T2 Trainspotting: What would you choose?

Trainspotting’s famous Choose Life speech has had an update for the sequel. Could you write a better version? Write your 2017 Choose Life speech for us and you could win a limited edition Trainspotting screenprint

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  • Nicolas Garcia 03/02/2017 at 4:58 pm

    Choose life;
    Choose high prospect future careers.
    Choose rights equalities and support LGBT.

    Choose Crossfit, sushi nights and streaming on demand.
    Choose your followers and Spotify’s top 100.

    Choose highly refined liquor and legal pharmaceutics supplies over growing seeds;
    eCommerce product thumbnails instead of fresh touchable fruit.

    Choose to experience life through retina display on a nanotech eco-couch, mentally jerking off with no purpose at all,
    hoping for science to crack inmortality before your meaningless;
    massively series produced life,

  • Charlene Zubrzycki 03/02/2017 at 4:13 pm

    Choose leave.
    Choose Brexit.
    Choose Trump.
    Choose big fucking protests.
    Choose change, ban, left parties and building a wall.
    Choose gluten-free, no smoking and vapor sticks.
    Choose unsocial social media.
    Choose a profile pic.
    REQUEST your friends.
    Choose sharing privacy and gaining followers.
    Choose a photo, Snapchat in a range of fucking filters.
    Choose selfies wondering why the fuck you’re taking a photo in the toilet on a Saturday night.
    Choose uploading said selfie while hoards of men swipe your insecurities from left to right, whilst relishing in unwanted wanted attention.
    Choose been exacerbated at the end of it all.
    Voting for some miserable outcome because you know you will be more miserably fucked-up with the opposition.
    Choose a change.
    Choose leave…but why would I want to do a thing like that?

  • Matthew Banwell 03/02/2017 at 3:34 pm

    Choose Levi’s for jeans,
    Choose Heinz for baked beans,
    Choose the same as before,
    And as the stranger next door.

    Choose to retweet or like,
    Choose to retreat or strike,
    Choose to donate or take,
    Choose to buy or to make.

    To choose? An illusion!
    This consumerist profusion’s
    Just vague personality
    That chews fat with banality.

    So go choose something different,
    Choose friends good and vociferant,
    Choose wings Spitfire, not butterfly—
    And choose the wonder less traveled by.

  • Tori Fannon 03/02/2017 at 1:05 pm

    Choose life.
    A job you hate.
    A family who hate you.
    Endless, friendless, Facebook friendships.

    Choose suffocating commutes and ill-fitting sweatshop suits.
    Choose overpriced tasteless coffee and Tony Blair’s biography.
    Choose binge watching ‘the next big series’, big macs and a fucking beer belly.

    Choose hangovers and cigarettes, takeaways and sick days.
    Choose overdrafts and credit cards, cheap holidays and STIs.
    Choose protein shakes and hapless tinder dates.
    Choose this season’s skinny jeans and rip-off anti-ageing creams.

    Choose online petitions.
    The same politicians.
    Live on small change.
    Make no change.

    Choose endless scrolling and social trolling.
    Choose #instagood #tagsforlikes #thighgap #selfie
    Choose Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, fuck that.

    Choose CCTV, HMRC, MDMA, ADHD.
    Choose LOL, WTF, OMG, FML.

    Yeah, that’s right.
    Fuck my life.
    Fuck life.

  • Whitney Edwards 03/02/2017 at 12:57 pm

    Here’s my submission CR guys, thanks a bunch.


    signing in
    signing on
    to drive through
    to walk past
    going viral
    automatic doors
    closed borders
    animal waste
    to feast
    to fast
    streaming music
    starving artists
    the winning race
    to lose face
    a little donation
    a large latte
    to travel
    to really travel
    your gender
    your job title
    that blue screen glow
    a departed kingdom

  • Matthew Noone 03/02/2017 at 12:42 pm


    virtual love,
    simulated life,
    the bits in between,
    the early mornings where you’d rather be high,
    second hand smart cars,
    social media kids,
    the calories of takeaway pizza,
    an automated job,
    a joke through email,
    losing your loser friends,
    a reality tv wife,
    watching other women in commute,
    being in love with the idea of a home,
    hating the reality of it,
    domestic duties,
    a broken hoover,
    a filthy semi detached,
    a slob in the mirror,
    the 24 hour gym routine,
    what matters,
    who doesn’t,
    something new on facebook,
    someone old in a selfie,
    the familiar nostlgia,
    the repressed junkie within,
    the commitment of 2.5 kids and a second rate mortgage
    anonymous middle age…

    ….Choose life

  • Kate Flanagan 03/02/2017 at 12:01 pm

    Choose life.
    Choose love.
    Choose an Asda 6 pack of eggs because you want all three of the above.
    And maybe a spongecake for dessert.

