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November 14, 2012 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Which has more deleted reposts -- Guy Fieri or the US election?

Honestly it's a little weird how many times those reviews have been deleted and redeleted.
posted by boo_radley to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 PM (96 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Michael Jackson is still dead, right?
posted by box at 12:20 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


FIERI/REVIEWER 2016
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:21 PM on November 14, 2012 [7 favorites]


Hey cortex, I think there's a plot to make you out to be a liar: "At this point I'm pretty sure more people have posted bad reviews of Fieri's restaurant to Metafilter than have eaten there. -- cortex"
posted by Grither at 12:25 PM on November 14, 2012


Michael Jackson is still dead, right?

Umm.. NO... Just because Spin City got cancelled and he doesn't really act due to his unfortunate illness does not make him dead
posted by Debaser626 at 12:25 PM on November 14, 2012


Gong
posted by Burhanistan at 12:27 PM on November 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Relevant Key & Peele about Michael Jackson's death. (apologies to non-US folks, try this link)
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:29 PM on November 14, 2012


Michael Jackson is still dead, right?

No, I saw him in a movie about his last tour.
posted by heyho at 12:57 PM on November 14, 2012


I am thoroughly entertained by all the "Guy Fieri restaurant sucks" posts.

If I were rich and lived nearby I would go just to see how bad it is.
posted by royalsong at 1:04 PM on November 14, 2012


I was very disappointed that there was already an open Guy Fieri thread, because that review truly deserved an FPP.
posted by slogger at 1:09 PM on November 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, it'd be fun to be able to tell people about your trip there. "You can read all the horrible reviews you want, but there's something awful about being there that mere words can't convey."
posted by Area Man at 1:15 PM on November 14, 2012


James Brown has died.
posted by Egg Shen at 1:21 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man.
posted by boo_radley at 1:23 PM on November 14, 2012


It's the new Get Your War On.
posted by bondcliff at 1:27 PM on November 14, 2012


I know y'all new york mefites are hecka fond of meet ups.

You know what to do.
posted by boo_radley at 1:29 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I ran out of deletion reasons and had to tag Jess in while I rehydrate.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:30 PM on November 14, 2012 [13 favorites]


Seriously, you guys are just fucking with us at this point, right?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:31 PM on November 14, 2012 [23 favorites]


Was..was it just me or did another Guy Fieri thread just get deleted? If not, then I may have just had a stroke.
posted by Kitteh at 1:31 PM on November 14, 2012


Yes, another one just got deleted. Donkey Sauce!
posted by Area Man at 1:33 PM on November 14, 2012


did another Guy Fieri thread just get deleted?

The Fieri Doctrine is now defined as pre-emptive MeTa-ing.
posted by Egg Shen at 1:35 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm not part of a scheme! I just noticed the... third? one and busted out into some jackass-inspired braying laughter at my desk. I figured maybe we could take a moment and laugh. And I never imagined that another GF thread (fourth!) would pop up.
posted by boo_radley at 1:35 PM on November 14, 2012


cortex: "I ran out of deletion reasons and had to tag Jess in while I rehydrate."

Modder's cramp, poor guy. He'll do well in his circuit, but he'll never go pro after this.
posted by boo_radley at 1:36 PM on November 14, 2012 [13 favorites]


Egg Shen: "did another Guy Fieri thread just get deleted?

The Fieri Doctrine is now defined as pre-emptive MeTa-ing.
"

We call it DONKEY FLAGGING! Ka-pow! Off the hook!

I'm so tired.
posted by boo_radley at 1:41 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


SORRY

*eats donkey sauce as punishment*
posted by ninjew at 1:42 PM on November 14, 2012


Right now, somewhere in the world, a MeFite wholly unaware of either the deleted posts script or MeTa is reading the NY Times thinking "man, everyone on MetaFilter is going to love this."
posted by griphus at 1:49 PM on November 14, 2012 [21 favorites]


Yeah, at this point my brain has just dedicated a small subsystem to just constantly and frenetically obsessing over the next incoming post. I see a Pontiac Fiero drive by and I twitch.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:55 PM on November 14, 2012 [13 favorites]


I keep checking the front page hoping that I'll see the next one before it is deleted.
posted by Area Man at 1:55 PM on November 14, 2012


that NYT review was the only reason I made the post. I didn't see the open thread somehow and didn't want to do just a single-link NYT post so I tried to frame it. i actually wasn't trying to do a mocking post..
posted by ninjew at 1:55 PM on November 14, 2012


FIERI/REVIEWER 2016
Seriously, I can see some TeaBloggers looking at the derision from "the Lamestream Press" and "Libtards" like us MeFites and turning Fieri into a serious contender in the 2016 Republican Presidential race. Who else do they have?

