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Novak, Mayo, Mariotti, McDonalds: Today's Fine Lines

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Jul 23, 2008 6:42PM

Photo by Brian Hagy

"He's not dead, that's the main thing." —Bob Novak, who's having the worst week ever, on the pedestrian he hit this morning. Also, Novak drives a black Corvette. [Trib]

"It's not as if there was a Moses of mayonnaise who handed down the first jar." — John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. This whole article is a treat. [Trib]

"I can't wait to see chairman Crane Kenney, on behalf of GM Jim Hendry, try to explain this unexpected financial hit to Tribune Co. boss Sam Zell. In Zell's slash-and-burn world, $500,000 equals the heads of 10 sports writers at Tribune prices." — Jay Mariotti [S-T]

"Whew! They don't do anything like that at my local McDonald's—or in downtown Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, I suspect. But I digress." — Greg Hinz [Crain's]