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Trial and Error

SXSW 2009: Brian Brushwood’s Trick

March 16, 2009 1:47 PM

Want to know how to get out of a speeding ticket? Carry a “get out of jail free” card in your wallet. That’s the advice of Brian Brushwood, Web star and host of the popular Internet show “Scam School.”

Monopoly Get Out Of Jail Free Card

I had the chance to interview him on behalf of PBS for the public broadcaster’s live streaming coverage of the South by Southwest Festival here in Austin. We discussed his panel, held earlier in the conference, on “how to scam your way out of anything.”

His advice to getting out of a speeding ticket is to somehow bring humor into the situation with the police officer. That can work because it can break the monotony of their day. That’s why Brian carries the orange “get out of jail free” card from the Monopoly game in his wallet.


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