But seriously, all MeFites who try to post something that has already been deleted at least once should be linked to the beloved MetaFilter Deleted Posts blog, in a MeMail or in the deletion reason itself. Or pb should code it so the next time they hit "New Post" they're redirected there. HINT.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:56 PM on November 14, 2012


The Guy Fieri is weird, as it keeps flaring up, then dying down, on social media. Don't know why, but that's probably why people are genuinely putting it up as a FPP without realising.
posted by Wordshore at 1:56 PM on November 14, 2012


Did any of the Guy Fieri threads survive? Because I thought that review was pretty amazing.

Area Man, that was why I ate a KFC Double Down. I was actually kind of disappointed that it wasn't terrible (though too salty for my taste).
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:59 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Speaking of deletion, guess who's deleted all his tweets of the last three months in a kind of "No no no that election thing Neeeeeever Happened. Not at all. No presidential election. Never happened, NOTHING AT ALL HAPPENED between early August and early November" way...
posted by Wordshore at 1:59 PM on November 14, 2012 [15 favorites]


Is it Guy Fieri?
posted by griphus at 2:05 PM on November 14, 2012 [11 favorites]


Area Man, that was why I ate a KFC Double Down. I was actually kind of disappointed that it wasn't terrible (though too salty for my taste).

Yes, so many things are merely mediocre, not actively disgusting.

I will say that I have eaten at both the Rainforest Cafe and Planet Hollywood restaurants at the Mall of America, and they are two of the worst dining experiences I have ever experienced. So, I do believe that a certain type of tourist trap restaurant really is capable of going beyond mere mediocrity into true dreadfullness.
posted by Area Man at 2:06 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did any of the Guy Fieri threads survive? Because I thought that review was pretty amazing.


This post was made on October 25th about a review of the restaurant that appeared in the Observer. The NYT review was linked in a comment there yesterday.
posted by zarq at 2:22 PM on November 14, 2012


I had noticed all of the mentions of Guy Fieri in completely unrelated threads and thought maybe this was about that...but no.

What we need is for Fieri to show up here. Clearly.
posted by batmonkey at 2:32 PM on November 14, 2012


Oh man. Mine was the first deleted post of a deluge? Well, at least I know I've got my finger on the pulse of Metafilter.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:41 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


The deleted posts:

When you hung that sign by the entrance that says, WELCOME TO FLAVOR TOWN!, were you just messing with our heads? / This post was deleted for the following reason: I never really expected to find myself typing "please add this to the existing thread about people reviewing Guy Fieri's terrible resaurant", but here we are. -- cortex

When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip. / This post was deleted for the following reason: WE ARE AWARE THAT THE GUY WHO IS NOT THE GUY FROM SMASHMOUTH HAS A BAD RESTAURANT -- cortex

The well-meaning staff seems to realize that this is not a real restaurant. / This post was deleted for the following reason: At this point I'm pretty sure more people have posted bad reviews of Fieri's restaurant to Metafilter than have eaten there. -- cortex

SERVICE: The well-meaning staff seems to realize that this is not a real restaurant. / This post was deleted for the following reason: There is an ACTIVE and OPEN thread about this, I am not sure why there is a new post about this but if I am missing something and cortex is missing something please let us know what that something might be? -- jessamyn
posted by zarq at 2:49 PM on November 14, 2012 [17 favorites]


In fairness, the latest one seemed to be a bit more of a wrap-up thread with multiple links, instead of the previous series of SLNYT threads. Still, I think the place is the only appropriate location now for an NYC meetup.
posted by zachlipton at 2:50 PM on November 14, 2012


I wish Flavor Town would just secede already.
posted by octobersurprise at 2:55 PM on November 14, 2012 [9 favorites]


Well, at least I know I've got my finger on the pulse of Metafilter.

