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  •  I'll see your Freewheelin' Franklin (7+ / 0-)

    and raise you a Lily Tomlin.

    I fear that drugs have forced some of us to be more creative than we really are.
    Yet another case of a self-inflicted wound.

    "When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -- Jonathan Swift

    by Pope Bandar bin Turtle on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:21:08 PM PST

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    •  The downside to this... (7+ / 0-)

      I imagine Freewheelin' Franklin in 2012 would look somewhat akin to the Jimmy Page I saw on Letterman a few weeks ago.  Or maybe Keith Richards.

      Saw a volunteer guy manning the info desk at the VA clinic today who was like 70, and had a Keith Richards headband with Rod Stewart fake hair on top.  I really wanted to say, "dude..."

      But then, I decided I was just happy (and honored) that he was motivated enough to be staffing the desk at 6:30 AM the day after Christmas.  I thanked him for his time.

      "Mitt who? That's an odd name. Like an oven mitt, you mean? Oh, yeah, I've got one of those. Used it at the Atlas Society BBQ last summer when I was flipping ribs."

      by Richard Cranium on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:31:12 PM PST

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      •  but (2+ / 0-)
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        jbou, high uintas

        the parts of his life he remembers are AWESOME. all the squares have perfect recall of mundane drudgery.

        If only Michael Phelps hadn't smoked that pot...imagine what he could have accomplished with motivation and good lung capacity.

        by papa monzano on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:48:02 AM PST

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      •  Harrumph. (2+ / 0-)
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        jbou, Just Bob

        How exactly should an old person look, so as not to invite the scorn of youth and/or early middle age? One of the consolations of old age is that you get to dress however you like without giving a bleep what anyone thinks (except your significant other).
        Anyway, Keith seems to have aged faster since he kicked heroin than before. If that's not a depressing thought, I don't know what is.

        "Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous." -- Molly Ivins

        by dumpster on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 03:28:26 PM PST

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