Before we get to the guide, here is a quick history of cheerleading.
A brief history of cheerleading:
In 1953, a lonely Chinaman business owner named Dong Chin was in dire straits. His two largest clients had canceled their sizable plastics contracts, leaving Dong with an unprecedented surplus of vinyl. In a last-ditch effort to salvage an otherwise failing corporation, Dong hired Dick Callahan, an American business consultant. Callahan had had recent success with Topps, a US-based chewing gum company who heeded Dick’s suggestion to include small comic strips with each piece of gum. (Topps, with the success of their Bazooka Bubble Gum, went on to become the largest baseball card manufacturer, well-known for including semi-chewable pieces of flavored cardboard with each pack of cards).
Dick and Dong concocted a clever scheme, built upon the success of Minnesotan yell leaders. Callahan named their idea “cheerleading.” Chin doubted that anyone would be dumb enough to pointlessly stand in front of a crowd at a sporting event facing away from the event, and he further couldn’t believe the notion that he would be able to rid himself of his extra vinyl by selling “pom poms,” the only man-made item more useless than toilet seat fluffies.
Dong was wrong. The scheme, while simple, brought Dong’s near-bankrupt plastics company back to life and established Chin as Asia’s front-funning rubber and plastics manufacturer, earning him the moniker “Rubber Dong.” Much like the success of the Backstreet Boys, cheerleading turned from a far-fetched money-making scheme into a legitimate craze that exploded in popularity.
“Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah!” -One of the first cheers, from the University of Minnesota, 1953. This pioneering yell was significant in that it put major holes in Darwin’s Theory.
At first, cheerleading consisted of short, cockamamie chants and yells. If you don’t believe me, just look at that crap above. Over the years, cheers have gotten progressively more incredible and fascinating. Popular cheers today include “El ee tee ess gee oh, let’s go, let’s go,” which, contrary to its inherent message, leads nowhere. “I’ve got spirit” is another popular cheer. This informative cheer enlightens those of us dense enough to not realize that cheerleaders have “spirit” by virtue of the fact that they are cheerleaders to this captivating truism. As a matter of fact, “Spirit” is the only requisite of being a cheerleader, unless “not being fat” is considered a requisite too.
Cheerleading is the worst use of time and human energy since Esperanto. But, cheerleading provides something extra to ignore at sporting events, because drunken, hollering bumpkins are not enough. In fact, a troop of quadriplegic waterboys would have a more influential role in their team winning than cheerleaders do, but hey, pot-bellied schmucks need eye candy.
In sports, a bunch of overgrown men fling around a ball of some sort. Scientists have no idea why, but this is entertaining to spectators; they will pay great sums of money to see it. Scientists also can’t figure out why if people don’t effectively cheer, athletes magically lose their physical agility. It is a proven fact that athletes’ abilities can be hindered and they become vulnerable without their athletic supporters. That is why we cheer!
If you think you have what it takes to be a great cheerleader, you’ll want to go to cheer camp, where cheerleader leader leaders teach cheerleaders to be cheerleader leaders.
Cheer camp is a wondrous place where you can learn numerous useless skills, including (but not limited to):
-Spelling one-syllable words out loud
-Running to and from goalposts during extra points
-Perching on one leg like a flamingo and screaming (simultaneously)
-Performing one-arm pom pom military presses
-Pom pom waving
-Distinguishing defense from offense, so you don’t end up like this bimbo.
-Being held and thrown in the air by guys who are weird enough to cheerlead
If your cheerleader leader leader is worth a shit, she will show you a few cheers in cheer camp. What makes these cheers unique is that every cheer camp teaches the same cheers, so they aren’t unique. Don’t worry if the cheers don’t make sense to you–cheer camp is a place to learn, not a place for asking questions. Cheerleading isn’t for everyone–camp will teach you that. If you lack spirit, or are getting fat, consider telemarketing. Cheerleaders can be morons, but “fat cheerleader” is an oxymoron.
WHILE YOU ARE CHEERING:
-Be el oh you dee LOUD!
People aren’t interested in the sporting event they are attending, nor do they want to hear each other talk. They want to hear you. They need to cheer, don’t you see it? This is the reason that cheerleaders are closer to the crowd than the sporting event is. Shriek and chant loudly and in the highest pitch possible. Being good at a sport has nothing to do with athletic training or practice–those players need emotional support and asinine chants to inform them of the obvious, e.g. “BLOCK THAT KICK!” If you can’t think of anything good to chant or you forget how to speak, just shake your pom poms in the air. Due to their gratuitous nature, pom poms are great for distracting attention from the absurdity and pointless essence of cheerleading.
Contrary to popular belief, cheerleading has nothing to do with physical appearance. It’s all about supporting your sports team, and being there for them. But, since dolphins and cheerleaders are the most beautiful creatures on the planet, if you don’t have a blowhole and you want to be a cheerleader then you are obligated to be physically attractive at all times.
-Be sure to smile.
Smiling lets the crowd know that you truly enjoy standing around for three hours brandishing pom poms and occasionally jumping around. Always smile, even if “your” team is getting smoked. Your teeth should be whiter than xerox paper. It is imperative that you whiten your teeth at every opportunity. In fact, you should whiten your teeth to the point where they are almost clear in color. Your local drug store will carry Crest White Strips, which is the Mexican version of real $600 teeth whitening (the real deal). If you can’t afford the $600, get a new boyfriend. You will need to whiten your teeth every four to six weeks, or every 20 meals, whichever comes first. Note: most dentists will waive the fee for whitening if you “date” them.
