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Old 05-14-18, 08:25 PM
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God, I'm old

so im at the park today and i see a 20 something year old with his pants at his knees. it took me all my self control not to tell him to pull up his pants. if he was my kid id build a time machine and go back
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I saw one of those guys today. He was trying to jaywalk a very busy artery, instead of using the crosswalk about 50 feet away. I had to laugh, he had his pants belted and cinched up real tight halfway down his buttocks. It made a deep indentation. Then to top it of, his shorts were the greyest pair of tighty whiteys I’ve ever seen. I mean they were dingy.

Its like he didn’t quite understand the “look” those guys go for...
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Old 05-14-18, 10:30 PM
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I knew I was getting up in the years, when a former co worker had worn his college alumni shirt to work, which was the same college I graduated from, years before his mother was born.
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Old 05-15-18, 12:41 AM
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Be thankful. When the grizzlies attack they'll go for the slower guys with the pants around their knees first. Then the rest of us can enjoy stuffed grizzly bbq later.
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I thought the drop pants look was long out of "fashion", but a little while back my wife and I saw one so low we couldn't believe it. Not sure how he was walking like that, but if anyone jumped him he'd not have had a chance.
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I always love a good crime video where the CCTV or police dashcam has a suspect running away, only to be tripped up by his own pants falling around his ankles.

Seriously! If you are planning to get up to no good, at least 'dress for success'.
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so im at the park today and i see a 20 something year old with his pants at his knees. it took me all my self control not to tell him to pull up his pants. if he was my kid id build a time machine and go back
Were you wearing your bell bottoms at the time?
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Old 05-15-18, 07:46 AM
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Old: When I go to see a concert by a band I liked "back in the day" there's usually a bunch of people my age... some of whom bring along their adult kids...
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Old: When I go to see a concert by a band I liked "back in the day" there's usually a bunch of people my age... some of whom bring along their adult kids...
........also the day when you realize that you are now having drinks with your kids and grand kids at the bar, along with the store cashier automatically starts giving you the senior discount on Senior Shopping day, without asking you if you qualify for the discount.
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That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life
summer of sixty-nine?
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My GF loves to watch old reruns on TV and she was watching Wings a little while ago. The 2 things that stood out were seeing the guy who played Monk in an earlier role and how different they were dressed - even the characters in jeans.
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Ha, ha, I remember when my McDonald's burgers were 15 cents and we washed them down with 20 cent shakes.
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a '55 chevy was pretty cool even back then but a '56 4-door wouldn't have been worth much...
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Old is when your friends are raving about Fleetwood Mac are touring again and you think "Hmm... Bob Welch is dead. They must be talking about Peter Green."

Then you realize they're talking about Stevie Nicks and you think "Ya young punks, ya."
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One word polyphenol. Also, what are you steps have you taken to deal with your depression?
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Get off my lawn.
Rowdy Yates!? What the Hell happened to you?
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Rowdy Yates!? What the Hell happened to you?
The years have not been kind. Now 87, he was 29 when Rawhide premiered.




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Watch the drop trou folks block off a whole stairway during a fire drill or actual fire as they can't go down the stairs at anything other than a snail's pace. Don't ask me how I know this.
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Old: When I go to see a concert by a band I liked "back in the day" there's usually a bunch of people my age... some of whom bring along their adult kids...
I go because they are all older than my mom and like my 45-57 year old friends, ready to go.
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Last time I saw Rowdy Yates he was yelling at an empty chair.

Poor feller. That's what happens when ya try to understand 'em. Just ride and rope and brand 'em.
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a '55 chevy was pretty cool even back then but a '56 4-door wouldn't have been worth much...
Then came the '57, an ageless classic as far as I'm concerned.
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Old is when your friends are raving about Fleetwood Mac are touring again and you think "Hmm... Bob Welch is dead. They must be talking about Peter Green."

Then you realize they're talking about Stevie Nicks and you think "Ya young punks, ya."
You're still old when you're talking about Stevie Nicks... and Lindsey Buckingham.
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You're still old when you're talking about Stevie Nicks... and Lindsey Buckingham.
Okay, sure, I had a crush on Stevie Nicks back in 1976 like everyone else.

Then I saw Fleetwood Mac live in '78. I was blown away by Lindsey Buckingham. The guy is intense. He was the real magician in that era of Fleetwood Mac. The arrangements, production and dynamics were mostly him (and Richard Dashut).

And it took two attempts to actually see Fleetwood Mac in '78. The first show was cancelled when they claimed Buckingham "had a seizure backstage." The reality? He was probably wasted and passed out. But they more than made up for it with the later show that year.

Buckingham's voice is so powerful he had to stand back about 3 feet when sharing a mic with other folks. Somewhere out there is a video of Buckingham playing with the Everly Brothers (after the big commercial breakthrough era of Fleetwood Mac with Buckingham and Nicks). Lindsey's voice was so much more powerful he had to stand well behind the Everlys to avoid drowning them out.

I got over my crush on Stevie Nicks decades ago. It was great while it lasted. But her song writing is pretty shallow, all variations on her manufactured angsty-witchy-hippie-gypsy facade. And her voice didn't wear well. She sounds like Lucille Ball trying to mimic Stevie Nicks after way too many cigarettes and shots of rye.

And to spread the cynicism around equitably, I'm not a big fan of Buckingham's guitar tone since he switched from the Les Paul to the semi hollow body sorta-acoustic guitars and playing all fingerstyle without a pick. They don't have the same tone and sustain needed to drive those wailing riffs on the first two albums he did with FM. Fortunately when I saw them in '78 he was still playing the Les Paul and hybrid flatpick/fingerstyle technique.

Yeah, I know, I'm a curmudgeon.

And I was a big fan of the Bob Welch era, and Bob's solo stuff. Very underrated musician. Bare Trees and Mystery to Me were masterpieces of the early '70s Southern California cool vibe sound. And he had a huge hit with French Kiss. Yeah, it was almost too slick and too commercial but it was damned catchy and filled with great pop songs. And the earlier Big Towne, 2061 should be a cult classic -- it's much better than most critics believed, just so radically different from Welch's SoCal cool vibe that most folks didn't know what to make of it. But it was just a little ahead of its time, with trippy electro-funk grooves, like Gary Numan doing covers of Parliament/Funkadelic tunes.
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