Thursday, August 13, 2020

Tony Loved Hot Dogs Hamburgers Tacos

New York Hot Dog Stand

And the so-called "Dirty Water Dog"

TONY Grew up Eating HOT DOGS at HIRAM'S

Fort Lee, New Jersey

"TONY just Loved it"



Last stop of the Night, after a couple Beers at SIBERIA BAR

Why did Anthony Bourdain Commit Suicide ?

The late great Tony Bourdain


Anthony Bourdain's suicide on June 8th followed his diagnosis with Parkinson's Disorder 3 or 4 months ago, according to multiple sources.
"3-4 months ago I posted that I thought Anthony Bourdain was showing signs of a neurological illness (Parkinson's) and may be why he committed suicide. So sad. Bourdain was a brilliant tv story teller," said one close associate on social media.

It didn't help that Bourdain had recently been dumped by actress Asia Aregento. The Italian bombshell decided she didn't want to be taking care of a Parkinson's patient in her 40's, it seems. Bourdain's mental state was certainly adversely affected by Argento dumping him, as has been widely reported.

According to Britain's NHS, early warning signs of Parkinson's disease include insomnia, loss of the sense of smell, constipation, dizziness and sweating. In addition to all these, Bourdain manifested a "Masked Face," starring off into the distance. The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation says, “it’s easiest to recognize by a slowness to smile or frown, or staring off into the distance,” along with less frequent blinking. This had been noted about Bourdain in recent months Depression and a diagnosis of Parkinsons often go hand in hand. Parkinson’s patients “tend to feel apathetic and generally disinterested in things they used to enjoy,” which are from the symptoms of sadness or helplessness that those with primary depression often feel. Robin Williams is now widely believe to have killed himself for the same reason.

There is an internet rumor that Bourdain's girlfriend actress Asia Argento had recently dumped Bourdain. It is possible that the breakup was a contributing factor.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease.

On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France Bourdain was traveling with friend √Čric Ripert who worried when he missed dinner and breakfast. Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the public prosecutor for Colmar, France, said "not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act," adding that, "at this stage, nothing suggests the intervention of a third party". He added that Bourdain's body bore no signs of violence, and that toxicology tests would determine whether drugs or medications were involved. Bourdain was working on an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in nearby Strasbourg, France.

Anthony Michael Bourdain, 61 was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world by many commentators.

Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens in his career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his 2000 bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. His first food and world-travel television show was A Cook's Tour, which ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network from 2002 through 2003. In 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he switched to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Though best known for his culinary achievements and television presentations, along with several books on food and cooking and travel adventures, Bourdain also wrote both fiction and historical nonfiction.

A Sullen lookin TONY

 Another Theory


“Roadrunner,” the new documentary about celebrity chef, author and world-traveling CNN host Anthony Bourdain, “stops just short” of blaming his girlfriend Asia Argento for his 2018 suicide, according to previews of the film.

But the film suggests that Bourdain became “addicted” to Argento, an Italian actress and filmmaker, in the same way “he was hooked on heroin earlier in his life,” said Daily Beast writer Matt Wilstein. The implication from “Roadrunner” is that “he would do anything for her,” including in ways that potentially hurt him personally and professionally, according to Wilstein.

Bourdain, 61, died by suicide on June 8, 2018 in France, where he was filming an episode of his beloved, Emmy-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown.” The series made Bourdain a global icon for the way he engagingly and thoughtfully explored the cultures and cuisines of lesser-known parts of the world.

Bourdain and Argento, then 42, had begun dating two years earlier. Their relationship made headlines after she joined Rose McGowan in becoming one of the first actresses in October 2017 to come forward and publicly accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

Argento’s disclosure inspired Bourdain to join her activism on behalf of sexual assault survivors and to become one of the leading male voices supporting the #MeToo movement.

The “Kitchen Confidential” author called out stars and industry figures who collaborated with Weinstein over the years but who had yet to speak out about his alleged misconduct. He also publicly turned his attention to sexual misconduct in his own restaurant industry, and reflected on his own “macho” bad-boy chef’s personal life, as he told Slate at the time.

But it later emerged that both Bourdain and Argento were apparently hiding their own #MeToo-related secret. Two months after Bourdain’s death, the New York Times reported that Argento had been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in a hotel room in California in 2013. She was 37 at the time, and the boy was actor Jimmy Bennett, whom Argento had cast at age 7 in a 2004 film she directed.

Following the Times report, Argento issued a statement, denying she ever had an inappropriate sexual relationship with Bennett. But she also admitted that Bourdain, afraid of “negative publicity,” personally paid out $380,000 to Bennett, whom she described as “this dangerous” person to make him leave them alone.

