Welcome to Cook To Bang 2.0! We created a series of webisodes contrasting the Douche Bag vs. Cook To Bang methods of dating. The goal: convince people other than friends and family to buy the CTB book out May 11.
CTB PROMO 1: PICK UP LINES VS. COOK TO BANG
The douche bags drop their cheesiest barroom pick up lines. The Cook To Bang Guy schools them with his charm and culinary prowess.
CTB PROMO 2: RESTAURANT VS. COOK TO BANG DATE
The douche bags crash and burn spending serious coin at a fancy restaurant. The Cook To Bang Guy kills it cooking and banging.
CTB PROMO 3: DOUCHE BAG SUPPORT GROUP
The Cook To Bang Guy helps the douche bags realize they are in fact douche bags.
MEET THE DOUCHE BAGS
Wrigley Havenhurst, the III, wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. It was platinum.
Profession: Heir to the Tootsie Roll fortune
Likes: Amex black card, butler racing, own reflection
Dislikes: New money, cramped helicopters, The Hamptons nowadays
Hobby: Burning money in front of poor people
Real name and country of origin are unknown. All we know is Euro’s from the land of “rain and sun” somewhere East of Eastern Europe.
Profession: Cell phone storeowner
Likes: Cocaine, loose American women, Blu-Ray DVDs
Dislikes: Bosnians, burqas, women’s suffrage
Hobby: Ed Hardy t-shirt shopping
Earned nickname doing a keg stand and downing a full barrel of Natty Ice. He’s lived in his mother’s basement ever since.
Profession: Just signed up for Monster.com
Likes: Chi-town sports, bar food, Dave Matthews Band
Dislikes: Last call, the printed word, girls who don’t earn their beads
Hobby: Beer pong (1998 regional champ)
Photos by LISA AILEEN DRAGANI
COOK TO BANG HOME INVASIONS VIDEO
Back in September 2009, I took Cook To Bang ON THE ROAD for a month courtesy of Jet Blue’s All-You-Can-Jet Pass. I reached out to CTB readers, old friends, old flames, and random hotties on my many flights to find gaggles of girls to cook for. The challenge was to create three-course meals using only what I found in their fridges and panties, I mean pantries. There were easy ones and total clusterfucks. I raided University of Illinois, Chicago dorm rooms for food and somehow created salad, nachos, steamed asparagus, and epic fail peanut butter cookies for 25 students. Editor extraordinaire Gary Evans edited this sizzle reel from 9½ hours of footage. Yes, that is what I look like.