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Show Of Hands June 9th, 2018 1:37am

Chef, author, and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain passed away Friday at the age of 61. Were you a fan of Bourdain?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/10/18 6:25 pm

I never saw his show. I thought he was the guy who did the weird foods mu sister liked that guy..

CLT704
06/10/18 3:50 pm

He was an incredibly smart, witty writer and had a very refine taste. He really got me into food and travel. He also had a strong desire for justice and peace around the world and I think his many TV programs helped foster that in some small way.

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Millerj90 Oregon
06/09/18 9:01 pm

RIP Anthony, you will be missed

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metropolitan Georgia
06/09/18 8:05 pm

About 14 years ago, a friend stalked Anthony Bourdain in a D.C. hotel and got him to sign a copy of his cookbook for me. My favorite quote from the book: "If you haven't made bearnaise from scratch before, you will surely f*ck it up. Don't worry. Just do it again." I was fresh out of culinary school and thought it was brilliant. 😔

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kanji401 SoCal
06/09/18 2:50 pm

I don’t think he died of a suicide. From what I’ve read, he loved his job and was madly in love with his girlfriend. He also liked to live life on the edge. I think he died of autoerotic asphyxiation.

jbrower157 New York
06/10/18 10:07 am

He said on the show that he had the best job in the world. But he also talked about death like it was nothing and referenced his past issues a lot

outlaw393 Buck Fiden
06/09/18 11:12 am

From what I heard about the guy, good riddance.

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MrsCrayonWax
06/09/18 10:40 am

I think it’s sad any time anyone feels there is no other way out. There are some deep seeded issues there and sometimes you just can’t help someone.

gonzoboy Arizona
06/09/18 10:14 am

I did like his show. In those moments of channel-surfing, I’d find myself stopping and hangin’ with Parts Unknown. I’ll just never fully understand suicide (Despair? Psychosis? Escape?...) particularly among those, like Bourdain, who’ve achieved so much. And because I don’t understand, I won’t demonize. I don’t know him, how he was in 'real life', but my takeaway from his show is appreciation for his routine contact with simple/common folk, wherever on the planet he was, without regard to social status, creed, politics.
R.I.P.

gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/09/18 7:57 am

Never have any respect for anyone selfish enough to take away such a precious gift as life. To be so selfish to not only themselves but the family left behind to deal with their actions of doing such a thing. If I believed in a hell I would hope he’s in it... but their isn’t so he’s just gone. Another reason life should be cherished and not wasted as he did. This is just my opinion since it was asked, others may feel different, that’s fine.

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Jraysonn Atlanta
06/09/18 9:59 am

This was a very selfish comment. He was very depressed and hurting inside. Committing suicide is the last this people resort to. I bet you would feel the same if you were in his shoes.

MrsCrayonWax
06/09/18 10:37 am

Wow. What an insensitive comment. You are absolutely entitled to it but most often, by the time a person decides to commit suicide, they are already far gone and not within their right mind. Many times they feel they are actually relieving their loved ones.

jbrower157 New York
06/09/18 8:12 pm

I guess he couldn’t overcome his problems anymore than your urge to be a douchebag

gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/10/18 6:54 am

Sorry if I have no respect for someone whom does this to themselves. Like is a gift if they choose to waste it of course their decision, does not mean I have to like the decision they made to waste it, if someone’s opinion differs that is your right to have that opinion.

MrsCrayonWax
06/10/18 7:35 am

That it is.

jbrower157 New York
06/10/18 9:53 am

Yes it is. But if you hope their hopeless decision lead them to burn in hell than it’s my opinion your a douchebag. To each their own

gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/10/18 9:55 am

I clearly said I don’t believe in Hell, so he is no where. And fine I don’t know you, so think of me as you like. Have a great day.

jbrower157 New York
06/10/18 10:04 am

I don’t believe in hell either. It’s the assertion that’s harsh and disrespectful. I’ll go back to my good day now.

gorilla72 Naples, FL
06/10/18 10:10 am

I said GREAT not good!

jbrower157 New York
06/10/18 10:11 am

It’s still warming up. You too gorilla

IEatzCookies Alderaan
06/09/18 12:40 am

He always came off as an abrasive asshole, so not really, but for that reason it's surprising he killed himself. He always seemed like nothing phased him.

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jbrower157 New York
06/08/18 10:44 pm

He was awesome. His show was awesome. I’ve told a lot of people to watch it. The guy has literally walked into war torn countries to sit down over a meal with regular people and get a perspective you wouldn’t get anywhere else. I’ve been surprised how similar people are regardless of their culture or where they’re from from watching his show. Sad to hear he’d want to kill himself.

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bnnt Los Angeles
06/08/18 10:18 pm

I’ve heard of him, but never saw any of his shows or such.

What happened is still tragic.

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techguy010
06/08/18 10:14 pm

No, but it still highlights the mounting suicide problem yet again.

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CudOfCow Oregon
06/08/18 10:07 pm

I look up to Anthony Bourdain. I also kinda expected him to off himself at some point. He had a dark side.

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AdamStephens West Virginia
06/08/18 9:55 pm

I couldn't give a shit about Bourdain, Kate Spade or Charles krauthammer. people die, we didnt know them personally stop pretending like you lost something.

