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Anthony Bourdain RIP, apparent suicide.


By Ericpinballfan

1 year ago



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#51 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Well bud you live, was beginning to wonder if a wellness check was in order. On vacation, or up to your eyeballs sucking on exhaust pipes?

No I'm fine. I was banned from posting for 30 days because apparently I offended somebody. Imagine that! Thanks for your concern though.

I don't make the rules and I am done fighting them so I just take my licks and find other things to do. At work that's tough though as there is no room to do anything else when business is slow.

#52 1 year ago

By chance just starting watching Layover by Anthony Bourdain last night and then saw this thread this morning. Very sad for him and especially sad for his daughter

#53 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

No I'm fine. I was banned from posting for 30 days

The thirty days of no Odin....it will become to be known in pin lore.
Didnt miss much...something about a goat pissing on a Tesla and a dog scratching up a Baywatch.

#54 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

At least we still have Guy Fieri

No Thanks!! He's got a restaurant at the Mt.Airy Casino in the Poconos. How can you F-up breakfast?

#55 1 year ago

I am reading through the posts here. I have something to say too, but I need to catch up here, this is very relevant to me. To all of us.

I just wanted to say real quick. No one is immune to the effects.

People who seem to have every material thing, right down to some unknown person on the street committing Suicide.

I have a lot of beliefs, I have also been through a great deal.

My life, has changed so drastically, and I will never go back to normal. Many others who have lived through far less than me are dead. By their own hands. It's a real shame.

What can we learn without hurting ourselves too?

It affects everyone. No human is immune.

I think if we talk about it and understand it as best we can, it can help us get through it.

I live in this place.

I miss Chris Cornell too. No one is immune.

It seems to be getting worse. This desire to die.

It's scary but I think we all need to talk about it. Continually. But not as to depress ourselves.

It is complicated. I'm reading the rest up here. Take care my friends.

#56 1 year ago

Asia is kind of perfect still. Dang you pinside now Asia is back in my mind.

It's all your fault.

This was supposed to be a quote on Asia argento from previous.

There are worse things than having Asia Argento stuck in my mind. Far worse.

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#57 1 year ago
Quoted from poppapin:

. How can you F-up breakfast?

Sadly I find it pretty easy to do these days around me. They cook the bacon 6 hours early and it's hard as a rock. Sunny side up? I can't get over easy without uncooked egg snot on top. What a a shit show!

#58 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Sadly I find it pretty easy to do these days around me. They cook the bacon 6 hours early and it's hard as a rock. Sunny side up? I can't get over easy without uncooked egg snot on top. What a a shit show!

Really not a whole lot you can do abooot it.

#59 1 year ago
Quoted from RTS:

Really not a whole lot you can do abooot it.

Yeah, you can. Stop eating at shitty celebrity named restaurants!!

#60 1 year ago

How does someone who's 6'4" hang himself with a bath robe belt in a hotel bathroom that usually has 7' ceilings?

#61 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yeah, I tried to watch his show once, but was not impressed or entertained.
But getting paid to travel and eat must have been good work if you can get it.

I agree. Watching someone eat and then talk about it seems pretty boring to me.

What I don't understand is, they can't stop talking about this guy, who really has not been around all that long, and yet when someone like Tom Petty dies, he get all of about 5 minutes on time on the news channels and then nothing. Go figure

#62 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

No I'm fine. I was banned from posting for 30 days because apparently I offended somebody. Imagine that! Thanks for your concern though.
I don't make the rules and I am done fighting them so I just take my licks and find other things to do. At work that's tough though as there is no room to do anything else when business is slow.

Nice to know I am not the only one to get warned...funny

#63 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I agree. Watching someone eat and then talk about it seems pretty boring to me.
What I don't understand is, they can't stop talking about this guy, who really has not been around all that long, and yet when someone like Tom Petty dies, he get all of about 5 minutes on time on the news channels and then nothing. Go figure

Tom Petty was initially thought to die from natural causes, then it was found out he was a just a junkie. If he died with the needle in his arm, he probably would have had numerous pieces on drug addiction dedicated to him.

#64 1 year ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Tom Petty was initially thought to die from natural causes, then it was found out he was a just a junkie.

I know it was such a shock when we learned drugs had finally made the move into Rock n Roll.

#65 1 year ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Tom Petty was initially thought to die from natural causes, then it was found out he was a just a junkie. If he died with the needle in his arm, he probably would have had numerous pieces on drug addiction dedicated to him.

