The man admits he was a cocaine and heroin addict for a long time and then we spend years watching him travel all over the world getting drunk as fuck. Don’t be shocked folks. We all enjoyed watching him slowly kill himself every week. It’s one of the reasons we loved him. He was punk rock. He wanted to punch Guy Fieri in the face. We tuned in hoping we would get to see it.
Don’t be so naive. We love watching a car crash in slow motion and having it poetically narrated by the driver.
RIP Mr Bourdain. I will deeply miss you buying tacos off a truck in a dangerous neighborhood. I saw it coming and wish people in places of power did too.
Below, (photographer unknown, fair usage) shot of Anthony Bourdain
and Iggy Pop at the latter's Florida residence; plus one of Bourdain's favorite objects ever,
the Raw Power by Iggy and The Stooges Deluxe re-issue, as was featured in an article
in the Wall Street Journal about Bourdain's favorite things ever in his life.