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Oscars Predictions 2014

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By Jake and Glenn 

When one decides to get into the prediction field, a good starting place has always been The Academy Awards.  William Buckley once successfully predicted the Oscars within the 90% range, and he is famous!


For the past five years, Glenn and I have taken it upon ourselves to mirror the celebrity enjoyed by the likes of William Buckley, to very little success.  This year, I have a feeling, we are going to hit it out of the park.  Please enjoy the longest running feature in OYIT history.


Best Picture Nominees



12 Years A Slave
Jake says...Slavery is here to stay after this movie’s surprise success.  Expect to see tweens having slave parties and dressing up as slaves for Halloween.  “Hollywood, you have done it again!” is what I repeatedly shouted while the credits rolled on this film epic, much to the chagrin of the elderly couple sitting two rows in front of me.  Although the volume of my yelling startled them and hurt their ears, they could not help but agree with me.  They even joined in briefly before exiting the theater.  This is what I would call a movie, folks.


Glenn says…More liberal anti-slavery propaganda from Hollywood. It isn’t enough that 2011’s the Help taught us the “immorality” of the Jim Crow South or 1997’s Life is Beautiful warned us to the danger of allowing mugging Italian actors into our lives.  Now we need another movie to mock Southerners?  No thank you.  If the Academy tries to award this picture they are surely just going to create another Fort Sumter, just like Lincoln did in 1860.  


The Wolf of Wall Street
Jake says...This modern telling of the fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood” is set on Wall Street, which is a street in New York City.  Have you heard about it?  It’s really famous.  This movie was well-received by many critics, especially those in the pocket of Disney like Gene Shalit.


Glenn says… Young people all over the country were horrified to bring their parents to see this movie on Christmas Day, not realizing that it contained both graphic depictions of human sexuality and capitalistic excess.  If this movie wins Best Picture it will be sending absolutely the wrong message to young people and for that reason I think it will be another loss for Martin Scorsese, the biggest loser since the winner of last year’s Biggest Loser.


Movie 43


Jake says…”Movie 43” is movie number 1, in my opinion.  This hilarious collection of comedy vignettes is just what the doctor ordered when I came down with a serious case of the blues.  I contracted the blues after listening to too many Lightnin’ Hopkins records.  Thank Jesus Christ, our lord and savior who died on the cross for our sins, that this movie was made to ease my suffering.


Glenn says… This movie is being hailed as the greatest comedy all time even though nothing in it is funny and no one laughed at a single joke.  If you can explain that, you should sign onto the development team for Movie 44, due in theatres this Friday.


Her
Jake says...The controversy surrounding Spike Jonze’s latest film, “Her,” overshadows the content itself.  Fucking a computer is a dream all of us have had, and some of us have actually tried.  Did you know that the DVD drive is a computer’s simulated fuck orifice?  This movie is anti-woman, and the feminists are outraged.  I always agree with big tittied feminists.


Glenn says… I hated this one.  This movie did not speak to our growing alienation at the hands of technology and also did not fill us with a terrible mixture of sadness and optimism in our never-ending search for intimacy and real human connections.  Finally, I did not openly weep in the movie theatre after watching this film.  Go to hell, Her!


Saving Mr Banks
Jake says…Mary Poppins is a beloved classic by many of our generation’s marks and jabronis.  This movie is a dramatized version of the writing of the screenplay of Mary Poppins.  Plus, there’s a lot of fun liquor drinking in this film, which I feel is just fan service for alcoholics.  If this film wins best picture, then I will throw away my Academy Award.


Glenn says… I agree with Jake that this film is about the writing of Mary Poppins.  I watched Mary Poppins for the first time when I was a child and then never watched it or thought about it ever again.  Ergo, I am not in the target demographic for this movie so I have no right to say whether it should win Best Picture.  But I will say this: if you like Tom Hanks, you will love this riveting story of Somali pirates taking Walt Disney hostage and forcing him into a cryogenic chamber.


Gravity
Jake says…This movie should be called “Gravitas” instead of whatever those nerds in Hollywood titled it.  I mean, give it up big wigs, we’re not going to see your horseshit movies!


