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A Mystery E-mail…

A Mystery E-mail...

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Many months ago, when VH1 launched its reality show, The Pick-Up Artist, I and many others were transfixed by the insanely lame host. He’s a man known as “Mystery” (pictured above) and the epitome of the kinda guys you wanna avoid at all costs. After doing some minimal research, I realized that “Mystery” was part of the The Venusian Arts collective, a group of professional pick-up artists who teach classes to willing young guys. This group of “artists” was even chronicled heavily in Neil Strauss’ best-selling book, The Game. And, “Mystery” is hilariously spoofed by Paul Rudd and David Wain in this episode of Wainy Days. Shocked by the trainwreck of it all, I signed up for the group’s mailing list because I wanted to know just how the hell these guys are able to make money off of desperate romantics. Plus, I was hoping I’d receive an e-mail that would be amusing enough to post on this blog. This weekend, I received that e-mail:

Hey Matt…

I confess, I am little ticked off. Ticked off about this one particular “conspiracy”… and have been for a long time… and even more so since I’ve been working with Mystery on a day-to-day basis. Please forgive the ‘cloak and dagger’, but I’m going out on a limb by telling you this…

I don’t know how “they” have done it… How do “they” keep you from dating the hottest, smartest, most intelligent girls on the planet…

How do “they” manage to subtly convolute the subject of attraction, dating and seduction, whilst going relatively unnoticed in their sneaky ways? It’s almost like “they” have found a way to siphon the hottest girls “off the market”…

But “they” have done so for long enough…I feel that now it’s YOUR turn…

How do I know all this? Who are “they”? “They” are television. Hollywood moviemakers. Other pick-up training companies (the ones that rip off Mystery’s theories circa 2004). Even your friends and parents are –unknowingly!– in on the conspiracy!

The next few minutes will expose you to highly sensitive information… But if you’re not interested in dating the hottest, most attractive, most “put-together” girls on the planet, like Mystery does, do NOT read any further!

What follows is how you can pay thousands of dollars to take part in one of their “Revelation Superconferences.” Starting at the end of March, they will host weekend tutorials around the world, featuring such pick-up artists as Mystery, Matador, and Lovedrop. Yes, these are all names of adult people. Click here to see just how ridiculous it is. I bring this up, because as I read this email I thought, “who are they kidding?” And, even more importantly, who is naive enough to waste thousands of dollars on this?

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