Weekly Hypothetical – Turn Back The Clock Edition

Welcome to kindergarten. And Marlboro country!

If you pay attention to my Twitter feed (over there, to the right), you’ll know that I often use it to troll celebrities. Like the infamous Foreigner/Roast Beef imbroglio. Or the time I asked Journey if they shot the man responsible for their mind-bendingly retarded video, Separate Ways. But you’d have to be paying extra close attention to have caught the tweet in which I discussed my plan to ask Joyce DeWitt (Janet from Three’s Company) to sign a photo with the words, “Greg, Thanks for the herpes! Love, Joyce DeWitt!”. (Huh, I guess I mentioned it in the infamous Lindsay Lohan post, too.) Well, today I got a little something in the mail.

First, the photo:

Click to embiggen, but it reads "For Greg - With love and all best wishes for the New Year (heart symbol) Joyce DeWitt"

Click to embiggen, but it reads "For Greg - With love and all best wishes for the New Year (heart symbol) Joyce DeWitt"

Hey, what the fuck, Joyce? Oh, wait, there’s a note attached:

Click to embiggen, but here's what it says: "Greg, My apologies, but the requested salutation is not something I'm comfortable writing. If this will not do, you are welcome to keep it, of course, and contact us and your money will be refunded. Hope your holidays were lovely! (heart symbol) Joyce"

Click to embiggen, but here's what it says: "Greg, My apologies, but the requested salutation is not something I'm comfortable writing. If this will not do, you are welcome to keep it, of course, and contact us and your money will be refunded. Hope your holidays were lovely! (heart symbol) Joyce"

Goddammit, Joyce! You are a celebrity! You are supposed to react to this by getting totally fucking outraged and sending me something back along the lines of, “Greg – Go fuck yourself! Joyce”. Curse you and your polite manners! I haven’t been this disappointed since Bozo the Clown responded to a young me with a note thanking me for watching, but he was unable to shout that particular word out loud during his next show because it was a “Bozo no-no!”

You know who knew how to go off on a fan? Orson Welles. One time I shot him off a note asking what he thought made Citizen Kane such a special film, and why he felt it necessary to eat the cast. His answer was to show up at my house late one night, absolutely hammered on Paul Masson, piss on my driveway, and hurl a large section of cheesecake at my front door. The police found him two houses down, trying to take a dump in my neighbor’s azaleas. That was a man who knew how to show contempt for his fans.

Anyway, many thanks to Joyce DeWitt for her politeness (she’d let me keep the photo AND refund my money? Damn!), and for not pocketing the money and ignoring me, which must have been tempting.

On to this week’s hypothetical question, which comes to us via email from someone who wishes to remain Anonymous, but I will call Butt-Chunker, because I hate it when people don’t put forth the effort to at least come up with a fake name. Butt-Chunker writes:

If you could turn back time and go back to being five again, would you? The catch: You would be exactly the same person, just in the body of a five year old.

We all owe Butt-Chunker a hearty thank you, if not thousands of dollars in cash for saving us from the default question I posed in yesterday’s post. Unfortunately, Butt-Chunker chose to go the anonymous route and gets exactly diddly-fucking-squat. Anyway, great question, BC.

At first glance, you’d probably go back to being five in a heartbeat. Who wouldn’t? It’s fucking awesome being young. You get to eat a lot of shit food without guilt, you can whip your privates out without fear of arrest, and you’ve got absolutely zero responsibilities. Fucking. Awesome. But if you were five again and you were still the same person, that would be pretty fucked up, wouldn’t it? I spent the last five minutes mentally picturing the kind of problems that could cause.

The kind of problems that could cause.

The kind of problems that could cause.

Greg’s Mom: I’m worried about Greg. He’s supposed to be in bed, but I caught him watching an R rated movie. And when I told him it was inappropriate, he yelled at me! He said, “I can’t fuck broads any more, the least you can do is let me watch other people fucking do it!” He was very angry! Where do you think he learned that from?

Greg’s Dad: Beats the hell out of me, but if I catch him in my liquor cabinet again, I’m going to be really pissed.

Seriously, you wouldn’t be able to do anything fun any more. No drinking, no smoking, no getting laid, no watching trashy movies, no staying up way too late, no writing juvenile and offensive blog posts that detail your weird herpes-related correspondence with Joyce DeWitt… Not only would you not be able to do any of that shit, you’d be a good decade away from even having a hope of getting away with it occasionally!

Plus, school would be a fucking drag. Yeah, you’d get straight A’s. Without trying. And even though you’d be bored out of your goddamn skull, they’d probably hail you as a great child-prodigy, skip you ahead a bunch of grades, send you to special schools, etc. Great, so now you can’t get laid and you get to spend all of your time with nerdlings.

One good thing I could picture is making a deal with my parents. “Mom, Dad, if I get straight A’s all year long, will you take me to a Led Zeppelin concert?” I could finally get to see my favorite band live, and I’d probably get a contact high just from walking through the parking lot.

Fuck yes, motherfucking Black Dog! This fucking song fucking RULES, Mom! Pass me that joint. C'mon bitch, don't bogart that shit! Pass it!

