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Review: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

» 29 November 2009 » In money, People, Wine » 8 Comments

Review: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Finished reading Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk a few weeks ago. Good read.

If you are not familiar with Gary Vaynerchuck, he is a cat that took a family liquor store from $5 million in sales to $50 million in sales using the Internet and social media. He also got a 7 sticks book deal. Not bad in a Down Economy.

His book is basically about using your passion in life to make money. The book gives some great advice on exactly how to do that and build your personal brand using social media.

This is a pretty remarkable time we live in. Younger G’s should appreciate it. You really can become anything you want to these days. Manifesto Destiny.

Why you should by this book:

1. If you are unhappy with your job and you would like to do something that you love doing.
2. If you want to learn how to turn your passion into a money maker.
3. You want to learn whats going down in the world today.

I say buy it.

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Los 800 – 2004 – Red Wine from Priorat

» 08 August 2009 » In Food, Wine » 2 Comments

Los 800 – 2004 – Red Wine from Priorat

Here is a great big wine to drink: Los 800 – 2004 – Red Wine from Priorat.

Great for day swooping and eating with some Lomo Iberico de Bellota

Two hours from Barcelona, and a world away, lies the tiny wine region called Priorat. The remote rocky hills produce intense, full reds that many consider to be among Spain’s elite wines. The secret is in the slate filled soil, called llicorella in Catalan, and the extreme weather of the region. Grape vines on the roughly 4,000 acres of steep hills suffer hot dry summers and severe cold winters creating low yield grape vines that provide concentrated flavor. The region’s innovative winemakers have created a style that has become one of the hottest trends in wine. Continue

COMPOSITION: 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah

Gary Vaynerchuck on Priorat:

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Easy Way to Make Paella

» 02 August 2009 » In Food, Wine » 2 Comments

Easy Way to Make Paella

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I typically make Paella from scratch.

But this weekend, day style, I whipped up some easy Paella while swooping a fly Peruviana-Mexicana Girl.

Popped open a bottle of Bodegas Emilio Moro – Malleolus 2006 Red Wine, to help Grease the deal.

Perfecto.

Y muy facil.

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Latin’s Guide to Gaming in Lima, Peru

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Summertime Anthem 2009: Dead Prez Summertime

» 28 July 2009 » In Dope, Food, Guide, Style, Wine » No Comments

Summertime Anthem 2009: Dead Prez Summertime

Pop open a bottle of Bodegas Muga – Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2000, meal some Iberico Duo – Sliced Jamon Iberico + Jamon Iberico de Bellota, swoop a fly girl and put on some Dead Prez. Or Teddy Pendergrass.

Dead Prez Summertime music video directed by Tao Ruspoli

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The Del Mar Racetrack Checklist

» 21 July 2009 » In Food, Game, Girls, Style, Travel, Wine » 5 Comments

The Del Mar Racetrack Checklist

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In the past we broke down the Checklist for a Night Out, an invaluable reference sheet for an up and coming International Playboy on the Rise.

Today, your Favorite International Playboy’s Favorite International Playboy will break down The Del Mar Racetrack Checklist:

CASH
Make sure you take out mad dough before going to the track. Style Points. Bankroll Factor. You already should have made it, but here is How to make money in a Down Economy.

Haircut
I always like to get a haircut before Track Season starts. When you have spent the last 6 weeks swooping topless girls in Spain (La Cote des Basques and the Med) your hair tends to grow. Must be the Mediterranean diet. Or the Basque seafood. Or the vino tinto. (The G Manifesto’s How to Pick up Topless Girls coming soon)

Suits
Make sure you get plenty of new custom suits made. Light colors all. Signature Cookie Monster Blue interior. And get your Pocket Square Game Tight.

Zippos
Make sure all your Zippos, Dunhills, and Dupont lighters are filled to the brim and have good action. Bring a minimum 3 packs of smokes.

Drugs (Optional)
Beeks and Beans are still mad popular. As Bill Maher says, “People are doing as much Cocaine as they did in the 80’s. They just aren’t sharing it anymore.” Careful in this heat when you are on the beeks though.

Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rules – July 17 2009

Enter The Dragon
Get your rounds in. They will pay dividends. I would be lying to you if I didn’t tell you I am in amazing shape. (Getting slotted and swooping Topless girls will do that to you.) The G Manifesto’s Exit The Dragon, Enter The Cobra coming soon.

Heater
Breathe again. Because I don’t do extortion unless I am on the receiving end.

Turf Club

Make sure you get your Turf Club scenario ironed out. (I just got my re-upped membership in the mail). Or else you will be with the buffoons in the suspect Glittery Ed Hardy Shirts, looking like a nonce, drinking out of plastic with no air conditioning..

3 O’clock Fridays
Remember, this year Friday’s at the Track start at 3 O’clock not 4. In case you missed my breaking article.

There are a couple of other tricks I have up my high arm-holed sleeve of my Neapolitan suit, but I am saving them for now.

Why?

Do me a favor.

That’s it for now.

If you do all this, you should be hitting a Trifecta or at least a Trio.

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The G Manifesto’s Del Mar Racetrack Resources:

Click Here for Opening Day The Del Mar Racetrack Style Then and Now
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Click Here for Surf and Turf: The Race Track
Click Here for The Del Mar Racetrack Part II
Click Here for The Del Mar Race Track: How to Dress for the Horse Races
Click Here for The Del Mar Race Track: Dope Style, Wack Style
Click Here for Opening Day Del Mar Race Track Pictures
Click Here for Del Mar Race Track Considers Shortening Season
Click Here for Del Mar Racetrack Art Mural
Click Here for 2009 Del Mar Racetrack Guide
Click Here for Joe Harper’s Blog: President and CEO Del Mar Racetrack
Click Here for The Dress Policy of The Del Mar Turf Club

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AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

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Great Bottle of Wine: Bodegas Juan Gil – Juan Gil 2006

» 18 July 2009 » In Food, People, Wine » 2 Comments

Great Bottle of Wine: Bodegas Juan Gil – Juan Gil 2006

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Jon over at Jayne’s Gastropub (who I wrote about in Jaynes Gastropub: Viña Tondonia Rosado 1998 Rioja, Spain) recently tipped me off on a great bottle of vino: Bodegas Juan Gil – Juan Gil 2006.

Price for The Down Economy as well.

Check it: Bodegas Juan Gil – Juan Gil 2006.

Pairs well with some Sliced Jamon Iberico.

But then again? What doesn’t?

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AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Almeja Blanca ‘Los Peperetes’ – Premium Galician Clams

» 18 July 2009 » In Food, Wine » No Comments

Almeja Blanca ‘Los Peperetes’ – Premium Galician Clams

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I absolutely love seafood from Galicia.

Few things in life compare to Almeja Blanca.

Maybe a beautiful sunset. Or a dope glass of vino tinto. Swooping a fly girl.

Almeja Blanca are one of the kings of Galician seafood. These large, plump clams are harvested from the pristine sands of the Rias Gallegas, deep inlets in the shores of Galicia.

Hook some: Almeja Blanca ‘Los Peperetes’ – Premium Galician Clams

And enjoy with some Naiades Old Vines Verdejo 2005.

The famous winemaker, Eulogio Calleja, uses a blend of 50% Verdejo and 50% Viura/Sauvignon Blanc to make Las Brisas. Naia is 100% Verdejo which is aged sur lie for 4 months to accentuate the characteristics of the varietal. Naiades is crafted from the oldest ungrafted vines of Verdejo and aged for 8 months in French oak.

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Pulling a Vicky Cristina

» 15 July 2009 » In Dope, Game, Girls, Nightlife, Style, Wine » 8 Comments

Pulling a Vicky Cristina

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I usually don’t watch a lot of new movies.

I mostly re-watch old ones: Scarface, Rumble Fish, A Clockwork Orange, Superfly, To Catch a Thief, etc.

Recently, however, I flipped the script. After having more than 50 girls tell me to watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona, I peeped it.

Having lived in Barcelona as a younger prototype G and visited many times since, it was a real pleasure to see the beautiful Catalunyan scenery in the movie.

