Did you think that Mario Batali, mega-successful chef, host of The Chew, pro-choice supporter, and Croc enthusiast, was going to let something like the thoughtful discontinuation of terrible nightmare-orange Crocs knock him off his terrible nightmare-orange Croc game? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This guy eats problems like the discontinuation of his nightmare-orange colored Crocs FOR BREAKFAST! (Just kidding, I bet he eats delicious breakfast pasta.) From Details, via Uproxx:
Details: Ever gonna give up the Crocs?
Mario Batali: Got something better?
Details: How many pairs do you own now?
Mario Batali: Probably 30. I just ordered 200 more because they’re about to take orange out of the field. They made a special run for me before they retired the color.
Details: How do you feel about that?
Mario Batali: They’re gonna stop the Mario Batali orange! It’s preposterous! But they’re doing pretty well without me. Nothing lasts forever, baby.
Hahaha. Exactly the way the word “preposterous” is intended to be used. Actually, I think along with the addition of adding “selfie,” this year the OED is changing the definition of “preposterous” to “When the company that makes Crocs discontinues the awful orange color they used to make.” Very specific, but at least people won’t get confused! MARIO BATALI, YOU STAY HARD ON YOUR CROC GAME! YOU GOT THIS! #200CROCS