Monday, June 18, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Life is Too Short to Chase Women

I've received enough requests from men at Asshole Consulting it behooved this video.



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Rape is Bad

"mmmmKay???"

Friday, June 15, 2018

Episode #258 of The Clarey Podcast - Greasy Pole Special!


Cappy sits in with The Great One and Adam Piggott on their "Greasy Pole" podcast! We chat about strip club stories, $1 million in student loan debt, white water rafting and MORE!
THE INITIAL AUDIO IS A BIT LOUD so maybe fast forward a couple minutes into the podcast.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cappy's Cascade Adventure

A long drive from Leavenworth, Washington to Tacoma Washington via Yakima.  It was quicker to go that route than deal with traffic in Seattle and I wish I was joking.  Also got to drive Yakima Canyon and 410 over the Chinook Pass which still had about 8 feet of snow on it.


















U of Chicago Eliminating the SAT/ACT

Interesting

The Job Description is Obsolete

But the solution sure the hell isn't this pablum of managerial navel gazing crap.

You want better employees?

Pay them more, don't lie in the job description, and ensure the boss isn't a dumbass.

Seriously, it is that simple.

The Father Could Not Be Reached for Comment

We don't need no STIIIIINNNNKINNNNNG fathers!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Older Brother Podcast #5 - The Seattle Sucks Episode


In this episode of The Older Brother Podcast the guys talk about how social workers WANT homelessness, poverty, and crime. The Seattle homelessness and housing costs problems. Why millennials are priced out of investing in anything. Minimalism, and MORE!

in THIS EPISODE of The Older Brother Podcast.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished


I shan't go into the details, but many years ago when the Captain was but an innocent lieutenant, he met a person.  Said person was simply a younger version of the then already-younger Captain.  Still, despite my age the parallels between this person and myself were uncanny.  It was like looking into a time warp and seeing my younger self. 

Naturally my instinct was to warn the kid about what to expect, what was coming down the pike, and in general to make his life infinitely easier than mine had been.  With a few tweaks and adjustments, a few key important life lessons, this kid would avoid the hellish nightmare I went through and come out the other end happier, more successful, and very likely a higher life expectancy.

No dice. 

For what transpired was a slow, but inexorable decline of merely continuing the path the kid was already on. 

I'd suggest he hit the gym.
No.

I'd suggest he start learning a skill or trade.
No.

I'd suggest he take college classes, CLEP out, WGU online, anything to get a jump on his education and career.
No.

I'd suggest he read Bachelor Pad Economics.
No.

And so I witnessed Cappy v 2.0 slow-motion crash into the ground.  All I could do was yell like Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2 for the plane to "PULL UP!!!" (3:15 mark) but had about the same amount of success.

This would be the first in a series of major instances where people I cared about would not listen to me and suffer dire consequences.  Matter of fact, so common did it become that people would ignore my warnings or advice, that I was forced to coldly accept there was nothing I could do to help them.  I would be watching a lot of planes crash and why have two people suffer?  I conditioned myself to truly not care about things I didn't control.  Matter of fact, why not make money on warning people, giving zero damn about the results?  You at least got some money out of the deal and that was better than having two people suffer.  Alas, the cold, callous, indifferent, and Machiavellian Cappy you all love and cherish today was born.

However, dour and dark as I've become, the absolute refusal of loved ones in my life to improve themselves forced my brain to explore and solve some of humanity's odd contradictions.  The foremost of which was "why no good deed goes unpunished."  And after dedicated the majority of my hike today towards solving that problem, I think I have.

The first thing to understand is your pride and ego are likely the primary cause of you getting punished for any good deeds you do.  No matter how noble and selfless your intentions to help somebody, it still stings, if not, is outright insulting that your wisdom, help, and advice goes unheeded.  This is your problem, not theirs.  Your advice could be right.  Your wisdom could be 100% spot on.  You could indeed save that person's life.  But whether that person listens to you and acts on your advice is moot.  You've done your good deed.  Now it is out of your hands.  The "aftermath" is simply validation for your ego and the "insult" when they don't heed your advice is merely bruising of your pride. 

