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The 'Pick Up Artist' Seems Bogus
There's this show that airs tonight on VH1 called the 'Pick Up Artist', which is a reality game show that aims to teach socially inept guys how to pick up chicks. It all seems fun, entertaining, and watchable... BUT what's with this joker who wears furry old-lady hats, cowboy hats, goggles-for-no-reason, black fingernail polish, has a funny Canadian accent, oh and yeah... calls himself MYSTERY?!?!?
Listen dudes, LAist may not be the expert on picking up chicks, but we know bullshit when we smell it. Black fingernails, Canadian accents, and feminine clothing will not get you laid, that's all some smoke-and-mirrors crap for TV. Just look at the haggard tramps that are on Rock of Love if you disagree. Which goes back to an old saying, "if you're rich and famous you will get chicks, even if you're disgusting"
OK, i made that up. But that doesn't make it any less true.
Whatever happened to being a confident, normal, happy person, who wears non-emasculating clothes to get girls? Do guys really have to wax their eye brows, wear true religion jeans, and puffy pirate shirts? It all seems like a method to drive girls away. At least for the group of nerdy contestants on "The Pick Up Artist", nothing could make them repel women more than they already do.
Video Clip: Live in the field footage of Mystery
Video via Venusian Arts