  • Luke Till 03/02/2017 at 9:55 am

    Choose modern life.
    Choose sexism, racism, and fascism.
    Choose war,
    Hate and and ivory fucking tower.
    Choose a Wotsit for a President.
    And a spineless jellyfish for a PM.
    Choose zero compassion.
    Choose a short memory,
    And a small mind.
    Choose FOX, THE SUN, and the Daily Fucking Mail.
    Choose to be a complete and utter c***.
    Choose modern life.
    I choose not to choose modern life.
    There’s plenty.
    But mainly so I can sleep at night.

  • Cameron Black 02/02/2017 at 8:41 pm

    Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose alternative working hours. Choose a questionable career path. Choose a fucking big coat, choose thick-rimmed glasses, braces, exposed ankles and bergamot-infused beard oil. Choose craft beer, low conformity, and overly designed toothbrushes. Choose repurposed forklift pallets. Choose a home brew kit. Choose your spiraliser. Choose “lifewear” and a matching French bulldog. Choose a battered three-piece table at full price from a disused nuclear power plant in a range of fucking wood grains. Choose fixed-gear bikes and wondering where the nearest soy fucking latté with a shot of dehumidified Kale is on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on your supposedly one-of-a-kind Latvian hunting stool reading hyperbolic, faux-Scandinavian design blogs, stuffing fucking bulgur wheat into your mouth. Choose lacking a purpose at the end of it all, pissing your last in a pretentious design studio, nothing more than an embarrassment to the free-spirited, yet identically dressed brats you spawned to replace yourselves.

    Choose your future.
    Choose east.

  • Luke Till 02/02/2017 at 5:23 pm

    Fuck Life. Choose Heroin

  • Liam Wilson 02/02/2017 at 3:41 pm

    Choose Like.
    Choose right. Then left. Endlessly swiping until you find the right one or there’s no one left.
    Choose staring at your phone instead of into her eyes.
    Choose your dinner to be delivered on the back of a motorbike.
    Choose a seat reservation but stand due to a delayed service.
    Choose the rat race to feed the fat cats.
    Choose an internet diagnosis instead of your doctor.
    Choose a high-rent flat with a low-rent landlord.
    Choose Netflix over nature.
    Choose not to choose your Prime Minister.
    Choose your insurer based on a free cuddly toy.
    Choose unexpected item in the bagging area.
    Choose the overpriced smashed avocado on sour dough with a side order of hashtags and a Valencia filter.
    Choose fake facts and fight anyone that disagrees with you using the bash of a keyboard button.
    Choose Skip Ad.
    Choose text + drive followed by hit + run.
    Choose a career spitting poison on a page for a tabloid newspaper.
    Choose corrections and clarifications hidden on page 33 in the smallest font size available.
    Choose hypocrisy branded as democracy
    Choose a new password that must have a minimum of 8 characters and at least one upper case.
    Choose a cheap foreign holiday.
    Choose a fortnight with hand luggage only.
    Choose pointing at the menu, shouting ‘chips’ and berating the waiter’s lack of English.
    Choose unidentifiable celebrities shagging on reality TV.
    Choose to check your phone again.
    Choose scrolling through someone else’s edited life.
    Choose Like.

    • Salonee Gadgil 17/02/2017 at 11:25 am

      Hello Liam, you’re on of our runners up! Congratulations. Please drop me a line at salonee.gadgil@centaurmedia.com, with your postal address so we can have your poster delivered to you. Thanks!

  • Marianne C 02/02/2017 at 1:02 am

    Choose 374 friends, 35 apps, 2403 tweets.
    Choose artificial social life, Tinder, Grindr, Uber,
    Choose power, GAFA and Big Data.
    Choose food delivery, APM and protein shakes.
    Choose overtaxed booze and plain tobacco packaging.
    Choose mass surveillance, free newsapers, Google Translate.
    Choose a job you’re not going to keep.
    Choose contactless, airsickness and loneliness.
    Choose a bank making profits when you don’t.
    Choose 10 years of crisis.
    Choose lies.
    Choose not to choose.
    Be different and strike back.

