Anthony Bourdain is playing a dangerous game.
The celebrity chef subbed for Piers Morgan on CNN, and he asked David Simon, creator of "The Wire," to appear for a segment on addiction. Simon doesn't usually do talking heads, but, he writes on his blog, his old friend offered him a special enticement: cronuts.
Simon schlepped up from Baltimore and he and the New York Times' David Carr did the segment, but afterward there was nary a hybrid pastry to be found. When Carr demanded his cronut fee, a producer admitted they only had enough for the audience.
”My agent negotiated a cronut. I say this with all sincerity: I am here for the cronut,” Simon says Carr announced.
Eventually, a handler scared up a quarter of a cronut for the men to share between them, but Simon is far from satisfied. "Tony Bourdain, you lying sonofab--, you owe me a motherf--ing cronut," he declared.
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Hey, that sucks, but these guys are rich and famous. Their lack of cronut access is nothing compared to us plebes. We are the 99 percent. Let us eat cronuts.