I'm not sure I'd say it's the pulse. Precisely.
posted by elizardbits at 2:57 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


BUTT JOKE
posted by elizardbits at 2:57 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Butt elephant.
posted by Melismata at 2:58 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's never a good time to eat at Flavor Flav Town.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:02 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Won't you take me to
Flavor Town
posted by Area Man at 3:14 PM on November 14, 2012


ohgodmentalimage
posted by maryr at 3:15 PM on November 14, 2012


Oh my god I just found out there's a mefite named Area Man I am tickled.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:21 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Flavor Flav Town

The official name is Flavor Flav's House of Flavor.
posted by Egg Shen at 3:33 PM on November 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wordshore -

No, he hasn't, unless he was keeping up two Twitter accounts and I managed to never notice, and he felt the need to clean up just one account and not the other for reasons that aren't occurring to me at all despite my degree in political science.

The entire election season he was tweeting at @PaulRyanVP, rather than at @RepPaulRyan. 229 posts from the election season are still at the VP account, and I honestly don't remember any that I'm not seeing.

There are about 200,000 fewer people following the Rep account than the VP account (I'm one of them.) Probably because when official Romney campaign folks mentioned Paul Ryan in a tweet, they referred to the VP account.

Research, people. Google is your friend, and so is a two-minute inspection of who @MittRomney follows and/or what they actually said.
posted by SMPA at 3:42 PM on November 14, 2012 [5 favorites]


Never trust a skinny chef with spiky, frosted hair who wears sunglasses on the back of his neck.
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:03 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Shit, I'm gonna get some Flava Flav's Famous Clock Soup. He uses real clocks!
posted by Burhanistan at 4:17 PM on November 14, 2012


butts, lol
posted by ocherdraco at 4:28 PM on November 14, 2012


Oops. My bad. Thanks, SMPA.
posted by Wordshore at 4:41 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am glad it amused you. I'm hoping someone will someday choose "Alluring Mouthbreather."
posted by Area Man at 5:23 PM on November 14, 2012


This post was deleted for the following reason: There is an ACTIVE and OPEN thread about this, I am not sure why there is a new post about this but if I am missing something and cortex is missing something please let us know what that something might be? -- jessamyn

In all seriousness, that something might be that many around here a) don't have the deleted thread GreaseMonkey script installed and b) don't think of or don't like to check 3 week+ old threads, especially for something from a daily news outlet. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be any mechanism for actively directing the sweaty masses to previous threads on discussion-worthy topics.
posted by slogger at 5:56 PM on November 14, 2012


In all seriousness, that something might be that many around here a) don't have the deleted thread GreaseMonkey script installed

There's nothing in that deletion reason about other deleted threads.

and b) don't think of or don't like to check 3 week+ old threads, especially for something from a daily news outlet. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be any mechanism for actively directing the sweaty masses to previous threads on discussion-worthy topics.

Presumably if you're using tags like "GuyFieri" on the post that will show up as a possibly related thread?
posted by Jahaza at 6:50 PM on November 14, 2012


guess who's deleted all his tweets of the last three months

I think Paul Ryan was trying to post restaurant reviews and cortex took action.
posted by arcticseal at 7:09 PM on November 14, 2012 [6 favorites]


The first place you'll find is a grease-pit called Flavortown. Now if Metatalk doesn't swallow you up first, that place sure as hell will!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:43 PM on November 14, 2012


Kenko's quip, "Ew. Die in a fryer, Guy," was worth looking at all those reposts.
posted by gingerest at 1:39 AM on November 15, 2012


Let's dub this sort of thing "The Fieri Paradox"
posted by Renoroc at 3:42 AM on November 15, 2012


"The Fieri Paradox" is an anagram of "Exit, diarrhea fop."
posted by griphus at 4:16 AM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Donkey Sauce:

1 cup prepared mayonnaise
1/4 cup roasted garlic butter
1 teaspoon regular yellow mustard
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 pinches ground black pepper

Mix the mayonnaise, roasted garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper together until smooth. Yield: about 1 cup
posted by ninjew at 8:19 AM on November 15, 2012


there is no donkey in this sauce, you fraud.
posted by elizardbits at 8:28 AM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


elizardbits, what do you think Worcestershire sauce is made of?
posted by Rock Steady at 8:43 AM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


british people who have betrayed the empire.
posted by elizardbits at 8:48 AM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


british people who have betrayed the empire.

