically frozen water served with a fork,” says Applegate, a self-described foodie wannabe.

How’s that for a lede? He is a meathead! Give the New York Post a moronic story about two local semi-celebs and they’re pumping out Pulitzer quality stuff.

Steak, bacon and chicken parm? I hope when these two get married he gets his own bathroom, because when he’s been in there for 25 minutes and then strolls out with the funny pages tucked under his arm it’s gonna smell like a dead Arby’s employee buried under a pile of fertilizer. It’s gonna make Dr. Atkins’ movements smell like a Glade Plug-In.

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   1. Dale Sams Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:23 PM (#3635829)
it’s gonna smell like a dead Arby’s employee buried under a pile of fertilizer. It’s gonna make Dr. Atkins’ movements smell like a Glade Plug-In.


It's funnier when you hear this in Seth Mcfarlane's Emperor Palpatine voice.
   2. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:33 PM (#3635838)
So, should we assume that Jodi Applegate's #### doesn't stink? How about Kris Liakos'?
   3. RJ in TO Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:39 PM (#3635841)
Applegate, a self-described foodie wannabe.

This person deserves to die.
   4. Van Lingle Mungo Jerry Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:43 PM (#3635843)
It's funnier when you hear this in Seth Mcfarlane's Emperor Palpatine voice.


Isn't everything?
   5. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:46 PM (#3635844)
Is this like the fifth story about Michael Kay's diet linked here over the years? We get it, he's a picky eater.

Also, nothing wrong with being a foodie. My recent trip to Paris was mainly devoted to eating (and after five days in England, who could blame me)?
   6. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:48 PM (#3635845)
The worst part of TFA is the story about how Michael Kay spent all his time in Italy looking for chicken parm on menus. The guy thought he would find chicken parm in Tuscany and Rome. What a knob.
   7. RJ in TO Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:48 PM (#3635847)
Also, nothing wrong with being a foodie.

There is nothing wrong with enjoying all sorts of food. There's a lot wrong with being a self-described foodie wannabe.
   8. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: September 08, 2010 at 01:56 PM (#3635850)
Positively brutal at his job and clueless about the joys offered up by civilized and cultured life.

What a catch.
   9. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:02 PM (#3635854)
Positively brutal at his job and clueless about the joys offered up by civilized and cultured life.


Hey hippie, he liberated Iraq from Saddam's weapons of mass destruction!

Wait, who are we talking about again?
   10. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:10 PM (#3635862)
So, should we assume that Jodi Applegate's #### doesn't stink? How about Kris Liakos'?

There was a thought floating around my old high school that a particular cheerleader never took a ####, but then it was decided that if she did, that her #### was white. Score another point for the wisdom of crowds.
   11. Greg K Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:18 PM (#3635872)
There is nothing wrong with enjoying all sorts of food. There's a lot wrong with being a self-described foodie wannabe.

Exactly. I enjoy trying new food and drink, but I have the decency to refer to myself as a glutton and a lush in polite company.
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:21 PM (#3635875)
But if you’re like me and you want a more tangible reason to dislike someone (not saying I need it, but it’s nice), then peep this New York Post article about Kay, his fiancee and his disgusting eating habits.


I don't know if this does much to change my opinion about Michael Kay, but it goes a long way to inform my view of the blog's author.
   13. Greg K Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:24 PM (#3635877)
I don't know if this does much to change my opinion about Michael Kay, but it goes a long way to inform my view of the blog's author.

Agreed. Trying to rationalize your dislikes is a fool's errand. Just revel in the arbitrariness of it all. For isntance I really dislike Cal Ripken Jr. But I don't go around pretending I have reason to...I just do, and leave it at that.
   14. Nineto Lezcano needs to get his shit together (CW) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:39 PM (#3635889)
And now that local TV anchor Jodi Applegate is about to marry him, she’s desperately trying to figure out how to please a man wedded to only three foods: steak, bacon, and chicken parmesan.


