The Fuck It List Goes Big Time
From the Chicago Tribune. They're a little late to the party, but fuck it.
Not the Bucket List; rather, the 'Chuck-It' List
it only two years ago that we were all worked up about the
live-your-dreams, go-for-broke Bucket List, in which we enumerated all
the cool things we would finally get around to doing if we had only six
months to live?
We were thinking along the lines of sky-diving, hiking the Appalachian Trail, seeing the Taj Mahal.
Well, it's 2009 now, the economy is in a tailspin, sky-diving sounds kind of scary and there's a new list in town, one that's all about low expectations.
The, um, "Chuck-It" List, as we'll call it, is the brainchild of comedian Michael Ian Black, who laid down the rules on Twitter: "List all the things you do not need to do before you die." (Black's original name for the list is, sadly, not suitable for a family newspaper.)
Some people take that commandment too literally, listing "see my ex
ever again," for example. But the real recession-era fun begins when
you list the stuff that might once have sounded good, or at least
worthwhile—but on second thought, chuck it!
Culled from Twitter, where it launched a fleet of tweets, Black's original list reads as follows:
• Climb any mountain
• Learn about birds
• Appreciate Mozart more
• Tour Europe's great cathedrals
• Attend a major league baseball game in every stadium
• Drive cross country in an RV
• Watch the sunrise
• Going to see the reunited Phish
• Woodworking: It's just not going to happen.