Gawker
Date: 2012-03-15
Author: Maureen O'connor

Article Mentions
Author, Maureen O'connor
Mentioned, David Lynch
Mentioned, The New York Times
After one week of viral stardom Marilyn Hagerty, the 85-year-old North Dakota restaurant critic famous for her polite review of the local Olive Garden, is rebelling against her new fanbase of disaffected New Yorkers. Have we pushed our beloved Marilyn too far? In New York to review the Times Square Olive Garden and Le Bernadin, Marilyn published a letter to her sister Shirley in home newspaper The Grand Forks Herald. In it, Marilyn recalls the day "the whole world went crazy," when she became famous: When the Village Tattler or whatever called from New York, I didn't understand who they were. I didn't understand that I had gone viral. I didn't know that meant it was like hits on the Internet. That's some intense Midwestern passive-aggressio...(read more)
... After one week of viral stardom Marilyn Hagerty, the 85-year-old North Dakota restaurant critic famous for her polite review of the local Olive Garden, is rebelling against her new fanbase of disaffected New Yorkers. Have we pushed our beloved Marily ...


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