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The origin of this phrase is unknown. The phrase was popularized by character Hank Moody, portrayed by David Duchovny, in the television series Californication. Moody said this line to himself while looking in the mirror before attending an event in Season One, Episode 2. Californication is a program produced for Showtime about Hank Moody, a novelist who lives life in the fast lane putting his personal life and career at risk.