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[–]HS-Thompson 104 points105 points  (18 children)

"You've got hair like princess Diana"

"When she was alive I mean, wasn't trying to be offensive"

The ultimate expression of dominance however is towards the end when he just starts doing their jobs for them, and demonstrates how trivially easy and stupid it is to be a news anchor, maintaining composure as an announcer while they get increasingly flustered.

[–]U96Q69 20 points21 points  (17 children)

classic double entendre, freaking most American don't understand, lot European, east Asian culture have taught to slip snarks in complements.

[–]Granny_Whisperer 12 points13 points  (3 children)

We've gone overboard where I come from. A simple compliment to a stranger can lead to a fight because he's going to assume it's an insult that he just didn't get right away.

[–]DarthRoach 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Don't know where you're from, but in Eastern Europe this is very much true. If someone just randomly complements you on the street, you're automatically going to assume it was an insult. Really, don't compliment any guys you don't know well enough or at very unambiguous situations.

[–]Entrefut 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I feel like Russell brand could find a way to compliment people ine Eastern Europe.

[–]Fallen_Angle 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Russell would insult them, and they'd misinterpret it as a compliment.

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        [–]dave_is_not_here 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Seem to have it down pretty expertly in New England. The women, anyhow.

        [–]BitingInsects 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I understand what you mean. Even West Indians, they have a knack for slipping in insults or sly comments in seemingly innocent conversation. I've found myself naive to it before.

        [–]LandShark805 130 points131 points  (0 children)

        "I don't get it sometimes"

        "I think that's for the best".


        [–]HistoricalStickler 59 points60 points  (5 children)

        Another classic example: He's all over Katharine McPhee. But when he finds out she is married, he cracks the perfect joke about how she dumped the NY Jets for the 49ers, so why not dump her husband?

        Then, no sooner is she laughing, he drops the mic and leaves.

        Awesome to behold.

        [–]borntoperform 23 points24 points  (0 children)

        Geez, it really is all about frame.

        [–]AsnSensation 10 points11 points  (1 child)

        Didnt she divorce her husband later and cheated on him with a married man? Funny after watching this video.

        [–]RebootedMale 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        She cheated on him with her (alpha male) film director that was 26 years older than her and married.

        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        This is the best video I've ever seen.

        [–]Aphoc 30 points31 points  (1 child)

        Entered the thread, saw the clip, went back to the thread, read the thread, re-watched the clip 3 times before I fully comprehended what the fuck was going on.

        it took me 30 minutes, it took Russell a nano second.

        It's both motivating and demotivating at the same time.

        [–]1Ill_mumble_that 27 points28 points  (0 children)

        My first day at training camp my instructor threw a punch at me that knocked me to the floor. I never saw it coming. My 300th day of training my instructor threw a punch and I grabbed his arm then flipped him to the floor without thinking about it.

        [–]MasterBaiterX 164 points165 points  (39 children)

        Honestly I try to look at his interactions and find a way to improve myself to his level.

        He ABSOLUTELY dominates them all, his wit is insanely quick and he always says the right thing. It is really a mix of quick wit, understanding social interactions, and no filter. I don't know that this can be learned.

        [–]KeepPushing 103 points104 points  (3 children)

        Of course these things can be learned. It's just like any other skill, if you practice enough, you'll get better at it. He's a stand up comedian who's definitely seen his fair share of hecklers. You think what these anchors threw at him was insulting? He deals with belligerent drunks on a nightly basis. These anchors have NOTHING on his experience. They use the simplest most passive aggressive insults too. Things like belittling his success by stating they don't follow pop culture, or that they can't understand his accent, or that he's nothing but a good looking guy. If he's brought down by stuff like that, he'll never survive stand up.

        There's a reason why there's a pattern of comedians owning the fuck out of these biased news twats. Look at Stewart on Crossfire, Colbert on O'Reilly, and probably countless others. You don't fucking mess with comedians in a game of wit. They make their living by winning the audience. You'll never come out of a spat with them without looking like a complete jackass loser. Fucking with professional comedians is like the social version of poking a bear. You're going to get fucked up socially because they do that shit for a living.

        [–]Indianbro 9 points10 points  (2 children)

        Brand's experience + Him doing coke beforehand = Godlike/Messiah Complex

        [–]iamallofyou 20 points21 points  (1 child)

        Nah, he was not on coke. He was a former drug addict and has been clean for years

        [–]Bisuboy 23 points24 points  (8 children)

        The way he always behaves like that makes me wonder if he's still doing drugs. He has unlimited self-esteem, he is smart as fuck, always knows what to say and his eyes have that crazy look.

