"Fuck My Life", or more commonly known as "FML" is a universal acronym used by unappreciative, melodramatic teenagers who believe they have the worst, most unsatisfying life in the world (often due to their own actions) when in truth they do not.
So, where did it all begin?
If you're a fan of the directorial talents of Judd Apatow, then you've most likely seen the 2007 boxoffice hit Superbad. Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, the guy who played Fogell - all very talented actors but the real star of this cinematic masterpeice?
Mr. Joe Nunez.
Note: Not Horatio Sanz
Remember him? Probably not. Maybe this will help.
With his breakout role as "Liquor Store Clerk 2", Nunez delivered those three words with such soul-wrenching agony, such raw emotion that he not only started the anomaly of the 21st century, but also went on to star as "Larry, Hotel Owner" in Seven Pounds, and "Hot Dog Bandit" in Weather Girl.
Also, listen for Nunez as "Boat Captain" in the historical fantasy video game Indiana Jones: Staff of Kings.
There's no biz like show biz.
"FML" became so popular, a website was created in devotion to it's use in the every day english language. www.fmylife.com receives more than 1.7 million hits every day. The reason for it's success is quite simple; people like reading about other people going through shit. Seriously, the site is the English version of the creators' original website in French, www.viedemerde.fr/, which translates to "life of shit". For example...
Someone like this probably believes there's little chance life could get any worse:
until they read this:
"This is SO going on fmylife.com"
So the next time your dog eats a new pair of shoes, or your neighbour shits on your front lawn because he thinks you stole his newspaper- write it down, stamp it with a big ol' FML and share it with the rest of the world. Chances are you will feel better about your situation because you'll read something like this:
"Today, after two and a half years, my fiance broke off our engagement. Talking to her later today trying to win her over, I accidentally ruined any chance I had of getting back with her. Feeling horrible, I went for a walk to clear my head, and got hit by a van. FML"