In a new interview with — where else? — Playboy, David Cross admits that he did a bump of coke while in the same room as Barack Obama during the 2009 White House Correspondents' dinner. But don't even worry about it, guys — it was all for a bet, so it's not a biggie or anything.
"It wasn't even that much cocaine," Cross explained. "It was literally the size of, I don't know, a tick. I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn't like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn't about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the President."
The whole thing is part of an ongoing bet Cross apparently has with a friend to one-up each other with "dares and outrageousness," and caused some problems for Cross' girlfriend, Amber Tamblyn, who had brought him along as her plus-one to the dinner.
"I was her date, and she got dragged through the mud because of what I did," said Cross. "She had nothing to do with it. She didn't know I was going to do it. And because of that, she'll never be invited to the White House again. That's not cool."
Tobias, we hardly knew ye. For something that makes such an "outrageous" story, this doesn't actually sound like it ended up being especially fun for anyone involved. Maybe for extra kicks he should have tried to get Obama in on it, too. What could possibly go wrong?