thread for making insulting comments directed at PBS travel show host Rick Steves

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iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

you have a decidedly nerdy physical appearance

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

you are afraid to untuck your shirt in public

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

your voice is annoying sounding and you are probably a virgin even though you have a wife and kids

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

you often fold your hands in your lap

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

you are easily the most anglocentric PBS personality

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

you have two first names and the second one is plural

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

your favorite food is bread (French)

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

if you get too hot in your sweater you take it off and tie it around your waist like a dork

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

if you pass someone on the street who is also wearing pleated khakis you get really excited and try to make eye contact with them

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

you get goosebumps every single time you hear "Eye in the Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project even though you listen to it nearly every day, or at least every time you take a ride in your 1991 Ford Tempo

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

you speak out in public for medical marijuana, but instead you seeming cooler you managed to make pot dorkier

jergins, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

pimento stuffed olives are too spicy for you

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

when you answer the phone telemarketers ask if your dad is home

jergins, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

you get nervous when you hear rap music and have been known to refer to it as "bragging to a beat"

iiiijjjj, Monday, 21 September 2009 05:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

you make ken jennings look sexy and interesting.

GOVERNMENT TRASH QUEEN ON A THRONE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 21 September 2009 09:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ah I actually like him. I'd rather be stuck vacationing with this dude than a poseur dumbfuck like Anthony Bourdain.

That said I really wish he'd lose the fannypack.

Alex in SF, Monday, 21 September 2009 13:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's insane Alex. Bourdain, aside from having a personality, actually makes an effort to understand the culture of the places he goes. This effete schmuck just goes to the standard tourist attractions and expensive restaurants. It'd be like traveling with your grandma.

Julio Iglesias, makin cream like that (Whitey on the Moon), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 01:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

No offense to your grandma.

Julio Iglesias, makin cream like that (Whitey on the Moon), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 01:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Bourdain, aside from having a personality, actually makes an effort to understand the culture of the places he goes."

I would rather travel with either of my dead grandmas than some aging arrogant ex-dopefiend rocker scumbag.

And honestly I don't think you've watched either of these dudes shows if you think Bourdain is actually interested in understanding culture and Rick Steves is just about exploring the same ol' lame tourist hot spots.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 04:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've probably never watched "Mad Dawg" Steves for more than 10 minutes at a time because of the aforementioned annoying voice and apparent virginity. I can't fathom why anyone would want to vacation with him.

Bourdain really doesn't play up the tough guy rocker crap at all now, though he did in his earliest episodes. It's kind of a non-issue that he used to do drugs. He really does seem into understanding what a place is really about IMO. The SF episode was pretty shitty though. LOL eating steaks in this wacko lefty pc organicville BS.

Julio Iglesias, makin cream like that (Whitey on the Moon), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 05:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

back to the original thread spirit:

@RSteves you have your name sewn in all your underwear, which are tighty whiteys with faint stains.

Julio Iglesias, makin cream like that (Whitey on the Moon), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 05:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I bet a lot of people enter you through your Back Door.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I worked a PBS telethon with Rick Steves as the special in-studio guest. Someone called in and asked him when he was going to go to Egypt and he got super=flustered and panicked and basically shout-stammered "NO I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE WITH DARK PEOPLE, GROSS"

so says i tranny ben franklin (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

so in summation, I would rather travel with a tiresome ex-drug addict rock poseur than a doughy racist in granny panties

so says i tranny ben franklin (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

wait did that really happen?!

steamed hams (harbl), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

In reality, he got really flustered and said, while stuttering, "I have no interest at all in going to Africa because, um, that's not where my people are from" but the subtext was pretty unambiguous.

so says i tranny ben franklin (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow

steamed hams (harbl), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Didn't Rick Steves just do a special on Iran? How did he deal with the dark people there?

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think someone called him on his bullshit because I stopped watching his show for 6 years after that and then the next time I stumbled across him, he was in Turkey.

so says i tranny ben franklin (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well then I give him credit for realizing it was bullshit then. I still think he seems like a million times more thoughtful and interesting guy than Bourdain does.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

(ftr, this was in 1997)

so says i tranny ben franklin (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

every time i see anthony bourdain's show at the gym he's in like st. petersberg eating 75 different kinds of pickles and you just get to watch him going "mmm....oh god....this is delicious" and it's boring as shit.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha at first I thought you meant he had a show set in a gym where ppl brought him food and I was going "huh, that is counter-intuitive"

so says i tranny ben franklin (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's basically the show. Well that and him going "I never would have thought that someone could make something this great out of foreskin."

