All of our reasonable points about going notwithstanding, he isn't swayed.
"I don't want to get AR-15'ed," he said.
Every day, nationwide, teenagers who should be worrying about whether they put on deodorant and how to get through Algebra 2 are worried that any given event--in this case, one celebrating his and his classmates successes--
Meanwhile, kindergartners are singing nursery rhymes about how to behave during an active shooting crisis.
It feels like everything is cracking, from my heart, to my child, to the country, to the environment.
My heart shattered.
Because while everyone loved Anthony Bourdain for his straight-shooting take-no-prisoners style, many people do not personally identify as being LIKE him.
A razor tongue and a heart of raw, messy, very human love.
Because what many people who aren't on the margins assume about those of us who have been, is that because we're counter-culture we're feckless wankers. ominousrabbit.com/raoism/year-on…
Which is true. Make good trouble.
Anthony Bourdain was the best of the best, bringing his honesty and clear-eyed love of people to all of us.
Thwart these bastards with a golden heart and a gutter tongue. ominousrabbit.com/oldrabbits/the…
You lived and loved loudly and well. May we follow in your footsteps as best we can.