Oprah, Amused by Panhandler's Bum Joke, Breaks Fourth Wall, Gives Him $100
Make Oprah laugh, and the world laughs with you. Or you get a hundred bucks, whichever's cheaper. Julio Bazan, a 49-year-old panhandler, was hanging out minding his own business in the Meatpacking on Sunday when he noticed the queen of daytime television, the mistress of the universe, Oprah mother-fucking Winfrey, just chilling in her limo in front of the Soho House, reports the New York Post.
Julio Bazan, lucky recipient of Oprah-dollars
He asked her for some cash, and she said she had none and -- why do we all do this? -- "showed him her empty purse."
Then he pulled out the big guns. A funny. Reportedly:
"Hey, Oprah, why is it good to date a homeless man? [Because] when you're finished, you can drop him off anywhere."
She laughed, suddenly realized her purse wasn't so empty, suddenly realized HE MIGHT BE RIGHT, and passed him five $20s through the window. And the world turned.
Wisely, Bazan used his windfall on "booze, underwear, and a steak dinner."