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NeuroFizz
04-30-2008, 11:30 PM
Hope the link works -- looky here:

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-walt-babyboomers-blurb,0,1036393.blurb

slcboston
04-30-2008, 11:31 PM
Not being a boomer myself, this might be a tad insensitive -

But that phrase has always sounded like a polite euphemism for an immediate need to change baby's diapers. :D

Cranky
04-30-2008, 11:33 PM
My mother would KILL me if I sent that to her.

I'm tempted, though. Sorely. :D

Haggis
04-30-2008, 11:34 PM
Hope the link works -- looky here:

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-walt-babyboomers-blurb,0,1036393.blurb

No sound card at work, but I didn't need one. I knew exactly what song was playing in the background. :ROFL:

Ain't it the truth? Ain't it the truth?

rhymegirl
04-30-2008, 11:35 PM
That was funny!

And yes I am a Baby boomer.

Shadow_Ferret
05-01-2008, 12:03 AM
I don't get it.

Maryn
05-01-2008, 01:16 AM
Shadow, you're just too young. A kid, really. (The avatar is proof, no?)

Whippersnapper. If you have something to say, speak directly into the ear trumpet.

Maryn, boomer extraordinaire

Silver King
05-01-2008, 01:23 AM
I don't get it.
I didn't either for a moment, then realized I had to "Press here to start."

It's a funny clip, only now I'll have Steppenwolf's song etched on my brain for a while.

SPMiller
05-01-2008, 01:30 AM
I'm so young that I'm not even a Gen X kid... I'm a Millennial.

Oh yeah. How ya doin, old folks?

Bmwhtly
05-01-2008, 01:43 AM
Completely entertaining!

Mayhaps that's because I'm young enough to enjoy the humour :)


It is also noteworthy that (plastic surgery aside) it seems to match many AWers...
(also, what's the AARP?)

SPMiller
05-01-2008, 01:52 AM
Completely entertaining!

Mayhaps that's because I'm young enough to enjoy the humour :)


It is also noteworthy that (plastic surgery aside) it seems to match many AWers...
(also, what's the AARP?)
I'm guessing you must be Scottish?

It's an organization that old people in the US join when they get old. The AARP sends them information on how to deal with being old and what benefits they get for being old.

Silver King
05-01-2008, 01:52 AM
...(also, what's the AARP?)
American Association of Retired Persons

maestrowork
05-01-2008, 01:53 AM
Not posting here for fear of jumping another few age groups...

Silver King
05-01-2008, 02:05 AM
Being old, or oldish, isn't all that bad. We get to sit around in our rockers watching younger folks make the silliest mistakes imaginable, and comment, "Geez, even I wasn't that stupid at their age."

We've lived a good chunk of our lives and are well past just about everything the younger set will have to deal with in their lives... thankfully. Just think of all the heartaches and trauma and headaches you still have to endure; and remember, there's no guarantee you'll live to be even half our age.

The next time you walk past an old geezer, pat him or her on the back instead of poking them with a stick.

SPMiller
05-01-2008, 02:06 AM
Being old, or oldish, isn't all that bad. We get to sit around in our rockers watching younger folks make the silliest mistakes imaginable, and comment, "Geez, even I wasn't that stupid at their age."
Proof that your memory goes first ;)

Dawno
05-01-2008, 02:08 AM
That one hit a little too close to home :)

Dawno
05-01-2008, 02:09 AM
I'm guessing you must be Scottish?

It's an organization that old people in the US join when they get old. The AARP sends them information on how to deal with being old and what benefits they get for being old.

Uh, at 49 and a half years of age, they sent me a membership solicitation. So that's old? I can't even take early retirement for 11 more years.

*sigh*

Don Allen
05-01-2008, 02:16 AM
OMG!!!! That was amazing!! ...and the sad part is that earlier today I tore the Bi-cep muscle off my arm playing basket ball with a bunch of guys 20 years younger than me. I'am that cartoon,,,,,,uuugggg

Don Allen
05-01-2008, 02:17 AM
Uh, at 49 and a half years of age, they sent me a membership solicitation. So that's old? I can't even take early retirement for 11 more years.

*sigh*



Damn Dawno.... Oct 6th 1959 just about 49 and 1/2... We've shared the same dirt....

Dawno
05-01-2008, 03:03 AM
Damn Dawno.... Oct 6th 1959 just about 49 and 1/2... We've shared the same dirt....


