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Topic # 131131 9-Oct-2013 22:18
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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!! :-(

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  Reply # 911812 9-Oct-2013 23:40
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You obviously have a lot more internet to explore if this scares you, my friend. :)




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  Reply # 911832 10-Oct-2013 02:06
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The absolute epitome and lowest point of terrible reality TV programmes - God knows why they have to put crap like that on television.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 911884 10-Oct-2013 08:34
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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....!





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  Reply # 912047 10-Oct-2013 13:19
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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

 




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  Reply # 912077 10-Oct-2013 14:07
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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?

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  Reply # 912110 10-Oct-2013 14:57
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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


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  Reply # 912178 10-Oct-2013 16:36
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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.



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  Reply # 912203 10-Oct-2013 17:57
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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...!





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  Reply # 912217 10-Oct-2013 18:32
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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?

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  Reply # 913350 10-Oct-2013 22:34
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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...

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  Reply # 913372 10-Oct-2013 23:39
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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/



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  Reply # 913445 11-Oct-2013 09:28
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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!

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  Reply # 913478 11-Oct-2013 09:56
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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.

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  Reply # 913482 11-Oct-2013 09:56
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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.

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  Reply # 913483 11-Oct-2013 09:59
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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 ;-)

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