Let it go.  You do not control it and you are not entitled to having others "value your wisdom."  You simply are punishing yourself taking umbrage when you are not listened to.

The second thing to understand is the source of most punishment when you try to do a good deed.  If you help a wounded dog, move a turtle off the road, or do something to some animal there is usually no retribution.  Animals don't interact with humans.  But when you help a human you have now exposed yourself to an infinite amount of possible subsequent decisions and actions that human will make/commit due to your good deed.  And not all these possible outcomes are good.  You could get a person to stop drinking and they will go onto hard drugs.  You could get a person not to have a kid they can't afford, but their spouse may hate you for that.  You could convince a young man to join the military, but his mom will blame you if he gets shot in Iraq.  Not matter what your intentions (let alone responsibility) the fact your help was acted upon will, in the eyes of people you help, make you partly responsible for ALL outcomes, good or bad.

Third (and closely related to the second point) when people need help there's usually a reason.  And that reason is they're usually losers.  Admittedly there's some truly innocent people (kids for example), but adults that need help have screwed up somewhere along the line and are to blame for their own situation 9 out of 10 times.  This means bad decision making is endemic to them and their lifestyles.  Illegitimate kids.  Crime.  Worthless degreesUncontrolled spending.  Dating bad boys.  Dating T n' A without the brains or responsibility.  Or simple outright laziness and sloth.  Yes, a truly statistically rare and bad thing may have happened to somebody you care about, but more often than not, adults who need your help are perpetual bad decision makers.  They may take your advice this one time, but whatever fruits come from that will quickly be thrown away the next bad decision they make.  Plugging one one-inch hole in a sinking ship that has a 10 yard section blown off by a torpedo is still going to sink. 

Finally, laziness.

This one I find particularly hurtful because in my professional life you see many people espousing strong work ethics, conservatism, independence, and excellence, but the percent who actually pursue it is shockingly low.  They are merely theoreticians much like a celebrity pastor who bangs a ton of his congregants and buys expensive toys.  Still, laziness manifests itself most commonly in people via their expectations of how much labor they will have to expend in life.

Let me state that again because this is a very important point and lesson to learn about humanity.

Laziness manifests itself most commonly where people have a view, ideology, or life philosophy where "X" amount of sweat, labor, and toil is going to be required to sustain them through their life.

When you introduce a course correction, advice, or just plain reality, that course correction almost ALWAYS requires that person expend WAY MORE effort and energy in their lives than what they were expecting.  And they simply do not have the courage, spine, or mental strength to admit it AND commit to it.

Telling a poor person the only way out of poverty is to stop watching TV, stop eating crap, to get off welfare, spend 4 years in school, and 35 years in a profession literally increases their life labor by 50 fold.

Telling the NEET who lives at home he/she needs to get out of the house, get themselves a job, learn a skill, and to put down the video games, increasing their life long labor commitment by 1,000%.

Telling Ms. Sociology Masters Graduate her degree is worthless and she has to go BACK to college and this time major in something MUCH MORE rigorous increases her expected life pain and suffering exponentially.

And the average human brain simply can't handle it.

Instead most of these people choose to live in denial, ne'er cutting their spending, ne'er learning a real skill, ne'er putting down the ho-ho's, ne'er hitting the treadmill, ne'er studying calculus, ne'er learning to do their own auto-maintenance, and ne'er putting others ahead of themselves to find true love.  They just kick the can down the road until they're like many of my clients where they're 58, divorced, fat, out of shape, physically ill, financially insolvent, with absolutely no hopes whatsoever of retiring before they die.  All because they were too damn lazy and too damn cowardly to admit what life was REALLY going to take to be successful, and thus their fear is what drove them to ignore your advice.