        I couldn't imagine myself being like that without any drugs, but of course that guy has 20 years of acting experience, fucked tons of girls and did some other fucking crazy shit.

        [–]JovianTrainWreck 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        In other words, I should've done drugs growing up... damn you to hell, D.A.R.E.

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            [–]brmpbrmp 8 points9 points  (3 children)

            If you do enough drugs you can learn to replicate the feeling without having to take them

            [–]FemtoG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            This is true. It takes a focused effort, but it's definitely true.

            [–]scrumptious_titties 55 points56 points  (16 children)

            It is really a mix of quick wit, understanding social interactions, and no filter

            Seems like you're learning.

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              [–]100Timeswww 16 points17 points  (0 children)

              We don't need to be Jordan, though. As long as you're capable enough to control a room full of average men and women, you can still live like a rock star. It doesn't take much when you break it down but it does take time, practice, and hard work.

              [–]AlsdousHuxley 8 points9 points  (1 child)

              Have you seen the Bill Burr bit on talent vs intelligence in sports?

              Your comment immediately reminded me of it

              [–]Radox_Redux 17 points18 points  (4 children)

              Did anyone notice the sly move he pulled at 6:53 when he called the the woman in orange 'Cat', seemingly getting her name wrong, like she did with him, effectively putting her down for her mistake. Genius.

              [–]Cum_on_doorknob 9 points10 points  (2 children)

              That's Katty Kay, BBC reporter. They have probably met a few times, cat certainly wouldn't be an unusual nickname for her.

              [–]GraemeTurnbull 8 points9 points  (0 children)

              I doubt she has met him before....given that she thinks his name is Willie.

              [–]Radox_Redux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Ah. I stand corrected. They seem to say something after it though that sounded like he got her name wrong. Can't really make it out though.

              [–]100Timeswww 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              Lol you can hear the other bitch start laughing at it.

              [–]ThePedanticCynic 6 points7 points  (3 children)

              I don't think you can learn wit. You can maybe memorize a few phrases to use on very specific occasions, but wit is spontaneous. It's like the ability to aggregate the mass quantity of data in your brain to a single point and somehow draw from that the best response in the context of the situation in just milliseconds.

              Extremely difficult, if not impossible to learn. It requires a high degree of intelligence, and something else.

              [–]1Ill_mumble_that 2 points3 points  (1 child)

              If you have then intelligence you can learn it. It just involves getting in front of people and practicing. There are tons of smart people that never come out of their shell.

              [–]Draki1903 5 points6 points  (0 children)

              Learning wit is a trial-by-fire kind of thing.

              [–]laere 13 points14 points  (2 children)

              his wit is insanely quick

              I practice wit daily with co-workers. Also cut out alcohol. You will be surprised with the shit you can come up with. Hell I've even surprised myself.

              [–]Assaultman67 6 points7 points  (1 child)

              I think alcohol kind of helps me a bit. After one or two drinks I really stop giving a shit and start calling people out on bullshit.

              That's definitely not a RP thing to say because it means I think up stuff to say and hesitate to say it.

              [–]Manmore 5 points6 points  (0 children)

              Alcohol slows you down, but it also removes self-imposed limitations/barriers/fears/whatever. It's a fine balance - I find it's easy to become too slow before you've relaxed enough from alcohol.

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                [–]Granny_Whisperer 32 points33 points  (28 children)

                Cocaine works for some people. There are drawbacks though.

                [–]Dark triad expert: - - [3 Points]IllimitableMan 8 points9 points  (18 children)

                Co-signing cocaine. Made a comment awhile back on how it increases DT traits.

                Edit: Read this comment thread -

                [–]dongpal 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                could you do cocaine, remember how you were on drugs and then try to imitate it?

                [–]Dark triad expert: - - [3 Points]IllimitableMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                That's not how it works. Remembering how a drug makes you feel and behave does not allow you to emulate that state of consciousness via sheer power of will. Cocaine makes you fearless and extremely confident with no effort. Its not so much you do things when faded that make you feel a certain way but rather the drug itself temporarily changes your brains neurochemistry.

                [–]HS-Thompson 0 points1 point  (15 children)

                Amphetamines actually are the ultimate dark triad tool.

                Don't ask me how I know.

                [–]Dark triad expert: - - [3 Points]IllimitableMan 6 points7 points  (13 children)

                I want to do a post on cocaine in the future for the dark triad section of my site. If you want to share any insights, shoot me a PM.

                [–]itsarusko 0 points1 point  (12 children)

                Any experience with Adderall compared to cocaine?

                [–]strppngynglad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                mm adderall doesn't make me overly social or feel dominant. I do get focused and music sounds great. It's kind of like drinking 10 espressos. Cocaine on the other hand will make me grab a woman and start making out with her.

