Re: Fortuny: the interview

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Dude, I can't believe you get me to watch this stuff. So Fortuny is basically a bad shock jock who missed his calling, and Paisley is dull and easily amused.

You watched all four clips, didn't you?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 1:29 PM
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I swear that despite my almost unlimited tolerance for boredom if it may serve the purposes of mockery, I made it through about 4 minutes of the first clip...


Posted by: Scott Lemieux | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 1:47 PM
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I've watched about ten minutes' worth, but there's so much dead air and pho slurping. That bit about Jason calling the FBI was sort of funny, though.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 1:53 PM
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My interest in watching other people eat seems to top out at three minutes. I kinda want some pho now, though.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 2:38 PM
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Who do you like for pho around greater Prov, mrh? I've heard good things about Minh Hai in Cranston, but haven't been. It's not strictly speaking pho, but I love the noodle soup at Thai Orchid, also down in Cranston. I've been wanting to find a good place around the area for banh mi, but haven't found any yet.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 3:06 PM
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mrh, was I supposed to tell you about Reconstructionism? e-mail me.


Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 3:40 PM
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From 5:17 in the Part 4 video, Fortuny talks about law, privacy, and his experiment. Among others things, he says, "If some good privacy law came from this, I'd actually be really pleased." Later (from 6:47) he mentions a Craigslist group that has taken his idea a step further—according to Fortuny, they research and then directly contact the people who respond to their ads.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 3:54 PM
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For me, at least, the funniest part of this is the JPais is (may the gods of sexism forgive me) even less attractive than I thought she was. And she knows it!


Posted by: Glenn | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 5:03 PM
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glenn, you didn't see her shoe choices in some of the old pics.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 8:39 PM
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You guys just wait until the women discover this thread. Then the fun will begin.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 8:48 PM
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Thread now locked.


Posted by: Stub | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 8:50 PM
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JL, I haven't had much pho in the Providence area. There was a restaurant downtown called "Beyond India" that had a pretty delicious fancified pho, but I wouldn't call that authentic. A trip to Cranston might be worth it.

Matt, emailed; thanks!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 9:08 PM
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I honestly thought she looked surprisingly good. Surprisingly because her pic on her site does have the flavor of the kind of overexposed glamor shot someone is capable of taking once, and there's a much less flattering picture of her floating around.


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 9:13 PM
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It disturbs me that the first couple of minutes, the talk of squirting and no. 1, could basically have come from the Mineshaft. Though when Jason says that he's a hero... wait a minute.


Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 9:52 PM
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I forced myself to watch several minutes' worth in hopes that it would turn out to be one of those crying while eating things, but no such luck.

Incidentally, for several years I've wanted to open a Vietnamese restaurant just so I could call it "Pho King Awesome."


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 11:40 PM
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It's been done.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 11:43 PM
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Fuck. I mean, Phock. Still, mine's better.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-23-06 11:57 PM
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No one ever likes my idea for a French-Indian fusion restaurant: Curry de Coeur.


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 12:03 AM
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Is there a double meaning? I like the sound but I'm worried I'm missing something.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 12:10 AM
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Perhaps you are, young w-lfs-n. First I introduce you to the world of blueberry genitalia, and now this.


Posted by: Tia | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 12:17 AM
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Ah! Awesome. I would eat there.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 12:30 AM
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I haven't had much pho in the Providence area.

There's a pho place down in the shopping plaza where Shaw's is, just off North Main St., I think the name is Pho Hon's. They have another restaurant in Cranston as well. I've never been, in part because that shopping plaza is kind of weird.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 5:43 AM
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13: I confess to agreeing with this. Gah.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 9:02 AM
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22: That shopping plaza is the weirdest. We refer to it, uncharitably, as "Crack Shaw's." The all-you-can eat Chinese buffet is not completely repulsive, however.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 11:11 AM
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I've been to the pho place at Crack Shaw's, and possibly even the Chinese buffet. The pho place is decent but not spectacular, although I mostly remember the colorful goldfish.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 11:28 AM
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This sentence makes not sense to me: The all-you-can eat Chinese buffet is not completely repulsive, however.


Posted by: Clownæsthesiologist | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 11:34 AM
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It's like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Clownae, but with Chinese food instead.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 11:50 AM
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The interview videos were dull but I found the last part was a bit disturbing. Basically, Fortuny faced the camera directly and challenged his victims to take revenge. I just cannot understand this guy.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 1:10 PM
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"Crack Shaw's" fits. I'd like to say it's the worst supermarket shopping experience in town since the Valueland on Smith Hill went out of business, but my knowledge of the limited alternatives available to people without cars and in the crappier parts of town happily has become out of date in the past six or seven years. It's pretty dingy and freaky down there, though.

I think I may have been to the Chinese buffet down there once years ago, don't remember exactly. 26 is how I generally feel about most buffets of any kind, though.

What were you doing in Providence, stras?


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 1:29 PM
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Does Apsara do pho? If they do, it seems like a fair bet that it would be excellent.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 1:38 PM
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Very nice, redfox. I don't think Apsara does do pho, though I haven't been down there in quite a while. Now I want those little scallion pancakes they do.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 2:28 PM
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Redfoxtailshrub, we seem to have graduated together. Neat!

27 is spot on. We all learned a moral lesson after the Oompa Loompas rolled out another patron who had overdosed on General Tso's Chicken.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 6:15 PM
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I just got dinner at the new Pho place that opened a couple of blocks away and I have all your IP addresses.

The rest of this story pretty much writes itself.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 8:43 PM
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Actually I don't think it does, unless you live in Providence, which you don't.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 8:52 PM
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Actually, ogged, I have no idea what you're talking about.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 8:52 PM
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I think he livevlogged the pho on Cregzlist with our noodz.


Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 9:06 PM
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36: "noodz" s/b "noodlz"


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 9:18 PM
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Kitty!


Posted by: standpipe b | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 9:30 PM
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Related.

(Sort of.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-24-06 9:49 PM
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The guy who owns my favorite Vietnamese place has vanity plates reading PHO KING. On his Hummer.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-25-06 4:19 PM
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I love the part where he's talking about having all the pizzas delivered and he's saying it's not a big deal because, to paraphrase, when he doesn't cook, he goes out to... and then he looks around and says, "What's the name of this place?" I watched the room get more stupid with every syllable.

I can't watch more than 20, maybe 25 seconds at a stretch. I could spend twelve hours masturbating to Sailor Moon fanfic I'd pulled off Usenet and still not be that lame.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-25-06 9:50 PM
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When are Daniel N. Guap and Tom Hilde going to eat pho together? The internets have no right to continue being this amusing.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 09-25-06 10:10 PM
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thank God they went out for pho or else there would be nothing to talk about. wow, that interview sucked and it took four installments to do it.


Posted by: coqui | Link to this comment | 09-26-06 10:34 AM
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