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RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby grzegorz on Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:12 am

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby Steve James on Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:18 am

R.I.P. I'm sorry to hear it was suicide. In a way, I wish it weren't true. He seemed to love life too much to give it away.
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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby Tom on Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:21 am

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby GrahamB on Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:55 am

Goddamnit. This makes me really sad - he seemed like a great guy and I was looking forward to reading more about his adventures in Jiujitsu.

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:44 am

Very sad news. I have long been a fan and will fly tonight to his favorite place and try and have a bit of a foodie adventure to honor him.

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby Tom on Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 pm

Just watched an episode from Season 8 of “Parts Unknown” where he went to Szechuan with Eric Ripert. Masterful, beautifully produced, funny, mouth-watering. Bourdain’s death is a huge loss but he left us with so much.
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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby grzegorz on Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:58 pm

Tragic loss!

I loved everything he did. It always reminded me of my own traveling days.

So full of life and adventure and started training bjj just a few years ago which at his age is saying a lot!

He had something for everyone.
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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby GrahamB on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:27 am

"The Renzo Gracie Academy lost one of its most beloved members today. Mr Anthony Bourdain was an enthusiastic student of the art and loved by all for his kind and quiet demeanor that made it a joy and privilege to share the mats with him. He was a gentle soul and traveler who traversed borders and generations bringing the gift of conversation and story telling - gift wrapped in cuisine - but whose real effect was to make listeners from every strata of society, from the greatest to the least, reflect upon themselves in ways that when the talk ended, you knew yourself a little better and felt a little wiser. In a harsh, competitive and divided world he was a spokesman for the power of simple joys to bring people together, initially at the table, but ultimately at the mind. Food was just the medium - not the message - the deeper lesson was always harmony based around the insight that the pleasures of the dinner table are the same for one and all, and thus that division can be broken down by the simple joys of life that can make us see what is the same in all of us instead of what is different.

Peace to the departed and strength to those who remain"

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby KurtRobbins on Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:22 am

What an amazing and inspirational individual. Mental health needs to be given more precedent, attention, and empathy in the world.

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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby yeniseri on Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:19 pm

He will be sadly missed!
I got more interested in him due to his Gracie affiliation but mental health is not on the list where one spends money to rehabilitate those who need help.
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Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Postby grzegorz on Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:25 am

They have been showing a Parts Unknown marathon on the CNN this weekend.

It is unfortunate that people are not more like Anthony Bourdain in trying to understand different people from different parts of the world who hold different views.

We need more of that in this world instead of what we have which is just me, me, me...
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