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Yeah, I can't see any linked tweets either on mobile. It's not the worst thing in the world.


Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:15 am
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The death of Anthony Bourdain has been surprisingly upsetting to me. It's been weighing on my mind all day, and I'm generally pretty good at putting celebrity deaths to the side to be thought of later, even when I am big fans of the celebrity in question.

I'm incredibly sad about this, even if I'm not entirely sure exactly why.


Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 am
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The death of Anthony Bourdain has been surprisingly upsetting to me. It's been weighing on my mind all day, and I'm generally pretty good at putting celebrity deaths to the side to be thought of later, even when I am big fans of the celebrity in question.

I'm incredibly sad about this, even if I'm not entirely sure exactly why.
After Kate Spade's suicide, a lot of people made the somewhat glib observation that securing all the material trappings that life has to offer isn't a panacea for crippling depression, that although she had the right address, the right clothes and the big bank account, it didn't fix her brain. As much as this may be a valid reminder, I think anyone who's spent almost any time thinking about depression and what it really is knows this already.

I think Bourdain's death seems more unsettling because it suggests that even the experiential joys of life--meeting new people, tasting new foods, sharing stories, exploring cultures, all those things we saw Bourdain engaging in on camera--even those things won't stave off that darkness without the right treatment. Bourdain didn't just seem rich in the conventional material sense but rich in what we all believe to be the positive, transformational experiences that life has to offer. And it's still not enough if your brain isn't wired right.

It's the ultimate reminder that this is a disease of the brain, random and cruel, indifferent to a person's experience and worth.

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:13 pm
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Perfectly put, BL.

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:16 pm
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Yeah, the Bourdain death has rattled me as well. On the surface, he seemed to have it all: enough money, a cool gig, being able to experience new things.

But I guess if you have depression, it will never go away unless it's treated with drugs, with therapy, with perspective.


Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 am
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:43 am
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BL wrote:
I think Bourdain's death seems more unsettling because it suggests that even the experiential joys of life--meeting new people, tasting new foods, sharing stories, exploring cultures, all those things we saw Bourdain engaging in on camera--even those things won't stave off that darkness without the right treatment. Bourdain didn't just seem rich in the conventional material sense but rich in what we all believe to be the positive, transformational experiences that life has to offer. And it's still not enough if your brain isn't wired right.


Yeah, that's about right.


Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:44 am
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Matt "Guitar" Murphy, perhaps most well known for being the guitarist in the Blues Brothers Band, has died at the age of 88.

Murphy performed in the studio and on stage with numerous blues legends throughout his career, including Ike Turner, Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Chuck Berry. He had joined his first band in 1948 at the age of 19.

Murphy appeared in The Blues Brothers as their former guitarist who had opened a soul food restaurant with his wife, played by Aretha Franklin. He also appeared in the sequel.

Although he suffered a stroke in 2002 Murphy eventually returned to performing. He appeared at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in 2013.

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