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15 June 2005

How old are you?
I'm... *grimaces in pain* ... 47.
posted by puddinghead 15 June | 19:56
16.

Why are you laughing?
posted by loquacious 15 June | 19:57
34, physically. But I'm an old soul. I think in a previous life I was a Jewish guy from the Bronx who OD'd in the Fillmore East bathroom. Or something.
posted by jonmc 15 June | 19:57
16.

Why are you laughing?


I think you're lying.

Mine starts with a 3.
posted by mudpuppie 15 June | 19:58
He better be lying, I was just winking at him.
posted by deborah 15 June | 20:01
23.
posted by kenko 15 June | 20:01
THIS IS A FUCKING DOUBLEPOST.

I don't know this for a fact, but I heard it from someone who seemed to be sure.
posted by mr_crash_davis 15 June | 20:01
35. But I feel like I'm about 10 years behind developing-into-an-adult-wise, so that makes me... um. Sad?
posted by papercake 15 June | 20:02
Nice work, puddinghead.
posted by Pretty_Generic 15 June | 20:02
I'm 21 and a Male.
posted by Pretty_Generic 15 June | 20:03
Ok, you caught me. I'm 18. I just wish I was young again.
posted by loquacious 15 June | 20:03
Oh, and:

2. dark dark blue
3. pizza
4. broccoli
5. when I was 17
6. divorced, but engaged (wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles)
7. long walks on the beach, italian girls, and dancing to nasty music
posted by papercake 15 June | 20:04
43, but emotionally about 35.
*grasps walking frame and shuffles off*
posted by dg 15 June | 20:06
5. when I was 17

Damn, I was almost 19. I'm impressed.

(we're talking about our hot oil wrestling debuts, right?)
posted by jonmc 15 June | 20:06
I'm eighteen.
posted by invitapriore 15 June | 20:07
(yeah, but I did the amateur circuit before that -- so, technically, more like 15)
posted by papercake 15 June | 20:08
as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth
and past a third of a century
but so very very old and tired
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:09
Wow, I'm the oldest. That's sort of liberating, in a way. A strange and unexpected way.
posted by puddinghead 15 June | 20:09
You can claim to be vastly more mature than all of us, at least, which is part of the reason why I kind of wish I hadn't outted myself.
posted by invitapriore 15 June | 20:10
as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth
and past a third of a century
but so very very old and tired


Who is Martha Raye?
posted by mudpuppie 15 June | 20:11
wow
how very illuminating
and i don't think puddin' is the oldest
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:11
(yeah, but I did the amateur circuit before that -- so, technically, more like 15)

Me, too. Was that you at that bar in Lexington? Sorry about the biting, but a man's gotta feed his family. You understand.
posted by jonmc 15 June | 20:11
what is 33
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:12
(y'know paper cake, since mygothlaundry has listed us both as "crushes," this must be like custom slash fiction to her. Enjoy, my tarheeled darling)
posted by jonmc 15 June | 20:12
43. wait up dg!
posted by arse_hat 15 June | 20:13
(I'm hurt you that you don't remember me, jonmc. And it wasn't the biting I objected to as much as the Kancho.)

(on preview:

*pouts out lips and turns head askew, looking smolderingly at jonmc, then quickly at mygothlaundry to make sure she's watching*)
posted by papercake 15 June | 20:15
(I'm hurt you that you don't remember me, jonmc. And it wasn't the biting I objected to as much as the Kancho.)

Ah, that was you. Well, I was mixing Robutussin and paint thinner waaaay too much in those days. But, man, you had a body slam worthy of Tito Santana back then. Must be those strong muscular arms...
posted by jonmc 15 June | 20:17
OK, I lied. *looks sheepish* 31. Where does the time go?
posted by loquacious 15 June | 20:18
you're lying now!
*points the finger*
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:23
now i'll picture Molly Ringwald at the keyboard FOREVER
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:24
man, was she skinny
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:24
Old enough to drink here, but not most other places.
posted by ITheCosmos 15 June | 20:25
Damnit, loquacious! I wouldn't have admitted anything if it weren't for you!
posted by invitapriore 15 June | 20:25
35 (soon to be 36) i.e. on the 26th. REMEMBER THIS DAY.
posted by seanyboy 15 June | 20:27
don't worry, you still have the hardest anus
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:28
and some of us sleep with criminally young men
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:29
Only 39.
posted by matildaben 15 June | 20:30
i know what i'm getting seanyboy
it starts with p
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:30
40; blood red; a rich, cheesy pasta dish; vegetables; 15; 10 years divorced; tulips; Peru; it chafes.
posted by kmellis 15 June | 20:31
41.
posted by JanetLand 15 June | 20:33
40 too
posted by amberglow 15 June | 20:37
51.
posted by quonsar 15 June | 20:38
i know what i'm getting seanyboy
it starts with p

