Gym-tertainment: The worst TV shows to watch at the gym

Never ever watch The Doctors. Ever.

You made a New Year’s Resolution, and it’s probably that you want to get fit in 2014. Naturally, you’ve been finding yourself getting your workout on at the Nelly. This, then, must sound familiar: You’ve been working out for a solid period of time, and you’ve been watching a program that’s propelled you through your workout thus far. It may a football game, a newscast, an episode of Family Guy… whatever allows you to do you. But then it becomes 30 minutes past the hour—your program ends, only to be replaced by one that completely goes against your workout rhythm.

You may not really get what I mean when I say “rhythm”—while this rhythm may seem trivial in theory, it certainly matters in practice. Let me explain it to you by using a different, but equally important medium: music. You’re on the treadmill running to _[insert your favorite pump-up song here]_. You’re cruising at 6.5 mph—gliding, really—and you feel unstoppable. You turn the volume up a bit, just to pump yourself up a little bit more. You look at your iPhone to check what the next song in the cue is, but you accidentally press the “Shuffle Songs” button instead. In that moment, “My Immortal” by Evanescence comes on and blasts through your headphones with OH MY GOD MAKE IT STOP THE HORROR THE HORROR.

Makes you want to vomit everywhere, right? I stand firmly in my belief that “My Immortal” is the worst song ever produced by mankind, while “The Reason” by Hoobastank comes in at a close second.* But that’s not the point of this post—it’s to prove that a television program completely inappropriate for the gym is equally horrifying. Continue Reading

A Complete Breakdown of Loui’s on Triple D

What do you first think about when you hear the names ‘Guy‘ and ‘Louie?’ Probably that guy from that funny show, Louie C.K.. Well, if you watch enough Food Network, the only Guy in your life has bleached blonde hair and a penchant for bling. After accessing your mental encyclopedia of Triple D episodes, you find that Guy actually visited beloved Brook Street eatery Loui’s Family Restaurant a couple years back. What you didn’t realize, however, was how enthralling the episode actually was. In fact, the Loui’s segment on Triple D may be the embodiment of everything fantastic about Fieri’s show–from its catchphrases to its genuine false enthusiasm. You didn’t ask for it, so we’re bringing it to you: the comprehensive guide to Loui’s appearance on Guy Fieri’s hit program, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (apparently no Harvard commas on the Food Network). Continue Reading

Drive by and dive in

Rhode Island has its quirks, to be certain, and among its hidden secrets is that it birthed the dive diner.

And who doesn’t love a little validation?

Last week, the Liberty Elm Diner had its moment in the sun on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Featured on the “Comfort Foods Classics” episode, the local spot taught Guy Fieri a couple tricks on how to make a roasted turkey sandwich.

The episode re-airs over the next couple of weeks. Make friends off campus — IPTV is not a Food Network subscriber.

And if you want a little dive lovin’ even closer to home, Loui’s made its appearance on the show in November.