Actually the high hat is what Max drops on Julie Powell when she hangs in a buffalo stance. I am with Mr. Badthings on the shockingly incoherent thing, though I am historically more reluctant to take up the cudgels for Alice. There has got to be middle ground between homeschooled artisanal melons and Key Foods. Our survival depends on it--changing planes in Atlanta will make a believer out of you. Incidentally, hating on the Greenmarket has a long and storied history: archaeologists have uncovered cave paintings in the Palisades denigrating it as inconvenient and expensive, not to mention a Greenmarket-themed entry in the "Admit it, it sucks" columns in the late and grim days of Spy. Kind of nice to think of LaD carrying a torch passed to her by Joe Queenan.