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Broke-Ass Porn: Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations

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Once a week we present Broke-Ass Porn.  It’s visually stimulating material for the financially impaired.  If this shit doesn’t get you going, you’re not as broke as you thought:

This photo would be way more badass if he wasn’t wearing flip-flops

If you’ve been reading this site for awhile, you know that traveling is one of my favorite things in the entire world.  You can tell it’s been on my mind lately because of such other broke-ass porn posts as Foreign Money and Cheap Airfare Websites.  Seriously, all I wanna do right now is pack up my backpack and take off for a few months.  For nearly two years I lived out of a bag and bounced around  between Ireland, San Francisco, South America, and New York.  Often times I fantasize about doing it again.

If you’ve got the same affliction as I do, then watching No Reservations is like pornography.  Bourdain goes all the places you wanna go and does all the things you wish you could.  Let’s continue with that analogy: in real life your partner might not be willing to let you fist his or her ass, but with porn you get to see what’s like.  Same goes with No Reservations.  Your life my not let you go to Vietnam and wander around eating street food.  Both scenarios might happen occasionally (you save up enough money and vacation days for that trip or your partner might get drunk enough to allow some fisting) but they both remain more or less fantasies which are most easily realized by watching others do it.

Truthfully, fisting really isn’t something that turns me on, but travel is.  Watching No Reservations allows me to supplement my fantasy until the next time I get to live it out.  I guess that’s about the best porn can do.

So here is my question, if you could go anywhere in the world for a month or two, where would you go?  Post your comment below.  Or if you wanna get kinkier, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in porn?

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

6 Comments

  1. Buckshot
    February 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    That is the most ridiculous analogy i’ve ever read.

  2. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    February 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

    yeah, it’s Saturday morning and I’m a little hungover. But, it’s not that bad of one.

  3. elle
    February 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I want to go to Vietnam or Vancouver(and act like I was rich, been there poor
    )

    weirdest thing in porn? an a-hole tattoo

  4. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    February 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Really? An asshole tattoo? What was it of?

  5. Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe
    February 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  6. […] Anthony Bourdain is the kind of chef/TV show personality who will show you the Montana hotel room where a former director went on a coke and shooting binge, and then go downstairs to tell you about the buffalo meat something he’s eating. Then other nights he ends up in the Tortilla Factory in Bushwick, food carts in gas stations in Vietnam, Hindu community centers in Queens, etc. He also gets bleeped out constantly. Basically, if you even remotely like food, you would like listening to Anthony Bourdain. Tomorrow night, you get your chance to do it in person. He’ll be signing copies of and reading from his new book, Medium Raw, about the current state of the restaurant industry at Barnes and Noble. […]