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The landlords are little bald men with small penises who live in Greenwich. We're never going to leave, and they're never going to come in my restaurant.

That's superchef Mario Batali, talking about the Meatpacking District's Del Posto and his ongoing dispute with the space's landlords. So OK, one can understand Batali's dismissal of "little" and even "bald" (though he's fated to lose that battle himself), and any man who advocates penis pistol-whipping and dropping in on Courtney Love might also disrespect the small wang. But "live in Greenwich"? Does Mario know that's the hometown of his resto co-owner Joseph Bastianich? And Bastianich is indeed bald. Draw your own conclusions.

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