Comments on: Food TV chart of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ac http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4088 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 22:24:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4088 fancyfastfood.com will tell you how to make repulsive food attractive, but don’t offer any solutions for improving the attractiveness of those doing the preparations

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By: Truff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4071 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 18:54:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4071 Does the same graph work for how much of a douchebag that chef is (with Guy Fieri being a perfect 10)?

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By: arjuns http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4069 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 18:28:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4069 What about Bear Grylls – host of Man vs. Wild on Discovery Channel, regularly devouring scorions, bugs, raw fish, etc. – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Grylls

Another outlier to the general relationship posited here??

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By: chappy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4061 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4061 This ‘study’ clearly ignores Iron Chef. Mario Batali is not the most handsome man on the show, yet his food always looks excellent and he seems to win at a fairly high rate.

Also, I believe there is a show that has a reasonably attractive woman that cooks low-calorie food. At a minimum this food always sounds terrible to me.

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By: Don the libertarian Democrat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4033 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:01:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4033 Suppose the host wore an outfit that disguised their looks. Would the food have to be bland?

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By: Jon Hendry http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4032 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:33:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4032 “why is it that repulsive food is good for ratings if the host is not attractive, but bad for ratings if the host is attractive?”

In TV and movies, villains are always ugly. Therefore, the audience probably likes to see the unattractive host suffer.

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By: NNM4 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-4030 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 18:00:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/07/12/food-tv-chart-of-the-day/#comment-4030 1) It’s Giada De Laurentiis, not Gianna. Honest mistake.

2) Giada De Laurentiis is an 11, not a 10. Another honest mistake.

3) There is a chance that cause and effect is reversed here. That a woman can cook beautiful food MAKES her beautiful, as the happiest husbands know well. Men I don’t know so much about.

4) This post, all by itself, justifies the existence of the blogosphere. Thank you Felix.

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