It's entirely possible, Don. I was born in Illinois (Chanute A.F.B near Rantoul) in July of '57 :D

maestrowork
05-01-2008, 03:07 AM
Blame dawno for everything that happened after July 57.

including my birth.

Bmwhtly
05-01-2008, 03:10 AM
Blame dawno for everything
I'm sold! :D

rhymegirl
05-01-2008, 03:19 AM
American Association of Retired Persons

Oh shut up. :)


I get those booklets in the mail.

Leah J. Utas
05-01-2008, 03:26 AM
Dog, that was hilarious.
And yes, I am old enough to know the original Steppenwolf tune. It's a favorite.

StephanieFox
05-01-2008, 06:19 AM
I'm just waiting for the day I can get Medicare and not worry about my sore whatever.

It's not the kids that annoy me, it's the generations between me and them.

Judg
05-01-2008, 06:25 AM
That was hilarious, Neuro.

paprikapink
05-01-2008, 08:11 AM
Damn Dawno.... Oct 6th 1959 just about 49 and 1/2... We've shared the same dirt....

whoa, whoa, whoa. hold on a minute.

i was born in 1959 -- november. i am not 49 and a nuthin yet. i am 48 and a half. you are wrong. do not argue with me on this one.

Judg
05-01-2008, 08:17 AM
I'll argue. She didn't say she was 49 1/2 NOW... Read her post again.

Shadow_Ferret
05-01-2008, 05:44 PM
I didn't either for a moment, then realized I had to "Press here to start."


Doh!


Shadow, you're just too young. A kid, really. (The avatar is proof, no?)



Whippersnapper. If you have something to say, speak directly into the ear trumpet.



Maryn, boomer extraordinaire
I'll have you know, I'll be celebrating my 12th anniversary of being 39 this year. (counts on his fingers and toes) Yeah. I think that's right.

C.bronco
05-01-2008, 05:59 PM
That was funny, Neuro!

paprikapink
05-01-2008, 06:27 PM
I'll argue. She didn't say she was 49 1/2 NOW... Read her post again.

ohhhh. ok. whew. that really skeert me. "what if all these years i've been doing the math wrong?!?!?!"

CACTUSWENDY
05-01-2008, 06:36 PM
I loved it. lol

I am sure we will see more of these down the line.

Super funny.....lol

HeronW
05-01-2008, 07:15 PM
Shadow, you're just too young. A kid, really. (The avatar is proof, no?)

Whippersnapper. If you have something to say, speak directly into the ear trumpet.

Maryn, boomer extraordinaire

Bookworms never show their age :}

HeronW
05-01-2008, 07:18 PM
>I'll have you know, I'll be celebrating my 12th anniversary of being 39 this year. (counts on his fingers and toes) Yeah. I think that's right.
__________________
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Ed

Does the fact that Ed has 51 fingers and toes scare anyone else?

Shadow_Ferret
05-01-2008, 07:25 PM
I only needed 12 fingers.

slcboston
05-01-2008, 07:28 PM
I only needed 12 fingers.

Now you've got me wondering - if you suffered from polydactylism, would that affect your ability to compute in base 10? I'm thinking of all those kids in elementary school counting on their fingers... and there you are, adding up all your digits and coming out two ahead. :)

slcboston
05-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Doh!


I'll have you know, I'll be celebrating my 12th anniversary of being 39 this year. (counts on his fingers and toes) Yeah. I think that's right.

I'm in my 12th year of being 21. :D

johnnysannie
05-01-2008, 07:45 PM
Uh, at 49 and a half years of age, they sent me a membership solicitation. So that's old? I can't even take early retirement for 11 more years.

*sigh*

Don't feel bad - they sent me one last week and I'm just 46!!

C.bronco
05-01-2008, 08:02 PM
I've recently lost the ability to subtract four digit numbers. I have to guesstimate my age.

bumblebee
05-01-2008, 09:46 PM
Gosh, I'm more than a baby boomer. I'm a senior citizen doomer.

Shadow_Ferret
05-01-2008, 09:53 PM
if you suffered from polydactylism,
My polydactyl is doing just fine.

http://www.paleodirect.com/images/dinopterosaur1.jpg

sandyn
05-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Loved it! (And yes, I'm a Boomer.) I copied the link and plan to send it on to my boomer friends...

Thanks for the laugh!