Well, THIS makes me feel old...

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by the G-man, May 10, 2013.

  1. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nobody EVER gets that. I always have to point it out. Not even my mom knew it.

    Funny story: when we saw the movie together in 1995, I expected my mom to remark on it, but she didn't, and when I pointed it out to her, she said, "Hey, cut me some slack, I had more important things on my mind that day than what NASA was doing!"

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  2. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

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    My father turns 70 next week and it's really making ME feel old. I'm used to thinking of my parents as middle-aged. My very definition of middle age has always been whatever age my parents currently are.

    But 70 suddenly seems much much older than 69. It makes me realize that in a few years I'll be crossing into my 40s. Then I'LL be middle-aged. Ouch.
     
  3. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ah, don't sweat it. I did it three years ago and survived. So will you. it doesn't hurt.

    Much.

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  4. The Old Building & Loan

    The Old Building & Loan Auld Lang Mod Moderator

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    I could make cracks about your ages, but I used to be married to an Eisenhower-era-born baby boomer. I've since considered myself to be a baby-boomer-in-law.

    On a related note, having been accustomed to being a grand-uncle many times over by marriage softened the impact when I became one by biology a couple of years ago.
     
  5. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm reminded of a funny-sad exchange on Frasier several years ago. Frasier is trying to cope with the realization that he's middle-aged.

    "How do you think I feel?" his dad asked. "I have a son who is middle-aged."
     
  6. Velocity

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    I learned to use a slide rule in high school chemistry class, but practically the next year in college everyone had handheld calculators and slide rules went the way of shoe button hooks. Yes, I was born in the 50's and just retired from my job which is one of the best things about getting older.