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Old 04-01-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Live to be 150

This would sure screw up my SWR calculations...

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Old 04-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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The trouble with living to be 150 is that you might be living with a 150 year old woman.

Of course, I shouldn't worry, she'd likely give me the boot before the end of the first half.

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The trouble with living to be 150 is that you might be living with a 150 year old woman.

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You got that right.

I do not think that DW could put up with me 100 more years. The last 18 years have been great but I do not know about the next 100.

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I'm not at all surprised...

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A 150 year old man?? Please! It's not lookin' good from the female perspective either!
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A 150 year old man?? Please! It's not lookin' good from the female perspective either!
I think I understand.

"methuselah lived 900 years
methuselah lived 900 years
who calls that livin' when no gal will give in
to no man who's 900 years"
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:04 PM   #7
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I would be thrilled to live to 150!! I'd love to be with Frank at that age, too. He just gets more distinguished looking as he gets older.

Actually, what I'd REALLY like is to become immortal. I haven't quite figured out yet how that is done.
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The longest unambiguously documented lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who was aged 122 years and 164 days.
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A 150 year old man?? Please! It's not lookin' good from the female perspective either!


Especially since Viagra ! We would either be faking it or not sure what was going on !
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Like my hygienist said when I asked her how my teeth looked- "Not bad for an old guy."

Thanks honey, you made my day.

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To me it all comes down to the quality of life.
Go to any Assisted Living Retirement home and then tell me you want to live to be 150.
What is the saying? It isn't the number of years a life; it is the life in the years.
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Like my hygienist said when I asked her how my teeth looked- "Not bad for an old guy."
Are they like the stars?
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My genetic inheritance is joint/nerve/muscle deterioration starting at age 45; living past 75 sounds like punishment (unless someone can reverse the deterioration).
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a friend of mine only goes after the young ones so of course he won't be retiring any time soon as, at his age, that requires some expensive dinners. so, just to scare him at little, i brought the article to his attention this afternoon. trying to fathom it all, he's picturing himself on a dinner date in the far future saying, "but i'm only 130 years older than you."
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A 150 year old man?? Please! It's not lookin' good from the female perspective either!

Just double the Viagra dose. ITs allllll good.
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I have seen some really miserable existences for people in their early 90s...dont count me in for living to 150...besides who is going to pay for this...I think Logan's Run had the right idea Logan's Run (1976 film); - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:22 PM   #18
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Of course, I shouldn't worry, she'd likely give me the boot before the end of the first half.

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A 150 year old man?? Please! It's not lookin' good from the female perspective either!
Hell, you probably won't be able to see anyway...
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I don't think you can live to be 150 and have fun.

So, I'm willing to take a risk now and then...and live to be 100.
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At 97, my (now deceased) mother told me that honestly, she really enjoyed each day and looked forward to the next.

I remember that when I was around 20, I brashly proclaimed that I wouldn't want to live to be over 30. There didn't seem to be much point in living to be THAT old.
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