[Sca-cooks] OT/OOP From the Boston Globe: "Hatred of Rachael Ray Can Be A Powerful Uniting Force"

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Sun Nov 26 09:29:13 PST 2006

Has it ever occured to you guys to *just turn the t.v. off????* if you don't
like what's on? ;o) I figure I have better things to do than watch t.v.
shows I find annoying.  Of course, I don't have cable or the food network or
any of that stuff, so I only vaguely know what y'all are referring to (on
this list long enough to pick up bits by osmosis, if nothing else).....
--maire, going off to figure out what to have for breakfast.....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius" <adamantius1 at verizon.net>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OT/OOP From the Boston Globe: "Hatred of Rachael
Ray Can Be A Powerful Uniting Force"

> On Nov 26, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Elaine Koogler wrote:
> > Or maybe it's her perky personality.  She's just too "cute" for
> > words....ugh!  And I don't feel like I've ever learned anything from
> > her...as I have from some of my favs, like Mario!  I dunno...the
> > FoodTV
> > channel seems to have so many peaks and valleys...Iron Chef,
> > Mario's shows,
> > Alton Brown, etc vs. Bobby Flay, who seems to be all over the
> > channel in so
> > many shows, Emeril who is VERY annoying,
> I feel Emeril is mildly annoying, but you definitely can't say he
> doesn't know his stuff, whereas I've dealt with Bobby Flay for a long
> time, both from a distance and very much in person, and there's a
> very narrow window for the stuff he actually knows how to do. For
> everything else, he relies on underpaid staffers, just as Martha
> Stewart has been doing for what seems like centuries.
> > and now Rachel Ray.  Do they really
> > think these latter folks are all that great!!  I guess maybe they
> > do appeal
> > to some folks...just like some of those awful "family" comedies on
> > broadcast
> > TV!
> Well, much as I regret to say it, Ray is indeed perky and, well, like
> it or not, a bit on the... curvaceous side (although there's a little
> more of here these days than her two-year-old publicity shots
> suggest). If one were to be influenced by that sort of thing (I, of
> course, am immune to such considerations), it seems to me that you'd
> want someone nice-looking, who _also_ can cook. Looking great while
> driving a sports car in heels is optional ;-). Especially since
> sports cars associated with me tend to be wearing boots...
> But then you hear Rachael Ray's voice, which is a sort of nasal rasp
> with just a touch of Richard Simmons about it, and realize she's good
> for about three minutes before you'll start looking for heavy objects
> to slug her with.
> Adamantius
> "S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la
> brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them
> eat cake!"
>      -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
> "Confessions", 1782
> "Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
>      -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry
> Holt, 07/29/04
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