  • Jack Hinton 01/02/2017 at 11:58 pm

    Choose love.
    Choose her. Choose him. Choose them.
    Choose sex, marriage, divorce, another. Choose the prom queen, the cougar, the Virgin. Choose Freeview. Choose Sky. Choose Netflix. Choose to chill. Choose live streaming. Choose binge watching. Choose to stay at home. Choose the sofa, the bed, the floor. Choose to avoid the desk, phone in sick. Choose online shops, next-day delivery, same-day delivery. Choose to have it now, you can always send it back.
    Choose a bag for life, save yourself 5p. Choose the planet. Choose a new world. Choose your own world. Choose to do what you want. Choose to be what you want. And do it all whilst sat in the same underwear you’ve worn for days.
    Choose to scratch, itch, poke. Choose to like. Choose to follow. Choose celebrity. Choose fake news and ‘alternative facts’. Choose protests. Choose to stand up. Choose to speak out. Choose to stick together.
    Choose love.

  • Ian O'Herlihy 01/02/2017 at 8:54 pm

    choose strife
    choose fear
    choose comparison
    choose economy
    choose alternative facts
    choose viral
    choose renting
    choose staycation
    choose treatment
    choose loneliness
    choose vaping
    choose spellchek
    choose traffic
    choose organic
    choose vinyl
    choose contactless
    choose gender
    choose quinoa
    choose black friday
    choose flat white
    choose abstract leggings
    choose jobshare
    choose surgery
    choose insomnia
    choose in
    choose out
    choose right
    choose wrong
    choose bollocks
    choose again
    choose again
    choose again
    choose till conformity
    choose strife

  • Alex Vissaridis 31/01/2017 at 11:37 pm

    Choose life.
    Choose a phone.
    Choose an internet provider.
    Choose a music subscription service.
    Choose a gym membership, Dry January and doing brunch.
    Choose reading printed publications, drinking craft beer and eating street food because you “like the human touch”.
    Choose the apps that’ll do everything else for you.
    Choose to delete your social media posts when they don’t get “enough” likes.
    Choose selfishness, greed, dishonesty and corruption.
    Choose looking at houses you’ll never be able to afford because you chose a career out of passion.
    Choose signing a Change.org petition that Parliament will ignore.
    Choose a bubble.
    Choose life.

  • Heather Gretton 31/01/2017 at 4:43 pm

    no mortgage
    an unpaid internship
    not to start a family
    a great fucking big iPhone you can’t afford
    air wheels
    a virtual reality
    better friends
    good mental health
    to do some ‘colouring in’
    your soul mate on tinder
    to pay for healthcare
    to remain
    to protest
    the future
    ‘clean eating’
    a fucking spiraliser
    netflix and chill
    no pension
    any kind of future
    a ticket to mars
    to ignore the state of the world and take selfies you selfish bastards
    to fight poverty and racism
    global bloody warming
    our future
    choose life…

  • Nicola Thompson 31/01/2017 at 4:40 pm

    a life
    a path
    a team
    a really small coffee cup
    silky underwear
    crash helmets
    desk toys
    chia seeds
    early nights
    expensive hand wash
    weekend craft
    dog videos
    Tesco own brand
    a campervan
    your mum
    bake sales
    friendship bracelets
    software updates
    a non-alcoholic cocktail
    taking the train
    something with hummus
    squad goals
    silly, famous people
    your future

  • Andy Johnson 31/01/2017 at 4:29 pm

    Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career.
    Choose a company that gives you more.
    Choose somewhere that makes you feel
    valued. Choose something special. Choose
    to be part of a new and exciting journey.
    Choose a role that gives back just as you
    choose to give it. Choose to unlock potential.
    Choose to coach. Choose to repair. Choose
    to build. Choose to fix. Choose commercially.
    Choose to do more for others. Choose not to be
    9 – 5. Choose flexibility over structure. Choose
    to make a difference to other people’s lives.
    Choose to be part of a team. Choose to support
    communities. Choose to learn. Choose to build
    relationships. Choose the right thing over the
    rule thing. Choose to be brave. Choose to be
    different. Choose your benefits. Choose
    your pension. Choose more holidays. Choose
    a gym membership and get fit for your holidays.
    Choose dental care. Choose childcare. Choose
    to cycle to work. Choose what’s right for you.
    Choose your career. Choose Bromford.

