Post by Olrik Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
To the man I would compare to a Kurt Cobain of the culinary world a
good author and a great chef, you were not with us long enough Anthony
"There are idiots among us, and they all believe in a god"
I liked his TV shows a lot. I still have a few unseen "Parts Unknown" on
I first ran into Bourdain because Diane was often watching The Food Channel,
she was a pretty strong critic of the shows there, she loved his shows. I got
to see several of his shows and found him sarcastic, smart, knowledgeable,
cynical, and pretty obviously more than a little troubled, a man who
obviously loved meeting just about anyone and talking about food, drink, and
rambling, at times a bit drunkenly, on into just about any subject. He was
certainly passionate about his craft, but was just as willing to listen to
others with a different opinion on how to do it. After seeing several I made
sure to check him out often.
One of my favorite episodes was his visit to Turkey during Ramadan. The
interactions between he, an atheist, and his driver, a Muslim, were great.
Two more different folks you would be hard to find, yet they got along like
bandits. There was a lot to like about Anthony Bourdain, and lots to disagree
about, he seemed to be pretty cool with both. I watched a series of his shows
just a few days ago on TV, it was both enjoyable and tearful now that he is
dead. I certainly will miss his take on the world and how weird and wonderful
it can be.
Harry F. Leopold
The Prints of Darkness (remove gene to email)
"Nothing can stand up to atheistic critical examination. You guys are the
proctologists of Religion." - angelicusrex