Note: Different haircut, same chutzpah:
STUDY CLAIMS: Confident, resilient, self-reliant kids grow up to be liberals; Whiny children: conservatives...
Del Posto is both cavernous and opulent; it cost something like $12 million. But since it began serving meals in December, the place has been threatened by jaded Manhattanites skeptical of the valet parking (real New Yorkers walk), by restaurant critics who seem eager to see Batali finally stumble and by its own landlord, who is trying to close the place and evict its owners. I haven’t even gotten to the part where the Hudson River flooded Del Posto....
Batali and the other Del Posto principals....had never attempted something quite so spectacular as Del Posto. They knew they needed media attention, and they allowed a Food Network crew to visit the building site repeatedly. According to the show that resulted—Mario, FULL BOIL which aired February 18—construction was delayed interminably because engineers trying to lay the restaurant’s foundation dug themselves into the Hudson River. Water soaked the site for weeks.
As he bounded onto the stage in his traditionally downscale attire -- jeans, an untucked Hawaiian shirt, and blue blazer -- he got a rock star reception. "Oh, stop it," he shouted, and then, pointing to his black sneakers, joked that he had dressed up for the occasion.
But when he began talking about animated films, the mood was half comedy show, half revival meeting. "Quality is a great business plan," Lasseter said to more cheering.
And the applause got louder when the former guide on Disneyland's Jungle Cruise announced that he will also be designing rides for Disney's theme parks. "I will make rides that you will want to get back on as soon as you get off, no matter how long the line," he promised.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! God help us all. The sky has opened, Beezlebub has dumped his infernal payload of obvious evil on an unsuspecting Earth. Life as we know it is over. Drive to the desert and start a new civilization, hoping that our horrible, horrible mistakes will not be repeated. This is the end, friends. See you in Hell.
WORST. OSCARS. EVER.
She bravely pulled herself together and somehow resurrected the elegant skater who had started the evening in first place. Still, she left the ice too numb even to cry, convinced her dream of an Olympic medal was over. But Olympic figure skating is a daunting business—"not like getting churros at Disneyland," Cohen said afterward.
INT. Production Office - Day
Producer: Hey, can you recut Act 3 again?
Me: Hey, this ain't buyin' churros at Disneyland!
EXT. PARK - Day
Hot Dog Vender: $2, sir
Me: This is so not like getting churros at Disneyland.
INT. Bedroom - Night
Me: Whaddaya think I am, a churro stand at Disneyland?
INT. Gowanus Apartment - DAY
Me: Fuck, this place is disgusting, you should clean up.
Me: Hey! Lay off, man! Swiffing is not like getting churros at Disneyland.
EXT. Disneyland - Day - 2019
Jefferson: Daddy, can I have a churro?
The chef Mario Batali was seated before a small table covered in white linen, speaking face-forward to a television camera, one afternoon this past winter.
“We’re shooting to make Del Posto a four-star restaurant in New York City,” he said in the deliberate, teacherly tone he has perfected as a television chef, preparing the footage that would serve as an introduction to Mario, Full Boil, a documentary special for the Food Network about his latest restaurant venture.