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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:50 am UTC

Finding your first three-inch-long eyebrow hair. Well, having it pointed out to you.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:21 am UTC

ok. Someone explain!
We have experts on human anatomy and physiology.

What happens?
Why??

The hair on the heads of men migrates down and out.
A three inch hair? There?

The hair flow out the nose and out the ears. The brows reach for the beard.

That hair seems to be coming from The Top.
The hair up there has deserted its post.

What is happening?? Why??
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Jplus » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:34 pm UTC

I don't think I'm truly old, but the other day, when somebody complained that students think they can solve all problems in the world, I couldn't help but smile and think "I used to think like that as well when I was that age". Strange sensation.

(I'm 27.)
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby iChef » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:43 pm UTC

I felt old the other day at a comic shop. A girl there thought I looked like Matt Smith (11th doctor). I stopped and thought about ti and realized when he took the role it was the first time in my life I was older than the doctor. That's just wrong I'm not supposed to be older than the doctor. Peter Calpaldi as eased my mind a bit, for now.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:17 pm UTC

Older than The Doctor?
pfft. Try older than Aunt Bee.

I have been Older than Aunt Bee longer than you have been alive.
I Win!

That is a fucked up Game to win.
I don't want to play anymore.

Winners are often like that.
Once a person has won and can win, pretty much, every time, 'What's The Point?'
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby ucim » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:55 pm UTC

addams wrote:The hair up there has deserted its post.

What is happening?? Why??
Hair loss is due to high temperature - hair follicles are sensitive to temperature, and when the head gets hot (such as from thinking a lot), the temperature in the scalp rises, and the hair falls out.
Spoiler:
That's why men go bald, and women don't. :)

Hoo boy, am I asking for it!
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby pkcommando » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:02 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
addams wrote:The hair up there has deserted its post.

What is happening?? Why??
Hair loss is due to high temperature - hair follicles are sensitive to temperature, and when the head gets hot (such as from thinking a lot), the temperature in the scalp rises, and the hair falls out.
Spoiler:
That's why men go bald, and women don't. :)

Hoo boy, am I asking for it!
Jose

Actually, it's because men are taller than women, so our heads are closer to the sun.

Plus, wearing all hats all the time creates a mini-runwaway greenhouse effect on our heads. :D
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Yablo » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:40 pm UTC

My wife's two young children come to visit for two months every summer, and her sister and brother-in-law live with us along with their two kids. I've noticed that within two weeks of exposure to four kids, my facial hair shows noticeably more white and grey whiskers. Within two months or so of their going home, the color seems to return. I'm not imagining it either. My wife, my mother, and several coworkers have pointed it out, too. The only explanation I can find is that they must be siphoning my life essence to fuel their growth spurts. Darned kids!
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Whizbang » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:55 pm UTC

Yablo wrote:My wife's two young children come to visit for two months every summer, and her sister and brother-in-law live with us along with their two kids. I've noticed that within two weeks of exposure to four kids, my facial hair shows noticeably more white and grey whiskers. Within two months or so of their going home, the color seems to return. I'm not imagining it either. My wife, my mother, and several coworkers have pointed it out, too. The only explanation I can find is that they must be siphoning my life essence to fuel their growth spurts. Darned kids!



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Gandalf the Grey traveled with Bilbo with no noticeable change.
Gandalf the Grey turned to Gandalf the White after traveling with four hobbits for only 2 and a half months.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:18 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:
ucim wrote:
addams wrote:The hair up there has deserted its post.

What is happening?? Why??
Hair loss is due to high temperature - hair follicles are sensitive to temperature, and when the head gets hot (such as from thinking a lot), the temperature in the scalp rises, and the hair falls out.
Spoiler:
That's why men go bald, and women don't. :)

Hoo boy, am I asking for it!
Jose

Actually, it's because men are taller than women, so our heads are closer to the sun.

Plus, wearing all hats all the time creates a mini-runwaway greenhouse effect on our heads. :D

You people are funny.
You don't know.

I am, fairly sure, I don't know.
It's a fact. We have described it.

The Hot Head theory is so close to what was taught in Medical School in the 1800's US.
I used to read old Text Books. (shrug) It's a Werid Job. Someone has to do it.

One section in a medical book explained how to talk to Female Patients.
"Don't expect too much from the Female Patient." was the message.

The electrical activity inside the head had, just, been recovered.
The head of the woman is smaller than the head of the man.

It takes more room to get the electrical impulses generating enough energy for Math and Logic.
I Swear! It was in a Medical Book.

No wonder Doctors acted funny.
That! And; They were all men.

So funny.
For a woman in 1830 to go to an MD was a dangerous thing for her to do.

It's like taking a car to a mechanic that does not own a car and does not drive.
Look what happened to Freud's female patients.

Sorry. I don't want to start a Adler vs Freud feud.