Glenn says… This was by far the best movie about space to come out last year and probably the most visually impressive movie of the Best Picture nominees.  Kudos to Alfonso Cuarón for casting George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in the leading roles and a double kudos to Clooney for adapting his “Booker” character from Roseanne as a former factory foreman turned astronaut.  Negative kudos to Sandra Bullock for chasing him into space in a reprise of her “All About Steve” character.


Nebraska
Jake says...They should have titled this movie Nerdbraska, because you have to be a fucking poindexter to enjoy this Dungeons and Dragons bullshit.  Hey, at least geeks will have something to quote until the next Star War happens.


Glenn says… This is the kind of movie you CAN bring your parents too because there’s no sex or violence in it, every character is ugly and it’s fundamentally about old people and regret.  It’s black and white and people talk about driving time.  For those of you who grew up in the Midwest, this will remind you of home and for those of you who didn’t, you’ll wonder if the Midwest is really black and white or if this was another Hollywood special effect.


Grown-Ups 2
Jake says...I, of course, loved the original Grown Ups, and I was shocked that I loved the sequel even more.  Adam Sandler has once again hit it right out of the fucking park--a baseball park!  Kevin James is a shoe-in for Best Actor.  Chris Rock and David Spade courageously reprised their role as homosexual high school sweethearts, which as much tenderness as hilarity.  I am man enough to admit that I cried during this movie three times.  Just a brilliant fucking movie from our greatest filmmaker.


Glenn says… This movie is why I killed my entire family and left copies of Grown Ups on DVD by their bodies.  


American Hustle
Jake says...When David O’Russell is not molesting his transexual family members, he makes films.  This is one of them.  Jennifer Lawrence, America’s greatest living actress, teams with Bradley Cooper, America’s handsomest corpse, to tell a tale of the greatest country on Earth--America!  You better hustle to see this film before it leaves theaters.

Glenn says… When David O’Russell is not yelling at Lily Tomlin, he makes audience pleasing films.  Including “America’s Sweetheart” Jennifer Lawrence in the casting for the film was the way to ensure it was nominated and it worked.  But will it be enough to win Best Picture? No.


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Jake says...I know that this wasn’t officially nominated, but I have a good feeling that the phrase, “...And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to…” will be followed by “Planes.”  “Planes” was undoubtedly the best film of the year, and the only movie to feature anthropomorphic airplanes.  It was hilarious and Dane Cook starred.  Just great.  See it, people.


Glenn says... Last year I called for Silver Linings Playbook to win it and and I was right.  This year I will call for American Hustle to win and be wrong.  Instead the actual winner will be Her.  After the announcement is made and zionist Pig Scarlett Johansson leaves the stage in her new virtual body, the audience will sit in stunned silence at the awards ceremony they’ve just seen, before beginning to weep at the sheer beauty and sadness of being alive in these slightly post-modern times.  See you Sunday.

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Drake For the First Time: A Song By Song Analysis

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By R. Murthy


Drake: For the First Time
A Song by Song Analysis

By R. Murthy

1.     Tuscan Leather – This track begins without any sort of bravado or pique in curiosity of what is to come next. “Drake” just launches into his raps and I can only picture long abandoned “Jimmy” from Degrassi Junior High. Good for him for branching out into the rap game. He has the potential to someday be a multi-talented threat like Shaquille O’Neal, but if we’re being honest, let’s face it. No one is as great as Shaquille O’Neal.

I also found it quite bold of “Drake” to rap about Family Matters and bring up Winslow right there in the first track. KANYE ALREADY DID WINSLOW, JIMMY. AND HE DID IT BETTER.

So far, I find your work to be trite and quite derivative. But we are still at track 1. Let’s see what else you have to offer.

2.     Furthest Thing – Not much stood out to me during this song until about 2:54.           I noticed they got that deep throat guy from Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” to do some guest vocals. He must be a serious partier because here is again, not giving a fuck. But this guest appearance gives me good memories of warm weather and “We Can’t Stop” which strangely gives me a glimmer of hope for the rest of the album.

