Blue Monday, schmoo Monday. Just because the rest of the world is telling you it's a miserable day, it doesn't mean you should listen to them.

Here are 15 brilliant reasons why you should be happier than a kid in a sweet shop... 

01 Tomorrow morning you could have Skittles for breakfast if you wanted to, and nobody could do a goddamn thing to stop you. 

02 Star Wars VII starts shooting in two months. Neither Lucas nor Binks are invited.

03 Statistically, you'll have sex at least 4.9 times a month this year. Or you could save them all up and do it 58.8 times in December. 

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04 The whole "Keep Calm and [something bad and unfunny]" thing seems to be winding down. Not long left now.


  

05 Moore's Law states that the evolution of home computers has now slowed to a halt. So, finally, you brand-new laptop will no longer look shit within six months. 

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06 Bookies have England at 40/1 to win this year's World Cup; Brazil are 3/1. So let's all unclench, get drunk and enjoy it for what it is, eh?

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07 Water balloons are fun.


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08 House prices may be crazy, but gold is in freefall. Now is definitely the time to get yourself those rapper-style 36-inch chains you always wanted, yo.

09 Beanbags are fun too.


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10 Later this year, the Simpsons will guest-star in a crossover episode of Family Guy. Almost makes up for the whole Brian thing.

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11 Lewis Hamilton's R'n'B album should finally get released/leaked this year. Yes, that Lewis Hamilton.

12 You've won as many Oscars as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith combined.

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13 There's a very strong chance that some girl, somewhere, once twanged her banjo while thinking about you.

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14 All movie posters should be like this.

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15 Keeley Hazell is on the cover of this month's FHM.

For even more reasons to be cheerful, pick up the latest issue of FHM and put a smile on your dial.

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