Back before the beginning of Time we did not have Global Warming to argue about.
We argued about Adler vs Freud with Jung, the dreamer, doing commentary.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby ucim » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:29 pm UTC

addams wrote:Back before the beginning of Time we did not have Global Warming to argue about.
We argued about Adler vs Freud with Jung, the dreamer, doing commentary.
... and after Time began, everything was RELATED. :)

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:36 pm UTC

Old People Muse.
I was Musing.
Therefore; I am Old.


How do I know I am Really Old?

I remember people giddy with Knowledge.
Sagan and Fienman were giddy with Knowledge.

It was a meme that even Hit, The Masses.
I remember getting used to the idea, “Human Beings broke a Law of Nature.”

That’s Old.
Before that I could get giddy with Knowledge over finding the Fuel Filter.

I am so old, I remember Fuel Filters made of What looked like Glass.” I did not break one.
I don’t know what they were made of. The fuel was sometimes so dirty, it clogged the filter.

No wonder those old tractors ran Rough.

Once Upon a Time, the only Laws that constrained our behavior were the Three Laws of ThermoDynamics.

In 2014, Even the Three Laws do not constrain us.
We must constrain ourselves.

I can easily replace the Three Laws of ThermoDynamics with The Three Suggestions.
The Three Suggestions?

Be Simple.
Be Obvious.
Be Elegant.

If there is a God, When you approach The Throne;

Be Simple.
Be Obvious.
Be Elegant.

Out of the Middle East came the Words:

Be Humble;
For you are made of Dirt.

Be Noble;
For you are made of Star.


The Throne of God; The Sphinx out in the Desert.
There is no difference, really.

Both nothing more than Intellectual constructs.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Whizbang » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:25 pm UTC

You go to the lake for the day.

You get home before dinner time.

All you want to do is take a nap.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:54 am UTC

Whizbang wrote:You go to the lake for the day.

You get home before dinner time.

All you want to do is take a nap.

See?
Little Kids and Old People have a lot in common.

Mom is asleep at the stove.
She's not old. She's tired.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Clix » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:44 am UTC

You put on Songza for some background music, not only do you not recognize any of the artists, you don't even know any of the genres!
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:23 am UTC

I've begun to do the thing where you put on a movie and then fall asleep half way through.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Rogue5_jm » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:13 pm UTC

When I refuse to wear the snarky T-shirts I bought in High school/college years because I don't want to be disrespectful to those I'll be interacting with.

Edit:Or maybe that's just growing up

Edit Edit: I've lost a bout a third of my wardrobe to variations of this >_>

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Yablo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:30 pm UTC

When my mother lived in Florida, I went to visit her. She lived near ... Clearwater, maybe? Where ever it was, they were proud of the fact that their town was the home of the first Hooters restaurant. I told her I wanted to have a t-shirt made that said "I went to <town name>, Florida and saw the oldest Hooters ever!" She was not amused in the slightest.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:33 am UTC

Yablo wrote:When my mother lived in Florida, I went to visit her. She lived near ... Clearwater, maybe? Where ever it was, they were proud of the fact that their town was the home of the first Hooters restaurant. I told her I wanted to have a t-shirt made that said "I went to <town name>, Florida and saw the oldest Hooters ever!" She was not amused in the slightest.

Really?
She did not laugh?

She did not want her photo on your shirt?
(shrug) Not all GrandMothers are the same.

oh. Your mother.
umm. I don't get it.

Why did she not laugh?
Do they already have shirts like that?

Is she 'sick' of that joke?
Did she Roll her eyes at you?

I don't get it.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby shieldforyoureyes » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:47 pm UTC

Some new compilers are beginning to refuse to acknowledge the version of my main language that I like to write. Bastards.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:54 pm UTC

shieldforyoureyes wrote:Some new compilers are beginning to refuse to acknowledge the version of my main language that I like to write. Bastards.

oh, Poor you.
I understand.

Those whippersnappers.
How dare they communicate in a language that did not exist when we were young?

Is this the way the Romans felt, when their language died with them?
It is nice the way Medical Personal keep the language alive.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Edwards » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:08 pm UTC

When there are more hairs growing out of your ears than on your head.
When you have'nt enough strength to cut your toenails.
When your hobby is growing plants.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:41 pm UTC

Edwards wrote:When there are more hairs growing out of your ears than on your head.
When you have'nt enough strength to cut your toenails.
When your hobby is growing plants.

ok. You win.
But; Not by much.

Plants are interesting.
Some young people like them.

Watching plants grow and watching paint dry.
If you are not old when you start, you'll get old.

Warn The Young!
If they do more interesting stuff,
They will not live to be Old.

Warn The Young!
Don't Garden!
Don't be Quietly Creative!

That path leads to a long life waisted in The Garden.
Gardeners don't, really, live longer than other people.

It, just, seems that way.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Artemisia » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:56 pm UTC

Reading about lovetrouble from people in their 20s (I've been reading the Savage Love archives) thinking "awwww" and "you'll still learn".

