The Anthony Bourdain Thread (RIP)

rishboy77

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Just watching the season combo episode where they ask him these morbid end of life questions ...knowing he died only a few weeks ago.

If you could see in this eyes... he was always to crack a joke..maybe to avoid letting us see the real Anthony Bourdain
 

Jetset

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Days of Broken Arrows said:
At the end of the article, the writer posts some from a Twitter account that was shut down after it started revealing inside details of the Bourdain-Argento relationship.

The writer also reveals Argento is a single mother of two kids (which I didn't know), and now considers herself a "victim" of suicide -- a suicide that people are starting to think was caused by her. She's like the kid who kills his parents then cries to the court that he's an orphan.

Link:
https://penthouse.com/pages/asia-argento/Toxic-Femininity.php

There's some more of these screenshots on an IG @the_orange_janitor that ostensibly has people corroborating.

This is some bleak, bleak red pill shit right here. If it's not real, it's certainly a very organized campaign.
 

Bacchus

Ostrich
Days of Broken Arrows said:
This thread seems to have died out in mid-June.

Since then, some more controversy has been brewing over this and Penthouse magazine (of all places) has run an excellent column about it titled "Can We Talk About Toxic Feminity?"

The column calls out Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, and the whole #metoo movement. What's interesting is that this is in a (somewhat) mainstream publication. Here is one of the best paragraphs.

"Argento was not blackmailed. She was not threatened. She had a sexual relationship with Weinstein which resulted in a transactional, consensual union, because—let’s be honest—that’s how Hollywood works. Fast-forward a few years and Argento saw a bigger opportunity: She could brand herself as a survivor."

At the end of the article, the writer posts some from a Twitter account that was shut down after it started revealing inside details of the Bourdain-Argento relationship.

The writer also reveals Argento is a single mother of two kids (which I didn't know), and now considers herself a "victim" of suicide -- a suicide that people are starting to think was caused by her. She's like the kid who kills his parents then cries to the court that he's an orphan.

Link:
https://penthouse.com/pages/asia-argento/Toxic-Femininity.php

I don't know if "toxic femininity" is the best reframe. It just takes the feminist term of "toxic masculinity" and flips it to deal with women. Feminists don't do this.

They don't take manosphere terms like "pussy pass" and flip them to deal with men (because such a term wouldn't apply). They invent some moronic and grating terms like "mansplaining" or "male privilege" that somehow achieves acceptance through sheer repetition.

I think a return to the archaic putdowns for women is in order. Something like "Succubus Asia Argento Drained Bourdain of Life" or "The Danger of the #MeToo Sewing Circle"
 

godfather dust

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Gold Member
Bacchus said:
Days of Broken Arrows said:
This thread seems to have died out in mid-June.

Since then, some more controversy has been brewing over this and Penthouse magazine (of all places) has run an excellent column about it titled "Can We Talk About Toxic Feminity?"

The column calls out Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, and the whole #metoo movement. What's interesting is that this is in a (somewhat) mainstream publication. Here is one of the best paragraphs.

"Argento was not blackmailed. She was not threatened. She had a sexual relationship with Weinstein which resulted in a transactional, consensual union, because—let’s be honest—that’s how Hollywood works. Fast-forward a few years and Argento saw a bigger opportunity: She could brand herself as a survivor."

At the end of the article, the writer posts some from a Twitter account that was shut down after it started revealing inside details of the Bourdain-Argento relationship.

The writer also reveals Argento is a single mother of two kids (which I didn't know), and now considers herself a "victim" of suicide -- a suicide that people are starting to think was caused by her. She's like the kid who kills his parents then cries to the court that he's an orphan.

Link:
https://penthouse.com/pages/asia-argento/Toxic-Femininity.php

I don't know if "toxic femininity" is the best reframe. It just takes the feminist term of "toxic masculinity" and flips it to deal with women. Feminists don't do this.

They don't take manosphere terms like "pussy pass" and flip them to deal with men (because such a term wouldn't apply). They invent some moronic and grating terms like "mansplaining" or "male privilege" that somehow achieves acceptance through sheer repetition.

I think a return to the archaic putdowns for women is in order. Something like "Succubus Asia Argento Drained Bourdain of Life" or "The Danger of the #MeToo Sewing Circle"

Good point, clearly neither masculinity or femininity are "toxic" in fact many here (including myself) think men should be masculine and women should be feminine.

