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“Forged in Fire” angered me last night

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  • andy.wpg
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    • Aug 2016
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    “Forged in Fire” angered me last night

    If you watch the show, you know they often use pork for testing. Parts of a pig, a whole pig, sometimes a deer, etc.

    Its never bothered me until last night. The sharpness test was three BEAUTIFUL racks of St Louis ribs.

    Watching Doug Marcaida cut up those ribs, the pieces falling to the floor, struck me as a criminal act.

    Not sure why it bugged me so much this time, but I know I could have given those ribs a MUCH better send off than being swept up and thrown away by a crew member!

    I am, of course, speaking tongue in cheek, but the waste did bother me.

    /rant mode off
    Last edited by andy.wpg; February 20, 2019, 02:23 PM.
  • Spinaker
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    #2
    Complete waste of good meat. That animal deserved better.

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    • Sephon
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      • Jan 2017
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      #3
      The one that kills me is the show with Goldberg, Knife or Death. I've seen them use entire Salmon as a "test" to cut through.

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      • andy.wpg
        andy.wpg commented
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        I refuse to watch that one. They’re just trying to destroy good steel. At least the forged guys are testing
    • Histrix
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      • May 2016
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      #4
      I wouldn't assume they just dump all the meat from their slashing tests in the bin. I'll bet the crew does gather and washes whatever meat/fish was in the test and then cooks it themselves.

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      • andy.wpg
        andy.wpg commented
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        ItsAllGoneToTheDogs That actually makes me feel better if they’re doing that. The waste is what bugs me.

      • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
        ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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        Food network shows have much more detailed and complete answers, but hope this helps https://www.gamespot.com/articles/go.../1100-6462727/

      • Histrix
        Histrix commented
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        ItsAllGoneToTheDogs - thanks for digging that up! Glad to hear they actually cook it up. Those are always some fine looking $almon and I'd hate to see that just fed to zoo animals.

        I would have been very surprised if they just tossed it in the trash.
    • Buck Flicks
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      #5
      Huh. I've never heard of this show, but I need to watch all the episodes now.

      I did a quick google search, and some of the still shots reminded me of one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows from about 10 years ago: Deadliest Warrior, where the premise was the hosts would do a study of warriors from different eras or parts of the planet who never met in battle, and see how they would fare against each other... like Gladiator vs Mongol, or Apache vs Viking. They'd analyze tactics, weapons, physical abilities, etc. Then run a simulation 100 times (or some arbitrary number) to see who won the battle most often. It was silly and cheesy, but also fun.

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      • andy.wpg
        andy.wpg commented
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        I have zero plans to ever forge anything, but it fascinates me to see what the smiths can do with steel.
    • ComfortablyNumb
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      #6
      I feel the same way anytime I watch a motor vehicle wrecked in a movie, especially a pre-1960. Moved to tears....

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      • Steve R.
        Steve R. commented
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        The John Wick movies were heartbreaking for that very reason.

      • Buck Flicks
        Buck Flicks commented
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        My first car in 1986 was a 1973 Impala that was a P.O.S. I loved that I had a car, but I hated that it was a heap of junk that was in the shop every other month.

        Then I watched Live and Let Die, and it seemed like every car in that movie was a 72 or 73 Impala, and I loved every single crash. It was like sweet, sweet catharsis.
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      #7
      ComfortablyNumb

      ​​​​​​​I feel the same way every time a vegetable is plated taking up valuable plate space designed for meat.

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      • ComfortablyNumb
        ComfortablyNumb commented
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        Agreed, unless it is fries or onion rings. Or grilled sweet corn in the summer.

      • gcdmd
        gcdmd commented
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        Lol
    • JimLinebarger
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        About me
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      #8
      I've been thinking the same thing...what a waste, unless they have an after show low and slow cookout after the hot and fast.

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