Skankapodomi on Parade
She said she got a kick out of my calling one of Tiger's porn-star mistresses a "skankapodomus." But it didn't come up on the show. I'm sorry it didn't because (with apologies to the E-Trade baby) I coined the term. I Googled it last night to make sure.
I first used the word "skankapodomus" last year in reference to Susan Finkelstein, the "buxom blonde" who adverstised herself on Craigslist as someone who would do anything for World Series tickets. She was arrested and charged with prostitution.
I made other non-flattering references to Ms. Finkelstein and her husband to the extent that her lawyer wrote me a nasty e-mail after and threatened me with legal action.
It wasn't until last night that I saw the story about what happened at her arraignment and how she'd e-mailed an undercover cop three topless photos of herself to prove how serious she was about getting those tickets. From the story:
She arrived at Manny Brown's at 7:30 that night and walked up to a man sitting at the bar. Officer Michael Brady was in plain clothes and wearing the Penn State jacket. She asked if his name was Bob. He said "yes."Her lawyer's defense: It's not against the law to be "a slut."
Three more undercover officers, including Bugsch, sat at a table about 15 feet away, Brady said.
Brady testified that Finkelstein said she was married but in a very open relationship and that her husband knew she was a prostitute but didn't care.
Finkelstein continued, Brady said, telling him, "I'm a whore. I love sex. I just can't help it."
At one point, Brady testified, Finkelstein pulled up her denim skirt, allowing him to see that she was not wearing underwear.
On the hierarchy of lousy things to be I think "slut" is a notch below "skankapodomus." Mrs. Finkelstein might want to think about suing her lawyer for defamation. The least he should have done was call her an "alleged slut."