The problem is, more often than not, your advice forces them to look into this dark mirror and their inherent laziness strikes back at you.  Additionally, their ego and pride take offense because you are essentially pointing out the truth - that they are a loser who will never succeed in life unless they change.  This cuts too deep and 9 out of 10 times they will stop being your friend, tell you to pound sand, or lecture you saying "how dare you tell me how to live my life!!!"  Try telling a high school graduate his choice to major in theater is stupid as all hell.  Try telling a careerist 35 year old woman who wants to have kids her most fertile years were a decade and change ago.  Try telling a NEET he'll get diabetes if he doesn't put down the mountain dew and XBox controller. And try telling a dudebro $30,000naire he won't "fake it till he makes it."  You are guaranteed to incur vitriol and hatred, no matter how much you're trying to help them.

The truth is nobody likes the truth, and if you're going to dispense it, I suggest you charge a pretty penny for it.  In the meantime, do not do any good deeds.  There's no market for it.  You don't deserve the punishment.  And the beneficiaries of your good deeds won't appreciate it. 
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Cappy's Reno-Boise-Leavenworth Adventure

Cappy's out on another western motorcycling adventure!  The dog's name is "Protecto" (which it isn't, I just named him that).  He's in Jordan Valley, Oregon.  The salt flats are outside Reno.  The desert is near Tonopah, Nevada.  The big sign that says "Reno" is in Reno.  And Pendleton has no value except that my buddy Pendleton has that same name.  The clouds and sky behind it set off the green sign nicely.

Oh, and "tree fiddy"








Sunday, June 10, 2018

Super Hero Drag Queen Cartoon from Netflix

I guess there's a complete and total void of creativity in America's "creative' industries all they have is what the SJW diversity script told them.

Do not tell me "everything has been done."  There are thousands of genuinely creative people throwing scripts and ideas at Hollywood.  The managerial heads of these studios are simply too stupid and too cronyistic to let them see the light of day.

A Lack of a Faith and Future in America is What Keeps Interest Rates Low

Oh, that and the millennials are already up to their eyeballs in student loans, so don't expect them to be borrowing money to buy a sizeable house or start a business.  Besides, remember, our K-college teachers and professors said businesses were evil.


Feminists Do Hate Men

It just took this one slip up for one particularly vile feminist to admit it.

No shocks here.  Not like we were expecting a mechanical engineering major or somebody who contributes to society.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

A Summer Job from Your Laptop...Potentially for High Schoolers Too

So below there will be another advertisement for our good friends at Academic Composition.  However, something dawned on me.

Let's say you're a smart high schooler and looking to make some extra money, but you don't want to leave home or shovel shit like I did when I was in high school.  Let's also say that college is nothing more than high school version 2.0 and for the most part, there's no discernible difference between the quality of what a sophomore in high school can write and what your average sophomore in college can write.

Would not working for Academic Composition be one of the best things the student could do?  Besides he's looking for marketers which wouldn't even require you write, just mind numbing work from home...which beats shoveling shit...TRUST ME.

Anyway, if you're looking for work, high schooler or not, check out Alex's plug below:

The summer season has kicked off and we're in a better shape than we have ever been. Once again, I can't express enough gratitude for all of the help we've received from Aaron and his readers. We've grown a great deal over the last semester and we continue to expand. Unfortunately, many of our regular clients are taking the summer off, so we could definitely use some help advertising. 

We're certainly accepting marketers from all areas, so please feel free to reach out to us, regardless of where you live. However, we definitely need marketers in the following areas.

1. Minneapolis

2. Phoenix

3. San Francisco

4. Toronto

5. Chicago

You don't have to live in those exact cities, but if you are within a 300-mile radius, that's good enough. 

Email us for specific questions about compensation and the nature of our operations.

Thank you,

Academic Composition management

Aleksey Bashtavenko
Academic Composition
 
Owner & Principal Writer
(540) 300-1253

A Masters Degree in Laying Sod

And now the idiot sods are suing CSU for being duped into paying for a MASTERS PROGRAM in landscaping.

Again, June is Worthless Degree Awareness Month.

"Grad School is My Life Long Goal"

Well, Austin, then you are a moron.  And not only are you a moron, your life is going to suck.  But something tells me you're going to demand us taxpayers bail you out of your DRAMATURGY degree.

Oh wait, I take that back.  She's kicking so much ass in life that she's easily going to pay off those student loans ASAP!

