A Bad Joke From Good People To Start My Day

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    Aug 22, 2012 12:04 PM GMT
    I found this joke in my regular e-mail account this morning, summarized here:

    Doctors have begun using chicken blood in human surgeries, and found that it makes men cocky and women lay better. icon_razz.gif

    But what struck me was this was sent from an 85-year-old guy from his computer, who got the "joke" off the web. He and his 82-year-old wife are driving the 35 miles to Fort Lauderdale to have dinner with us this Friday night, as we do together every couple of months.

    I love when negative stereotypes are challenged. In this insignificant e-mail I was reminded that this elderly straight couple:

    - Are perfectly functional in the digital communications age.
    - Are perfectly functional at their own advanced age.
    - Aren't shy about mentioning sexual topics (albeit a dopey one in this case).
    - Have been gay supportive all their lives (my partner has known them for 40 years).
    - Are very informed and liberal in their politics.
    - Are fun & stimulating company, so that we always look forward to our times with them.

    It also means the both of us can hope we've still got some good years ahead of us, in my case 22 to reach his 85. That's why active & happy older people have always inspired me, even when I was quite young myself, rather than having the negative feelings the young often have for the old. Now if he can just refine his sense of humor he'll be my perfect role model. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 22, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
    Aw =]... I get a kick out of spunky old people

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    Aug 22, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    METAMORPH saidAw =]... I get a kick out of spunky old people


    Well I knew Eleanor Roosevelt was a big dyke, but I didn't know homos don't eat meat or fish. Yah learn something new every day...
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    Aug 22, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    There's live after 60, 70, hell, even 90!
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    Aug 22, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    antelope saidThere's life after 60, 70, hell, even 90!

    So I must believe, since I'm already in the "after 60" category myself. And we're really looking forward to our dinner with them Friday, because we'll all be smiling and laughing the whole time, the conversation lively & witty (at least I hope my own contributions are, cause I know the fun those guys bring to the table).

    And yah know, I actually feel a bit unarmed in their presence, not only because of their sharp minds, but also because I lose the distinction and prestige I enjoy elsewhere for being 63. Instead, at 20 years younger I'm the "youngster" who's deferring respectfully to his elders, a response my late parents drilled into me.

    I sometimes envision life as a conveyor belt, moving us all along until we fall off the end. Some of us fall off the sides prematurely, but no matter how tenaciously we hold on, there's no avoiding the precipice at the end.

    And so long as there are still people ahead of me on the belt the end isn't so visible to me. I dread the day when I realize I'm at the head of the line, nobody else left ahead of me, finally my turn.

    A couple like this, without meaning to diminish their wonderful company and many merits, are nevertheless to my selfish mind the people who are ahead of me on the conveyor belt. So that I no more want to see them fall off the end than I imagine they do themselves.
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    Aug 22, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Spunky old folks have always warmed my heart and given me hope for the future...especially when they tell dirty jokes. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 22, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    METAMORPH saidAw =]... I get a kick out of spunky old people


    Well I knew Eleanor Roosevelt was a big dyke, but I didn't know homos don't eat meat or fish. Yah learn something new every day...
    Hahaha! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    Reminds me of some of the elderly people I worked in my hometown. =)
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    Aug 22, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    METAMORPH saidAw =]... I get a kick out of spunky old people

    [funny bigoted granny]

    Well I knew Eleanor Roosevelt was a big dyke, but I didn't know homos don't eat meat or fish. Yah learn something new every day...




    I hear tell that homos only eat unicorn glitter, it replenishes their gay electrolytes.

    The more you know.
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    Aug 23, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidSpunky old folks have always warmed my heart and given me hope for the future...especially when they tell dirty jokes. icon_lol.gif
    The worst one I ever heard was at assisted living and this old guy came up to me when I was 13 or so in my boy scout uniform and he said "how do you make fire? Take a girl scout and a boy scout and rub them together."
    You shoulda told him rubbing two guys together works, too. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 23, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes said
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes saidSpunky old folks have always warmed my heart and given me hope for the future...especially when they tell dirty jokes. icon_lol.gif
    The worst one I ever heard was at assisted living and this old guy came up to me when I was 13 or so in my boy scout uniform and he said "how do you make fire? Take a girl scout and a boy scout and rub them together."
    You shoulda told him rubbing two guys together works, too. icon_razz.gif
    I still thought I was straight back then.
    Pfft...I knew I was gay at 13. I just wouldn't admit it to anyone. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 23, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    Spam jokes from senior citizens? Who would've thought?