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Old May 30 2013, 03:39 PM   #151
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Re: Have cultural standards gotten lower?

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Old May 30 2013, 03:58 PM   #152
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old people don't appreciate the magnificence of the young.
I think you got that backwards there, big'un.
I don't know why people in this thread are insisting on creating this generational divide.
Especially since no one here has ever said that the current cultural products are necessarily better than the older ones. Certainly not tsq, as she has already explained. Certainly not stj, since he was arguing the exact opposite. (Though I'm not sure about him. Apparently, we are either unable or unwilling to understand simple English, so we can't know either way.) So Carcazoid just picked a random sentence and used it to launch another rant about how young whippersnappers have failed the Greatest Generation or something like that. Because that's certainly new, clever, and above all actually true.
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Old May 30 2013, 05:03 PM   #153
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I think you got that backwards there, big'un.
I don't know why people in this thread are insisting on creating this generational divide.
Especially since no one here has ever said that the current cultural products are necessarily better than the older ones. Certainly not tsq, as she has already explained. Certainly not stj, since he was arguing the exact opposite. (Though I'm not sure about him. Apparently, we are either unable or unwilling to understand simple English, so we can't know either way.) So Carcazoid just picked a random sentence and used it to launch another rant about how young whippersnappers have failed the Greatest Generation or something like that. Because that's certainly new, clever, and above all actually true.
So, yeah. I'm old and stupid and don't have the patience to get past the actual gist of a long agonizing post. Thanks for making my point for me.

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Old May 30 2013, 05:31 PM   #154
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Bah, never trust anybody over thir... <looks at birthdate> forty.
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Old May 30 2013, 07:59 PM   #155
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Never trust anyone over x+5, or listen to anyone under x-10, where x is my current age.
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Old May 30 2013, 08:05 PM   #156
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never trust anyone that either has a hat at an odd angle, or pulls their trousers up too high
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Old May 30 2013, 08:17 PM   #157
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Carcazoid wrote: View Post
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I don't know why people in this thread are insisting on creating this generational divide.
Especially since no one here has ever said that the current cultural products are necessarily better than the older ones. Certainly not tsq, as she has already explained. Certainly not stj, since he was arguing the exact opposite. (Though I'm not sure about him. Apparently, we are either unable or unwilling to understand simple English, so we can't know either way.) So Carcazoid just picked a random sentence and used it to launch another rant about how young whippersnappers have failed the Greatest Generation or something like that. Because that's certainly new, clever, and above all actually true.
So, yeah. I'm old and stupid and don't have the patience to get past the actual gist of a long agonizing post. Thanks for making my point for me.

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Bah, never trust anybody over thir... <looks at birthdate> forty.
Yeah I'm turning 30 in a couple weeks. It's a weird feeling, but I'm looking forward to my thirties and still consider myself young!
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Old May 30 2013, 11:12 PM   #158
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I've got a year and a half but I wanted to give myself room. Here's to still being young!
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Old May 31 2013, 07:10 AM   #159
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and still consider myself young!
You are still young! Trust me, the mid forties is no picnic.
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Old May 31 2013, 05:43 PM   #160
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and still consider myself young!
You are still young! Trust me, the mid forties is no picnic.
I'll second that. As I've said elsewhere around here, I've had cerebral palsy all my life, so bodily pain and discomfort has been a constant companion. But, since I passed 40 (three years ago), It's gotten harder to distinguish between the aches and pains caused by my CP, and those caused by the normal aging process. It's caused confusion with my doctor more than once recently.
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Old May 31 2013, 08:31 PM   #161
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So, yeah. I'm old and stupid and don't have the patience to get past the actual gist of a long agonizing post. Thanks for making my point for me.
No one is saying that you're old and stupid. No one.
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As I've said elsewhere around here, I've had cerebral palsy all my life
You might have mentioned it once or twice.
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Old May 31 2013, 09:50 PM   #162
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Bah, never trust anybody over thir... <looks at birthdate> forty.
I hope I die before . . . uh . . .er . . . before I get really, REALLY old.

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Old June 1 2013, 08:52 AM   #163
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Bah, never trust anybody over thir... <looks at birthdate> forty.
I hope I die before . . . uh . . .er . . . before I get really, REALLY old.

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Old June 1 2013, 06:03 PM   #164
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Oh, here is one for the OP and RJD:

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Old June 1 2013, 10:43 PM   #165
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That was awesome.
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