Hmmm, my numbers match up to these, as well…
Let’s get drunk and…
Buffett sings about looking at 40 years of age, 20 years ago, old fart.
"Lincoln Assassinated .....?”
Happy Birthday. Cheer up, I’ve got habits older than you.
The calendar doesn’t go back that far
Mine just had line after line of: Young Punk, Greenhorn, Junior, Spanky, Wet-Behind-The-Ears, and Too Young to Be Posting At BMEWS.
Jester - You sure about that? I always thought I was one of the youngest here.
Here’s my stats:
24 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
23 years old on the first day of Y2K
20 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
18 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
17 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
16 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
14 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
12 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
9 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
7 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
6 years old during Sally Ride’s travel in space
4 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
2 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
As the old saying goes: I have underwear older than some of you youngsters.
Let’s don’t go there, OK?
30 years(almost 31) old at the time of the 9/11 attack on America
29yo on the first day of Y2K
26yo when Princess Diana died(and Mother Theresa and Sir George Solti)
24yo at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing
23yo when O.J. was charged with murder
22yo at the time of the ‘93 WTC bombing
20yo when “Desert Storm” began
19yo when the “Wall” fell(It was MY generation physically destroying that wall!)
15yo when the Challenger exploded(And I remember where I was at/what I was doing too)
13yo when Apple introduced the “Mac”
10yo when Hinkley shot Reagan
9yo at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
5(1/2) on the Bicentennial 4TH of July(and what a wonderful year that was for a little girl)
3(1/2)yo when Nixon resigned
1yo when George Wallace got shot.
The year I feel most pride toward is 1989.
I remember how I felt seeing young people-around my age-breaking through that hated wall!
17 years later my son reads about the “Cold War” and East and West Germany-things NOW condemned to the pages of history. When I was in 6th grade they were current events.
Almost twenty years later it still gives me the chills!
Traditional greeting for the FNG (_ NewGuy): ”Boot, I’ve worn out more Seabags than you have socks!”
OCM’s ID is written on Papyrus.
Barb: It was the first time in my life I had experienced the oft-heard-of “Peacetime” (sorta).
Skipper: “...famous, debonair, handsome”
Me: “Oh, puleeeeze!”
"Famous, debonaire, handsome”.
Allow me to add to that,delusional.
Some of you were old before I was born:
53 years 9 months younger than Yoko Ono, age 73
14 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
13 years old on the first day of Y2K
10 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
8 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
7 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
6 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
4 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
2 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
As the old saying goes: I have underwear older than some of you youngsters.
so what you trying to say? you knew Moses as a young child?
was it vilmer? just joking skipper, i saw this on his site to.
BARB: Be kind! NOT delusional—“in denial”.
OCM: Careful, papyrus plants may be toxic; look at all those dead Pharaohs. Don’t even think about smoking parchment—all those lovely goats who died to give their skins.
Dac: Remember, don’t scratch those zits, they might get infected.
OCM—You got me beat (was one of them with a middle school TEACHER?) but I got 3 kids, the youngest of whom is 8 years older than The Kid.
OK, I see I will have to discipline some of this motley crue. OK, boys! Break out the plank for Happy Retiree. Get me that cat o’ nine tails for Twerp. Oink .... oh, ferget it. he’s just a dumb pig.
So! Vilmar’s stealing my stuff again? Hmmmmmmmmm ....
She thought I’d forgotten all about her, then she got a litter from me.
Your move, !
It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
I’m not sure if its funny or not, but I got a chuckle out of the fact mine only goes back as far as the Nixon administration. I FEEL so much older.
28 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
26 years old on the first day of Y2K
24 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
22 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
21 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
20 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
17 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
16 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
12 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
10 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
10 years old during Sally Ride’s travel in space
8 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
6 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
3 years old on the U.S.’s bicentennial Fourth of July
a 1 year old when President Nixon left office
At the Marine Corps Birthday it is traditional for the oldest and youngest Marines present to cut the cake together. The oldest was an 80+ WW2 vet. Youngest, born in 1987. That was the year Ollie North kicked ass in his testimony before congress. Wall Street, The Last Emperor, Fatal Attraction were big movies.
Younger than me.
Think about it: the ones born in early 1988 are “adults” now.
I’m just gonna hang onto my attitude!
Have a wonderful birthday!!!!! It is a reson to celebrate!
Oink, you are a sick, sick man (probably why we love you so much)
For those who are REALLY old: Cuneiform tablets
Like this (I tried it with OCM):
But as OLDCATMAN & his Sumerian Buddies discovered, they won’t stay lit.
No...WAY before my time, old man (where’s the old fart smiley when you need one?). Might not be a bad idea though...except for the LSD. I wonder what the “rights for the young” were, though. Not curious enough to watch it myself.
Ah, I have seen that one. Good “hard” sci-fi concept almost ruined by bad execution (saved by wardrobe - or lack of it). I hear they are making a remake based more on the book.
And most Sci-Fi should be recorded straight onto Flammable Cellulose Film—cause 95% is pure crap; books too. You must have a reviewer you trust. I will give The Skiffy Channel a look this weekend.
I would not use the word “excellent” to describe much of anything on Sci-Fi Saturdays. There is the very occasional diamond-in-the-rough, but most is crap. The only reason you could maybe use “entertaining” in conjunction with these is that Sci-Fi knows it is crap (they know the good stuff, and they put it on Friday night, when all the nerds are not out on dates or “hanging out"), so they don’t take much of it seriously (except in commercials). A lot of it is obvious parody (esp. the stuff by that one guy...). “Special” effects is right.
Oink, most of ANYTHING that is published is crap. Sci-Fi (and Fantasy even more so) have more than some other genres because writers think that just because it isn’t real at all, they can get away with major basic storytelling screw-ups. If you are going to check out the Skiffy channel, do it Friday night. Relatively good stuff there (especially Battlestar Galactica, but that is too serialized for me right now). Last season was much better, though. SG-1 took a wacky turn this season, and I don’t like it, though that is my personal belief; many geeks would tell you different.
Old is what old does: (From the same site as “the golfer")
The above is a person who decided to Work From Home. He is actually only 40 years old. The first thing to go was Personal Hygiene. Then the social isolation began to get to him—note the eyes. All downhill from there.
Dac—correct. We give Skiffy writers our “willing suspension of disbelief”—OK time travel works. But human beings still have to act like human beings. The TV shows you mention make my skin crawl, but whatthehell, I’m a Trekker/Trekkie. I was able to read thruout the 50’s “Golden Age” of Sci-Fi (Snobs call it ‘Skiffy’, i.e. crap) so it took me no mental adjustment when space travel became real. Neither would extra-terrestrials; my bet is there are a shitload of bacteria, zero contemporary technological beings in our galaxy.
Hmm...the definition of “skiffy” that I know is that of “soft” sci-fi. “Hard” is the stuff like Asamov and such. Star Trek, BSG, Star Wars, etc. is “soft.”
(Basically, it all depends on how snobby you are with it.)