Skip to comments.Chopstick Diplomacy: Parts Unknown
Posted on 05/24/2016 5:53:42 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Remember the weighty advice Barry had for presumptive Republican presidential candidates a few weeks back? the presidency is not entertainment this is not a reality show.
Boy, we wish that were so.
However, during his recent FEAT (Far East Apology Tour) Barry Obama appeared with Anthony Bourdain for a taping of his show - Parts Unknown, a CNN foodie travelogue.
The foodie and the druggie shared a lunch of bún chả and beer; Tony praised Barrys chopstick skills and picked up the tab.
In case youre not familiar with Tony, hes the former chain smoking, coke sniffing, heroin addicted NY chef, foodie writer and documentarian. I liked him in his first TV incarnation - A Cooks Tour - as a jaded wise cracking ex-chef who visited other peoples kitchens in interesting locales and ate what they cooked. Then he moved to the upper West Side and has been intolerable since. He turned into a snide, hypocritical, liberal butt I repeat myself - TV food celebrity. Instead of being funny now hes just ironic.
Not surprising then that Bourdain recently voiced his opposition to Trumps candidacy, saying that if he actually was able to deport the 11 million illegal aliens in the country every restaurant in America would shut down. I guess restaurant work must be one of those jobs Americans just wont do. I wonder why so many American kids are paying good money to go to culinary school then.
Anyway, I asked myself what American President would want to appear on Parts Unknown, Tonys smug show that travels around the world bashing America. Butt of course thats obvious: a smug American President who travels around the world bashing America.
And as far as the presidency not being entertainment, not being a reality show well,judge for yourself. Heres a list of Barrys appearances, so far:
Myth Busters (2 times)
Ellen (4 times)
The Colbert Report (3 times)
The Daily Show (7 times)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Charlie Brown Christmas
David Letterman (9 times)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis
Tonight Show with Jay Leno (6 times)
WWE Pro Wrestling (3 times)
Oprah (3 times)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Conan Obrien (2 times)
Last Comic Standing
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2 times)
If Hillary doesnt make it all the way to the gate I think maybe Tony would be a good stand in. Hes got a lot of the Democratic presidential prerequisites these days: effete snob, check, ex- druggie, check, TV ready, check, America basher, check. And hes pretty good with chopsticks too.
Eeeuw! What is he eating?
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
One more show not to watch. I quit watching Paula Dean when she cooked for Jimmy Carter.
They both make my skin crawl.
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