For those of you both old enough to have been reading Gawker during its “microcelebrity” phase–when being a huge jerk/desperate scenester in the city was enough to warrant 24/7 coverage–might remember the name Paul Janka. Paul Janka was a pickup artist, or a “PUA.” He wrote a 19-page PDF called “Getting Laid in NYC,” which just sort of ripped off tips from the seduction community at large, which is in essence just different forms of teaching men self-confidence but also Ladder Theory. Then he wrote a book, The Attraction Formula, which appeals to exactly the type of person who thinks sexual attraction can be explained and manipulated by this guy.
For the past four years however, Janka has been off the grid. We assumed he met an inevitable fate in a Thai prison, but the slick-haired stubble-puss love-child of Dylan McDermott and 80s soap star Don Diamont resurfaced last month in Austin, Texas, giving an interview to Highbrow Magazine. Obviously. Obviously that is the correct publication for Mr. Janka to make his comeback. So, what has he been doing for almost half a decade? Read More