I haven’t watched Cooking Channel much at all, but a commercial for Cutthroat Kitchen caught my eye.
Host Alton Brown is always good for a laugh.
If you haven’t seen the show, four professional chefs compete in cooking challenges while Alton Brown sabotages them.
But there’s a catch.
He actually gives each chef money at the beginning of the game so that they can bid to sabotage each other, making the timed competition even more challenging. The eventual winner keeps whatever money he has left at the end of the game.
As the episode comes to an end, I realize it’s not for me.
It reminds me too much of hazing…or those degrading initiation days that some of my high school clubs subjected new members to freshman year. The folks in charge are laughing, but it’s more mean-spirited than funny.
Just ask Jon Hamm. That stuff comes back to bite you in the butt.
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I have a pop quiz for you today on The Egg:
Can you identify the objects below?
Hint: They are not candy.
(I know — it’s shocking, considering who is asking.)
Place your guess in the comments. The answer and additional information in Wednesday’s Egg!
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When we were young, my sister and I spent many a fun-filled afternoon playing “camping” with our Barbie dolls — and our brother’s GI Joe action figures — in our family’s formal living room.
(Other than Christmas, it was the best use of that room.)
The green carpet was obviously the grassy forest floor. We used Kleenex as sleeping bags. And Dr. Seuss books tilted open were the perfect tents. Plus, GI Joe had a jeep, so there were lots of four wheelin’ and other shenanigans.
Those were simpler times. Barbie wanted simpler things.
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Guest blogger Rory Dog writes:
My Momma Dog is so silly sometimes…
It’s a good thing I don’t distinguish between feet and hands, or this game might offend me.
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This morning many New Yorkers were puzzled by the presence of a particularly prodigious Rubik’s Cube, floating along the Hudson River on a barge.
Or maybe not. (They live here….they’ve seen everything by now.)
The colossal cube was created by the Liberty Science Center in neighboring Jersey City as part of their weekend-long celebration of the popular game’s 40th birthday.
While you are recovering from that punch to your sense of time and space, think about this —
What other games from our childhood deserve to be made ginormous and set afloat on a nearby body of water?
Easy Bake Ovens? Troll Dolls? Pet Rocks?
Cast your vote in the comments!
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THIS JUST IN —
The models on The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal strike distinctively different poses with prizes!
Exhibit A: Rachel, The Price is Right
Note the ‘broken arm’ approach, open palm, hand on hip.
I think we all agree this is the traditional way to ‘Vanna’ an item.
Exhibit B: Tiffany, Let’s Make a Deal
While Tiffany also balances her approach with the hand on hip, she elects to use a straight arm technique topped by a twisted, closed hand.
As you can see, this stance is effective both standing still or while walking across the stage as seen at left.
Which model pose do you prefer? Game show models want to know!
Vote in the comments section.
(This is very important.)
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