Tag Archives: man

The Art of Hustling

Rome, Italy

Tourist attractions are usually filled with people looking to making an extra buck at the cost of the tourist.

For example, I went to Europe during college.  While visiting Italy, we went to the town square with tons of artists painting, booths selling souvenirs, and corner cafe selling drinks.  I was wandering on my own and this fellow came up to me.

He seemed friendly and asked me to hold up my wrist.  In a matter of seconds, he quickly created a wristband.

I didn’t think anything of it, assuming that perhaps this is a local custom to welcome tourists.

After finishing the knot, he said, “10 Euros please”.

I thought he was playing with me, so I said, “What do you mean 10 Euros?  I don’t want to buy this.”

He kept calm, pointed at the bracelet, and said “Bracelet, 10 Euros.”

I wasn’t going to pay for a cheap bracelet that I didn’t even ask for.

Feeling upset, I tried to take off the bracelet and give it back to him, but he just shook his head and said, “No.  That’s yours.  10 Euros for that.”

I didn’t like where this was headed, so I looked around for my tour group but as soon as I tried to walk away, two other guys came and blocked my route.

The newcomers started talking with the bracelet dude.  I could tell they all knew each other.  And I could tell there was no easy way out for me.

I looked around.  No one I knew.  All alone in a strange country.  I had no idea who I was dealing with.

I reluctantly shelled out the 10 Euros.

I left the town square vowing never to put myself in that situation again.



Las Vegas, Nevada

During the summer of 2014, my friends decided to visit Las Vegas for a friend’s bachelor party.  We went through the motions as far as what Las Vegas had to offer.

Gambled our money away.  Got Drunk.  Splurged on fancy restaurants.  Lost More money at other casinos.  Made promises to each other not to lose again.  Then lose even more the next time.

Since it WAS a bachelor’s party, we had to squeeze in a customary visit to the strip club.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New Video: Think Like A Dog

Just posted a video of me playing a dog.

I came up with the concept for this after doing a bunch of “Shit … Says” Videos (Shit Beliebers Say, Shit Drunk Girls Says).  I was thinking it’d be funny to see what a Dog would really say to us, if they could talk and we could understand.

My favorite part of the video would definitely be the belly rub.  I could never understand why dogs seemed to love that so much.  It’s like they are super-sensitive down there.  In the video I equated the dog belly rub to the best feelings humans can have: sex.  Hopefully it doesn’t offend any dog lovers out there … :).

The hardest thing about making this video is always being on all fours.  Human body were never made to be on all fours all the time.  I noticed my knees being soft and tender mid way through the shoot.  I tried once to run on all fours like a dog.  Bad idea!

I changed the title from “Shit Dogs Says” to “Think Like A Dog” because last Friday a new movie came out called “Think Like A Man” with Kevin Hart.

I thought it would be great to promote my video as an unofficial sequel to the movie.  I was trying to piggy back on all the popularity from the #1 video during its opening weekend.

We’ll see how many more views that little stunt will give me.

I recorded more then I could chew off, so expect a second video when I get around to producing it.

Equipment used:

  1. Camera:  Canon 3ti
  2. Lens: Canon 18-135mm efs f/3.5-5.6
  3. Audio:  Rode VideoMic Pro
  4. Editing:  Adobe Premiere CS5
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,