Sunday, June 29, 2008

Awesome stuff to everyone who turned up to soccer.

Great numbers, good game.

Everyone played magnificently. We even had a star brazilian import who showed us "The Beautiful Game"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It was a live episode of The F Word. He recycled all his gags from previous episodes including the famous "I'm at Fifteen next week for dinner...filming Kitchen Nightmares" which I posted a month or two ago (god, you can still find it on the page, much activity).

Heh, I only just remembered there was a Fifteen in Australia when Gordon reminded me. Tells you a bit about how much attention I pay to Jamie Oliver.

Also if you want to see Gordon go hardcore rage watch Boiling Point and not watered down melodramatised Hells Kitchen.

Edit: I think they plan to air Boiling Point next month fyi. It's the only thing I haven't seen because I can't find it online (its 10 years ago) but I refuse to watch leg-spreading whore aka Channel 9.

What a nigger. I just found out from Wiki he has a restaurant titled Foxtrot Oscar.

Sounds good.

So what was the presentation on/happened in it?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Actually, remembering what Benny started ages ago, you asked me why Ramsay was a genius, its not only his cooking skills. He's just naturally magnetic, energetic and passionate. He can get others excited about cooking (more importantly me) which is quite a feat because I was like totally meh before.

But not only that, he's quite a character and if you've actually watched (all) Kitchen Nightmares UK, you'll find he is addictively endearing. Aside from the cooking skills, in KN you see he's a guy who gives a shit. He doesn't just go there, fire all the staff for doing such a shit job or leave when he gets backlash. He might dish a lot of shit at the staff and owners but you'll see he receives an equal amount back enough to induce any normal person to leave (like, he's Gordon Ramsay he doesn't need this shit). But he doesn't do any of that, and he goes in fully committed and takes whatever they have to throw at him and gets on with the job and in that sense, he is very patient. He actually gives a shit that its not just the owner's livelihood at stake but also everyone who works for the owner. And one other thing that strikes me as quite remarkable, he actually rolls up his sleeves and get stuck in. Helping to clean up someone else's place to safe hygiene standards is not above him as the owner of an 3 Michelin restaurant empire.

And thats why all these media ruckus about him swearing really pisses me off. The media demonise him for being a single-dimensional swearbot. He is a role-model in the truest sense.

Of course having said that, he does have a mild arrogant fish_au-like mentality of trying to carry and prove to everybody and himself that he can do it.

As I said on facebook, you can have my babies anytime Gordon.

If you want an example of what I'm talking about, start with Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: Maggie's

dude, is that the dude from Party of 5?

Coz you know you are going to love it

Monday, June 23, 2008

I mistakenly took two phones.

One: Mine was in my coat pocket which I wasn't wearing when I picked up your phone.

Two: Fate decided you put your phone exactly where I would deposit my phone/mp3 player/change/receipts on a bookshelf next to the door.

Three: I lived at Flinky's for a while and my routine was to empty my pockets and leave them in that exact location.

Four: As I mentioned I only just acquired a new phone cover that day and so assumed that the phone with the cover was mine since previously I had no cover.

Five: It was 2am, cold and time to go home.

Six: Life is awesome

Saturday, June 21, 2008

It was probably an honest mistake Marc. Now that he is at Macquarie, who knows how many phones he owns.

So I'm supposed to see Gordon Ramsay today and I stayed over at Flinkys and Benny manages to "mistakenly" take my mobile making it very difficult to get my sister's number on a Saturday morning.

I by all rights should be raging right now throwing stuff out of Flinky's balcony, but I'm not oddly enough. I just think: this is so typical. Benny, how does it happen that you would take TWO and not ONE of the same phone (the cover for your phone isn't on the shelf so I'm assuming you would have taken AT LEAST 2 covers home).

Also woke up Flinky twice trying to chase numbers for today.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I wonder how Viet cuisine would have turned out had Italy been the colonial power.

Alexis told me he once enjoyed a really good spaghetti with fish sauce.

Monday, June 09, 2008

French taught the Vietnamese a very, very, very important thing.

How to bake good bread.

James said:
PIzza Napletana
James said:
"If you want Hawaiian fuck off"
Marc said:
pineapples on pizza was the biggest improvement
Marc said:
it takes it onto a whole new level
James said:
you fucking degnerate
Marc said:
reinvented the pizza
James said:
like the french reinvented vietnam
Marc said:
Marc said:
they only made it better
Marc said:
just like pineapples on pizza

Sunday, June 08, 2008

What this group needs to organise shit is a viral system.

Each person needs to be responsible for contacting an assigned person and getting them to report back to the organiser. That way the time and money is spread amongst the entire group and not a single person.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Thanks for your hospitality Benny. I don't think I took a proper opportunity to thank your parents, seeing as we're not going to be there for at least another 6 months.