Fuck yes, motherfucking Black Dog! This fucking song fucking RULES, Mom! Pass me that joint. C'mon bitch, don't bogart that shit! Pass it!

But it would be a pretty frustrating way to go through life. Until you became sixteen again and started getting your freedom back. Holy shit, can you imagine going through high school, only knowing all of the shit you know now? Bad-fucking-ass. Every single girl who ever told me, years later, “You didn’t know this, but I had a total crush on you!”, they’d be in the back of my banana yellow Chevy Impala station wagon (really) so fast they’d never know what hit them.

Plus, I’d have some serious fucking coin to play with. I’d know the winner of every World Series and Super Bowl, and you could be sure as shit I’d be putting money down on that. “Yeah, that’s right! All of it on Buster Douglas to knock out that pussy Mike Tyson!”

And then I’d use that money to get booze the easy way for a teen: Pay handsomely for it. Dickwads used to scoff at me in the liquor store parking lot when I’d ask them to buy me a sixer. Now they’d be fawning all over me. “$500 to buy you a keg, a carton of smokes, and a couple of copies of Hustler? You got it, kid!”

I’d be awash in beer, drugs, and since I’d be able to correctly anticipate fashion, I’d be drowning in girls too. “Nice mullet, Greg. You’re always on the cutting edge of what’s cool!” “That’s great, toots. Now, what’s say we hop in the back of my yellow station wagon!”

I think I’d have so much fun being a teen again that it’d be worth a decade plus of frustration and boredom. Fucking sign me up! (Don’t tell the wife.)

Yes, I'd rock the MacGyver (again) if it got me some more trim.

Yes, I'd rock the MacGyver (again) if it got me some more trim.

14 Responses to “Weekly Hypothetical – Turn Back The Clock Edition”

  1. Brett Minor says:

    I think you are absolutely right. Keeping the knowledge, anything would be possible. High school would be a totally different ballgame. Now that I know how stupid we were and thought everything was SO important, I would no longer have all the inhibitions I did then. Getting girls would be a breeze.

    • Greg says:

      I know! I mean, once you figure out that girls don’t like to be stalked, kidnapped, tied up in a basement, and forced to listen to old Foghat albums, the rest is a breeze!

  2. Juice says:

    I just can’t get over the fact that Joyce DeWitt sent you an Autograph!!! holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. I had no Idea she was a real person!!!!! This inspires me, I want an autograph from the cast of Sunny in Philly or Workaholics. I bet I could get one those guys to write “Thanks for the Clap.” But dare I?

    Oh shit, you got me a kerfluffled, I forgot my Special Purpose for the day- to tell your readers this:

    Hey other DOD readers: your pusher, Greg, and this website was nominated for a webbie. its like an oscar for bloggers- a bloscar, if you will allow a tired ellision (simile? ellision? hell I can’t recall what this particular literary device is called….I haven’t even had coffee yet)

    In order to become a finalist, where the “pro” blogger panel votes for him, he has to win a nomination. DOD does that if you all go to:

    http://2012.bloggi.es/
    and nominate him in in any or all of several categories. DO IT!!!! I did it I picked these categories:

    Most Humorous blog

    Best New Blog

    Best kept secret blog

    Best writing of a blog

    nominations have to be in before January 15. Go DOD GO! (How is that for a campaign slogan? I could totally be a campaign manager. call me. We’ll talk.)

    • Greg says:

      Fuck yeah, ask everyone for an autograph. A really dirty one.

      Oh, and I hesitate to call my readers “minions” because I think you need at least 1,000 before you can use that term, and not 10, but what the fuck. I hereby command all of my minions to head out over to the Bloggies 2012 website and nominate Juice, Vesta, A Beer for the Shower, Flippy Doodle, Tonya, Jeanne, Creative Devolution, Luda, Pish Posh, Rusty, Brent, and any of the other regulars (sorry if I missed anyone, I’m in a rush!) and/or whomever else you enjoy reading. Then ask them for their autograph.

      http://2012.bloggi.es/

  3. Vesta Vayne says:

    Wow. I never thought the sentence ‘Thank you Butt Chunker’ would come out of my mouth. But yes, thank you for giving us something other than Rosie Queefs.

    And also, how awesome is Janet DeWitt?

  4. Pish Posh says:

    I’m going to talk like a drunken egomaniacal Orson Welles all day today and see if anyone notices. They’ll probably think I’ve had a stroke.

    I miss Macgyver. I would not immediately have seen the connection between Orson Welles, Joyce De Witt, Macgyver and drunken horny five year olds, but you’ve shown me the light.

    Consider yourself nominated. I wish there was a category for “weirdest journey from point a to point b”

    • Greg says:

      I’m been talking like a drunken, egomaniacal Orson Welles for years now, albeit unintentionally, and I can’t recommend it enough.

  5. Rusty says:

    I think if I had all the knowledge I had now as a teen I would definately get beat up more.

    • Greg says:

      Yeah, you could take that too far. “Hahahaha, you like Milli Vanilli? You fucking retard, they don’t even sing their own songs, dumbass.” I could see how people would get tired of you being right about shit all the time.

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