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  • I watched it - wonderful show

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  • Did not watch - Iran is EVIL

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Thread: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Anybody watch this last night?

    Food star Anthony Bourdain tells of a ‘different Iran’ than expected


    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/pers...-expected.html


    Not surprising, but also highly informative.

    Beer drinking, pizza eating, American muscle car loving, family oriented people just trying to live their lives to the best of their abilities.

    Also - NOT hating America, although not forgetting that America supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war which included Iraq using some pretty hideous weapons on the Iranians.

    I especially liked the one scene where Anthony was having a HUGE formal lunch with a family and the father specifically stated "we are not the axis of evil".



    So I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding the show.
    I haven't seen it, but I'll look it out. It doesn't really surprise me. Most ordinary citizens of every country form the usual mix of good and bad, but generally ride way above the politicking and sabre-rattling of their political élites. I'd love to visit Iran, but I don't think I'd do so as a private citizen, not because I'd fear hostility, but because I'd fear the authorities and their arbitrary cruelties - something that I reckon ordinary Iranians fear and despise too. I'd love to visit some of their archaeological sites and get into their fabulous cuisine. Until I can do that, I'll enjoy it vicariously through Mr Bourdain's programme.

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Damn, I missed it. Love his shows!
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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Anybody watch this last night?

    Food star Anthony Bourdain tells of a ‘different Iran’ than expected


    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/pers...-expected.html


    Not surprising, but also highly informative.

    Beer drinking, pizza eating, American muscle car loving, family oriented people just trying to live their lives to the best of their abilities.

    Also - NOT hating America, although not forgetting that America supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war which included Iraq using some pretty hideous weapons on the Iranians.

    I especially liked the one scene where Anthony was having a HUGE formal lunch with a family and the father specifically stated "we are not the axis of evil".



    So I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding the show.
    Thats only some Iranians. For everyone normal person theres someone throwing acid on a woman for resisting rape. Or funding terrorism against the americans. I havent watched yet, but Bourdain usually does a good job of at least mentioning the bad stuff along with the good.

    Acid Attacks on Women Spread Terror in Iran - The Daily Beast

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Unfortunately, most of the exposure that we get to foreign cultures is through the lens of politics. If we could all sit down together over dinner, most of our preconceptions would disappear. Just like us on this forum. I may not agree with specific posters ideologically, but if I cooked dinner, and had them over to eat, our differences would melt away. Getting personal in the real sense has a way of dissipating mistrust and fear.
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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Damn, I missed it. Love his shows!
    Look it up on the computer. Check for when it gets repeated on TV.

    I'm sure it shouldn't be too hard to find.

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Anybody watch this last night?

    Food star Anthony Bourdain tells of a ‘different Iran’ than expected


    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/pers...-expected.html


    Not surprising, but also highly informative.

    Beer drinking, pizza eating, American muscle car loving, family oriented people just trying to live their lives to the best of their abilities.

    Also - NOT hating America, although not forgetting that America supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war which included Iraq using some pretty hideous weapons on the Iranians.

    I especially liked the one scene where Anthony was having a HUGE formal lunch with a family and the father specifically stated "we are not the axis of evil".

    So I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding the show.
    I didn't watch it.Mostly because I do not care.Other because I refuse to watch unrelated content on a themed channel. I will not watch My Vagina is a clown car(18 kids and counting), Let let people who have no interests in the opposite sex dress you(what not to wear),Stage Whore Moms who make their kids look like pedophile bait(toddlers and Tiaras) or the Smurfs(The Little couple)or any other show that doesn't have **** to with learning on TLC. I will not watch Hillbillies hunting Alligators(swamp hunters), conspiracy/cryptozooligical crap or some other nonsense that doesn't have crap to do with history. I refuse to watch MTV because most of what they play is not music.I refuse to watch non-animated shows on Cartoon Network. I refuse to watch horror movies, WWE, douchbags pretending there ghosts and fantasy on Sy-Fy channel. I refuse to watch Lockup on MSNBC. If some politcial talk show pundit is talking about some stupid **** some celeb did or said not related to politics or what some roid rage football player said that is not related to politics then I change the station. So I am not going to watch a repackaged travel channel show on CNN.
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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Anybody watch this last night?

    Food star Anthony Bourdain tells of a ‘different Iran’ than expected


    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/pers...-expected.html


    Not surprising, but also highly informative.

    Beer drinking, pizza eating, American muscle car loving, family oriented people just trying to live their lives to the best of their abilities.

    Also - NOT hating America, although not forgetting that America supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war which included Iraq using some pretty hideous weapons on the Iranians.

    I especially liked the one scene where Anthony was having a HUGE formal lunch with a family and the father specifically stated "we are not the axis of evil".



    So I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding the show.
    Where in Iran did he go?

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Anybody watch this last night?

    Food star Anthony Bourdain tells of a ‘different Iran’ than expected


    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/pers...-expected.html


    Not surprising, but also highly informative.

    Beer drinking, pizza eating, American muscle car loving, family oriented people just trying to live their lives to the best of their abilities.

    Also - NOT hating America, although not forgetting that America supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war which included Iraq using some pretty hideous weapons on the Iranians.

    I especially liked the one scene where Anthony was having a HUGE formal lunch with a family and the father specifically stated "we are not the axis of evil".



    So I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding the show.
    You should search out the episode Bourdain did from Beirut in 2006. Unfortunately, it's not the people who welcome you in to their home that establish the sentiment of the region, it's the people trying to get their hands on you that do.

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Where in Iran did he go?
    Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Iran - CNN.com

    Tehran
    Isfahan

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    Re: Anthony Bourdain - Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Interesting. I'd like to watch it. Though it's worth noting that Tehran and Isfahan are among the most liberal cities in Iran and gave deep support to Mousavi and Rouhani in the Presidential elections. It would be like coming to the United States and visiting New York City and Chicago. I wonder if he ventured into Qom while he was in Tehran.

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