Oobah Butler

Features

Oobah Butler's Guide to Faking Your Way to the Top

Read an excerpt from the VICE writer's new book, 'How To Bullsh*t Your Way To Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide To 21st Century Success.'
Oobah Butler
4.29.19
Media

I Sent Fake Versions of Myself On TV and Everyone Fell for It

I'm no good at doing press for my shed story, so thought it might be fun to get some other people to do it instead.
Oobah Butler
10.17.18
fame

I Invented a Fake Friendship with Russell Brand to Get Free Stuff

Armed with Instagram, a look-alike, and a face-swapping app, I managed to swindle free pizza, clothes, and even a hotel suite.
Oobah Butler
3.27.18
the internet

A Timeline of the 24 Hours After I Went Viral

I made my shed the top-rated restaurant in London on TripAdvisor. This is what happened afterwards.
Oobah Butler
1.23.18
michelin guide

I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor

And then served customers Iceland ready meals on its opening night.
Oobah Butler
12.6.17
masochism

I Let My Instagram Followers Dictate My Life and Ended Up 250 Miles from Home

Via a Scientology centre and a private drinks event at the Tate.
Oobah Butler
10.24.17
FASHUN

I Bullshitted My Way to the Top of Paris Fashion Week

And in doing so, made a market stall jeans brand the toast of PFW.
Oobah Butler
10.12.17
Television

I Went on a BBC Quiz Show, Just to Fuck With Them

You haven't heard of 'Eggheads' because it's usually boring. Usually.
Oobah Butler
10.9.17
public services

I Broke Some Old Laws in Front of Police to See If They’d Arrest Me

And made some commuters feel very uncomfortable in the process.
Oobah Butler
9.15.17
Interviews

Why Has Fatboy Slim Invited Me To His House To Eat Paper?

He’s been DJing for more than two decades, so we talked about a lot besides that.
Oobah Butler
8.15.17
Great Personal Journeys

I Tried to Complete That Viral Urban Outfitters Bucket List in a Day

1: Go to a party. 2: Have sex. 3: Give two blowjobs.
Oobah Butler
7.28.17
dress code

I Tested the Harrods Dress Code By Dressing Like a Complete Idiot

Which subcultures will fancy London department store Harrods discriminate against? Mods? Beach bums? Cyber punks?
Oobah Butler
7.6.17
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