stuff about where I live and play, and maybe some stuff about where I work and play.



ok, so, i can't decide which quality i like more about the "pick-up artist." [wait, before i go there, please tell me you are watching this most awesome piece of television brilliance. if you aren't, get yourself to VH1, pronto, and get aboard the MYSTERY train, ya'll.] so back to the qualities. it's like 25% creepy, 25% sad, 25% brilliant and 25% actually, really informative.

firstly, the creepy. tonight's episode featured the contestants making out with peaches to practice their kissing skills, and then, each one got to kiss an actual real live {BLINDFOLDED} girl. they were then judged on how well they made out with said girl. it's hard to explain the creepiness level of the aforementioned actions unless you actually saw them, but trust me, it was creepy squared. creepy to the nth degree, even.

the sad. well. it's all pretty sad, actually. the premise is that these guys are pretty socially retarded. MYSTERY is their "teacher" and, well, let's have VH1 tell us the story:

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.

nice, right? anyway, it's sad, but it's also? totally hopeful.

by brilliant, i just mean, it's actually really well-produced. it's slick, it's modern, it's got a lot of weird medallions and earpiece items. it's especially "well-produced" when, say, you compare it to its bastard cousin, "beauty & the geek," for example.

the final piece of knowledge i'm going to drop is the PUA lingo sheet. it's hard to fully appreciate this lingo unless you're a die hard fan a la moi, but i think you can get the gist.

print it out, and put it on your fridge. it comes with a 100% guarantee of looking like a dork if you do.

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so awesome it hurts my parts.


onebigholiday said...

Wow, that show sounds special. Haha now I must watch it.

Maddy said...

How sad was it when Spoon left? Oh, Spoon, what are you DOING? SPOOOOOOOOOOON! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You so weren't going home.

s.knight said...

Team Pradeep aka former weird roommate of mine for a month that I completely forgot existed!

i thought for sure he was out last episode but i think mystery has taken a liking to him...