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Old 05-19-2010, 03:05 PM   #61
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Wow, looks like I've spent over four years making the same silly jokes and wasting spending time on this forum. A bit of a wake up call.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #64
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Wow, looks like I've spent over four years making the same silly jokes and wasting spending time on this forum. A bit of a wake up call.
Isn't it nice that you can leave a wake up call that works four years later? Just set and forget for another four, and get on with livin' the good life Al...
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:50 AM   #65
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This thread reminds me of my FIL. DW says he wasn't always that way. His three "hot button" issues that will set him ranting for the next 20 to 60 minutes are:

The Washington Redskins

Abortion

Homosexuality

At a family gathering a nephew threw the perfect line at him: "Hey grandad, did you hear about all those gay abortionists rooting for Dallas?"

The result was astonishing to watch. His face got red, he couldn't speak for about 20 seconds, and I swear I saw smoke coming from his ears. He started off on a rant and realized he'd been had when we all started laughing.

I have told DW that "If I ever get that way, please, please, just shoot me".
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Who was it that said something to the effect that when we get old we become caricatures of ourselves?
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Here's a curmudgeon.

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I thought the "grumpy old man" phenomenon was supposed to be due to brain shrinkage which is gender related and reduces mental flexibility, reasoning and inhibition, leading to a potent combination of curmudgeon tendencies.

Men suffer rapid brain shrinkage - News - The Independent
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What a crock!

Who in their right mind would believe anything 'discovered' by a guy with a name like "Gur". Whatever happened to good old American names like Smith and Jones? And did you notice the big 'discovery' was published in a frickin' Brit paper? If it's such an important finding why didn't it show up here in America where it really matters instead of somewhere they call what passes as food "bangers and mash" or "bubble and squeak"?

Stupid @ss study...
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Good one REWahoo! And how much shrinkage do you think you have experienced so far? LOL!

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Wow!:

- Mental Flexibility
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- Inhibition?!!!!

That sure explains a lot LOL!!!!

That "due to chronic brain overwork" part has me worried though - I've been overusing my brain all my life.

And I love the blanket implication that men "chronically overwork some regions of their brains" but apparently women don't. In other words, women don't experience brain shrinkage because they don't use their brains too much during their lifetimes?

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Wow. Thtis is great. Scientific evidence for lazing around and watching mindless TV. Do you think reading bestseller paperbacks is safe or should I cut that out too?
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Good one REWahoo! And how much shrinkage do you think you have experienced so far?
We are still discussing minds here, right?
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We are still discussing minds here, right?
Of course! - since I don't really care about your other parts REWahoo!

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I thought the "grumpy old man" phenomenon was supposed to be due to brain shrinkage which is gender related and reduces mental flexibility, reasoning and inhibition, leading to a potent combination of curmudgeon tendencies.

Men suffer rapid brain shrinkage - News - The Independent
Well, that clinches it. I'd better stop thinking about anything and go into a zombie-like state to preserve what few brain cells I (apparently) have left. To preserve what sanity I have left it is clear I'd better embark on a life-preserving mission of staying in front of the TV munching Doritos.

Now, where's the remote?
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I know. Let's ask Coach about this.
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