It’s a small, small world. This evening, I went to pick up my friend at LAX, and guess who just happened to be there as well? None other than abusive couple du jour, Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller from The Amazing Race. Imagine my delight/disgust. Well, what to do? I couldn’t talk to them, lest a torrent of putrid vomit spew forth from my mouth. But I couldn’t just LEAVE. So I did the next best thing: whip out my camera phone and invade their privacy!
At first I was going to do the ole fakeout – “Hey guys! I’m a big fan! Can I get a photo of you?” but once again, that whole puke thing sort of kicked in. Instead, I pulled a nifty stalker move by sidling up next to Victoria and pretending to be talking on my phone. Little did she know that I was clicking away, hoping that I’d capture her before she moved elsewhere. After about a dozen beautiful shots of the baggage claim ceiling, I managed to snag one solid profile shot (seen above).
So what were my impressions? Victoria – gotta admit, she looks great in person. We all know skin has not been her forte on the Race, but I would be a liar if I said she had not tackled that problem head on (okay, so she put on some makeup. It helps!). Jonathan – short and fussy looking. Pacing around like a little rat on a cell phone, Jonathan barked orders at someone on the other line as he zipped from carousel to carousel.
Maybe he was just a little cranky from his flight. Turns out the passenger I was picking up was avid TVgasm reader Jash who just so happened to be sitting in front of Team JV the entire flight. His saga after the jump:
so i am on my american airlines flight from JFK to LAX this evening, and thought i had seen a victoria look alike around the boarding gate prior to departure. but since i am from new york and dont give a damn about famous people, i didnt care to follow up. WELL, later on my flight i had one too many vodka sodas (with lemon) and had to make a run to the bathroom. the line to the business class (natch) lavs was about 5 people deep. i didnt think anything of the short man in front of me until some blonde from the first row of coach yelled to the man and he responded "i got it victoria." got what? i dont know...coke?
the voice was unmistakable. yes, HE was right there IN THE FLESH, WITH HIS WIFE!! i wanted to punch him. but i didnt. passive agression is always the better choice. when the flight attendant walked by and asked us all to not wait in such a long line, i motioned pointing to jonathan that he was in the business class cabin bathroom line. the flight attendant took the opportunity to remind him that he should use the lavs in his ticketed class. HA! meanwhile i used the lav and had another vodka soda (had to have a reason to see them again right?) and victoria is a fan of crosswords.
So you heard it here first. Jonathan Baker is a Business Class lavatory squatter. Well, squat as in trespass, not poop. Well, maybe poop. Who knows.
This run-in ranks as the second high profile villain encounter for the TVgasm folks. Last summer, we bumped into Big Brother villain Jase Wirey just days after his elimination also. Lesson learned: we attract sucky people. Fantastic.
Oh, and here’s Jash’s picture of me sneaking a picture of Victoria. Just take our word for it.
Okay, Estelle Getty wasn’t there. But the rest is real!