Friday, May 01, 2009

Animal Magazine Scores with Korean Abdul Jabar

(I was gonna go with "shoots", y'know, for the Jabar shooting a hook shot angle, and photo shoots. But then, yeah, whatever...)

So by contractual obligation I've got to post the latest development in the Hipster Grifter saga: Kari Ferrell, aka the Hipster Grifter, the korean that launched a million blog posts, has taken a photo shoot and left a video confessional with ANIMAL Magazine.

It's all sort of balloon deflating -- although, for the most part, the balloon had deflated on its own already -- but it's definitely weird for her to have fun with the pictures as she did (see her there, she wouldn't really steal your traffic cone like that, she's just having fun!!), and the video confessional only seems to service the media story/narrative part. I mean, don't get me wrong, she seems like a very cool girl, but she has all this baggage from her past that you know eventually is going to catch up, and so it's sort of a muted half-smile to anything with her; like the b-level jokes in a movie that you've already seen. There might be a powerful Tyson-esque docu-story of redemption and reinvention in here, but we're at the stage right before Tyson goes to jail for rape (alleged or not), and so we don't know how things will change, we only know that they will, and so even if you like her (which everyone does) it's still either non-committal, or the relationship is exploitative (i.e. bloggers, journalists photogs, hot dog buns etc.).

Anygrift. Here's her confessional:

Meet the Hipster Grifter from ANIMALmagazine on Vimeo.

Kudos to Bucky Turco for the "get", I've had some drinks with him and he really lives for this on-the-street sub-cultural journalism story. So it's awesome he's done that well enough for Kari to feel he's an oasis of trust, place of sanctuary during the storm. It's true, Kari. You're in good hands!

(thanks, Billy for tip)


  1. I also have regret because I know if be-friended, even on, like, facebook, she'd be able to help me locate these seersucker shorts.

  2. Anonymous5/01/2009

    What is that picture in the background? Mickey Mouse tits on Marilyn Monroe? Must be some classy pad.

  3. ha. It's such a beautifully appropriate detail/piece of art for the story though. I almost wonder if it's part of the "Set".

    also, i kind of like it.

  4. Am I the only one that thinks it is sort of disturbing that she is posing like the Virginia Tech killer guy, with the sword?

    Not that I think that she's going to morph into a school shooter, just that it seems peculiar.

  5. I'm still a little confused about why this particulary grifter deserved a story.


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