We did our own survey of customers over the last month or so. It was the general concensus that The Food Network Channel has finally bit the bullet. The most popular comment regarding the food aspect was that the network has finally hit the bottom of the barrel for new tallent. Most of our customers are not even current on any new show. The major talents were viewed as just collecting checks trying to find new talent. They have totally run out of concepts. More then one customer were totally confused by taking people off the street and them qualifying them as best in the world. They are totally that the shows are totally scripted for shock value. Most of the females were definately over the boobs and hair flying all over the place, high heels, almost total ansenjse of sanitation. There was some good feedback from Chopped although most tuned out for the judging. I have only seen this show a few times but it was almost unamimous about judges, pompous, arrogant, and um well the word critical bitsh from Butter. They were all over the cake aspect of competitions. Unanimous that there was nothing about baking or cakes. Most were destination commercials. Biggest comment " what in the world is with rice krispies?" BREAKING NEWS. One of our best customers just emailed me about a competition going on now. He's not a chef but a foodie. He just told me he had to plug in a seperate keyboard because he just got sick on his lap. He's a funny guy, he's taping for me. Something star wars..Comments, Disney commercial, blindfolded decorating a plastic r2d2. He said he just fired of a scathing letter of to FN. He claims this one is soo bad that even Kerry Vincent has nothing to say. Vinny is a local firefighter, he's a hoot. He also mentioned about a Gordon Ramsey copycat by some chef that appears to have ridden the short bus to school for many years. I don't have a clue who that might be LOL. I haven't really put together anything formal but I think we're seeing the end coming. Kids are watching cake boss. Never FN Sorry, this is soo fragmented. How I miss Julia!