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Friday, August 3, 2007

Scary roofie guy is back

This time, his ego is being stroked even more.

VH1 has given creepy guy Mystery his own show titled "The Pick Up Artist".

Remember him? He's the one I wrote about recently, the one who recommended isolating a girl from her friends and family, and keeping her away from any kind of support system, so you could use her confusion and lack of sane people to tell her to stay the hell away from that psycho to your advantage:

Mystery claims that these four are defining all social interaction, and that there are natural phases that every sexual relationship goes through, and that most people aren't aware of those phases. If you buy their book, you can learn what those phases are and get ANY woman you want into bed!!!

Mystery goes on to say that by using their system, every woman is available to you, taken, single, married, whatever. She'll never say no, and she'll never want to. It's like a superpower, he says. And if you buy their book, you can, too!

Excuse me while I snort in disbelief.

Upon doing some research, I found this interesting little snippet (emphasis mine):

Frances Whiting, writing for The Sunday Mail, also criticized Mystery Method tactics used by Mystery. She writes: “Mystery advises would-be wooers to: ‘Take the victim down from their friends, family and home. Once isolated they have no outside support and in their confusion are easily led astray.’ Oh, I'm sorry, clearly I'm reading from that other well-known book about male/female relationships, Dating: A Stalker's Guide…and why any man would follow Mystery's advice I do not know.”

On VH1, he's also bringing fellow video creep Matador along, as well as some new creep named J Dog. VH1 describes the show thusly:

The VH1 series, THE PICK-UP ARTIST, is a tale of transformation. For these eight lovable losers, "socially awkward" is the understatement of the year. And when it comes to this lonely hearts club, desperate times call for desperate measures. Enter Mystery, best-selling author and ultimate pick-up artist--a former nerd from the Great White North who has discovered the secret to wooing women. Under his expert tutelage, he'll guide this group of hapless horndogs through the rough waters of romance and help them find the courage to overcome their biggest fear--talking to women.

In THE PICK-UP ARTIST, eight misfits will live together, learn together and love together as they compete for the title of "Master Pick-Up Artist." Over the course of eight episodes, the men will learn the ins and outs of the Mystery Method-- "how to open a set," "the number close" and "the kiss close" among others. Aided by his faithful wingmen, Matador and J Dog, Mystery will teach these average guys how to turn the women of their dreams into the women of their reality.

But this seduction school isn't confined the classroom. After each lesson, Mystery's awkward apprentices will put theory into practice, hitting bars, clubs and coffee houses in an attempt to make a love connection. Via hidden cameras, Mystery is always watching to see who's got potential and who's got to go.

In each episode, one contestant will be declared the winner of a challenge and granted immunity from elimination, while one sad sack will be sent packing. At the end of the eight weeks, one winner will be named "Master Pick-Up Artist" and awarded $50,000.

What are these challenges? Who can slip a roofie into a girl's drink without her noticing? Who can make out with a girl while she's holding her bodybuilder boyfriend's hand without him beating the crap out of him? I mean, with Mystery, who knows what you're getting into?

One of my favorite parts of this show is the gigantic, black, fuzzy (yes, fuzzy) hat that Mystery is wearing in one of the show's promo photos. It's like something out of Alice in Wonderland that an emo kid might have picked if he was the costume designer. Another picture shows him looking like some kind of weird pilot wearing black eyeliner, complete with goggles.

God help these poor guys. They're going to go on this show, completely normal men, and "graduate" weirdo date rapists who think they're smooth. All the while, it gives this creep the illusion that he now has credibility, and that his methods are legitimate.

I shudder at the thought.

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solorunner said...

I sincerely hope that the father or brother of one of the girls this scumbag has abused gets their hands on this punks throat. Sooner rather then later.

JamesT said...

I think the seriousness with which they take themselves is gonna be wet my patns funny. This could be better then "Flavor of Love" or even "Rock of Love"....

On another note, I think I need to get out more.

Angry White Guy said...

It's gotta be pity fucks... GOTTA be...

Joe said...

I realize folks are gonna take a blowtorch to me for this, but it has to be said.

There is some good from this guy.

I personally was socially awkward, had trouble meeting women. I had two filed marriages under my belt. After my second divorce I decided to figure out what went wrong. I had been kind, sensitive supportive and faithful to my wives. I was the husband the other wives said they wished they had. But I got dumped both times.

So I started studying guys like David D'Angelo, John Alanis, Marc Rudov, David Shade and "Doc Love". I didn't read "The Game" simply because I didn't come across it.

