It is safe to say that 2012 was one hell of a year. It had the excitement, drama, disasters, and high low points that Hollywood is going to eat up for years to come. Its not every year you get a year as interesting as this one.
From a presidential election, to cheating scandals, to some of the dumbest things we have ever witnessed, making us say “what the hell were they possibly thinking?” It’s been an exciting one folks- now it is time to revisit all the lessons this year has brought us and hope that next year will be just as entertaining.
10. Strip Billiards is the new wave (October 12th, 2012)
During the presidential election it seems as if every form of social media decided to turn into C-Span. All of a sudden even the lowlife drug addicts would be debating on which candidate they believed would make a good president (because their opinion matters) and it segregated our generation into two opposing sides: the ones that were voting for Romney, and the ones voting for Obama.
It was as if we were separated for a month arguing with each other over why we think the other side are idiots. Of course, after the election no one has uttered a word about politics. The next time we will see this is in four years! It’s like a solar eclipse- just more annoying.
7. Bath salts are a hell of a drug (2012)
If 2012 was a big year for anyone it was definitely a big year for EDM. America basically turned its back on every other genre of music and was completely obsessed with the feel good vibe that EDM provided. From vocals by X factor rejects on top of a beat to the most insane drops that these music festivals have ever heard, we witnessed a shift in the power of music.
The lesson we learned here is that right now is the time to fist pump, play a pre-recorded mix, grow your hair out, develop acne on your face, and pretend you are from Sweden- not knowing any English. This will make you a hit sensation in the States.
2. Don’t trust anyone with tits and emotions (2012)
If this year taught us anything, it is that women are becoming more like men in relationships- they cannot be trusted. This was the year to cheat if you were a woman. It is as if it almost became acceptable for all women to become whores. Just ask Rob Kardashian who got cheated on with 20 dudes that Rita Ora slept with while they were together.
Rihanna managed to sleep with every rapper that has tattoos- so basically all of them- and even caused the biggest club fight ever seen between the softest rappers to ever drop a poor rhyme. Kristen Stewart managed to fuck her director while her boyfriend was starring in the same movie. Hats off to you ladies.
1. Either Befriend or Fuck McLovin (Facebook IPO, 2012)
The most important thing to take from 2012 is the importance of having geeky friends. Sure, Amadeus may not look too cool in his suspenders and pocket protector now, but give him a few years to mature into the next Mark Zuckerberg and I promise you he’ll look a lot more appealing.
Befriend the geeks now- sleep with them if you have to; but make sure to keep them at arm’s length. When they become billionaires you’ll want to be invited to their parties.
Bonus: Don’t butt chug- it will kill you. This year we witnessed a frat experimenting with new ways to get drunk by butt chugging wine; it makes you get drunk faster. Not only does this sound ridiculous but it also took the life of a pledge.
Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.
With the world being as complex as it is, it’s easy to blame your misfortune on others. Our egos don’t like to be bruised so the majority of people fail to take responsibility for their actions and, therefore, fail to take responsibility for the lives that they have created for themselves. I understand the urge [...]
We’ve all been there before. The munchies. The couch-lock. The need to smoke more. There’s no denying that one of the key side effects to smoking weed is laziness, but the question is why? While some buds can keep you up and active, we’ve all smoked that kill that just makes you totally anti-social, tired [...]
A harsh realization that came earlier for me than most was that having true friends is not an easy feat; in fact, it’s damn near impossible. As you round milestones and gradually gain your footing in the world of tax law and monthly rent checks, you begin to develop a dissatisfaction for people in general, [...]
I was walking around in Chinatown over the weekend and I saw something that I found to be so ridiculous that it literally made me laugh. It’s something that you see so often in NYC that chances are you pay no mind to it. I was about to cross the street leading straight off the [...]
Being happy and being successful don’t necessarily come hand-in-hand. While being happy may very well require being successful, being successful does not guarantee happiness. Happiness is more complex because it encompasses the entirety of your life — every aspect adds up to a single whole. What matters most is that you have the right outlook [...]
You know when someone says something that resonates with you to your very core? It can be a passing comment, a token of advice or just a statement, but it stays with you long past that person’s presence? Well, someone once told me in a state of my own sorrow and agony that, “the only [...]
This video will completely redefine what you consider “coming out of the closet,” and give you a better understanding of the people around you. Speaker and activist Ash Beckham explained this phenomenon during a TED Talk. “All a closet is, is a hard conversation,” said Beckham. Whether you’re afraid to profess your love for someone [...]
Soon to be heading into battle with the United States Marines are robotic horses that can transport loads of ammunition and injured soldiers through dangerous and rough environments. It’s called the Legged Squad Support System, or the LS3, and it can reach speeds of up to six miles per hour while carrying up to 400 [...]
I’ll never forget the time I spent working the overnight shift as a waitress. All sorts of sordid characters wandered into my restaurant spilling their guts about the raunchy and reckless details of their lives. Early one morning, a woman walks in alone and she begins to chat with me after I take her order. [...]
Sarah and Paige became best friends at 8-years-old when Sarah’s mother wanted her daughter to meet someone else with half an arm. Because they have always lived in different countries, the girls used Skype to share everything and become as close as sisters. This video shows the two girls’ incredible bond, ending with them meeting [...]
Okay, whoever came up with the idea to make a Christmas LEGO commercial featuring a little boy and his father with British accents is an evil genius. That’s right; he’s an evil, marketing genius. This LEGO commercial will tear at your heartstrings and make you wish “Harry Potter“ was still a thing. It’s one of those [...]
A new study has found that smarter people not only tend to stay up later, but also regularly engage in recreational sex and drug use. According to Esquire magazine, English researchers recently discovered that students at prestigious schools like Oxford and Cambridge spend much more time having sex, smoking weed and staying up later than [...]
The Voice of Generation-Y
Elite Daily is a lifestyle publication giving you the best of what's real day in and day out.