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March 22, 2009

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

Was 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.

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Peggy

That's awesome!

BTW...Watched Run Fatboy Run this weekend. Funniest. Movie. Ever!

Reptar

"Culled from Twitter, where it launched a fleet of tweets, Black's original list reads as follows"

When did Dr. Seuss begin writing for the Chicago Tribune?

Reen

Congratulations! (Big Shot)

The "Chuck-it List" - more censorship! As if the hippocrites never drop the F bomb in their own lives. I'm so sure!

There. Judging from your twitter feed here, that is a fair representation of some of your twitter replies from people who dwell Notgettit. (Dot Com).

On the bright side, the serious, straight man replies make the perfect springboard for your next joke, which I enjoy.

Reppie, I noticed that awkward (but kinda cute) sentence too. I'm convinced Twitter would not be as popular as it is today if the site and it's lingo weren't so closely associated with cartoon birds.

Alex

Chuck this ship.

Nicole Falk

haha CONGRATS!! that's huge.

Camille

I need to get on my list! Let's see,write that screenplay, spend more quality time with the kids and buy new underwears.

floordje

can I channel british dry wit and say that making a fuck it list is the first item on my fuck it list

Martin D. Fallswell, of Fallswell, Fallswell, and Bink

So what you're saying is that the economy has gone sky-diving? It sounds like that must be quite a feat, for a national industrial basis!

Oh wait, I live here.

Maybe it'll land on me, and I'll get to keep all the cash! ...and the bonds .... and the IOUs.... hey, maybe not.


Congrats on the Tribune propers.


I think I'm going to look into BASE jumping.

Louise

You are a huge star.

AmbroseKalifornia

I was gonna post my list but...

Jason

You finally did it, Michael. You're famous.

kim

The ..Chuck it List was also mentioned in New York Magazine.

Reen

Not as fancy as the Chicago Trib but NIU definitely knows funny:

http://www.star.niu.edu/article/6981

For shame Ryan Seacrest! Look at that lame ass tweet of his.

Reen

Almost forgot how to post comments over here it's been so long since there's been an entry. Ha. Had to blow dust off of the blog link, you know what I'm saying? (In my faint and mysterious way)

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Katie

I love the idea of a chuck-it list rather than the bucket list. Takes the pressure off dying! LOL

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