He’s already coppin’ the tude.
Note to international readers: I have no idea how to translate this into any language.
But I think asking for autographs is so, so lame. It means that you will never, NEVER be able to mingle this person in any social context, like, should you happen to bump into him randomly in the library or something. You will forever mark yourself as a “fan.” Don’t do it!
My former boyfriend Gumbo Lambrusco had a better method for mingling. One time, he was in an elevator with that guy who played Kramer on Seinfeld. This was before his racist slurs were broadcast to the world. Anyway, because of the extreme tempurature changes from going outside of the elevator going in, Gumbo suffered from some minor digestational condition, and farted on the guy who played Kramer.
That is still a thousand times more cool than asking for someone’s autograph.