The result changed my life. By practicing the techniques I learned I became confident in myself and learned a lot. The first thing I learned was from Doc Love, and that was how to qualify good women from bad ones in the first few minutes of meeting them. I then learned how to keep the good ones interested in me (maintain challenge, don't let her control you by getting you to react to her etc). David Shade taught me how to be a MUCH better lover as well.

I'll be the first to say that these techniques DO work in a lot of ways. I don't know "Mystery's" methods, but I can attest the effectiveness of guys like him.

I personally did not use these methods to be predatory. I did have a lot of fun for a couple years. I had a lot of purely physical relationships with girls who were looking for just that. I managed to stay friends with them afterwards as well.

I now have a beautiful girlfriend. She's a real 10 in the looks department, is well educated, has a great career, she's fiercely loyal to me and we have a great sex life. She has a very traditional view of male/female dynamics and loves being a "girly-girl". We've been living together faithfully for 2 years now and we are talking about marriage and kids. She brought up the idea of a pre-nup and said she'll sign anything if it makes me feel safe.

Oh, and she's 22 years old. Not bad for a single dad who's 36. (With a 13 year old daughter he's been raising alone.)

I owe all this to learning things I am sure are very similar to "Mystery's" methods.

So, maybe "Mystery" is a complete jerk. Maybe he is a predator. That doesn't mean the things he teaches are wrong or bad. Just like guns or anything else, it's not the knowledge or tools that are evil or good. It's how things are used that determine the morality.

So, let's not forget that some shy, perfectly wonderful guy out there might watch this show. He could learn something and as a result, find the girl of his dreams and make her very happy.

There are two sides to this coin.

Chris Roswe said...

By looks of this guy, with all the makeup and costume jewlry on, I'm not to worried as a decent looking male, that I have anything to worry about as far as this nerd Picking up all the women. No offense to any ladies out there but who would even want to date this weirdo....

gredd said...

Going to have to somewhat agree with Joe. I read about a number of those guys he mentioned a few years back and I took a look at what they were shelling. For the most part, it is valuable advice. Personally, I found it distasteful that they treat women like trash as they do, but they're on the mark about what gets a lot of women's attention, and keeps it (please note I didn't say all women. You're all different and that's what makes you wonderful/annoying).

As for his looks, it's purely for attention. Basiacally he's a shiny object for a gal to look at and wonder about. Because you're correct in thinking that a 'normal' person doesn't dress that way. He's not dressing that way because he's emo or eccentric or whatever, it's all conversational pieces (basically he's armed himself with things to talk about rather than trying to think about something off the top of his head or surroundings). Some may think this is lame or cheap but it takes one hard aspect out of the equation when meeting someone for the first time.

With that all said I don't like these guys. I never went any farther then the basic info gathering on them because of that. If they were in it simply to help other guys overcome their insecurities, I'd have high remarks for them. But really they're just looking for the next score and I find that appalling. People exist for more than your own self gratification, but ultimately, and unfortunately, that's what they're preaching.

PS. Giving a women a rating is horrible thing to do. It says a lot about yourself when you do that (and none of it good).

JamesT said...

Hmmmmm. A 36 year old two time divorcee with a 22 year old. That there says volumes. Sounds like you have not worked out a few maturity issues. Now, if she was someone in your age cohort, then you might have a point. All you have done is become the creepy old guy at ladies night.

Joe said...


That's a pretty typical and despicable response. If the genders were reversed you'd probably be one of ones cheering "you go girl, get your groove back!". But when an older man finds happiness with a younger woman, why - there couldn't be anything there could there? Oh no, he has to be a pervert or "creepy old guy".

If you made a comment like that to my partner, I can guarantee you that you would walk away from that encounter regretting it. She appreciates the maturity, dignity, security, respect and wisdom that come from being with an older man.

As far as the maturity aspect goes, I'll put mine up against yours any day, even better - I'll put HERS up against yours any day. To classify someone as immature because they are young, or because they are in a relationship with someone younger is just dumb, ignorant thinking (or lack of thinking really).

As far as my being the "creepy old guy at ladies night", perhaps you missed the part about how we have a long term committed relationship with talk of marriage?

Besides, if you knew ANYTHING about women, you would know that ladies night is the LAST place you go to find a girl. Girl's don't go to ladies night to get picked up. They go to dance, hang out with friends and get their drink bought for free by idiots like you who think that's how you get some action. On top of that, a bar is the WORST possible place to find a potential mate.

If you fish in the sewer you won't catch lobster, but you might catch crabs.

Your compete ignorance, sexism, ageism, close-mindedness and arrogance say VOLUMES about you cohort .

Anonymous said...

Question: Do all these "chicks" he is picking up notice he is wearing a toilet seat cover on his head?