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Old 02-06-08, 10:58 PM   #1
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What happened?

I was driving in my mini van today, when I glanced at the steering wheel, and was shocked to see a pair of bony, wrinkly, birdlike claws grasping it! Worse still, they were coming out of my sleeves! Nearly as bad as the shock I get every time I look in the mirror, and see that gray haired old man looking back! Anybody else ever have that kind of experience? I'm thinking possible alien body snatching.
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Old 02-07-08, 12:00 AM   #2
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Those pesky aliens are no doubt involved, somehow.

I was shaving around my beard the other day...and for one frightening second, in the mirror, I thought it was Willie Nelson looking back at me.

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Old 02-07-08, 05:25 AM   #3
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Gee, my wife and I were talking about the opposite thing just the other day.

Our kids keep getting older and now have kids of their own. During the superbowl we noticed how much younger the players looked than our kids. Our parents gradually got older and eventually died. Friends who we haven't seen in awhile? They all look older than the last time we met.

We, on the other hand, are staying just the same.
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Old 02-07-08, 05:47 AM   #4
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You allow mirrors in your house?????
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Old 02-07-08, 06:33 AM   #5
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Some comic once said, "Sooner or later, you'll look into a mirror and see your father!"
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Old 02-07-08, 07:51 AM   #6
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Some comic once said, "Sooner or later, you'll look into a mirror and see your father!"
Then I would duck.
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Old 02-07-08, 08:08 AM   #7
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I still remember the shock when I shaved my beard off at age 55, after having it for about 25 years, and saw my dad's face looking back at me from the mirror!
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Old 02-07-08, 08:12 AM   #8
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My son recently announced he would be 50 in a few short years. My replay was "Damn, you're getting old".
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Old 02-07-08, 08:18 AM   #9
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I was driving in my mini van today, when I glanced at the steering wheel, and was shocked to see a pair of bony, wrinkly, birdlike claws grasping it! Worse still, they were coming out of my sleeves! Nearly as bad as the shock I get every time I look in the mirror, and see that gray haired old man looking back! Anybody else ever have that kind of experience? I'm thinking possible alien body snatching.
You've got to start wearing your cycling golves all of the time.
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Old 02-07-08, 03:32 PM   #10
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Just had the daughters wedding and saw a lot of relations I have not seen for years. Glad to say they have fared worse than me.
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Old 02-10-08, 09:50 AM   #11
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I often wonder why that old man comes to my house everyday just to shave my face. Never see him any other time...it's odd.
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Old 02-10-08, 06:19 PM   #12
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I have a question... do they put the description "bald" on a driver's license???
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