I will say, in all sincerity, a very special to Jon Taffer for busting the readership of HTD through the ROOF...and just before we launch a new site and start selling ads! SCORE!
As always, our special four-part recap of the events of Bar Rescue in Omaha are led by HTD Chief Investigative Correspondent "Guy Incognito". But, just who is Guy Incognito, and why did he dog the production crew of Bar Rescue as heavily as he did? Well, let's have him give it to you in his own words. So Guy...by now...you know the drill. The bar floor is yours...
|How To Fool The Bar Rescue Crew Time and Time Again|
"With the future of O'Face Bar hanging in the balance and Bar Rescue nowhere in sight, I guess it's time to sit down and digest what transpired over the past three weeks.
For anyone climbing out from under their rock, clean yourself up and come back here when you're done. Then read this for a quick summary of what has happened: O'Banion's Bar & Grill, Oasis Hookah Bar and O'Face Bar -- all local bars that are allegedly struggling to the point of requiring intervention and also happen to start with the letter "O" -- were visited by Jon Taffer and the rest of the folks from the popular SpikeTV show, Bar Rescue. You don't need to watch the show to put together the reason for the visit, as long as you read my last (very long) sentence correctly.
To be honest, it was complete coincidence that I happened to find out about this going on after I plugged "Bar Rescue Omaha" into Google three weeks ago out of morbid curiosity to see if anyone has ever talked about the show visiting Omaha, and lo and behold, I hit an EXCELLENT Facebook page called Hit That Dive that was discussing it back in June. But wait! There were recent posts that picked up momentum in October that it was happening soon! Then came the realization it was happening NOW!
|Bar Rescue is Staged?|
The problem is that I don't believe in destiny or fate, so I am left to simply believe that Jon Taffer must've directly beamed a psychic singing telegram through my TV and into my brain with him tap-dancing and bellowing the Nebraska fight song, while wearing a red sequined tuxedo with a top hat and balancing monkeys on his shoulders that are drinking expertly-mixed martini cocktails out of glassware made by the ThunderGroup while he cautiously dances through a maze of butt funnels. It is honestly my most sound theory as to how I came across this information with such perfect timing.
Okay, so full disclosure: I actually really like Bar Rescue as a television show. I enjoy watching it, I watch it every Sunday and I find it very entertaining. I appreciate a lot of the interesting points Jon Taffer makes in regards to how to run a business better, and the idea of "bar science" that he provides can be pretty insightful, whether it's real economics or total b.s. It is, however, reality television, which means that it's an altered reality.
Or at least it's the reality that the cameras allow you to see, often cutting out a lot of significant parts that might sway the viewers in the direction that the producers don't want us to go. They go to pain-staking efforts to establish this simple premise for the show: Taffer is God, and everyone else are idiots.
|Bring me the heads of Guy Incognito and Scuba Steve!|
So you're probably asking after reading my write-ups about these events: why all the hate?
I don't consider it hate so much as I do just watching their operation in action and laughing at the absurd reality the production of this show exists in. It wasn't until this experience that I realized I finally had answers to questions that I always had in the back of my mind, but was too afraid to ask, for fear it would ruin the magic. I think anyone reading this who watches the show regularly knows what I'm talking about.
If you don't want to know the answers to these questions, then you probably don't want to read my write-ups about my experiences with the show. Ignorance is truly bliss when it comes to finding out what the reality is behind reality shows. If there are times you thought the timing of something was too good to be true, it most likely was staged or edited to look that way.
So let's go back through Bar Rescue's three local targets."
Coming later today...full recap of O'Banion's/Sorties Tavern...