                [–]loin_fruit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                addy's do me wonders. Confidence like no other, whit is there, humor is there, loving life and no anxiety what so ever. Only downside is that if you take too much you can stay up longer than you want to/should. Also it makes your skin oily.

                [–]Endorsed ContributorWe_Are_Legion 7 points8 points  (1 child)

                man. if there were some intensive course on becoming socially dominate like him (sorry, Russell), I'd sign up.

                I mean something real, not some 3 day bullshit pua bootcamp thing. Maybe a 2 year masters degree program in social dominance.

                You don't get a degree(but then neither did he) but there is something like that. Its called practice.

                Or rather, I'd revise it to deliberate practice if you want better mileage.

                Google the concept or read the book "Talent is overrated" for a good overview and method

                [–]InflatableRaft 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                Just do what Brand did. Go live in another country and teach English as a second language.

                [–]Endorsed Contributor30303030303030 35 points36 points  (11 children)

                Russell is constantly establishing dominance over the other guy, whether playing the better man by telling him he's free to dress however he wants after the woman emasculated him (with the subtext that it won't matter a lick when Russell is in the room, because they want his shirt off) or by remorselessly interrupting him to talk about something irrelevant (the people behind them). Not to mention consistently and smoothly putting the guy back in his place every time the guy tries to insult him.

                Look at that move at 03:00, male host is trying to take over the conversation and Russel turns around basically saying "lol, fuck you" without saying anything to that poor bastard. He made him completely irrelevant. This is a master at work.

                He called her a "shaft grasper" , "lose that ring, it means nothing to you" on morning tv..

                You can say anything if you are witty and smart.

                Go through history, we had that video broken down to seconds months ago. It's worth the read.

                [–]CRUSHPUSSY_MARRYAMAN[S] 7 points8 points  (10 children)

                I searched the sub for "Russell Brand" and didn't find this video, maybe I'm an idiot and missed it. I'll look again.

                [–]Endorsed Contributor30303030303030 10 points11 points  (4 children)

                nah, you are not an idiot, "Search reddit" needs some work, to say the least... I'll look for it in spare time.

                [–]IDefyAxioms 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                It's been a few months, and I'm pretty sure it was in the Social Eng sub. Had a total breakdown with timestamps of everything going on. It was pretty in-depth.

                [–]krakosia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                here's a redditlog to the breakdown of the video on the social engineering subreddit. Search on the page for sandgoose.

                [–]the_real_chronos 10 points11 points  (4 children)

                Please do post if you find.

                [–]krakosia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                here's a redditlog to the breakdown of the video on the social engineering subreddit. Search on the page for sandgoose.

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                    [–]fl3wy 23 points24 points  (0 children)

                    Good find! That bit was interesting indeed. The interviewer is trying to control him, telling him he can't swear, while he was using quite a benign term. In a way, he's pulling a shit test. Russell reacts with Agree & Amplify. First he apologizes, and then amplifies with an actual swear word.

                    Shit Tests 101, beautifully demonstrated by Mr Brand.

                    [–]gensyms 17 points18 points  (2 children)

                    He is brilliantly hitting on the woman the whole time!

                    At 8:00 or so when he's talking about standup (yeah right) being great because of the spontaneity -- and says "why would you deny yourself that?" before locking eyes with her -- is solid gold.

                    [–]DEVi4TION 17 points18 points  (1 child)

                    watch right after they introduce him and his routine. They say hellos, he looks at her and tilts his head and she matches him.

                    [–]Addictedtoiron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    By the end she can't stop looking at him and bites her lip at the very last frame.

                    [–]till_apert 12 points13 points  (0 children)

                    I love the way he apologises here at around 4:25. Jokes around, then uses a much worse word than the one he's "apologizing" for. Shows dominance and character.

                    There's more to it: they're about to break in and say some bullshit about the line up, but he wants to introduce it. He overwhelms them with the swear word and, while they're recovering, launches into a recitation of the acts on the program. Totally takes control of the conversation.

                    [–]JovianTrainWreck 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                    At about the 1:50 mark while the host is talking about Russell's addictive personality, Russell at the snap of a finger quips back with the ol' agree and amplify.

                    "I'll be here again tomorrow..."

                    I fucking want that wit, and I will get it if it kills me.

                    [–]krakosia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    try going to some improv classes. That is known to help a lot

                    here's a beautiful example of it. Notice all the subtleties.

