|Flowers, 4th of July, NFNS, Hell's Kitchen||[Jul. 3rd, 2007|03:55 pm]|
Cross-posted from LJ|
More pretty flower pictures on the Cornwall Cam!
This morning I emailed my dad suggesting that in light of the Shrub’s most recent idiocy we should celebrate the 4th by going somewhere for Canadian maple syrup and Canadian bacon. He responded, “IHOP.”
I guess we are going somewhere. He seems rather gung-ho on getting together. I am feeling yuck and kind of just want to curl up in bed with D.
Just in case I do spend most of tomorrow curled up in bed with D, Happy Independence Day to everyone who is celebrating it! And a belated Happy Canada Day to all y'all Canadians!
Well, there goes my eye candy. But I have to admit that Adrien’s food was boring and sometimes just flat out awful and after he didn’t really cook at all in the challenges, he deserved to go.
I still don’t much care about any of these people. I suppose Jag is more or less ruled out now, because they’ve got another “Latin” show, featuring someone named Ingrid Hoffman who speaks with a fake Spanish accent approximately 30% of the time. And has big tits. She doesn’t seem to do much cooking - it looks like it’s mostly her sitting around with her friends drinking and eating other people’s cooking. But then Food Network doesn’t seem to have but a couple of actual cooks on it anymore.
So that leaves Amy, Rory, and Paul. Paul’s too similar in style (his show would be about entertaining) to the winners of the first season. That leaves us with Amy and Rory. Eh. Whatever.
I can only vaguely remember what they actually did this week. That’s how bland the show has become. Oh yeah! They pissed off Alton and did horribly crappy jobs of “cooking” in demonstrations in front of the camera. Well, none of them were all that much worse than SLop in her most drunken state, and all of them were less annoying that *shudder* RayRay.
Best Thing: Alton!! And we get Alton again next week, yay!!!
Why Gordon? For the love of foie gras, WHY?! Why do I have to listen to her whiney Fran Drescher voice and watch her drag her stupid hair through the food for one more week? WHY?!
I didn’t really hate Melissa before last night, and I do think she has been fairly competent in previous episodes, but after that performance she should have been so very gone. Who doesn’t know you can’t let potatoes sit around? Of course they turn black. And then there was her failure to fess up to messing up the duck and making the rest of her team look bad. No, worse, she deliberately blamed it on Julia, who while yes, was in charge of the duck could only stand by and watch as Melissa shoved the duck back in the oven to overcook it. All this on top of her dictatorial bitchiness throughout the two days was plenty of reason to hook her jacket and send her packing.
She really did go off the deep end, didn’t she? Telling Julia to grow some balls?! WTF! Her annoyingness during the decorating. Gah! It was just non-stop. My guess is that she was reacting to stress and that’s how it came out, but if that’s how she reacts to stress, then she does not need to be in charge of a restaurant kitchen.
I’m glad Jen nominated Bonnie rather than Julia. I don’t think for a second Ramsey would have sent either of them home, but Julia being nominated would have angered me and probably made Ramsey mad in a not good way.
Best quote of the night from a cheftestant: ““I may have to strangle her with some chiffon.” (Bonnie) Oh, Bonnie, how I wish you would!
Second best: “Oh yeah, that’s been helping us.” (Spectacularly deadpanned by Julia).
Best quote of the night from Ramsey: “You’re standing there acting like a jumped up little cavewoman!”
Best quote by the voiceover guy: This is a toughie between “lame duck” and “If only things in the kitchen were so ... easy.” (What does he know about the bride, hmmmm?)
Jean Phillipe’s shining moment: (paraphrased) “Is he going to get the orders out faster?” *smirk*
If I have to be stuck with Melissa for another week, I hope at least that she and Rock have a lovely, knock-down drag-out power struggle over in the blue kitchen, and both get eliminated. Also, Melissa’s chin ... thing is starting to remind me of Michelle (a/k/a Manchelle) on ANTM Cycle 4.
How the hell did Rock win the phone in vote for favorite contestant? How the hell did Julia not win?!?! America, what is wrong with you?!
Edited to Add: I am so very sick of the License to Wed commercials. I'm so sick of them I didn't even realize the movie hadn't opened yet.