Alton Brown Calls Out Adam Richman and Upgrades His Douche Status

by Gabriel Hummel on October 1, 2010

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You know Alton Brown, that guy with the glasses who has that one show on that one network and attempts to explain the science behind the food that we so lovingly throw back like a gin and tonic every day.

When I first saw him on that show, something about him just made me want to punch him square in the face, and now I have a good reason to back up my upcoming assault charges.

Alton Brown recently did and interview with Zap2it and during the interview he decided to call out Adam Richman’s Man vs. Food and call it,

“That show is about gluttony, and gluttony is wrong. It’s wasteful. Think about people that are starving to death and think about that show. I think it’s an embarrassment.”

Without turning this website into a 2pm soap opera, Richman responded and said that Alton Brown was totally incorrect and that the show was about indulgence and pretty much said that Alton Brown was now dead to him.

you are dead to me tombstone

Without getting into to much of a rant, my thoughts can be summarized by saying,

“Who the fuck do you think you are?”

Running around and passing judgment on people just because what they do is different, or doesn’t appease your inner Bono of trying to save everything spec of dust on this planet, doesn’t give you the right to call him and his show an embarrassment.

To each their own, you keep yelling your bullshit about iron chefs and let Adam Richman continue to eat 6 pound burritos until his eyes pop out. It’s not like he’s calling Alton Brown out on the fact that he likely dines at 3 Michelin star establishments and spends 1000$ on a dinner for two.

Why not eat at Golden Corral and spend the rest of that money feeding the homeless that live a few feet from your doorstep?

golden corral senior discount

People who parade around and tell others what to do, how to act, or what to think, piss the hell out of me. And now do I not only think Alton Brown is a douche bag, but he is a certifiably a bigger douche bag than any fist pumping douche bag seen on the Jersey shoreline.

Keep up the great douching Alton


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Lown November 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Definition of gluttony: “Habitual eating to excess.”
Definition of a “72-oz. steak “: See gluttony.
Definition of a “11-lb. Carnivore Pizza”: See “72-oz. steak ”
Definition of indulgence: “An inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires.”
So, he is fulfilling his glutton indulgence. .-. I don’t see how he is still alive. Actually, he’s filling his indulgence to money, but what ever, As long as he dies soon.


Stacy December 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I agree with Lown. What Adam does is not indulgence. Indulgence is something you eat rarely and you can be satisfied with a regular portion. A 4.5 lb. steak with all the trimmings is just plain gluttony. A hamburger a mile high with 5 lbs of fries, a 12 egg omelet with enough hash browns to swim in is not my idea of a little indulgence. Have you seen Adam lately? He’s looking more and more unhealthy. He looks to have gained 60 lbs or more. Indulgence, my foot. Why is American the home of ‘the bigger the meal, the better’?” What’s wrong with eating a seriving or a little more depending on your activity and metabolism. I was in the Army and I ate a lot but I still wouldn’t eat like Adam does.


God January 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

dear gabriel,
you are a stupid fucken douche bag….and i hate man vs food.


Gabriel Hummel January 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Dear God

Blow me




Jason January 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Nice to see it neutrally. Your sophomoric assessment of Alton completely nullifies your validity to me. “douche bag” ? What are you, 12?


Gabriel Hummel January 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm


Actually I’m just old enough to have relations with your mother, so all is well in the world my friend


Nomenclature June 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Alton is right, in this case. Eating that much food is just disgusting. Whether or not it insults your sense of ethics, Richman is the embodiment of gluttony. (Oh, and eating that much food is just as detestable as spending $1000 on a meal.)


JakeH July 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Alton is a bit of a judgmental religious douchbag, even when it’s not perhaps called for (that Adams show is a bit absurd). It saddened me to. I want to like the guy.


Gabriel Hummel August 4, 2011 at 1:31 am


True true my brother


Jodi September 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Seriously, setting aside your annoyance for Alton Brown, you don’t see any truth to what he says? Man vs. Food certainly is about gluttony and wastefulness. Personally eating the way that guy does on Man vs Food is disgusting. I won’t even watch it because he looks so disgusting shoveling food into his mouth like that! The show is about glorifying gluttony and waste, even if it wasn’t intended that way.


Lon Burrell October 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Man vs. Food is gross and stupid, everything about it is vulgar, watching sauce drip off a fat guys chin while he gets less healthy by the second is just pathetic, and by the way , Alton is THE MAN ! He doesn’t spend 1000’s on a meal he is a family man with legions of loyal fans, Don’t mess with Alton !


Stacy November 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Gabriel is just mad that Alton’s right. ‘Douche’? Why, because Alton is calling like he sees it? ‘Man vs. Food’ is gluttony, pure and simple. And if the shoe fits……In this case, if Adam keeps eating the way he does, nothing’s going to fit.


Kay December 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Don’t read too much into it, Alton’s a good guy, it’s just his schtick. Adam makes his money off of eating a lot, Alton makes his money being a health-food advocate. Look on bright side, at least he’s not veggie.


Brien January 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Dear Gabriel

I <3 you. You are correct. People need to get off their high horses. No one is perfect. If you don't like watching people shovel food into their faces, you have a fucking remote.

Oh and wishing death on someone ala Lown? Classy. Real. Classy.


roger March 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm



JP June 25, 2012 at 4:50 am

Most of Man vs. Food is about local family owned and run restaurants and the foods they create. The last part of the show is a CONTEST that promotes a restaurant and its other foods that is creates. Not a hard concept to understand.

That being said

I have never seen a jew eat so much pork … oink oink



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