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41 minutes ago, eggsnbacon said:

This poor family, truly poor family probably spent a month or more wages on that pig. It is disrespectful becuase of the situation this family is in and they spent money on somethign they themselves rarely get to eat. A celebration meal, they were honoring him.  It has nothign to do with food preferences, its disrespectful toward them giving him a true gift. Just eat the dang pig once.

My biggest fear would be tapeworm.   Third world country, no FDA, pig cooked outside of my supervision ... But I would have eaten it.  Because even in America, a country that produces legions of dumbasses too ignorant to remove their baseball caps when eating or in the presence of ladies, everyone knows that when you're a guest, you eat what you are served.  Anything less is an insult.

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18 hours ago, Flowergirl81 said:

Do we have any evidence that Larry is indeed Jewish?  Because I’m pretty sure he “crossed himself” before eating the pork. 

He did make the sign of the cross! I remember. (Isn't this primarily a Catholic gesture?) In any case, Jenny gave him the appropriate speeding Ninja-stars-taking-off-your-head look. Larry's personality has diarrhea.

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If it had been me, and it was the person I intended to marry, I would have thrown caution to the winds and devoured the meat figuring they could treat me for whatever later back in the States if necessary.

Poor Larry really isn't smart. He probably doesn't have MR, but I would put his IQ at a good solid 90 or less. (The average IQ is 100 which means we've plenty of solid 90's walking around. A lot of people tend to guess at their IQ's and inflate the numbers drastically.)

Actually, I'm gonna say 85.

Which makes me feel bad for him because he's actually higher functioning and he has a good work ethic although he's ripe to be taken advantage of.

He's a nice guy. He just doesn't understand the world very well.

All of us have problems in one way or another because we don't understand the world well enough. It's a thorny place.

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4 hours ago, millennium said:

everyone knows that when you're a guest, you eat what you are served.  Anything less is an insult.

I certainly don't know that.  A lot of people have food restrictions or allergies.  What I do know is that a guest behaves respectfully and is appreciative of his hosts' efforts.  Larry was impolite.  He behaved like an oaf.  

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Ok, I rewatched Larry segments I see why he's single.  He showed no compassion, nor understanding what Jenny was saying.  A normal man would have hugged, held your hand and gave a reason or even apology for his reaction.  He kept standing there like a deer in a headlight.  He was such a turnoff!   I'm not saying a man have to be your savior but good god grow a pair.

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10 minutes ago, Sprockets said:

I certainly don't know that.  A lot of people have food restrictions or allergies.  What I do know is that a guest behaves respectfully and is appreciative of his hosts' efforts.  Larry was impolite.  He behaved like an oaf.  

I'll stipulate to food restrictions and allergies as an exception.   Otherwise, the polite thing is to eat the food and not scrunch up your face or start gagging.   There are certain dishes I've tried once and only once, and only because they were served to me when I was a guest in someone's home.  

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10 hours ago, CoachWristletJen said:

Jenny cast a wide net and Larry was the first one she caught. She would like to throw him back, but she knows she can't do any better. She's probably been at this for quite some time. She'll definitely wear the pants in that relationship. And she can't wait to get rid of him.

Oh, yeah! When she ordered him to "Come here", I immediately piped up and said "Get ready for A LOT of that, dude!" She reminds me a bit of my Filipina aunt: When my aunt is pissed, you hop to and follow directions or things are about to get a whole lot worse for you.

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On 10/8/2017 at 9:14 PM, NinaH said:

Re: Larry insulting Jenny's family - if you aren't open minded and totally willing to embrace another culture and their food, don't go looking for love outside your comfort zone.  I am picky AF and know what I'm willing to try or not try and would hate try to force something down while everybody was staring me down.  I wouldn't be successful at looking for foreign love. But I'm also not desperate for anybody with a pulse either. 

