On Post: Said I Loved You… But I Lied
Date: January 8, 2013
The Swami of Advice is a character that actually dates back to my college days doing April Fool’s issues of the newspaper and the shtick here was pretty much his shtick then. Under a photograph of my friend Nick Reginio looking very serious—and I want to say wearing some sort of costume—he would offer patently terrible advice and, inevitably, gratuitously hit on the letter writer. If they were female, regardless of whether they were struggling with guilt, grief, or a new relationship, he was going to make things super uncomfortable.
As shown here, he was also always on the make, trying to get the writer to buy some product of his with the promise that it, in addition the advice presented, would solve everything.
I did have to completely ignore what Michael Bolton—the singer, not the hip hop enthusiast—meant by the song’s title to do it, but I’m pretty okay with that.