Friday, September 14, 2007


By now, I'm sure you've all heard of Mystery, the bizarre pickup artist whose techniques include card games, top hats and insults. According to a friend, one of his "tricks" is to approach a woman and say, "I'm entranced by your beauty. Can I draw a picture of you?"

Woman (bored): Yeah.

Then Mystery draws a stick figure and writes beneath it: "Semi-pretty girl, Chicago [or wherever he is], 2007."

This is supposed to ignite the woman's competitive nature -- "I'll make him like me," etc.

I'm skeptical about this for any number of reasons.

1) Does anyone really like to be insulted to her face? I don't.

2) I thought men liked the thrill of the chase, not women. Do we really want to work that hard?

3) I don't like top hats.

But I am a bit amused by the whole thing. For a very funny "fan" letter to Mystery, go here.

Finally, I can't help but notice the plethora of "get him to marry you" and "get her to sleep with you" books. Why don't they have "get her to marry you" and "get him to sleep with you" books?

I asked D that question once and he considered it. "They'd be very short books," he said.


Roxanne said...

I have not heard of this "Mystery" guy, but he does sound quite interesting. I think *some* people like to be insulted in a weird, twisted way. I am not one of them.

I don't like top hats either. Unless they are worn by either a ringmaster or Abraham Lincoln. Definitely not by some weirdo trying to pick me up.

Leah said...

Not only does he wear top hats...but they're top hats made of faux fur! And sometimes he wears weird aviator sunglasses too. Plus he has a ton of piercings. He's absolutely vile.

Caro said...

D is a wise man.

Bearette24 said...

Roxanne - I agree. I'm not one of them either! He's written a couple of books on how to pick up women.

Leah - faux fur top hats...god. The sad part is, he is probably having even more success with that he's famous.

C - D liked your comment ;)

His suzy said...

I haven't heard of Mystery either. And from what you've written, I'm not sad about that. lol