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    A recent interview;




    I've just watched this through twice and can see how he may well have decided it was time to go.
    An insightful interview with remarkable honesty and depth on his part.
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    A fine entertainer.

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    RIP Anthony Bourdain. Through his cooking/travel shows the viewer got a genuine feel for the local cuisine and the human condition. The emotional experience could widely vary from one show to another. Many times after viewing his shows, I found myself reflecting on my own life experiences.

    One of my favorite shows is I believe Anthony is off the Amalfi Coast and the locals take him spear fishing. Snorkeling Anthony is soon bombarded by frozen fish being thrown overboard by his local host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    "I've eaten a lot of bad food, I've eaten a lot of putrefied food," Bourdain said. "It's when no one cares at all, that's soul-destroying. I mean, maybe I take it too seriously, but I will literally -- a really carelessly made burger by a cynical, large company, the contempt implicit in that transaction can really send me into a spiral of depression that will last for days."
    Not a celebrity, but I get that...this has become a soul destroying society. Every aspect of life financialized. And it's not just confined to the US.



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    He did an episode in Laos I thought was really cool.
    Was that the one on No Reservations where he had dinner with the family of the man who lost an arm and a leg to an unexploded American bomb dropped 30 years previous?

    RIP Anthony Bourdain...loved your shows.

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    ^ saw that one in Laos

    Not many 'superstar' chefs have the balls to get with the locals and get their hands dirty, so to speak. Floyd did it in the golden triangle, and even dressed like them.

    Bourdain made himself a likeable guy who didn't look down on people in those far flung places. Not sure what exact episode it was when he did a few shots of the snake blood

    The likes of Gordon "l'm can't cook Thai to save my life" Ramsay or Rick "l'm a rich smug bastard" Stein doing stuff like that are zero.

    I bet they were first on twitter with their tributes to a man they never knew or met

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    Does it make sense? What was the original source of the "stroke and choke" story? re: Bourdain hung himself while wanking.

    https://www.brasscheck.com/video/anthony-bourdain/

    Anthony Bourdain
    Does it make sense?

    A characteristically fast non-investigation

    Does it makes sense for a healthy man fully engaged with his friends and colleagues, his work, his family, and the world around him to spontaneously kill himself with no warning signs?

    Did Anthony Bourdain have a high profile and a following of millions of people?

    Clearly. And he had the most popular show on television by far in his time slot.

    Did he attain his position by merit independent of climbing the slimy corporate entertainment/news ladder?

    He came out of nowhere first with a great book, then with a talent for TV presenting, and then with the gift of being real in a world full of phonies.

    Was he independent and outspoken?

    Clearly. I imagine he felt beholden to no power interest.

    Did he voice opinions that would anger and threaten the interests of people known to be and capable of committing violence?

    He sure did. He supported the people of Iran and Palestine in defiance of a near total US news media blackout on any discussion of their humanity and directed pointed criticism at “ex”-Mossad operatives who are deeply involved in US politics.

    Was he on a trajectory of becoming more outspoken and detailed in his criticisms regarding subjects these people find sensitive?

    His tweet the month before he died making a link between a group of “ex”-Mossad agents working for both Hilary Clinton ally Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump (he was one of the few people to pay attention) shows that tendency.

    We note that immediately after the announcement of Bourdain’s death, elements in the news media rapidly combed through what must have been hundreds of hours of video to find Bourdain saying anything that would indicate he had a problem with depression.

    The only thing they came up with – and they found it supernaturally fast – was they quoted him saying that a bad hamburger at an airport depressed him for days. I found the original footage of this remark. It was on the Conan O’Brien show – and he was clearly joking.

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    Anthony Bourdain's toxicology report showed little alcohol, but rumours persist


    When someone famous dies suddenly, what's the one thing that can be guaranteed — other than a sharp rise in their product sales?
    It's that their previous history of substance use will be examined.
    Anthony Bourdain, who died on June 8, said he hadn't used heroin for decades and was always frank about his decision to still drink. Yet several publications have diagnosed him as an "alcoholic", a label he never used, and speculated a connection between his drinking and suicide.
    Over the weekend, Bourdain's toxicology report was released, which showed just a "trace" of alcohol in his system. (Alcohol is often present whether or not someone had an alcohol-use disorder).
    But why wait for the official report? In a syndicated opinion piece in the Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune and others, Jo Ann Towle had already asked, "Did alcoholism take down Bourdain?" Meanwhile, Mashed made the loaded observation: "Unlike many addicts, who give up any and all substances when they get clean, Anthony Bourdain continued to drink alcohol".
    Yahoo Celebrity looked like it wasn't going to speculate, but then made a swerve. "While circumstances around his passing are unclear," said the writer, "an untimely death is something the acclaimed author had discussed throughout the years, given his openness about substance abuse and his struggle to get clean nearly three decades ago."

    Anthony Bourdain's toxicology report showed little alcohol, but rumours persist - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Watch 27'20" to 28'25" for maybe an insight to AB's inner demons. "Perpetual malcontent..."

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ykh58

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    Been reading a Pocket article about Anthony Bourdain. It seems he was in a bad relationship with Asia Argento, a failing actress and Metoo activist. He had been exposed to paparazzi photos of her with a 28 year old Italian.
    So there he is a depressive person in a french hotel room. A dead marriage behind him but with a living daughter he is in contact with. Involved with a high maintenance high publicity woman who has used him for association with fame. He’s 61 and he has competition from a 28 year old. Yeah. This life sucks.
    The article is your typical American flabby self referencing writing but it adds meat to the bones of why he killed himself.




    https://penthouse.com/search.php?query=toxic+femininity

    I couldn't get past Penthouse's paywall but if you search on Pocket its there.

