Bad cops like falafel, but Batman gets free hot dogs

And … I’m moved in. And since I’m still unpacking and sorting and arranging, I’ll make my first post from my new home a light one.

Click here to read a really great interview with Christian Bale in Details.

What he said about wishing he could share the The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger upon its July debut broke my heart in half.

But this part made me smile:

Has starring in a blockbuster had any noticeable impact on your personal life?
I was at the Science Museum in London with my daughter and some of her friends, and they wanted hot dogs. And so I went up to a hot-dog stand and I said, “Can I have three hot dogs?” They said, “I’m sorry, we’re closed.” And so I started walking away. And then one of them said, “Excuse me, are you Batman?” And I said, “Well, I play Batman.” And they said, “Well, here’s three hot dogsā€”on the house.” That’s pretty remarkable, isn’t it?

There’s an awesome hot dog place down the street from my new place; I’ll have to try that trick.

“Excuse me, are you the guy who blogs about Batman?”

And they’ll give me a free Big Buck.

That’s a quarter-pound all-beef Vienna dog with chili below and cole slaw on top, all wrapped in a poppy-seed bun.

I had one the other day.

Pure heaven.


Christian Bale is awesome, but we all knew that already, didn’t we?

As I get back into the swing of things this month, expect some big Batman essays, including a breakdown ofthis ridiculously amazing nugget of goodness.