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp hahaha no but that does tie in to my side complaint of every time i'm at the gym the travel channel tv is showing some show about like "america's most insane burgers" or something.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

btw alex i am enjoying your random, impassioned defense of rick steves who always just seemed like a nice dork to me.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah showing the Travel Channel or the Food Network at the gym seems downright mean.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

they're all like "hey at this place they put the french fries IN the sandwich"

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey rick steves, you said to make sure to get your lift tickets up to the mountain hofgarten before 10am, and get lunch at the bottom before going up, but everybody knows that's bullshit, god why does anyone listen to you

goole, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

that lilac garden in limousin? fucking mob scene in there, asshole!

goole, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rick Steves Silk Money Belt

Rick Steves Silk Money Belt

Made from comfortable spun silk, our sturdy, ultra-light, under-the-pants moneybelt and neck wallet is your best guarantee against pickpocket theft, Its soft elastic strap/neck cord adjusts to your unique shape and the slim, strong buckle makes it easy to clip on and off, The main zippered compartment features a moisture barrier liner and the second zipper reveals two easy access compartments: one for your cash and one for your credit/debit cards, Rick Steves line of travel luggage…

velko, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

"under-the-pants"

sturdy, ultra-light, under-the-pants moneybelt (HI DERE), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090321092226AAN5myP

velko, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

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goole, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 16:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

The back door reference would only mean something to someone who was "interested" in this anyway, and it's a sad state of affairs if you can't ask somewhat what their plans are for the evening without being accused of coming onto them (whatever gender).

goole, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 16:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

you sit down to pee

iiiijjjj, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bourdain's gone too far into philosophical voiceover territory and I'm less interested in his take on cultures these days. That said, it's still seems more honest than the Rick Steves style of cultural tourism.

There are too many food/travel food shows that try to jump off of the Bourdain formula that just piss me off. The bizarre food one is basically "look at this fucked up stuff!" and I ended up watching this Three Sheets show at a friend's place (look, it's just drinking! in different places!) and it was so incredibly bad.

mh, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 21:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rick Steves seriously has a show titled "Europe Through the Back Door."

mh, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 21:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

LOL BUTT-HOLES

iiiijjjj, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 21:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

would u get high w/this guy?

“I don’t think more people in their 50s are smoking marijuana. I think we are just more comfortable talking about it,’’ said Rick Steves, who writes travel guidebooks and hosts a public TV series on travel. At 54, the clean-cut guru of mass-market European tourism has begun to present himself as the hard-working, successful face of the longtime smoker.

“Even my pastor knows I smoke pot,’’ said Steves, recently named Lutheran activist of the year for his work on international poverty relief. “It’s just not that big a deal anymore.’’

omaha deserved 311 (call all destroyer), Sunday, 22 November 2009 17:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

ongoing mild frustration at how samey and tedious travel tv shows are "next we traveled by single engine sea plane to jhorga one of the most outlying islands in the rumanii archipelago" *shows map w/animated airplane graphic trailing a dotted line* "upon arrival we were greeted by jimshu - hes sort of the mayor of this island" *shows old man w/staff standing smiling in shallow water near sea plane*

ice cr?m, Sunday, 22 November 2009 17:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

and btw rick steves yr show captures none of the raw excitement of travel!

ice cr?m, Sunday, 22 November 2009 17:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

you speak out in public for medical marijuana, but instead you seeming cooler you managed to make pot dorkier

hahahaha

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 22 November 2009 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha, mere days before this thread was started, rick steves is somewhere in this room: WDYLL: SEPTEMBER 2009

(he gave a dope speech tbqh)

lyrically launched salvo on a plethora of esteemed artist (The Reverend), Monday, 23 November 2009 06:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's at the back door

velko, Monday, 23 November 2009 06:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

“Even my pastor knows I smoke pot,’’

luol deng (am0n), Monday, 23 November 2009 14:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bourdain is good when he's engaged with the local culture (PDX) or when he hits a top-flight restaurant or two (like the Spain show). Gets pretty boring when they have him do stunts, or travel around to every street food stand in Colombia pretending it's the best food ever (he doesn't even do a passable job of that most of the time).

