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Posted: Jul 9, 2018 - 9:43am

Tab Hunter, Actor and '50s Hollywood Golden Boy, Dies at 86


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Posted: Jul 5, 2018 - 10:57am

 10180171 wrote:
Richard Swift, a former member of the Shins and touring bassist with The Black Keys, has died, aged 41.

Richard Swift

 
https://www.gofundme.com/medical-fund-for-richard-swift


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Posted: Jul 2, 2018 - 1:32pm

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/alan-longmuir-dead-bay-city-rollers-bassist-edinburgh-mexico-tributes-a8426271.html

Alan Longmuir death: Bay City Rollers star dies aged 70

 


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Posted: Jun 16, 2018 - 1:40pm

ptooey wrote:

Dang, but 88 years is a pretty good run.   For those who only know him from The Blues Brothers, don't miss the wiki entry on this dude. He played with EVERYONE.

 
I was swinging through to post this. It's a great loss to us, but fortunately he was around for a long time and left a huge catalog for us to remember him by.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2018 - 6:55am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
 



 
Dang, but 88 years is a pretty good run.   For those who only know him from The Blues Brothers, don't miss the wiki entry on this dude. He played with EVERYONE.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2018 - 10:30pm

Matt "Guitar" Murphy
 


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Posted: Jun 9, 2018 - 1:43pm

Danny Kirwan.
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Posted: Jun 9, 2018 - 11:12am

 islander wrote:

You said something stupid and got called on it. The proper response is to say "oops, sorry" and move forward.

I forgive you for your first set of comments from yesterday. But I think you should re-look at the second set from this morning.

 
But that was the best comment I have seen here in a long time. Someone asked wtf is wrong with you, and he answered exactly..


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Posted: Jun 9, 2018 - 9:29am

 kurtster wrote:
a whole lot of stuff

 
You said something stupid and got called on it. The proper response is to say "oops, sorry" and move forward.

I forgive you for your first set of comments from yesterday. But I think you should re-look at the second set from this morning.
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Posted: Jun 9, 2018 - 4:34am

OK.  I was wondering how to reply to meower's comment and now I wake up and see all the others, so here we go.

First off, I have been dealing with depression for decades having been clinically diagnosed back in the early 90's and ended up on
zoloft for years.  That alone allows me to make the kinds of remarks about depression such as I did below as someone who is a sufferer.

Secondly, I am mentally ill as so many here have diagnosed me over the years and just recently again below.  But that is primarily
because of my politics, so I take that with a grain of salt. 

But depression and I are old acquaintances / adversaries.  Now it comes and goes.
It came roaring back with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis at the age of 56.  So I get it and understand it.  I even had an exit plan back in the 90's.
I was just going to paddle out in a huge storm and take off on a wave ala Patrick Swayze at the end of Point Break.  Quietly and alone go out in a way 
that was fitting and would be unnoticed by most except those who would eventually find me missing.  With a little luck my carcass would be shark food 
and my remains other than a surfboard would never be found.  But that didn't happen.  Fortunately for me, I found the person who was the missing part
of me for 30 years and when we were reunited, I became whole again and found life worth living again.  Ironically, my first contact with her was upon
just returning from a trip to the Outer Banks which would have been the location for that last ride.  If she hadn't returned into my life, I am pretty 
damned sure I would have executed my plan when I got my cancer diagnosis.  But she did and I didn't.  Life is funny, cruel and unpredictable, but it
always ends eventually.

Fast forward, I said the following ...
kurtster wrote:
Anthony Bourdain

he probably ran out of new food to try and got depressed

or

the only thing left was cannibalism and ... {#Whistle} 

the first remark was just a thought, a gentle speculation based upon the understanding of depression and what it is and how it can work.
the second was based upon a public figure who made a living by eating bizarre food and something that was not out of the realm of possibility.
No disrespect there.  Just a wry observation.  Something drove this man to do what he did with food and it was the eventual likelihood if he
continued down his path.

I don't know what kind of man Mr Bourdain was other than his public persona.  I did see a kind, thought provoking person who had a genuine interest
in what he was doing and enjoyment of it including the people he met in the places he traveled.  I considered him a lucky man in that he was living his 
life's primary passion of discovering food in all its glory and ignominy at the same time.  He seemed to be the real deal.  At the same time, I wondered
how long could he keep this up and what would he do when he ran out of challenges or his show got cancelled.  To me, he appeared to be channeling 
unbridled energy and either passion or demons in his public quest and travels.  He lived hard and played hard and led by example.  That to me is a full
life lived well.

In the earlier discussion about suicide, proclivities posted a list of drivers which would naturally lead to depression if not resolved.  Happy people generally
do not commit suicide.  Depressed people do.  I picked the most benign reason for Mr Bourdain's apparent suicide in my first remark, the ending of a passion.

Again, the second remark, I really believe to be funny and benign as well but within the realm of possibility considering the very public nature of his exploits and
not out of bounds or disrespectful.  And based on my own understanding of depression and the thought processes involved.

