Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Another Lie Exposed

It has happened again. You pad your resume and somehow delude yourself into thinking you will not be found out. Things are so easy to check now you think people would quit trying, but they don't. The latest to fall to this is a chef from the Food Network, Robert Irvine. Mr Irvine made the claim he was a Knight and that he had cooked for the royal family and three Presidents Of The United States. I had just recently started watching his show on Food Network, Dinner:Impossible. It is a fascinating show and a lot of fun. He was given the challenge to do things like fix a meal for 30 at a renaissance festival, cooking under the conditions of the time frame. For example, you cooked over an open fire. His show was fun, he was a very knowledgeable man, but unfortunately he got caught up, as he explained it, trying to impress some people. The stories kept building and now he is out of a job. Food Network is not pulling the show, and may even continue it with a new host. I wish Mr Irvine well, he really is a talented chef. Hopefully some will use him as an example and not lie about their experiences. To borrow a quote from the movie The Lion King, "Cheetahs never prosper."

Todays card comes from the 2007 Topps Turkey Red set. All the cards from this set are drawings or paintings. This one of course is Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle. I think more Mantle cards have been produced in the last few years than were done the entire time he was playing.


Alan M. said...

Maybe he meant he was a member of the Knights of Columbus? And that he cooked for the band Presidents of the United States of America?

...yeah, I got nothin'. :)

Howard Bagby said...

Well if you are going to make up a story, make it a big one. Maybe he can become Burger Kings new spokesman, "Folks, trust me, when it comes to Whoppers I know a good one when I see it."