                    [–]neurosurg 21 points22 points  (1 child)

                    I love how he caught himself at one point: "Then he said, imagine her head on a fat woman's body." Could have just left it there. But of course Brand knows that his words could get twisted around by the media and he'd be accused of "body shaming, etc." So he follows up with, "but I quite like big women so that didn't work."

                    We all know Brand's massive SMV keeps him from ever having to pork any porkers (if you will), but he's actively taking measures here to shape his image. Goes to show that he's extremely good at handling celebrity and being in the public eye.

                    [–]jamesbond0512 20 points21 points  (0 children)

                    Did anyone catch her biting her lips right when the video finished? Brand is the man

                    [–]toofantastic 13 points14 points  (1 child)

                    Wow. Around the 1 minute mark Russell Brand sneaks in a quick dig into Conan, referring to the documentary in which Conan was shown to be an arrogant bully. That's good, wow. And Russell comes across as being funny and establishing dominance while still telling Conan "don't be a dick to your employees." All in about 20 seconds.

                    [–]Counter423 30 points31 points  (0 children)

                    lmao Russell Brand is amazing.

                    Yes falling in love and being in a relationship does get all that lovey dovey b.s. out of your system.

                    Thank you ancestral species and alleged diety(ies).

                    [–]hymnf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    That was really intense. That guy is so energetic and funny, what a hero.

                    [–]Nieben 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Oh my fucking god. I cackled. "Adam Sandler lives me through me vicariously. I can't interrupt that relationship."

                    And thank you much, good sir, for posting that link.

                    [–]DrakeSaint 33 points34 points  (6 children)

                    "Don't get attached to the superficial informations" - After an attempt at ridicularizing his necklace and open chest clothes.

                    I'm so taking this.

                    [–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (11 children)

                    Has anybody else seen the fact he refused to take $20 million dollars from Katy Perry and said to "still have admired her"?

                    [–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

                    I haven't heard much about it. But if I didn't need money, I wouldn't take any, especially from an ex. How could you detach from someone you took 20 million from?

                    [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

                    Cutting all ties with a crazy bitch is a pretty good reason in itself.

                    [–]pluvoaz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    My ex is supposed to give me $300 a month, but I figure it's a small price to pay to not have to put up with her.

                    [–]RedPillington 9 points10 points  (0 children)

                    a) why take your ex's money?

                    b) why air out your dirty laundry in public? they're both entertainment professionals, that would just make him look bad.

                    [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

                    It's an interesting position that TRP hasn't had much time to dwell on since it is such a rare occurrence. In this thread everyone is orgasming over Russel Brand so I doubt we'll get a very solid and unbiased conversation at the moment.

                    I think that he should have taken it. Not taking it is the same as giving her 20 million. I think it's also men's natural inclination to not take money in that situation. It would be my first instinct too because I know that it's completely fucked up to take the 20 mil. That's because I can sympathize with it. Women on the other hand, cannot.

                    Women regularly abuse these laws and men regularly ignore them. It's never going to be fixed unless women realize they're going to suffer from a 20 million dollar rape too, and can show some slight empathy towards the situation.

                    [–]1kulrajiskulraj 6 points7 points  (2 children)

                    Men and women are wired differently. Us men have a sense of ego and dignity to maintain. Women, as I've come to notice, simply don't care and only work for what's best for themselves. They're not wrong for that, evolution and basic primal instincts have instilled in them a need to thrive so their potential offspring may thrive. Although this is just what I see, so I could be completely wrong.

                    [–]1Patriarchysaurus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    He should have taken it and started a fund for fair divorce laws.

                    Might be bad PR though.

                    [–]KoreanBoy1 25 points26 points  (4 children)

                    Interesting.. You know, reading TRP everyday made me cynical and bitter (because all the anger phase posts..). I thought I was becoming alpha by repelling against feminists, gold digger, and hamsters, but Russel here demonstrates an alphaness who embraces them all and take it as "not a big deal". For example, he flirts with the woman in blue by saying "you are strong powerful woman. blah blah." I would hate her if she was feminists, but Russel is flirting her by saying she is a strong woman figure that all feminists like. I think this is the type of alphaness we should aim for. I understand there are lots of hate posts against all these themes: Hamsters, feminists, and gold diggers, but if we can understand them (at least act like we do), we can really use them to our advantage and shown as a true alpha, rather than being butt hurt about the way society is right now.

                    EDIT: Some better English.

                    [–]NicCageForPresident 18 points19 points  (2 children)

                    With regards to the "strong powerful woman" thing, he probably didn't mean it anyway. Lots of ladies men pretend to go along with feminist rhetoric and even defend it, but their actions do not follow feminist philosophies. It's a pretty dark triad move and everyone should try it. A real alpha will be completely disingenuous and shit on guys who say 'misogynistic' stuff when there are girls present. They're in it for themselves. Basically whatever wins the crowd is what you should do if you wanna be in charge.

