Some of the stories are just hilarious. But, just like laughing at someone falling off their bike, there's a bit of guilt involved. Hey, if it's on the Internet, then it's OK to laugh at people. Just don't laugh at people in real life.
FML follows the same format as Twitter. You get about 140 characters to say your FML. It always starts out at "Today," and ends with "FML".
For example, "Today, I received my passport in the mail. They got my birthdate wrong. Then I picked up my birth certificate that I had sent in with the application. Turns out my parents have been celebrating my birthday on the wrong day for 16 years. FML".
You can submit your own FMLs. Anonymously, you can also vote up an FML by saying "I agree, your life is f***ed" or vote down an FML by saying "You deserved that one."
In either case, the worst FMLs are in some cases, the best FMLs.
I really cannot wait to read someone say, "Today, I found out I was reviewed on Lunch.com. I'm a negative 5."
"A recollection of everyday anecdotes likely to happen to anyone."
The site is the English version of the creators' original website in French, VieDeMerde.fr, which translates to "shitty life." VDM became one of France's top ten sites since it was launched in Jan. 2008. Anybody who visits the site can decide if the writer of each anecdote has a "f'ed life" or if they deserved it. Members can submit stories and leave comments.
In March 2009, FML announced that it secured a book deal. Publish date is yet to be set.