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    Tom Wolfe, Best-Selling Author And Genre-Breaking Journalist, Dies At 87


    https://www.npr.org/2018/05/15/47141...ist-dies-at-87

    In a career that spanned more than half a century, Tom Wolfe wrote fiction and non-fiction bestsellers including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Bonfire of the Vanities. Along the way, he created a new type of journalism and coined phrases that became part of the American lexicon. Wolfe died Monday in Manhattan. He was 87.

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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Not really a celebrity, but I thought this could go here.


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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Oh no. I watch his shows, I read his books. He was a total fucking asshole, but he was *our* asshole.

    He had a small child too.

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    Bourdain was an asshole with a good heart. I always figured being an asshole was sort of his defense mechanism. It's hard to be a softy when you notice all the cruel indifference around you.



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    I'm actually in tears, watched his shows for many, many years. I just don't understand why he would take his life. Especially now, that he has been such a rock for Asia Argento. Total state of disbelief.

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    What makes it extra hard when it's someone big in the kinds of media you follow is that you hear it and then it's just waves and waves of people all day. So there was the initial news breaking. Then the late sleepers find out. Then the central people, then the mountains. Soon the west coast people will be getting up. And then the Oceania/east Asia people who just went to bed and maybe missed it. When there's a big planned sporting event or awards show or great episode of of tv everyone's doing it at the same time so there's a big to-do all at once. Tons of tweets or posts or pictures. But something like this is just every 20 minutes someone wakes up and shares something raw and sad.

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    It should go without saying that the #MeToo movement is devastated. Bourdain was kind of the big brother of the movement; he would regularly (verbally) kick the shit out of people who went after his sisters. And, of course, everyone is worried about Asia. Case in point:

    But this is what I love. The wonderful journalist Ana Marie Cox, who is very open about her struggles with addiction and depression, told a story of how a stranger helped her when she was in a dark place. She invited people to share their similar stories, and boy, have they. This thread has helped me feel better today.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Anthony Bourdain’s 17 best Twitter burns.

    Some aren't that good (I blame the selector, not Bourdain), but some are great.


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    I’m doing a Kickstarter to buy Ted Cruz a Fleshlight


    Oh, and Morrissey said stupid trollish shit about #MeToo? This is Steve’s complete lack of surprise.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Boy oh boy do I agree with this take. I'm still sad today but reading a lot of kind stories and memories and people posting random excerpts and pics is nice.


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    ^ Amen. That was perfectly said.
    Last edited by BrotherNamedErised; 08-24-2018 at 06:22 PM.

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