3.     Started from the Bottom – This album is starting to pick up a little now. I’m feelin’ the groove. Getting more into it.

But, eh…kind of repetitive. Ok, repetitively catchy.

4.     Wu-Tang Forever – Shout out. But its about a girl. It’s always about a girl.

Oh, dang. Fucking out of spite? Does he know my life? Tell me more, “Drake.”

5.     Own it – Can’t decide if the transition between songs was smooth or unceremonious.

6.     Worst Behaviour – Ok, Drake. Good job. Owning your Canadian roots by including the “u” in the title. Also, Degrassi reference! Bonus points!


305 – Drake’s got the hook up at customs. Canadian or American?  

***Then I fell asleep.


New Years Resolutions 2014

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By Glenn

This website has a notorious reputation for posting New Year's Resolutions and then forgetting about them like drowned hero Caylee Anthony. The staff first posted resolutions back in 2010 (the worst year on record), followed up by Glenn and Jake in 2011 and staff/Ryan in 2012. In 2013 there was no point because the world had ended on the Aztec Apocalypse® brought to you by State Farm Insurance. But now that the world is back, so is we I! Here are my 100% actual and real New Year's Resolutions® brought to you by Circuit City.

Stop Checking Facebook so much
I've opened and closed the Facebook.com website probably 20-30 times in the hour I've been attempting to write this article.  It would be more frequent but it's late at night and most of the teens I know are in bed.  I could deactivate my account but then the obsessive behavior would switch to Twitter or Snapchat, which a young person recently explained to me. This is by far the most difficult resolution and that's just the way Facebook likes it.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 5%

Stop Eating Candy and Cookies
Because I was raised by Midwesterners and have some genetic disorder, in me there is a strong inclination for junk food (similar to junk websites like Facebook).  This one sounds the hardest but I've done a similar boycott in 2012 in the period leading up the Summer Olympics (unrelated) and it's hard for me to be self righteous about other people's food choices if I make bad ones myself.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 90%

Stop Eating Old Batteries
Though it did get me on an as-of-yet-unaired episode of FXX's "My Crazy Obsession," eating batteries has otherwise produced no tangible benefits except a possible inoculation against autism.  And - not to be crude on a family site - "passing" them is not a pleasant experience, especially with the horrendous anal fissures I experienced throughout 2013.  2014 will be battery-free for me!
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 98%

Switch to Paul or George
A great internet commenter once said...
I have a favorite beatle theory....you start off loving Ringo because as a child he is the one you identify with, you then either became a Paul or John fan depending on how angry you are as a teen, now then I think if you stay with Paul you remain a Paul fan and I don't know how I feel about that..if you go with John you either become entirely insufferable or you evolve into a George fan, beware anyone who's favorite Beatle is George before they are in their 20's. You can remain a george fan for the rest of your life and be perfectly fine if not a bit smug but in an Eastern philosophy sort of smug. I started off with Ringo, went to John, then George and I am now a Paul fan because I think he is the best songwriter in the band. If you stay on the Ringo stage you don't really like the Beatles, the other three all give you different paths but your path is determined when you decided that this was your favorite Beatle. A teenager who loves Paul songs exclusively is not someone whom you would like to spend time with much as a John fan in their 30's is not someone you would want to spend a lot of time with. Also note, I do not believe there is another musical group that could inspire this type of detail. Thank you.
...and I guess he's right. But I now have the Lennon boxed set and really wanted to start going through it.  Does anyone have a used W*I*N*G* cassette I could borrow? Just borrow!  Please comment if so. 
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 30%

Learn Every World Capital
Not since battling my elementary school principle on multiplication flashcards in 3rd grade have I used what is essentially a party trick to convince myself and a few others of above average intelligence.  Unfortunately due to heavy DMT/LSD usage I've forgotten many of the capitals I used to know and let's face it: I never really KNEW Africa.  Since I love parties and hope one day to be shouting out answers to a high school geography club relentlessly quizzing me, it's time to finally learn them all for 2014 and forever.  Even Comoros.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 75%

Use Google
Surprisingly, I have never used Google to search for something on the internet but, privacy concerns aside, it does seem to be the best search engine.  I will try it one time in 2014.
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 8%

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LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS: 100%

Debate: Warm Water or Cold Water?