                    [–]1Patriarchysaurus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                    Ding ding ding. This man gets it.

                    Russell doesn't give two shits about feminist/powerful woman frame, he's issuing top-tier negs--the compliments are gauzy and dismissive, serving acknowledgments (how they think of themselves and how they want to be thought of) to implicitly dismiss them. He's fortifying his cocky nonchalance with an unassailable gentlemanly facade.

                    "They're in it for themselves. Basically whatever wins the crowd is what you should do if you wanna be in charge."

                    It's verbal and social combat, whoever can maneuver their agenda while gaining DHV and the audience's support wins. Though Russel Brand might admit to his "misogynistic" motives in straighttalk, doing so in that arena would have opened a huge chink in his armor, so to speak. Realizing the predisposition of the players (the people he's talking to, his audience, PC culture or what have you), an alpha is able to avoid being a target as well as trip anyone who might misstep into that pitfall for his own personal gain. Disingenuous and Machiavelli go hand-in-glove, mastery of which is an essential skill for someone maneuvering in a shark tank (think Ned Stark vs. Petyr Baelish from GoT).

                    [–]KoreanBoy1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I see. I've known about it. But seeing it working through Russel really opened my eyes.

                    [–]CRUSHPUSSY_MARRYAMAN[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                    I know what you mean, and I agree about how Brand's particular application of red pill philosophies is appealing. I think that many of the contributors here are still in the anger phase, and I don't fault them for that, because it's a necessary stage on the way to being true red pill. But that furious anger does tend to lend itself to some bigoted ramblings (and I mean REAL bigotry, not PC thought police bullshit). I would assume that most reasonable people DO support equal rights and equal opportunities for women. It IS possible to support those things while still recognizing the biological and psychological realities of the genders. As for feminism, it's just a term that can be good or bad depending on how it's applied. Most modern feminists are idiots, and sadly they tend to be the most vocal and the ones most often heard.

                    [–]JovianTrainWreck 18 points19 points  (1 child)

                    I was hoping this was the video I was thinking of, and it was!! :D

                    I love how near the end of the whole thing, the blue dress chick looks like she's trying to hide an oncoming orgasm on camera. If she wasn't caked in makeup, her red face would've given it away much sooner. She likely got into/started a "fight" with her husband that very night because y'know... hamsters. LOVE this clip.

                    [–]itsarusko 8 points9 points  (0 children)

                    "Lets go do something exciting and adventurous hubby!"

                    "Want to go see a movie and get dinner???"

                    [–]iatethelotus 9 points10 points  (5 children)

                    I still don't understand what the RedPill meaning of the word "Frame" is (as in, "maintaining frame"). Can anyone point me toward a definition?

                    [–]redeleven 16 points17 points  (3 children)

                    Imagine you're having a good time with friends and a stranger comes up and insults you. If you can handle the situation in such a way that you maintain the state/feeling you had beforehand, you've maintained your frame. If you get upset and let him change your mood and ruin your night, that's failing to maintain frame.

                    [–]iatethelotus 4 points5 points  (2 children)

                    Ohh. I think I get it. Thanks, man! [EDIT] Shit, this sounds difficult... I'm a pretty sensitive person.

                    [–]RallyMech 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                    The trick is to disconnect from things that don't really matter.

                    Car broke down? That sucks, but as long as it's trivial compared to the rest of the year why fret. Apply the same rationalization to some chick at a party, friend cockblocking you, or someone dissing you at the bar.

                    [–]648262 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                    To clarify a bit on frame:

                    Frame, the word, is used because it's your own borders that you have set up. It's your world and you feel comfortable there. In a social interaction you want to pull people into your frame, or world if you want.

                    So a social interaction is a battle of power/control and the one who wins pulls the other person into his frame. The other persons frame is broken/irrelevant from that point.

                    [–]Shrike2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    Look at it as composure.

                    When you go out one night to have a good time, you're going out to do that and damn anything that happens to change your mood, unless something drastic occurs in which case a 'serious frame' should be taken. Someone spills a drink on you accidentally? Yeah, voice your displeasure immediately in non hostile manner and then go about your business.

                    A heated discussion about an idea occurs. You voice your opinion and the participant(s) looks at you like you're suddenly scum or they think your idea is foolish. So? It's your opinion, stick to it. Maintain frame, stay in the discussion, challenge other's ideas and provide logical discussion in a manner that isn't insulting or condescending.

                    Maintain frame, stay composed, same shit, different words.

