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Elderly and Seniors

February 25, 2016

Mike Greenstein, RIP



Obit here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 25, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Human Marvels, Obituaries

January 27, 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

October 2, 2015

All Aboard The Doggy Train


Those dogs are lucky to have such great humans taking care of them!

Posted By: patty - Fri Oct 02, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Elderly and Seniors, Engineering and Construction, Dogs

September 28, 2015

Where the heck am I?

1949: Street sweeper Joseph Pistolese, age 74, just keep sweeping until suddenly he looked up and realized he had no idea where he was.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - July 27, 1949



After coming across the news clipping about Pistolese, I then noticed the birthday card below on sale at the supermarket. Since it reminded me of him, I had my wife snap a photo of it with her iPhone.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 28, 2015 - Comments (15)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, 1940's

January 22, 2013

Westphal’s Auxiliator

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Here's an old-timey hair tonic with a weird name. The strange noun just means "helper."

Composed of "55% grain alcohol," it went down many an alcoholic's gullet, I'm sure.

Believe it or not, the tonic was mentioned in a SIMPSONS comicbook. If you look at their ad below, you'll see why. The mutant female user resembles the famed Springfield three-eyed fish.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 22, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Elderly and Seniors, Comics, 1900's, 1910's, 1920's, Nineteenth Century, Hair and Hairstyling

October 31, 2012

Senior Citizen on a Bottle

I have no idea who this guy is, but his performance is impressive for his age. The youtube info only says that he's a performer in Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt. The video was uploaded in December 2006.



Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 31, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Entertainment, Sports, Urban Life

September 27, 2012

Sit Down and Dance!

Warning! These video clips might want to make you boogie in your chair. The best parts are at the beginning, before the instructor decides to park herself in front of the camera.



Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 27, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Exercise and Fitness, Sports

March 10, 2012

December 5, 2011

Weird Shorts: Bones, Boners and Boneheads!

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Popular UK tourist attraction The London Dungeon got a little creepier this week, when it turned out one of the skeletons on display at its “creepy crypt” exhibit was the genuine article. The skeleton, since nicknamed “Kate Moss” by staff, has been on display since 1975, but will now require a license to remain on show, at a cost to dungeon owners Merlin Entertainments of £2000 per year. In the short term at least, this will likely be more than made up for by the surge of visitors arising from this fortuitous publicity, occurring just before school break (The Telegraph).

Miss Moss isn’t the only famous beauty to have her image misappropriated this week, with German magazine Focus deciding a photoshopped image of the goddess Aphrodite giving the finger was an apt summation of the current financial crisis among “Eurozone” countries - popularly (in Germany) laid at the doorstep of member country Greece. However although the country is out of money, it is not without pride, and the provocative cover has led to questions being asked in the Greek parliament and widespread outrage. Now a party of six Greek citizens have started legal action against the journalists responsible. Soon to be a major motion picture, My Big Fat Greek Lawsuit (Orange).

Someone else who still has their pride, but only just, is the husband of 69 year-old Virginia Valdez of Palm Springs, California, who after 32 years of marriage, decided enough was enough and tried to cut off her husband’s penis with a pair of scissors. No motive for the attack has yet been released, but this close to Christmas, wives everywhere are sure to insinuate that it was possibly a seasonal condition brought on by lack of jewellery (NBC San Diego).



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Posted By: Dumbfounded - Mon Dec 05, 2011 - Comments (10)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Body, Death, Elderly and Seniors, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Political Correctness, Swimming, Snorkeling, and Diving, Violence, Public Indecency

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