Of Teefs and Chefs

So, the actual digging out of the infected tooth with a rusty spoon won’t happen until March 5 (soonest they could book it). The good news is that it stopped hurting right after I went to the dentist. Of course, that means I have to fight my natural urge to say “It’s fine now.” and skip the appointment. Fortunately, it’s booked for the middle of a planned vacation week for both Mrs. R and me, so she can poke me with a stick and make sure I go (and drive my drugged-up butt home afterward).

In other, unrelated, news, it looks like one of our favorite TV shows is in jeopardy. Robert Irvine’s been caught fibbing on his bio, and the Food Network might dump Dinner Impossible.

As I said in Dave’s comments, so what?? Does the fact that he didn’t actually bake a cake for Princess Diana or cook apple fritters for the President mean his show isn’t entertaining anymore? I say give him a sharp reprimand for lying to get the job, then check the ratings and leave him alone (assuming the ratings are good…I dunno for sure).

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6 Responses to Of Teefs and Chefs

  1. Linkmeister says:

    Did the dentist’s office suggest Sensodyne or Crest’s Sensitivity toothpaste? I’ve got an appointment on 2/28 for initial casting for a crown, because that tooth suddenly began hurting big-time. Mom had some of the Crest paste around; I tried it and it dulled the pain enough that I was able to sleep without discomfort.

    You might want to give that a try.

  2. Staz says:

    Oh no! I love Dinner Impossible! Personally, I’d rather watch Irvine cook a meal for 200 ranches over open flame than bake a cake for a Princess any day.

  3. geeky says:

    Food Network does not seem to take lying lightly. I remember on the last season of Next Food Network Star, that one guy got canned because he lied about serving military duty in Iraq (it was really Afghanistan or something).

  4. Karan says:

    I have a mild like of Dinner Impossible…I particularly liked his American colonial dinner…but I have to disagree with you about the consequences for his CV embellishments. Too often our culture overlooks outright lying as a minor personality flaw rather than a reflection of character and as we get more and more used to it, it becomes more and more common…often making the quest to find a lie seem more suspect than the person telling the lie. Robert Irvine’s lies were no tiny tales…all of them were verifiable and I assume used to bulk up his creditials and impress potential employers. I think he should be held fully accountable and publically reprimanded for his behavior.

  5. Karan says:

    BTW…I’m sorry about your tooth and the upcoming rusty spoon procedure. It’s good that you have the week off…with Mrs. R…so if you practice your whimpering and moaning between now and then, you’ll have it perfected and be able to rake in the sympathies for days on end!

  6. Solonor says:

    I think I’ve worn out my quota of whining. Best thing I can do that week is curl up in a ball and sleep it off, then take her to the beach!

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