RIP Anthony Bourdain

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Jabroniville
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RIP Anthony Bourdain

Post by Jabroniville » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:51 am

Man, this one sucks. I'd been watching his show for ages, and even caught repeats of No Reservations. While I found his show had taken a dive in quality over the years (the best were the Japan one and the one in Lyon, France, at Paul Bocuse's restaurant), and it was getting a little too artsy (the Seattle one was particularly kind of weak), I loved the travelogue/tourist thing.

He was smug, a bit self-righteous, and hostile... a great combination for someone who works in the food industry. He could make fun of himself on his show, and was always brutally honest.

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Post by HalloweenJack » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:22 pm

I honestly had no idea who this was when one of my friends at work mentioned this yesterday.

Nonetheless it sucks when anyone dies

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Post by Davies » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:12 pm

I am familiar with his work, but I have to say that I'm mostly sorry for his kids, who are way too young to be losing their dad like this.

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Post by kirinke » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:05 am

I liked him for his honesty and his snark.

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:27 am

kirinke wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:05 am
I liked him for his honesty and his snark.
My brother was transfixed when he STARTS an episode with how he'd spend hours in New Jersey shooting up on the beach. Then he goes into the modern opiate crisis in America, talking to housewives with heroin addictions. And then goes into FOOD CULTURE.

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