How many of you who have passed judgment on me since my remark are clinically or formally diagnosed as depressed ?  How many of you have looked 
death in the eyes and not blinked ?  Those of you who are and have, fine you are welcome to pass judgment on me.  Those of you who haven't walked in
those shoes ... well you're not, imho.

Like guns, we are only talking about suicide when there is some major event or celebrity involved.  What about all the veterans out there who commit suicide 
at the daily rate of 20 per day ?  No biggie, just celebrities, right ?  

Death.  Everyone deals with it differently.  Most from the perspective of fear of the unknown.  I can honestly say I no longer have a fear of dying.  That does not mean
that I am suicidal or ready to go, cuz I'm not and in no hurry.  Some deaths are tragic and untimely and many are not.  It just is what it is.  There was no disrespect in
my remarks regarding Mr Bourdain's passing, just observations based upon the perspective of someone who knows depression and has faced actual death already.
I think it was an honest thought, with a little poke at his passion.  One he might have agreed with.

ymmv

{#Meditate}



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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:58pm

 kurtster wrote:
Anthony Bourdain

he probably ran out of new food to try and got depressed

or

the only thing left was cannibalism and ... {#Whistle} 
 
I woke with a start this morning, don't know why, and picked up my phone to check the time. "Bourdain dead. Suicide" was a headline on my notifications. I was so sad that I couldn't go back to sleep. It's been bothering me all day. He's not a hero of mine, but it's not right that someone so immersed in being alive felt so bad that he had to hang himself to stop the pain.

About a year ago we pulled off a trifecta: got to see Alton Brown, Christopher Kimball, and Anthony Bourdain each speak. 

Bourdain, when asked what he does when faced with disgusting food, said that when a small village kills their only goat to serve it to you, Grandma’s rule applies: when Grandma serves you something, you eat it with a smile and ask for seconds. As irascible as he was, there was a kindness there. 

RIP

TL;DR: Your joke isn't in the least bit funny to me.


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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 8:11pm

 meower wrote:

that's not funny.

 
The second one was funny, but too soon.
 
Bourdain was funny and honest. A talk show host, maybe Lenno, asked him what the most disgusting, weird food was that he encountered on his world trips. He said Cinnabon.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 6:12pm

 kurtster wrote:
Anthony Bourdain

he probably ran out of new food to try and got depressed

or

the only thing left was cannibalism and ... {#Whistle} 
 
wtf is wrong with you, kurt?
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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 11:54am

 kurtster wrote:
Anthony Bourdain

he probably ran out of new food to try and got depressed

or

the only thing left was cannibalism and ... {#Whistle} 
 
that's not funny.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 11:06am

 ScottN wrote:
Rewarding show to watch.  Obama in Vietnam is memorable.
 
Was he really using that knife for sushi?

{#Lol}
I wondered about that; it doesn't seem like a sensible knife choice. 
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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 10:58am

 Proclivities wrote:

bourdain
"Might it follow then that we shouldn’t aspire to live always by sensible choices? That what is good for us in the short term is not always the 'best' way? To live always by what's right now in front of our faces and the imperatives of keeping things running smoothly for me and mine, good business, no problems — that’s the kind of shopkeeper mentality that got the world into a whole lot of shit back in the day. So, maybe, just maybe, fuck sensible." 

 

Rewarding show to watch.  Obama in Vietnam is memorable.
 
Was he really using that knife for sushi?

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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 10:36am

 ptooey wrote:
And he wasn't afraid to be smart. There wasn't any pandering feel to his delivery - he gave his audience credit for their intelligence, throwing out literary and mythological and philosophical references without thinking we were too dumb to get it. That alone is getting to be a real rarity in our entertainment choices.
 
bourdain
"Might it follow then that we shouldn’t aspire to live always by sensible choices? That what is good for us in the short term is not always the 'best' way? To live always by what's right now in front of our faces and the imperatives of keeping things running smoothly for me and mine, good business, no problems — that’s the kind of shopkeeper mentality that got the world into a whole lot of shit back in the day. So, maybe, just maybe, fuck sensible." 
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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 10:05am

 ptooey wrote:

And he wasn't afraid to be smart. There wasn't any pandering feel to his delivery - he gave his audience credit for their intelligence, throwing out literary and mythological and philosophical references without thinking we were too dumb to get it. That alone is getting to be a real rarity in our entertainment choices.

 
indeed rare and what will be missed most by me.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Anthony Bourdain

he probably ran out of new food to try and got depressed

or

the only thing left was cannibalism and ... {#Whistle} 

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Posted: Jun 8, 2018 - 9:59am

 islander wrote:

Damn. I didn't always agree with the guy, but I did always respect his approach and his passion. He was genuine. 

 
And he wasn't afraid to be smart. There wasn't any pandering feel to his delivery - he gave his audience credit for their intelligence, throwing out literary and mythological and philosophical references without thinking we were too dumb to get it. That alone is getting to be a real rarity in our entertainment choices.
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