Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Procrastinator Junior Asks The Tough Questions

So we were watching the penultimate episode of "Top Chef" again ( and again, not including the reunion show) when I say to The Missus "remember this guy, because I'm going to show you something."

Then after the episode, I showed her a picture of this guy-

No, not his avatar, I mean an actually picture of him. I contend that Dale kind of looks like this guy...

...chef, Eric Ripert. Just a little bit, they probably could pass for brothers. At any rate, as I was showing The Missus the picture of Dale, Coaster, Chelene, Becky and a blonde friend of Dale's whom I don't know...
Procrastinator Junior: Where's George?
Me: Ummmmm, I don't know, he probably took the picture.
Procrastinator Junior: Why isn't George in any of the pictures?
Me: Umm, I don't know, you'll have to ask (Coaster).
Procrastinator Junior: Maybe that's why he is "Poor George," because he isn't in any of the pictures and he has to take them all.


Blogger Beth said...

WP Jr. is wise beyond his years.

What do you think about Hung's win?

Thu Oct 11, 01:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


"WP Jr. is wise beyond his years."

He spends an inordinate amount of time with adults and he literally lectured The Missus and me, before he could actually talk.

"What do you think about Hung's win?"

An excellent question and you can tell I've dodged the subject.

I am on the fence. As someone who is part Asian, I am happy for him and I am also happy to see someone come to this country and overcome the odds.

He is better technically than most of his competitors and if any of them had just slightly more experience, we wouldn't be talking about him at all. Procrastinator Junior said twice, "why didn't they ask for help?" As I have taught him that one has to ask for help, if one is to get anything in life.

That being said, I doubt very much that he would've made anything more than a token effort. The camaraderie was unique to Season Three and I think that the other two seasons, weren't as all hugs and kisses as this bunch.

Yet, he's not a nice guy. I believe that some of it is cultural in terms of his parents teaching him to succeed without the help of others or for him to help others. I do not condone his actions, but I look at him with a different light.

Dale should've won, simply because Casey should've been eliminated, instead of Brian, in the penultimate show. Still, Casey made and she did the best in the finale.

What is it going to take for a woman to win Top Chef and was everyone in Season Three, coached over the last six episodes? I mean, for awhile, it looked like none of them belonged there.

Thu Oct 11, 07:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dale said...

Poor George was in one of the photos from that set but unfortunately, the blonde you don't know (Jessica) is a better blonde than a photographer, Poor George turned out all blurry.

Do I really look like that? Hmm. I should send you my famous passport photo.

Thu Oct 11, 02:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

Yes, Dale's passport photo...the one the photographer says,

"This man is wanted...Wanted by Hollywood!"

Thu Oct 11, 03:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Dale said...

Use these for good, not evil WP.

Thu Oct 11, 05:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


"Poor George turned out all blurry."

Then he is living up to his nickname.

"Do I really look like that?"

I said..."just a little bit, they probably could pass for brothers."


Absolutely, he is the Canadian Cary Grant.


"Use these for good, not evil WP."

Have you learned nothing about my nature? ; )

Thu Oct 11, 05:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jewgirl said...

hmm... I don't think I've ever seen a picture of poor george either. I must take this up with cp.

Thu Oct 11, 09:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Poor George has been banished for being the perennial favorite. I, like God, am a jealous god.

Sat Oct 13, 10:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Then I guess that with George it will be a case of "always the photographer and never the model." Of course, you know he's going to rebel some time down the line...or lock you in a room with Mama Gin.

Sun Oct 14, 03:09:00 AM PDT  

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