It sounds easy to me. Absolutely no guesswork involved. The only way I could see this being a problem is if he insists on someone else doing his cooking for him, or if he wants her to eat what he's eating.
   15. Rants Mulliniks Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:42 PM (#3635894)
How can you be a foodie wannabe (unless you're just too poor to buy food)? Does she feel guilty for not liking as many different cuisines as she feels a foodie should?
   16. Rants Mulliniks Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:43 PM (#3635895)
...one more thing. Why do 90% of shitty chain restaurants think that Chicken Parmigiana is Chicken Parmesan?
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:44 PM (#3635899)
Michael Kay Eats Like an Insolent Five-Year Old

Perhaps, but even a 4-year old should know that one doesn't comment publicly on what others eat, much less suggest another person's dietary preferences can rationalize their dislike of that individual.
   18. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:44 PM (#3635900)
I made a lovely polenta on Monday. Just lovely.
   19. RJ in TO Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:44 PM (#3635901)
...one more thing. Why do 90% of shitty chain restaurants think that Chicken Parmigiana is Chicken Parmesan?

Because they're shitty chain restaurants.
   20. Rants Mulliniks Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:51 PM (#3635905)
I bought my first truffle this summer, but I haven't tried it yet. It is in a little jar, and salted, so its not like a fresh one.
   21. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 02:59 PM (#3635911)
I bought my first truffle this summer, but I haven't tried it yet.

nobody knows the truffles I've seen
   22. Rich Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:03 PM (#3635913)
Applegate has no shame.
   23. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:25 PM (#3635928)
Top 5 meals in Paris:

5.Entrecote normande.
4.Roasted duckling with Corsican gnocchi.
3.White risotto with crispy ham and truffles.
2.Fresh baguette with butter and homemade strawberry preserves
1.Pied de cochon--a pigs foot, this one deboned and stuffed with herbs.
   24. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:29 PM (#3635931)

Also, nothing wrong with being a foodie. My recent trip to Paris was mainly devoted to eating (and after five days in England, who could blame me)?


In August, I ventured through the Midwest on a two week road trip to different stadiums. By day 3 (Detroit/Slow's BBQ), the trip had clearly morphed into a great foodventure. Strangely, we wound up eating at a tremendous number of places that had already been visited by either Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) or Adam Richman (Man vs. Food). Adam Richman has much better taste.
   25. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:30 PM (#3635933)
Perhaps, but even a 4-year old should know that one doesn't comment publicly on what others eat, much less suggest another person's dietary preferences can rationalize their dislike of that individual.

It's perfectly rational: Michael Kay announces a baseball game like a guy who'd search out chicken parm in Rome and Tuscany.
   26. villainx Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:37 PM (#3635938)
There is nothing wrong with enjoying all sorts of food. There's a lot wrong with being a self-described foodie wannabe.

I think it's just modesty. There are a lot of people who describe themselves as foodies that are only getting the basics of a broader palate.

Or, as I would use it, I can't afford to be a real foodie (ie, [23] and they must be paying weekly journalism a lot!), so trying higher end food is really for special occasions, and usually, at home, it's trying to mimic the higher end dishes (like making my own quick chicken broth vs going all out with a demi glace preparation).

But everything else aside, [23] mind sharing the prices? Sorry to be so crude, but price and dining out goes hand in hand for me, and I'm always interested in that sort of stuff.
   27. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:44 PM (#3635945)
Chicken Parmigiana is Chicken Parmesan


Completely serious question: What's the difference between the two?
   28. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:45 PM (#3635946)
desperately trying to figure out how to please a man wedded to only three foods: steak, bacon, and chicken parmesan


I know this is kind of a crazy suggestion, but she could try cooking him steak, bacon, and chicken parmesan.
   29. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 03:47 PM (#3635951)

...one more thing. Why do 90% of shitty chain restaurants think that Chicken Parmigiana is Chicken Parmesan?


Even the Italians are confused, because Chicken Parmigiana is a South Italian dish, and has nothing to do with Parma. One theory is that the parmesan cheese gives it its name, so that Chicken Parmesan is an appropriate translation.
   30. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:01 PM (#3635969)
...one more thing. Why do 90% of shitty chain restaurants think that Chicken Parmigiana is Chicken Parmesan?

Because it is?
   31. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:01 PM (#3635970)
Agreed. Trying to rationalize your dislikes is a fool's errand. Just revel in the arbitrariness of it all. For isntance I really dislike Cal Ripken Jr. But I don't go around pretending I have reason to...I just do, and leave it at that.
It turns out Ripken is quite likable in person. What a letdown that was.
   32. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:09 PM (#3635980)
It turns out Ripken is quite likable in person. What a letdown that was.

