We occasionally receive emails forwarded from locations unknown that contain pearls of wisdom among the dross. One of which was the “Adult Truths” from a correspondent. We’ve rewritten it, sort of, and reprinted it from February 2011 as we’re in day 6 of 14 or more of continuous, endless rain.
1: When you die, the first duty of your best friend should be to clear your computer history.
2: There is great need for a sarcasm font, especially in email to government departments.
3: Were the years spent learning cursive writing really necessary?
4: MapQuest can start their directions on #5. I know how to get out of my neighbourhood.
5: Could we all please just agree to ignore whatever comes along after Blu-Ray or 4K I’m fed up with having to start my video collection…again.
6: Kay Jewelers is wrong: Not every kiss begins with Kay. Pick any Friday or Saturday night, and I’ll wager many start with a silo of MGD, or a fourth round of tequila shooters.
7: To all the Nigerian/Togoan/Maldivian lawyers out there: I don’t have wealthy relatives that suddenly died leaving me a fortune. No, you can’t help.
9: Can we have a sign in our cars that says: Your $45,000 Lexus has a broken turn signal, or you’re an asshat. Pick one.
10: How are kids going to learn what clockwise is?
11: For that matter, how will kids ever know what REgent 5-1212 was?
12: 12:00…12:00…12:00 Is my technology mocking me?
13: If the various national security agencies who are reading all our emails and texts would get together, I wouldn’t have to wade through mountainous piles of spam. Just forward the important stuff please. Oh, and send me a reminder of my anniversary as well. Thanks.
14: Note to parents: Your kid will never make it to the NBA/NFL/MLB/NHL/Olympics. Relax. They are not the next Crosby or Gretz. Ain’t happening.
15: How many times can one network run “Weekend At Bernie’s” without incurring the wrath of consumers? Or is this just a trick by televisions manufacturers to have us throw large objects at our TV’s, necessitating the purchase of a new one?
16: There are some things that should never be shot in 4K HD. We do not need to see a Kardashian’s steatopygia at that level of detail.
18: Mashups should die now. Preferably in the same fatal crash that takes Autotune and ProTools. Learn how to sing then learn how to edit and mix. For the video monkeys, there’s nothing wrong with a cut; use a dissolve if you have to. The quad split was invented by video switcher engineers to have another button that lights up.
19: Ice Fishing. Why fish for it, when you have a perfectly good freezer at home? Make your own.
20: There’s no such thing as “Authentic” any cuisine. It’s always changing. Beware of any joint that strives to serve authentic fusion cuisine when the place is named Ulmanis & Tomokiro and serves Latvian-Japanese fusion cuisine.
21: Why cut when you can untie? Sorry, now that everything is in impervious plastic security blister-pack clamshells, you have to reach for the plasma cutter to get at the tube of wood filler.
22: A little honesty from the liquor companies please. The objective isn’t to relive that great time when we ran out of milk and loaded the coffee with Bailey’s. The objective is to relive the Christmas party when Gretchen from Accounting got shitfaced and took her top off while dancing on the break room counter.
23: Thong underwear is wrong, regardless of gender.
24: Ads for prescription medicine should include a complete list of all the side effects. This will result in prescription medicine ads that are four minutes long or cover five pages of your magazine. We need to know that your miracle cure has only been tested on four employees, two of whom spontaneously combusted when exposed to daylight.
25: Lists like this. It must be mid-winter. (Actually, it must be day 6 of 14 of continuous rain. Petrie Island is under water)