“It’s the second most stolen book in the United States right after the Bible” said Neil Strauss in reference to his book Rules of the Game on the popular radio show Toucher and Rich in Boston. This obviously piqued my interest. The book is billed as the be all, end all guide to picking up women and it’s written by Neil Strauss who wrote such kick ass biographies as “Dirt” about Motley Crue and “How To Make Love Like A Porn Star” about Jenna Jameson.
I’m a lonely, lonely man and my pick up technique of telling girls I’m “the bassist from the band Ace of Bass, and that’s right I am the ace,” wasn’t working (probably because Ace of Base didn’t actually have a bassist). Rules of the Game is designed like a textbook for picking up women with daily lessons and lasts 30 days so I decided to take the challenge and chronicle my experience. Here’s what happened:
We start our adventure by assessing ourselves with several questions.
Q: Describe how you think people see you?
A: Probably with their eyes, I believe it involves light refraction and such. Unless they’re blind then well… I guess they’d make easy victims. Actually, most people see me as a funny guy with no broads.
Q: Describe how you want people to see you?
A: Through telescopes looking up at me in my sky castle! Bwa ha ha ha! Okay how about as a funny guy with tons of broads.
Q: Identify 3 behaviors you want to change.
A: Not getting laid, not getting any vagina, and being without access to vagina.
Q: 3 Characteristics you’d like to adopt.
A: Kicking Bill Engvall in the nuts, having movie star good looks, and receiving more free tacos.
The next section is a list of “limiting beliefs” that hold you back. “People aren’t judging you, actually they desire your approval as much as you desire theirs.” I guess this means I should begin each conversation with women by yelling the reminder “You demand my approval!” Here’s another one, “Just ask women what they want.” I guess this implies that all women are inherently prostitutes who charge different rates and enjoy being propositioned with phrases like “How much?”
Alright let’s move on to the “Small Talk” section. The book gives several examples to use with fill in the blanks to customize them for every situation you’ll ever run into.
Current Events: Did you hear that —— ? What will they think of next!
Here’s what I used, think of your own, don’t steal mine.
Did you hear that ducks are rape proof? What will they think of next!
Entertainment: Did you see the new —— movie yet? I heard it was good.
Mine: Did you see the new rape fantasy porno yet? I heard it was good.