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Anthony Bourdain ditches 'No Reservations' for new CNN show
Boston Metro ^ | May 29, 2012 | CASSANDRA GARRISON

Posted on 05/29/2012 3:07:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Boisterous celebrity foodie Anthony Bourdain is leaving his long-time post at Travel Channel for a new show on CNN, where he will essentially be doing the exact same thing — weighing in on dining and culture from around the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.us ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bourdain; cnn; entertainment; television; travel; tv
Next stop: Al Gore's channel.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Obama supporting loser.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 3:09:32 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s a commie. Who cares? I hope he doubles his smoking habit.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by albie
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To: ConservativeStatement

He lost me along time ago....With his Elitist attitude and Commie sympathies he will fit in nicely at CNN!


4 posted on 05/29/2012 3:11:57 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: ConservativeStatement

Reason No. ____ to not watch CNN. Bourdain is a loser.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 3:11:57 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I used to watch him until I relized how much of a lefty he was.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 3:12:58 PM PDT by ColdOne (eI miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bigger audience. His real goal is probably CNN International.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 3:15:05 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: ConservativeStatement

Only in America can a washed-up cook make a fortune travelling the world eating exotic food and making fun of everybody he comes in contact with. Actually, I’m a little jealous I didn’t think of it first!


8 posted on 05/29/2012 3:15:25 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ConservativeStatement

Watched him a few times,,,,,.... He comes across, at least to me, as a world-class, New York City prig!


9 posted on 05/29/2012 3:15:32 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He is loyal to the troops and keeping his same production company as he moves over to CNN. Undoubtedly Bourdain and his employees will make more money from this upcoming CNN deal. Nothing wrong with this, libs like their Bourdain and so so do conservatives. Anthony is playing it right for himself and the people who work for him

American capitalism at work.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 3:15:59 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: ConservativeStatement

Seriously Liberal Asshole Jerk.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 3:17:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bad career move. CNN is circling the bowl. And Bourdain has been tired and even more irritable than usual lately. He has lost whatever passion he had for food and TV and will probably give up on writing too.

He is suited for CNN being a staunch NY liberal. Nothing against him, but I predict that he will be out of work by 2014.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 3:18:46 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: dennisw
libs like their Bourdain and so so do conservatives.

About right..I love the show but also love to cook. It's just a show folks...

13 posted on 05/29/2012 3:19:12 PM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I do my share of cursing, but I won’t watch his show because of the amount of pointless swearing. It’s like he thinks using a casual swear word in every third sentence for no descriptive or emotional reason whatsoever makes it “authentic”.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 3:21:17 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: trailhkr1

Hardly

He runs his ex junkies mouth about the Right on his shows at will

Its more than food

He is a small L libertarian progressive who loathes traditional values


15 posted on 05/29/2012 3:25:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Earringed, Tattooed SMOKER!! What a LOSER!


16 posted on 05/29/2012 3:30:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods makes rapid fire hilarious ad libs while filming his show. Bourdain voice-overs his funny lines after someone writes them for him.

He constantly runs down the “little people” who are beneath his level of smugness.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 3:38:03 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Ann Archy

probably has tatoos as well...

18 posted on 05/29/2012 3:39:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Ann Archy

Oh no!!! Not someone who has a tattoo and smokes. /s Change the channel if you dislike him. I find his travels interesting..


19 posted on 05/29/2012 3:42:12 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can’t stand this guy. CNN, just another reason to not watch. He’s an insufferable boor!

He constantly tries to elevate himself while denigrating others. I’ve seen or heard him disparage Paula Deen, Giada De La what’s her name and Bobby Flay. I just can’t stand a cry-baby who has to advance himself by tearing others down.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 3:51:54 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Ann Archy

Tony B gave up smoking due to his wife Octavia who does jiujitsu and likes watching mixed martial arts check out the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsY17M5k0jI

Tony did OK with Octavia


21 posted on 05/29/2012 4:10:38 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: ConservativeStatement

His shows are interesting, to this suburban shut-in, because of the exotic locations ... but he’s a grouch. I even read his book, in the spirit of fair-mindedness, and he was a grouch there, too.