posies? pizza? pills? pantomime?
posted by amberglow 15 June | 20:41
You know I've spent my life being the youngest except when I wasn't. I suspect I'm the oldest here having just missing being born in the last half of the 20th century. My grandmother was born 126 years ago. When you start thinking in those terms age ceases to matter. Gee and I'm older that quonsar too. I think I'll just go shoot myself
posted by mss 15 June | 20:42
amberglow doesn't look a day over two-score and none.
posted by Pretty_Generic 15 June | 20:46
i use to always be the youngest, now it's smack in the middle or on either end. rarely matters except if we're getting all specific--
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:48
abs: it may end with p if ya don't shhh
(he's drunk, he may not have noticed)
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:49
what, what, what.
posted by seanyboy 15 June | 20:51
32.
posted by mlis 15 June | 20:51
pancakes? palimpsest? pimp? paste?
posted by arse_hat 15 June | 20:52
The Pope. You're all going to band together and buy me my own Pope. I fucking knew it.
posted by seanyboy 15 June | 20:55
No. no, mss! Do not shoot yourself, my comrade-in-being-older-than-quonsar! Join me on the porch, as we rock gently, sipping sarsasparilla, and share memories of the waning days of the Eisenhower administration! (And thwap these young'uns in the shins with our canes...)
posted by kat allison 15 June | 20:57
mate, i can't afford to look at your pope's nose
*don't look at me, man*
posted by ethylene 15 June | 20:58
I'm 29, but I consistently accidentally work years back from 1994.

For example:

Person: "This happened five years ago!"
Me (thinking): "Huh. 1989, huh?"

It happens every couple of weeks. I actually kind of wish this would stop happening.
posted by interrobang 15 June | 21:00
it is the year of the cock
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:01
I don't really have an excuse, interrobang, but I do that too, with the year 2000.
posted by invitapriore 15 June | 21:01
1989, eh? Cool!
posted by interrobang 15 June | 21:02
(was responding to ethylene)
posted by interrobang 15 June | 21:03
i forget and say 34 or 35
mostly 45 on purpose

people get mad i date things with just 5 for the year
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:03
0b100101. But I had 0x25 candles on my cake.
posted by Smart Dalek 15 June | 21:04
the last five years have aged me horribly
sometimes i'm sorry disproved the personal viability of nilihism in itself
meh.
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:12
poop!

what happened in 94, ?! ?
posted by amberglow 15 June | 21:12
you're just looking for spoiler aren't you
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:13
i dub thee spolierspotter
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:14
(it sounds classier that way, like it's french)
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:15
45. Why am I playing on the inet?
posted by Carbolic 15 June | 21:24
52
posted by warbaby 15 June | 21:27
*points the finger*
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:27
i am proudly procrastinating
type it loud, type it proud
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:28
I think a rock sphincter would be much harder.
posted by invitapriore 15 June | 21:31
Sorry puddinghead
posted by warbaby 15 June | 21:32
*keeps forgetting myself*
i lost and i
fun's over!
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:36
Thank you warbaby.
posted by puddinghead 15 June | 21:40
22
posted by puke & cry 15 June | 21:42
Nothing in particular, amberglow; just subconsciously count back from there.