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By Jake and Glenn



Water: what is it good for?  Absolutely...everything!?  That's right, water is what some people in the private sector call the liquid of life.  Other's let it pass through their interior system and spray it out on their lover's face/body.  One thing is certain: without water, we'd be dead.  This debate is about which temperature of water is better: warm or cold.  Quickly cast your votes and then read ahead to see if you were correct.

Jake: Nothing is as refreshing as a nice warm glass of water after one mows the lawn on a scorching summer day.  The sun sits high in the sky and all you can think about is taking a glass of ice cold water and putting it in the microwave for 30 seconds on power level 5, right?    Not only is warm water more refreshing than cold water, it is also better for your body.  Did you know that if you only had cold water to drink you would be dead within 30 years!  This is why the lifespan of cro magnon man was so dismal.  It is also why most people without microwaves who live in the Sudan die so young.

Glenn: As a teenager I mowed our lawn on a near weekly basis - sometimes after a violent urging from my mentally unstable parents.  While listening to Pearl Jam on my headphones lessened the physical discomfort to push one of those old fashioned push reel mowers in the stifling heat, what made it all worth it was a bone-chilling cold glass of water.  Fact: cold water tastes great which is why youth sports coaches keep water in coolers for children before molesting them. Did you know that the only people who prefer warm water are those possessed by a demon or other entity?  Cold water makes the demon uncomfortable.  

Jake: Fact: cold water and warm water taste exactly the same.  Their only difference is temperature.  If I was crawling through the sand of a desert, burning my hands and knees on the sun heated grains, and one of the onlookers offered me an ice cold glass of water, I would say, ‘no thank you, sir,” and refuse the liquid.  If I died, then so be it.  Let my epitaph read, “He is a true warm water fellow/Warm water always kept him mellow.”  Cold water is for the birds, which is why I can never get one to bathe in my bird bath.  To quote your favorite band Pearl Jam, “Warm water has spoken, hey-ey-ey-ey.”

Glenn:  Just today I spent the day outdoors as part of a union picket against a hostile corporation and in the searing, bone-melting sun I thirsted for water.  Thankfully there was a Wendy’s nearby so I filled up my reusable water bottle there while Vietnamese teens made fun of me in Vietnamese.  Why would Wendy’s, McDonad’s, Arby’s, El Pollo Loco and all nursing homes owned by Consulate Health Care serve cold water to their customers/prisoners?  Because it tastes the best!  And because of the health benefits: did you know cold water brings down your body temperature faster after a workout or exercise?  For those of you who aren’t on a rascal yet, this is very important if your body is overheating, like our wretched, overpopulated Earth.

Jake: What is better than soaking in a tub full of warm water after a hard workout?  Practically nothing.  Certainly not soaking in cold water.  That would give you the bends to high heaven.  Fuck cold water and the horse it was pissed out of.  Warm water is relaxing, delicious and invigorating.  Cold water will lower your body temperature to dangerous levels.  Drinking cold water is a death sentence, much like many of the sentences in the Necronomicon.  Warm water is pure bliss.  Have a nice tall glass of warm water and your chi will thank you, and then you will thank me!

Glenn:  You’re right to reference piss and wrong to associate it with cold water.  Our piss CANNOT be cold to the heat that emanates from our groin area - the same heat that’s amplified by a laptop that slowly makes us sterile in a diabolical plot to deal with overpopulation.  Piss is warm and drinking warm water is like drinking urine. For piss fetishists this is a huge drawing point but most of us prefer a relaxing glass of cold water while we have passion-free, missionary sex with our distant cousins.  Even though this debate is about what to drink, I should mention cold water is also great for decreasing your sex drive.  This planet, filled with warm water oceans, may be doomed but perhaps we can slow things down a bit by saving the cold water in the Arctic and drinking ourselves that which has been artificially cooled. Thank you and god bless America and its coldest water.

