I’ve been writing this blog for nearly 5 years now and up to this point, it’s been pretty G-rated. I’m going to move that up to PG, by getting a few F-bombs out there. It seems to be the right time for a couple of reasons.
Last week, Jonathan from My Money Blog caught my eye with his post about F@#% you money. It was a great article about how when you have enough money, you can tell your employer to “F@#% you.” Plus it featured the unlikely combination of Dilbert and Humphrey Bogart. I’ve had a taste of this experience over the last couple of years. Income from blogging and other websites has created a stream of income that effectively serves as an emergency fund or pension. Maybe that’s better called, “Go shove it money”, rather than “F@#% you” money.
F@#% you gas prices and iPads
While on the subject of declaring a “F@#% you”, I had a conversation with my wife this weekend. (No there were no F-bombs dropped.) We noted that the news in Silicon Valley couldn’t seem to get off of two topics:
- The escalating gas prices and people’s complaints about them.
- the release of the iPad 2 and people’s elation over very minimal changes. I invite you to check out the hilarious Conan parody that includes a censored “F@#% off” to keep with the theme of the day.
It’s an interesting dichotomy. I realize that the people complaining about gas may not have iPads. People having iPads might not be the people complaining about gas. However, there are a couple of times in our daily lives where we’ve seen it be that same person. My wife pulled out a pen and paper and put together a little parody.
To the tune of “F you” by Cee Lo Green:
I see you tweeting from your Macbook ’bout the price of gas, and I say “F@#% you”
You say that 4 bucks a gallon is just too much, and I say ‘F’ you
You say “I have no money” well isn’t that funny,
well that some S#*! (that some S#*!)
I see your Gucci purse and I just have to curse, and say “F@#% you”
Well I don’t feel bad, you own and Ipad and you’re in line for Ipad 2
You have and ipod and an iPhone, hey you can play music on both them.
Well can’t see-hee, you own an SUV, and it’s a gas guzzler, a gas guzzler
Whoo-Hoo you say you just can’t pay
Hey go sell your S#*! on Ebay!
How can you strike back? Use these tips on how to save money on gas and buy an original iPad on Ebay.
The Digerati Life says
WTF??! :) Nice poetry there by Energy Gal!
Nice! Love the song.
Sandy @ yesiamcheap says
How hilarious is that song? I can also relate to your wife’s feelings. I am not in the MAC cult so I don’t own an i-anything. And I complain about gas but I walk more and more now instead of driving my little Jetta. :)
Kosmo @ The Soap Boxers says
I’m a Mac guy, but still a good song.
Definitely with you on buying slightly outdated electronics on eBay. Both of the iPods in our house were purchased used.
Haha, thanks for the mention, I actually thought the song was “Forget You”, I guess there is an explicit version?
In the last two months, I have run into two people with iPhones that were also using food stamps at the grocery store. They need to put “no premium smartphones” on the qualification questionnaire…
Lazy Man says
Actually the explicit version is the real one and the “Forget You” is the radio-friendly one.
Debt Donkey says
I love it. I’ve heard a lot of people griping about gas prices, the same people who have no savings, lots of toys and lots of debt. Now go wash your mouth out with soap :-)