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Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Post by Warren » 08 Jun 2018, 09:59

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Post by JasonL » 08 Jun 2018, 10:26

One of my influences to be sure. Not the snarky being a jerk thing but the way he saw and storytold about culture and the responsibility to experience things - how food is a lens for that.

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Post by Warren » 08 Jun 2018, 10:42

JasonL wrote:
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One of my influences to be sure. Not the snarky being a jerk thing but the way he saw and storytold about culture and the responsibility to experience things - how food is a lens for that.
I mostly saw him as the culinary adventurer. When I did see the snarky jerk come out, it was in response to pretentiousness and pomposity. The people he was a jerk to earned the jerk.
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Post by dead_elvis » 08 Jun 2018, 12:37

JasonL wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 10:26
the way he saw and storytold about culture and the responsibility to experience things - how food is a lens for that.
This. His emphasis on eating the peasant food as a reflection of the culture wherever you are traveling. It seems kind of obvious now but I don't think many people were pushing that angle when he started.
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Post by Jennifer » 08 Jun 2018, 14:55

He's where I learned that, when you praise a sushi chef, you don't talk about the quality of the fish (which the chef had nothing to do with); instead, you rave about the rice.

His daughter must be heartbroken. Bad enough for anyone to lose a presumably loving parent; worse to lose a parent when you're that young, and losing a parent to suicide must be hardest of all.
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Post by Jasper » 08 Jun 2018, 16:33

Yeah, this one was out of left field. Shocking.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 08 Jun 2018, 16:40

Well, damn.
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Post by Kwix » 08 Jun 2018, 16:46

nicole wrote:
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Anthony Bourdain
God dammit.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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Across the world grieving fans look to the empty sky and cry to an absent God: "Why couldn't it have been Guy Fieri?"
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Post by Warren » 14 Jun 2018, 18:16

People speaking kindly of the dead whom they cursed in life is a pet peeve of mine.
But damn. What purpose did that serve?
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Post by Jennifer » 14 Jun 2018, 18:19

Warren wrote:
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People speaking kindly of the dead whom they cursed in life is a pet peeve of mine.
But damn. What purpose did that serve?
Letting the world know what a shit their mother was. Sounds like they needed the catharsis.
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Post by Solitudinarian » 17 Jun 2018, 00:52

RIP, Matt “Guitar” Murphy.
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Post by nicole » 21 Jun 2018, 20:43

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Post by JasonL » 21 Jun 2018, 22:55

Wut?

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Jake wrote:
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Koko.
Dang. I assumed he passed away long ago. Must have lived to a ripe old age for a gorilla.
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Post by dead_elvis » 27 Jun 2018, 17:18

The Jackson family patriarch Joe.
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Post by dead_elvis » 28 Jun 2018, 16:36

Role model for how to properly be a crank Harlan Ellison.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 28 Jun 2018, 22:04

One can only hope Locus can get everyone writing a remembrance of him to tell anecdotes that involve Ellison, but are actually about the writers themselves.
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Post by Andrew » 28 Jun 2018, 23:51

Maybe his estate can manage to get Last Dangerous Visions published.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 28 Jun 2018, 23:59

Andrew wrote:
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Maybe his estate can manage to get Last Dangerous Visions published.
Hopefully with the editing finished up by Brandon Sanderson rather than Kevin J. Anderson.
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Post by Andrew » 29 Jun 2018, 13:50

Eric the .5b wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 23:59
Andrew wrote:
28 Jun 2018, 23:51
Maybe his estate can manage to get Last Dangerous Visions published.
Hopefully with the editing finished up by Brandon Sanderson rather than Kevin J. Anderson.
Given the number of stories allegedly involved (based on the Christopher Priest writeup from the 90s), I think it'd have to be ebook-only at this point. Still, I'd pay 10 or 15 bucks for a mega ebook. Especially if the intro for each story consisted of nothing but the year Harlan bought the story and the year of the writer's death.

Related, today I read the Gay Talese article about Sinatra where Harlan refused to take any shit from him.
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