There are few things harder to watch than when someone acts like they are much more successful than they really are (ala Destroy the Ghost). The part that’s really cringeworthy is that it’s crystal clear to everybody but the participants that they’re not fooling anybody, so you watch them prance around like a complete asshole, knowing that in their mind they’ve successfully tricked everyone into thinking that they’re living the dream when in reality it’s precisely the opposite.
For example, this promo video for some z-level brand called Branville (note that it has 250 views, ouch). You’ll have a hard time making it all the way through, but it’s worth watching as a great example of how to make yourself look like an asshole via ‘starting a clothing company’:
- Print some cheap 1-color shirts with generic slogan in Impact font
- Call up a few 7.5s from the local hair school
- Stand around the pool at a motel in Palm Desert at 2pm on a Tuesday acting like you are rubbing elbows with A-listers in the VIP
PROFITBreak even if you’re lucky
Oh yeah, and I think you can see this guy’s weiner on Is Anyone Up if you want.