I'm going to pretend I never read this and that he is really a lizard-alien sent to destroy humanity.
   33. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:17 PM (#3635987)
1.Pied de cochon--a pigs foot, this one deboned and stuffed with herbs.

So, how did the angioplasty go?
   34. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:24 PM (#3635993)
So - I just got braces. In a related story, I miss good food.
   35. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:35 PM (#3636005)
So - I just got braces. In a related story, I miss good food.

How is that related?
   36. villainx Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:37 PM (#3636009)
Completely serious question: What's the difference between the two?

The lazy/common answer is that parmigiana refers to the real deal, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese under strict methods. And Parmesan is the stuff in the Kraft canisters.

But google/wiki, and as noted above, chicken parmigiana is of southern Italian origins and might not necessarily have anything to do with parmigiano-reggiano (though it could be one of the cheese used).

So, how did the angioplasty go?

NYC has a wide variety of pigs foot offerings, regional, ethnic, and or haute. But as you stated, not everyday food.
   37. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:42 PM (#3636018)
The lazy/common answer is that parmigiana refers to the real deal, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese under strict methods. And Parmesan is the stuff in the Kraft canisters.


So the preparation is essentially the same, and the only real difference is the type of cheese used?
   38. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:43 PM (#3636022)
I'm going to pretend I never read this and that he is really a lizard-alien sent to destroy humanity.


Why not? David Icke does, and it seems to have turned out OK for him.
   39. SoSH U at work Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:43 PM (#3636023)
So - I just got braces. In a related story, I miss good food.


Who knew Der K was an 11-year-old girl?
   40. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:45 PM (#3636026)
My wife and I spent upwards of $700 on four days of eating in Paris. We lived it up, I guess, but it wasn't much more than, say, buying a new flat screen TV. Mostly we had our main meals at lunch which helped keep prices down, and we had one blowout splurge our last night (about $200) that accounted for a lot of that. For a two income couple with no kids it was a splurge but not a total extravagance. I'm sure we could have found more responsible ways to spend that money, but there it is.
   41. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:53 PM (#3636038)
How is that related?
In a week or so, it might not be (though I'll miss salad. And taco chips.). But for now ...

Who knew Der K was an 11-year-old girl?
(raises hand)
Seriously, read my posts. It took you this long?

***
So the preparation is essentially the same, and the only real difference is the type of cheese used?
I'm with Vlad - could you elaborate please? I've seen differences in how it's done (obv. the cheese thing, but also how sauce is used, breading, etc...) - but they've been more alike than different.
   42. AndrewJ Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:56 PM (#3636042)
Lady Gaga's latest wardrobe is more nutritious than Michael Kay's diet...
   43. villainx Posted: September 08, 2010 at 04:59 PM (#3636050)
Mostly we had our main meals at lunch which helped keep prices down

I forgot to add this. But yes, for anyone who is travels, have interested in food, and or have to keep an eye on their budget, always consider the lunch option. If the high end-ish restaurant serves lunch, it'll be pretty much the same quality, quantity, and variety, but at a lower price point. Save the hole in the wall/street food type places for dinner.

So the preparation is essentially the same, and the only real difference is the type of cheese used?

The lazy answer is that if a restaurant sez chicken parmigiano, if one was the inferring type, one could say that the restaurant takes a little more pride in authenticity and or quality of ingredients/preparation. If a restaurant sez parmesan - more stereotyping here - it might cater to diners who are more familiar with the American supermarket processed cheese and with quality and authenticity to match. Though in the end, the preparation is basically the same: heated protein, cheese, tomato sauce.

Edit: of course, in no way does a restaurant referring to chicken parmigiano mean that they use better or even good ingredients. But I think most diners going to a restaurant knows already what kind of experience they are expecting.

I guess the distinction I made prior about Parmigiano and Parmesan, refers more to how the product is listed in a deli or supermarket. If you want Parmigiano Reggiano, it pretty much has to be the imported stuff and would never be labeled as Parmesan. I guess an analogy would be champagne and sparkling wine?
   44. base ball chick Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:01 PM (#3636051)
SoSH U at work Posted: September 08, 2010 at 12:43 PM (#3636023)

So - I just got braces. In a related story, I miss good food.