Remember boys and girls.  June is WORTHLESS DEGREE AWARENESS MONTH.  Don't become like Austin.  Buy Worthless today!

Friday, June 08, 2018

How to Spot Fake Wealth

I had a client who (in blunt honesty) said she wanted a rich man if she was going to work out, stay in shape, and raise his babies.  Only problem - she kept running into fake dudebros in California merely posing as rich men, not actual rich men themselves.  Though the original intent of this video was "How to Find a Rich Man" I realized it was more akin to "How to Spot Fake Wealth" of which I pulled out some of my old tricks in banking to do so. 

You may want to pay attention to this video, even if you're not a woman looking for a rich man, because be it friends, business partners, or what have you, people posing with fake wealth are usually so desperate to keep up the facade, they will inevitably steal from you be it through fraud, lies, business deals, or simple theft.  And I can almost guarantee you will waste something even more important than your money with these people - your time. 

Do not let the fake posers with their leased BMW's and dudebro salespitches ruin your life.  Learn to spot fake wealth from a mile away.


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Episode #257 of The Clarey Podcast - Student Debt is Patriarchy Episode


Student debt is a women's issue.
Jillian Berman has an invite to the show.
Howard Schultz is a hypocrite conservative democrat.
Starcucks Politics
Teeeeaaacheeersss

AND MORE!!!!

In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!!!

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Heaven Help the "Marginally Attractive Man"


Allow the Captain to regale you with a tale.

Many years ago, when the Captain was a younger, but competent lieutenant, he fancied himself quite the catch.  He had a daytime job that paid moderately well, moonlighted as a ballroom dance instructor, was a property owner, and had no student loans because he worked through college.  He was not the latest or the greatest, but he was certainly smarter than the average bear.  And his dating record proved it.

However, while his dating record was exemplary, his bang record was not.  Especially given the volume of dates he had.  The vast majority of dates would not be followed by a second, and what few made it past the first date rarely made it to the third.  And if the Captain were to go back into the archives and calculate the percentages, the "Percent Banged of Total Dated" was probably well below the industrial average.  And the Captain at the time didn't quite know why.

Fast forward today, and add the retro-spective wisdom of teh interwebz, and it's pretty obvious why the Captain would have great success in dating, but marginal success with banging - he was cursed with being a "Marginally Attractive Man."  No doubt about it, the Ole Captain IS a good-looking man.  Back in the day "HotOrNot" rated him regularly above an 8.  But the problem with such sites is it just considers your face.  It does not consider something even more important to women - your height.  And here the Captain failed (by no fault of his own) miserably.  He is a mere 5'9".  And women don't like men who are only 5'9".

This would explain the vast majority of dating phenomenon in both the Captain's and other "Marginally Attractive Men's" pasts.  Sure, we'd land some dates, but few would be followed by a sequel.  Yes, we'd nail some chicks, but you'd ne'er hear from them again.  And I'm sure many of you shorter gentlemen have no shortage of stories where you and a taller girl were getting along swimmingly, perhaps even enroute to a more committed relationship, but in the end she would either go ghost on you or just give you a standard "I'm not ready for a relationship" response, in spite of your great chemistry together.  Yes, it is tough being a"Marginally Attractive Man."

However, there may be a bit more science to being a "Marginally Attractive Man" and it comes from the embarrassingly exposing data that OK Cupid is known for - Women's horrendously and laughably skewed perception of male attractiveness.

Though the original article was purged from the internet (because we can't be letting the men know the embarrassing reality of female nature), reddit thankfully has it archived so you boys can see the reality you are facing.  And whereas we can speculate about "why" women are this way, as I like to say "The why doesn't matter.  All that matters is what is."



Women have a horrendously skewed, flawed, erroneous and delusional view of male attractiveness.  Whereas men have an objective and statistically normal, real world view of female attractiveness.  to men, the majority of women are "average" with fewer and fewer people on the uglier and prettier sides of the spectrum the further out you get.  Women, however, consider 80% of men BELOW AVERAGE, when by statistical and mathematical reality ONLY HALF CAN BE BELOW AVERAGE.