Guess I started college that year, but that's no excuse, really.
posted by interrobang 15 June | 21:44
You're NOT Rock Sphincter?
i feel used
posted by ethylene 15 June | 21:50
42. Almost 43.
posted by carter 15 June | 21:57
katallison - waning days of the Eisehower administration, Kennedy stickers on the books, 3 TV channels, and the spinning' plate guy on Ed Sullivan. Now that was entertainment that beat the hell out of this interweb thing.
posted by mss 15 June | 21:58
When I was born Johnson was in the White House, F-Troop and the Monkees were on prime time TV, Walt Disney died, and Herb Alpert was correcting people with "that's GRAMMY AWARD WINNER Herb Alpert to you".
posted by Slack-a-gogo 15 June | 22:01
34 and my half-birthday was 4 days ago.
posted by omiewise 15 June | 22:04
26.

and this is a fucking double post.
posted by Wedge 15 June | 22:06
26 next month.
posted by kellydamnit 15 June | 22:17
This is a fucking double post? Well, I'm old. I forget things.
posted by puddinghead 15 June | 22:26
the wedge is just more crotchey than you are
*not sure if it's keeping the door shut or open*
posted by ethylene 15 June | 22:27
*still likes making the kids get up and turn the dial*
posted by ethylene 15 June | 22:29
related: the #1 song on your bday

(mine sucks--a novelty song called Ringo by Lorne Greene of Bonanza)
posted by amberglow 15 June | 22:32
Oh, ethylene, you speak to my heart.
on preview- amberglow, more treasure!!!!
posted by puddinghead 15 June | 22:33
3/6/76:


Love Machine (part 1) - The Miracles


Don't know the song, but it's more predictive than any astrology.
posted by interrobang 15 June | 22:34
I am old enough to know better, but still young enough not to care.
posted by mr_crash_davis 15 June | 22:34
23
posted by stynxno 15 June | 22:35
stynxno!
posted by mlis 15 June | 22:41
That is cool, amberglow!

UK - You Donít Know - Helen Shapiro
US - Tossiní And Turniní - Bobby Lewis

*gets in a huff because there are no NZ charts included, which would be more appropriate*
posted by dg 15 June | 22:43
Love Machine is a great song! "I'm just a love machine, and i won't work for nobody but you..." (p2p for it--it's excellent)

stynx!!!

my UK one is better (i think)--Little Red Rooster--Rolling Stones
posted by amberglow 15 June | 22:48
Sigh, I sent Eisenhower a birthday card when I was in first grade. Our whole class did. We got thank you cards back from the White House.

That site is a little cruel, amber. It doesn't go back far enough.
posted by warbaby 15 June | 22:49
ok, ready?
the key to youth:
*dramatic pause*
making new friends/learning new things
it's true

now many people have you seen trapped in the trappings of their happiest decade?

(trying to do drunken math to see if i'm compatible with interrobang)
posted by ethylene 15 June | 22:52
25
posted by delmoi 15 June | 22:53
careful, i may have to turn on my super yenta powers--
--form of A Collaboration!
--shape of A Viable Enterprise!
posted by ethylene 15 June | 22:59
21
posted by Crushinator 15 June | 23:00
###

Otherwise known as
-30-
posted by me3dia 15 June | 23:10
44
posted by yhbc 15 June | 23:22
Lots of chatty 40-somethings around here. And several of them are 14k-ers, too.

Hey! I got an idea for a new club!
posted by yhbc 15 June | 23:24
31
posted by exlotuseater 15 June | 23:27
take your 14 carrot club
*bam bam bam*
i'm panageist
posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:30
careful, i may have to turn on my super yenta powers--
--form of A Collaboration!
--shape of A Viable Enterprise!

Love that!

yhbc: We'll be the Midlife Crisis Kings? The Balding Bloods?
posted by amberglow 15 June | 23:30
I am very late to this. I'm 29.
posted by gaspode 15 June | 23:30
33, but everybody thinks I'm 25, and if they think it, well... may as well be true, right? RIGHT?!
posted by dreamsign 15 June | 23:31
mom said i was middle aged at 30
and i must have had menopause when she did as well
mom's nuts

