Thursday, February 2, 2012

10 Places You Must See Before You Die

1. America

Known to natives as "land of the free, home of the brave," America has something for everyone. If you want to see cool buildings, you're in luck--several of America's most famous cities are full of buildings. Looking for a great local bar? Simply head to the middle of any city or town and look for a sign that says "Red Lion," "Plough," or Tiki Palace." Itching to try some of our famous cuisine? Any major American highway is lined with tantalizing options--we recommend the legendary restaurant Arby's, pronounced AR-BEEZ.

2. Ocean

Ocean is a large hole, filled to the brim with pulsing, salty water. Return to your fetal roots and take a dip in the comforting intrauterine bath that brings life to the world and allows clouds to form and whales to survive. Also: mermaids!!

3. The Moon

No vacation is complete without a long stare at the night sky. Crane your neck from side to side until you spot a mysterious, shining orb. This is the "moon," a legendary ball of rock that hangs from the ceiling of the sky on invisible threads. Please note: "moon" is often confused with "sun." One simple way to tell them apart: are your retinae burning? That is not the moon.

4. Pasta with Parmesan

King Solomon's riches. Cleopatra's beauty. Pasta with Parmesan. Often called the "Venus de Milo of the Twenty-First Century," a steaming bowl of buttery pasta, lightly salted and sprinkled with curls of fresh Parmesan, is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Please note: keep an eye out for curly small noodles in a colorless broth. Con artists have been known to trick tourists into paying good money for this sight, attempting to pass it off as pasta con Parmigiano, but it's actually a cheap knockoff called Ramen. 

5. Not the Inside of a Hospital

If you have never seen the inside of a hospital, you have possibly had a great life, with the exception of--ew--your home birth.

6. Facebook's Deactivation Screen

Nobody who hasn't attempted to free themselves from the soul-sucking claws of Facebook at least once can call themselves an actualized human being. Facebook's deactivation screen is manipulative and strange--you'll be presented with a series of random "friends," as Facebook insists, "They'll miss you!" But they won't miss you. They won't miss you at all. 

7. Jupiter's Core

Have you ever wanted to be crushed into an exquisite diamond by unbelievable pressure and strange gaseous substances? Nothing is better than a Tiffany's ring--except maybe a glittering rock composed of your very own body. We'll bet good money that your soul's in there, too. Book your trip to Jupiter, today!

8. A Really Spaced-Out Baby

Not much is cuter than a baby drooling on his dad's arm, totally spacing out and quite possibly high. Hello there, lil' fella!

9.  Bros Talking Shop

Bored in a strange city? Catch some prime comedy by heading to your local coffee shop or gym and listening to bros talking shop! You'll split your sides wide open at lines like, "We're really taking the initiative by reaching out into formerly untouched markets," and "Can you recommend a great distributor with the skill sets I'm looking for?" A can't-miss attraction!

10. Graveyards in the Snow

If you really want to feel like an artist--or the Phantom of the Opera's next victim--take a stroll around your local burial grounds the next time it snows. The deep silence, the soft gray of the tombstones shimmering through the snowflakes, the stone angels with their temporal crowns of white, the strange snow-covered lumps on the ground that cannot be confirmed or denied to be dead bodies--it's a life-changing experience.


  1. i've seen 1, 8, 9, and 10. have i lived??

  2. Baddabing!

    Marie Marshall

  3. You are unique and funny and clever and a great writer. Just wanted to mention all that.


You are truly great.