reality nightmares

Trigger warning: Suicide. Brief discussion of method and possible reasoning.

Recent suggestions from friends, reading, and viewing brought this discussion together on Gordon Ramsay and Yanis Varoufakis, as different as they might first appear, and the production behind these appointed reality stars that represent anything but that. The discussion on Kitchen Nightmares goes into the conditioning involved of an audience that includes tens of millions of people in the US formerly or currently in the services industry. I include other manufactured political products ready for us to consume and the larger operations behind those as well. You will find everything sourced below — some of the connections are very interesting, and I didn’t even dig into each one!


DiEM is needed to stop the slide into a new 1930s – The Independent

Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen nightmare ends as profits double and Savoy Grill dream unfolds

Is Gordon Ramsay’s Wealth Really Just Debt?

Gordon Ramsay’s global empire: twists, turns and turbulence

Gordon Ramsay Group

The Blackstone Group


Over 60 Percent of the Restaurants on ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Are Now Closed

The Restaurant-Failure Myth


Is Everything on Kitchen Nightmares Totally Fake?

How real/staged is Kitchen Nightmares?

80% FAIL RATE: Meet 13 Of The Many New York City Restaurants That Closed Last Year

‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Restaurateur the Latest Reality TV Tragedy

How rich is Gordon Ramsay?

Blackfish filmmakers

Gabriela Cowperthwaite IMDb

‘Blackfish’: How a pair of housewives enabled the year’s hottest doc

Universal Studios Orlando has new co-owner, shake-up coming?

With sale, Blackstone’s SeaWorld stake now 43%

Judy Bart, Blackfish

Why The Director Of ‘Blackfish’ Hasn’t Made A ‘Penny’ Off The Film

I am the director of the documentary Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Ask me anything!

Correction: About 3,000 people have signed up for Varoufakis’s DiEM so far instead of the 300 I mentioned. Yanis Varoufakis launches democracy movement

“Real Politik” with Dr. James Tracy – Interview 56: Douglas Valentine 07-13-2015

Alternate Unemployment Charts


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