I haven't written about Ep 6 of The Next Food Network Star. But they aren't re-running it until Thursday. THURSDAY! I do actually need to see it before I write about it.
And why, you ask, can I not call it up on many of the friendly sites which might have this video? BECAUSE I'M THE !@#$%^&* GOODY-GOODY WHO HAD TO TAKE TWO CLASSES AND THREE TRAININGS THIS SUMMER. That's why. And so I am very, very busy.
Yes, they'll be able to drag my lifeless form onto the dais along with the rest of Adelphi University's Class of 2009, but at what cost, I ask you? At what cost?
In the meantime, let me say that it's a pleasure to see Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" back again. Last night's show, a long tone-poem about Laos, held very little of Bourdain's signature smirk and a lot of beauty, awe--and guilt.
What American forces did to this peaceful and simple country was, to say the least of it, egregious. Even Bourdain admitted that anti-American forces were harbored by the Laotians, but it wasn't a government decision, and the Laotian people should not have had to suffer for it. Certainly not unto the present day and beyond, when US ordnance is still maiming and killing people who had nothing to do with the war.
There actually wasn't a lot of food talk in this show, but don't let anyone think it was a bad 'un for that.