They are surely Mistresses of the Universe.
Two writers and a lawyer created the site Dabagirls.com. Yes. Dating a Banker Anonymous.
The site purports to be a support group for all the forlorn women who have been unlucky enough to share their thread count with a Wall Street banker. But is it merely a fun wheeze to make oodles of cash from a little satirical jape or two?
According to the site's soulful opening lines: "Dating A Banker Anonymous is a safe place where women can come together--free from the scrutiny of feminists--and share their tearful tales of how the mortgage meltdown has affected their relationships."
Yes, you can read such tearful tales as: "This whole messy ordeal has advanced my Botox start date by at least two years."
Or this bottomlessly sensitive reaction to the merger between Pfizer and Wyeth: "Sure, there will be thousands of layoffs at the combined drug company, but who cares; you don't date drug salesmen!"
Thanks to those perfectly educated killjoys at NPR, you can discover that Dating a Banker Anonymous may not be all it seems.
Apparently, the domain was registered only on January 16, just a few days before a gushingly sympathetic article in The New York Times gave the creators some fame with which to mine their fortune. Yet the founders claim that the site was up in September.
NPR also points out some other potential skirt-showings. For example, it appears that no one commented on the site before last Monday. That seems a little odd for such an emotional support group.
Perhaps you could take a look at this amusing chronicle of our twisted times and see whether you laugh with the authors and cry with those who wish to share the pain that is being showered upon their families by banker's cramp. Many of them appear to take the enterprise with complete gravity.
Cathy, for example, who is married to a banker she claims to love, writes of her children: "They are, however, pissed off about the end of cable TV and Internet access on their cell phones."
It will be interesting to see whether the site's creators are, indeed, banking on a laugh so that they can laugh all the way to the bank.