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Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 10:00 pm

If you want to get technical and non-enotional with it, fine. I personally still lost something - my all time favorite TV show (Anthony Bourdaine: Parts Unknown).

AdamStephens West Virginia
06/08/18 10:01 pm

Even if it was my favorite show it's still just a show,he's not a friend.

Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 10:04 pm

Good point - that’s the reason whatever happens to you won’t bother me in the least. You’re just a random SOH user, not a friend.

finalfr0ntier
06/09/18 2:01 am

Just because you’re cynical doesn’t mean others have given up their idols. Pretentious drivel on your part

phalnx Ohio
06/08/18 8:50 pm

I didn't even know who he was. He wasn't a videogame designer, nor a famous Boxer or Basketball Player, nor even a cute actress or singer. I simply had no use for him.

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Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 9:18 pm

There are alot of great people in this world that you don’t have much use for then.

phalnx Ohio
06/08/18 9:29 pm

No there's not. I just listed every category that could possibly make someone 'Great'.

finalfr0ntier
06/08/18 10:46 pm

Literal autism

Kay41 the Midwest
06/08/18 8:50 pm

I wasn't really familiar with him.

MyOpinionRules Orange County California
06/08/18 8:44 pm

He didn’t pass away, the coward killed himself

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toadder
06/08/18 9:16 pm

So much for the conservative conversation on mental health

finalfr0ntier
06/09/18 2:02 am

Depression does not equate to clearness

finalfr0ntier
06/09/18 2:03 am

Damn autocorrect. *cowardliness

Wizzobutter
06/08/18 8:37 pm

I watched his show a couple of times but the food he was eating grossed me out. I couldn't watch anymore.

Attikai Oregon
06/08/18 9:30 pm

You could always turn off the TV. He was a writer and a chef.

Attikai Oregon
06/08/18 9:42 pm

My comment was kind of sh*tty. Sorry.

Macmurphy38 Alabama
06/08/18 8:31 pm

Huge fan. Parts Unknown was my favorite show.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
06/08/18 8:31 pm

Never heard of him.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/08/18 8:29 pm

Yes, this was a real shock to me. Not only did I enjoy his shows, I admire that he climbed his way up to a chef, starting as a dishwasher. He will be missed. RIP.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
06/08/18 8:20 pm

I didn’t dislike him.

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finalfr0ntier
06/08/18 7:43 pm

Big fan :( poor guy

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cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 7:42 pm

The selfish coward left his 11 year old daughter behind.

You would know that if you bothered to look at your app today. Lazy asses.

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 9:36 pm

He was not a selfish coward. Depression is a horrible thing but it was not his fault.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:00 pm

Think of the children!

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:02 pm

Do you really only care about yourself, Jenna?

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 10:04 pm

No. But sometimes, depression can be very lonely and isolating. The pain becomes too much to bear.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:07 pm

No. So who do care about?

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 10:08 pm

My parents and my friends

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:12 pm

So you’re fine. What is the problem?

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/08/18 10:14 pm

The problem is that mental illnesses are so highly stigmatized that nobody believes anyone when they say they need help.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/08/18 10:22 pm

I concur. The plan is working.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 10:34 am

Mental illness is everywhere and being normalized. See any insane asylums anymore? No. The insane are taking drugs, voting and walking among us.

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/09/18 11:32 am

I sincerely hope none of your loved ones ever have a mental illness.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 11:36 am

Unfortunately that is not the case and my cowardly father decided that he didn’t care about us.

Don’t be a selfish coward and hurt your family.

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/09/18 11:38 am

You said you have a daughter, correct?

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 11:44 am

She is my entire world.

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/09/18 11:45 am

What if she came to you one day and said “dad I’ve been having suicidal thoughts, can I start going to therapy”? How would you respond?

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 11:51 am

What if she didn’t and was happy?

Don’t be so negative.

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/09/18 11:53 am

That would be awesome, and I truly hope she is happy. But some people actually do need help and it’s not your place to belittle them. They feel bad enough without you shaming them.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:01 pm

Some people get high and run naked in the streets and cancel out my vote.

I can’t do anything about that.

If some coward wants to destroy their children for life, that is their choice.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:15 pm

I disagree.

People who commit suicide are selfish cowards and deserve no respect for destroying their family.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:22 pm

Well unless you’ve come home with your mom to see your father in a pool of his own blood, your ignorant opinion means nothing.

JennaAwesome Book Lover
06/09/18 12:29 pm

Don’t you want to try to prevent more suicides from happening?

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:30 pm

Not my problem.

cowboy Doors of Perception
06/09/18 12:40 pm

I have no respect for selfish cowards.

wakawaka
06/08/18 7:12 pm

This is a pretty insensitive question.

cato Santa Barbara, California
06/08/18 6:49 pm

Great storyteller and I have enjoyed all iterations of his travel/food shows. Too bad depression got the best of him. I feel most for his close friend who found him this morning Eric Rupert and his 11 year old daughter.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/08/18 6:45 pm

I enjoyed his show occasionally, but wasn’t a fan in the usual sense. Not an un-fan either, I just didn’t follow him or his work that closely.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/08/18 6:40 pm

The only thing I knew about him was he had a cooking/travel show. Never saw it