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Request for an Anthony Bourdain Board

SnackHappy Mar 26, 2008 06:38 AM

The subject of Anthony Bourdain seems to be inexhaustible. People can't stop talking about him, what he says, where he eats, what he eats. Is he a drunk? What's his shoe size? They even try to start gossip threads about his home life.

Anthony Bourdain has become bigger than life. Chowhounders have become obsessed with him. Give the man his own board. It just seems logical since half the posts on the media board are about him, anyway. It would free up some space and provide some relief to the haters.

I hope you will see the sense in this and implement this promptly.



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  1. Servorg RE: SnackHappy Mar 26, 2008 07:39 PM

    That comes right behind the "All Tipping All the Time" board.

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    1. re: Servorg
      hill food RE: Servorg Mar 27, 2008 12:21 PM

      that and the "I'm Coming to Your Town (Wherever You Might Be) but I can't Say What Food I Like or When - Where to Go?" board.

      1. re: hill food
        limster RE: hill food Mar 27, 2008 02:38 PM

        But those types of questions are the easiest to answer -- I typically just pick my favourite 2 or 3 of the moment. And because this is chowhound, I do my best to suggest great places that happen to be under the radar. Anyone can suggest Jean Georges, but it takes a different breed to recommend the arepa lady in the same breath.

        1. re: limster
          hill food RE: limster Mar 27, 2008 06:01 PM

          your answer requires some sort of specificity in the question, I was griping about the ultra vague RFI's.

          but I like your scope and range.

          1. re: hill food
            limster RE: hill food Mar 28, 2008 03:03 AM

            The way I think about it is that if there's no specificity in the question, then any answer, so long as it's delicious, is valid. This has the simultaneous effect of providing a chowy answer that will delight a chowhound and disappoint non-chowhounds who may have more narrow ideas of what constitutes a good restaurant. It's win-win, since it's positive reinforcement for chowhounds and negative reinforcement for the non-chowhounds.

    2. Davwud RE: SnackHappy Mar 27, 2008 06:06 PM

      While I would be a regular reader/contributor, I doubt it's necessary.
      If you have AB. Then why not the "I Hate RR" board??


      1. Passadumkeg RE: SnackHappy Mar 28, 2008 03:07 AM

        No thanks! Form a fan club.

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          gloriousfood RE: SnackHappy Mar 28, 2008 08:03 AM

          Good god no. I'd rather see a Trader Joe board first.

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          1. re: gloriousfood
            ccbweb RE: gloriousfood Mar 28, 2008 04:37 PM

            Well put.

          2. ChinoWayne RE: SnackHappy Mar 28, 2008 10:09 AM

            Bourdain is a master at self marketing, we don't need to see Chowhound pander to him and provide a forum for a Bourdain cult, there is enough discussion about him and all of the other culinary celebrities already.

            1. Passadumkeg RE: SnackHappy Mar 28, 2008 04:36 PM

              Ignorance is bliss or the joys of being a hick! I lived very happily for years, evidently, with no knowledge of who the Great AB was. Ain't got no, ain't got no ....cable. I just happened to pick out, in blessed ignorance, 2 AB books from our small town library. And voila, I find, ex post facto, that I am reading about a man of almost mythical proportions! As we used to say in New Mexico, "Holy Guacamole!" More evidence to kill your TV. Cook the damn food! Don't watch others do it. Have we become a virtual reality spectator nation? I cooked Frito Pies this evening and loved 'em. As AB says, learn Spanish!

              1. carswell RE: SnackHappy May 6, 2008 11:06 AM

                LOL! The only thing wrong with this request is that you didn't wait until April 1 to post it.

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