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Garfunkel and Oates Reveal the Cold, Hard Truth About Life in “29/31″ [Video]

Dear younger readers of The Mary Sue: This video by comedy musicians Garfunkel and Oates (aka Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) is going to drop some knowledge on you, and it should be taken as the truth. Your 20s might seem all awesome and whatevs, and they should. Because once you’re in your 30s, this changes. Take it from someone in her 30s.

Though accepting that the world is not your oyster is actually kind of liberating.

(via Gawker)

Previously in Women in Comedy

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  • Anonymous

    Heh, nice song. I have a friend who actually celebrated her 30th birthday with a funeral party to declare that her life was basically over. It was more fun than it sounds.

    I suspect it isn’t the case for men, though… in contrast, things seem to get better for us as we get older, relationship-wise. So, no complaints here! :)

  • Anonymous

    Truth bomb. See also “we are not young” parody video

  • Michelle

    “Things unfold when they’re supposed to, because everything happens for a reason”

    “Who needs to try when things are meant to be?”

    Sadly some people never grow out of this stupid naive worldview, precisely because it relieves them of any responsibility for making things happen.

    Great song.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Maybe I just know really cool women, but all the women I’m friends with who are over 30 are more or less self-assured and much happier and feel more free than they did in their twenties.  I, for one, cannot wait to grow older!  Now I sound like the 29 year old. :)

  • Eric Lindberg

    Depends on the man. The 31 rant here sounded accurate for my situation (just, you know, the male equivalent. Not so much the shrunken ovaries part). I’ve been feeling pretty depressed since entering my 30s. This is the stage where everyone you know is getting married and having kids so your own relationship hurdles and disappointments seem all the more disheartening as a result.

    In less depressing news — I love Garfunkel and Oates! Great to see them featured on this blog.

  • Angel S.

    The sad thing is that this is just a preview for 39/41, where the angst/anger/invisibility to the opposite sex really starts hitting the fan (for women, of course).  I don’t care how good or young you look, once people find out you’re 40 (or over) their perceptions shift significantly. 

  • Dessa Brewington

    Bah.  I’m 33, and FAR better off than I was when I was 29.  Late twenties were the worst years of my life.