  • zoe atherfold 31/01/2017 at 4:21 pm

    Choose a life
    Choose the “right” way
    Choose a 9 to 5
    a mortage and a house in the suburbs
    Choose apple
    Choose android
    Choose facebook
    Choose 357 friends and no-one to talk to
    Choose #isthereanybodyoutthere?
    Choose selling up and moving on
    Choose meeting new people
    Choose seeing new places
    Choose volunteering and finding what you love
    Choose to start with yourself
    Choose dry January
    Choose drunk February
    Choose the risks that are yours to take
    Choose your own way
    Choose life…

  • Aaron bath 31/01/2017 at 1:01 pm

    to rock
    or roll
    straight on
    to go back
    this life
    the next life
    this time
    next time
    ….to choose

  • Ben Tallon 31/01/2017 at 12:37 pm

    Choose life. Choose allowing access to your location. Choose a filter. Choose reduced brie and grape on wholemeal. Choose giving it a miss and have one for me. Choose box sets. Choose publishing your running times. Choose immigration arguments with your dad. Choose documenting your tea. Choose marshmallow world leaders. Choose celebrity Japanese cats. Choose Michael fucking McIntyre. Choose domestic cardio. Choose drop us on the corner mate, anywhere here will do. Choose Google’s tax bill. Choose they buy any car. Choose obligatory weekly missionary. Choose this quirky independent coffee shop with wifi and everything. Choose beard wax. Choose removing items from bagging areas. Choose the 1st world dash for a power socket. Choose just tired, that’s all. Choose carrying dogs up escalators, Choose explaining you’ve never been in a road accident. Choose clever political retweets. Choose no appointments till next week. Choose boat shoes and no socks. Choose exceeded data allowance. Choose good transport links and more space. Choose square photographs. Choose accidentally deliberate compositions. Choose doing it up to add value. Choose hypo-allergenic. Choose to both be pregnant. Choose faux-shit holes in Shoreditch. Choose undisciplined kids on buses. Choose iPad babies. Choose confectionary mobile games at 44 years old. Choose TV spoiler rage. Choose 500 wedding photos in your face. Choose life.

  • Jennifer Burton 31/01/2017 at 11:25 am

    Choose life.
    Choose a flat you can’t afford. Friends you don’t particularly like.
    And a dog that lost its novelty after the 17th shit on your floor.
    Choose reality TV. Tabloid papers. And generic music.
    Choose the most unfulfilling job.
    Then get up and do it every day.
    Choose an abortion because you can barely afford groceries for yourself.
    Choose micro-dosing on LSD – trying to be as happy as you were at 14.
    And when that doesn’t work, choose copious amounts of vodka.
    Whiskey. Brandy. Meth. Mandy.
    Choose absolute addiction.
    Choose a monotonous existence.
    Choose your future.
    Choose life.

  • Jo Hopley 30/01/2017 at 10:04 pm

    Choose life:

    Choose a device.
    Choose an addiction.
    Choose a filter.
    Choose an escape.
    Choose to share.
    Choose to like.
    Choose self-proclaimed idols, gurus and content creators.
    Choose to follow.
    Choose viral.
    Choose jealousy.
    Choose a distraction
    Choose indulgence.
    Choose friends.
    Choose fake friends.
    Choose friends you wouldn’t meet in real life.
    Choose to show only the good.
    Choose an excuse.
    Choose medication.
    Choose to grow further away from existence.
    Choose to be isolated.

    Choose life.

  • Sally Harper 30/01/2017 at 4:09 pm

    Choose life. Choose vaping. Choose £6 pints.
    Choose online petitions, clicking like and sitting on your arse
    Choose all the feels, totes emosh and #blessed
    Choose WhatsApp ticks, and Facebook dicks
    Choose swipe for serotonin
    Choose your credit card
    Choose generation rent, clean eating, house white
    Choose internships, forgetting to vote
    Choose binge drinking, existential crises, illegal streaming
    Choose spiralisers, spinning and pseudoscience
    Choose spunking your salary on ubers, artisan everything, superfood salads
    Choose living with parents, sponging off mates
    Choose memes, choose gifs, choose hashtags and apps
    Choose IVF and geriatric parenthood
    Choose your overdraft, choose contactless, choose balance transfers, choose debt
    Choose cheap flights, city breaks and Monday morning shakes
    Choose anxiety, CBT and mindfulness.
    Choose telling yourself that none of this is your fault, the economy tanked and the banks screwed you over, your parents aren’t rich and your boss is a bitch, you couldn’t save because your rent’s gone up and the pound’s gone down.
    Choose a job not a career, choose a life, not a dream, choose getting on with it.

    • Salonee Gadgil 17/02/2017 at 11:24 am

      Congratulations Sally! You’re our winner. Please drop me a line at salonee.gadgil@centaurmedia.com, with your postal address so we can have your poster delivered to you.

