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Dramatic readings of Yelp reviews

Bob Dobalina Jul 30, 2012 05:26 AM

For a laugh, or just to put everything into perspective ...

http://gawker.com/5929714/dramatic-re...

  1. huiray Aug 11, 2012 10:24 PM

    I could not get through #2, #3 and #4. I stopped them somewhere between halfway and 2/3 through. Eye-rolling, ridiculous, not funny.

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      LabLady Aug 11, 2012 07:50 PM

      Hilarious! Number 4 is by far my favorite.

      1. TrishUntrapped Aug 11, 2012 07:31 PM

        Three:
        http://eater.com/archives/2012/08/06/watch-as-yet-another-actor-reads-a-real-yelp-review.php

        Four:
        http://eater.com/archives/2012/08/10/...

        Can...not...stop...laughing.

        1. Cheese Boy Aug 11, 2012 01:06 PM

          Jon Stewart needs to do at least one of these. I think it's in his DNA.

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            2roadsdiverge Aug 8, 2012 01:31 PM

            Here's the second one in the series. Be warned, it is a bit... gross.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSC7q...

            1. Dax Aug 8, 2012 09:12 AM

              awesome.

              1. nofunlatte Jul 31, 2012 04:29 PM

                Hilarious!

                The link to a restaurant's response (also from happyplace.com) is posted below:

                http://www.happyplace.com/16097/resta...

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                  Philly Ray Jul 30, 2012 09:09 AM

                  I can see restaurants hiring actors to read the good Yelp reviews in their commercials.

                  1. ipsedixit Jul 30, 2012 08:53 AM

                    I want to see dramatic readings of Chowhound posts and follow-up threads.

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                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      Miss Needle Aug 9, 2012 06:29 AM

                      Ooh! I nominate the gorgonzola risotto thread!

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/288918

                      1. re: Miss Needle
                        ipsedixit Aug 9, 2012 08:49 AM

                        And I nominate Miss Needle to do it!

                        1. re: ipsedixit
                          Miss Needle Aug 9, 2012 10:48 AM

                          Luckily Joe H has emphasized certain words in all caps -- less room for misinterpretation. I hope I can do the role justice!

                    2. LindaWhit Jul 30, 2012 07:33 AM

                      I *LOVE* this! I really hope they do more of them.

                      I'd love to see Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson or Kathy Bates as her character in "Misery" do a reading.

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                      1. re: LindaWhit
                        Davwud Jul 30, 2012 08:13 AM

                        I like Buscemi as Garland Greene in Con Air.

                        Dennis Leary should do one too. Just being himself of course.

                        DT

                        1. re: Davwud
                          LindaWhit Jul 30, 2012 08:16 AM

                          Ooh - better character for Buscemi to use, and yes, Denis Leary would be great! That would *SO* be a "NSFW" video, however. ;-)

                          1. re: LindaWhit
                            Davwud Jul 30, 2012 09:07 AM

                            Actually, I can't believe no one said Hannibal Lechter.

                            DT

                        2. re: LindaWhit
                          huiray Jul 30, 2012 09:24 AM

                          I found it creepy.

                        3. Davwud Jul 30, 2012 05:45 AM

                          Pretty funny.

                          First of all, what does the restaurant have to do to get more than 1 star. Liked the crab cakes and still pans it??

                          We need Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winfield to do one.

                          DT

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