Hot Halloween Tips

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By Jake

Halloween is coming up, and you know what that means, young women dressed up like sexy cats.  And even though that might sound great, in theory, Halloween can be a source of great anxiety to those of us who aren’t young women.  Since September, you have probably been sitting in your shack, looking through all of the hottest Halloween catalogs for a jaw dropping costume that is sure to stop the 14 year-old girls in their tracks.  Here you are, still costume-less and ready to pull one of the razor blades out of the apples and slide it from your wrist to your elbow.  Fear not, youngsters, I am here to offer some hot tips for Halloween.




* If you plan on not dressing up for Halloween this year, simply tell anybody who asks you that you are dressing up as them for Halloween or tell them you’re going as a toilet.


* If you have children, take them to a chicken farm and tell them that a chicken’s cloaca is what human genitals are supposed to look like.  


* If you decide to dress up, go as a character from your favorite 90s alternative song: Spoon Man, Heart Shaped Box, the Man in the Box, the Teen Spirit, the Sandman, Jeremy, or Jason Vaseline from Stone Temple Pilot’s smash hit.


* Smash Mouth haunted house


* Watch Dr. Giggles if you’re in the mood for a comedy and Season 2 of Mad About You if you’re in the mood to fall asleep.


* A rock opera based on Homies figurines.  I know this isn’t a Halloween idea, but it is a pretty good idea nevertheless.


* Spooky Gangnam Style


* Hang out in a bathroom stall, when a dick comes through the glory hole, dress it up as a ghost.  Ghost dick.


* Every time you sneeze, try saying “boo” to make it scarier.

* Dress your real doll up as a witch.

* Carve a pentagram into a pizza pie!

Scam Bait - Bill Cunningham Show, Capital Talent

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By Bub

Wacky talents wanted for TV SHOW!! (NYC) 

Do you have a wacky strange talent?

Does your family and friends think your talent is crazy?

Do you want to show the world your wild talent?

Are you ready to prove to them you have the IT factor?

Does your family/partner get mad at you for spending all your money on your talent?

Do you spend all your time practicing instead of working?

Send us a video of what you do and a picture of yourself!

Also Call JTat "The Bill Cunningham Show"-646-884-3129

Must be available 10/24-10/25

All of your expenses, up to $2000 including related fees, travel, wardrobe, hair, makeup and meals will be covered. Contact us today so we can help you get famous!
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Dear JTat,

I have a wacky strange talent which has cost me dearly both financially and socially, and which I would like to share with the world.  It started as a fruitless attempt to try to gain my parents’ affection, then evolved into a fun party trick that was supposed to win me acclaim from social power brokers and sought-after sexual partners alike, and it has ultimately morphed into a thousand dollar a day habit that I’ve had to steal, rob, and do worse in order to support.  My talent – naming world capitals.

It started out harmless enough with a puzzle of the fifty United States back in Kindergarten.  But when I first nailed ‘Frankfort’ & ‘Carson City’, I felt a rush like I’d never felt before.  It was a warm feeling in my gut.  It was a feeling that I had control over the chaos in my life and that everything really was OK if only for that moment.  By the time I had the Bismarck/Pierre distinction down, I knew I was in over my head.  It became a matter of when, not if, I would move on to harder stuff to get my fix.

The when was in fourth grade when I began doing world capitals.   I started off light at first – Western Europe, continental North America – but by the end of the year I was deep into the heavy stuff, naming off all of Latin America & the Caribbean in front of the principal.  At home, after I was supposed to have gone to bed, I’d try to crack the Balkans and the Middle East.

It was some time during high school when I’d memorized all of the world capitals on the ‘official map’ of the world.  But soon even that left me feeling empty.  Each time I would recite them I would get less and less of a rush.  And each time I would need it even more.

By college I started dabbling in capitals of contested states, rebel capitals, break-away republics.  That filled the void briefly, but still it was fleeting.  There are only so many ‘Transnistrias’ and only one Tiraspol.