    • Michael Piggott 17/02/2017 at 11:47 am

      A worthy winner. A great read. 🙂

  • Michael Speke 30/01/2017 at 3:59 pm

    America the Beautiful.
    The land of the free.
    The Home of the brave.
    No God.
    Alternate Facts.

  • Michael Piggott 30/01/2017 at 3:26 pm

    Choose life. Choose your precious smartphone. Choose narcissism and selfie sticks. Choose Uber, Deliveroo and online dating. Choose FitBits and self-improvement. Choose masturbation. Choose the herd mentality, trolling culture and the turgid crap that is reality TV. Choose giving a damn about your privacy. Choose government surveillance, tracking cookies and facial recognition. Choose the police, kettling and racial profiling. Choose isolationism, alleged protectionism and border patrols. Choose turning our backs on Obama and voting for Donald fucking Trump, walling off Mexico and Islamophobia. Choose Brexit. Choose interfering in the Middle East and Africa. Choose trusting the conniving, supercilious banks. Choose escapism, geek culture and unrealistic heroes. Choose Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom bloody Hiddleston. Choose celebrity culture and becoming obsessed with each new shocking death. Choose being labelled and marketed to in every possible way. Choose being a millennial. Choose Generation Z.

    Choose globalisation and losing our way.

    Choose life.

    • Salonee Gadgil 17/02/2017 at 11:25 am

      Hi Michael, Congratulations! You’re on of our runners up. Please drop me a line at salonee.gadgil@centaurmedia.com, with your postal address so we can have your poster delivered to you.

      • Michael Piggott 17/02/2017 at 11:48 am

        Thanks, just replied. Hooray! And Sally was a worthy winner. Her speech rocked.

  • Jade Thomson 30/01/2017 at 2:45 pm

    a Manhattan entrepreneur.
    narcissistic, psychopathic traits.
    reservations at Dorsia (21 Club).
    an apartment overlooking Central Park.
    yuppie culture.
    excess, excess, excess.
    boardroom bullying.
    endless handwashing.
    gold-plated bathrooms.
    dirty blondes.
    golden showers.
    leaked video tapes.
    Brioni suits.
    Hermès power ties.
    a cold gaze.
    little hands.
    Make America Great Again.
    murderous executive orders.
    a real American Psycho in office.

  • Greg Shutup 30/01/2017 at 1:09 pm

    a dream
    a keyboard
    a cardboard
    a life
    a fucking big tapistry
    rage against the machine
    fuck you
    compact tin can openers
    electrical disc players
    good god
    teeth grinding
    interesting fixtures
    underrated bus stop artistry
    a bleeding mountain
    my friends
    worn leisure
    stolen luggage
    a distinctly italian laugh
    stepping on my ear
    great big clipper ship
    happy house of spice
    selfish, fucked up rats
    your mine

    • Fernanda Estavillo 30/01/2017 at 2:04 pm

      Liked it a lot!! Do you write elsewhere? Would like to read more of your work.

  • Richard Brooks 30/01/2017 at 1:09 pm


    a box set
    zero-hours contracts
    shared accommodation
    a fucking big television
    to build your own PC
    bikes without gears
    a smart watch
    a set of cheffy knives
    a marathon
    complimentary medicine
    a mortgage
    any fucking mortgage
    shared ownership
    a vintage suit
    Ikea hacks on Pinterest
    a faux leather sofa
    food trucks
    never growing old
    the future
    to simply fucking exist

  • mark salmon 30/01/2017 at 1:00 pm

    Choose Likes.
    Choose phones.
    Choose an image.
    Choose On Demand.

    Choose a fucking big Ultra High Def television, choose iPhones, a Dyson, smart watches and Virtual Reality.

    Choose gluten free, Kale, and Lean in 15.

    Choose part buy part rent.
    Choose high interest ISA’s.
    Choose colour swatches.

    Choose Nike Roshe’s and matching sweat shirts.
    Choose a phone contract you cant afford.

    Choose Ikea Furniture and wondering who the fuck you are on every morning.

    Choose streaming mind numbing curated tv shows, drinking yourself to fucking death. Choose second screening.

    Choose bragging about what you have on social media, likes for likes, choose selfies and becoming nothing but an anxiety ridden, self obsessed and materialistic fuck up.

    Choose your future.
    Choose life.

