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The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Sam Platt » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:31 am

Does anyone have any food related Christmas gift suggestions that do not include Rachel Ray's photo somewhere on the packaging? Her image seems to be plastered on all consumables and most cookware. Please help! :D
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Paulo in Philly » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:50 am

She was here in Philly today for a book signing at Rittenhouse Square. Philadelphians from all over came to see her and was plastered all over the news. I'm embarrassed...! :oops:
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Howie Hart » Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:48 am

Sam Platt wrote:Does anyone have any food related Christmas gift suggestions that do not include Rachel Ray's photo somewhere on the packaging? Her image seems to be plastered on all consumables and most cookware. Please help! :D

Try this link: Emeril
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by ChefCarey » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:02 am

Howie Hart wrote:
Sam Platt wrote:Does anyone have any food related Christmas gift suggestions that do not include Rachel Ray's photo somewhere on the packaging? Her image seems to be plastered on all consumables and most cookware. Please help! :D

Try this link: Emeril
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Alas, yet another unfulfilled Christmas for me. I searched the Emeril site high and low could not locate the Emeril jock strap anywhere!
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Stuart Yaniger » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:11 am

My wife just got a Rachel Ray diaphragm. Insert obligatory target joke here.
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Jenise » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:21 pm

ChefCarey wrote: I searched the Emeril site high and low could not locate the Emeril jock strap anywhere!


Check out the pastry bag. It's dual-use.
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by Gary Barlettano » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:34 pm

Stuart Yaniger wrote:My wife just got a Rachel Ray diaphragm. Insert obligatory target joke here.


I'm trying to stay approved for General Audiences so I'll refrain from writing what immediately came to mind as a response or posting the following here, but in view of the above suggestion I feel duty-bound to insert this link and am certain it will enhance your experience: (TV-MA) Go here!
And now what?
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by Paulo in Philly » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:37 pm

Now that's a BIG diaphragm!!!! 8)
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by Robert J. » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:39 pm

Gary Barlettano wrote:
Stuart Yaniger wrote:My wife just got a Rachel Ray diaphragm. Insert obligatory target joke here.


I'm trying to stay approved for General Audiences so I'll refrain from writing what immediately came to mind as a response or posting the following here, but in view of the above suggestion I feel duty-bound to insert this link and am certain it will enhance your experience: (TV-MA) Go here!


WOW! That is some diaphagm she's got there :lol:

As to the original post, try Le Creuset, Tree Spirit ( very nice wooden bowls, etc.) or just shop local. I can't remember where you live (if your profile even states that info) but search around for local artists who might make food related items. Good luck.
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by ChefCarey » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:11 pm

Paulo in Philly wrote:Now that's a BIG diaphragm!!!! 8)


Looks like the kind of diaphragm the mother of the Dionne quintuplets might have used.
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by ChefCarey » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:12 pm

Jenise wrote:
ChefCarey wrote: I searched the Emeril site high and low could not locate the Emeril jock strap anywhere!


Check out the pastry bag. It's dual-use.


Tried it. That star tube is hell.
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Paulo in Philly » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:55 pm

ChefCarey wrote:
Jenise wrote:
ChefCarey wrote: I searched the Emeril site high and low could not locate the Emeril jock strap anywhere!


Check out the pastry bag. It's dual-use.


Tried it. That star tube is hell.


Not if you butter it. :lol:

OK.... I should stop here before I get yelled at. :shock:
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Robert J. » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:02 pm

Paulo in Philly wrote:
ChefCarey wrote:
Jenise wrote:
ChefCarey wrote: I searched the Emeril site high and low could not locate the Emeril jock strap anywhere!


Check out the pastry bag. It's dual-use.


Tried it. That star tube is hell.


Not if you butter it. :lol:

OK.... I should stop here before I get yelled at. :shock:


Yes, butter works better than EVOO. 8)
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Stuart Yaniger » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:20 pm

I am constantly impressed with my ability to effortlessly drag any conversation straight to the gutter.
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by ChefCarey » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:08 pm

Some of us teeter at the top of the gutter precipice on a fairly constant basis. The slightest nudge will usually do the trick.
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Thomas » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:27 pm

Stuart Yaniger wrote:I am constantly impressed with my ability to effortlessly drag any conversation straight to the gutter.