                    [–]ikarus2k 23 points24 points  (2 children)

                    He won't take shit from anyone. Check out this BBC interview regarding politics:

                    At some point, the interviewer questions his reason for being.

                    [–]4ZA 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                    Paxman agrees with him -

                    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    That was quite brilliant. His level of insight is admirable.

                    [–]PedroIsWatching 31 points32 points  (12 children)

                    Brand is one of those guys whose been to rock bottom and back. In the past he was:

                    1) homeless 2) a drug addict 3) morbidly obese

                    Despite all that he took control and turned himself around.

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                      [–]ruboski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      I think he actually suffered from bulimia at one point.

                      [–]Dark triad expert: - - [3 Points]IllimitableMan 10 points11 points  (7 children)

                      That's incredibly inspirational. I consider him an RP role model despite his quirks. Him and 50 Cent are there at the top of my head. Curtis Jackson (that's 50) likewise came from nothing. They walked different paths but they paid in sweat and blood to be where they are. They didn't luck into shit like Paris Hilton or do some sex tape with a celeb like Kim K, but they deserve their prestige as they earned it through their own creative talents and social intelligence. IMO I'd argue Russell had it even harder, being English it's far harder to break into the American market. American's like to complain the English accent sounds funny. Russell's accent isn't estuary English anyway, it's more of a cockney accent, which is incredibly rare nowadays. Notice how despite his vocabulary he doesn't enunciate every letter. Like he won't say both the t's in better for instance, but pronounce just the first t. The fact most american's know who Russell is is a testament to his success. A lot of our nationally famous celebrities are nobodies in the states.

                      [–]Ripsaw1990 1 point2 points  (6 children)

                      both t's in instance? Am I missing something? Isnt there only 1?

                      [–]herpderpherpderpderp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      There's surely only one "T" sound. I don't really follow what that bloke said either.

                      [–]KeepPushing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      Do you have a source of him being morbidly obese? The only thing he's said is that he used to be chubby as a child.

                      [–]CallMeMrBadGuy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                      Russell Brand is actually quite surprising. I used to think he was your rudimentary lowbrow, shock, crazy, party boy humor type of person. Though, appearances like this and his short comedy show on FX (Russell Brand Experience I think) showed me he's actually quite intelligent. I love this clip because it's a perfect example of him basically leading and controlling the room, that Ive seen other people do. The thing that seems to give him a serious edge is his quick wit and ability to put two and two together. I think that's a natural skill that's been amplified by the fact that he does standup comedy and there are regularly state-breaks or left-fielders that allows one to stay sharp. That and when people are laughing it's hard for them to get a word in.

                      Other than that I think OP is overreading too much shit. That guy on Morning Joe is always a pansy and has never been presented or played lead dominant guy. that's always been Scarborough's role. So I dont think that guy was there to challenge his dominance. Dont think this was a jumping either. I also dont know why anyone would think the female host is wet. That's maybe a juvenile thought but these shows do these stupid "faux, daily talk, light-hearted banter" shit where they ham up the laughs with nearly every touring comedian that shows up on show. This happens from your local news level to the national. So, i dont think he "nailed" her. Oh jeezus, come the fuck on. He gets much better tail throwing offers at him than that.

                      [–]vicious_armbar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                      Holy fuck!!! The only other guy I've seen that is that good at taking over an interview is Steven Colbert. But all of his lines and zingers are planned ahead of time, and the footage is edited to make him look good.

                      Russell Brand did all of that on the fly. Which makes the fact that he can pull all of that off even more amazing!

                      [–]Niaboc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      You guys really need to watch his interview with Australian tv personality Fifi Box

                      [–]DistanceSkater 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      Jesus fucking christ. I love Russell, been a fan for a long time, can't believe i've never seen this interview before, he absolutely SLAUGHTERS everyone in that room. The women in the blue dress can barely contain herself.

                      [–]warriorup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                      Russell Brand on Femininity

                      [–]DarkSayed 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      Yeh, I used to think this guy was off his rocker when he first became famous. I still think he's off his rocker, but he grows on you.

                      [–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

                      I would bet a paycheck that he nailed the lady in the blue dress after this recording.

                      She's not worthy of his sex.

                      [–]CRUSHPUSSY_MARRYAMAN[S] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

                      OK, you might be right. What I should have said was, "He COULD have nailed the lady in the blue dress after this recording, had he been so inclined."

                      [–]scarfox1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                      Should have took Katies money just to make a point

                      [–]ziggitypumziggitypim 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                      Subscribe to his YouTube channel. The man is brilliant, very well read and intelligent as fuck. I agree he is very red pill.

