Oh the places we could go with this one!
From the Detroit News article:
Oh the places we could go with this one!
From the Detroit News article:
Now now people. Before the hate train gets-a-rollin'. The dude suffered what appeared to be some pretty bad facial burns, which really sucks for him. I dislike him just as much as anyone else, but if we could refrain from mocking his injuries, that'd be best.
(If you want to mock his commentary though, I say go for it)
C'mon Boogaloo! What fun are you.
Just doing what I can to prevent the thread from going full RCMB.
I know deep in my blue heart the right thing to do is leave this alone.
That said, Valenti's show is the reason I bought Sirius/XM and rarely listen to local sports radio any more.
Stop being such a wuss.
Valenti's a dick, but c'mon. Burns don't always heal right. There's a solid chance he'll be left with scars on his face for the rest of his life. That's not funny.
Is this a "cool story bro" moment?
Story was HOT.
one personal experience and assuming that it applies to every other human in the world.
you do know people scar differently, right? nah, i doubt you do. so: people scar differently.
Valenti's a dick.
I really don't care.
Those burns don't look too bad to me, I work in a kitchen as a cook, mostly grill and fryer, so I'll admit I'm used to it, but right now I've got three burns on my hands that are worse than those, and I have to go back and work with those burned hands over hot stoves every night and just deal with the pain until they heal. The burns I have now are not the worst burns I've ever had, those ones faded away, and so will the ones I have now.
It just kinda bugs me that of course they're gonna make a big deal out of this, his lawyer is all over it lawyerspeaking the shit out of the situation, the restaurant has to stop serving it this way and they're probably gonna get sued, I don't think deserves compensation at all.
I guess the fact that I hate Valenti might effect my opinion, but whatever.
I had a whole joke about std's lined up. Guess the world will never get to hear it.
knew he had a face for radio...
Tebows bod>Valenti's bod
I guess I don't have it in me to make fun of this happening to that guy, annoying as he may be (which is pretty much his job, as far as I can tell).
him...and anyone else wanting to order the tomahawk steak!
Wonder if that came with a side of Charlie Ward Fries or the Bowden Baked Potato.
I get tired of the anti-Michigan thing, but I think for the most part he's pretty good. Getting burned SUCKS and I hope he recovers well.
Even a bad sun burn is worse than breaking things, IMO.
Resturant's upcoming brand new name:
I think it's "Blistero Mike's".
Too much of a set up to resist.
As much as I dislike listening to him I wish him the best in his recovery. I wouldn't wish that happen to anyone.
I mean at least longer than Terry Foster's joint?
"MAKE PLAYS! DON'T JUST SIT THERE AND PUCKER!!"
Not because of any anti-Valenti schadenfruede, but because I'm a very curious person and have never seen someone react to a steak induced flame injury. Does one get to skip out on the bill if this happens? Did he try and douse the fire with his drink? How did the waiter react? Is there protocol at the restaurant for this?
...Because getting burned in the face means you need to take a shirtless selfie.
he just wanted to show the world his chest hair.
They prepare the steak tableside by tossing 151 rum on a hot platter?
I'd recommend skipping dessert. Probably involves gunfire and smoke grenades.
I mean, did their insurance company ever ask "do you ever pour flammable liquids on hot surfaces in the middle of the goddamn restaurant?"
The "oh, I'm sorry, usually I'm slightly farther away before INITIATING THE INDOOR FIREBALL" defense is a notoriously weak one.
I guess it's kinda like sganaki at a Greek restaurant.
A good point, but I'd argue that the flame from 151 rum is going to be quite a bit bigger than what you'd get from brandy. And I do wonder how many Greek waiters have set their hair on fire so that I can have a delicious appetizer.
Not a big fan of 105.1. I like Drew on the pm, but other than that it kinda stinks. I used to really like Dery, but he tries to hard to make jokes and be funny.
Server HR Pufnstuf and sous chef Teddy Ruxpin unavailable for comment.
Steak was prepared to perfection in my opinion.
