Note: This post was preempted because of sizzling standup Julia Allison’s requests for TOP NOTCH tenants & editors.
Brace yourselves: this first paragraph is all about Me, Me, ME! Among the folks I spent the past weekend with was a woman well-acquainted with the woos and one step removed from Ali Shanti. Oh, the stories she told! The words “con artist” came up repeatedly over dinner, particularly in relation to the grifter crowd holding conferences, retreats, one-on-one consultations, etc., on subjects in which they have no schooling, no credentials, no training. I shared a bit of what went down with a few cat peep pals outside of RBD and am hoping that I can post less of a tease in the future. SS;SF.
Speaking of Shantitown, Polyamory’s Mom of the Year announced to the world that she was leaving her 16 year old and her 12 year old at home by themselves while she paraded her cleavage around Esalen. After the old raunch returned, she roped that 16 year old and the kid’s boyfriend into the Money Map scam. The teenagers attended Ali’s MM Masters retreat and hopefully will soon be advising clients while Ali attends yet another burner orgy. She clearly doesn’t want her children educated or attending college.
Who wants financial advice from a high school sophomore?!
Over in Harlem, Jena la Flamme discovered that resonating with authenticity is “the ultimate goal.” To achieve this state of being, everyone’s favorite cultural tourist is being called to Jamaica:
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I’m feeling viscerally called to Jamaica. Yes, it’s the beautiful Mother Nature there in the ecology and weather, but also the nature in the people that attracts me, specifically their dance. I’d like to metaphorically speaking apprentice with some Jamaican women on the dance floor and learn from them new ways to move.
>It’s not beyond me to go alone, especially as I can make connections there before I go, and I’m not opposed to going with someone who would be into my dance-focused & Nature-focused tourism of Jamaica. Anyone tempted?
Tho authentic! Meanwhile, Jena’s ex, Michael Ellsberg, is still pushing his latest self-proclaimed bestseller but stopped shilling long enough to let everyone know:
Bottom Drawing: Nachos à la Smellsberg!