|Sing to the tune of
`Sunscreen` - Baz Luhrmann:
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, alcohol would be
The long-term benefits of alcohol have been consistently misunderstood
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own
I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your alcohol tolerance.
Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of
your alcohol tolerance until it's faded.
But trust me, in 20 years,
you'll look back at photos of yourself puking in a gutter and recall
in a way you can't grasp now
how much alcohol you drank and how fabulous it really was.
You are not as sick as you imagine.
Don't worry about where the next beer is coming from.
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to pull
a page three model after 15 pints of Stella.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed
your drink-addled mind,
like the unexpected lack of ale in the fridge on some idle Tuesday.
Drink one thing every day that scares you.
Be reckless when buying other people drinks.
Don't put up with people who are reckless when buying yours.
Don't waste your time on shandy.
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long and, in the end, it's only to the bar.
Make up compliments you received. Return the insults.
If you don't succeed in doing this, drink more beer now.
Keep your old ring pulls. Throw away your old cans.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know when you might dry-out in your
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 when they would
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still haven't.
Get plenty of kebabs.
Don't be too kind to your liver. You'll hardly miss it when it's
Maybe you'll pull, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll get some bird up the duff, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll enter rehab at 40,
maybe you'll dance the nude conga at your 75th University Reunion.
Whatever you do, congratulate yourself far too much and berate others.
Your choices are half alcohol influenced. So are everybody else's.
Enjoy someone else's body. Use it every way you can.
Don't be afraid of it or of what the lads might think of it.
It's probably the only time you'll ever pull.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but on the street with
a can of Special Brew.
Ignore the directions, don't ever follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines,
just cut out the pictures and put them on your wall.
Get to know your parents. You never know when you'll have to tap
them for some cash.
Be nice to your barman.
They're your best link to the bar and the person most likely to
stop you getting your head kicked by a bouncer
when paralytic in the future.
Understand that favourite drinks come and go,
but with a precious flammable few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in strength and consistency,
because the older you get, the harder it will be to neck ales like
when you were young.
Live in London once, but leave before it makes you a ponce.
Live in Liverpool once, but leave before everything you own gets
Accept certain inalienable truths:
Beer prices will rise.
Bouncers will throw you out.
You, too, will get a hangover.
And when you do, you'll fantasise that when you were young,
prices were reasonable,
bouncers couldn't catch you,
and hangovers were NEVER as bad as this.
Don't expect anyone else to buy you a beer.
Maybe you'll have a huge overdraft. Maybe you'll have a wealthy
But you never know when either one might stop getting you p*ssed.
Don't mess too much with alcopops or by the time you're 25 you
will look like a faggot.
Be careful whose cheap booze you buy, but be patient with those
who supply it.
Cheap booze is a form of rip-off.
Dispensing it is a way of fishing old stock from the disposal, wiping
painting over the sell-by date and re-selling it for more than it's
But trust me on the alcohol.