"Toxic masculinity" is a total bullshit concept referring to any man who doesn't place his balls in his wife or girlfriend or woman-as-a-whole's purse when he gets out of bed in the morning.

Another thing I noticed in that article was she had to throw in "Trump regime" as if Trump has any significant support from other Republicans, let alone democrats. The only reason he is more powerful than other recent presidents is because he does not owe a billion dollars or more in favors so he is not on a leash like Obama, Bush, Clinton.
 

getdownonit

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MrLemon said:
I'd like to point out guys that, for every Bourdain who is covered by the press, there are 100,000 men his age who commit suicide and nobody even pays attention.

Then another 500,000 men who drop dead of heart attacks or are living in the gutter drinking themselves to death, after having their lives ripped apart by some scum bitch like Argento. I have a half-dozen friends who have met this fate.

Even here in Rooshland, people don't know the full scope of death and obliteration that is waged against 60-something men. Once he passes 60, a man is utterly superfluous in the eyes of every woman, doctor, nurse, social worker, and wife, except his daughters. Just like the drone bees are discarded out of one side of the hive, as soon as they become weak or injured, so does our society dump men in VAST UNMENTIONABLE QUANTITIES when they hit that age.


Every women in the world looks at a 60-year old man and mentally, in the back of their heads, they think: "Isn't he dead yet? He can't protect me and can't earn a paycheck for me. Why is he still alive?". If he's rich they think "How can I steal his money and kill him so it's all mine?".

In summary, this is what happened to Bourdain: Asia found out he wasn't as rich as she thought, so she dumped him like a useless mule. He understood all this, and crushed by the experience, hung himself.


Not unlike Robin Williams' "suicide by ex-wife".

Called it

NY Post said:
The late TV chef Anthony Bourdain was worth just $1.21 million when he hanged himself last month, new legal filings revealed Thursday.

Previous estimates had pegged his fortune at $16 million.
 
At least he had some humor and left her his frequent flyer miles:

Bourdain, who traveled the globe for his culinary adventure shows, gave his “accumulated frequent flier miles” to his wife. He asked her to “dispose of [them] in accordance with what [she] believes to have been my wishes,” he says in his will.

He left the same instructions for cars, furniture, books, clothing and other household items.

Ariane, his only child, is set to inherit the remainder of his assets.

His real assets are left to his daughter.

1 mio. $ is not much - he seems to have bought a property that was still 500.000$ under water. Some bigger richer celebrities lost tens of millions of dollars over buying real estate in bad times.

As for Asia Argento - not only is she a single mother, but she had posts up on Instagram alluding to pedophile relationships:

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Do what thou want - old Luciferian rule.
 

C-Note

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getdownonit said:
NY Post said:
The late TV chef Anthony Bourdain was worth just $1.21 million when he hanged himself last month, new legal filings revealed Thursday.

Previous estimates had pegged his fortune at $16 million.

Good grief, he had $1.2M in assets and $500K of debt and he was 61? He was getting near retirement age and he wasn't even close to where he needed to be financially.
 

Jetset

Ostrich
I have no idea how much Bourdain got paid per episode, but that is certainly a confusing fact. Sure, some guys overstretch but where did it all go?
 

Thersites

Kingfisher
C-Note said:
getdownonit said:
NY Post said:
The late TV chef Anthony Bourdain was worth just $1.21 million when he hanged himself last month, new legal filings revealed Thursday.

Previous estimates had pegged his fortune at $16 million.

Good grief, he had $1.2M in assets and $500K of debt and he was 61? He was getting near retirement age and he wasn't even close to where he needed to be financially.

I recall Bourdian was invested in food market in NYC. You can bet that good chunk of cash got tied up there.
 
The market’s home at Pier 57 is now being readied for renovation, a crucial step for the project. Still, there are a lot of logistical questions that need to be answered if Bourdain’s dream of bringing in awesome international vendors is to be realized. Like, how to convince that Bún Thái specialist from Vietnam to come to the other side of the world.

Speaking with Vogue, Bourdain says housing and visas for international vendors is a “day one” concern and when asked about essentials like work permits and flights says, “we’re on it, man.” It’s an enormous project for anyone to undertake, but Bourdain is willing to make one promise: He will kill himself, he tells Vogue, “if it feels like a Todd English product.