One day my world was changed when I was approached by a shadowy figure that introduced me to ‘Secret Capitals’.  These were opaque metropolises that your average capital memorizer was not privy to.  Some of them were not even visible to the naked eye.  Some of them were made up of phonemes not pronounceable by the human tongue without surgical alteration.  My first Secret Capital dealer offered to show me these invisible seats of government, and refer me to unlicensed surgeons in order to be able to recite city names more beautiful and exotic than any I’d ever heard before – for a price.

I realized I’d become a capital junkie when I woke up naked, in a dumpster, with a broken leg, holding a list of ingredients for off-brand instant macaroni & cheese that I’d been sold as capitals from the lost continent of Latchkeymealia, which I then tried unsuccessfully to peddle for a couple capitals from the Andromeda galaxy.

Such is life for a capital addict.  I’ve lost my friends, my family, my home, but I’ve still got my globe.  I’d be thrilled to share my talent on your informational television program.  I could use the stipend toward this nice collection of capitals located just outside the core of the Earth that I’ve had my eye on.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Best,
Bub

More Good News!

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By Glenn and Jake

A lot of awful things happened in 2012 and even worse things are underway so far in 2013.  We hear about it this all the time from the Innuit-run media, but don't you wish you could hear some of the good news for once?  Last year we compiled some good news headlines that made our readers smile, if only for one day.  Fighting the old adage "if it bleeds, it leads," please read the following recent good news headlines.  They will certainly make you smile and maybe do a spit-up if you're an 8 month old baby.

Online Dating Still The Best Way To Meet People

Millions of Bangladeshis Survive Factory Work Every Day

Your Parents Remain Alive

Death Rate From Time Traveling Murderers Still Zero

Cat Videos Now More Popular Than All News Sites Combined

Jennifer Lawrence Making Money, Movies

Real Dolls Coming To Life, Falling In Love With 'Owners'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney Dies

Courtney Love Admits Killing Husband, John Candy in 1994

Rob Van Dam (RVD) Returns to WWE

Racist Film "The Lone Ranger" a Box Office Bomb

There is a Chance the NSA is not Spying on You

Anything Can be Made into a Bong

Doctors Find Drugs to be Fun

George Zimmerman Acquitted

New Facebook Changes Described As "Not That Bad"

Vegetables: Good for You, Delicious

Most People Still Capable Of At Least Loving Animals

New Rumors of Oasis Reunion

One Year in Texas to Celebrate Five Year Anniversary This January

Is Life Like a Box of Chocolates?

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By Bub

My momma always told me life was like a box of chocolates.  But she never explained to me how a simile worked - which made that saying confusing due to my developmental disability.

Taking the statement 'life is like a box of chocolates' at face value though, that doesn't make very much sense either.  I'm familiar with the biological concept of life.  And I'm familiar with boxes of chocolate.  But as far as I've noticed, there are no metabolic processes going on inside any boxes of chocolate.

Perhaps she was talking about one's subjective experience of life.  By which she would have meant what?  Consciousness?  Maybe she was intimating that both animate and inanimate objects are illusory abstractions of some sort of global consciousness.  That'd be profound, I suppose.  Not terribly useful, but profound...

But no, that is not what she meant.  And I know that is not what she mean because she would expressly state that was not what she meant.  Waylaying any hint of broaching the profound, she would always explain that 'life was like a box of chocolates' because 'you never know what you're going to get'.

Now, I don't know if you've ever had a box of chocolates.  And I don't want to spoil it for you if you have not.  But what is inside of a box of chocolates is not that terribly surprising.  If you get a box of chocolates, typically, inside will be an assortment of delicious chocolates. There's really not much variation from that formula:  box of chocolates = a box with chocolates inside.

Certainly, with life, you really never do know what you are going to get.  Life is full of surprises.  But no one, to my knowledge, has ever opened a box of chocolates and instead of finding a number of cocoa and sugar based candies, they died of blood cancer.

So, I'm not certain as to what mother meant with that 'life is like a box of chocolates' business.  But it sure was nice of her to subject herself to getting raped by that principal to get me into private school.