Saturday, March 20, 2010
Before we launch into Mr. HOBG's story, we would like to begin with a word on cross-cultural relations. (And don't worry, we're working on an entire series of "Adventures in Interracial Dating." It's just too glorious to release so soon. Until then, we tease with HOBG.)
So we're sure you've already suspected, but we use the word "dating" loosely here. Honestly, they don't call it Jungle Fever for nothing. Knowhaimsayin? And while plenty of healthy relationships result from mixed-skin hookin' it, we're fairly certain it never starts with the thought, 'Wow, this person has so many interesting things to say.' At least we're not all that interested in talking.
Now, for those of you who are already offended and reeling with rebuttals involving the words "wild generalizations," we present this universal truth: Black guys love them some ample white bitches, and hyper-educated white dudes die for...well, really any kind of Asian ass. Stereotypical, yes; incorrect, no. Just try and argue us.
We're sure you've ALSO suspected, but we're fairly experienced in this. And no we're not the Asians.
So there's that. B and W openly support a love of the darkness. Not in the trashy-white-girls-trying-too-hard-to-be-ghetto-therefore-exclusively-date-black-guys kind of way but in the super-awkward-white-girls-that-thankfully-realize-black-guys-are-amazing-in-bed-DUHHHH kind of way.
Enter HOBG: Hot Office Black Guy
Again, before you get all politically correct on our ass, please recognize that these are all truths. This man is indeed hot and indeed black. And due to the face that W works for a major media company overrun—like all major media companies these days—with boring white women, the moment she first laid eyes on HOBG in all his Tyrese-but-professional yumminess she declared him Hot Office Black Guy.
W encounters HOBG on pretty much an hourly basis each workday. But rarely if ever does she hold a conversation. Unfortunately she just so happens to sit right next to a main printer in her office, and he just so happens to print entirely too much. EVERY fucking day she nervously pretend to type as a chocolate Adonis clad in turquoise sweaters strides past. It's more than a girl can handle.
First Actual Conversation
It's a typically brutal January morning in New York, yet W gets her ritualistic Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. (Shut up. It's delicious and she would rather suffer arctic hypothermia than start a day without it.) Well, this particular morning, the newbie at DD hasn't quite learned her precise amount of desired milk, so W stops by the office kitchen for a splash more. As she approaches she sees HOBG casually leaned against the counter top, stirring his own coffee. Slowly his clean-shaved head lifts to reveal an abso-fucking-lutely brilliant white smile. W loses any and all bodily fluid at this point.
He lets out a faint chuckle and says, "Iced coffee? Bold."
W pours her milk and half speaks into the refrigerator, "Yeah, I just really like iced coffee." (Trust us, this conversation was in fact as boring in person as it is here.)
"You don't get weird looks on the street?" he continues. (Again, enthralling.)
"Oh sure, all the time." She pauses, then says the following before even remotely thinking ahead of herself, "But sometimes I see someone else with an iced coffee, and we both nod and acknowledge each other. It's like our street cred."
WHY WOULD YOU EVER SAY THAT?!?!?!
TO A BLACK MAN?!?!?!
Laughter explodes out of HOBG, and he exits the kitchen, shaking his head in amusement. W faints into the refrigerator in embarrassment. And the rest is to be continued later.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
6:09 pm: Anna Kendrick and her small head are here. And she's wearing a flesh-colored dress. "Pink it is!" she tells Seacrest. Wait, her head might be smaller than Seacrest himself.
6:11 pm: Heyyyyy Monique. B: God, I love a big, black woman. W: Ew, but she just referened Soul Plane. Please redeem yourself soon.
6:19 pm: We have no words for Mariah Carey. She literally rendered us speechless. No, here's a word - moo. Wow, did she eat Nick Cannon? If so, it went all to her neck(s). Nope, there he is! HE JUST GRABBED HER BOOB. Can someone please call Child Protective Services?
6:25 pm: Zoe Saldana, we've loved you since Center Stage. We always knew you'd beat that blonde bitch with "bad feet".
6:27 pm: Why does Nicole Richie look like the landlord's wife from Three's Company?!
6:35 pm: Vera Formagggiwhatsyourname? Zzzzzzz...
6:38 pm: Damn that Ryan Reynolds is a tall drink of Canadian moonshine. Mlamlamlamla.
6:42 pm: B: IS THAT KEANU REEVES??!?!?! W: No, that's Tom Ford, dumbass.
6:49 pm: We want to look half as hot as Siggy Weave now, let alone at 60 or however old she is.