Who knew Der K was an 11-year-old girl?


- like all of us with 11 year old grrrls (or who were once 11 year old grrrls)
der k is intelligent, clever with, uh, moods

like how did you NOT know?
   45. RJ in TO Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:08 PM (#3636061)
Who knew Der K was an 11-year-old girl?
(raises hand)
Seriously, read my posts. It took you this long?


Then how do you explain post #38 in this thread, which requires the sort of equipment that should not be anywhere near an 11-year-old girl?
   46. SoSH U at work Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:20 PM (#3636084)
Then how do you explain post #38 in this thread, which requires the sort of equipment that should not be anywhere near an 11-year-old girl?


Is there any post on any subject that you couldn't find some reason to link to that thread? (That's, of course, not a complaint).
   47. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:23 PM (#3636089)
Oh Ryan, you've got a lot to learn... (throws hair back). [/what?]

Okay. I’m sorry, I have gotten way off track here. We were ... we were talking about food.
   48. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:26 PM (#3636096)
45 - Ryan's continued insistence on linking that thread makes me very happy.
   49. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:29 PM (#3636100)
though I'll miss salad. And taco chips.

You can eat salad. And taco chips.
   50. McCoy Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:31 PM (#3636102)
A food thread so I have to make an appearance. I can only add two things. One, I love the old Arby's French Dip. It was simple and delicious. Since then it has gone through several changes and isn't close to what it used to be. Two, I eat in a lot of different places and for the most part I don't remember anything about the food, except for pizza places. I always remember good pizza places. . . oh and sandwich places as well. So I guess I should change my statement to that I never remember the food at high end places but will always remember the good cheap places that serve good food.
   51. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:31 PM (#3636104)
Guy Fieri:Guy Ferry::Chicken Parmesan:Chicken Parmigiana
   52. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:31 PM (#3636105)
There is absolutely 0 difference between "Chicken Parmigiana" and "Chicken Parmesan". I am willing to state this categorically. They are the same thing.
   53. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:35 PM (#3636109)
You can eat salad. And taco chips.
Not per my orthodonist. And, for now, I'm going with him on this one.

One, I love the old Arby's French Dip.
I did too.

So I guess I should change my statement to that I never remember the food at high end places but will always remember the good cheap places that serve good food.
Um, okay. I remember both.

Guy Fieri:Guy Ferry::Chicken Parmesan:Chicken Parmigiana
Isn't this reversed?
   54. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:35 PM (#3636111)
Not per my orthodonist.

Do you have braces? Or invisilign?
   55. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:37 PM (#3636113)
"Chicken Parmigiana" and "Chicken Parmesean".


One sounds a lot more pretentious than the other. Which surely explains #16.

(Though I would rather be guilty of pretentiousness -- not that I could afford it, but if I could -- than of the utter loutishness evident in Michael Kay's culinary preferences. Even disregarding everything else I've ever read here about the guy, it's pretty obvious that in a just world someone would chop his idiotfuck head off & be done with it.)
   56. base ball chick Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:37 PM (#3636115)
ryan

patiently

she was just describing what happened to her own daddy - i mean, just frontin, tryin to fit in with all the testosterone around here, pretendin it was her

which, by the way, is tough to do because even when you use a man's name and try to talk like a man - or walk like him, after a while you just sound like a grrrrl and the guys call you a, er, um, female dog/feline etc
   57. RJ in TO Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:43 PM (#3636123)
Is there any post on any subject that you couldn't find some reason to link to that thread?

The answer should be fairly obvious.
   58. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:43 PM (#3636124)
Guy Fieri:Guy Ferry


That might help, if I knew who either of those people were.
   59. McCoy Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:51 PM (#3636134)
Um, okay. I remember both.