But he was not a jerk because he was from another culture. He totally does NOT know how to act. You say thank you and pretend you like it.  You don't make faces like you think it's disgusting. Had he been in America and went to someone's house and didn't like something that was served- you fake it! He does not know basic social skills. He has no skills at all, no manners. At first I thought it had to do with him never travelling before. But then I realized it does not- he has been sheltered or something and does not know anything, like to how to fucking act in society. You don't insult people, you don't insult the parents of your girlfriend, you don't go to a party and insult the host.  Most people, their first time in another country, who didn't like the looks of the pig, would have pretended to like it and to be gracious. You say you are picky about food but I am sure you would have acted much more mature than Larry in a similar situation. I was just disgusted with him. That cost them like 3 months salary. Idiot.

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Something tells me Patrick would find Myriam a whole lot less "amazing and interesting" if she'd been single and available when he arrived.

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1 hour ago, Sprockets said:

I certainly don't know that.  A lot of people have food restrictions or allergies.  What I do know is that a guest behaves respectfully and is appreciative of his hosts' efforts.  Larry was impolite.  He behaved like an oaf.  

Well, now you know! :D

On a serious note, meals are the one thing you always need to make an effort to partake of - especially as a guest - because it's the one thing that offends hosts the most. You can, like Larry did, make the international sign of "I want to fuck your daughter", which he thought was the international sign of "I want to put a ring on it", and your hosts will like you a little bit less (and eventually realize you're a dumb ass that communicates poorly). But if you refuse to eat the food they prepare? A lot of times that will result in the end of all hospitality and they'll throw you out of their house at the earliest opportunity. If you can't eat something they've prepared for whatever reason (religious proscriptions, allergies, etc), then you eat as much of the other parts of the meal that are offered. This is discussed several times on that show with Andrew what's-his-name where he goes around the world trying various foods and dining with people in the countries he visits. It's like Anthony Bourdain's show, but without the pretentious-ass-as-show-host.

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12 hours ago, Drogo said:

Paul: "I could have been there and fought them off and defended her in some way." 

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Don't be so quick to laugh.  Paul was obviously very scary to his ex-gf. :)

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2 minutes ago, Bryce Lynch said:

 Paul was obviously very scary to his ex-gf. :)

I'd be scared, too, if I woke up to Paul staring at me like this with a Zippo in one hand and a can of hairspray in the other.  

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I have another $20 that says that Larry is mentally sick.   If this is the case, it would explain a lot.

I reiterate that neither Nicole nor Larry get a "free pass" at doing dumb things because they are not playing with a full deck.

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6 hours ago, millennium said:

My biggest fear would be tapeworm.   Third world country, no FDA, pig cooked outside of my supervision ... But I would have eaten it.  Because even in America, a country that produces legions of dumbasses too ignorant to remove their baseball caps when eating or in the presence of ladies, everyone knows that when you're a guest, you eat what you are served.  Anything less is an insult.

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Yes, my only concern would be tapeworms or trichinosis.  But the pork did seem to be very well cooked.  

In a more casual setting, I wouldn't mind a guest declining food that  he finds unappetizing or is afraid of for some reason.  But, this was a very special occasion and the family had spent a lot of money time preparing the pig to honor Larry.  

Also, if Jenny is really the woman he loves and wants to spend the rest of his life with, he needs to suck it about and eat whatever they give him.  I think his refusal to eat was an insult to her ("You're not important enough to me for me to eat a plate of pig.") in addition to an insult to her family.  That said, I do think Jenny could have communicated this more clearly to Larry, who as others have pointed out, does not seem good at detecting social cues.  

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26 minutes ago, Bellalisa said:

He very clearly said he was not going to eat the lechon because it looked disgusting and he didn't want to get diarrhea. He clearly said this was the reason. Now everyone is saying "oh he is Jewish" "oh he is a Vegan" oh he doesnt eat meat. NO, he was repulsed by the lechon. which he said a few times. He was grossed out and afraid of diarrhea.

No social skills at all. Clueless Asshole. He really had no idea he was insulted them. He could have pretended his religion didnt allow him to eat for example, and thanked them, but he is an idiot.

The only problem with Larry faking a religious objection could be that the family might be assuming he is of their faith or at least a similar one.  Over 80% of filipinos are Roman Catholic.  

