# HowTo:Beat the Odds

“Said my mother, "I am nothing but dust in the wind from the land of the ice and snow."”
~ Unrelated Quotes Guy on the odds
“Damn it! I bet that the quote before mine would make sense!”
~ Guy trying to beat the odds on the previous quote

You're standing in a casino, \$1200 in the toilet with the majority of the night still ahead of you. "Those damn odds!" you say, "they always work against me!" Then, turning in a dramatic fashion (and, because of the five Smirnoffs you just downed, making a swoosh noise), you say "How could I beat these odds?" As you might expect, no one tells you, and due to your drunken stupor, you are eventually "escorted" out by security and banned for life. You don't want this to happen again (both because of the money and the gargantuan hangover you suffered the next day). If this is you (yes, you!), then read on!

## What are "The Odds"

All right, first thing's first. The odds are not what you were brought up to believe they were. Every time that your drunken dad would yell "What're the odds that you'll amount to anything in life? One in a Bazillion" and then start beating the walls with an empty wine bottle, he was lying. Odds are not a mathematical formula. Nope, not at all. The odds are aliens. Invisible creatures that burrow into your abdomen shortly after birth, embedding themselves in your adrenal glands. The odds are released into your blood stream upon entrance into a time of duress (ie: anything involving chance). The odds take over your body, directing you into whatever direction they feel like. They often have cruel senses of humor, and as such direct your limbs into directions that will, in the long run, lead to your ultimate demise.

They are described with the following mathematical formula:

$\cfrac{A + \cfrac{IQ}{V}}{C} * A = Odds$ Where A = Age; IQ = Intelligence Quotient; V= # of Blood Vessels; and C= Circumference of Cranium.

## How to Beat Them (Traditional)

In actuality, beating the odds is a rather simple task to undertake. One must first gather the necessary materials:

Material Picture
Vitamin Water
Crack
Water
Ice Pick
Marijuana

### Procedure

Once these materials are gathered, it's a snap to destroy those damn odds! The first thing one has to do is rub the Marijuana on oneself (Figure 1). This ensures perpetual highness which will make it easier to do the following things to yourself. Next, you must drink the Vitamin Water to make yourself throw up. It is vital that you throw up everything in your entire digestive system, intestines and rectum included. If this effect cannot be achieved by Vitamin Water alone (highly rare), then mix the crack in and drink. This will cause violent convulsions which will culminate in your entire gastrointestinal tract being evacuated. Leave it like this for two weeks. Only drink water to stay hydrated. Doctors will attempt to feed you, fend them off with the ice pick. After two weeks the odds will be dead, and you will be able to achieve any outcome of chance that you wish.

## How to beat them (Street)

The odds often play dirty, using your own body as a puppet. Screw them! Get rid of them the hard way with this method, tried and tested on the streets of New Yawk York.

### Materials

One must use these items if they are to use the street method of odds-destruction:

Material Picture
A large bat of variable composition
• It is advisable to use an aluminum bat, as wooden bats are known to break when fighting the odds, and if your bat breaks in their direction, they will throw it back.
• If aluminum bat is not economically feasible and/or in violation of your parole, a crowbar (available for purchase at Home Depot or Lowes) will be sufficient.
• If the odds succeed in tricking you out of the use of a crowbar, then leave your car door open on a busy street. Wait. When it is smashed off, pick it up, run, and follow procedure.
• If none of this is possible, attempt either the above method or the two below methods.
Approximately 3 fluid ounces (200 ml) of whiskey
• If whiskey cannot be immediately found, consult The Doors' "Alabama Song." After realizing the similarity of this chap's situation to your own, go to a liquor store and buy some moonshine.
Some flashy jewelry
• Flashy is defined as "being by nature flamboyant and/or attention-grabbing." Some is described as "a small but indeterminate amount." Jewelery is defined as "an adornment made of precious or semi-precious metals." Thus, a little bit of attention-grabbing metal ornamentation can go a long way. Too much, and you could end up like the guy being chased by the man in Figure 2.

### Procedure

1. Drink all of the whiskey, pacing yourself in such a way that it gives you a nice little buzz.
• If necessary, rubbing marijuana on oneself as in the traditional method produces excellent supplement to the buzz.
2. Go to a neighborhood comprised of people that are predominantly of the opposite race to your own (Black People or White People). Flash the jewelery and say "yo." This will attract multitudes of odds.
3. Leave the area and proceed to smash the odds using your aluminum bat/crowbar/car door.
• You must leave this area once the odds are attracted. Pulling out your bat while there would be suicide. See figure 2.

## How To Beat Them (Emo)

If the previous two methods don't suit your musical taste (ie: Panic! At the Disco just makes you so low that you're glad to be alive but not really) then try this method.

### Materials

There are not many materials for this simple method, just the following:

Material Picture
• By razor, it is meant that just the blade should be obtained, not an actual shaver.
A bathtub
• This bathtub should be filled with warm water.

### Procedure

As mentioned earlier, this is a simple method, with only one step

1. Use razor blades on wrist in bathtub. See Figure 3.
• Will cause immense pain and eventual death, but those damn odds will be gone. See Figure 4.

## How To Beat Them (Kevorkian)

This method, while not officially sanctioned by the WFBO (World Federation for the Beating of the Odds), is endorsed by celebrity doctor Jack Kevorkian.

### Materials

What you need:

Material Picture
Brain
Full Frontal Lobotomy
• DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PERFORM ON YOURSELF! Have a trained professional and/or convicted killer do this for you

### Procedure

1. Have full frontal lobotomy performed upon your brain.
• Again, do not attempt to perform on yourself. If you desire the outcome of this attempt, see the Emo method above.

## How To Beat Them (Psychothic)

So, you just have to give yourself a lobotomy, huh? Well, here we go, this is how you do it.

You will need:

Material Picture
Brain
Knife

### Procedure

1. Using the knife, shove blade into head at a locus point equidistant from both of your eyes. Twist.
• You will die from this method, as seen in figure 5.

## The Outcome

So here you are, odds-free and loving every minute of it. But what exactly happened to the odds? They were killed, you say, but no! They were not killed. One must understand that odds can never go away completely. They now lay dormant, waiting to prey upon the next unsuspecting victim, which will most likely be your progeny. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent this from happening, and all one can do is clean the children out young. In this scenario, the Kevorkian method is recommended, the sooner the better. And with this, your education has been finished. Godspeed.

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