Mary Rambin is a fashion designer who is all about "liberating women" and who is the sister of actress and social hand grenade Leven Rambin, friend to sex columnist Julia Allison and recent recipient of a hilarious joke from her father in which a filthy starving homeless woman sets up a punchline about the importance of privileged wealth. Rambin illustrated the joke with the picture at left of the funny-looking brown woman. The joke is after the jump, along with a brief story about what Rambin said at this one party to this one girl who was all, "Bitch!"

My dad sent this joke to me today.

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman told me.

"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" I asked.

"No, I don't waste time shopping," the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS !" replied the homeless woman. " I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!"

"Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight."

The homeless Woman was shocked. "Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting."

I said, "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."


[Style By Mary Rambin]

Amazingly, these sorts of postings have not endeared Mary Rambin to readers. Here is a recent thread from comments on a story about Leven Rambin on the LiveJournal site Oh No They Didn't:


2008-03-05 09:31 pm UTC (link)

i went to high school with her sister, it's so weird that she's famous. her sister was not very nice.

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2008-03-05 10:02 pm UTC (link)

mary? i read her blog and she is SO elitist it's insane.

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2008-03-05 10:18 pm UTC (link)

Yes! Elitist is the perfect word! I saw her last year at some party and she made some disparaging remark as to my haircut and then gave me a card so I could buy one of her handbags. Ugh. I was like, thanks, I haven't seen you in like 7 years, and you insult me? Bitch.