Thursday, April 23, 2009

Things I Don't Get: Crazy Women and the Men Who Love Them

The New York Observer ran a piece recently about 22 year-old Kari Ferrell, aka the "Hipster Grifter." Essentially, Ferrell has duped men from Salt Lake City to NYC out of thousands of dollars by being sexually aggressive and just effing insane! Her game goes something like this: Meet a Guy. Begin dating. Get Guy to pay for everything and/or cash bad checks for thousands of dollars. Tell Guy she's dying of lung cancer while continuing to smoke pot and say things like, "sometimes the cancer doesn't show up on the scans" when a doctor tells Guy she shows no signs of cancer. Act generally crazy. Threaten to commit suicide when Guy decides to break up with her. Run from Guy and the law when the shit hits the fan.

Really, other than maybe all the fraud, we've heard stories of insanity like this before. The part that really baffles are all the men she was able to con. Sure, Ferrell is relatively attractive and, from all accounts, truly charming, but what the hell?! Crazy broke, lying about cancer and threatening suicide girl can get, not one, but several men, while some really nice and only borderline crazy girls like, um, some friends of mine, can't even find one?!

Seriously, dudes, answer the question. What. The. Hell?

10 comments:

Chaka said...

I used to be confused at how some women would always gravitate towards abusive relationships and then defend the guy who beats them when the police show up.

Well I guess the guys that were duped by her show that there are plenty of dumb guys out there too who help balance out the prior phenomena.

words...words...words... said...

The only reason I can think of is what Tina Fey said about Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. "Think of the dirtiest thing a girl has ever done for you. This chick will go one step farther AND let you take pictures."

LiLu said...

It's like "Heartbreakers," only crazier.

Never thought I'd say that sentence...

katrocket said...

Am I the only one who finds her chest tattoo a little intimidating?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

To paraphrase the wise man Moooooog35, "This chick is proof that guys will stick their dick in just about anything."

I mean, I'll admit. There was a time when my standards were pretty low, but when the crazy came out of the bottle, I was like, "No, no, no, m*therf*cker, I don't want none of that!"

theideaofprogress said...

People love crazy. Can't explain it, but trouble is usually more attractive than stable.

I mean, Ducky doesn't get the girl, does he?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

"Relatively attractive?" When compared to who? Buddy Hackett?

pistols at dawn said...

Maybe it's just that I lack most white males with grad degrees' fixation on the Asians, but she's nothing to write home about. Really, just offering up the doing it is enough to make most dudes look past pretty much anything.

Anonymous said...

Who knew that "I have cancer" is America's best pick up line? Seriously im gonna start using it, I bet I get laid a lot more often!

AF

Garney said...

She looks like Bobby Lee from Mad TV (the average Asian)