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Monday, January 28

If you want an autograph from Mario, wait

I love this quote from Mario Batali from today's Washington Square News:

"I'm happy to sign autographs and do all of that, but there are times when I'm just trying to eat breakfast with my kids and the person I ask to wait for an autograph calls me an asshole. I'm not going to go off, though, like some celebrities, and punch a paparazzo or anything."

Mario took some time off to talk to students of the class, "Celebrity: A Cultural and Historical Exploration of Modern Fame" at his restaurant Otto.

And while he may lament the change in the network's new focus on fast & easy, Mario seems to be able to recognize the positive:

"At the end of the day, I'm happy to have anyone cook anything - I'm more against Arby's and McDonald's than people who cut corners and whatever to get dinner on the table."

[Photo via Washington Square News]

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At 1/28/2008 10:35 AM , Anonymous Alec Smart said...

How dare you take down my posts.

Hey Addict, are you another Internet slacker that thinks they can get rich by doing a blog and selling pitiful ad space ?

Get a life. You proably cannot make peanut butter sandwiches without fucking them up.

At 1/28/2008 11:02 AM , Blogger jacob said...

Ummmm... I didn't take anything down, nor do I hardly ever.

You're nuts.

At 1/28/2008 11:13 AM , Anonymous brycer m. said...

Actually the line is, "You could fuck up a baked potato." David Mamet wrote that line and it appeared in the movie Homicide.

I can't get into Mario. Did you read "Heat?" I thought he came off like a sexist jerk.

At 1/29/2008 12:15 PM , Anonymous Jeff said...

Maybe Mario should do what Steve Martin has done for years...handed people who ask for an autograph a preprinted card featuring his signature and the legend(IIRC)"you have just had an intimate encounter with a celebrity." (Of course, people are probably laughing so hard at this they forget all about asking again.)

At 1/29/2008 6:35 PM , Blogger Gags said...

Great post! Mario is one of the few celebrities with class! I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work!


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