Worldnutdaily Doesn’t Heart Anthony Bourdain

The Worldnutdaily is clutching their pearls over “audible obscenities” in Anthony Bourdain’s new CNN show Parts Unknown (which is pretty much identical to his old show, No Reservations, on the Travel Channel). ZOMG! He said bad words!

A primetime CNN host is giving new meaning to fowl language after jokingly calling himself “The Enormous C–k” on the air.

On Sunday’s edition of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” the host was in a gaming facility in Bogota, Colombia.

One of his opponents was introduced to him as “El Pollo Viejo” which means “The Old Chicken.”

The host then addressed the camera with a pensive look and said, “I need a poultry name. He’s calling himself ‘The Old Chicken.’ I shall be ‘The Enormous C–k.’”

This is not the first time Bourdain has ruffled viewers’ feathers with colorful language on his show.

Well, no. The only ruffled feathers are yours. His viewers, the people who actually like and watch his show, were almost certainly not bothered in the least. That’s part of Bourdain’s appeal for them. Maybe you just shouldn’t watch the show. Imagine being a reporter and being asked to do a story about a few “bad” words on a TV show. It’s not journalism, it’s the Worldnutdaily.

29 comments on this post.
  1. democommie:

    “Worldnutdaily Doesn’t Heart Anthony Bourdain ”

    If Mr. Bourdain deigns to take notice and respond to their umbrage, they will be much more butthurt.

  2. matty1:

    The enormous Calvin Klein?

    Seriously if you don’t want to write a word don’t but this replacing some letters with dashes is just fucking stupid (or should that be f—king stupid?). Either the reader knows what you mean in which case it is the same as if you wrote the word out in full or they don’t in which case they will just be confused. There is no case where the blanking benefits anyone.

  3. Dr X:

    Enormous cork?

  4. Kevin:

    No Reservations routinely bleeped him saying WAY worse words than “cock”. Frankly, it wasn’t a very good show if he didn’t say “fucking great” at least 3 times.

  5. Trebuchet:

    “El Gallo Enorme” just doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it, I guess.

  6. Synfandel:

    If Enormous Cock is a “poultry name”, it’s hardly obscene. It’s a large rooster.

    If you want obscene, try watching Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares.

  7. Trebuchet:

    The new show, by the way, seems to be just the old show on a new network. Bourdain has had a longstanding feud with the Food Network, which recently acquired the Travel Channel, resulting in his departure. At least he doesn’t seem to be smoking on the show any more.

  8. Trebuchet:

    If you want obscene, try watching Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares.

    That show’s an obscenity even if he didn’t curse. Nearly all the restaurants he’s “helped” are defunct.

  9. Brandon:

    I will never understand the appeal of watching things someone doesn’t enjoy in the hopes of finding something to be offended by.

  10. doublereed:

    Cock is a bad word now?

    He even used it in reference to an actual chicken!

  11. Brandon:

    At least he doesn’t seem to be smoking on the show any more.

    I think he stopped smoking about five years ago or so. Maybe I’m misremembering, but I thought he’d referenced that in No Reservations a few times.

  12. doublereed:

    I mean, come on. If you listen to dog breeders you’re going to hear a lot about bitches.

  13. Randomfactor:

    Cock is a bad word now?

    It’s in the Bible…

  14. matty1:

    Fun fact, in Guatemala Gallo is a beer. They sell t-shirts to tourists with I (heart) (picture of rooster).

  15. freemage:

    Brandon: Actually, the idea is that one person watches, to garner the offense, then reports it to the group, who all complain. The number of Catholics who actually read The Last Temptation of Christ, for instance, was vanishingly small, but they went off their designated reporter’s cue to be offended by it.

    Ignorance AND silencing tactics. It’s a twofer!

  16. Ben P:

    I think he stopped smoking about five years ago or so. Maybe I’m misremembering, but I thought he’d referenced that in No Reservations a few times.

    He has a fairly young child now, (with his Russian jujitsu playing wife) so that would make sense.

  17. Xaivius (Formerly Robpowell, Acolyte of His Majesty Lord Niel DeGrasse Tyson I):

    Ah, Anthony Bourdain. The foody, videolouge version of Hunter S. Thompson. I am saddened that we don’t have more media with his level of candidacy.

  18. Brandon:

    freemage: Ah, it’s a community service of sorts! A bit like Ed going through WND… so we don’t have to!

  19. busterggi:

    Looks like the poo has hit the fan.

  20. Trebuchet:

    A bit like Ed going through WND… so we don’t have to!

    I thank my lucky stars every day for the existence of FTB and Rational Wiki, sparing me from visiting the wackaloons in person.

  21. d.c.wilson:

    (Mathew 26:34,74-75) – “Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a cock crows, you shall deny Me three times . . . 74Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a cock crowed. 75And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, “Before a cock crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.”

    I hope no one from World Nut Daily even visits Ocean City, MD. All the bars there have names like:

    Big Peckers (their mascot looks suspiciously like Foghorn Leghorn)
    Brass Balls
    The Bearded Clam

  22. democommie:

    Xaivius (Formerly Robpowell, Acolyte of His Majesty Lord Niel DeGrasse Tyson I:

    Candidacy is a madeup word, the correct term is candidousityness.

  23. holytape:

    Would it have been better if Anthony Bourdain had just said, “The Enormous Penis.’

  24. busterggi:

    d. c. @ 21 I guess the most famous liquor store in Salem, MA, is also unacceptable – its called The Bunghole.

  25. democommie:

    @24:

    Does one hit the Bunghole enroute to DB’s Golden Banana in West Peabody or when entering Beverly?

  26. Raging Bee:

    If he ever chose to respond to WorldNutDaily, he’d probably use the words “enormous cr–k.”

  27. jnorris:

    Exactly how do the editors at WND know those words are obscenities? Good Old Testament Bible Christians shouldn’t know those words to begin with.

  28. Avicenna:

    Listen. If your children are watching a show about cooking in South America then chances are your kids aren’t outside underage drinking and fighting with flick knives in biker jackets. Something tells me a little obscenity won’t hurt them…

  29. democommie:

    “Good Old Testament Bible Christians shouldn’t know those words to begin with.”

    In the old Mideast they had a name for rain and wind and fire.

    The rain, Tefnut; the fire, Nusku and they called the wind god, “YHWH”.

    Y—————–H–WH, Y————-H, WH; They called the wind god, YHWH.

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