It's possible that he put a lot into the project - killing himself before completion was a total money-pit, because it banked on his brand name for marketing. It's also possible that similar to other ex-chefs their projects seldom generate enough money to justify the cost. Jamie Oliver certainly burned himself heavily with some of his stuff.

What famous or good chefs can mostly do well is open one restaurant where they show up often or actually cook themselves - that will get them lots of cash - not opening some chain or big project. He could have sunk 10 mio. $ + in that project plus some bad real estate decisions.
 

Thersites

Kingfisher
Simeon_Strangelight said:
It's possible that he put a lot into the project - killing himself before completion was a total money-pit, because it banked on his brand name for marketing. It's also possible that similar to other ex-chefs their projects seldom generate enough money to justify the cost. Jamie Oliver certainly burned himself heavily with some of his stuff.

What famous or good chefs can mostly do well is open one restaurant where they show up often or actually cook themselves - that will get them lots of cash - not opening some chain or big project. He could have sunk 10 mio. $ + in that project plus some bad real estate decisions.

The sad part for Bourdain is the fact he should know this. His first book, he talk about the environment of food industry in NYC. He should know about the pit falls of the industry and the snakes that run them. This is other part of the puzzle to his death.

To illustrate the cutthroat nature of restaurant business, reminder me of fun story of a guy that use to run a restaurant next to my family's. He bought a new place in other town and later got boot out of his own restaurant. It was later told that the bartender brought the place right from under him as he was keeping some of the profits from the bar.
 

Dr Mantis Toboggan

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What stood out to me was that if his daughter had passed before him his estate was to be left to her nanny....not her mother or any of his other ex-wives/girlfriends.
 

kosko

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Can a world travelling man be that naive to not learn about shell corporations to hide his money? Surely if you are spending time in Gilbrater, you quickly learn how the island stays afloat economically.

Anthony did go through a previous divorce which may have drained his wealth. $1.6 million for a guy who's own production company created his show, it all seems tragic. But women know how to spend man's money and if Tony was not a man with a backbone it is easy to see how women could take him for a ride financially.

A continued sad story of a weak man who could help himself from dealing with toxic witch-like women.
 

godfather dust

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Net worth $1.6 million, life a blue pill hell...

Miles Davis was said to sniff an ounce of coke a day ($thousands.) A man can put a lot up his nose of he sets his mind to it.
 
renotime said:

The will lists Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, his estranged wife, as trustee. The will was signed in 2016, after they had separated.

That makes more sense. He does not look like the kind of guy to have a high-on-the-hog living standard blowing through millions on the fly.

Bad investments might have cost him, but if he put money away in a trust fund, then even 5-10 mio. $ could be in it.
 
C-Note said:
getdownonit said:
NY Post said:
The late TV chef Anthony Bourdain was worth just $1.21 million when he hanged himself last month, new legal filings revealed Thursday.

Previous estimates had pegged his fortune at $16 million.

Good grief, he had $1.2M in assets and $500K of debt and he was 61? He was getting near retirement age and he wasn't even close to where he needed to be financially.


So what. Brilliant guys like Tony didn't necessarily think about "what is my next investment opportunity". Money was not a motivating factor for him. He was too busy becoming great - unlike many who squirrel away into obscurity.

I know. Radical, eh?
 
Simeon_Strangelight said:
DChambers said:
I'm curious as to how the hell you hang yourself from a door anyways (assuming it was a door since it was stated he hung himself in the bathroom). It seems to me that this would be a lot harder of a way to go out than to just OD, jump of a bridge, or even hang yourself off of a balcony or somewhere where you are higher up. Not to mention the guy was 6'4. Depending on the height of the door he probably could have reached the ground even if on his tiptoes. I don't know too much about suicides, but I know that in traditional hangings the noose was was positioned and the height measured in relation to a person's weight to ensure the neck broke upon falling. Otherwise a person could remain alive for hours or even days if not properly carried out. It doesn't really matter in the end I suppose. I just don't think hanging is the easiest or most natural way to commit suicide, and it seems more likely that he would have botched it than it being successful.

The body was cremated without any toxicology analysis and against the wishes of the family, so who knows...


Toxicology testing was indeed performed. Turns out, Tony was clean.
 