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16 hours ago, Bryce Lynch said:

I can tell you in my culture (we are Indo Caribbean), it would be very offensive to treat the food my family spent time, effort, and money to acquire and make, and behave like Larry did that lechon.  Also, Larry lives in Pinellas....HOW HAVEN'T YOU BEEN TO A CUBAN'S HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS LECHON BEFORE?!  I don't eat pork and I've been invited multiple times for lechon.  Come on, man.

Me too! I had one guy I brought home not eat anything my German family prepared and was called a " Peasant! Ill Mannered!"

27 minutes ago, Bryce Lynch said:

He very clearly said he was not going to eat the lechon because it looked disgusting and he didn't want to get diarrhea. He clearly said this was the reason. Now everyone is saying "oh he is Jewish" "oh he is a Vegan" oh he doesnt eat meat. NO, he was repulsed by the lechon. which he said a few times. He was grossed out and afraid of diarrhea.

All he eats is MacDonalds so I guess we should have known. Another weird,awkward dude with no manners or social skills.

1 hour ago, MrSmith said:

Jenny cast a wide net and Larry was the first one she caught. She would like to throw him back, but she knows she can't do any better. She's probably been at this for quite some time. She'll definitely wear the pants in that relationship. And she can't wait to get rid of him.

That is also why she calls them all LOVE - so she doesnt have to remember names. The pics he has are not of her and I think she is desperate so no going back now.

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My husband loves Peking duck, so one day I got him a whole roasted duck at an Asian supermarket, with the head and feet attached. He was repulsed at the sight of it!

However, when we were watching this episode, the moment he saw the pig unveiled, he was like "OMG, I would eat this whole pig if I was there, it looks amazing!" ?

Men are weird.

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21 hours ago, PamelaMaeSnap said:

Re: the bowing, I am so glad you went further than I did and googled it because I definitely got the feeling that at least he had tried to do some homework and that was his bumbling way of TRYING ...

And re: Sacre Coeur, totally with you there ... with all of the iconic sights and sites of Paris, for some reason sitting at the top of the Sacre Coeur steps and looking down at everything from there is the single most recognizable one for me! We're going back to Paris for a few days (actually bracketing a river cruise in Burgundy with a few days in Paris on either side) and while there are several places I want to go that we didn't get to the first time, that is one place I REALLY want to revisit (Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, etc.)

I was just there yesterday. Tourist trap nightmare these days and so much security that its hard to relax and enjoy. Try the Marais instead.  

 

I will be counting the shirtless joggers tomorrow for a full report. Lol

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I would think that after a few phone conversations with Larry, you might be able to tell he was a dumbass. She looked so letdown and disgusted when she picked him up because he did turn out to be a "classless asshat". I know you like his big nose but throw him back and try again Jenny.

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I'm mildly annoyed by how Patrick always says "Paris, France". I understand it's how you name places in the US, but come on. Not to be confused with Paris, TX?

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1 hour ago, spankydoll said:

I was just there yesterday. Tourist trap nightmare these days and so much security that its hard to relax and enjoy. Try the Marais instead.  

 

I will be counting the shirtless joggers tomorrow for a full report. Lol

SpankyDoll, you are in Paris (on vacation I assume) and you find time to come and rip it with us???!!!!!     

I think I want to be your BFF.

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Larry said he didn't want to eat the pork because he was afraid of getting "die-rear". Some people, even non-Catholics, make the "sign of the cross" before doing something scary, like in a joking "well, here goes nothing" way. 

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Ha Ha Antonio's friend: I am so surprised they are not having sex. Antonio usually has a big SEX sign drawn on his forehead!

You know he is only putting up with her because there is a TV crew. He must have signed a contract and has to see this whole thing through. If there were no show, he would have shown her the door by now. 

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1 hour ago, Ivanova said:

I'm mildly annoyed by how Patrick always says "Paris, France". I understand it's how you name places in the US, but come on. Not to be confused with Paris, TX?

No, it's how dumbasses name places that have so much renown that they don't need to be named in that way. When you say "Paris", people think "France". Just like when you say "London", people think either "UK" or "England" and not "Kentucky". This could be fun, you know. We could play some word association! "Versailles" ..... now did you think "France" or "Indiana"? "Berlin" .... did you think "Germany" or "Wisconsin" or "Connecticut" or "Massachusetts"? "Cairo" ... did you think "Egypt" or "Illinois"? LOL. There's so much fun to be had with this! :P

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Re: Larry doing the traditional Filipino greeting with the dad's hand to forehead.