Informative international visiting, though. I liked the episode where he and a pack of Sicilians got drunk, roasted dead animals, and fired rifles at random. It reminded me of my relatives in Missouri.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: dennisw

He seemed enjoy his visit to Ted Nugent’s ranch shooting off high powered weapons.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 4:14:14 PM PDT by AU72
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can’t stand that foul mouthed loser.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Tax-chick
I enjoyed the episode with Ted Nugent. A show from Austria was interesting. But his personality can be grating.
25 posted on 05/29/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I like the really weird locations, like Azerbaijan, or wherever it was that he went with the drunk Russian guy.

Ted Nugent was in an episode of “Miami Vice” that Der Prinz and I watched last night. My goodness, we’re all 30 years older than we were back then ...


26 posted on 05/29/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: trailhkr1

The only food show I like is cupcake wars-although I really just like plain cupcakes but it is fun to watch!


27 posted on 05/29/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT by funfan
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To: patriot08

Agreed. There’s an element of sleaze about Bourdain that’s actually creepy.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 4:32:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Stopped watching him long ago. If he could just talk about food I could stand him but he never misses an opportunity to interject his sophomoric, half baked, liberal ideology into his shows. He’ll be right at home at CNN and I still won’t watch him.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 4:52:19 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Tax-chick
Ted Nugent’s “Little Miss Dangerous” was the featured song in a Miami Vice episode, too. The one where the crazy babe almost burned Rico.
30 posted on 05/29/2012 4:57:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
He seems like a complete a$$hat, but his Kansas City show was quite good, and it included some of the better, but lesser known BBQ restaurants (including my favorite, a real BBQ joint called "LC's"), and a KC treasure, "Town Topic."

Mark

31 posted on 05/29/2012 5:17:51 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Sleaze...yes.


32 posted on 05/29/2012 6:46:08 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Tax-chick
hey folks... he can't be all bad, he hates Vegans, too.
he likes meat.. steak.. real animal protein/despises Vegetables...

33 posted on 05/29/2012 10:25:55 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I’m a Bourdain fan. So shoot me. But not before we get to try the local fare ... and a good beer.


34 posted on 05/29/2012 10:30:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

35 posted on 05/29/2012 10:42:01 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Tax-chick
He's a foul-mouthed curmudgeon alright, but better an unvarnished elitist crank than the photoshopped plastic creatures who can't keep their fake smiles and smarmy mugs out of the magazine racks or half the products in the average kitchenware department.

There was a time a few years ago when a certain celebrity chef's face seemed to be plastered onto every cracker box in the grocery store. My kids even noticed that there was no escape from the ubiquitous troll, because the displays would be all over the stores. I explained to them that it was a case of extreme overexposure of a spokesperson, such that 1) consumers would get sick of her rancid smile, and 2) it showed that she was willing to promote all sorts of garbage without any sense of discriminating taste or values, thereby establishing her credibility as less than Zero.

:)

I've noticed a lot of her junk kitchenware piled up on the clearance shelves.

36 posted on 05/29/2012 11:06:00 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Liberty Valance; Tax-chick
"But not before we get to try the local fare ... and a good beer."
same here.. he blasts everyone equally..
he's an anti-establishment/PeTA restaurateur
hint: the show's name...no reservations
..he loves his steak med-rare..goose-liver..
sweet little pheasants.. dares PeTA to stop him.

37 posted on 05/29/2012 11:26:30 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: TurboZamboni

What u said...i mean lets toss Sir Winston while we’re at it

I prefer smokers as a rule....less pretention...my dear wife on my homepage...i wish she would quit for health but other than that i dig it...its her and i adore her.....mini skirt...heels and a martini and ciggie...one could do worse raising 5 kids

Tats...im done with....enuff is enuff....specially on chicks

Ink should be earned.....ex cons...navy....one percenters

And i have a half sleeve....earned btw


38 posted on 05/29/2012 11:38:08 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He couldn’t stand the competition from Andrew Zimmern. Tony seems a bit full of himself. Seems like a good match.


