You know you're old when...

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    Sep 10, 2007 12:10 PM GMT
    This by e-mail this morning:

    "As Jessica Simpson said, 'These boots are made for walking' "

    If you can see why this is annoying, you are, quite possibly, becoming grumpy and old.
  • jc_online

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    Sep 10, 2007 12:35 PM GMT
    everything old is new again...at some point
  • iHavok

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    Sep 10, 2007 12:37 PM GMT
    Ok I knew I was old, but that's just annoying. My ex was CONSTANTLY trying to explain to me how people like Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, and Brittney Spears were blazing new grounds in social trends and behaviors.

    I'd try to explain how none of it was new, using people like Madonna as examples, and he'd just give me a blank look that told me he didn't understand how an old British woman had anything to do with the conversation...
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    Sep 10, 2007 12:38 PM GMT
    LOL - yeah I cringe when I hear "kids" say "You know, that song from the 'fill-in-the-blank commmercial..." and they're referring to some classic that was appropriated.
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    Sep 10, 2007 12:53 PM GMT
    I teach Freshmen Rhetoric and Composition at a State University and you know you are old when the Freshmen class does not know that Bush Sr, was president first and that currently Bush Jr. is the president. The majority do not even know that Bush Sr. exists.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:01 PM GMT
    You know you're old when you work with people who weren't born until after 1988.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:20 PM GMT
    I knew I was old when I first noticed that kids today dress like idiots. What's with those ridiculous baggy pants? And, fer chrissakes, pull 'em up and put on a damn belt!
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:24 PM GMT
    I was at a party when a someone who had just turned 21 said, "People my age think Cher is just scary." I cringed and my ex blurted out, "You're old enough to be his father!"
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:25 PM GMT
    They are literally trying to make that look illegal in Atlanta. Yes, the city council wants the police to issue tickets for fashion violations.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:27 PM GMT
    While I can't pretend to keep up with the current crop of entertainers, it seems to me that the biggest indicator that one is growing older is that one begins to think about how old they are....

    As for the fashions and the rest, every generation - EVERY one - had their quirks. Shall I wax poetic about pinstriped bell bottoms and boogie shoes? Not to mention the nylon tricot print shirts with fucking seagulls all over them....

    Personally, I find the change in looks as refreshing as the change of seasons. Just don't tell me that I have to dress either in tune with the fashions or that I must "dress my age".

    One of the nice things about adulthood is that no one gets to tell you how to dress. ;)

    J.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:29 PM GMT
    1) my grammar sucks.
    2) OW should just remain shirtless, in any case.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:30 PM GMT
    Joe, I second that.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:36 PM GMT
    I know I'm getting old and grumpy when I notice misspellings and grammar mistakes on this site before I check out the pictures. Even the webmaster makes mistakes. To wit:
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:38 PM GMT
    What's wrong with this sentence?

    "Please don’t waste your time or ours uploading photos that don’t meet our guidelines, as they will be deleted and may result in you being blocked from the site."

    Obviously, I have too much time on my hands.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:40 PM GMT
    All I know is that I'm not as old as some of you. Phew.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:41 PM GMT
    Shouldn't we mention that "Boots" is Nancy Sinatra's song, in case some of the readers are confused as to why we are e-laughing?
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:49 PM GMT
    I was on a date and we were driving to the restaurant. Will Smith's song, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" came on the radio (in his car). When Will said, "Now they give it to me nice and easy/Since I moved up like George and Weezie" my date said, "Whatever THAT means." After questioning him, I found out he had no idea what the "Jeffersons" was and had never seen the show.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:55 PM GMT
    Now Joey I know you dont care about fasion. In fact I dont think I've ever seen you with a shirt on. But I like it like that anyhow. But it would be funny to see some old pics of you, bell bottoms and all.

    I feel older (not old) when I'm interviewing canidates and they were born in the late 80's.
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    Sep 10, 2007 1:57 PM GMT
    and OW, I've heard about the fashion police in Atlanta. Something about if so much of your underwear is showing, it is considered indecent exposure. But I don't think they will be able to get away with it, since the skin is covered. I mean I could wear a speedo in Buckhead, and while it might not be approriate, it wouldn't be indecent.
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    Sep 10, 2007 2:07 PM GMT
    A speedo maintains decency only while the contents maintains the Mull of Kintyre position
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 10, 2007 2:11 PM GMT
    They say you are old when the music is too loud, and 12 am seems late!
  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 10, 2007 2:14 PM GMT
    When I keep getting hit by some weirdo younger guys who said they are into mature, older, daddies type. Not that I am complaining
  • art_smass

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    Sep 10, 2007 2:23 PM GMT
    Pop culture references don't really make me feel old because I'm one of those guys who watches movies from the 40s and uses words like "swell" and "fella" in regular conversation. I've been that way since I was a kid, so it doesn't seem strange to me.

    What does make me feel old is text messaging. People who are substantially younger than me feel that it's necessary to be plugged-in twenty-four hours a day. Nothing pleases me more than being unplugged and impossible to reach. It's sort of a curmudgeonly outlook, don't you think?
  • iHavok

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    Sep 10, 2007 2:25 PM GMT
    My man thinks I'm cheating on him for that very reason. I'm constantly texting, and he doesn't see it as necessary...personally, i just enjoy having the ability to chat with anyone I know at any time.
  • jc_online

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    Sep 10, 2007 2:37 PM GMT
    "Nothing pleases me more than being unplugged and impossible to reach."

    I'm with you artsmass, I look forward to that time of day and weekends when I can turn off the cell phone, shut down the computer, and be unavailable for the day. Never really thought of it as curmudgeonly, but so be it!