                      [–]FallenHighSchoolJock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      Lol at that guy with the tie. Wit-mogged, Hair-mogged, Face-mogged and Height-mogged. I don't know how he keeps from leaving the set in tears.

                      [–]Assaultman67 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      The guy is kind of a fucking jedi.

                      I can't help but wonder how he learned all this. Maybe he's just really fucking sharp and figured it out himself.

                      [–]Endevour 8 points9 points  (9 children)

                      The only thing I can't stand about Russel is how he replies to questions regarding how he's so good with women. He always says the same thing:

                      Be yourself!

                      Fuck you, Russel! Don't give me that bullshit.

                      [–]DarthRoach 26 points27 points  (1 child)

                      Be yourself!

                      Fuck you, Russel! Don't give me that bullshit.

                      Thing is, though, that he's like this naturally. To him it really is that simple.

                      [–]Entrefut 13 points14 points  (3 children)

                      You have to understand something very important about this character he he has become. It didn't just happen over night or in a year or in 10 years. Russell is 39 years old and most of his life was filled with misery. The concept of how to get women is second nature/ unimportant to him because of how much he's been through. In turn, women crawl all over him. He calls shit exactly how he sees it, doesn't take shit from anyone, has very honorable large scale beliefs, which help him keep his frame when people question his morality and viewpoints on all kinds of things. Shit tests are unimportant, BECAUSE they're unimportant. Not because TRP tells you they are.

                      He has internalized a belief system, which he found through extreme struggle, that helps him control interactions every step of the way. I would LOVE to see a woman reject Russell Brand, because his frame would be flawless all the way through. I have no doubt the woman would feel more rejected than he did.

                      [–]HS-Thompson 5 points6 points  (2 children)

                      It should also be noted that he is clearly extraordinarily intelligent from even an academic point of view. Watch some videos of him talking about philosophy and religion and it's apparent.

                      The combination of a quick brilliant thinker with some spectacularly dangerous life choices makes for an interesting personality indeed.

                      [–]Chicago1871 10 points11 points  (1 child)

                      He's an autodidact, he's quite smart but I think he lacks a depth of knowledge in a lot of subjects, he just knows how to sound smart to the average person .

                      [–]LukesLikeIt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      I think it's important to realise he's just living life and not trying to trick people every time he talks about something he's mildly knowledgable about.

                      [–]himan235 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                      Being not good automatically removes you from view site. As a dude I wouldn't tell a fatty to "be yourself". This can mean different things but mostly means being the best self you can be

                      [–]GhostInTheRedPill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Jeffy from RSD puts it like this: "Be yourself - to the hilt".

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                        [–]HolographicWhaleTail 20 points21 points  (2 children)

                        You say it like Charles Manson wasn't charismatic as fuck.

                        [–]misanthropeguy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                        Yeah, I remember reading about how he said the best way to gain control over a woman was by having her spend an afternoon just sucking on your dick. I've tried it, it works haha.

                        [–]Stinkfished 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Charles was also other red pill as fuck.

                        [–]Sturmgeist781 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        I'm not much of a fan of his comedy and he's a decent actor but this thread and the video has warmed me up much more to him.

                        I'll have to check out additional videos of his. Thanks OP.

                        [–]redeleven 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                        Here's another really good video from Russell Brand. This is him handling shit tests like a master from Chelsea Handler:


                        [–]1Patriarchysaurus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                        Wow, she's positively vile. This did seem like a clash of titans though-- ala "Whorebeast versus Alphaman."

                        [–]KarmaEnthusiast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        This one's good too if you want to see more of his skills. I've been a fan of Russell for a while now. Personally I like his acting and interviews more than I liked his standup or television shows. I'm fairly certain he's also manic-depressive and that's why he has that attitude. You can tell if you look at some of his political speeches that he clearly has his bad days.

                        [–]Accuria2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Thank you for sharing this.

                        [–]Merica911 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        I also think Russell Brand is more alpha is the fact he doesn't try to act alpha all the time. Matter of fact, I think he dresses the way he does (metrosexual) to have people think he's a softy and then Russell will whip you up for stereotyping.

                        What makes him alpha as fuck is that he doesn't participate in group think, not even for a second. No shame in everything he does and for that he has my respect.

                        [–]johnniegreen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Terrific video; should be mandatory viewing for all here. Thanks for posting it.

                        [–]whitey_male 2 points3 points  (4 children)

                        He wants a socialist revolution.

                        I like the only having to work 4 hours a day bit. But it seems unrealistic that it could work.

                        Yes he's very talented a true star.

                        [–]visibleinvisible 4 points5 points  (2 children)

                        Working 4 hours a day could not afford everyone 3,500 sq ft mansions, but if we were closer to subsistence plus a few luxuries it could certainly be done.

