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More from Anthony Bourdain. This is from 2016. OK, there is some bitter irony in it, but still resonates.

 

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One Last Piece of Life Advice from Anthony Bourdain

Look, as dim a view as I have of the future right now, and it's pretty goddamn grim...

And it's not just exclusively an American problem, we're seeing the rise of authoritarianism and strongman leaders everywhere...

Don't be a hashtag activist.

Change is going to take some <deleted> time.

Dig in for the long haul.

Spend some time with the enemy.

Walk around in some other people’s shoes.

Try to get your priorities reasonable.

A little love.

Some good pasta.

Nice spicy noodles.

Survival.

 

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/59qazd/anthony-bourdain-life-advice

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On 6/13/2018 at 3:40 PM, Justfine said:

Fly 5000 miles to eat crappy hotdogs. 

As he said, there are some very good hotdogs in New York - bagels and pizza too.

 

Just read his first book. Not sure I would have liked him in person, but he was a talented writer.

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3 hours ago, Ulysses G. said:

As he said, there are some very good hotdogs in New York - bagels and pizza too.

 

Just read his first book. Not sure I would have liked him in person, but he was a talented writer.

That's junk food. 

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Celebrities of different kinds die most every day.

 

But there is something about the death of Anthony Bourdain that feels different to a lot of the public that never met him.

 

Maybe the reason I started this thread.

 

This item talks about that difference for particular people.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leitihsu/2018/06/19/why-it-matters-that-anthony-bourdain-never-mansplained-and-how-he-united-the-misfits/amp/

 

 

"How much he resonated with people is clear in eerie ways."

 

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21 hours ago, Justfine said:

That's junk food. 

So what? It tastes good, fills one's belly and is not pretentious. Doesn't hurt once in a while.

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Well, he is dead, there is no denying, but people hungry for Bourdain will always have his videos --

 

https://quartzy.qz.com/1304138/the-five-best-episodes-of-anthony-bourdains-parts-unkown/

 

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THE FIVE “PARTS UNKNOWN” EPISODES YOU HAVE TO WATCH

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These episodes evoke a deep sense of place, explored with Bourdain’s particular style of ferocious curiosity and desultory cool. They’ll all leave you hungry for more of everything, but especially Bourdain himself.

 

 

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I am watching one with him in Burma right now. It is the only country in South East Asia that I have not explored thoroughly, so enjoying it. I have been to the border town across from Mai Sai numerous times, but not the real Burma, I can tell.

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1 hour ago, Ulysses G. said:

So what? It tastes good, fills one's belly and is not pretentious. Doesn't hurt once in a while.

You don't need a tv show to tell you about junk food.

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What is this fascination with celebrities ?

Up on a pedestal, crying about his passing.

For a TV show ? Give me a break !

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Processing the loss of Anthony Bourdain.

Not an easy thing to do for so many people that he connected to either personally or through his works.

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I was asked to share some thoughts on my time with Tony in Madagascar and Bhutan. I've been staring at a blank page for days. His death is incomprehensible. I don't know how to process him being gone.

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/darren-aronofsky-anthony-bourdain-traveling/index.html

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On 6/21/2018 at 7:49 AM, canthai55 said:

What is this fascination with celebrities ?

Up on a pedestal, crying about his passing.

For a TV show ? Give me a break !

Makes no sense to me either. Celebrity worship is strange, especially for an average chef.

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Bourdain never promoted himself as a great chef. His lasting fame is based much more on writing, traveling, eating, and being a bad boy philosopher.

Naturally not everyone loved him. Especially Henry Kissinger.

If he had just stayed as a chef he certainly would not have become famous.

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