Well at least he had an influence on rock and roll, and the music that we listen to. What influence will this other guy have?? Eating food??

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#66 1 year ago

Hell look at Prince. He was a junkie too and they could stop talking about him. And his music sucked. Where is the difference??

#67 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Hell look at Prince. He was a junkie too and they could stop talking about him. And his music sucked. Where is the difference??

DON'T YOU DARE TALK SHIT ABOUT THE PURPLE ONE!!!!!!!!! Seriously, like him or not, his talent was out of this world. He was a stud on every instrument and had a great voice. I think his problem was genre and the time he came up. If it was ten years earlier it would have been heavy ass funk like Sly and Parliament, later he would wipe his ass with fake suckas like Bruno Mars. I'm done. Tom Petty is a fantastic songwriter as well but he ain't no low down and dirty groovin, poppin and lockin funk masta! Hell no!

#68 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Hell look at Prince. He was a junkie too and they could stop talking about him. And his music sucked. Where is the difference??

I’m sure Tom Petty’s family is so bummed that the media isn’t obsessing over his pill addiction and OD death.

#69 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Nice to know I am not the only one to get warned...funny

Depends on what your definition of "warned" is. lol

#70 1 year ago

You gotta be in a dark place
To commit suicide, very sad
RIP

#71 1 year ago
Quoted from dgoett:

How does someone who's 6'4" hang himself with a bath robe belt in a hotel bathroom that usually has 7' ceilings?

Good point. I can't wrap my head around this. Maybe it wasn't suicide, maybe he was with a prostitute and it was auto erotic asphyxiation, like David Carradine and Michael Huchance (sorry for misspelling)

#72 1 year ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Good point. I can't wrap my head around this. Maybe it wasn't suicide, maybe he was with a prostitute and it was auto erotic asphyxiation, like David Carradine and Michael Huchance (sorry for misspelling)

It's pretty simple if he wanted to die. Most people could easily hang themselves from a doorknob. You just sit down and don't put your feet under you. It sadly is pretty common.

#73 1 year ago
Quoted from mcclad:

There was a time when I wanted to end it all. So glad that I didn't. Too much good stuff that I would have missed. Guess things were not as bad as I had thought...

Pinball 2000 wasn't that bad.

#74 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

It's pretty simple if he wanted to die. Most people could easily hang themselves from a doorknob. You just sit down and don't put your feet under you. It sadly is pretty common.

That just seems crazy to me. A friend of mine is a funeral director and he says people that hang themselves always scratch and rip the skin off their neck with their fingernails from second thoughts. This isn't the case with really heavy people where their neck breaks instantly, but a 300 pounder probably couldn't hang themselves from a door with a belt from a bath robe. You have to willingly starve yourself of oxygen when you could simply just stand up. It's a natural mechanism. I don't know, this is depressing, whatever happened I hope his family can get some peace.

#75 1 year ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

DON'T YOU DARE TALK SHIT ABOUT THE PURPLE ONE!!!!!!!!! Seriously, like him or not, his talent was out of this world. He was a stud on every instrument and had a great voice. I think his problem was genre and the time he came up. If it was ten years earlier it would have been heavy ass funk like Sly and Parliament, later he would wipe his ass with fake suckas like Bruno Mars. I'm done. Tom Petty is a fantastic songwriter as well but he ain't no low down and dirty groovin, poppin and lockin funk masta! Hell no!

Prince was known for getting girls clothes off in my presence. He still is.

When I was younger, 1999. Was a brand new release. I went to a Halloween party. The camisole, they would wear them. Less clothes at the party right from the start.

i never paid to attention to his personal life. Great music.

#76 1 year ago

I believe we have a real empathy problem here in the states.

Suicide from depression or mental illness is a tragic end to any life, and we as a people could stand to be more sensitive to other people around us and how we make them feel.

I think social media contributes to the problem by fooling some people into believing they are establishing solid, deep relationships with their online friends only to find out they lack any kind of support structure when the shit really hits the fan.

My last thought.... being someone that deals with depression, is to reach out to your friends, even if they seem normal and happy. Have deep conversations with them about their emotions and how they are feeling. Get over any stigma you have about it and don't wait for them to reach out to you.

#77 1 year ago

I think Bourdain was heartbroken.