Americans?
posted by garius at 8:56 AM on November 15, 2012 [7 favorites]


YES. Delicious, delicious Americans. And also anchovies.
posted by elizardbits at 9:03 AM on November 15, 2012


No anchovies, please.
posted by Melismata at 9:08 AM on November 15, 2012


PBR Pig Stix $6.95
House smoked bologna stuffed with cheddar cheese, dipped in jalapeño & garlic Pabst Blue Ribbon beer batter & fried. Served with Carolina mustard & BBQ sauce

#YOLO
posted by ninjew at 9:08 AM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


This does not surprise me at all because
a) metafilter users are pretty lazy about posting dupes
b) that is the best restaurant review ever written, anywhere
posted by GuyZero at 9:31 AM on November 15, 2012


#YOLO (your omentum leaches oil)
#YOVO (you only vomit orthogonally)
#YOKO (you only know oblivion)
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:16 AM on November 15, 2012


The official name is Flavor Flav's House of Flavor.

How in heck did someone not realize they could have a kid's meal, complete with a Yeeaaahhh, Tooyyyy!!!
posted by pupdog at 12:10 PM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


#YUNO

Why you no?
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:20 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


The reviews have overlooked one other amazing thing about this joint - the sign. It looks like something out of The Onion.
posted by Flashman at 1:46 PM on November 15, 2012


I can't believe that eagle isn't crying a single perfect tear for freedom and ranch dressing. Also there should be more glitter.
posted by elizardbits at 1:48 PM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't believe that no one has made a This restaurant, it vibrates? joke yet, but maybe I'm just old.
posted by anastasiav at 5:48 PM on November 15, 2012


Donkey Sauce:

1 cup prepared mayonnaise
1/4 cup roasted garlic butter
1 teaspoon regular yellow mustard
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 pinches ground black pepper

Mix the mayonnaise, roasted garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper together until smooth. Pour directly into the garbage disposal. Yield: about 1 cup

FTFY
posted by two lights above the sea at 6:51 PM on November 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


Just caught this:

> Michael Jackson is still dead, right?

Umm.. NO... Just because Spin City got cancelled and he doesn't really act due to his unfortunate illness does not make him dead


Um....Debaser, you do know you have the wrong Michael, there, right?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:55 AM on November 16, 2012


Yeah, he cut his hair and he doesn't have as many albums these days, but he's still the best-selling smooth jazz artist of all time.

Get with it Debaser.
posted by GuyZero at 12:15 PM on November 16, 2012


I thought the review was pretty mediocre. Why bother?

And the conceit? A stream of loaded questions directed at Fieri. Did you think that was fresh, Reviewerperson? Entertaining? Even after eight or nine paragraphs?
posted by notyou at 1:12 PM on November 16, 2012


Fieri featured one of my favorite restaurants on his show once, so now you have to wait in long lines to get food.

What I'm trying to say here is that Guy Fieri is evil, and is deserving of any scorn you can muster.
posted by brundlefly at 3:24 PM on November 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, Worcestershire Sauce, how you reappear everywhere in life and will never leave me alone.

Now, it's MetaFilter.

I went to school in the city of Worcester in the early eighties. It was a good school, though like many in English cities it had its problems (and problem teachers, pupils and parents of pupils). I thought I was going there because it was a good school. Only years later, as my family started to fragment and the truth about many things came out, did I learn that I was sent there as the long journey (an hour on the school bus from our farm in the Vale of Evesham, and an hour back) meant I was out of the house and away from the farm more.

There was a clear cut in our school year, and the years before us. If you were the eighties version of geeky (this meant owning any two out of a Rubik's cube, ZX Spectrum and a Commodore 64), or got consistently good grades, then you'd probably go on to Further Education college for two years to get advanced level certificates, then off to university for three years to get a degree. When away, you'd occasionally see a bottle of the stuff in the supermarket, and have a flashback to school years (more on that later).

If you didn't get good grades, then if like me you were one of the rural schoolkids bussed in then you'd end up working on a farm, in orchards, driving tractors, for years and decades. Rarely leaving the county. Or, if female, becoming a housewife before the age of 18. And never leaving the county.

But if you didn't get good grades, and was one of the local schoolkids, you'd end up working in the Lea and Perrins factory. Making Worcestershire Sauce. Or, if female, becoming a housewife before the age of 18.

Either way, you'd encounter the stuff. The hardest gang in our year, led by Craig, had an initiation ceremony that involved (a) drinking a whole bottle of the stuff without being sick and (b) stealing the dinner money of someone from year one (twelve year olds) and sharing it with the gang members. The irony is, most of the people in that gang ended up in the factory, making ... you've guessed it.

