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I've never seen "Bar Rescue" before:

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/statu...1724270597

Quote:Laura Ingraham: "What if we just cut off the unemployment? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing."

Bar Rescue guy: "They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we are not causing people to be hungry to work..."
(08-09-2021, 09:10 PM)ska oreo Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah the whole Obama party thing.  While it's kind of a bad luck, I also don't doubt that they made sure everyone was vacinnated.  I mean, they sure as hell are rich enough for it.

If Lollapalooza with over 385,000 people in attendance and rigorous vaccination requirements didn't become a superspreader event, I think we're okay not worrying about 60 undoubtedly responsible people at a private party.
I mean, yeah, probably their odds of causing a serious medical crisis out of this aren't major. But it's yet another prime example of the political class's "do as I say, not as I do" attitude that we've seen them display towards this whole pandemic mess again and again and again, and it is in fact a little grating.
(08-13-2021, 06:05 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]I've never seen "Bar Rescue" before:

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/statu...1724270597

Quote:Laura Ingraham: "What if we just cut off the unemployment? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing."

Bar Rescue guy: "They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we are not causing people to be hungry to work..."

This is so heartbreaking.
(08-13-2021, 06:05 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]I've never seen "Bar Rescue" before:

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/statu...1724270597

Quote:Laura Ingraham: "What if we just cut off the unemployment? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing."

Bar Rescue guy: "They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we are not causing people to be hungry to work..."

Yeah he yells at people...the end. It's "reality". That clip is fucking rough.
God help us if they ever find a way to make oxygen a utility you gotta pay for like water and electricity..
The other day, I revisited the Bar Rescue where he went to a place called Fatballs. My favorite ep.

:'(
Somebody ask Ramsey Bolton about starving dogs.
(08-14-2021, 09:11 AM)fraid uh noman Wrote: [ -> ]God help us if they ever find a way to make oxygen a utility you gotta pay for like water and electricity..

Perri-air?  Already happening.
https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/world/fre...index.html
(08-14-2021, 09:11 AM)fraid uh noman Wrote: [ -> ]God help us if they ever find a way to make oxygen a utility you gotta pay for like water and electricity..

The Doctor Who episode Oxygen is a fine example of this premise; it's one of the better Peter Capaldi stories.
(08-14-2021, 02:52 PM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]The other day, I revisited the Bar Rescue where he went to a place called Fatballs. My favorite ep.

:'(

I'm sorry brad. As soon as that Jon Taffer clip popped up on my feed, I knew you would be devastated.

We can only continue to try our best to separate the art from the artist.
Ahahaha!
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(08-14-2021, 12:03 AM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-13-2021, 06:05 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]I've never seen "Bar Rescue" before:

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/statu...1724270597

Quote:Laura Ingraham: "What if we just cut off the unemployment? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing."

Bar Rescue guy: "They only feed a military dog at night, because a hungry dog is an obedient dog. Well, if we are not causing people to be hungry to work..."

This is so heartbreaking.

Is it?  Man what I've seen of Bar Rescue I've openly despised, so I'm not suprised at all that guy is trash.
I pretty much stopped watching once I read that they had bar owners exaggerate the amount of debt they were in and fed stories to the various staffs. Plus the fact that an overwhelming number of the bars on the show ended up failing anyway.
I just really hated how he treated people. The episodes I've seen I remember my blood boiling as this fat slob of a man got into people's faces. All of it had to have been prepped before hand, because I have no idea how any one didn't decide pop the guy in the fucking mouth.

I get people liking reality tv because it is trashy--but fuck that.


It's hysterical Fox news is going after the welfare state when large portion of their base is more than likely receiving some welfare.

"What if you just turned it offf"
"Well, I guess if you like watching cities been engulfed in flames"
(08-16-2021, 12:25 PM)Richard Dickson Wrote: [ -> ]I pretty much stopped watching once I read that they had bar owners exaggerate the amount of debt they were in and fed stories to the various staffs.
"Reality" TV is shamelessly made-up bullshit. I have family members who got to watching House Hunters International and fell in love with one of the locales featured enough to where they decided to buy a property and build a house there themselves - only to find out that actual costs there were substantially higher than the show had indicated, and when they got in touch with the buyers featured in that episode, it turned out the producers had just made up numbers for them to say. Worked out in the end, since the area is very charming and the house is nice, but ye gods.
(08-16-2021, 12:31 PM)commodorejohn Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-16-2021, 12:25 PM)Richard Dickson Wrote: [ -> ]I pretty much stopped watching once I read that they had bar owners exaggerate the amount of debt they were in and fed stories to the various staffs.
"Reality" TV is shamelessly made-up bullshit. I have family members who got to watching House Hunters International and fell in love with one of the locales featured enough to where they decided to buy a property and build a house there themselves - only to find out that actual costs there were substantially higher than the show had indicated, and when they got in touch with the buyers featured in that episode, it turned out the producers had just made up numbers for them to say. Worked out in the end, since the area is very charming and the house is nice, but ye gods.