  • Sasha Newbury 30/01/2017 at 12:51 pm

    Choose life.
    Choose a cause.
    Choose charity.
    Choose to help.
    Choose to make a difference on a Sunday morning.
    Choose change.
    Choose a good deed, a moral reward and raise awareness.
    Choose to be a nicer person.
    Choose to kick a bad habit and feel better.
    Choose to make the most of your time.
    Choose to give back.
    Choose to do something that matters.
    Choose to be the person your dog thinks you are.
    Choose your future.
    Choose life.


  • Lesley McLean 30/01/2017 at 9:21 am

    Choose a job in Creative
    Choose writing
    Choose editing
    Choose proofreading
    Choose someone else changing your fucking words
    Choose briefs that make no sense
    Choose the fear of the blank page
    Choose endless streams of coffee
    Choose praying for ‘that’ spark
    Choose waiting for fuckwits to do their bit
    Choose deadlines shooting by
    Choose the sausage factory
    Choose suffocating your talent
    Choose your future
    Choose a job in Creative

  • William Andrew 29/01/2017 at 10:22 pm

    Choose life
    Choose a shit job
    Choose to blame immigration
    Choose false democracy
    Choose right wing politics
    Choose PayPal
    Choose to max your credit card
    On materialistic shit to relieve the pain
    Choose vaping in the belief that it’s so much better for you than fags
    Choose to seek validation from strangers by posting selfies on social media
    Choose to be a keyboard warrior and belittle other people’s posts to further validate your own meaningless existence
    Choose friends with benefits
    Choose Netflix and chill
    Choose chlamydia
    Choose a generic philosophical quote to get tattooed
    Choose to fight your way to the middle classes
    Choose to change your car every two years despite the crippling debt hanging round your neck like the drab tie you wear to the prison you call work
    Then after fighting to survive every day, retire on a state pension that requires you to choose between heating and eating
    Nothing more than an inconvenience to an over populated under funded society
    Choose life

  • Paul Fenn 29/01/2017 at 7:07 pm

    Well since these are testy times and I ride a big offroad bike I went down this rocky trail:

    Choose the rush. Choose departure. Choose a rocky steep. Choose adrenaline. Choose a fucking big dualsport bike. Choose single track, dodging trees, leaping roots and chucking wheelies over every rock and ridge. Choose forearm-pump, full-body sweat and mentally unsound decisions. Choose big fucking knobbies, strong rims. Choose a 950. Choose your riding buddies. Choose good armour and stiff boots and bugs in your teeth. Choose a two-man tent, a Thermarest and a vast range of fucking beers and steaks. Choose moto DIY and wondering where the fuck you camped every Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that beast devouring mind-blowing, spirit-bending scenery, stuffing fucking massive experiences into your memory banks. Choose having no bone left to break at the end of it all, pishing your last over Nanga Parbat’s Rupal Face, nothing more than an anomaly to the self-possessed, fucking brilliant brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose 100 horsepower. Choose a blast of loamy forest air, choose third gear. But why would I want to do a thing like that? Because I chose not to choose your life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got a big fucking dirtbike that goes wherever you aim it?

  • Fernanda Estavillo 29/01/2017 at 6:50 pm

    Shit your pants, quit your job, grab a beer or drill a hole.
    Find the perfect girl and a picnic date, texts over voice, porn over touch.
    Do whatever, and steal whenever, but make a choice.
    Choose you, choose not to choose, grab a plate and fill it on.

  • aduser_1771258 29/01/2017 at 4:26 pm

    Choose life.
    Choose your future.
    Choose a racist, sexist, homophobic president.
    Choose to spit on so called minorities.
    Choose not to accept global fuckin warming but instead burn fossil fuels until we see the ground move beneath our feet.
    Choose a country.
    Choose a dictator.
    Choose to ride a tiny boat in the middle of the mediterranean in pure desperation knowing fine rightly it could be your last.
    Pick grammar.
    Pick your nose.
    Pick Yes or No, stay or remain.
    Choose to hug your kids.
    Choose warmth, love, compassion.
    Choose not to kill yourself.
    Choose Life.

