Oobah Butler


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.'
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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.
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I Invented a Fake Friendship With Russell Brand to Get Free Stuff

Armed with Instagram, a lookalike and a face-swapping app, I managed to swindle free pizza, clothes and even a hotel suite.
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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.
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I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor

And then served customers Iceland ready meals on its opening night.
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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.
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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.
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I Went On 'Eggheads' Just to Fuck with Them

You may have seen people taking the piss out of me on Twitter.
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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.
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Edinburgh Fringe

I Put On a Hit Edinburgh Fringe Show in Just One Day

It's really not that hard, I don't get what all the fuss is about.
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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.
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I Tested the Harrods Dress Code By Dressing Like a Complete Idiot

I wanted to see which subcultures Harrods would discriminate against: Mods? Beach bums? Cyber punks?
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