Oh man, too easy. I hope he heals up fine and is able to enjoy the holidays as I continue to not listen to his radio show.
Yeah, nobody deserves to be burned this badly, at least not for being an ass on tha radio. That said, I do find it humorous that the injury happened while ordering a Flaming Tomahawk steak, which is the most Shock Jock food name I could think of.
Well done Mr. Valenti. Well done.
you beat me to the "temperature of Valenti's face" pun. The imagination of this blog!
No, I'd say that's pretty rare.
Not familiar with what he actually looks like, but his nose is quite burnt, correct?
Also, how did his facial hair remain un-singed?
I dont agree with his views, so I dont listen to him. I also feel bad for him on this. Unfortunate that he got burned. No one deserves that, obviously.
But it does make me shake my head in disgust the way his lawyer quoted up early to the news.
"“He’s a public figure on TV and does the Fox pregame show on Sundays,” Thurswell said. “He also meets with clients. Even today we don’t know if there will be any residual scarring...or hypopigmentation, where a white spot appears instead of normal skin color.”
-From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131217/METRO08/312170058#ixzz2nliqQ2aj-
Valenti probably deserves some compensation, but the posturing from the lawyer is unneeded in the news story. Yuck.
as to who ends up being liable, the waiter or the resturaunt?
They'll go after the restaurant of course. That's where the money is. You're not going to get jack by suing a waiter.
The waiter is acting on behalf of his employer so it's not like he'd be personally liable unless we went so far out of the course of his job duties.
Get well soon, turd.
dude got a hot load of meat right in his grill. karma man karma
He was injured, probably painfully, through no fault of his own. Probably not the ideal fodder for humor.
That said, he appears to be okay, so one teensy little "hot takes" joke won't hurt.
Very true, I just think we have to do the "if MSU fans said the same thing on RCMB about a Michigan commentator/demagogue, would we start threads raging on and on about it" test.
That being said, thisiscmd's well done joke is perfect.
And rest assured, any "good" or "he deserves it" crap will be pulled.
Like the cow says, "Eat moar chicken". It is healthier and safer too.
Have you seen how they prepare the chicken at that restaurant?
was accosted by a homosexual baseball player...
I don't think it's possible to make a thread title funnier that "burned by flaming meat." The imagery of that is priceless.
Does anyone remember when the term "flamer" was an insult? Now Mike Valenti is a flamer in more than one sense. I'm sure he will sue and he and Snooki can take that settlement cash to buy a big house on the New Jersey shore.
Besides possessing Italian ancestry they have noth---oh, wait.
All are from Jersey or New York?
It's a Festivus Miracle! And a week early!
The fact that I just scrolled through that and received ZERO photoshops in return is all kinds of dissapointing.
Wait. This guy went out of state to MSU from NY? Do people do that!?!
When I'd go up to state to visit friends in college, I'd meet kids from all over the country. A lot of kids from elsewhere in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic/Northeast.
We make fun of MSU but it's still better than the public universities in New York. Cheaper than the comparably ranked private colleges too, even at the second-highest nonresident tuition in the Big Ten (Michigan is by far the highest).
Stonybrook is a pretty good school.
Comparing SAT scores of incoming student population:
SAT Critical Reading: 530 / 640
SAT Math: 600 / 700
SAT Writing: 530 / 640
Poor guy is going to have scabs on his face for his first Rose Bowl. The next time he gets to take a pic at the Rose Bowl that beard will be grey.
So this is my chance to ask a question I've had for sometime without giving credence to Valente or starting a thread.
How does 97.1 survive with him on the air?
As some have mentioned, Michigan fans will do anything to avoid that channel from 2-6 when he's on the air. I can't imagine anyone with Michigan ties would advertise on 97.1 due to the hatred this guy spews. The number of Michigan fans who are sports fans making their drive home at that time can't make this a good decision. I don't buy that people listen to hate him. I don't think they do. Sparties don't even like him.
