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May 17, 2016

Elderly Should Lose Vote

Back in 1970, Douglas P. Stewart, a professor of classics at Brandeis University, made headlines for advocating that the elderly should lose the right to vote.

His thesis is this:
"The old, having no future, are dangerously free from the consequences of their own political acts, and it makes no sense to allow the vote to someone who is actuarially unlikely to survive and pay the bills for (what) he may help elect."
In other words, Stewart thinks old people vote with an attitude of "grand je serais mort, je me ficherais de tou — (when I'm dead, it (society) can go to hell)."

Stewart, if he's still alive, would now be around 83. I wonder if he's still voting?

The Daily Journal (Franklin, Indiana) — Sep 23, 1970

Posted By: Alex - Tue May 17, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Politics, Elderly, 1970's

March 30, 2016

December 30, 2015

Do Not Tick Off Granny

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An elderly Austrian Grandmother spent her final days shredding over a million dollars to keep her heirs from inheriting the money. I guess they shouldn't have put her in a nursing home. Go Granny!

Posted By: patty - Wed Dec 30, 2015 - Comments (10)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Money, Elderly

June 5, 2013

Death in D Minor

Death In D Minor from Dead Pixel on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 05, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Elderly, Cartoons

March 18, 2013

A May-December Romance

Back in 1955, it caused some controversy when Count William Aubrey Tealdi married Princess Lidia Maria Antonia Carraciolo di Torella, the reason being that he was 74 and she was 14. They had to get a special papal dispensation to allow the marriage. Predictably, he was rich, while her family (though Italian royalty) had fallen on hard times. [google news]


But the strange thing is that despite the huge difference in age, the marriage proved to be a success. A follow-up story that ran in papers in 1966, when she was 25 and he was 85, reported that the couple had three children by that time, and he was hoping to have more. She declared herself to be "the happiest woman in the world."


I don't know when Count Tealdi died, but it's quite likely she's still alive. After all, she'd only be in her early seventies — not yet the age the Count was when he married her!

Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 18, 2013 - Comments (8)
Category: Elderly, Husbands, Wives, 1950's

March 1, 2013

Follies of the Madmen #201

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The message here? Sloppy panties imperil the elderly and the nation's health care policies.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 01, 2013 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Elderly, Underwear, 1940's

October 29, 2012

Monster Mash Senior Lip Dubbing

Happy Halloween!!



If this performance doesn't scare you, just file it away until you are old and in a "senior living center".

This is the webpage for "memory care" at this facility, which I think means Alzheimer's, conveniently priced at only $298 per day, plus the $103,000 refundable entrance fee.

http://www.ericksonliving.com/northern-virginia/extended-care/northern-virginia-memory-care-pricing.asp

At least I have something to look forward to, and it ain't that far away.

I hope my kids find me a place where I can do YouTube videos.

I like the choreography and costumes. What's your favorite part?

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Oct 29, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Elderly

October 1, 2012

She Finally Got Her Moose

On a recent hunting trip, Laura Wood successfully killed a moose with a single shot. What makes this weird is that she's 95 years old. Good for her, but not so good for the moose. I wonder if she's the oldest person ever to have killed a moose? [thestar.com]

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 01, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Elderly

March 3, 2010

Mikky and Me

Mikky and Me from Adam Neale on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 03, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Violence, Elderly, Husbands, Wives, Cartoons

December 2, 2009

Elderly Rockers




Little Richard to return to performing reads the headline at the BBC. Do we need another 76-year-old rocker? Here he is in 1992. But that was eighteen years ago!

Your opinions, please.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 02, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Music, Elderly

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