Well, it's better than wasting time talking about Rachel Ray, whose success gives credence to HL Mencken's observation that "no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."

Bob R will soon let me know if HL actually said that... ;)
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by James Roscoe » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:35 pm

Thomas wrote:
Stuart Yaniger wrote:I am constantly impressed with my ability to effortlessly drag any conversation straight to the gutter.


Well, it's better than wasting time talking about Rachel Ray, whose success gives credence to HL Mencken's observation that "no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."

Bob R will soon let me know if HL actually said that... ;)


Ithought that was Mark Twain, or was it Abraham Lincoln or WC Fields?
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Robin Garr » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:44 pm

Stuart Yaniger wrote:I am constantly impressed with my ability to effortlessly drag any conversation straight to the gutter.


Thank you for staying out of the cumin thread ...
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Thomas » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:41 pm

James Roscoe wrote:
Thomas wrote:
Stuart Yaniger wrote:I am constantly impressed with my ability to effortlessly drag any conversation straight to the gutter.


Well, it's better than wasting time talking about Rachel Ray, whose success gives credence to HL Mencken's observation that "no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."

Bob R will soon let me know if HL actually said that... ;)


Ithought that was Mark Twain, or was it Abraham Lincoln or WC Fields?


Or maybe it was Yogi Berra--he said everything...

Actually, it was HL and this is the quote: No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Sam Platt » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:53 pm

Stuart Yaniger wrote:I am constantly impressed with my ability to effortlessly drag any conversation straight to the gutter.

And it was such an innocent, well intentioned initial post. Stuart, you're in time out! :)
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by Paul Winalski » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:24 am

Just who the hell IS this Rachel Ray person, anyway? I don't watch television. Am I supposed to know who she is? Aside from looking pretty in a vacant, bimboesque way, is she supposed to be some sort of food authority?

She and a few mediocre recipes were plastered all over the last box of Ritz crackers that I bought.

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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Paul Winalski » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:26 am

Jenise wrote:
ChefCarey wrote: I searched the Emeril site high and low could not locate the Emeril jock strap anywhere!


Check out the pastry bag. It's dual-use.


DON'T DO THAT!! I almost choked to death just now, when I read that.

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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:26 am

Paul Winalski wrote:Just who the hell IS this Rachel Ray person, anyway? I don't watch television. Am I supposed to know who she is? Aside from looking pretty in a vacant, bimboesque way, is she supposed to be some sort of food authority?

She and a few mediocre recipes were plastered all over the last box of Ritz crackers that I bought.

-Paul W.


OK, Paul, I'm going to go ahead and post this link but with a warning. If you've really not seen Rachel Ray before, this might be a bit much to start with. Keep your mouse on the "pause" button and be ready to stop the video at any moment. I'm not responsible for any ill effects that may befall you.

Here we go:

Click here if you dare!

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Re: The Omnipresent Rachel Ray

by Paul Winalski » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:06 am

Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:OK, Paul, I'm going to go ahead and post this link but with a warning. If you've really not seen Rachel Ray before, this might be a bit much to start with. Keep your mouse on the "pause" button and be ready to stop the video at any moment. I'm not responsible for any ill effects that may befall you.

Here we go:

Click here if you dare!

Mike


Ye gods. The anti-Julia Child.

I take it I'm supposed to know who Jessica Simpson is, too?

I downloaded that video clip over a 50Kbps dial-up connection. Most entertaining. The first time through, the video stopped every few seconds. I got to see lots of amazing facial expressions that I'm sure the show's producer never intended anyone to see for more than a microsecond. The expression on the face of the gal in the pink dress when she took her first bite of the dish was almost worth sitting through the rest of this insipid bit of tripe.

Despite this, I'll still buy Ritz crackers.

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