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Man V. Food - I don't get it.....

OK, I admit, I've never really watched an entire episode - but I'm watching one right now: He's at Niagara Falls, in an Italian restaurant and has been served a table full of food that he is endeavoring to eat in 90 minutes. So? Why should we care?

Pls tell me there's more to it......because I just don't get it.

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  1. My sentiments exactly. I think he's just a cute little pig.

    1. You evaluated my thoughts perfectly, disgusting !

      1. He has an adversarial relationship with food. The graphics for the show are of a muscle-bound man punching out either a turkey leg or a very large hamburger.

        It's fascinating in the way professional wresting and demolition derbies are, but certainly not enlightening.

        1. That's amusing. I watched the same show, and after Niagara Falls he went to Portland Maine for lobster at the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth. My brother and his wife are weekending in Portland so I called him about the Lobster Shack and they were allready planning to go there for lunch today. Sure looked good.

          "Cute little pig" is a perfect description for AR! His groupies are amusing, also, scavanged up locally for the shoot. He is the Jerry Springer of food, but less harmful.

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          1. re: Veggo

            My brother just called from Maine. Lobster Shack was a let-down.

            1. re: Veggo

              Actually Veggo, I think he's perhaps more harmful than Mr. Springer. I mean he is sensationalizing excess and gluttony - it's nauseating not to mention unhealthy. I'm all for a caloric splurge here and there but the sort of binging he engages in is just foul.

            2. I don't get it either. I saw it last night, he was eating progressively more spicy tuna sushi cones. All I could think of was what a sad waste of good tuna, I love spicy tuna sushi but I can't imagine anything that hot being enjoyable.
              I'm sure he paid for it big time when the cameras stopped rolling :-)