I think those kinds of reality tv are the worst because it's selling you this idea that people are getting help, when in reality it's a complete sham.  They just do enough to look good on television, then fuck on out there once its done.
I always appreciated how Taffer (mostly) screamed at people who deserved it: know-it-all lame-o's with no business sense, no ability to delegate, a completely witless phony underdog business plan ("I always wanted a bar, so I quit my job in completely unrelated field and bought a bar!"), an unwillingness to learn, and a massive ego despite their obvious personal failings.

I've had numerous shitty and useless bosses over the years, so watching some asshole yell at shitty and useless bosses was endlessly cathartic to me.

Also, I loved the Eldritch horrors that they'd find behind the bar or in the kitchen.
(08-16-2021, 12:53 PM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]I always appreciated how Taffer (mostly) screamed at people who deserved it: know-it-all lame-o's with no business sense, no ability to delegate, a completely witless phony underdog business plan ("I always wanted a bar, so I quit my job in completely unrelated field and bought a bar!"), an unwillingness to learn, and a massive ego despite their obvious personal failings.

I've had numerous shitty and useless bosses over the years, so watching some asshole yell at shitty and useless bosses was endlessly cathartic to me.

Thing is, a lot of them were coached to say those things just so Taffer would have something to go off on.
All of those 'rescue' shows are bullshit. If you look at the statistics of what happened, you'll see that 90% of those businesses closed within a year.

I've read reports on a few such places where the place was going to close anyways and the entire 'rescue' was staged just to make s show.

Shut 'em down!
I mean, were they coached to not train their staffs, or not clean their kitchens, or not know how to run a business?

He's not just mad because they say dumb shit.
(08-16-2021, 12:53 PM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]Also, I loved the Eldritch horrors that they'd find behind the bar or in the kitchen.

One episode, he asked to see the cooler.  They didn't even have a proper cooler, just an air conditioned room with a regular wooden door.

But yeah, almost every episode had the workers cleaning a kitchen that was absolutely filthy.  It's made me come to appreciate those 'open kitchen' restaurants all the more as I feel a lot more confident about the state of my food order.
I think I should bump my reality show thread before we turn the Fox News thread into Taffer Talk.
I don’t think any of the restaurants featured in Kitchen Nightmares are in business anymore. If it wasn’t because of poor management, it was definitely because of COVID.
Bar Rescue is one of those shows, where I must question myself: "How in the hell did I ever actually watch this show on a fairly regular basis !?" WTF!
Which is the case for most of these Reality rescue shows, which I agreee are complete scripted, garbage.

My wife and I do enjoy House Hunters from time to time. Smile
Please visit my thread.
I can only imagine the barely suppressed glee Fox News must be displaying over the images coming out of Afghanistan. Or are they still bothering with the barely suppressed part?

Of course, they’ve been portraying the Biden administration as Hell On Earth nonstop for a year now. Can they possibly ramp their rhetoric up any higher than it already is?
Video at the link:

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/statu...0146916352

Quote:Tucker Carlson, already going there: "If history is any guide, and it’s always a guide, we will see many refugees from Afghanistan resettle in our country, and over the next decade, that number may swell to the millions. So first we invade, and then we are invaded."
And here's Carlson making light of the brutal misogyny of the Taliban:

https://www.mediamatters.org/tucker-carl...der-quotas

Quote:American-funded gender advisers demanded that women compromise at least 10% of the Afghan national army and a still larger proportion of that country's political leadership.

Thanks to American-imposed gender quotas, dozens of women ultimately were installed as representatives in Afghan's parliament. How did that work? Well, the whole thing was a sham, as always. In fact, many of these new female legislators had never been to the provinces they claim to represent. 

Almost nobody in Afghanistan liked any of this, by the way, and why would they? As one USAID official conceded in a classified report, quote, “Focusing on gender made things more unstable because it caused revolts." It caused revolts. But officials kept doing it. They kept pushing radical gender politics anyway, because they could, because they were in charge of these Stone Age people they were going to educate.

This is the face of the late American empire, gender studies seminars at gunpoint. This is not like other empires. Unlike other empires, ours does not operate for our benefit. America toppled Saddam, but took no oil, remember that?
Of course he does, because he hates women.
Quote:This is the face of the late American empire, gender studies seminars at gunpoint. This is not like other empires. Unlike other empires, ours does not operate for our benefit. America toppled Saddam, but took no oil, remember that?


I certainly don't.


Quote:ours does not operate for our..pssshaw
HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS OUT RIGHT NONSENSE.
(08-18-2021, 03:41 AM)mr. stockslivevan Wrote: [ -> ]Of course he does, because he hates women.

ouroborus of obliviousness

He hates women because, and I have no doubt of this, TC is at his core, on of those incel fuckers who behave like a misogynist asshole and then get all surprised when it's shown that most women don't like misogynist assholes.

They never venture to look in a mirror and think, "hmmmm....maybe IT is ME....?"
So, I guess the right-wing positions on Afghanistan are as follows:

- Pulling out of Afghanistan, although Trump put us on the path to do so, was wrong because Biden is now president, and *every-fucking-thing* Biden does is wrong.

- Not being mired in an endless, unnecessary, and expensive conflict with no clear strategic objective is devastating for the media because now it doesn't have a war to sensationalize.

- The Taliban shares GOP values kinda, lol!