By: Uncle Hardass, Official Bookshelf Battle Blog Grumpy Old Man Correspondent
Dun da dun dun dun…ok, that’s enough. Cut it. Cut the music! Everybody sit down and shut your filthy sewer holes! I’m a busy man. Time is money and you people are not worth my time. Let’s get this bullshit dog and pony show that you all think is so important now but none of you will be able to remember a damn thing about it in twenty years over with.
Class of 2017, it’s your Grumpy Uncle Hardass, here with some words of wisdom that you won’t listen to because you all think you’re hot shits who know everything even though what you don’t know could fill that government warehouse in Indiana Jones where the Feds keep all of the mysterious shit they don’t want the world to know about.
Here is, in no particular order, the top five pieces of advice I have for you. Take it or leave it. If you don’t want to take it, it’s no sweat off of my wrinkly old sack, I’ll tell you that.
#1 – Get Jobs
Immediately. Right now. Seriously, why are you idiots standing around in the hot sun wearing heavy robes like a bunch of dumb asses. You could have spent the time you’re spending today on patting each other on the back on making money.
Always make money, kids. Always make money. At all times. No matter what you are doing. Have a day job. Have a night job. Have side jobs to do when you can steal five minutes away from you day and night jobs.
Have a job while you are sleeping. Don’t just sleep at home. Sleep in a lab where scientists want to pay you to study you sleep patterns.
Don’t eat breakfast for free. Get paid by a cereal company to eat their latest cereal, then fill out a report about what gastrointestinal distress it caused you.
Don’t shit for free. There’s a scientist somewhere who wants to study your shit.
Are you having sex for free like a bunch of idiots? Why, when the prostitution market has never been better. Beer and hookers. The two products that everyone will need, and even more so when the economy tanks. When people are out of work, they get depressed…and they need hookers.
And I’m not just talking to the women. Men, don’t be too proud to sell your bodies for cents on the dollar. What, you think your old Uncle Hardass never engaged in unpleasant activities just to make ends meet?
Actually, go on thinking that. I have a reputation to uphold.
#4 – Always Carry Rubbers
You are all very ugly and I can’t imagine anyone would ever want to see any of you naked. Frankly, I feel like I’m going to be sick and you’re all covered from head to toe in long black gowns.
Even so, you never know when someone will take pity on one of you uggos and want to get freaky. Do you want that to happen while you don’t have protection? I think not.
Back in my day, the worst that would happen if you had unprotected sex is you’d get itchy until the doctor would shoot you up with penicillin. Or worst case scenario, you get a kid that you can browbeat the shit out of until it grows up and gives up all of its dreams and joins you in working in the salt mines.
Today, there are exotic sex diseases that will turn your organs into liquefied shit. I don’t care how ugly you are and how attractive your partner is. Ain’t no one got time for that.
Honestly, you should control yourselves and wait for marriage but if you can’t control yourself, then be sure to bag it before you tag it.
#3 – Save Your Money
A fool and his money are soon parted. However, a penny saved is a penny earned. Put your pennies in a bank and your interest will grow and compound. When a rainy day comes, you’ll be surprised at how much your pennies have grown. It’s as if your pennies have been fucking all this time, getting each other pregnant and giving birth to new pennies who would, in turn, fuck and make more pennies. While you were out busy living your life, your pennies were having a Caligula-like Roman orgy and now that you’re older, you can reap the benefits of all that hardcore penny fucking.
So save your pennies, because if you spend your pennies on frivolous shit, then your pennies are just going to fuck for some other asshole’s benefit. You don’t want that. You want your pennies fucking for you.
#2 – Fart Often
Life is too short to pretend like we all don’t have to fart. Stop holding them in. Let them out…right now…then wave the stench in the direction of all of these lowlife college administrators who keep tacking extra charges to your tuition to fund all kinds of frivolous bullshit even though we all know that the degrees you are about to receive have never been more meaningless and though you’re all convinced you’re about to become great captains of industry, you will all most likely go home and ride Mom and Dad’s couch until the end of time.
So, you might as well be happy and fart.
#1 – Don’t Become Bloggers
Seriously. Don’t do it. My lousy, incompetent, good for nothing nephew, Bookshelf Q. Battler, has been blogging for literally 3.5 years now and all he has to show for it is a lousy 3.5 readers.
You want to be a writer? Good for you. Knock knock. Who’s there? The world. We do not give a shit what you have to say. We all have our own problems.
There are more productive ways to spend your time, like clipping your toe nails and waxing your bikini zone.
Do you have advice for the Class of 2017? Share it in the comments.