The one part of the movie that kind of pissed me off was how it threw up on the silver screen for all to see how you swoop two girls at once AKA pulling a “Vicky Cristina”.

I have been using this tactic for years, in fact, I have been almost gotten beyond it. Hell, I even wrote the definitive piece on How to Pick up Three Girls at Once AKA The Trio a while back.

None of this takes away from the fact that Pulling a Vicky Cristina can be a very effective/innovative move for the upwardly mobile International Playboy on The Rise. At least, it will help cut through the boredom in American Nightlife and the ennui associated with American Girls.

Paco de Lucia – Entre dos Aguas

Here is how it is done:

Find the Right Venue
Well, the “wrong” venues, thankfully, are wack spots, sports bars, low end clubs etc. Places you shouldn’t be hanging out at anyways. If you see Ed Hardy shirts and Plastic Tiaras, you are in the wrong place.

Other signs to look for: People that look like they hang out at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Beenies, tribal tattoos, and girls yelling “Wooo! Girls Night Out! I love my girls!” and other earsplitting phrases. (Seriously, if I hear this type of crap one more time, I am liable to go bonkers, smoke some Sherm Stick, go on a West Coast “Who Ride” and end up wanted for a homicide.)

Conversely, the “right” venues are high-end lounges, Gentleman’s Clubs (of course, this doesn’t really apply to this Chamber of the Manifesto, although technically a great location to pull a Vicky Cristina), Model Girl Bars, sensual restaurants were the Chef does all kinds of sexy things with food, lobby bars of Fly hotels, The French Riviera, South Beach, and of course, Catalunya.

If the drinks are expensive, drugs are being consumed at a rapid pace and the girls look like something you would see on the cover of a Spanish fashion magazine, you are in the right place, Oh my brothers.

Other signs to look for: Titled Royals, Girls dripping with diamonds on their décolletage, a blow dealer you knew from way back, daughters of Industrialist families, etc.

Find The Right Girls

Again thankfully, like many advanced tactics in The World of Game, Pulling a Vicky Cristina actually works better with flyer girls. And richer girls. And smarter girls. And surprisingly, girls with good breeding. Girls traveling. Model girls. Arriviste American Girls. Run of the mill average to decent looking American girls are not good prospects. They like feminine guys, hipsters, Wimpsters, beta males, regular guy and Chrisitan Audiger wearing Buffons. Leave the wack girls for them.

Furthermore, pulling a Vicky Cristina on regular attractive American Girls, is a respectable result but pulling a “VC” on two high-society fly girls is agnate to winning Roland Garros. Or at least a satellite in Dusseldorf.

(Pulling a Vicky Cristina on two fly Exotic Dancers is a good way to pass the time, but let’s face it, who hasn’t done that literally hundreds of times by now?)

Dress Fly
This is an essential. Pulling a Vicky Cristina without dressing sharp is like Rumba without a Trumpet. Or a Parranda without booze and Chicas de la Noche.

If you know me by now, then you know I am predisposed toward Custom suits. Maybe something bespoke and “off-Row” by Douglas Hayward’s Shoppe (95 Mount Street) or Brian Staples’ Shoppe (26 Kingly Street). But with summer already here (The Kentucky Derby marks the start of summer on The G Manifesto Calendar) Resort Style is what I have been flowing with recently.

Think bold shirts, Crimsons, Lavenders, Custom Guayaberas, Irish Linen pants, Gucci Loafers, things like that. Walther P38. Pockets on Green like yellow and blue. Ties looking like a mural. Pocket squares: spiritual, like a ritual.

You want to catch Vicky Cristina prospects eye before approaching. The Art of War. Win every battle before it is fought.

Confidence
You need to come with Extreme confidence when pulling a Vicky Cristina. Fly girls these day are swarmed by all sorts of gigolos, cads, vulgarians, scoundrels, rouges and bounders.

Any hint of weakness in your Game and girls will attack like a lioness smelling sangre on the Shamwari Game Reserve.

