But they will still live on for Mario Batali, as the crazy chef bought 200 pairs of his trademark squeakers when he heard the news. Talk about one major news flash that I just had to share. A prime example of why I keep my facebook account active so I can relish in important life updates like this. I truly have replaced my addiction to US Weekly with this online tabloid. It's as close as you can get to the Daily Prophet in real life. Just check out this epic picture of top chef sporting his rubber kicks in a classic squat pose. Don't get me wrong, I like Batali but in small doses and that orange isn't helping. I'm more of a Bourdain fan and when it comes to crocs I truly believe they only belong on the feet of little kids. Regardless, it's safe to say that for Batali, it seems orange is the new black.