GAVIN MCINNES | HOW TO DRESS YOUR AGE
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He might be 40 but I think I can relate. I wear Vans Era’s, I like the button up and I kind of want that haircut. I guess all signs point to me having to review by birth certificate to confirm I am an ’86 and not a ’68.
10 Things You (Likely) Didn’t Know About Gavin McInnes Prior To This Video:
10.) Canadian. Well sort of, he immigrated at the age of 4 but his birth certificate will read Hitchin, England.
9.) Co-founded Vice Magazine in 1994 with Suroosh Alvi and Shane Smith.
8.) The magazine originally went under the moniker, Voice Montreal. (At least that’s what Wikipedia told me).
7.) Essentially the driving force behind the contemporary hipster movement. Why? Well a few reasons, one of which would be his time at the helm of the DOS & DONT’S column at Vice which I am confident you have gawked if you have ever picked up a copy of the magazine.
6.) Parted ways with Vice in 2007 due to “creative differences”. The great divorce.
5.) Made a documentary about watching movies called “A Million In The Morning”.
4.) Currently the Creative Director for Rooster Advertising Agency in the Big Apple. Also post Vice, co-founded Street Carnage with Derrick Beckles. I have no clue who Derrick Beckles is.
3.) Wrote the book ‘How to Piss In Public: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood’ which came out last week. I’m going to guess it is highly offensive (maybe) and that my jaw will drop to my chest when a flip through. Either way I am confident it will be tough to put down. It has officially been added to this Summer’s “Cabin Read” list. The Main (Montreal) caught up with Gavin on his book tour in which he described the book like this: “It’s not just like mildly amusing anecdotes, and it’s not a memoir or a biography. It’s just a series of insane, over-the-top, throat-punching, hair-whitening, unbelievable but true stories. I mean, there’s a contract in the book offering $1000 to anyone who can prove that any of those stories are made up because I realize that my life sounds a little too crazy, you know? But its all true. I wrote about 100 stories, about 160,000 words, and then with the editors, we just went through them and killed all the boring ones. So these are just the hits.”
2.) McInnes attended, yes Alex, Ottawa’s prestige Carleton University and went on to receive a BA in English from Montreal’s Concordia University. So don’t worry AP, the future is bright, I think.
1.) And yes, ironically, out of all the controversial jokes, videos and columns – this remains one of my favourite.