6:50 pm: W: Ew, Tarantino's girlfriend is atrocious! B: THAT'S KRUGER! (roles, reversed)
Apologies for the break. Needed to inhale Chinese Mexican food. Here's a quick recap of what happened while we scarfed: Sandy, we are obsessed with you and your husband and the fact that your dog's name is Cinnabun (oh right, and that he was found, but mostly for its name).
7:04 pm: Seyfriend, we're disgusted, and you just compared your dress to cellophane. Thank you for writing that for us.
7:05 pm: McGraw, there's a reason you always wear sunglasses. Take a hint.
7:08 pm: Did Seacrest just say the word "taint" around Gyylleennhhaaaall? Easy, tiger.
7:13 pm: Miley, stop trying to show your collarbones. Trust us, they're there.
7:15 pm: COLLECTIVE GAAAAAAASP. Holy fucking shit, SJP, we LOVE YOUUUUUU! Everyone, stop what you're doing and LOOK AT HER! The bun, the makeup, THE DRESS! Amazing. Unreal. Perfect.
7:17 pm: Sneak shot at Clooney getting out of car...is that a mullet we see?!
7:18 pm: Kathryn Bigelow, director of Hurt Locker. Bigelow is right - she is towering over the Sea! Lourve it.
7:20 pm: WHAT IS THERON WEARING OVER HER BOOOOBS?! Did someone take a bridesmaid dress and hot-glued rosettes to the lady-parts? And red lipstick with purple satin? We love that you take risks, but no j'adore, mi amor.
Bottle #1 down. The next wine was purchased solely because it's called "King Shag". You're welcome.
7:26 pm: B just glazed her seat. Enter Matt Damon.
7:28 pm: And now Firth? W is officially incapacitated. Wait, now Bateman?! STOP THE MADNESS.
7:29 pm: Shankman might be a fourth of Latif's size. B: Why is she here? Did she do something for Precious? W: Why, because she's black? B: Uh, yeah. Not even accidentally racist.
7:34 pm: Of course, J-Ho is here. And of course, she's wearing a dress the size of Yankee Stadium. Pretty sure she could swaddle Marc Anthony in that thing...like a bebe.
7:38 pm: Keanue Reeves seriously needs to tell his publicist to stand the FUCK out of the shot! That horribes checkered coat and manila envelope are distracting us.
7:41 pm: Did Seacrest just ask for a "wide angle" when Sibide walked up????
7:42 pm: RDJ is ROCKING that blue bowtie. We have nothing funny to say, just that we adore him.
7:49 pm: We literally just fell asleep listening to Gerard Butler. NEXT.
7:50 pm: BATEMAN! BATEMAN! BATEMAN!
7:51 pm: Sandy's dress is one-shoulder?!?!?! Stop making us love you.
Editorial Side Note: We're sorely disappointed in the lack of creativity and color on the red carpet. SO VANILLA. All we see is red, blue and monochromes. SNORE. Can a sister get a statement necklace or something? Where are Jolie's emeralds when we need them?
8:00 pm: Annnnnd now to ABC.
8:02 pm: Kathy Ireland? Really?! What dumbfuck network exec thought that that'd be a good idea?
8:09 pm: HD cameras are not a girl's best friend.
8:11 pm: OUR EARS ARE BLEEDING. Someone please tackle Ireland.
8:16 pm: First time either of us have seen trailer for Remember Me. Pants, gelled.
8:19 pm: Whoopi for Poise? EW.
8:28 pm: So happy the ABC preshow is over. That was ROUUUUUGHHHH.
8:30 pm: Snnnnnnooozy show opener. Where are Baldwin and Martin? Our daddy issues do NOT like to wait!
8:31 pm: DOOOOOOOOOOOOGIE! And a kick line? Fuck, we're dying!
8:32 pm: Wait, Baldwin and Martin aren't a part of the musical number? Wahhhh. We're bored. Billy Crystal and Hugh Jackman would have never allowed this.
8:39 pm: Yessssss a reference to The Jerk! Okay Martin, you're back...for now.
8:44 pm: Not sure what to think of that opener. Mildly amusing but disappointing.
8:45 pm: Goddamn, we want to bone Penelope Cruz. Liiiiike now.
8:48 pm: REYNOLDSSSSS. Isn't it in his contract to be shirtless in all public appearances? Isn't it? WHY AREN'T YOU SHIRTLESS?
8:56 pm: Diaz, you so crazy (and drunk).