I'm also a lot more mellow with my opinions. I was so very opinionated between 18 and 24, and I felt sooo mature for my age, which I probably was, but the "for my age" is something I certainly remember marginalising.

Also, I dated a 30 year old when I was 21 and I felt he was "too old" so I ended it. I just turned 30 myself and whilst I can't imagine dating the smug 21 year old me that I was, I certainly realise that you really are just as old as you feel and the ol' cliche of "age is just a number" is true in many ways. The man in question is turning 41 and we have recently been back in touch - he doesn't seem to have changed much.

When I was 15 (and apparently still at 21), I thought 30 was old. It's really not, it's a strange in-between. For some things I'm old, but for other things, like pursuing a career, I'm pretty much at the start of something serious, for which I have laid the foundations in my 20s for instance.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Yablo » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:16 pm UTC

addams wrote:Why did she not laugh?
Do they already have shirts like that?


To my knowledge, they didn't/don't have shirts like that. She just didn't like the joke, I guess. My sense of humor isn't for everyone, apparently.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:00 am UTC

Yablo wrote:
addams wrote:Why did she not laugh?
Do they already have shirts like that?


To my knowledge, they didn't/don't have shirts like that. She just didn't like the joke, I guess. My sense of humor isn't for everyone, apparently.

I think it is funny.
Go you.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby effisemmtimesa » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:36 am UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:KA, aren't you like 25?


I'm 28, but I feel old every day.

I saw a this kid driving around a shiny black lexus the other day and all I could think was "kid's gonna crash and ruin that beautiful car" and then it hit me that I was old.

Also I think my left hand might be arthritisy. My middle finger gets sore every time it's about to rain. :/

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Dipstick » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:25 pm UTC

When you don't know the word kids these days use for 'cool' or 'neat'.

When you use the phrase 'these days'.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:17 pm UTC

When your birthday cake has a lot of candles on it.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:22 pm UTC

When no one living can remember your birth.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:11 pm UTC

effisemmtimesa wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:KA, aren't you like 25?


I'm 28, but I feel old every day.

I saw a this kid driving around a shiny black lexus the other day and all I could think was "kid's gonna crash and ruin that beautiful car" and then it hit me that I was old.

Also I think my left hand might be arthritisy. My middle finger gets sore every time it's about to rain. :/
Ever hear the expression 'youth is wasted on the young'?

Nice cars are wasted on the old.
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:20 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:
effisemmtimesa wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:KA, aren't you like 25?


I'm 28, but I feel old every day.

I saw a this kid driving around a shiny black lexus the other day and all I could think was "kid's gonna crash and ruin that beautiful car" and then it hit me that I was old.

Also I think my left hand might be arthritisy. My middle finger gets sore every time it's about to rain. :/
Ever hear the expression 'youth is wasted on the young'?

Nice cars are wasted on the old.

That's Not True!
So not true.

I have seen some Old Farts driving cars they might not be able to handle.
Like riding a half tame horse. (you were lucky, This Time, Old Guy)
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby shieldforyoureyes » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:06 pm UTC

Watching Quadrophenia, Jimmy no longer seems cool. Jimmy is an annoying brat.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Whizbang » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:15 pm UTC

When you think things like, "Boy, that would've been nice to have as a kid."

I watch my son just flip through movies and tv shows on Netflix and I just wonder at all the shows and things I never watched because the timing didn't work out, or my parents didn't pay for the premium cable channels (or cable at all, some years) or whatever. In that same vein, DVR is a magic that my son does not appreciate until we are traveling and the hotel does not have his favorite shows recorded. Also, we were at the store the other day, in the toy department, and he wanted (for some unknown reason) one of the handheld electronic games, the ones that have no back-light and are only animated if you squint at them (I was actually shocked it was still in the store taking up shelf space). Anyway, I told him we could download an app for a game 100 times better than that for free. It really struck me how nice it is to just download games willy-nilly.

That said, I made my son a pair of stilts out of scrap wood and he hasn't since walked a step outdoors without them.

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:52 pm UTC

Children can make us feel Young and Old at the same time.

How I know I am truly old:
Does he wear a helmet?
He needs a mouth guard.

Elbo protection.
Where is his Elbo protection?

What??
You are going to let him go outside, underdressed like that?

Hey! Hey!
Where is she going??
Who dresses you people??

Put some clothes on those people!
It't the 21st Century!

Get off your lawn!
Until you are dressed for it!
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that want to Know; Know.
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Castor87
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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby Castor87 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:09 am UTC

Hhehe... I feel too young right now as my appearance is like that. :P

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Re: How to know you're truly old.

Postby addams » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:00 am UTC

When the lessons taught in History Class are things I remember.
The fucking whippersnappers got some of it Wrong.

Trully old is a notch or two beyond that.

To a place where I understand.
What the History Books say is.....

..is None of my damn business!

I am immune!
I need Never take History, again.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
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