07 November 2007

A tale so "New York", it makes me sick.

So some dude named Patrick Moberg saw some girl on the train and was certain it was the girl of his dreams passing him by.

One Patrick Moberg

So instead of the typical Craigslist missed connections posting, Patrick upped the ante and started a website so people could help him find her. Desperately Seeking Susan '07 much?

He drew a disgustingly cute "Well you know my name is Simon"esque drawing of him and his dream girl and started http://www.nygirlofmydreams.com/

Did you puke yet?

Boy takes subway, boy falls in love with girl, boy starts website to find her... How 'bout now? Is the bile starting to gack up?

As it turns out Patrick Moberg works for Vimeo and Patrick Moberg's dream girl is an intern at Black Book. BARF!

This is all much too incestuously New York and emo Apple iPhone for me to handle. If the tale weren't so maudlinly cute, and well, dumb, I'd have thought Black Book and Vimeo thought it up as a publicity stunt.

But wait, theres more!

Dream girls real name is Camille Hayton; she's from Australia and she's been interning at Black Book but the other day her goddamn apartment burnt down and now no one knows where she is, including Black Book. So they posted a story about it hoping it would somehow make its way back to Camille as she sifts through the cinders of her (I'm assuming) 5 storey walk up in Bushwick.

"Patrick Moberg’s Crush is BlackBook’s (now homeless) Camille Hayton!"


Posalootly said...

You are a disgusting cynic of the worst kind. He asked for the help of the internet community-at-large and he got it. He didn't do anything more than put up a $5 webpage, sit, and wait. He's found her, thanked everyone, and is going back to his quiet self now. No links, no interviews, no .com plugs.

You were wrong. Man up and move on. And maybe try to enjoy life a little more. It's a pretty wonderful world if you don't have perpetual hate flowing through your blood.

Tank Top said...

i know where she is... she was living in extremely modest quarters; a chinatown tenement (with 11 roommates!). she is quite lovely and anyone would be lucky to meet her. i can't speak for him, though.

Gotham City Insider said...

Man up? Move on? Perpetual hate flowing through my blood?

sarcasm - 1579, from Late Latin "sarcasmos", from Greek "sarkasmos": a sneer, jest, taunt, mockery," from sarkazein "to speak bitterly, sneer," lit. "to strip off the flesh," from sarx (gen. sarkos) "flesh," prop. "piece of meat," from PIE base *twerk- "to cut" (cf. Avestan thwares "to cut"). Sarcastic is from 1695.

For nuances of usage, see humor.

Gotham City Insider said...

Hey Posalootly!

Read this:

From Gothamist:

"After making a big, illustrated statement on his website yesterday about not speaking another word about his underground love, too precious for the press -- Patrick Moberg talked to the New York Post. People read that newspaper Patrick! And word is the Blackbook employee who found her is going to be on Good Morning America tomorrow. Could Patraussie be next up to hit the small screen? (UPDATE: both are confirmed to be on GMA tomorrow!)"

"Going back to his quiet self" is he?

"No links, no interviews, no .com plugs." Oh no?