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Lifelong Idiot Foolishly Corrects Internet Troll

2017-03-21T01:16:02+00:00January 18th, 2016|


Michael Venske in a stupid hat drinking out of a coconut

The lifelong idiot on vacation in Xi’an, China. May 2014.

A few months ago I created an audition video for Learning Strategies Corporation. I was asked to audition with a video testimonial about my experiences using their self-help product Paraliminals.

So I did.

The video was created for the Big Wigs at Learning Strategies to see a wide range of ideas, emotions and provide a glimpse into my creative process and on-camera presence.

Again: an audition video.

But Learning Strategies found the video informative, funny, and honest.

So they paid to use it.

(Hello, awesome!)

If you haven’t seen the video I posted it below. Please note the video is totally in line with previous videos I’ve created here, here, and here.

And if you know me in real life, you’re probably not shocked by the video. If you don’t know me in real life, let’s be friends…


Last week my wife and I discovered these comments under the video:

Paraliminals YouTube Comment

When I saw these words I was hurt.

But probably not for the reason you’re thinking…

  • Not because the founder* of Ascended Healing and amateur trance DJ, Chris Legg, called me an idiot…
  • Not because Chris didn’t watch more than 30 seconds of the video…
  • And not because Chris assumed this video was made for promotional purposes…

I was hurt because Chris thinks Paraliminals turned me into an idiot.

Paraliminals didn’t turn me into an idiot, Chris. I’ve always been an idiot.


1 – Lives in frozen tundra, wears Hawaiian shirt

Hawaiian shirt

2 – Gets classy with 2 wrist watches

Two Wrist Watches

3 – Letters in a “girl’s sport”


4 – Super hero pizza man

Delivery Guy

5 – Drives across USA on scooter without motorcycle license

Scooter Quest State Trooper

6 – Singing toilet

7 – Intentionally punches wall for work

Bone broken by acting

8 – Purchases THIS banner for mother-in-law’s birthday

Happy Retirement

9 – No idea how to use tollbooths

10 – Sunscreen?


11 – My Facebook profile pic


12 – This whole post & feeding trolls

This post


Yep, I’m totally a weirdo idiot!

But again, I’ve always been a weirdo idiot.

Thankfully the world is full of other weirdos and idiots thus our planet will never be boring!

On behalf of idiots and weirdos everywhere: YOU’RE WELCOME.

But do please let me know if you ever want to get together to shoot fish in a barrel, Chris!

Idiotically yours,

Michael Venske


* = If my energy healer referred to others** as idiots, I’d find a new energy healer.
** = matters of energy