Nobody said your mid-20s were easy (except, you know, everyone over 27). For Denver, Colo., advertising intern Pat Stansik, the best remedy lies in self-deprecation.
Stansik, a University of Michigan graduate whose YouTube channel has accrued nearly 1 million views since its 2008 launch, celebrated his 24th birthday yesterday with the release of “I’m 24,” a rap parody detailing all of the common afflictions faced by today’s disenfranchised youth.
- Old enough to serve, but can’t rent a car
- The astronomical cost of today’s cab fares
- Life at the bottom of the corporate ladder
- The embarrassment of being listed on your parents’ insurance policy
- The body’s rapid loss of on-the-spot agility
- Having to shop at Trader Joe’s because Whole Foods is too expensive
- An inability to tie a Full Windsor knot
- The perils of online dating
Backed by five of his best bros, all of whom look like they studied economics and played college lacrosse at Bucknell University, Stansik spits with a junior associate’s wit, flipping through a few of the upper middle class’s favorite clichés (“I don’t want to get married, but I could see myself settling down in a few years if I met the right girl”) in khakis, a tucked-in button down and v-neck sweater.
“My vocab’s changing,” he raps. “I say things like ‘For good measure.’ And when I get free time, you know I’m reading for pleasure.”
Somebody tell Stansik that age is just a number—just like “A Millie.”
Photo from YouTube