June 21, 2010


Giles Coren

This restaurant review is awesome.

This is how to write reviews I would read. I would read anything reviewed like this.

22 Comments:

Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

OK, after practically donating a fricking kidney to read this review, I have but one thing to say; please do not make us work that hard to read something like this again. OK, it was amusing but it was written in the same snarky tone as Jeremy Clarkson, one of your other faves. Do we really need another JC? And if there are that many columnists/reviewers who really could not give a flying... squirrel, why do their editors continue to pander to them?

June 21, 2010 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...I followed the link but gave up on it when they started asking for my firstborn. I don't doubt that it would be an interesting read but I didn't have all day to get there.

June 22, 2010 9:58 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Ozzie, have you not noticed what Jeremy Clarkson's initials are? Did you learn nothing in Sunday School? There is only ONE JC.

Sometimes the search is worth the effort. Sometimes not.

June 22, 2010 5:11 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Hey, OmemeeOzzie. Or Oziemozie, as Roz and I call you. Or David, as I now must all you since we spent that couple of days in Niagara on the Lake together....

1. The Timesonline has gone back to making you sign in. Good for them. Damned good journalists are out of work because the whole stupid world wants all their news for free. News is not free. Oh, Miley Cyrus news is free, but real news is not. SOMEBODY has to start figuring out a way to harness this wild-ass internet and get foreign bureaus up and running again, and true writers and journalists back into position. Hmph.

2. The beauty of Jeremy Clarkson is that he couldn't care less. He freely admits how little he knows about cars - and he's the highest paid columnist in GB because he entertains. Thank god. I've been snipped and sniped to death by humourless arses who add nothing to the equation...and while I will certainly pay to read someone who knows their stuff, I will definitely also pay to read someone who can intelligently take shots at everyone - yes, everyone - and earn a living doing it. I will say this, however. Giles Coren and A.A. Gill (another Times food writer) totally know their stuff.

(steps off soapbox....)

June 22, 2010 6:19 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Speaking of food, "Me, I prefer pepper on my steak.."
that was ad verbatim from Prime Minister Cretin, er Chretien while he joked about the pepper spray students got during the APEC demonstrations. Can't wait to hear Harper's one liners during G20. Any bets he'll be playing "Revolution" by the Beatles? Didn't think so...

June 22, 2010 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sheee's baaaaack!

I agree with Ozzieemozziee or whatever the hell his name is. Too much trouble to get to this article. You might be all relaxed from riding the thunder hose but we're stressed from avoiding Harper's G20 Debaucle.

Roz
p.s. notice how no one even jumps on your semi lurid comment about two days w/ David?

June 23, 2010 8:56 AM  
Anonymous jmd said...

I wondered about that, but was too polite to ask. On second thought, spill the nasty details!

June 23, 2010 11:31 AM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Lorraine, to augment your stand on free/media versus easy access, have a read of this article online my http://www.techi.com/2010/06/five-things-old-media-still-dont-get-about-the-web/cartoonist friend posted.
I think you will find it fascinating.

June 23, 2010 11:32 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Not even me, Roz... two days with that Twisted Sister was like... I can't think of an appropriate response. I do not believe that anyone has ever said, "Don't" "Don't even..." "Shut up!" more times -- than my wife the rest of the time.

In all fairness, (you owe me) she was not as bad as she may have thought she was!

June 23, 2010 3:03 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

BTW, I now also know how to make Lorraine stop talking -- completely. And no, it's not food or booze, either.

June 23, 2010 3:52 PM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Did you give her a Willy Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper?

June 24, 2010 10:49 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Nope!

100% guaranteed, too!

June 24, 2010 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do tell...

Roz

(before my evil, twisted mind starts visualizing scenarios)

June 25, 2010 8:34 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Roz

You already know the answer to this 'riddle'...

June 25, 2010 9:59 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

And, in 'fairness' to the sister with whom I spent a couple of days, I did make a'pact' if you will, with her. What happens in Vegas (insert Niagara and Toronto)...

June 25, 2010 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe I've got G20-itis but I can't figure this out, yet...

Roz

(a large cork? a root canal? duct tape?)

June 25, 2010 10:28 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Awesome. All these people who refuse to give Coren a little love and click some fields will tune in to see just how nasty I might be in real life.

I can't even remember what the hell 'shut me up'. I spend a couple of days with some really lovely hosts, 2 sweet web-writer ladies, and OmemeeOzzie. We wined and dined and cooked and went up in a helicopter over Niagara Falls. Oh! That's it! I got copter sick (no, not actually upchucking) and at lunch afterward I was silent for about 15 minutes!

That's what shut me up! Feeling barfy!

Ha!

June 25, 2010 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's it. I'm calling her...

Roz

June 25, 2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Seems to me that there's a dog in Family Circus named Barfy. Strikes me that "feeling Barfy" would just be wrong on many, many levels. All of which would cause stunned silence for several minutes.

Niagara-on-the-Lake will never be the same.

June 25, 2010 11:20 AM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

Wow. Puke, innuendos and feeling up cartoon dogs. A new plateau for the comments section!

June 25, 2010 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats what happens when we are left to our own devices. If we got a new blog then we may not have to sink to such levels!

June 25, 2010 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she's busy. writing. says me, pulling out a tiny little violin.

guess who

June 25, 2010 4:21 PM  

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