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Old 01-07-2010, 06:40 AM   #41
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Well, there are lots of old men Dunlaps in the pool: as in, their belly Dun-lapped over their trunks. So, why should an older women be so self-conscious of their imperfections when the older men don't look so hot themselves--and the men don't seem to care either.
The men go about their business enjoying themselves and don't seem to care less if their belly hangs out, and the women are sitting in the locker room trying to get up the nerve to get into their swimsuits and lamenting the fact they have cellulite and aren't perfect. It's always been this way--particularly with white women.
Now Black women can be 80 pounds overweight, unattractive even in the face and they will say, "baby, I got it..I know I got it." We white women need to take a lesson. Black women have much higher self-esteem than white women as has been proven in a number of sociological studies.
None of us are perfect...altho women of ALL ages have bought into the media's message that they are "supposed" to be. What a crock!
If we women are expected to have perfect bodies then society should logically dictate that the men have perfect bodies, but it doesn't seem to work that way.

And, that, ha, is what I meant by saying "it goes both ways." If the women have to be perfect...well, back at 'cha.
I have no idea in the world how you got your interpretation of what I said as I'm usually pretty direct.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:09 AM   #42
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But as someone else pointed out... Mick has been around for a LONG time.. how many 60s 70s and 80s bands are still around...
If they remain popular for 40 years it is usually (but not always) because they are good. I don't expect a lot of oldsters to pop up in the 70s because they haven't been honing their craft over the years like the aging rockers and they won't likely have the ommmf to do what it takes to get noticed which the aging rockers did decades ago. Speaking of aging rockers I am going to see the Moody Blues in a couple of months - the crowd at that event will look like a geriatrics convention


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how many younger bands are (what is the right word) 'mirror bands' (nope, but can not think of it)... they act like the original band since there already is an audience...
Tribute band?

Sorry to insult Susan Boyle a few posts back ("she is a joke"). She does have a nice voice, its just that the whole package is popular as a bit of a laugh reacting to the contrast - beautiful voice, dorky persona. Kind of like when that goofy 1960's actor (played a deputy or something) would break out in that powerful baritone.
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At 8:15 am today, 1/7/10, the Today Show had a segment on just what I said above. Obviously, I am not the only one with this thinking.
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At 8:15 am today, 1/7/10, the Today Show had a segment on just what I said above. Obviously, I am not the only one with this thinking.
...all you need now is a few tens of millions other people clamoring for previously undiscovered geezer acts- and buying their CD's, tee-shirts and packing into their 50-city concert tours. I am trying to visualize your dream, but just can't quite conjure up an image of Christy Lane, Slim Whitman, or Boxcar Willie as pop icons...
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The premise of the baby boom generation dominating trends, imho, is correct. All you have to do is look at the history of TV advertising. From baby goods, to hip hop, to laxatives. As the baby boomer has aged so has the products seen on TV. I doubt the blue pill adds are aimed at gen Xers.
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Texas Proud and donheff: I think they're called "cover bands."

When I posted this I wasn't talking about folks that are already known, I was talking about all the people who are going to be coming out that are going to start a 2nd career or strong interest in sports or entertainment that were retired (a la Grandma Lee).
With the best medical care the world has known up to this date, the geezers that will be living longer now and have more time on their hands (not sick, not dying)--let alone geezers being a huge percentage of the population soon--will be the dawn of a new day. Times change, situations change.
I remember when I was 15, being born in 1944, that my stepfather said, "Teenagers..all you hear is teenagers now." And it was something America hadn't heard before, but that age group was just coming into being SPENDINGWISE and advertisers wanted their business. We are the WWII babies, we are a huge group and we have money in general. These advertisers want our money.
I say still geezers are going to be the wave of the future--just like teenagers were in the '50's--more and more in the coming years with geezer sports (even if it's golf or ping pong) becoming more popular and more new geezer entertainers coming into the public eye.
Yeah, this may only last 30 years or so until we die out, but there will be more and more movies with seniors pictured as the theme of the movie and more and more activities for seniors.
After all, who heard of places like Active Adult Lifestyle centers 10 years ago (i.e., The Villages)? Times and situations change.
I'm glad some others see this, also. And it really all comes down to money $$$$.
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I don't think we will see many new oldster entertainers (Susan Boyle is a joke). But I disagree that oldsters are discounted - at least with respect to voting here in America. All politicians realize that old folks vote out of proportion to the rest of the population. That is why I keep telling boomers to stop worrying about SS. We will grandfather ourselves in - and rightly so, it was part of the deal we labored under for 40 years.

Sure old people tend to vote more..... But Iīve noticed that politicians donīt appeal to them proportionally to the amount of votes they represent compared to other social groups. Must be because their vote is what we call here ·captive". No matter what they are promised theĻll vote for the same political party. Anyway, as a class they donīt react negativley or protest effectively when their expectations arenīt met.
Here in Spain we number more than 7 million. No politician would dare to openly seriously let down that number of young/middle age voters...
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Mick Jagger (songwriter) and Susan Boyle (performer)--together at last!

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