When my husband saw it, he said Larry is the reverse Borat ?

34 minutes ago, Bellalisa said:

Ha Ha Antonio's friend: I am so surprised they are not having sex.

I agree.

Also, Antonio's friend reminds me of some character, but I can't put my finger on it ?

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We could play some word association! "Versailles" ..... now did you think "France" or "Indiana"? "Berlin" .... did you think "Germany" or "Wisconsin" or "Connecticut" or "Massachusetts"? "Cairo" ... did you think "Egypt" or "Illinois"? LOL. There's so much fun to be had with this! :P

Ha, Ha I will play.

Norway.....Maine

Sweden.....Maine

Calais....Maine (pronounced Callas btw)

China.....Maine

 

I could go on but I will spare you.

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What is wrong with Larry? He was starting to have an anxiety attack at the thought of eating the pig. He is missing out big time, I have been to a few pig roasts and its yummy and now he looks like an idiot to the family...talk about not knowing thing one about another culture let alone picking up on social cues. I think Jenny is crying because she just realized her stooge is an idiot, she hitched her wagon to an idiot. 

Why does Patrick have to make a spectacle of himself on the streets of Paris, France? The constant flipping just to prove he is wild and wacky is tiresome. 

Paul really thought he could have warded off the cell phone mugger? I bet he practices his karate moves in front of his bedroom mirror.

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12 hours ago, millennium said:

I did not enjoy this week's episode of Patrick's Got Talent.

Worse than his backflips and mugging for the camera is the trick he's trying to pull on Myriam -- pretending to be a friend and confidante while shamelessly trying to undermine her relationship for his advantage.   I think it would be great if Boyfriend Myriam shows up next week and kicks Patrick's happity ass.

Yes, I agree. I didn't mind Patrick being all manic pixie boy, he clearly loves to show off and entertain, no harm in that. Some people enjoy it, some don't. Myriam seems to admire it so of course he's ramping it up. But I hate that he says he respects Myriam and respects that she has a boyfriend, but does all he can to get her to question her relationship. Stop it Patrick. 

1 hour ago, Drogo said:

For the love of pork, Larry - why haven't you given the family their candy yet?????

He should have launched some Snickers bars in the opposite direction and while they were all gathering them up he could have fed his plate to the goats and nature.  Missed opportunity.

I wondered about that too! WHERE IS THE CANDY, LARRY??

I don't think Larry is on the spectrum, or has a mental disorder, or anything clinical. I think he is just painfully awkward, not very bright, has no social skills, and so uncomfortable away from things familiar to him he's all discombobulated. He's never been out of his own circle, so he's never had to cope socially. He's weird about food. I've known people who won't eat anything green, who don't want their food to touch (people over three years old, too), who remove every molecule of fat from their meat, who have texture issues so won't eat beans or mushrooms; there are all kinds of weird food issues people have. I won't touch lobster tomalley, and I'm an adventurous eater from New England and think cherrystones and oysters are heaven on a plate. Larry is terrified of eating local food because he's afraid he'll get an upset tummy. He's stupid, and rude.

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6 hours ago, shannew said:

Ok, I rewatched Larry segments I see why he's single.  He showed no compassion, nor understanding what Jenny was saying.  A normal man would have hugged, held your hand and gave a reason or even apology for his reaction.  He kept standing there like a deer in a headlight.  He was such a turnoff!   I'm not saying a man have to be your savior but good god grow a pair.

This exactly!!! I was surprised at his reaction to her being upset. My husband has pulled that clueless shit a couple of times and that in itself made the argument 1000x worse.

Something is fishy about this piggate, lol. If Larry is a vegetarian, why doesn't Jenny know already? She must have noticed when they had dinner (prior to the family feast) that there was no meat on his plate? I don't know how much time had passed between him arriving and their  visit with the family but the beginning of this episode had them sitting at a restaurant. Either she didn't notice that he didn't order meat, or doesn't care enough to notice and/or thought nothing of it.

