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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

yeah he definitely looked rougher than expected when i met him.

Hugh Jackman was at the table next to ours at brunch on Saturday. He is a GIANT HUMAN BEING. Definitely not really what I expected. He also looked quite a bit more weathered than I would have imagined.
post #78497 of 99785
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

yeah he definitely looked rougher than expected when i met him.

Though recently he's become somewhat of a style icon:

http://suavebynature.tumblr.com/post/41705968121/a-chat-with-mr-alton-brown

 

 

That's not what natty means...

 

 

Also, Good Eats has been one of my favorites forever, and I think Alton Brown is amazing on everything else he does, but reading that just totally flipped my world upside down uhoh.gif

 

 

WHY ALTON WHY.  YOU HAVE SO MANY AMAZING THINGS TO SAY ABOUT FOOD; WHY DO YOU SOUND LIKE THE SAME #MENSWEAR DRIVEL BEING SPEWED OUT FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS.

post #78498 of 99785
Apparently he is kind of a total dick, too. I love Good Eats and it will always be one of my favorite cooking shows, but as a dude Alton seems really lame.

PLUS I SHOPPED AT ALL THOSE GROCERY STORES BEFORE HE FEATURED THEM ON HIS SHOW SO I DID IT FIRST
post #78499 of 99785
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Apparently he is kind of a total dick, too. I love Good Eats and it will always be one of my favorite cooking shows, but as a dude Alton seems really lame.

PLUS I SHOPPED AT ALL THOSE GROCERY STORES BEFORE HE FEATURED THEM ON HIS SHOW SO I DID IT FIRST

 

 

Yeah I don't know.  I always thought the extra geeky jokes were annoying, but I've just learned so much from him, not to mention the fact that I'm a huge sucker for cheesy puns.  (we call them "Dad-puns", but I'm not sure that's a universally recognized term)  He's like super into motorcycles and is a born again Christian, right?  Interesting man, sort of.

 

You're from Georgia though?

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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post


Yeah I don't know.  I always thought the extra geeky jokes were annoying, but I've just learned so much from him, not to mention the fact that I'm a huge sucker for cheesy puns.  (we call them "Dad-puns", but I'm not sure that's a universally recognized term)  He's like super into motorcycles and is a born again Christian, right?  Interesting man, sort of.

You're from Georgia though?

Wow! I've never heard this term before, but I'm pretty sure that my picture is next to the definition on the dictionary.


Warning: Dad Pun! (Click to show)
Why did the dad tie a rag around his baby's neck?


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
To avoid making a mess of BIBlical proportions!
post #78501 of 99785
Yeah, I'm a huge sucker for them dad-puns too, and I still fondly remember the title theme and it always gets stuck in my head, and the super cheesy and stupid intros that he did. Hah. It was kind of an awful show if we're gonna be real, but like you said, I learned a whole lot. And yea, supposedly he's mega-christian these days and says a lot of really nasty stuff, and he has some really polarizing (and dumb) opinions.

I went to school for a long time close-by Marietta (where is from and currently lives) and kinda knew his nephew. A lot of the Asian stores featured on the show are 100% legit, like I remember mid 90s - early 2000s the stores were 100% Asian and my mom would take me grocery shopping there weekly. She'd make a half hour - 45 minute drive to go to these places instead of other grocery stores, always said the food was fresher and better, especially meats and fish. I'd see maybe like 1 non-asian family there a month, and it's crazy how the whole food movement has grown cause these days it's probably half non-Asian and half Asian shopping there.

Pretty cool that people are more interested in cooking different things, except there has been a slew of really bad Americanized food popping up that make really cruddy stuff and charge way too much for it popping around these once lower income ethnic areas.
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Speaking of asian stores i need to bring a cooler to work one day so i can buy some sushi grade fish at H mart and make some homemade sushi.

I always crave it after workouts but Post workout hunger + price of sushi = bad times.
post #78503 of 99785
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Could be that Balenciaga was a logistical nightmare - that happens a lot - and clearly, they didn't do their jobs right if they couldn't reconcile their commercial aims with the artistic needs of their head designer. However, designer can't come to terms with the fact that fashion is really a business, and that as the marquee designer at a brand he is essentially a show pony meant to drive sales = Old Story. I bet that he wishes that he had been born 50 years earlier, or before the day of the license.
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

That's not what natty means...

Also, Good Eats has been one of my favorites forever, and I think Alton Brown is amazing on everything else he does, but reading that just totally flipped my world upside down uhoh.gif

WHY ALTON WHY.  YOU HAVE SO MANY AMAZING THINGS TO SAY ABOUT FOOD; WHY DO YOU SOUND LIKE THE SAME #MENSWEAR DRIVEL BEING SPEWED OUT FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS.

The answer is simple - he seems to have learned everything from a few retailers. Retailers are not the most imaginative people, by and large. They are usually good trend followers. Wierdly enough, Styleforum is one of the few places where you can get a balanced perspective on things, because it is a community, with a lot of voices representing different points of view. We don't push any particular agenda, and we let the community decide its interests.
post #78504 of 99785
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

However, designer can't come to terms with the fact that fashion is really a business, and that as the marquee designer at a brand he is essentially a show pony meant to drive sales = Old Story. I bet that he wishes that he had been born 50 years earlier, or before the day of the license.

This was the first question/answer in that interview actually
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At what point into the job at Balenciaga did you realise you needed to wise up to the business side of the brand?

NG: Straight away. It’s part of being a creative because the vision you have ends up in the stores. It actually makes me smile today when I think about it because it was me who had to invent the concept of being commercial at Balenciaga. Right from the start I wanted it to be commercial, but the first group who owned the house didn’t have the first notion of commerce; there was no production team. There was nothing.

Not sure what to make of that exactly. Could be he's exaggerating. I mean, really, no production team? But who knows.
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Thanks for the link MOK. Will try to figure out how to play it here in the US. I love Parkinson's work -- nice combination of whimsy and glamour. 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Parker - 4/29/13 at 9:52am
post #78506 of 99785

A lot of complaining and not much insight.
post #78507 of 99785
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Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post

Which cobbler did you use? Need to get some boots vibramed and if they can do that then I feel pretty safe going to them.

I went to Benjamin's on the Row at 8th & Walnut, which I take it is a little off the beaten path for you. They're hella slow - most of the guy's time is spent doing work is for local theater companies - but I've been happy with everything they've done.
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Anyone got much info on Bronwen Marshall?

http://www.bronwenmarshall.com/
post #78510 of 99785
cool pix Parker!

that tattoo is just goofy... facepalm.gif
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