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.