I'm just bigger on the overall experience than the food. I can certainly remember some of my visits to 4 and 5 star restaurants and some great restaurants in Italy but the food is secondary to the good times I had at the place. I've gone to places and thought it was the best food I have ever had and then gone back and it just didn't taste the same. I realized that it wasn't the food itself that made me think it was the best I ever had but the good time I had that first time that made me think that. Perhaps I'm jaded or to exposed to food but most food seems rather ordinary to me when you strip away all the decorations and novelties of restaurants.
   60. The Lovesong of J. Alfredo Griffin Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:51 PM (#3636136)
Though I would rather be guilty of pretentiousness -- not that I could afford it, but if I could -- than of the utter loutishness evident in Michael Kay's culinary preferences. Even disregarding everything else I've ever read here about the guy, it's pretty obvious that in a just world someone would chop his idiotfuck head off & be done with it.


With the size of his head it would be extremely dangerous to simply cut it off and let it roll away. It could crush villages. Not that it shouldn't be cut off, just that one would need to take care to have it roll in a safe direction.
   61. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 05:53 PM (#3636137)
But is his head any bigger than Albert Pujols'?
   62. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:00 PM (#3636148)
With the size of his head it would be extremely dangerous to simply cut it off and let it roll away. It could crush villages. Not that it shouldn't be cut off, just that one would need to take care to have it roll in a safe direction.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball ....
   63. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:11 PM (#3636160)
* I came to a few minutes later. No external bleeding, no long term damage, but I was very sore and swollen for a few days. Not the worst feeling I've ever had, but up there.


Where exactly are the requirements of manhood coming in to play here?
   64. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:13 PM (#3636163)
That might help, if I knew who either of those people were.
Lucky.

Do you have braces? Or invisilign?
Old school braces, five days into a three year deal. I'm also kinda whiny about it right now.

I'm just bigger on the overall experience than the food.
Obviously, I spend a lot less time around food than you do, McCoy - and also quite a lot less around "nice" places, I strongly imagine, but I guess I'm at a place where I make an effort to be more conscious of what I'm eating when I'm eating it than I used to be. Not health wise, necessarily - where I often (think I) know the score but disregard it too frequently - but in other respects. I don't care too much about the other stuff (cost and sanitation aside) so long as other people are willing to eat there with me and will enjoy themselves too.

63: See, it pays to be non-specific on the internet.
   65. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:15 PM (#3636165)
Old school braces, five days into a three year deal. I'm also kinda whiny about it right now.

You'll be totally fine with both taco chips (I'm assuming you mean something tortilla chip based?) and salad. Particularly salad. I can't imagine why salad would be warned against.
   66. base ball chick Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:29 PM (#3636186)
der k

- why are you wearing braces? (serious question) and THREE years?????
   67. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:29 PM (#3636187)
DK, you should totally do what the internet lunatic says and not listen to the orthodontist.
   68. bob gee Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:30 PM (#3636189)
for anyone who goes to nyc and wants to eat good food at a lower price point, go to jean georges' (it's near central park) for their 3 course lunch special.
   69. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:38 PM (#3636198)
For anyone who wants to eat really good food at a great price learn to cook and make it yourself.
   70. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:42 PM (#3636203)
For anyone who wants to eat really good food at a great price learn to cook and make it yourself.

Preach on, Sloppy Joe.
   71. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:44 PM (#3636205)

- why are you wearing braces? (serious question) and THREE years?????


Indeed. This sort of question actually occurred to me a couple of hours ago when I noticed a co-worker's braces. She's probably in her mid-40s; why in the hell would one bother? It's not as if her teeth were noticeably misaligned (or whatever the hell would be the problem; my teeth are by no means perfect, but in the socioeconomic bracket I grew up braces wouldn't have been an option in any way, shape or form, so I'm not familiar with the jargon that orthodontist-types make up to throw around & convince insecure parents to spend money hand over fist to make sure Little Johnny's or Debbie's teeth are totally without flaw) beforehand, or presumably I would've noticed.
   72. SoSH U at work Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:45 PM (#3636208)
67 was funny as hell.
   73. villainx Posted: September 08, 2010 at 06:57 PM (#3636223)
[71] Not sure if it's the reason, but depending on one's career, and the amount of time in front of the public/clients, it's a reasonable career enhancement move.
   74. Win one for Agrippa (haplo53) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:02 PM (#3636228)
She's probably in her mid-40s; why in the hell would one bother?


