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I wanna give you a handjob, with my mouth

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Kari Ferell, The Hipster Grifter (aka Korean Abdul Jabar), is a scam artist that is setting the New York blogosphere on fire. She conned Vice Magazine into giving her a job (which she used to get free tix, bar tabs and restaurant reservations), and got into a whole bunch of other shenanigans. New York Observer has a great article detailing her trek:

It’s likely that when Kari Ferrell walked into the Vice magazine offices in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last month to interview for an administrative assistant job, they thought they’d hit the jackpot. Ms. Ferrell—petite, 22 years old, of Korean heritage—had a huge tattoo of a phoenix across her chest and a cute pixie haircut. She was talkative, funny, charming, adorable. She had a tattoo on her back that read “I Love Beards.”

Read her story here.

Like a true serial thriller, the web is getting peppered with various accounts of encouters with the Hipster Grifter, they’re all great reads. Here’s a couple.

Pirates on Craigslist:

Being new to New York, I decided to post a personals ad on Craigslist pretending to be an unemployed pirate looking for a three-eyed hipster girl (glasses plus eye patch = three eyes) [read the ad here – Tim]. I wrote it with a mixture of sincerity and ludicrousness, with the secret hope that someone interesting and attractive might actually come across it and respond.

Read more at invertedsoapbox

On and off lung cancer:

I knew Kari. I met her at the same party where she made the mini sex cops video. She and I were both friends with Josh Heller, the maker of the video. I saw her again a couple days later and mentioned that I was looking for work. She told me there was an opening where she worked at Goldenvoice and that she could get me an interview. I hung out with her a few times as I waited for the interview. She told me about the cancer, and an ex boyfriend, stabbing her. One time she called me saying she was coughing blood and I said I would take her to the hospital. When I got to her house she showed me a bloody napkin. I took her to Bellvue where she told them she had cancer and was in a lot o pain. They admited her and I visited her the next day. A doctor came in and said they couldn’t find anything wrong with her, they didn’t check for cancer, they just believed what she told them.

Read more at Free Williamsburg

Kari Ferrell writes to a well wisher:

Yes, I made mistakes and yes, I hurt people who cared for me (and vice versa). However, I have made amends with most of those individuals, and have attempted to rectify my poor decisions by paying them back. I know that it is neither here nor there, but what the article didn’t mention is that I haven’t done anything of that nature for years. I understand that that, in no way, justifies what I did … but I definitely recognize that what I did was really REALLY shitty, and like to think that I have learned from my mistakes.

Read the whole thing at New York Observer

Time to make some money off the internet!

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Written by Mohamed

April 19, 2009 at 3:10 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. i’d “throw my hotdog down her hallway” if she gave me a handjob with her mouth. is it me, or is this like the epitome of every hipster’s masturbatory fantasy? super hot vice intern turns out to be bonnie-and-clyde breed grifter. I was waiting for hipster runoff to change their site to grifterrunoff.com

    brendan

    April 20, 2009 at 6:02 pm


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