For me this isn’t a quandary. Pulling Vicky Cristinas begets more Vicky Cristinas. Top tier Lotharios have verbals hitting hard like Edwin “El Chapo” Rosario. Charmant.

And always be aware of the dark forces that lie hidden beneath the surface, the ones that some people call superstitions: howling banshees, black cats, witches, hats on beds, dogs, The Evil Eye.

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Be Latin
You can’t really control this, but if you have Latin blood, you will pull more Vicky Cristina’s then people without Latin Blood. I have done an unofficial case study on this. This is also why whenever you see a smooth cat swooping two girls cold out of at bar, 9 times out of 10 he is some sort of Latin cat. Don’t blame me, this has been going on since the 20’s. Sure there are historically top tier Playboys from other spots, most notably Gunter Sachs and the Guinness kids. If you don’t have Latin blood, maybe try using a fake foreign accent. (Picking up Girls with fake foreign accents will be covered in a future G Manifesto).

Play off both Girls
Common Pick up Theory suggests, when picking up a girl in a two set, you open, neg the target, and gain trust and rapport with the other girl, build rapport and attraction etc. etc. etc.

When pulling a Vicky Cristina, you need to Raise Sexual Tension with Both Girls and neg both girls constantly. Whenever you get rebuffed, simply be calm and act like there is nothing out of the ordinary with your proposal of untamed passion, pleasure, bliss and heaven. Re-frame. And use the right line of Palaver. Remember, there is no Eye like innderstanding.

Keep the Vino Flowing
Vino is the official drink of pulling off a Vicky Cristina. Top Shelf Vodka Sodas work as well, as does the occasional shot. But pound for pound, round for round, Vino is the Heavyweight Champ of Mood Setters.

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E-Tabs are known to work as well. But that’s neither Lucite heels nor dollar bill peels. And spark up cigarettes for style points. Or light up the cigar and let the aroma reach up. It’s like the smile on the Mona Lisa or like a falcon flying over Giza.

Use a Big Close.

Bliss, bliss and heaven, oh it is gorgeousness and georgeosity made flesh.

Keep in mind, one of the two girls is guaranteed to ruin the perfect situation. (Many times by morning).

It’s just in a girl’s nature.

Emilio de Benito – Granada

Advantage of The Vicky Cristina

Solves the problem of picking up two fly girls at the same time.

No need to call in a buddy for backup and having him fumble the deal.

Really “ups” your swoop numbers.

Turns a regular night of swooping into great fun.

Now, pretty much all I do when I am in America is pull Vicky Cristinas.

My mind is the enigma filled with broken pictures.

The G can see clearer now.

I feel my veil of sanity is starting to slip.

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The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
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AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Jaynes Gastropub: Viña Tondonia Rosado 1998 Rioja, Spain

» 15 July 2009 » In Food, Nightlife, People, Travel, Wine » 1 Comment

Jaynes Gastropub: Viña Tondonia Rosado 1998 Rioja, Spain

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In San Diego, getting ready for The Del Mar Racetrack to begin (6 days 19:10:06 till first post fyi), I recently went to Jaynes Gastropub. (The owners are a class act, fyi).

Had the pan con tomate, with Jamon Serrano, crab cake and Gambas Al Aljillo. All insane.

Also, gulped down some Viña Tondonia Rosado 1998 Rioja, Spain by López de Heredia that quickly became my favorite Rose.

Get some if you can get your hands on it.

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AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Good Day Vino: Higueruela Bodegas Santa Quiteira 2008

» 15 July 2009 » In Dope, Food, Wine » 2 Comments

Good Day Vino: Higueruela Bodegas – Bodegas Santa Quiteira 2008

Been drinking tons of Higueruela Bodegas – Bodegas Santa Quiteira 2008 while swooping fly girls lately.

Real inky.

Priced for The Down Economy as well.

Hook some Higueruela Bodegas – Bodegas Santa Quiteira 2008. And wack down some Navajas de Finesterre ‘Los Peperetes’ – Premium Razor Clams in Olive Oil. Thank me later.

COMPOSITION: 100% Garnacha Tintorera
REGION: Almansa

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
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AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

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