If you don’t have them, get them. If you can’t afford them, find a boyfriend who knows that it’s “what’s inside” that counts. Boobs are on the inside.
The only thing more relaxing than farting in a hot tub is the tanning booth, or death. But hot tubs don’t make you tanner, and death actually makes you whiter, so hit the tanning salon, bitchez! Nothing is uglier than pasty cheerleaders. Fat cheerleaders would be uglier, but they don’t exist. The first time you hit the tanning salon, briefly lay in the booth (two hours is plenty), to get a “base tan.” The base tan is a fantastic mythical idea made up by the sunburnt. Being tan prevents skin cancer, a white-trash disease that ugly people contract from other ugly people. So if you are a little on the ugly side, best to get to a tanning salon, stat. If anyone asks why you tan so often, simply answer with the truth: it’s relaxing, and good for you.
-Apply makeup. Then apply more.
Makeup is a multi-trillion dollar industry for a reason. Skin blemishes or not, people do not want to see your skin. Find concealer that is at least two shades darker than your skin. Liberally apply it to your face and neck using a squeegee, or, if you are feeling crazy, fill a cereal bowl with makeup and stick your face right in there. Any patches of visible skin will be obvious, and shinier than the makeup. Quickly apply makeup to those problem areas before you become nauseous. Mascara is helpful for the following reasons: . Apply it anyway. You will know you have enough mascara on when all your eyelashes are clumped together, leaving only two to three lash clumps on each eyelid. Lip gloss will make your lips look wet, which is important for some unknown reason. Lastly, the only ridiculous thing about putting glitter on your face is how ridiculously hot and sparkly it will make you. Sparkles!
-Being fat is not an option.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: If you even think about considering yourself the slightest bit chubby, it is time to lose weight. Women, especially cheerleaders, tend to view themselves as more attractive than they actually are. And attractive means skinny. Fat people have to continuously buy different clothing because they outgrow their clothes. You need to be the opposite. Bulemia, anorexia, diet pills, and cocaine are all good ways to shed unwanted pounds. Be cautious when using cocaine–it is expensive. If any girls on the team are skinnier than you, it means you are fatter than them. Do not eat. Find a coke dealer.
-Hair extensions are not mandatory, but you will be ostracized without them.
It’s simple math: beautiful woman – woman = hair. Your hair is ugly. Purchased hair is not. That is why it is expensive and yours is free, and why hair salons are California’s biggest cash crop. Hair extensions are from India, where genetics are better. In fact, India is tied for the highest population per capita in the world. It is no wonder that the hair those Indians produce is the same hair from Pantene commercials. Your hair should be shiny and long, and in no way resemble your original hair color or waviness. Just compare the before and after pictures of this cheerleader:
Nobody cares that you have a bangin’ body; they are only looking at your hair. Well, not necessarily your hair, but the hair you own, on your head. During cheers, you should be maniacally jumping around and bouncing. During this time, your hair must be whipping around at great speeds, since this, not your tits or ass, is what guys look at. If you see anyone interested in any part of your body other than your hair, you must immediately flip, fling, and touch your hair (and the extensions).
Wear them. If you are lucky you might be mistaken for one of the Hooters Girls, who were somehow considered sexy during the ’80s. Like makeup, the goal with stockings is to have no natural part of your body exposed. God made man, man made woman, and then God and Maybelline collaboratively made makeup and accessories so women could finally be attractive. Nothing natural is beautiful, or how would plastic surgeons be in business? As a bonus, stockings will keep you warm during night games and prevent accidental tampon launches during high kicks.
Cheerleading outfits have greatly transformed since the days of skirts and skimpy tops. Just kidding. Pretty much anything goes for cheerleading outfits these days, as long as the outfit is revealing and looks too small. Normal chicks only have Halloween to dress like a complete whore, but you have this opportunity every single game. Regardless of how skimpy your uniform is or how much attention you receive as a result of wearing it, it is of vital importance that you bitch and moan about how ugly the uniforms are and how you wish they weren’t so skimpy.
Once you are a cheerleader, personality is key. Pretend to understand things that you don’t understand, like body language, nutrition, and men. Telling someone that you can “read body language” is very persuasive in their understanding you as an intelligent being. The great news is that you don’t actually have to read body language, you just need to say you can. Also, the only thing you need to know about nutrition is that sweets taste good, and that celery has “negative calories.” Can you believe it!?! That means that if we were to drop huge loads of celery over impoverished parts of Africa, they would eat it, and it would be genocide! This amazing factoid, not your tits, will make you the life of the party, and guys will pay attention to you and appreciate your hair. Did you know that celery has no carbs and zero grams of trans fat?
There you have it. As you can see, cheerleading is no easy lifestyle. But, if you follow this guide, you may have what it takes to be the best. And, if you practice hard enough and exhibit enough spirit, your cheer team could qualify to be in a cheer competition!
Now that you have read all about being a cheerleader, take the quiz below, which will accomplish nothing.
CHEER QUIZ: Which of these is a real cheerleader?
Answer: Only the fifth one. #1 needs a nose job. #2 is obviously too fat. #3 has no hair extensions. #4 is male. (An easy way to tell is that 1-4 all have their belt buckles slightly off-center with their vaginas [imperfect]), while 5 has hers smack center over her fishhole.