  • Lee Ash 29/01/2017 at 3:38 pm


    right not wrong
    big not small
    now not then
    all not nothing
    full not empty
    present not absent
    together not apart
    always not never
    bright not dim
    win not lose
    forwards not backwards
    can not can’t
    first not last
    give not take
    love not hate
    in not out
    glad not sad
    justice not injustice
    true not false
    yes not no
    love not hate
    peace not war
    alive not dead

    a positive life…

  • Dorottya Petery 28/01/2017 at 7:04 pm

    Choose life.
    Build your own paradise because noone will ever do that for you.
    Choose hyphens as in self-satisfaction and life-long-learning.
    Choose certain numbers to live by. One wife, two cars, three kids and four lovers for every weekend of each month.
    Copulate. Taste your own cum.
    Masturbate with your veins sticking out and moan all the way while you’re at it.
    Choose exercises for your spine, jog in your lunch break.
    Take photos of what you eat and what you don’t eat.
    Choose organic and always avoid gluten.
    Choose the mirror, pose for yourself and don’t be afraid of wearing pink.
    Buy everything that has a name starting with a lower case “i”, stay young, watch EZO TV and act as if you were interesting.
    Choose life.
    Pretend that you matter.

  • Adam Hyde 28/01/2017 at 4:48 pm

    Choose Life

    Choose sitting in a traffic jam in your Personal Contract Purchase car with heated seats and rear parking sensors and its ‘final balloon payment’

    Choose looking out of the car window at a bus stop, full of kids standing side by side with their heads down, texting their virtual ‘friends’ and not saying a word to each other

    Choose to sit at a desk all day, typing things into spreadsheets and eating pre-packaged, plastic sandwiches and your choice from a thousand flavours of crisps,
    All whilst wearing a ‘smart device’ on your wrist that tells you that you haven’t moved enough and that you still need to complete your 10,000 steps….

    Choose Key Performance Indicators and Blue Sky Thinking

    Choose an annual appraisal with a Manager who’s barely started shaving, telling you the schematics of how you can progress in the job you can barely stomach

    Choose a Bank of England Base Rate Tracker Mortgage, with the lowest level of interest in history

    Choose to buy a massive, brand new, Luxury Home, in the full knowledge that if interest rates go back up you’ll never be able to afford the repayments

    Choose Online Shopping, Free Home Delivery, and precision timed delivery slots, so you can stay on the Sofa, fail to complete your 10,000 steps and hardly ever leave the fucking house

    Choose to work slowly towards Type 2 Diabetes, sitting on your backside watching other fat people try to lose weight as quickly as possible for your viewing pleasure

    Choose to stick your enormous Digital TV on, and then not watch it, instead focussing on how many ‘likes’ you got on Facebook for your latest carefully choreographed Selfie

    Choose to be Friends on Social Media with people that you would actually avoid if you spotted them in the Supermarket

    Choose Politics. Choose to decide which Party to vote for based purely on how aesthetically pleasing the leader looks when he is eating a bacon sandwich

    Choose a Diet. The Paleo diet, the Atkins diet, the 5:2 diet, the Cambridge plan, the low GI approach, Veganism, Gluten Free, Alcohol Free, Sugar Free, and then stick to it for approximately 3 weeks before going back to eating what the fuck you want

    Choose retirement

    Choose finding out the pension plan you’ve paid into for 30 years is virtually worthless
    Choose growing old. Choose to live to a very old age with barely any quality of life at all, being kept going by ‘advances’ in medicine

    Choose a Nursing Home.

    Choose having to disinherit your loved ones by selling the house you’ve worked decades to own so that you can afford to be abused and mistreated in a £800 per week ‘Care’ Home….

    Choose stress, choose worrying about it all, choose levels of anxiety and depression in modern society that are unprecedented. Choose technology. Choose 3 parent babies. Choose assisted suicide. Choose having to fight for a right to die, whilst people so ill they don’t even know who they are anymore are being kept alive. Choose a crumbling National Health Service. Choose overcrowded prisons. Choose highly strung out kids trying to achieve their ridiculous curriculum targets. Choose wondering what the hell the next 20 years will bring and how your own kids will get through it all.

    Choose Your Future. CHOOSE LIFE.

  • Chris Warrington 27/01/2017 at 6:18 pm

    Choose ADD
    Choose distraction
    Choose cultural regurgitation
    Choose service providers
    Choose 140 characters
    Choose content
    Choose uninformed opinions
    Choose entitlement
    Choose resignation
    Choose controlled choice
    Choose ADD
    Choose…ooh a picture of a cat!

