Old Age Sneaks Up On You

Remember Herb Alpert? Remember that sexy, whipped-cream covered babe on the album cover? Her name is Delores Erickson and she is now 76 years old.

Meanwhile the Rolling Stones are playing a concert in Newark tonight. (Mick and Keith are only in their 60’s.)

Tthis is an open thread.


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56 Responses to Old Age Sneaks Up On You

  1. myiq2xu (D) says:

    So much for “hope I die before I get old”.

  2. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Bobbie Gentry is 70 now:

  3. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Nancy Sinatra is 72:

  4. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Buddy Holly would have been 76:

  5. swanspirit says:

    Getting older is the most unfair thing ,and it makes me sad sometimes , but I always feel better after a nice nap .

  6. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Janis Joplin would have only been 69:

  7. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Jeannie C. Riley is a youthful 67 years old:

  8. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Little Ricky Nelson would have been 72 this year:

  9. myiq2xu (D) says:

    James Dean would have been 81 and Marilyn Monroe would have been 86.

  10. myiq2xu (D) says:

    John Lennon would have celebrated his 72nd birthday this year:

  11. swanspirit says:

    Jim Morrison would have been 69

  12. HELENK says:

    I do not know about the rest of you but I am 21 and look like Linda Darnell.

    I am not going to grow up and you can not make me

  13. myiq2xu (D) says:

    I thought I couldn’t sing:

  14. angienc (D) says:

    OT — I’ve been avoiding the internet (and news) but I saw a clip of Obama “crying” — has anyone asked why it seems his tear ducts are on the outside corner of his eyes instead of the inside corners (next to the nose) like they are for everyone else?

    • swanspirit says:

      He has now inserted himself into this tragedy. It is almost as if there cannot be any great event that is news , that he can stay away from. He is going there tomorrow. .He is absolutely going to use this to attempt some kind of gun control legislation .

      • myiq2xu (D) says:

        At least this time he didn’t leave for Vegas right after the presser.

        But as usual he didn’t answer questions at a “press conference”.

        • swanspirit says:

          What I find so upsetting , is that now we have to hear news about Duh One in the midst of such real sorrow, as if he is some kind of Presidential Balm Of Gilead .This is so monarchical and pompous of him .
          One of the roles of a monarch was a healer , and he simply is not that . Using this for political purposes is exactly the opposite

      • angienc (D) says:

        Oh that’s a given. He’s going to push federal gun control legislation & the morons who voted 3rd party or stayed home are going to scream bloody murder & I’m going to laugh.
        Meanwhile, I might go buy another gun.

  15. tommy says:

    ‘Sock thief at large in Japan – A Japanese high school girl who was tackled by a sock-stealing thief is the latest victim in a series of similar attacks against teenage targets, police said. The 16 year old was walking in an eastern Tokyo suburb on Thu when she was wrestled to the ground by a man who ripped a sock off her left foot and fled. Atleast 4 other high school girls in the same neighborhood have been victims of socklifters since Sept. “In the third case, a man took the girl’s leggings off. In all the other cases, victims lost one of their socks,” said a local police officer’. Atleast the loon in Japan only wanted a sock. How civilized!

  16. conner43 says:

    Me and Bobby McGee is the greatest blues/rock song of all time, sung by the greatest singer of that genre.. Saw Janis at Woodstock, she took our breath away. Now you know how old I am, I still play Janis, am still awed.

  17. HELENK says:



  18. DandyTiger says:

    Wow, one of my FB friends just said if you own a gun or defend gun ownership in any way, you are complicit in murder. Of course this is a person who also said if you’re against Obama it’s only because you’re a racist. Nope, not crazy emotional at all…

    • t says:

      Seriously. And if you own a car, you are complicit in the murder of the 10,000 people/yr who get killed by drunk drivers. I only wish people would grow a sense of proportion. Also a car would have been as good of weapon as a gun for this kid. If he had no gun, what would stop him from driving a car over a line of kids while they’re crossing the street in front of the school or waiting for the bus.

      There’s no end of stupid in this country. Evidence: Re-election of Barack Obama.

  19. votermom says:

    • Mary says:

      Great article! This is not about gun control; it’s about mental illness.

    • fif says:

      That is very powerful, and much closer to the source of the solution. I worked in a residential treatment facility with abused and neglected kids age 5-15 who had been removed from their homes because no other intervention had worked. We had to restrain them at times because they would punch, kick, bite, pull hair, threaten and/or run if triggered, and we taught them the most basic skills, such as brushing your teeth. They had a range of psychological problems, and no idea how to manage their emotions. If they received consistent care in a structured environment, most of them made progress–and then they were returned to the same environment that created the problems, or if they were lucky, were placed in foster care. Studies have shown that if they do not receive intervention, they dissociate for life and become sociopaths. It’s a complex, sad and troubling issue.

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