Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1487 posts

Uber Geek


# 131131 9-Oct-2013 22:18
Send private message

I've just had to run away from the TV, the wife is watching that Embarressing Fat Bodies program, I was tucking into a pie just as they chopped into some fat woman and removed her belly button (amongst other things!)

Now I need brain bleach!! :-(

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2965 posts

Uber Geek


  # 911812 9-Oct-2013 23:40
2 people support this post
Send private message

You obviously have a lot more internet to explore if this scares you, my friend. :)




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


Overarching undertones
3841 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 911832 10-Oct-2013 02:06
3 people support this post
Send private message

The absolute epitome and lowest point of terrible reality TV programmes - God knows why they have to put crap like that on television.

 
 
 
 


13321 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 911884 10-Oct-2013 08:34
One person supports this post
Send private message

Mark: I've just had to run away from the TV, the wife is watching that Embarressing Fat Bodies program, I was tucking into a pie just as they chopped into some fat woman and removed her belly button (amongst other things!)

Now I need brain bleach!! :-(


I hope you realise the irony of tucking into one of the fattiest and least nutritious food items in NZ whilst watching that....!





856 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 912047 10-Oct-2013 13:19
Send private message

Geektastic:
Mark: I've just had to run away from the TV, the wife is watching that Embarressing Fat Bodies program, I was tucking into a pie just as they chopped into some fat woman and removed her belly button (amongst other things!)

Now I need brain bleach!! :-(


I hope you realise the irony of tucking into one of the fattiest and least nutritious food items in NZ whilst watching that....!


Jesus wants you to eat pies!

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/american-tv-evangelist-pat-robertson-slams-lowcarb-diets-for-violating-gods-principles-8867089.html

 




6970 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 912077 10-Oct-2013 14:07
Send private message

What type of pie was it?

I tried the Mc D's Georgie Pie the other day. Quite steep at $4.50 and the pastry was quite firm, like a cracker biscuit I guess you'd say?

615 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 912110 10-Oct-2013 14:57
Send private message

eracode: God knows why they have to put crap like that on television.

Because, incredibly, it gets decent ratings. People actually enjoy watching that stuff 0_o


1094 posts

Uber Geek


  # 912178 10-Oct-2013 16:36
Send private message

Journeyman:
eracode: God knows why they have to put crap like that on television.

Because, incredibly, it gets decent ratings. People actually enjoy watching that stuff 0_o



It serves two functions, making people who have weight concerns feel a bit better about themselves, and also to help motivate people to lose weight.

You would be surprised how many people wont believe anyone, until they see it on TV, that over-eating and bad diet choices will cause you to be overweight.

The other side of that is of course, that people bend their situation to someone on TV who has a medical condition or something.



 
 
 
 


13321 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 912203 10-Oct-2013 17:57
Send private message

Jaxson: What type of pie was it?

I tried the Mc D's Georgie Pie the other day. Quite steep at $4.50 and the pastry was quite firm, like a cracker biscuit I guess you'd say?


My MiL makes the best steak and potato pies on this earth bar none.

Sadly she lives in the UK so hard to pop round...!





3304 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 912217 10-Oct-2013 18:32
Send private message

Jaxson: What type of pie was it?

I tried the Mc D's Georgie Pie the other day. Quite steep at $4.50 and the pastry was quite firm, like a cracker biscuit I guess you'd say?

That's what they were always like! Or was yours defective?

6970 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 913350 10-Oct-2013 22:34
Send private message

bazzer:
Jaxson: What type of pie was it?

I tried the Mc D's Georgie Pie the other day. Quite steep at $4.50 and the pastry was quite firm, like a cracker biscuit I guess you'd say?

That's what they were always like! Or was yours defective?

Well they were like $1 back then, so what's that, say 1990 or something?  Is inflation that much?

http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/monetary_policy/inflation_calculator/

Doesn't look like $4.50 to me.


I don't know, I'm not sure if they were so huntley and palmer's cracker pasttry back when.  Though I may be wrong.  I wore a brown tee shirt with yellow edging then, like the LnP colours, and cords for pants, and that itchy woolen jumper thing my Mum made me wear because it was cold...

1051 posts

Uber Geek


  # 913372 10-Oct-2013 23:39
Send private message

Aren't the McDonald's Georgie Pies sized like the "large" pies Georgie Pie sold? Those were $2 on the discount dollars menu and higher after.

This might explain some things
http://guidance.net.nz/2013/05/why-any-georgie-pie-return-will-flop/



1487 posts

Uber Geek


  # 913445 11-Oct-2013 09:28
One person supports this post
Send private message

Jaxson: What type of pie was it?


Was a steak and mushroom from the Glen Eden bakery ... was ok, bit a bit too sweet for some reason.

I'm still unsure why people don;t go to their local doctor about their fat and issues related too it .. why go on TV and show millions that you havn't seen your family jewels for the past 10 years ?  Or how various internal organs have hernia'd out your belly button ?!?!

EEEwwwwwwwwww!!!!!  

I think I'm disconnecting the satellite dish and we'll only watch torrented programs from now on .. it's the entertainment industries own fault, they are pushing me to piracy by blocking up the airwaves with horrors like that show!

Banana?
4855 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 913478 11-Oct-2013 09:56
Send private message

mmmm pie.

On the Georgie Pie thing, the $4.50 pies at McDs are the same as the old $1 pies back in the day.
Georgie Pie pretty much went broke remember, primarily because of the $1 pies.

If you got one with hard, cracker like pastry, you should have taken it back.

Oh, and my wife records Embarrassing Bodies too.

488 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 913482 11-Oct-2013 09:56
Send private message

Mark:
Jaxson: What type of pie was it?


Was a steak and mushroom from the Glen Eden bakery ... was ok, bit a bit too sweet for some reason.

I'm still unsure why people don;t go to their local doctor about their fat and issues related too it .. why go on TV and show millions that you havn't seen your family jewels for the past 10 years ?  Or how various internal organs have hernia'd out your belly button ?!?!

EEEwwwwwwwwww!!!!!  

I think I'm disconnecting the satellite dish and we'll only watch torrented programs from now on .. it's the entertainment industries own fault, they are pushing me to piracy by blocking up the airwaves with horrors like that show!


It's a cleansing process, mentally. When somebody comes out in public, they usually don't go back to their former ways because there is a perceived public pressure to not fail - the psychology behind this is quite interesting. Also, I suspect the TV show pays for some or all of the operations and consultations that occur.

6970 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 913483 11-Oct-2013 09:59
Send private message

It was picked up for me so I wasn't eating it directly in the store.
Mind you, not sure how setup a burger joint is for pie making, a bit like a certain pizza chain trying to offer pasta in a pie pastry bowl. Hmm.

Steak and mushroom would have probably tasted better if it had no mushroom and more cheese ;-)

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.