Again, delusion.
Again, "WTF????"
Again, "Do you women hear yourselves???"

But, "it is what is."

It is here we "Marginally Attractive Men" must take a lesson from Adam Piggott and realize there are HUGE ramifications for this skewed view of male attractiveness. For in one of his podcast episodes he expounded on the risks associated with being a "marginally attractive man."  More specifically, he explained that if you are REALLY ugly, you know you are and therefore do not put forth any precious effort, labor, time, and resources chasing women you can't get.  Additionally, just as if you're very attractive, you don't have to put forth as much time, labor, energy, and resources into chasing women as they're throwing themselves at you.  But if you're marginally attractive, then heaven help you because you're in a "kill zone" of sorts where sporadic, irregular, and inconsistent successes condemn you to invest more and more of your time and resources into getting women that you're statistically not likely to get.  And this then makes it a vital economics lesson.

Mock them all you want the MGTOW's/VirginTOW's/Incels/TFL'ers are NOT wasting their time chasing women they can't get.  Yes, they may be wasting their time obsessing and hating on women they can't get, but they're not actually wasting their time chasing them.  This frees up inordinate amounts of time and resources they could repurpose and reinvest in other endeavors that will improve their lives - working out, their careers, their educations, fun, home maintenance, auto maintenance, traveling/reconnaissance, etc.

On the other side of the looks spectrum you have the few top dogs and alpha males that women "graciously" deem "better than average."  I know statistically speaking this is 20%, but even 20% may not be high enough given women's hypergamous genetic programming.  I'd argue you'd need to be top 10%.  Regardless of the actual number, once you reach this "magical percentage threshhold" women WILL throw themselves at you.  I've witnessed this many times with a good friend of mine who is hands down a 10. Women will literally walk up to him and ask him to take them home.  We were hiking one time and a girl propositioned him right there on the hiking trail.  Admittedly, he puts a lot of effort into his physique, but it's a phenomenon very similar to a job hunt and majoring in engineering.  If you're willing to put forth the effort into getting a hard degree, the rest of the world does the work for you in landing a job.  And if you're willing to spend a couple hours at the gym, women will beat a path to your doorstep, even tying a cute little red bow to their vaginas as they present it to you as a gift.  That larger point is that the time/labor/resource savings are IMMENSE if you are a top 10% good looking guy.  Women do all the work for you, you don't have to lift a finger (though you do have to lift the weights). 

But if you're a 6.5 or a 7.5, or you're a solid 9, but 5'7" you are in for a world of hell.  Because you are neither too ugly to give up on women, nor are you too good looking that they beat a path to your door.  This condemns you to expend inordinate amounts of labor and resources chasing girls.

Yes you can get a girl...you just have to spend month's worth of Saturday nights at loud, drunk, night clubs.

Yes you can get a girl...you just have to date a score of them and hope they're adequately drunk to lower their skewed standards to "normal" so you might get laid one time. 

Yes you can get a girl...but you need to spend cumulatively years on social media swiping left or running "facebook game."

When you add it up, especially when you are younger, the amount of time, labor, resources, and plain ole life marginally attractive men waste on women is enough to pay for a house, earn a doctoral degree, travel the world, and/or learn a whole host of skills and trades that would improve your future immeasurably better.  It is the most compelling argument for prostitution if there ever was one, but unfortunately, genetics (not to mention the law) compel most young "marginally attractive men" to waste their most precious youth and time in chasing tail that "might" reward them.

The solution for Marginally Attractive Men is to choose one and commit to it.  You either are a 7.5 who could turn into a 9.5 if you dedicated yourself to becoming ripped, or you are a 7.5, already ARE ripped, and no further improvement is possible, so you might as well hang it up, go traditional-MGTOW and pursue your own personal interests.  But whatever you do, do not indecisively sit in the middle of the train tracks, wasting your finite and precious life chasing tail with only a modicum percent chance of success.  Your life is too valuable, you are too valuable, and your time can be invested in things with much higher rates of return. Though, remember, a monthly flight to Amsterdam or Las Vegas is infinitely cheaper than years worth of chasing tail you may or may not get.
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