Monday, January 12, 2009

When Worlds Collide: Toby Young’s First-Meeting Faux “Pads”














So, possums, want to know what happened the first time the 28th Most Beautiful Lady in the World met the man whose shtick is How to Lose Friends and Alienate People?

From the October 3, 2008, edition of The Scotsman:

“I recently boarded a flight from New York to London with my family and noticed that Salman Rushdie was on the same plane…I thought to myself that the last person you’d want on a flight from JFK to Heathrow when your wife and four children are on board is one of the biggest terrorist targets in the world. The next day I happened to be introduced to Padma Lakshmi [Rushdie’s estranged wife] at a party. And I thought it would be funny to tell her the story.” How did she respond? “She just sort of smiled and nodded.” Does he get that a lot? “Um, yes.”

Ah, possums, isn’t that eloquent response typical of our dear Pads?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That guy is married AND has four kids? How?

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why he carries around prewritten bon mots on index cards now. I kind of get it.

Anonymous said...

What a douchebag. His comments were rude and meant to sensationalize and demoralize the contestants. "Weapons of mass destruction..." PULEAZE!

GL said...

Worse than anything, the man is just not entertaining.

Anonymous said...

boring! boring! boring!
After listening to that windbag and his "analysis," I went off in search of a needle to stab my eye!

WTF is up at Bravo??

Anonymous said...

We need GAIL back ASAP. Toby was a HUGE disappointment!

TakeAGuess said...

This "man" makes me ashamed to share a first name with him. :(