39 posted on 05/29/2012 11:55:29 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: AU72

“He seemed enjoy his visit to Ted Nugent’s ranch shooting off high powered weapons.”

I saw that show. #1 he gets his kicks doing it. #2 It gives him conservative credibility so he does it. He has gone shooting in Vietnam and a few other places


40 posted on 05/30/2012 12:23:51 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: ConservativeStatement

HEh, we watched that last night! All the “Vice” episodes are on Netflix streaming. Our baby gets excited when she hears the theme music.


41 posted on 05/30/2012 4:34:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Never watch his show before CNN.


42 posted on 05/30/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Ezekiel

I know who you mean. Nobody’s ever going to accuse Anthony Bourdain of being insincerely chirpy ;-).


43 posted on 05/30/2012 4:47:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: Liberty Valance; Tax-chick; skinkinthegrass
I must admit that I kind of like his show. Yes, he often comes across a bit smarmy but I like that he tries and eats all sorts of different authentic foods from around the world. I like that he goes off the beaten track, get’s down and dirty and personal with the natives and away from the touristy areas and gives the viewers an insight to the real local cuisines, the very exotic and the not so exotic, but none the less, some really good food. I also like that he’s not afraid to be non-PC sometimes and call it the way he sees it even if I sometimes disagree with his political bent.

If I had unlimited money and time and wasn’t so afraid to be killed or getting food poisoning or some sort of exotic disease in some very remote location with little or no available modern medical care, I have to admit that this would be a great way to live. I’d love to travel the world, go off the beaten track, get to know the people and experience their culture and their cuisine as long as I could come back home in one piece with all my intestines in tack. : )

Andrew Zimmerman does sort of the same sort of thing but his focus seems to be more of finding the most “grossest” and most disgusting foods of the country or area, not necessarily the best food like Bourdain does.

44 posted on 05/30/2012 5:10:43 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA
I’d love to travel the world, go off the beaten track, get to know the people and experience their culture and their cuisine as long as I could come back home in one piece with all my intestines intact.

I'm put off by the lack of civilized bathroom facilities in most of the world. I enjoy the travel programs, books, and magazines in my secure and sanitary bubble!

45 posted on 05/30/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: Tax-chick
I'm put off by the lack of civilized bathroom facilities in most of the world. I enjoy the travel programs, books, and magazines in my secure and sanitary bubble!

Unfortunately I’ve experience some very, very “uncivilized” and vile bathroom facilities right here in the US in my travels that unless they involve a Coke bottle, a pit in the ground and a square of dirty of newspaper, probably rival anything you’d find in the “third world”. In fact squatting over a pit in the ground, or peeing into a Coke bottle and using newspaper for tissue would probably be preferable to some of public restrooms I’ve encountered. Most recently my niece and I went to a local McDonalds here in PA with her young kids and took one of her small children into the restroom and immediately walked out, preferring to have her daughter pee in the small potty my niece kept in their minivan for long trips. It was gross to such an extreme that I wanted to throw up and I have a pretty strong constitution. We wiped her kid and me with sanitary wipes just for having gone into that filthy bathroom.

46 posted on 05/30/2012 6:07:16 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA; Tax-chick; All
Yhea, for sure...in some places; the offal, was so overwhelming, even the bot/green
flies were nonexistence...it was that bad.

47 posted on 05/30/2012 6:19:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Tax-chick

In the episode in which Nugent appeared, there’s a bartender at a poolside bar. That guy was someone I knew from when I lived in Miami. I’m not sure how he got the role since he wasn’t an “actor” but he had a line or two in the episode.


48 posted on 05/30/2012 7:32:48 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Friend of someone on the set, maybe. My parents used to see Navy people they knew in the background of “Magnum, P.I.” episodes.


49 posted on 05/30/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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