Thursday, May 25, 2006

By the way....

During Top Chef last night they mentioned they were casting for season 2. Gwen says something to the effect of I should try to get on. "Why not" says I "someone has to be eliminated in the first episode."
So I check out the website. You gotta fill out a pretty standard reality show application, (I base that on the one reality show app I've filled out. And I just want to say that CBS blew their chance at the best ratings they would ever have by refusing to take me and YF on the Amazing Race. Bastards. Where was I?) about your culinary background and the like. Who's your culinary hero? Anthony Bourdain. Do you own a restaurant? No. So on, so on. But, just like my previous experience in this field, you also got to send in a five minute video showing how wacky or bitchy you are. So, I dunno. I thought maybe if I did it I could throw a bitch fit about how they didn't take anyone from out side of NYC, LA or Vegas in season one. My hook could be as the embittered foul mouthed small-town smartass. Yeah, that would rule.

So, whaddya say? Think I should do it?

Congratulations Harold Dieterle! Or, 'My Back Just Went Into Your Knife!'

Saw a number of things last yesterday. Allow me to numerate.

- Saw the Da Vinci Code with Gwen. If you're one of the five people who haven't read the book, sorry. I did read the book a couple years ago, and my best memory of it was "Man, what a cop-out ending." The funny thing about the movie was, despite the fact I am only a Catholic in the vaugest sense possible, I found myslef getting annoyed by all the historical inaccuracies artistic liberties taken to get the story across. Meanwhile Gwen, who can actually do the sign of the cross thingy without poking herself in the eye didn't seem bothered by it at all. But it had Ian McKellan in it so that was cool.

-Saw most of the American Idol Finale. Whatever. Taylor wins, in what was only the second least surprising ending of the night. Actually, third least considering I knew how the movie was going to end.

- And the big one- Top Chef.Harold won of course, because how the hell wouldn't he have? It just goes to show that no matter how boring and dazzlingly unspectacular you are, if you just don't mess up too badly you can win a cable reality show. I mean, I like Harold well enough, but I can't say he ever did anything during that entire competition that ever 'wowed' me. The running joke of him leaning against the wall with his arms crossed saying "I don't do that" did make for good fodder. I did want to rip that pencil out of his ear though.
I gotta admit, right up until the point where she insinuated that Harold had somehow stabbed her in the back (by being more well liked?) I was rooting just a little bit for Tiffani. I don't think she is really as big a bitch as she was portrayed, and she's about a million times more interesting than Harold. But when 93 percent of the viewers, and all four sous chefs think Harold should win, yeah, she was screwed. I absolutely think she was a better cook than Harold, she just didn't necessarily have the people skills. The sad thing is she was made out to look so horrible, she probably did more harm than good to her career by appearing on the show. Poor Tiffani.

Oh, and I believe the "Harold and Lee Anne are dating' rumors alot more after watching this. Plus, I'll have to dig it up, I read a magazine article with Lee Anne where she talked about spending a month in Mexico with him. Soooo.....maybe yeah.

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