New York City Meetup: October 30th

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That’s right folks: I decided I hadn’t torn up New York City enough the last time I went through there, so I’m coming back for one night only! If you want to experience what it’s like getting sexually harassed by hipster girls, being thrown out of bars for being tipsy, vomiting on diner bathroom floors, and crossing […]

The Saint Closes the Case by Leslie Charteris

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The Saint Closes the Case (also known as The Last Hero) is the third book in Leslie Charteris’ Saint series, and the first in which things start to go off the rails. Departing from the Robin Hood meets Sherlock Holmes tone of the previous books, The Saint Closes the Case is a thriller with elements of science […]

The Matt Forney Show, Episode 58: William Rome is Burning

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In this episode, William Rome and I get drunk in my living room and solve the mysteries of the universe. We discuss everything from the NYC meetup that happened last June, Anita Sarkeesian and GamerGate, how to avoid Filipino ladyboys, Michel Houellebecq’s Whatever, getting hit on at gay nightclubs, TSA retards and much more. Listen below: This edition of […]

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

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Postmodern writing is almost entirely garbage. The linguistic trickery of writers like Jonathan Safran Foer and David Foster Wallace—piles of footnotes, frequent tone shifts, dialect writing, making the ending of your novel a fucking flipbook—is a mirage to disguise their limp prose and limper view of reality. Infinite Jest is a Calvinist anti-drug morality tale disguised […]

Generation Masturbation

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People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but actually it’s the way things happen in life that’s unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it’s like watching television—you don’t feel anything. Right when I was being shot and ever […]

How to Pick Up Filipina Girls with Online Dating

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Online dating is by far the easiest way to get laid in the Philippines. In this video, I give you a basic overview of what sites to use, how to get dates, and how to avoid scammers. Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more updates. Video transcript by Eve Penman. Transcript Hey, all. In […]

Enter the Saint by Leslie Charteris

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The idea that popular fiction is a reflection of the zeitgeist is a ludicrously trite statement, but it bears repeating from time to time. Sherlock Holmes was a product of late Victorian hypocrisy and prissiness; Mike Hammer titillated the repressed families of post-World War II America with sex and sleaze; Stephen King spins classic horror tales […]

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

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Mark Twain once defined a classic as a book that everyone praises and nobody reads. I’ve pissed off so many people in the past by dissing so-called “classic” works—Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby and everything by William Wordsworth, among others—for being poorly written, poorly plotted, or just flat-out fake. At best, some of these books were […]

Night Game vs. Day Game vs. Online Game

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If there’s one good thing about the Philippines, it’s that living there has forced me to diversify my game arsenal. In the U.S., I was mainly reliant on day game (with the occasional carousing in bars), but the Philippines almost requires you to do night, day and online game in roughly equal measures. At the same […]