8:58 pm: Awwwww, Ed Asner. Thanks for reminding us that old people are adorable. We tend to forget.
9:00 pm: I'm sorry, is it JUNIOR PROM?! Cyrus with Seyfriend need to go.
9:04 pm: Go T Bone, it's your birthday.
9:18 pm: MOLLY RINGWALD?!?!?!
9:20 pm: Wow, Ringwald is tweaking. No really, she's on drugs. Look at Broderick's face! He's scared. And so are we.
9:23 pm: HUGHES MONTAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have no words. Except that our hearts were just ripped to shreads. Seriously, it's hard to shut us up. And it just happened.
9:26 pm: Followed by a flash to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman? Huh? "They call me...Kitty Cat." (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)
9:30 pm: Remind us of the point of short films?
9:35 pm: That random woman is totally Kanye-ing Prudence's moment. Aaaawkward.
9:36 pm: Announcer: This is the first Oscar nomination for (can't remember his name). B: Of course it is. He directed a short. It's not like he's a real director. Eat my shorts.
9:39 pm: Wait, we just realized the Blunt is not present! Where are you Blunt?!?!
9:41 pm: W: Mmmm...Quinto in Spock ears. Yes, please. (Is that gross? Have we just divulged too much?)
9:57 pm: Hooray Monique!
9:59 pm: B: Tyler Perry is at the Oscars? House of PAYYYYYNE. W: Madea Goes To JAIL!
It is becoming increasingly hard to type. And distractions like Javier Bardem, Madea and the prospect of SJP after the break, are making us weary. Too drunk to function.
10:09 pm: Tom Ford and SJP together?! OUR BRAINS JUST EXPLODED.
10:11 pm: Costume designer - bitch. We were raving about you owning that dress until you opened your fucking mouth.
10:20 pm: K.Stew, we simply haven't the energy to expend on you.
10:22 pm: Wow, montages are killing tonight. Haha, get it? Horror movie montage? Killer?
Bottle #2 just clinked in the trash. Moving on to Porsecco!
10:28 pm: W desperately thinking of a way to make fun of Elizabeth Banks when it flashes to video of the scientific awards. B: Aww look how cute and Asian they are!
10:36 pm: James Cameron's wife looks so malnourished. And can people stop kissing his ass? Please and thanks. Bigelow will prevail!
10:37 pm: Demi enters stage left. B: Goddamn, you femmebot. You're not aging at all! And you're boning Ashton. You win at life. Demi: Blah blah, something about shooting from behind. W: You said behind.
10:38 pm: Moment of silence.
10:45 pm: This random Avator hottie has to stand like four feet from J-Ho. Her dress is taking over!
10:47 pm: DANCE NUMBER!
10:48 pm: Sweet Jesus, we love a good musical interlude. Seriously we were bitching earlier about this broadcast having no Beyonce-sung nominated songs, but this totally makes up for it.
10:52 pm: W: Dude, Clooney is wasted. I totally want to fuck him. (significant pause) B: Against a wall.
10:54 pm: Cooper in a tux! And I jiiiiizzzz in ma pants. Sing it with us.
11:02 pm: DAMON AGAIN! B is literally losing her mind. B: I would let him do terrible things to me. Illegal things. I would let him fuck me in the armpit. Twice.
11:06 pm: Tyler Perry (still) in da house!! B: Is he gay? W: Ummm...look at him. He's smizing.
11:07 pm: Tyler Perry WILL NOT STOP. B: What a bossy mother fucker. He's talking to us like we don't know what a film editor is. W: Exactly. Don't act like your above us. I can do bad all by myself.
11:10 pm: They should just call this The Hurt Locker and Avatar 82.
11:10 pm: B: KEANU UHHHHH. I love you in Speed annnnd Sweet November!
11:22 pm: Super random toilet paper commercial comes on. B: Are you a top or a bottom? W nearly spits Prosecco everywhere. B: No really, are you an over or an under?
11:25 pm: Tim Robbins, we don't care if your last wife is 75. You're single now and we waaaaaannnnnt it.
11:28 pm: Close shot to Clooney. And he's totally reminiscing of nailing Farmiga. You know it happened.
11:31 pm: B: Farrell is perma-90s. Get your fucking hair cut, you weirdo. You're so Nirvana, all the time. STOP IT.
11:35 pm: WE LOVE YOU, BRIDGES! W: You said "groovy." B: Cause he's The Dude!
11:41 pm: Forest Whitaker directed Hope Floats?! HOW DID WE NOT KNOW THAT?
