Blog Category: Impression Technique

The Introvert’s Guide to Hitchhiking for Love and Fortune

The first time, I was chased. I had my thumb out. I was slouched over a little bit to look as unthreatening as possible (not difficult for me). It was night and…

The first time, I was chased. I had my thumb out. I was slouched over a little bit to look as unthreatening as possible (not difficult for me). It was night and it was raining a bit and I wanted to get home. A car pulled over. I only needed to go a few miles. […]

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I’m the Least Brilliant Idiot: The Most Intense Podcast I’ve Been On

Andrew got it all out of me. Which is why he was the most viewed comedian of 2018 on YouTube. He called me up the day before. “Charlemagne is out, can you…

Andrew got it all out of me. Which is why he was the most viewed comedian of 2018 on YouTube. He called me up the day before. “Charlemagne is out, can you come in and do the podcast?” He was ready to go: Do billionaires kill people? How the heck could I lose all that […]

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What to Do When People Hate You

I got an email, “You’re ugly. Shut the F up.” It was the first time I got hate mail. I had an opinion about the stock market, wrote it, then got this…

I got an email, “You’re ugly. Shut the F up.” It was the first time I got hate mail. I had an opinion about the stock market, wrote it, then got this email. It was 2002. I showed a friend of mine. “That’s a badge of honor. It means people are paying attention to you.” […]

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An Opera Singer + Iraqi Dinars = Immortality

I asked people, “Who loves their jobs?” I was MCing a comedy show. A few people shouted out, “I do!” I also had a 25 Iraqi dinar bill in my pocket. From…

I asked people, “Who loves their jobs?” I was MCing a comedy show. A few people shouted out, “I do!” I also had a 25 Iraqi dinar bill in my pocket. From 2001 so it had Saddam Hussein’s face on it. It helps to have ex-CIA friends. Time for shit to go down. — Sometimes […]

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Seven Things I Learned from Chess

Chess got me a girlfriend, it got me into college, it got me into graduate school, it got me my first job, it helped me raise money, it got my company sold,…

Chess got me a girlfriend, it got me into college, it got me into graduate school, it got me my first job, it helped me raise money, it got my company sold, and it’s opened doors when previously they seemed locked to everyone around me. People mistakenly think chess = “smart.” This is very wrong. […]

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The Power of Terror and How You Can Use It

The woman stood up and shouted to me onstage, and to the audience, “OK, OK! Enough is enough! I am leaving.” I was being heckled. Nobody should do standup comedy. I don’t…

The woman stood up and shouted to me onstage, and to the audience, “OK, OK! Enough is enough! I am leaving.” I was being heckled. Nobody should do standup comedy. I don’t know why I torture myself. It’s the worst. This particular incident was about two years ago. Maybe the first time I did standup […]

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MY THIRD BOOK CHALLENGE: WHAT WOULD JESUS EAT?

In the Choose Yourself Publishing Group, I post a new book challenge approximately once a month. [Get access to the Group here.] The idea of each challenge is: The book can be…

In the Choose Yourself Publishing Group, I post a new book challenge approximately once a month. [Get access to the Group here.] The idea of each challenge is: The book can be done in a month The book doesn’t have to be big (30-50 pages is fine for a self-published book. More of course is […]

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