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HaemishM
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Reply #665 on: June 08, 2018, 09:31:31 AM

Suicide is catching lately, and I am not happy with this development.

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Reply #666 on: June 08, 2018, 10:25:52 AM

The world is pretty shit.

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Reply #667 on: June 08, 2018, 11:04:23 AM

And it seems to just go straight downhill once you get to the age where you health is questionable at best. Gotta say if I found out I had some sort of terminal illness I would be sorely tempted to end it early rather than let my family watch me suffer while I bankrupt them due to our wonderful for profit health care system.

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Reply #668 on: June 08, 2018, 12:13:30 PM

And it seems to just go straight downhill once you get to the age where you health is questionable at best. Gotta say if I found out I had some sort of terminal illness I would be sorely tempted to end it early rather than let my family watch me suffer while I bankrupt them due to our wonderful for profit health care system.


I think it's funny how people view somebody else's decline but can rarely put themselves in their shoes. I used to think it was selfish but after staring into the mental health abyss before pulling away from the edge, I can see how people give up.

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Reply #669 on: June 08, 2018, 12:14:02 PM

Anthony Bourdain was found dead of apparent suicide this morning.
That really sucks.
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Reply #670 on: June 08, 2018, 12:41:35 PM

Anthony Bourdain was an amazing guy. In a media world full of not so great celebrity chefs, he stood out by freely admitting that he was at best mediocre in his cooking skills. What he was good at was being a celebrity, and he wasn't a bad writer to boot.

His Kitchens Confidential is, among several things, an insightful dive into the psychology of those drawn/trapped in the restaurant business. It's an odd institution, and it tends to promote a lifestyle as unhealthy as it is compelling to those vulnerable to it.

A bit of disclosure: I've been involved with food service from dish bitch to owner/operator for pretty much all my adult life and so I've seen most of its ends and outs, and Anthony Bourdain was one of the only writers I've read honest about how it all worked.

I'm actually going to miss him.
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Reply #671 on: June 08, 2018, 01:00:29 PM

Suicide is catching lately, and I am not happy with this development.

Don't do anything drastic!

And I'll miss Bourdain, too.  I really liked him a lot.  :(

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Reply #672 on: June 08, 2018, 05:17:51 PM

I would put him in the almost-major celebrity category. I will miss him. I strongly suspect that people who knew him well will soon be telling us that this was not that surprising. You can see some hint of it in his New Yorker profile from last year.
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Reply #673 on: June 08, 2018, 05:26:04 PM

Bourdain was absolutely a major celebrity.  No Reservations was nominated for like 12 Emmy awards or some shit and won 2.

On that note, I'm getting pretty tired of celebrities who easily have access to the best help in the world and don't seek it. Particularly celebrities I like. Bourdain goes in the same bucket as Hoffman and Ledger :(
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Reply #674 on: June 08, 2018, 06:00:38 PM

Heard about Bourdain this morning.  :(

I'll miss his unique voice - he was such a fantastic storyteller.  Apparently Eric Ripert was the one to find him in his hotel room, which had to be just awful.

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Reply #675 on: June 11, 2018, 09:19:18 AM

They were running No Reservations all weekend on Travel Channel. Made me realize how that's likely the best travel show ever created.

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Reply #676 on: June 11, 2018, 09:40:52 AM

Bourdain was absolutely a major celebrity.  No Reservations was nominated for like 12 Emmy awards or some shit and won 2.

On that note, I'm getting pretty tired of celebrities who easily have access to the best help in the world and don't seek it. Particularly celebrities I like. Bourdain goes in the same bucket as Hoffman and Ledger :(

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Reply #677 on: June 11, 2018, 04:55:19 PM

https://davidsimon.com/tony/

Great read/eulogy on one of my heroes. RIP Tony.
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Reply #678 on: June 12, 2018, 12:09:39 PM

David Simon rules.

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Reply #679 on: June 12, 2018, 01:09:31 PM

fuck that was good.

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Reply #680 on: June 21, 2018, 12:59:27 PM

Koko, the signing gorilla passed away at 46:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622160278/koko-the-gorilla-dies-redrew-the-lines-of-animal-human-communication

She was a lesser celebrity here in the San Francisco Bay Area and was in the news periodically growing up.
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Reply #681 on: June 21, 2018, 02:09:26 PM

That chimp's alright. High 5.

When speaking of the MMOG industry, the glass may be half full, but it's full of urine. HaemishM

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Reply #682 on: June 21, 2018, 09:01:05 PM

Koko, the signing gorilla passed away at 46:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622160278/koko-the-gorilla-dies-redrew-the-lines-of-animal-human-communication

She was a lesser celebrity here in the San Francisco Bay Area and was in the news periodically growing up.


Surprised I haven't seen any Harabe related memes related to this.  I remember her meeting Mr. Rodgers and Robin Williams and she really seemed to enjoy their company.  Plus her cats.

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Reply #683 on: June 23, 2018, 06:19:07 PM

I doubt anyone but Sky and I will care, but Vinnie Paul, co-founder of Pantera dead at 54.

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Reply #684 on: June 23, 2018, 06:46:07 PM

I doubt anyone but Sky and I will care, but Vinnie Paul, co-founder of Pantera dead at 54.

I cared. Hate that he went out so young and hope it wasn't something drug related or foul play like Dimebag.

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Reply #685 on: June 23, 2018, 11:35:04 PM

I care, too.  Both of them gone way too young.  I must have seen them 3 or 4 times between 1992 and 1993.  I think twice with Skid Row.  I don't remember if I went late or arrived early to avoid Skid Row.  Between Pantera, Slayer and Megadeth, the late 80s and early 90s kept me really busy.  Plus, since I worked in artist management, almost everything was freeeeeee!

But yeah, I'm sad today.

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