It pops up all over the world. Well, the name, anyway. A tiny corrugated iron shop in Barbados, 1998. I stumble in with severe sunburn (dumbass British tourist) to see if they have anything to ease the pain. Only two products on the shelf (singular); Coca Cola, and a knock-off local version of Worcestershire Sauce. Rovaniemi, Finland, on the Arctic circle, a few years, and many degrees colder than Barbados, later. Worcestershire sauce. A ridiculously large "all of the foods of the world" hypermarket in Ohio, in the British section. Back in Worcester, in the shop in the public library; the local sauce.

We had a school reunion a few years back, in a pub in Worcester. Awkward. Point scoring, who had moved on, who had not, who was recognizable (all of us), who had boastfully achieved the most. Many - not a few, but many - of those who'd gotten low grade in our year, had gone to work in the factory. Most of these had married young, married local, and lived in Worcester their whole lives. They didn't mix much, at the reunion, with the university lot. Like oil and water. Or Worcestershire sauce and milk.

There won't be another reunion of our school year.

Whenever I see a bottle of the black, sharp vinegary liquid, it's an immediate, unprovoked, and unwanted, connection back to the awkward days of school, and five crappy years of this protestant farmer's boy having a catholic city education.

But the one thing that interests me about the sauce is how people pronounce the name. Here's how Homer Simpson would probably pronounce it. And it's not just many Americans who struggle with the name; a lot of Brits do as well. The French are hopeless at it. The Norwegians fall silent. The Germans sound like they are spitting out the sauce, while the Italians sound like they are making love to a bottle of it. Curiously, and maybe it's the lay of the language, Australians nearly always get it right first time.

It's Wus-tuh-sha ('a' as in 'apple') if you want to practice saying it as the locals say it. Becky, my girlfriend from Wisconsin who wooed me with cheeses, didn't practice. She got it right first time. So I asked her to marry me. She said yes. There'll be a bottle of Worcestershire Sauce on the top table at our wedding.
posted by Wordshore at 4:27 PM on November 19, 2012 [5 favorites]


Sorry. Got a bit carried away there. It's been a while.
posted by Wordshore at 5:03 PM on November 19, 2012


Saturday Night Live was all set with a Fieri bit and then didn't run it, but it's still decently amusing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:23 PM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wordshore, some Americans can pronounce it fine.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:27 PM on November 19, 2012


Rock Steady. My ex is/was a librarian from there. She didn't pronounce it correctly; or, at least in the English way. Not once. In five months.

It drove me to gin.
posted by Wordshore at 5:50 PM on November 19, 2012


Fieri Skit SNL Didn’t Air Takes On NY Times Review
posted by Golden Eternity at 9:40 AM on November 20, 2012


Stephen Robert Morse: Guy Fieri Times Square Restaurant Review: Here Is the Grade I Give It After I Tried It Myself

I wasn't aware that bad dining on purpose was a hipster thing, either. Is it really?

Someone needs to review the damned rice pudding now, so I can know if it's safe. :P
posted by zarq at 10:13 AM on November 20, 2012


It's Wus-tuh-sha ('a' as in 'apple')

*silently mouths words to self repeatedly*

I think this doesn't work for those of us who pronounce the "a" in "apple" the same as the "a" in "Shatner".
posted by Lexica at 10:47 AM on November 20, 2012


Wait, how else would you pronounce apple and Shatner?
posted by elizardbits at 11:00 AM on November 20, 2012


Shot-NAY.
posted by griphus at 11:01 AM on November 20, 2012


Being from New England I get Worcester (Wuss-ter) right, but not being from Massachusetts, I still put an R in the end of the sauce (Wuss-sta-shire).

On the other hand, I once shocked, shocked!, a friend from California because despite my overwhelming Northeastern-ness, I correctly pronounced La Jolla as "La Hoya" and not as the town Santa probably vacations in, "La Jolla". They were less impressed when I confessed I'd just never seen it written before.
posted by maryr at 7:54 AM on November 27, 2012


How is the sauce supposed be pronounced? I think I've been doing it wrong.
posted by Area Man at 7:04 PM on November 28, 2012


War Chester
posted by Burhanistan at 7:19 PM on November 28, 2012


Wusster Sher.
posted by box at 4:35 AM on November 30, 2012


Wooster Shire would be about the funniest take on The Hobbit/LotR ever.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:02 PM on December 4, 2012


Actually, Worcester Shire would be pretty entertaining too. Imagine a bunch of hobbits in Pats gear.
posted by maryr at 9:30 AM on December 5, 2012


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