Maybe she's aligning her bite properly for 20 or 30 years down the road.
   75. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:14 PM (#3636232)
[71] Not sure if it's the reason, but depending on one's career, and the amount of time in front of the public/clients, it's a reasonable career enhancement move.


That's certainly conceivable. The co-worker in question, though, is basically a secretary. Not that there's anything wrong with being a secretary or wanting straightened teeth, but like I said ... why bother? Maybe she's always been hypersensitive about problems (real or perceived) with her teeth, or something.

Of course, this being Alabama, the mere fact that one has any amounts, in some circles, to putting on airs.
   76. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:26 PM (#3636237)
In short:
- my parents couldn't afford ortho care for me as a kid
- as an young adult, I didn't get them because I regarded them as for vanity only. This is about to spiral into descending footnotes.*
- as a less young adult, my dentist told me that my crooked teeth were affecting my gum and, to a lesser extent, tooth, health and that I really, really ought to get braces.
- A few years of stalling and cancelled appointments later, here I am.

Mine are fairly noticeable - in particular, the wire is bent at a crazy angle in two spots to accommodate one more snaggly than the rest tooth. Granted, I don't know *how* noticeable - I don't know how much people look at teeth in general and it didn't stop me from getting dates (well, possibly/probably specific dates - I dunno about that - but dates in general) - but enough that they're going to have to remove some other teeth^ to make room for what will remain (plus I've got to wear old school braces for three years).


* This actually cost me a "job" once. I used to do things that bordered on light acting jobs (training videos, help with teambuilding sessions, tv extra, etc...) in my spare time, an offshoot of being a C-grade improv guy. [Cool side bit - as long as it was under a few hours or so, I could do it as a long lunch and get paid by my regular employer - who suggested that arrangement. Awesome. The not cool part: doing teambuilding sessions - I'm really not the right guy for that job. Oh, and I'm a lousy actor/improviser/etc... which I knew and I hated knowing that I was bad but didn't hate it enough to stop doing it given that I liked the camaraderie and getting paid. Still, afterward, I'd beat myself up something fierce. Kinda like an angry drunk, except that I don't really drink. But, I have digressed from my digression.]
So, I was gonna be on a billboard for some strange reason, part of a local jewelry stores advertising campaign ... until someone associated with the project made a comment about my teeth and I got pulled. It was the only time I was ever kicked off a gig and the only time I could remember someone making a derogatory comment about my teeth - which I was self-conscious about, but a little less so every year - they'd become, you know, just my teeth.
Anyway, that sucked (part of the business or not).

^ Assessments have ranged from one to four non-wisdom teeth. I went with the current offer of one - I lose it (plus 4 wisdom) in a few weeks.

****
67 was pretty funny but, to Fly's unneeded credit - most sites seem pretty cool with salad.
Tortilla chips they were pretty serious about. With salad, they seemed concerned with the tearing action - otoh, they've an incentive to over-restrict what I do, I guess. Already popped a wire two days in (while flossing of all things - I've been sticking to soups, yogurt, overcooked beans, etc... until my teeth get used to having this appliance on).
   77. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:50 PM (#3636259)
Hmmm. I've got a couple of bottom front teeth that are pretty crooked. I don't care, & AFAIK my teeth aren't particularly visible anyway (we all smile differently, I guess), & apparently my dental health isn't affected in any way ... but now I wonder how they compare to yours.

(A sister-in-law from my first marriage apparently had way too many teeth for the size of her mouth, or something, at least according to her orthodontist. Both my former stepdaughters wore braces, but that started before I was ever around ... & of course when we moved to Little Rock the orthodontist there promptly decreed that the other orthodontist had no idea what he was doing, so everything had to start all over again. In general, they strike me as a bunch of crooks, but obviously I'm biased.)
   78. Pingu Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:51 PM (#3636261)
So what the hell kind of jewelry store puts an 11 yr old girl with busted teeth on their billboard????
   79. base ball chick Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:53 PM (#3636265)
der k

thanks for the answer. i didn't know that crooked teeth caused problems, just that they are not as pretty
   80. villainx Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:57 PM (#3636268)
The co-worker in question, though, is basically a secretary. Not that there's anything wrong with being a secretary or wanting straightened teeth, but like I said ... why bother? Maybe she's always been hypersensitive about problems (real or perceived) with her teeth, or something.

