Talks with Bourdain
Here are a few talks I did with Bourdain in the Cayman Islands during the Cayman Cookout. I am not really an “interviewer” – so I don’t really know what I am doing. Other “press” (which I am not) seem to ask him completely boring questions like “What is your favorite meal” or “If you could live in one country and eat its food for the rest of your life, which one?” These questions to me are extremely banal. So, I wanted to make better questions. I don’t think I did, at all… I kinda tried. I did come up with some NEW questions after the interview, but now I can’t ask them any more.
Hey! I'm here with Anthony Bourdain at the Cayman Cookout! I've decided to ask him Really Weird Questions. I'm a curious cat, so I thought about getting deep and philosophical right away. I have a feeling that he'll be into them. I also have a feeling they will be Really Stupid Questions and he may just smoothly climb a palm tree to exit the scene. We'll see. Where are you watching from? Tell us in the comments! #rcmemories #caymancookout #caymanislands #grandcayman
Posted by Trey Ratcliff on Friday, January 12, 2018
Daily Photo – Sorry to see this guy go
Man I still can't figure out why Bourdain committed suicide. I have a theory on it, but it's just a working theory. Maybe I'll talk about it on an upcoming show I do with Gino Barassa. We both got to hang out with him on the Cayman Islands. I got a lot of very nice emails from friends after his passing. That was very nice… but it wasn't like I was best friends with Anthony or anything. We just kinda hung out, like he does with a lot of people. Also, I wasn't too surprised his net worth after passing was less than $2 million. I think many people reach a point where they are not materialistic (I'm certainly that way), so he saw no need to hoard a lot of cash and assets.
As far as the suicide, I know the press is saying that he was infatuated with his girlfriend and something went awry there that caused the suicide. But I don't subscribe to that theory because that happens all the time to millions of people around the world, and they rarely result in suicide, especially for intellectuals. So, I'll share my theory as soon as it matures a little.
Anyway, here's my last photo of Tony.