Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bucket List, Schmucket List

Many people talk about making bucket lists, things they want to do before they die. Some also refer to it as “living life to its fullest”. The problem is everyone’s list is kind of the same:

1. go skydiving
2. run a marathon
3. climb a mountain
4. kill a drifter with a gardening trowel

Always the same. Booooooring. Let’s try and liven those lists up. Here are some suggestions to make your bucket list original:

1. wrestle a badger for a piece of string cheese
2. replace your finger nails with thin slivers of Formica
3. eat only watermelon for a month
4. ride cross country with a long-haul trucker named Spider
5. escape with your life from the cab of an 18-wheeler driven by a man named Spider
6. give testimony against Spider in open court
7. weave baskets from your nose hair
8. win a Pulitzer Prize then denounce your life’s work as derivative and obfuscatory
9. fly first class, sitting in your seat naked and clipping your toenails
10. go into witness protection once Spider is released from his supermax prison
11. eat a T-bone steak covered in potato chips, rutabaga and molasses
12. shove 27 nickels in your ears
13. take a photo of your thumb every day for a year and then exhibit the pictures at a local art gallery
14. paint your entire house red, then have a dinner party and greet your guests with the phrase “Welcome to hell.”
15. kill Spider with a Cuisinart blade when he finds you after being released from prison

These are just a few of the things you can do to make completing your bucket list worthy of a story on a TV news show or the subject of one of those annoying internet lists that make you click “next” a thousand times to find out what that one actor from that TV show you used to watch looks like now only to find out he isn’t part of the list anyway and that fucking website tricked you into wasting 26 minutes of your life.

Now get out there and have fun!

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