 

4 hours ago, Bryce Lynch said:

Also, if Jenny is really the woman he loves and wants to spend the rest of his life with, he needs to suck it about and eat whatever they give him.  I think his refusal to eat was an insult to her ("You're not important enough to me for me to eat a plate of pig.") in addition to an insult to her family.  That said, I do think Jenny could have communicated this more clearly to Larry, who as others have pointed out, does not seem good at detecting social cues.  

Thats a lot to expect of someone, IF you know in advance that they don't eat meat. Perhaps Jenny hasn't met any vegetarians and doesn't understand the concept and thinks Larry is simply being selfish or immature.

That being said, I'm a vegetarian and if I was in Larry's shoes, first off, I would have stressed that I'm a veg well in advance of the feast. Then if that fell upon deaf ears I would have eaten the meat. Yeah, I'd probably spend the rest of the party in their outhouse but the last thing I would want to do when meeting potential in-laws is insult them and make a bad impression.

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Antonio's friend is a true wing man, he was hooking a dude up telling Courtney that Antonio was going slow because she is important to him. What a load of crap but she totally bought it.

If Larry couldn't bring himself to eat pork how would he have lasted a night in Jenny's home? 

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Larry needs to get married like he needs another hole in his head. Jenny isn’t into him, he refused to eat a meal that probably cost them a LOT of money. If I had walked into my prospective spouse’s family home and saw how poor they are.... I’d have eaten the head of that pig to show them respect and thanks.

I agree with the earlier poster, I want to drown Paul. I want to dunk him in dirty water and watch him get eaten up by snakes.

I once dated someone who was German, and the family laid out a feast of German delicacies. I’d never had most of them, but I was so appreciative of them trying to welcome me into the fold, I ate until I was stuffed. Larry’s sons must be so proud.

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I'm a vegetarian also, and a vegan when possible. I have been invited to dinner and all I say is that I don't eat meat but please don't do anything special for me. However, a few years ago an elderly friend of my mother's invited us to lunch. The vegetable soup was DELICIOUS, turned out it was made with chicken stock (well, I guess it's not technically meat since there are no solids.) I smiled and ate it. I have not consciously eaten meat for several decades but I didn't want to hurt her feelings. (This happens a lot more than you would realize. Packaged rice mixes and the like usually contain some kind of meat stock.)

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for the 100th time, Larry is NOT a vegetarian! He is just a clueless jackass!

He clearly stated that he thought the lechon was disgusting and would give him diarrear.

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23 minutes ago, Bellalisa said:

for the 100th time, Larry is NOT a vegetarian! He is just a clueless jackass!

Larry is an embarrassment to mankind.    From his interactions with Jenny's family and his mindless chats with Jenny -- yes love, no love --  I bet my shoe collection that he suffers from a form of dementia.   This explains why he didn't date for 12 years.    Any adult, even a clueless jackass adult will have a moment to reflection later on and realize he made a fool of himself and should apologize.   Instead, he asks Jenny what's up with the face.   Larry should marry Nicole, they deserve each other.

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Why wouldn't Larry research,  "typical Phillipino dinners/gatherings/traditions," etc;  prior to spending his 401 K?     Just sayin'.   

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28 minutes ago, Me from ME said:

I smiled and ate it. I have not consciously eaten meat for several decades but I didn't want to hurt her feelings. (This happens a lot more than you would realize. Packaged rice mixes and the like usually contain some kind of meat stock.)

Yeah sometimes you have to bite the bullet. Good for you not eating it for several decades! I'm only 3 years in.

Also, the part about the rice mixes and other things containing meat stock: the rice or whatever sides Jenny's family prepared might have contained meat stock or little bits of meat, not leaving much for Larry to eat. I have bit the bullet also and had my in-laws rice several times, it was delicious! (The little bits of meat go to the dogs patiently waiting at my foot).

 

24 minutes ago, Bellalisa said:

for the 100th time, Larry is NOT a vegetarian! He is just a clueless jackass!

Please see my post on the Larry and Jenny thread.

