"We Need A Bigger Well Of Fug To Pull From"
J: And you know, I told you that I succumbed to buying Uggs when I went to Ottawa.
WC: I know, and I told you I have them too.
J: I have them in my hotel right now! I wore them on the plane!
H: We couldn't call them "Uggs" on camera, so we were calling them "functional boots." The idea was whether they were worn appropriately or inappropriately, and we were like, "See, this is functional boots worn appropriately. It's minus a hundred in Ottawa right now: I'm wearing Uggs."
WC: You're from L.A.! You have thin blood!
J: Yeah! I'm gonna drop dead!
H: I mean, get back to me when I'm wearing them with a bikini to the grocery store. That's dysfunctional.
WC: I have the same thing, because in our house in Toronto, it got so cold, I wore them in the house. I was home all day, and I wore them with my socks.
H: They're so much warmer than slippers. And whatever you do at home is your business.
J: I put them on and was like, "Oh, God, I get it now."
H: I still don't get wearing them in [hot weather]. Or on the red carpet. Aesthetically, you know, whatever. But don't wear them on the red carpet, don't wear them in a bikini in ninety-degree weather.
WC: A few years ago, when Uggs were really big, I'd be walking around in Toronto in the winter and I'd see people in them in slushy weather and they were baby pink, you know? Now you ruined them! They're going to be all stained with salt. That I did not get.
WC: Do you ever regret calling the site "Go Fug Yourself," so that you guys are known as "The Fug Girls"?
H: The funnier thing is when people call us "The Fugly Girls," and we're like [with Jessica], "No, no, no, no, no."
J: I actually think it's kind of cute. I was in traffic the other day, where I do all my best thinking -- traffic and the shower -- and was thinking, "It's sort of weird to call me a Fug Girl, but 'Fug Woman'? That would be weird."
H: "Fug Ladies" makes us sound like we're fifty.
WC: Or a gang, like the Pink Ladies.
H: I sort of think it's charming. I don't remember who coined it. Mark Lisanti from Defamer used to call us "Gorgeous Ladies Of Fug" -- we should have picked up on that. What were we thinking? Actually, we both had a moment when we'd been doing the website, and I think it was five or six months in, VH1 had us do something -- one of those talking-head shows -- and we were like, "...Oh. This means we're going to have to tell our parents about this website."