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    RIP Anthony Bourdain

    This one hurts. Another hero of mine gone. A great storyteller and filmmaker, an advocate for the poor and downtrodden, introducing North American people to the idea that there are actually other people and cultures in the world. Feel awful for his wife and little girl.

    https://www.bonappetit.com/story/anthony-bourdain-dead
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    Oh wow. Very sad.

    I saw one of his TV shows once and was instantly gripped. He had a great style.

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    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

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    I loved his insight to various places, he was definitely not your typical show host.
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    Really nice post about him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/toastasaurus/sta...69391938060288

    Quote Originally Posted by shivana (to scale)
    I met Anthony Bourdain only once, while waiting in line at a food festival. Instead of hello he said "hey kid, you hungry?" and it was like I'd bumped into an old friend. He spent the ten minutes listening to me talk about the home country of my parents, Trinidad & Tobago, with the utmost engagement. Like an ambassador studying up, ready to go. I wanted him so badly to visit there. I felt I could trust him to see what I saw in Trinidad, as if the heart of the country would be safe in his hands as a person and traveler. You trusted him with Your Heritage.

    We left the line with longanisa in hand. He clinked his beer bottle to mine and thanked me for my time like he'd had an appointment with me all along. I watched him slope off to happily try another line hoping so hard he'd visit my people. He did, ultimately. My whole family watched it. Practically the whole island did. It was like the president visiting your home country. We all watched as Tony Bourdain spoke of the island as if he'd fallen in love with it. I hope he did.

    I think many of us trusted him to do that, to fall in love with the places we came from and to understand why we lived there or why we left there. We trusted him to see us as people first. Not curiosities.

    Sometimes I like to pretend that my ten minutes convinced him to visit. But that was his charm, really, that he met passion with passion. That he understood the complexity of people just as well as he understood the complexity of food. Sometimes the strange thing about the architecture of fame is that you almost feel someone you admire is the totality of their being. The parts of them that change you are the parts you focus on, and whatever pain he battled was not part of that.

    I'm sorry that such levels of pain is a country we shared. We have all lost an ambassador today. Anyways, I guess that's all I wanted to say. Goodbye, Anthony Bourdain. Thank you for visiting my beloved island.

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    That's cool, he botched the Pittsburgh trip in Parts Unknown so I'm glad that isn't the usual experience. I heard he did well with the WV episode.

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    This is madness... Mass shootings and celebrity suicides... Sigh...

    Poor little girl indeed. I hope she'll grow up to live a fulfilling and long life!

    Hope Anthony will finally be able to rest in peace now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    That's cool, he botched the Pittsburgh trip in Parts Unknown so I'm glad that isn't the usual experience. I heard he did well with the WV episode.
    Out of curiosity, how so? I know I wasn't sold on the Los Angeles episode, though I chalked that up to trying to cover one of the biggest cities in the world in an hour episode.

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    I don't really watch the ones he does in the U.S., it's just more interesting when he went to other countries.

    I liked his Korea, Vietnam, Italy and of course Japan episodes on his various shows. I also remember the Beirut episode where they got stuck when conflict broke out and had to be rescued by the US military.
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