Bourdain’s No Reservations and Parts Unknown are important in that they remind us to get out of our comfort zone.
They remind us that if we take the opportunity to travel and listen to someone else’s story, we will be better because of it.
They remind us that if we share a meal with someone we wouldn’t ordinarily share one with, we’ll find out we’re not so different from them.
Not so different at all.
In the end, it is wild to think that a food and travel series, with a free-spirited, renegade chef at the helm, would inspire so many people to travel and seek new adventures, but it has done just that.
And that is a pretty cool legacy to leave behind.
A couple of months ago, I was watching Anthony Bourdain’s show where he was in Argentina and on a psychologist’s couch.
He started going on about how he has recurring nightmares about being trapped in a hotel and not being able to escape.
He was saying that he traveled so much and, yet, felt lonely.
I remember thinking at the time, “Well, crap, if this guy with an unbelievably charmed life has issues, what hope do the rest of us have?”
But that’s just it, isn’t it? Not everything is how it appears to be. Very little is.
We are all fighting a battle.
Good night, sweet prince.
Jim Carrey’s Man on the Moon documentary on Netflix is pretty polarizing, but if you want to see what method acting looks like, watch it.
Jim Carrey is an insane genius and this documentary is equal parts fun and equal parts uncomfortable.
Fun and uncomfortable, just like life.
Downside: As we get older, time seems to fly by. It’s almost 2021 already.
Upside: Auld Lang Syne never gets old.
A lot of weird things have happened during our lifetime, but the one thing future generations will never believe is that Ralph Macchio was 23 years old during the filming of Karate Kid.
I’ll tell you what doesn’t get nearly enough love as it should – lemons. Think your water is boring?
It is, but add some lemon wedges and start living.
Think your poultry is bland? Squeeze some lemon on that bad boy and watch the girl of your dreams fall in love with you.
Thinking you need a cocktail? Grab some gin and lemons on the way home and drink your problems away.
Thinking of eating your shoe? Bet it tastes delicious with a little lemon.
Just heard a dance remix of Dolly Parton’s Jolene, so I’m pretty sure the end is near.
We had a good run.
The person who came up with the Spanish terms for the numbers 60 and 70 was clearly taking the piss, no? Sesenta and setenta? Are you serious?
I have to ask my mom to repeat herself every time.
You don’t know real struggle until it’s 148 degrees outside and you insist on drinking hot coffee because you like hot coffee.
Please keep me in your thoughts.
Our laptops and mobile phones are filled with thousands of bacterial genes and germs.
Clean your phones and laptops, and wash your hands before eating.
Don’t be dirty. Well, not THAT kind of dirty. p.s. want proof?
I’ve reached the point in my life where I say things like, “You youngins’ don’t know about real music” to no one in particular. No one else is even in the room.
Anyway, the point is You Make My Dreams by Darryl Hall and John Oates is an awesome song.
Truth. So much truth.
Aurora Borealis? At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen?
I may be a believer (theist), but I love listening to Christopher Hitchens speak on a variety of topics.
He was brilliant.
Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go For That just came on and, holy crap, the beginning of the track is Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. Never noticed that before.
Mind is blown.
Best inventions of the last 20 years:
If you don’t think Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved is one of the greatest songs ever, post your location.
I’m ready to fight you.
I don’t care how cool you think you are, you’ll never be as cool as David Lynch’s hair.
“The year is 4571. After World War XXIV, most of the human race has been wiped out. The remaining humans spend most of their day arguing about whether pineapple should go on pizza or not. We will settle this debate one day.”
Are the men in these photos just two happy dads proud of their kids?
Well, maybe, but that’s not the point. They happen to be two of the most infamous serial killers this country has ever seen — Gary Ridgway (Green River Killer) and Dennis Rader (BTK Killer).
Hey, people on Instagram Stories, no one is buying that you’re having soooooo much fun.
No one has that much fun all of the time. I am onto your fake fun.
I will secretly judge you from my couch. Ahem.