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I am shocked at Nicole's father saying he will co-sponsor Azan, her referring to him as Daddy to her daughter and her shrug when asked if she thinks she maybe being used.  Clearly it's what she wants now (insert foot stomping, whining and breath holding) and her father has seen this behavior before and gives in before the hysterics start. I bet she will want a big wedding and expects Daddy to foot the bill for that too.

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1 hour ago, Me from ME said:

Ha, Ha I will play.

Norway.....Maine

Sweden.....Maine

Calais....Maine (pronounced Callas btw)

China.....Maine

 

I could go on but I will spare you.

 

Naples ... Maine

Paris ... Maine

Mooselookmeguntic ... Maine

(hmm, that last one doesn't really work, does it?)

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8 hours ago, millennium said:

I'll stipulate to food restrictions and allergies as an exception.   Otherwise, the polite thing is to eat the food and not scrunch up your face or start gagging.   There are certain dishes I've tried once and only once, and only because they were served to me when I was a guest in someone's home.  

except eyes.  I don't think I could get those down.  

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13 hours ago, eggsnbacon said:

This poor family, truly poor family probably spent a month or more wages on that pig. It is disrespectful becuase of the situation this family is in and they spent money on somethign they themselves rarely get to eat. A celebration meal, they were honoring him.  It has nothign to do with food preferences, its disrespectful toward them giving him a true gift. Just eat the dang pig once. I've worked in some of these places and its possibly the worst thing you  could ever do is turn down the gift of food. 

And for some of us, "the worst thing you could ever do is" force somebody to eat something they are repulsed by. And it could be argued that it's disrespectful to presume someone has the same taste in food as you do and expect them to eat something they don't want.  My parents are an intercultural couple and thankfully neither side of in-laws stood on ceremony to this degree. The fact tears are being shed and feelings are being hurt over something so trivial, in the grand scheme of things, suggests incompatibility more so than bad manners.

55 minutes ago, jnymph said:

Why wouldn't Larry research,  "typical Phillipino dinners/gatherings/traditions," etc;  prior to spending his 401 K?     Just sayin'.   

He can research all he wants but if a charred pig's carcass isn't his thing, he's not going to at it. And ppl have to accept each other's references and sensibilities.

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13 hours ago, millennium said:

My biggest fear would be tapeworm.   Third world country, no FDA, pig cooked outside of my supervision ... But I would have eaten it.  Because even in America, a country that produces legions of dumbasses too ignorant to remove their baseball caps when eating or in the presence of ladies, everyone knows that when you're a guest, you eat what you are served.  Anything less is an insult.

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You'd risk tapeworm to appease her father? Yes, that makes total sense! lol

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1 hour ago, Pepper Mostly said:

I did not enjoy this week's episode of Patrick's Got Talent.

I  think everybody is hilarious and on fire today, but this line actually make me (literally) Laugh Out Loud.  

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1 hour ago, Pepper Mostly said:

Yes, I agree. I didn't mind Patrick being all manic pixie boy, he clearly loves to show off and entertain, no harm in that. Some people enjoy it, some don't. Myriam seems to admire it so of course he's ramping it up. But I hate that he says he respects Myriam and respects that she has a boyfriend, but does all he can to get her to question her relationship. Stop it Patrick. 

I wondered about that too! WHERE IS THE CANDY, LARRY??

I don't think Larry is on the spectrum, or has a mental disorder, or anything clinical. I think he is just painfully awkward, not very bright, has no social skills, and so uncomfortable away from things familiar to him he's all discombobulated. He's never been out of his own circle, so he's never had to cope socially. He's weird about food. I've known people who won't eat anything green, who don't want their food to touch (people over three years old, too), who remove every molecule of fat from their meat, who have texture issues so won't eat beans or mushrooms; there are all kinds of weird food issues people have. I won't touch lobster tomalley, and I'm an adventurous eater from New England and think cherrystones and oysters are heaven on a plate. Larry is terrified of eating local food because he's afraid he'll get an upset tummy. He's stupid, and rude.