                        Average salary in the U.S. is about $50K, and yet it is quite possible to live in much of the country on $25K with minimal privation.

                        [–]Nikitah 5 points6 points  (1 child)

                        That's not at all the point of Brand's "4 hours of work per day" ideology. He means that there's been so much automation, many more jobs can be done with much fewer people -- 80 hours a month should be the full time work for full time wages, as all the money is still there, just not for the workers.

                        Did you know that in the 60s economists predicted this kind of automation and suggested that "the man of the future will have to work only a few hours a day", while that is clearly not the reality. Technological advancements have basically only helped the super-rich become richer as there are now more people competing for fewer jobs.

                        Please note that I am not trying to spew socialist propaganda (not that I am radically against the idea, capitalism is certainly flawed), I am simply commenting on Russell's vision for society. You should definitely check out the Paxman vs Brand interview if you already haven't.

                        [–]visibleinvisible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        I was simply pointing out that the economic surfeit is available that we all might have more idle hours and still survive perfectly well. Expectations that the capital owners will readily surrender their capital are well-meaning but ultimately naive, which is the conundrum Marxists inevitably propose to solve by force.

                        If there were a good solution, it would have been implemented. I have no solution -- I only see the problems in everyone else's.

                        [–]muyuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        He has no clue about economics or politics, but he's a good speaker and knows how to control conversations which is really what matters to him after all.

                        [–]1cover20 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                        I thought it was not so good that he commented on the people working behind him. It was worse when the woman in blue started insulting them, though. I guess that in showbiz, the "talent" is just so much higher in the pecking order that that's OK.

                        [–]Los_olvidados 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                        He is the definition of an alpha male. He had the 2 ladies on his packets already by the 7th minute, the other guy was demolished and the audience ( the guys in the back ) were loving him (i bet). But my question is, what would it be like if we put , lets say, Brad pitt in that interview with Brand? Both are very alpha and both own the rooms they are at. Would they try to alpha each other out?

                        [–]KoreanBoy1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                        Probably have massive respect to each other and work together. They already have a perfect happy alpha life, so I wouldnt think they would feel threatened by each other.

                        [–]Panzer_Geist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Interesting. I met him once at a party in the Valley. He seemed like a complete hippie to me so I didn't interact with him other than the casual "hey, having a good time?".

                        Just goes to show, yet again, that you can't judge a book by its cover.

                        [–]Gyaltso 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        i agree, he does share some blue pill sentiments however

                        [–]Luckyluke23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        man, I'm laughing so hard at this...I would love to see him live i think it would be pretty fun.

                        when every russells name comes up, I already know whats going to go down. he's so far above everyone else it's not funny. ( by above I mean, he thinks on such a deep level)

                        he's like the steven hawrking of comedy. after seeing this, I need to watch some more youtube videos of him. I had to admit I am not THAT smart, though If i could learn anything off him it would be great

                        [–]Fucty_Artsy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        He got trained from some popular PUA once.

                        [–]tatti_ke_tukde 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        He also rejected 20 million dollars from his divorce with Katy perry whereas Mel Gibsons wife walked out with 400 million of his money after the split. AWALT.

                        [–]darthsmokey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        Getting nervous? more like getting her panties wet. It was just to obvious :p

                        [–]cdogg75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        JESUS! I didn't catch what was making those ladies swoon, but it is super obvious that it is working....holy shit.

                        [–]KizahdStenter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        The woman in the blue dress is the progeny of possibly the most evil man alive today.

                        [–]HeadingRed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        "(ignoring the politics, that's not the point of this clip):"

                        Most women do not care about your politics or follow politics all that much. I've seen guys from both sides whipped at home, and seen guys from both sides play well.

                        The story you hand out to explain your point of view matters when she think it helps her or re-enforces what she already believes. You can't get a woman's desire by what primary you vote in.

                        [–]BitingInsects 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        Safe to say all male anchors amongst a female host is comfortably submissve.

                        [–]ThousandTruths 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        Excellent. This is what I've been saying all along. As long as you are tall, good looking, confident, you can almost literally say whatever the hell you want and people will think it's great, because of Halo effect and because you stay unfazed.

                        [–]mentalfloss2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        The only reason this works for him is that he is:

                        • Good looking, white, tall
                        • He is famous and hence slightly powerful

                        I would not recommend any ugly guy delude himself thinking that he can just start acting like this and he will just be loved by women.

                        [–]Wrattie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        [–]jolly--roger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                        I mean... again? about 5th time it's been here..

                        [–]pounds_not_dollars -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                        This guy is a twat when it comes to politics though.