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  • ross1948 00:14 on June 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , hours, , , Modena, Oscars, Osteria Francescana, , , World's Best Restaurant   

    Osteria Francescana? Gimana Wartegku? 

    Shock news on tv tonight, just before I turn in, with an eatery in the Italian city of Modena apparently winning the title of the ‘World’s Best Restaurant! ‘ 

    The Winner! Osteria Francescana


    No disrespect to the Osteria Francescana – never heard of it, to be frank! – but who the heck gets to vote on these awards?

    Not you, I’ll bet, any more than I.

    It’s like the Oscars, all us folks who spend their dollars and quids and euros and yen that make movies a success – we never get a vote! The decision’s made by a pack of poncey celebs and plutocrats.

    And the less said about the Cannes Film Festival the better, a playground for pseudo-intellectuals and posers.



    Jakarta warteg


    I suppose my local Jakarta warteg didn’t get a look-in, despite its prices being much more affordable ( two bucks for a big filling meal!) and its hour of opening far longer – the Osteria shuts at 9.30pm, according to internet info!

    But no complaints from me – the warteg is a pleasant, friendly little place and has no need of gawping crowds – they’d make it hard to get one of its maybe twenty seats!

    • Duke of Darlington 03:30 on June 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I wonder exactly how much a pizza, a coffee and a cake for two would cost in that Osteria?.
      Not far off a week’s wages for your average working man is a good guess.
      These contests are only for the rich.
      You are probably better off in your humble warteg ( that’s a street-food place, yes?) not only for the value for money but the sort of people you’re sitting beside.
      No toffs, I’ll bet.


  • ross1948 07:50 on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , glitterati, , Oscars, ,   

    'Sniper' Shot Down! Oscars Illustrate Gap Between People and Gilded Elite 

    Barely a mention of the best box-office draw! Typical of the Hollywood snobbocracy, which chose to diss the movie-goers who provide them with their glitterati life-style, the Oscars all but ignored American Sniper.


    elite arrogance-s


    Even EuroNews this morning felt obliged to mention this bizarre failure to recognise talent, a blatant PC bias against a film that celebrates patriotism.

    The in-crowd mind-set is sick, as I noted previously.

    My Wallow In The Swamp of Moral Depravity! 

    • Joe Whillard 16:28 on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hollywood stinks, of treason. You are right on target with this.
      But there’s a new movie coming out about Vietnam. Maybe you can plug it because it finally tries to set the record straight. I’ll give you the link to where you can find out more about it.


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