11:49 pm: Sandy, you're so fucking gracious. We will always love you...and your crazy crying chopper husband.
11:55 pm: EAT IT, CAMERON!!! You dump a bitch, and she will HAUNT your ass!
12:00 am: Bigelow! Locker! SUCK IT, AVATAR!
Annnnnnd they ended it with the score from FAME. Night complete.
B has been dating G for three months, and while she continues to see him, she's not entirely convinced if she likes him or not. A perfect summary, as told by B Friday morning: "G was super annoying last night, and I was thinking to myself how much I dislike him. But then he gets all snuggly, and I'm like, dammit, I'm a whore."
B: Okay, so I maaaaay or may not have a date with a boy who is not G tomorrow night.
B: No, I feel bad.
W: Don't feel bad. I mean, you guys haven't exactly had the "exclusive" talk right? Regardless of whatever creepy things he says to you.
B: No, but I feel like it's unsaid, and I'm a cheetah.
W: Meh, I say get yours.
B: OMG, I'm a cheating douche bag. :-( :-( EV-IL.
W: I seriously don't think so. Your heart is not with G.
B: It's with him a little bit. I do really like G. I just can't NOT explore.
W: I think you have to do this to know at the very least.
B: ALSO. This new guy wants to go ice-skating (Obviously it's a first date, and he doesn't know I have the energy of a house cat) OUTDOORS. What if there's a run-in cheaters-style? I'm scurrred.
W: Risk it, bitch!
B: Wait. To make it worse I'm staying at G's tonight so I can't even shower before the date, and I'll have my overnight bag WITH ME. Bruuuuuuuts.
B: I know. I feel like I should cancel.
W: Hahaha, I kinda love it.
B: Really? You honestly don't think I should cancel. When I'll be all shack-ridden from the night before. I mean, let's be real. It's a little gross.
W: It's a little hilarious.
B: Ugh. I guess that's why the beauty overlords created dry shampoo…and Mexican showers.
W: How often do you stay at G's? And vice versa?
B: Sweet baby Jesus, strawberry cheesecake yogurt is delectable. Sorry, what? Oh, I stay there a couple times a week and usually a weekend night (whore).
B: Yeah. See? We're dating.
W: Eh, I'm never all that committed, so I'm like go for it!
B: Me neither, and clearly I'm not good at it. Nasty hookers x 2.
W: JUST DO IT for fuck's sake.
B: Ugh, will the ice-skate lockers have room for my whorey overnight bag? Probably not. These are the things I think about. OMG, I have visions of like birth control falling out of my bag, and G just showing up and running onto the ice. WHY CAN'T WE JUST GET DRUNK INDOORS?
W: Suck it up and enjoy a new boy.
B: Yeah, I don't know why I'm worried. I'm basically a professional sketchball when it comes to this crap. Ever since I was a youngin.
W: That's the B I know and love.
B: I've been hookin it on the down low since I was 16. Why stop now?
Text message follow-up.
Friday, 8:42 pm
B: Been sitting outside waiting in the cold for half an hour. FYL.
Saturday, 10:48 am
W: iiiiiimgonna need a recap asap.
Saturday, 11:42 am
B: Haaa he finally showed up. But I’m sticking with G for now, I think.
Was new boy inordinately lame? Or do we have honest-to-God beating hearts? We'll never tell...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We did not choose this. We did not willingly agree to become angry, scathing, acerbic assholes. It just happened. New York happened. And boys happened. And work happened. And getting royally shit on everyday happened.
And therefore, we cannot be held responsible for our actions.
They say Manhattan is the center of the world. Well, the world is harsh fucking place. So it naturally follows suit that this gem of an epicenter lives up to the title...by regularly acting like a trashy little cunt. She's that girl at the bar: an enigma in sequins, equal parts alluring and dangerous. She's gorgeous, thrilling and definitely worth plowing through your paycheck on $15 cocktails. But then you get her home and realize she's a spitter.
Yep. That's our home. Our home is a spitter.
So as two young(ish) ladies brought together by Craigslist and bonded for life by near eviction, we have our fair share of anger bubbling up inside us. What was once lost on erratic workday IMs can now be found here for all to read and love and share and who are we kidding, no one gives two shits about us.
But in case anyone gives even one shit, we will be here. Our constant stream of disasters are simply too ridiculous not to post, and we only hope there are fellow assholes out there who feel our rage...or at the very least feel pity.
We'll take what we can get.