Ted is relating to his kids the story of a woman he met over the Internet in 2007 whose name he no longer remembers, so refers to her only as "Blahblah". Before meeting her, Barney believes Blahblah is probably crazy as are all women prowling the Internet for a hook-up, but that she is probably hot to overcome that craziness. After the gang meets Blahblah, Barney's assertions are strengthened. But in getting to know Blahblah and Blahblah getting to know everyone else, the gang discuss the first time each met the other. Lily and Marshall have told their story so often that they have it down to a fine art. But everyone else's story may have the same basic structure from both parties involved, but it's the subtleties that seem to differ. The story of Ted and Lily's first meeting is especially troublesome, and the true details which may never be totally known unless an impartial third party who may have been more lucid at the event comes forward. Written by
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Barney's hot/crazy chart features the "Mendoza diagonal;" a girl below the diagonal is to be avoided. In baseball, the "Mendoza line" refers to a batting average of .200; a hitter below the line is having a terrible year. See more
When Barney uses his hot/crazy graph with the example of a girl he dated he uses the graph wrong. He said that she loses ten pounds which indicates she's got hotter but instead he draws a line which actually said she's got less crazy. And the following line should be that she got crazier but instead he draws a line that said she's getting hotter and crazier, and finally he again draws a line that makes the girl less crazy instead of hotter. See more
There's no way she's above the line on the 'hot/crazy' scale.
She's not even on the 'hot/crazy' scale; she's just hot.
Wait, 'hot/crazy' scale?
Let me illustrate!
A girl is allowed to be crazy as long as she is equally hot. Thus, if she's *this* crazy, she has to be *this* hot. You want the girl to be above this line. Also known as the 'Vickie Mendoza Diagonal'. This girl I dated. She played jump rope with that line. She'd shave her head, then lose 10 pounds. She'd stab me with a...
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