I definitely can see a running in place secretary seeing some kind of value in getting light cosmetic work done. Sure, it means a tough year or two, but she's basically going through the motion anyway, and the resulting improvement combined with possible heightened self worth, could lead to a couple of bucks raise or a better position. Or romantic possibilities.

I think, like [76] kinda suggested, when one is a kid it is out of your hand, a young adult might have other priorities, but after a certain age, temporary hassles are perceived as just that, temporary.
   81. Swedish Chef Posted: September 08, 2010 at 07:58 PM (#3636269)
There's not enough data to condemn Kay until we know which doneness level he prefers for the steaks.
   82. Crashburn Alley Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:11 PM (#3636283)
Why is being a picky eater viewed negatively? As long as you're not being an impediment to others, I see no problem with it.

As a picky eater myself, I have no interest in "broadening my horizons" or "experiencing new things". I don't eat any seafood or any fruits and vegetables. My diet consists of meat and potatoes, essentially. It's not healthy at all but I'm also not concerned about my health. My eating habits are my preferences, damn anyone else who thinks highly enough of himself to judge me for it. The same applies to Michael Kay, regardless of his likability and his skills as a broadcaster.

On a semi-related note: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKTsWjbjQ8E
   83. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:12 PM (#3636284)
Though I would rather be guilty of pretentiousness (...)
It's important to set goals.
(...) than of the utter loutishness evident in Michael Kay's culinary preferences.
Congratulations!
   84. Greg K Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:19 PM (#3636296)
Mostly I view picky eaters negatively because I'm not one. (I'm open minded about food dammit, not people!)

Aside from my own irrational biases, there's nothing wrong with being a picky eater. I'm that way with music...I like what I like and don't really seek out new sounds. Though I do stumble on new ones every now and then by accident.

The one issue I see (and this might just be my 19th century sense of decorum) is that I find it kind of rude to be invited into someone's house and then not eat their food. The alternative is checking beforehand what everyone can and can't eat and creating a menu that suits everyone (my mom is very deligent with this). But I say if someone invites you in their house you eat whatever they give you and like it! This is where being a slob who will eat anything comes in handy.
   85. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:26 PM (#3636308)
Assuming no last-minute editing, the link in #82 doesn't feature Madeline Albright and is worth the brief detour.
   86. Pingu Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:27 PM (#3636309)
I hate to break the news to you crashburn but a potato is a vegetable.

Why so many food topics today?

I also dislike picky eaters, not because I judge them as a person, but because its pretty damn annoying to figure out what to eat with them. Eating the same thing every day bores me and I dont want to do it. Having to limit what I cook or where I eat because someone is picky annoys me.
   87. villainx Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:29 PM (#3636312)
Why is being a picky eater viewed negatively? As long as you're not being an impediment to others, I see no problem with it.

I see it as a problem in the Kay and Applegate scenario mostly in that she has something that she's intensely interested in (food) and is bummed by not being able to share it with her fiancee.

I would have that issue to if my significant other was very restrictive with her dieting habits (actually, currently, she is quite restrictive). But as with my friends who are particular about food, it's more about finding where the common interest could be and explore there.

Edit: but, kinda like what [86] said, having to restrict my own dining options most of the time, if it was most of the time, would be annoying.
   88. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:31 PM (#3636316)
didn't know that crooked teeth caused problems, just that they are not as pretty
Same here, obviously. :)

I've got a couple of bottom front teeth that are pretty crooked. I don't care, & AFAIK my teeth aren't particularly visible anyway (we all smile differently, I guess), & apparently my dental health isn't affected in any way ... but now I wonder how they compare to yours.
I don't show a lot of teeth when I smile.
The health issue is partly one of flossing - there are spots I just can't get at very effectively. BTW, I ####### hate flossing.

So what the hell kind of jewelry store puts an 11 yr old girl with busted teeth on their billboard????
And that's why I didn't get the job. Of course, I would have been (back-calculates), a few months old at the time - so crooked teeth should've been totally cool, maybe adorable even.
Ageists.

