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    R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain

    News has come out this morning that he took his own life, CNN has confirmed it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/b...mid=tw-nytimes
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    His food/travelogue show on CNN was excellent.

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    Agreed. He was an interesting guy. His Hungry Ghosts comic from Dark Horse was really cool too.
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    I didn't know he was dating Asia Argento at the time of his death. Poor Asia is having a particularly rough year.

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    Certain social media users are implying she may have caused it due to a tweet she posted just before. Even if it was aimed at him (which is pure speculation), it's pretty fucking stupid of people to think that would be enough for someone to kill themself. Way to kick her when she's down.
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    Seemed like a genuinely nice guy who respected the culinary customs he visited and didn't pass judgement. I still remember when he was getting inundated with messages telling him not to go China due to the practice of eating dog meat and he basically told them they're hypocrites and to fuck off. Never understood the double standards laid at Asians for eating dogs and whaling when the Swiss also eat cats and dogs and Norway, Iceland among others hunt whales in greater numbers than the Japanese. But you don't hear all the public outcry and handwringing with a lot of the narrative being driven by racial animus. Well, then again it's no surprise really as Western fragility and hypocrisy is plain to see.
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    I think it's the footage coming out of China of them torturing the dogs for laughs that causes people to get upset. There's some shocking stuff coming out that unfortunately I've sometimes been unable to avoid seeing. No idea if it's true but I've heard it said a bunch of times that in China its thought the dogs taste better if they are tortured and terrified. A bit of out cry is probably fair enough if that's the case.

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