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Old 06-08-2018, 05:27 PM
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My reaction to the Kate Spade news was, “That’s too bad.” It sucks whenever anyone ends their life, especially when they’ve got a thirteen-year-old daughter. But it didn’t ruin my whole day.

Waking up to the Bourdain news has ruined my whole day. As one of the tweets I saw in response to his death pointed out, he was one of the few celebrities that seemed to spend his whole career trying to teach Americans not to be afraid of other people. We needed that more now than ever. I’m unaccountably shaken by this.

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I'm kinda of two minds, one is that I hope things are better for him, but also that as a public figure part of your duty is to endure the shit hole and give us hope. As someone who has been all not to recently suicidal and has had friends die of suicide, even if I feel I have no friends, family, connections, the pain caused is still too great. Suicide is the best preventer of suicide around. So my thoughts are really that hopefully this impacted someone realizing they impact others.
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as a 50 something woman with a 13 year old kid, I'm impacted by Kate Spade, who was a nice person who designed useful and pretty women's clothing. I can tell you right now, useful women's clothing is as rare as hen's teeth and impacts us in many ways, economically and practically.

as someone who loves food and culture Anthony Bourdain impacted in other ways, celebrity chefs and culinary schools are still rather rare and new. Food is (as a cultural anthropologist) one of the best ways to understand, without appropriating another person's culture.

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RIP Matt "Guitar" Murphy, who for decades was one of the best blues guitarists in the business.

He labored largely in obscurity, but got some popular recognition in the 70s as part of the Dan Aykroyd/John Belushi Blues Brothers band, which was actually loaded with first-rate musicians.

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