Patton Oswalt dines at Salt, invites John Waters to meet him

  • Patton Oswalt wanted to dine with John Waters Sunday night.
Patton Oswalt wanted to dine with John Waters Sunday night. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun )
September 22, 2014|By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun

Everyone wanted to hang out with John Waters this week.

First the members of Future Islands spent time with the Baltimore filmmaker before they played at Hampdenfest Saturday. 

Then Patton Oswalt invited him for a drink Sunday.

The comedian posted this message on Twitter:

"Hey John Waters: I'm at Salt on Pratt St. in Butcher's Hill. I'll be here for the next hour. Drop in, I'll buy you a Clear Eye Susan."

Waters likes to push boundaries in his work, but when it comes to social networking, he likes to do it the old-fashioned way -- in person. 

But Rachel Whang, the co-owner of Atomic Books, spotted Oswalt's tweet and passed the message along to Waters.

The filmmaker wrote back a message for her to pass along to Oswalt, although it ran a little over 140 characters:

"Hi patton- I'm not on twitter but lots told me your message but too late. I'm in middle of dinner- plan ahead! I like that restaurant- can we have a rain date? Oh- way too long a message I guess..JW."

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