  • Neal Merrell 27/01/2017 at 3:43 pm

    Choose life
    Choose investing options
    Choose a hobby
    Choose a partner
    Choose an app for your live video and social media stories
    Choose smart phones
    Electric cars
    YZY Boosts
    Smart home appliances
    Choose a gym
    facebook reactions
    and a fitness blog to follow
    Choose a student loan repayment plan
    Choose a downtown loft
    Choose your mates
    Choose sweatpants
    and a minimalist sofa to wear ’em out on
    Choose binge watching TV shows
    and finding out what in the shite happens in the new Game of Thrones
    All while stuffing your face with Uber Eats from 3 different restaurants
    and more binge watching to make you feel better about it
    Choose fighting the system and protesting for your miserable little life just to be cast aside into the deep dark hole from whence you came
    Choose your future
    Choose life

  • Peter W 27/01/2017 at 3:02 pm

    Choose on demand.
    Choose instant notifications.
    Choose free shipping and free returns with an annual subscription.
    Choose five star Trip Advisor reviews.
    Choose performance plans, KPIs, 360 degree feedback and lifelong learning.
    Choose loyalty points, a smart fridge, and Taste the Difference for a weekend treat.
    Choose debt.
    Choose accepting that every time you look at a screen everyone is having a better, happier and more successful time than you.
    Choose Like.
    Choose #legday, Snapchat filters and swiping right.
    Choose cocktails from jam jars in a faux-industrial bar and ignoring the homeless guy outside the chicken shop you passed on the way.
    Choose late night conversations with AI chatbots.
    Choose 4G anxiety, a seven day travel pass, and wondering when your story will finally begin.

  • Sarah Barron 27/01/2017 at 2:58 pm

    Someone else’s life
    A dead end job
    You’re dad’s career
    No family
    Blue skies
    A fake big smile
    Time flying by
    The same office life
    Cold coffee
    Cheap wine
    Reality TV on repeat
    Penthouse suite
    500 friends on Facebook
    2 in real life
    The truth
    Same lies
    Same big smile
    Boredom ruling your mind
    Your old goals
    Your pride
    Your wasted time
    Life …

  • Kitty O'Shea 27/01/2017 at 2:57 pm

    Choose life,
    Choose a job,
    Choose a career
    Choose a family
    Choose a fucking big television
    Choose to absorb shit about celebrities and hide from the reality of the real world
    Choose politicians based on their outfits and if they like to go to the pub
    Choose to ignore the warning signs
    Choose to believe everything you read on Facebook, see on the news, people tell you
    Choose to reject people based on the fact that their homes have been bombed and they have nowhere else to go
    Choose to step over the homeless man in the doorway
    Choose to be made redundant due to budget cuts
    Choose to default on the mortgage on the house you bought because it made you look good to your colleagues
    Choose sitting on that park bench, the rain soaking through your donated sleeping bag, begging for a warm cup of coffee
    Choose to be surprised when you are the one being taken away as an embarrassment to society, a fucked up mess to be stepped over
    Choose your future
    Choose life
    But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got a fucking big television?

  • Steve Cluett 27/01/2017 at 11:19 am


    a life
    a job
    a career
    a family
    a fucking massive 4K television
    10kg load washing machines
    driverless cars
    faceless music streaming services
    Joseph Joseph compact can openers
    good wealth
    cholesterol lowering spreads
    mental health insurance
    low-interest mortgage repayments
    shared ownership homes
    virtual friends
    street wear
    hard shell luggage
    a three-seater Mid-century sofa
    Farrow & Ball tester pots
    lounging on that divan
    reality shows
    Abel & Cole organic boxes
    trolling away
    miserable world
    selfish, youtube brats
    your future

  • Pete * 27/01/2017 at 11:09 am

    Choose student halls posters encrusted with blue-tack.
    Choose Army recruitment advertising copy.
    Choose ‘Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’
    Choose Adidas Sambas and drainpipe denim.
    Choose Buckfast record sales profits.
    Choose loosely-kerned Helvetica (Bold).
    Choose Underworld reunion gigs filled with 40 year-old men.
    Choose Vetements, Gosha, Liam Hodges, and Wang for Balenciaga.
    Choose Twin Town, 24 Hour Party People, and Human Traffic.

  • MATEI-ALEXANDRU MOCANU 27/01/2017 at 10:03 am

    Choose Tika Massala, not sausage & beans.
    Choose NHS, not UKIP.
    Choose Bremain, not Brexit.
    Choose to save POPLAR/ Belfron Tr/ Limehouse Cut, not to build new condos.
    Choose to wear FUCK FCUK t-shirts by STEVE OKLYN, instead of moronic ‘Nillionaire’ (100 pound apiece, ffs) FCUK shirts.
    Choose to save nightclubs – Fabric over Shoreditchification of Landan.
    Choose smoking over jogging. I’ve had enough of your marathons!
    Choose TESCO, instead of Island / Lidl.
    Choose to walk, whenever TFL feels like it.