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Old 11-28-2007, 09:58 AM   #41
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I think the phenomenon is related to smart experienced people with no outlet for their intellect and energy. Several "old men" like Buffett remain active and avoid the affliction.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:31 AM   #42
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:40 AM   #43
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That is my favorite Monty Python skit! Thanks Peter! Awesome!
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:50 AM   #44
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FD, another sure sign is when you start posting to year old threads...
Dang..........my downward spiral has started at 40...............

Shouldn't I be having a mid-life crisis or something before I gain curmudgeon status??
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:20 PM   #46
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What the f*ck are you looking at?
Too salty for the 70+ set...........they are more likely to say:

"Take a picture, it'll last longer".........
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:02 PM   #47
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on of my very favorite quotes comes from oscar wilde, "life is too important to take seriously", because the humors play such an important roll in life.

the humors consist not just of discovery & laughter, but also of your blood circulation & lymphatic systems. it not only binds together the seemingly incongruous, but it carries oxygen and nutrients to all your cells while it controls the flow of fluids throughout your body. like a shaman passing between life & death, both physical and non physical, it flows through you & lubricates you, allowing for the activities of life.

this is why many who grow old too seriously often snap. simply because when you stop laughing at yourself, you dry up.

i have found a way to continue enjoying an active life while i work all this into my pending curmudgeondum and i've been practicing for a long time already. you will find it in my dry humor.

edit: the fountain of youth rumbles from the gut. the action of laughter draws humor through you.
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My grandfather was the original crazy old man . When he got real old he had to have some part time nurses ,he ended up playing strip poker with some of them .
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My grandfather was the original crazy old man . When he got real old he had to have some part time nurses ,he ended up playing strip poker with some of them .
OK, what's the crazy part?
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My grandfather was the original crazy old man . When he got real old he had to have some part time nurses ,he ended up playing strip poker with some of them .
I want to grow up to be JUST LIKE him...........
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I'd like to see some pictures of the nurses before I commit.

Might look like Nurse Diesel.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:24 PM   #52
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I'd like to see some pictures of the nurses before I commit.
If you're 80+, would not ANY flesh be better than no flesh?
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Do men go slowly insane starting around age 50 and go downhill from there? Is there a name for this phenomenon? Are there any good websites to observe this behaviour? Because it seems to happen frequently and I'm fascinated by it.

The craziness takes many forms. In fact, it can take any form. The common themes I see are closed-mindedness, fixation and some kind of desire to change things and/or bitter resentment towards the way things are. In most cases that come to my mind, this "Crazy Old Man Attitude" usually does not lead to real action.

Open the paper and look at the letters to the editor - the best ones are written by crazy old men.

Stop into the coffee shop at 9 am on a tuesday - you might spot a gathering of old cranks sitting around complaining.

I'm wondering if I should plan on going crazy when I get older? Of course I won't realize what I've become - because I'll just be muttering about how "This Country has gone downhill!" BTW, I'm planning on retiring to a different country, but I won't let that stop me.

Maybe I'm halfway there already. I ought to teach my wife to re-balance the portfolio so that if I loose grip with reality, at least there will be money comming in for food and heat.

Does anyone have any examples of old men who didn't become unhinged in late life?
I am 34 and if you ask my wife this disease has already taken over my body.
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If you're 80+, would not ANY flesh be better than no flesh?

Ummmm.....NO!



My imagination might be fine, thanks...
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Nothing drives me up the wall like a bunch of old curmudgeons complaining about every damn thing under the sun and whining about the country going to Hell in a hand basket! Why don't you old b*****ds cut our your grousing and try looking on the f***ing bright side for a change!!! Cheer up, dammit!

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Today I felt incredibly inspired to resurrect this wonderful old thread.
This is the second resurrection. This thread will not die...but I'm not complaining!
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Just a quick scan through this thread convinces me that I wouldn't want to be in the same nursing home with these earlier posters.
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That was before his age of enlightenment and mellowness...........
According to the phenomenon, I didn't think that transition was possible!

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