#78 1 year ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

I believe we have a real empathy problem here in the states.
Suicide from depression or mental illness is a tragic end to any life, and we as a people could stand to be more sensitive to other people around us and how we make them feel.
I think social media contributes to the problem by fooling some people into believing they are establishing solid, deep relationships with their online friends only to find out they lack any kind of support structure when the shit really hits the fan.
My last thought.... being someone that deals with depression, is to reach out to your friends, even if they seem normal and happy. Have deep conversations with them about their emotions and how they are feeling. Get over any stigma you have about it and don't wait for them to reach out to you.

I agree on the reach out. And many other things. I have great hope when I read things like this. It means the people around me are thinking clearly.

(Whether or not I agree)

I reach out to my mother daily, she almost lost her son. She only has two.

I ask her questions about things I want to know before she dies.

Because she will die. All of us will.

She almost always gives me information I didn't ask for. Off topic. Go figure.

But the information is good, to me.

#79 1 year ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

I think social media contributes to the problem by fooling some people into believing they are establishing solid, deep relationships with their online friends only to find out they lack any kind of support structure when the shit really hits the fan.

I agree.

That, and people make the mistake of comparing their sometimes not-so-great lives to the fake "happy" ones on social media.

#80 1 year ago

There have been studies done on people who have had open heart surgery, myself included, where severe depression is seen even years later. It's a phenomenon and many feel this is what contributed to Robin Williams death. I'm going to search for the link when I get a second.

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#81 1 year ago
Quoted from AJNada:

I think Bourdain was heartbroken.

Edit- mistake in identity

#83 1 year ago

OK. Got it. Like the Geico caveman said, it's probably best to do a little research first.

#84 1 year ago

One of my best friends who seem to have everything shot himself,go figure whats going on inside their heads. We were out to dinner one night and than bang. Leaves me thinking did I miss something?

#85 1 year ago

I will never understand millionaires committing suicide.

#86 1 year ago
Quoted from wisefwumyogwave:

I will never understand millionaires committing suicide.

"The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money." Johnny Carson

#87 1 year ago

I knew a guy that committed suicide a few years after a major motorcycle accident that left him in constant pain despite all the medications. I believe he just couldn't take it anymore.

#88 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

I knew a guy that committed suicide a few years after a major motorcycle accident that left him in constant pain despite all the medications. I believe he just couldn't take it anymore.

I just saw in the news that CA has decided to allow physician assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-end-of-life-option-act-20180515-story.html

#89 1 year ago

No woman is worth killing yourself over.

Especially for one that was a ho behind your back.

Good grief!

#90 1 year ago
Quoted from Magic_Mike:

No woman is worth killing yourself over.

For sure. The idea is to let nature take it's course and eventually they will drive you to death thru natural causes anyway.

#91 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

A few posts mentioned " selfishness ". I get the use of the word, however as others pointed out above...When somone has reached that dark point, with no need to go on, the last thing there thinking is how others will perceive them. The pain inside is so deep and hopeless, the easy way out seems best. They either dont want to be burdon, or feel no one cares about them.

I get your greater point though I hear people calling suicide an easy way out - maybe it is for some, but I can find few things requiring more bravery or harder than taking your own life. I don't think many people make that decision lightly.

#92 1 year ago

I live in chronic pain and other things. I know I will die someday, I still don't need to make this happen sooner.

I have heard the phrase it is harder to live.

Either way, we all get our day to die I will not rush it. Despite my pain. And it is severe.

But that is me. Not everyone can handle this, or should.

In the traumatic brain injury world, there is a suicide about once a quarter from someone who just gives up after a struggle of some length.

Often these people are abandoned by thier families like I was. As well as in some chronic pain.

And then this stuff faces us, too.

No matter what I have watched of this. It's still hard to watch...

#93 1 year ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I live in chronic pain and other things. I know I will die someday, I still don't need to make this happen sooner.
I have heard the phrase it is harder to live.
Either way, we all get our day to die I will not rush it. Despite my pain. And it is severe.
But that is me. Not everyone can handle this, or should.
In the traumatic brain injury world, there is a suicide about once a quarter from someone who just gives up after a struggle of some length.
Often these people are abandoned by thier families like I was. As well as in some chronic pain.
And then this stuff faces us, too.
No matter what I have watched of this. It's still hard to watch...

Well said Mikey B.
Stay strong brother. The world is better with you here.

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