It’s not clear from the previews of “Roadrunner” how much the film deals with the sexual assault allegations against Argento. She also wasn’t interviewed for the film. “Roadrunner” opens in theaters this Friday.

The film’s director Morgan Neville told the Wall Street Journal: ‘I’m not saying (Argento) caused his suicide. Suicide is a private and I think selfish act.”

Neville said he was trying to “paint a picture” of the the different factors in Bourdain’s life at the time of his death. “There were many of them,” he explained, including in the way he had become “much more manic and much more depressive.”

But the film also addresses Argento as one of those “factors,” according to the Daily Beast. Bourdain’s musician friend Josh Homme said that Bourdain was actively searching for something “feral and wild” when he began dating Argento. The chef’s close friend Alison Mosshart, who fronts the band The Kills, revealed that Bourdain told her in an email that he knew his relationship with Argento would “end very, very badly.”

“The people in his life could see that he was falling in love and developing what seemed to be a singular focus on the Italian actress,” Wilstein added.

“Road Runner” shows that Bourdain believed that he had destroyed his relationship with his ex-wife and daughter. He also started talking about wanting to quit “Parts Unknown.” “It seems Bourdain was burning bridges left and right during this time,” Wilstein wrote.

One way Bourdain was apparently burning those bridges was by involving Argento in the production of “Parts Unknown.” He hired her to direct the show’s Hong Kong episode, which upset his long-time crew and “upended” a process for the show that “they had been perfecting for years,” Wilstein wrote.

Five days before his death, Bourdain was in France filming another episode. That’s when he became “furious” over tabloid photos that implied Argento was cheating on him with a French reporter, according to the documentary.

Bourdain didn’t leave a note when he died, but his “Parts Unknown” producer mentioned in the documentary that his final Instagram story made reference to a 1970 Italian crime thriller, “Violent City.” The film opens with paparazzi photos of a woman cheating on her husband, according to Wilstein. “I mean, it’s all there,” the producer, Helen Cho, said.

Days after Bourdain’s death, Argento’s sister in #MeToo activism, Rose McGowan, defended Argento and rebuked speculation that she and Bourdain were having relationship troubles prior to his suicide. In a letter released to the media with Argento’s permission, McGowan claimed that Argento and Bourdain served as each other’s rocks during their individual struggles with depression and suicidal thinking.

“And through a lot of this last year, Asia did want the pain to stop,” McGowan continued. “Thankfully, she did the work to get help, so she could stay alive and live another day for her and her children. Anthony’s depression didn’t let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice. His decision, not hers. His depression won.”

McGowan also addressed the tabloid photos that suggested that Argento was cheating on Bourdain with a French journalist. “Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony,” McGowan said.

But two months later, McGowan and Argento had a falling out over Jimmy Bennett’s allegations. Argento’s attorney subsequently admitted that there had been a sexual encounter but claimed that Bennett was the aggressor who assaulted Argento, CNN reported. 

In January, Argento made news again by alleging that “Fast and Furious” director Rob Cohen drugged and raped her during the filming of the 2002 film “xXx,” Variety reported. A representative of Cohen denied Argento’s assault accusation as “absolutely false.”


The MEETING of The MINDS !!!



The Late Great Robin Williams


Faced with a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

Robin Williams took his own Life

Many feel this is the case with Anthony Bourdain, and coupled with
a harsh break-up with girlfriend Asia Argento, which may have contributed
to Anthony feeling total despair. 

 God Bless Tony, he was truly loved by many. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fuck Political Correctness

"FUCK YOU" !!!

Johnny Cash

Folsom Prison


"Political Correctness is Ruining this Country"

I posted this on Facebook on June 4, 2017. I felt it then, and I largely feel it now. I'm tired of people trying to Shove Shit Down our throats, and we're supposed to accept it just because certain people say it, and they think everyone else has to feel the same as they do, and follow what the say. Not !!! Not me, nor millions of other, people who have Balls!

I'm not going to get into all The SHIT They're (The Media and Certain Groups) trying to shove down everyone's throats, and the Bullshit comments they make on whatever Bullshit Subject they're promoting, trying to put people down for not standing with them, and crying out their Bullshit Battle Cries. Fine, say the crap that you what, keep it to yourself and your followers, don't try shoving Crap down my throat, I don't impose my beliefs on you. I've got a Brain and great common-sense, unlike millions of morons out there with "Half a Brain" trying to tell other people what to do, what to say, and what-not. Not me. Fuck Off & Fuck Political Correctness, I follow good common sense and Facts, not a "Bunch of Bullshit."


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New Book by Anthony Bourdain




Anthony Bourdain

In front of Les Halles French Bistro

New York NY


The Book that Made TONY FAMOUS