Cr33pin

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Explosive Anthony Bourdain Interview Released After His Death: Unloads On Clintons, Obama

Daily Wire Link

In an interview published in Popula magazine weeks after he tragically hung himself in a hotel room, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain spoke frankly about a wide range of topics and people, including the "entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting" Bill Clinton, his enabler wife Hillary, and the disappointing Barack Obama. He also described how he imagined the death of Harvey Weinstein, whom Bourdain's girlfriend has accused of sexually assaulting her.

Though Bourdain's interview with journalist Maria Bustillos took place back in February, Bustillos finally published it on Sunday. Its content is not for the faint of heart, as Bourdain clearly felt free to be raw about some hot-button issues and famous people in his free-wheeling two-and-half-hour conversation with the journalist, a conversation that took place fittingly in one of his favorite Irish pubs.

"He talked about #MeToo and the powerful forces of evil arrayed against decent people, about Rose McGowan, about raising daughters, about the sexual mores of the 1970s," writes Bustillos. "He told me how he imagined the death of Harvey Weinstein, a hilarious, weirdly specific fantasy that I’ll share with you in a moment. We talked about luxury, too."

Below are some of the quotes that are making headlines, first his opinion on his "disappointment" with Hillary over her Harvey Weinstein statement:

Bourdain: [W]atching the Clinton apology on Weinstein, and [Asia’s] watching this statement, there was a lot of anticipation. People were really hoping she’d come out with a… I don’t know. Let’s just say with something different. I immediately tweeted my disappointment, very much shaped by what I saw around me. And I will tell you, that was really f***ing frightening, the reaction to that. You know, I voted for her.

Bustillos: I did, too.

Bourdain: I was really disappointed with the statement. But even by expressing that, the way that my comment was turned, very neatly—suddenly I wasn’t expressing disappointment in her statement; I was blaming her for Harvey Weinstein’s crimes. The way that turned very nicely was a good bit of artistry and deeply frightening to me and really, really …

After Bourdain admitted he had "no love for Clinton," Bustillos asked, "Should we have gotten rid of Bill Clinton after the Lewinsky scandal?" "No," said Bourdain. But then he said this:

Bourdain: Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions—it was f***ing monstrous. That would not have flown today. A piece of sh*t. Entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting, and the way that he—and she—destroyed these women and the way that everyone went along, and, and are blind to this! Screamingly apparent hypocrisy and venality. How you can on the one hand howl at the moon about all these other predators. And not at least look back. OK, let’s say, well, it was all consensual: powerful men, starstruck women, okay fine, let’s accept it at its most charitable interpretation. Fine. He is a very charming man, I met him, he’s f***ing magnetic. As is she. When you’re in the room, you think wow, she’s really warm and nice and funny. But the way they efficiently dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited these women for speaking their truth is unforgivable. Unforgivable. Why didn’t we get rid of them? We should’ve gotten rid of them back then.

Bourdain also had some unflattering things to say about Barack Obama, whom he found "very unconvincing in public, much of the time," though he found him in person to be "gracious, graceful, real, funny" and not calculating. "Minute one he started f***ing with us," said Bourdain. "He promised transparency, he like—more whistleblowers were prosecuted than at any time. There’s not one f***king banker in jail. Not one! Jail me one f***in’ banker! These people stole nine million houses!"

Bourdain also described the death he imagined for Weinstein. "My theory of how he goes is he's brushing his teeth in a bathroom, he's naked in his famous bathrobe, which is flapping open, he's holding his cell phone in one hand because you never know who on the Weinstein board has betrayed him recently, and he's brushing his teeth," he said.

On Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, Bourdain said, "Does Jared tweeze his eyebrows? They look manscaped. Those are not natural eyebrows. It’s like Howdy Doody time. ... Can you see eight guys standing around, and Jared’s out of the room? And they’re all co-conspirators, they’re all saying, 'ey don’t worry bout Jared, he’s f***in’ solid, the guy will stand up, he ain’t gonna say nothin’.' No one has ever said that! That f***in’ little punk is gonna squeal, just show him a tray of jail food, the guy will f***in’ sh*t himself. That kid was a born snitch."

In response to Bustillos celebrating the indictment of 13 Russians back in February, Bourdain said, "I think this is most useful because it makes it so much more difficult for Trump to fire Rosenstein or Mueller, now that you’ve shown, in a not offensive way: Nobody’s accusing you of anything! I think Trump’s going down for the money. Collusion is tricky to prove, it’s the money. And once they get too close, in my view he will declare victory, congratulate himself on the fantastic job he’s done and resign, saying the job is too small for him."
 
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