I used to be a very picky eater - I probably only ate three or four vegetables/fruits as of age 18/19 or so, if that. [Granted, I wouldn't restrict others on where we should go, I'd deal with it once I got there ... thought that might mean there's only one tolerable item on a menu, if that. Eating at people's houses was tougher, especially if they had hippie aspirations.] One day, I decided that I didn't like that, so I slooowly built up a tolerance, which turned into an appreciation, for other stuff. I still am not keen on a lot of raw veggies, but I've found ways of preparing (by which I mostly mean other people preparing) all kinds of things I used to abhor. (Per another food thread, I like both broccoli and cauliflower.) Still don't eat much seafood, but that's not a problem away from a coast.
   89. Greg K Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:36 PM (#3636324)
Speaking of preparing vegetables.
I bought a bitter melon the other day. Does anyone know how to make this thing edible?
   90. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:38 PM (#3636328)
Nope.
   91. Craig in MN Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:42 PM (#3636332)
I think Der-K has my exact same ortho profile. I had mine done in my late 20's. I'm still waiting for modeling career to kick in....it's only a matter of time.

On the topic of food...I still ate most anything, even when the orthodontist said not too. I think I stayed away from corn on the cob, but I went for chewy steaks, hard candy, whatever else struck my fancy. It might make cleanup harder afterwards, but I never had anything break.


BTW, I ####### hate flossing.


The next 3 years will be hell for you.
   92. McCoy Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:45 PM (#3636334)
I see it as a problem in the Kay and Applegate scenario mostly in that she has something that she's intensely interested in (food) and is bummed by not being able to share it with her fiancee.

WEll, that and an unhealthy diet such as the one Kay likes tends not to create fun last years of one's life which might be of interest to someone who is about to be married to the picky eater.
   93. RJ in TO Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:45 PM (#3636336)
I bought a bitter melon the other day. Does anyone know how to make this thing edible?

Return it to the store, and buy a steak.
   94. McCoy Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:47 PM (#3636338)
Why so many food topics today?

We have more than one going?

I hate to break the news to you crashburn but a potato is a vegetable

and with the way scientists are playing with genes he might very well be eating some seafood too.
   95. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:47 PM (#3636339)

I bought a bitter melon the other day. Does anyone know how to make this thing edible?


Take it to the nearest Indian restaurant. It won't be quite as inedible after they do whatever the one here does with those things.
   96. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:48 PM (#3636342)
My diet consists of meat and potatoes, essentially.


Hey, nothing wrong with being 3 years old.

Unless, of course, you're not.

"As a picky reader myself, I have no interest in 'broadening my horizons' or 'experiencing new things.' I don't read any books or any short stories or essays. My reading consists of TV listings and movie credits, essentially. It's not intellectually healthy at all but I'm also not concerned about my intellect. My reading habits are my preferences, damn anyone else who thinks highly enough of himself to judge me for it. The same applies to Michael Kay, regardless of his likability and his skills as a broadcaster."
   97. McCoy Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:50 PM (#3636344)
I bought a bitter melon the other day. Does anyone know how to make this thing edible?

Depends on whether or not you like the taste of your . . . .never mind.
   98. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:50 PM (#3636345)
The next 3 years will be hell for you.
Hurrah!
Oh, and my ####### cat ate (well, chewed on) my Superfloss today. Dang it - I've gotta find a supplier for that stuff.

To be clear, I have no idea why I was considered for that gig in the first place, Craig - it's a bad comp, but I've gotten Dan Akyroyd (also Downey Jr, but that's not remotely true - more mannerism driven I guess) as a lookalike before. I'm, at best, average looking. (C'mon charm! Kick in any day now!)

But, okay, a post like yours is why I mentioned all this stuff (that and I feel chatty) in the first place - do you have any suggestions? Keep wax on my person at all times? Avoid strays and acidic foods? Get animal print bands to conceal food - what?
   99. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 08, 2010 at 08:57 PM (#3636348)
Downey Jr, but that's not remotely true - more mannerism driven I guess


You've been addicted to just about anything remotely ingestable?

Keep wax on my person


TMI, as the kids say.
   100. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 08, 2010 at 09:03 PM (#3636358)
You've been addicted to just about anything remotely ingestable?
Coke Zero count?

TMI, as the kids say.
Oh you...
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