    Understanding suicide is a worthwhile interest.

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    All, because of the women he chose to have in his life.

    Hmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrens View Post
    he is a depressive person
    sez who?

    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    "Perpetual malcontent..."
    If I wasn't requesting cremation, I'd want that on my headstone.

    a person who is dissatisfied and rebellious.

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    Read the fawning bio's he had depression and was a junkie and was treated for his reasonable consumption of alcohol.

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    don't waste your time....the poster you're responding to is a conspiracy nut.

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    Bourdain Confidential(From an interview done "last February")
    https://popula.com/2018/07/15/bourdain-confidential/

    excerpts:

    When someone’s that famous, things have to be arranged within an inch of their lives, but there was no time limit set for the interview. I thought he’d spend maybe fifteen minutes with me, and to make them count I’d need to be laser-focused. I decided to ask him about the matter of luxury. Because through his television work—“Parts Unknown” especially—Bourdain showed Americans a different way of thinking not only about food, but about travel and tourism. About looking at ourselves as one part of a larger human story, in stark contrast to the conventional notion of travel: Americans casting themselves as “exceptionalist” democratic superstars in a drama, with the rest of planet Earth as their Tour Guide co-stars, and plenty of violins in the soundtrack.

    Had Bourdain succeeded in bringing a more inclusive and egalitarian dimension to American culture? What is tourism now? Isn’t it doomed, all this determined globetrotting for two weeks a year, with the obligatory “authentic” “hole in the wall but AMAZING” dining—wasn’t it all just breathing on the Lascaux murals, and trundling dutifully past the Vermeers? Is it immoral even to get on an airplane? What was the goal of his work, ultimately? How did he see it?

    So… one topic, and try to persuade him to say different things from those he’d already said in interviews. I braced myself for fifteen minutes of attempted psyche vacuuming.

    Instead he spent two and a half hours with me in the comfy Irish bar, blabbing about everything under the sun. The transcript of this conversation is in excess of 20,000 words. And nobody bothered us in all that time, it was like there was a force field around him.

    “Not one person has come up to you. Does this happen like—anywhere on earth?”

    “No.”

    He talked about #MeToo and the powerful forces of evil arrayed against decent people, about Rose McGowan, about raising daughters, about the sexual mores of the 1970s. He told me how he imagined the death of Harvey Weinstein, a hilarious, weirdly specific fantasy that I’ll share with you in a moment. We talked about luxury, too.
    The worst thing about North American journalism is its insularity: the feeling that the United States is the world. And this is true even of the New York Times; nothing comes from the perspective of other places…

    Or anyone outside of Timesland.

    Yeah! Exactly… and that kind of feeds into the materialism that brought us to this point politically. So… I’ve always seen you as somebody who made the world bigger for people, and who is kind of immune to questions of status … you will find the coolest person in the room no matter where you go, and it’s not about wealth or titles or status; that person might be a grandma, or a plumber. So if we could democratize how people look at the world now, given that the U.S. finds itself in this… position, how are we gonna do that?

    One of the things I’ve started noticing on my shows and through my experience was… [say] you go to a place like Beirut, and you find yourself talking to a Muslim woman. If you’re a journalist tasked with an agenda, you know, you’re there to report a story, and you come right out with it. You’re going right into some very difficult areas. Whereas I have the luxury, I’m there to eat! Presumably. I’m there to eat, and I’m asking very simple questions.

    What makes you happy? What do you like to eat, where do you like to go to get a few drinks; you know? What do you miss about the place when you go away? And I find, again and again, just by spending the time, by asking very simple questions, people have said the most astonishing things to me. Often things that would be very uncomfortable for them outside of that casual context; things that we’ve had to edit out of the show, that might come back to bite them.


    Fiction Confidential: Is the real Anthony Bourdain lurking in his early novels?(2017)
    https://www.eater.com/2017/1/25/1437...source=twitter

    excerpt:

    Bourdain doesn't often talk about his career as a writer; he tends to blab about his junkie past, his life as a cook, and his fantastic and sometimes dangerous travels. But somehow he has also managed to write 13 books, including the two celebrated memoirs, Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw. His books, like his television shows, give a superficial impression of extreme candor, but look a little closer and you will often see moments of restraint, of filial or marital or parental respect or politesse, a gentle drawing of the curtain over private moments. The mask seems to drop when Saint Martin is mentioned, though; the island turns up in a number of key places in his work — it’s evidently a touchstone, in fiction and in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Bourdain Confidential(From an interview done "last February")
    https://popula.com/2018/07/15/bourdain-confidential/

    excerpts:







    Fiction Confidential: Is the real Anthony Bourdain lurking in his early novels?(2017)
    https://www.eater.com/2017/1/25/1437...source=twitter

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    https://popula.com/2018/07/15/bourdain-confidential/ Great article you linked. I loved it.

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    Just found this. Bourdain and his production crew out for dinner.



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    Nice find, Bourdain and friends trashed and having fun.

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    "I was Anthony Bourdain's censor at CNN."

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/22/o...lyn/index.html

    A warm hearted article about a guy who was just as crude and basic as we all are.

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    A decent article from Esquire. Eric Ripert was the guy who found him hanged. He will have to live with his self guilt that he didn't know what his friend was going through.
    Survivors regret.

    https://www.esquire.com/entertainmen...own-interview/

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