I like the guy's books and blogs/essays, and want to like the show, but I can't watch more than 15-20 minutes at a time.

smashing aspirant (milo z), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

but would you get high with rick steves

omaha deserved 311 (call all destroyer), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

rick steves would be a blast to "toke up" a marijuana "joint" with

if your passion in life was looking at and talking about notable stained glass windows of History

iiiijjjj, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 01:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

my parents have a rick steves book on the coffee table or whatever it is what shoul di do

harbl, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i quite like rick steves. i find his nerdiness charming, if a bit white-bred. and the dude's a 'head- go figure!

Shackleton Crater (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 23:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

harbl smoke w33d out of the book in your parents house imo

omaha deserved 311 (call all destroyer), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 23:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

if you pass someone on the street who is also wearing pleated khakis you get really excited and try to make eye contact with them

this has made my day

mascara and ties (Abbott), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 23:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have a Rick Steves' Scandinavia 2003 ("AS SEEN ON PUBLIC TV") book that my parents got me for my birthday because in 2003 i was expressing a lot of interest in traveling to norway. dad still insists on making a hajj to the homeland with me once i finish stupid grad school.

the book is adorable. all the maps are hand-drawn and there is a terrific photo of Rick Steves on the back cover (he is smiling)

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

he would put two pens and some sort of card in his shirt front pocket

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

the best part is the fake smiling for the photo and the i'll finish this one hefeweizen but i'd rather be back at the hostel pulling tubes.

sanskrit, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 03:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks for trying to make Andrew W.K. look bad, asshole.

wanko ergo surm (kingkongvsgodzilla), Wednesday, 25 November 2009 16:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jE1Qs0VhHg

goole, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 03:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Fuck you dude you live off of my tax dollars it should be my civil liberty to decide whether or not I wanna fund PBS but I don't have that choice. Liberals are the last people that should be talking about civil liberty.
rockinandout 6 days ago

etsy buttez (buzza), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 03:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's clearly an anal sex reference. Never once in all his books does he advocate sneaking in back doors.
by: Anonymous reply 17 04/25/2011 @ 12:29PM

etsy buttez (buzza), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

his books are pretty great and useful actually

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

true. but on the other hand, he's the nerdiest nerd that ever nerded up a nerd while nerding in a nerd

del griffith, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

dh on November 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm | Link

Yes..I agree, He seems very gay. I’ve know 4 married men some with 5-6 children come out of the closet in their 50’s and 60’s. The Lutheran Church would not accept this, so he stays in the closet. Tragic.

JONathan gieseke on January 9th, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Link

Someone needs to set a boobie trap for Rick Steves and give him the what-for. I do believe he travels for the sole purpose of eating sweets and especially Cheese. Why does Rick Steves like Cheese so much. Yes I would like my plane ticket with Cheese, thank you. Rick Steves toured the Turkish Baths with a hunk of cheese. His 2 favorite things, he was wearing nothing but his comfortable shoes.

buzza, Saturday, 31 March 2012 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

"neck wallet"

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

since his divorce, rick only carries one pen in his shirt pocket

buzza, Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:00 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Rick Steves: Mixing Cruising With Independent Travel

buzza, Sunday, 3 June 2012 23:30 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

spacemindy, Monday, 4 June 2012 01:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Rick Steves looks and talks like the chair of my English department.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 June 2012 01:58 (six years ago) Permalink

is he a "shirt pocket kinda guy"

del griffith, Monday, 4 June 2012 02:13 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

http://www.ricksteves.com/images/vof/audioeurope_520.jpg

buzza, Saturday, 26 January 2013 19:23 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

.@RollingStone asked me to imagine traveling to Europe — with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Jeff, let's go see what a creative and sensible approach to drug policy looks like. Here's our itinerary: https://t.co/e17FCzVwRw pic.twitter.com/GRSmVxubT0

— Rick Steves (@RickSteves) March 14, 2018

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 18:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

i knew he smoked but didn't realise he was such a big advocate for legalization

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 18:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

Rick Steves and Jeff Sessions walk into an Amsterdam brothel, reeking of Dutch Treat and Heineken sweat. The room goes silent. They peer around with beady red eyes, cracking their knuckles and licking their lips. They are unspeakably horny. Rick unbuttons the top button on his Kirkland brand shirt. "Ladies," he declares with a devious grin, "I'm back. Jefferson and I have come to buy you out."

del griffith, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 19:26 (nine months ago) Permalink


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