That is me. I am a grown adult who does not want my food to touch. In fact, normally I only put one thing on my plate at a time. I will eat all of it and then move on to the next thing. No touching or mixing for me. I know it's weird, but I can't do it. I would never be able to eat that pig after seeing the head chopped off like that! I would have taken a bite while everyone was looking and hidden the rest under the rice.

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1 hour ago, Major Bigtime said:

Larry needs to get married like he needs another hole in his head. Jenny isn’t into him, he refused to eat a meal that probably cost them a LOT of money. If I had walked into my prospective spouse’s family home and saw how poor they are.... I’d have eaten the head of that pig to show them respect and thanks.

I agree with the earlier poster, I want to drown Paul. I want to dunk him in dirty water and watch him get eaten up by snakes.

I once dated someone who was German, and the family laid out a feast of German delicacies. I’d never had most of them, but I was so appreciative of them trying to welcome me into the fold, I ate until I was stuffed. Larry’s sons must be so proud.

The older son was joining the Army, their wasn't any college money left after you hook up on Filipino Cupid.

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2 hours ago, chickenella said:

This exactly!!! I was surprised at his reaction to her being upset. My husband has pulled that clueless shit a couple of times and that in itself made the argument 1000x worse.

Something is fishy about this piggate, lol. If Larry is a vegetarian, why doesn't Jenny know already? She must have noticed when they had dinner (prior to the family feast) that there was no meat on his plate? I don't know how much time had passed between him arriving and their  visit with the family but the beginning of this episode had them sitting at a restaurant. Either she didn't notice that he didn't order meat, or doesn't care enough to notice and/or thought nothing of it.

 

Thats a lot to expect of someone, IF you know in advance that they don't eat meat. Perhaps Jenny hasn't met any vegetarians and doesn't understand the concept and thinks Larry is simply being selfish or immature.

That being said, I'm a vegetarian and if I was in Larry's shoes, first off, I would have stressed that I'm a veg well in advance of the feast. Then if that fell upon deaf ears I would have eaten the meat. Yeah, I'd probably spend the rest of the party in their outhouse but the last thing I would want to do when meeting potential in-laws is insult them and make a bad impression.

Did he ever say he was a vegetarian?  I got the sense it was just that he was put off by seeing the whole pig, "from the rooter to the tooter" and was also a bit skittish about eating 3rd world pork in general.  

I don't think either Larry or Jenny did a good job communicating on the matter.  Not a good sign for a potential marriage.  

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7 hours ago, MrSmith said:

h Andrew what's-his-name where he goes around the world trying various foods and dining with people in the countries he visits. It's like Anthony Bourdain's show, but without the pretentious-ass-as-show-host.

Anthony Bourdain had to eat warthog anus on one of his trips.  His take, "They are sharing what little they have with you! Be grateful!

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Aaaaand, ordering calamari in certain places where it is not locally sourced or is especially inexpensive might just get you sections of a pig's anus. (Source: This American Life)

 

Before long cloned meat will be available. I'm not sure how I will react to that. It will be meat without a face, without the suffering and completely created in a lab from a set of cells that have been harvested from an animal with a face. I don't even know if I will try the totally vegan burgers that appear to "bleed" because I didn't like that feature when I did eat meat.

There was a pair of female physicians who won the Amazing Race a few years ago. I really admired them for how they went about doing the tasks. They were both vegetarians and had to each eat a whole sheep's head in one of the Scandinavian countries. Their million dollars was totally earned in my opinion.

I know Larry is not a vegetarian but if he eats at his own place of work he probably has consumed "red slime" which is far more grotesque. I believe the McRibs contain some offal. I guess "meat by-products" or, "natural flavoring" fools him as well.

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1 hour ago, BravoAddict72 said:

That is me. I am a grown adult who does not want my food to touch. In fact, normally I only put one thing on my plate at a time. I will eat all of it and then move on to the next thing. No touching or mixing for me. I know it's weird, but I can't do it. I would never be able to eat that pig after seeing the head chopped off like that! I would have taken a bite while everyone was looking and hidden the rest under the rice.

Yup, me too. An ex jokingly bought me sectioned plates because I'm so fussy about food touching other food, but joke's on him because I still use them. That said, I would have eaten the CRAP outta that roast pig. YUMMMMM. 

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