Yeah I know it's a schtick but I don't see how this clown stays on the air now that there's a reasonable alternative up the dial.
also my chance to say... karma's a bitch and Valente is now, literally, a flaming pile of dog $hit
As some have mentioned, Michigan fans will do anything to avoid that channel from 2-6 when he's on the air.
This is totally the opposite of true. Unfortunately, a lot of idiots call in and represent Michigan fans as, well, idiots.
He was always polarizing to me because even though it felt dirty, I often found myself agreeing with him on the non-UM/MSU topics. But he'd always slip some snark in even if it wasn't related, like making fun of Brady Hoke's voice, and then I'd say "f*ck you" to the radio and be pissed off for 20 minutes. It's best just to avoid him altogether. And I'm sure with MSU going to their first Rose Bowl since the Reagan administration, he's probably more insufferable.
I think there are plenty of Michigan fans who are just gluttons for punishment and listen to him regardless. Too bad he refuses to take any calls from Michigan fans with a brain.
As for him being burned, literally, there's really no joy out of this. It's more fun to make fun of him when he has a "MAKE PLAYS!" like meltdown. Not this. But he's still a dick.
I like listening to him for the most part. He only gets irritating when irrational Michigan fans call in.
I think Mike V is a dirt bag. Way to anti Michigan and it gets old enough where I change the radio dial.
I don't wish Mike V harm or personal injury, but the Dude needed a nose job anyway - LOL.
I wish him a speedy recovery, but no rating on his radio show.
Server must've been a Michigan fan.
What's that saying? Out of the frying pan and onto my face.......
DID HE EAT THE STEAK???
is that it didn't fix his nose.
He proly had it coming to him.. Lol. But seriously though I can't listen to 97.1 anymore cause of him he will be talking about tigers baseball or something that has nothing to do with Michigan sports at all and out of the blue he will rip Michigan and our fans ANY chance he can get and he acts like he knows all about are programs and the players and says they suck or there this and that. He is always negative and I will not ever listen to that show again. He needs to go home..
who doesn't love them some flaming meat? Am I Right?
Valenti is truly a horses ass who I never mind seeing make a fool out of himself. If he had somehow done this to himself while drunk and doing something stupid, maybe I could laugh about it. But there's really no way to get joy out of anyone getting burned by incompetence at a restaurant.
Why is everyone so worried about Valenti? Everyone knows that vinegar and water don't burn.
someone yelled "OPA" when he ignited.
That restaurant will be called "Valenti's Steak House" by 2015.
... but really, I hate anybody that does the job he does. I just find sports radio to be so, so, so painful. I like sports -- the gladiator in the arena -- and I like thoughtful analysis. I do not like the incessant whining from fat, middle aged blowhards. Give me audiobooks and NPR any day of the week.
As I understand it, the Flaming Tomahawk is really expensive -- upwards of $50. Didn't know Valenti could float that.
Genuinely curious: how much does that bastard make per year?
"Sir, how would you like your steak done? We offer Kelly, Pelini, or Valenti."
I've never been a fan of his and have yelled at the radio on my commute home several times because of something he's said, but I wouldn't wish this kind of pain or perminent damage upon anyone. The fact is we all hate him simply because he's doing his job (which is riling up the UM fanbase). Here's hoping for a speedy and full recovery!
I admit it, I did it. although I made it look good just like an accident. When I was serving him all I could hear was Wallmart Wolverine!! Walmart Wolverine!! and I just snapped. I was thinking of sticking a fork in his eye but that would have been too obvious. I just told my boss it was just desserts and I would get him (my boss) tickets near the 50 yard line if he lost the tape of the "incedent" when Mikes attorney came by asking for them. Then my alarm went off and I had to go to my real job. Just thinking out loud. Naw I hope the guy is ok, despite him getting my blood pressure up over a healthy level any time I listen to him try to down play anything positive for Michigan and play up anything negative.
As someone who recently loss several inches of hair due to a flaming drink, I feel bad for him.
Has the best burn unit in the region. Excellence is not just about football.