40 is the new 35 is the new 50 is the new 30 is the new 40

and can we all pray for mom? she's trapped in the eighties and i do mean her hair
posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:33
sorry warbaby

puddin : >

I hate that, ethyl--in Dec as i was turning 40, that's all ppl would say: 40 is the new 30, 40 is the new 30...
posted by amberglow 15 June | 23:35
in a way i still feel 28 because it was the last "growth", but then i keep saying 35 like i'm already prepared

ab: hence the mockery

i'm the new black
posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:36
I still am 28.
posted by box 15 June | 23:38
i always sounded like a 45 year old
i may be Rhoda
an angry asian rhoda
i honestly don't care and i think i can honestly say that
once i missed being published with world wide acclaim at 15, i kinda jumped off the track

posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:41
nah..45 is the new 15, so you have time yet. ; >
posted by amberglow 15 June | 23:44
i see 40 looking 22 yr olds and 38 looking 60's so
i can't tell worth a damn and neither do i care
except there is something to having made use to time on the planet, like paying attention
posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:44
i don't know anyone who doesn't think they got their shit together in their 40's unless they think the 50's was it but then--

some people start law school in their 30's, some in their teens.
and so it goes.
it's really about making it past rock star death age
after that you get pie
posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:51
pie...and chocolate mousse and creme caramel and fancy french pastry and swiss chocolates and ...

i'm out of chocolate in the house, and jonesing
posted by amberglow 15 June | 23:57
20 on September 26th.

Mentally? I have no idea. I can regress to a 5-y-o at times.
posted by divabat 15 June | 23:59
40's the new 30 because you'll need to work 10 more years than your parents did before retiring.
posted by Feisty 16 June | 00:03
Thanks Feisty, that makes me feel much better. Not. My Grandfather retired at 82, my Mother is still working at 67. I will have to live to be 100 just to retire at this rate, which may be a good thing.

40 may be the new 30, but 30 seems to be the new 18, because kids never seem to leave home these days.
posted by dg 16 June | 00:19

i see 40 looking 22 yr olds and 38 looking 60's so
i can't tell worth a damn and neither do i care
except there is something to having made use to time on the planet, like paying attention
posted by ethylene 15 June | 23:44

I'm a sixteen-looking three-something.

Oh yeah.
posted by mudpuppie 16 June | 00:27
My mom is 80 and says that every time she sees herself in the mirror she's astonished because in her head she's 40.
posted by puddinghead 16 June | 00:29
Ok, what about best years?

The standouts for me: 17, 21, 25...

It's pretty much all been downhill from there...
posted by dreamsign 16 June | 00:32
"(mine sucks--a novelty song called Ringo by Lorne Greene of Bonanza)"
BEST DEATH EVER!
posted by arse_hat 16 June | 00:33
The first year wasn't so bad, but after that ....
posted by dg 16 June | 00:37
Every year is better, I swear to God. I was just thinking how cool being 47 is. It's like being an onion- no, wait, it's like being a rose (I like that a LOT better). Layers get peeled away and you get closer and closer to who you really are and what you really want and less and less "stuff" matters. I get happier all the time. Lalalala.

Physically, however, it's been downhill since 25. And I miss Quaaludes (random thought on aging).
posted by puddinghead 16 June | 00:39
30
posted by LeeJay 16 June | 00:51
40 may be the new 30, but 30 seems to be the new 18, because kids never seem to leave home these days.
posted by dg 16 June | 00:19


Shoot, would you?
On my entry-level salary I have less than $100 a month left after bills are paid for my studio apartment, that has to cover food, gas, and something that resembles a social life.

If my parents didn't live eight hours away I'd be sorely tempted to move back in with them.

Everything keeps getting expensive but the salaries stay the same.
posted by kellydamnit 16 June | 01:30
Yeah, the basic cost of living seems to have increased over the past few years everywhere, without any increase in earnings. I don't know about where you live, but here it is tied to massive increases in the cost of real estate - the house that we built just over 3 years ago is now worth almost double what it was, which is fairly typical in this area. This means that rentals also go up, so the cost of providing basic housing for families increases for everyone, except that, for the rich, it is still a relatively small proportion of income, uinlike the rest of us who are paying 50% or more of their income just to keep a roof over our heads.

*gets down off soapbox*
posted by dg 16 June | 01:37
*Gets up on soapbox*

Welcome to Bush's version of trickle downup economy and "tax breaks".

I miss The Bubble. I was making like 42k a year, and I'm a HS dropout with a worthless AA in commercial design who just happens to be a life-long self-taught computer/tech dorkus.

I have a feeling it's only going to get worse, a lot worse. Peak Oil or not. It's just getting more and more crowded on this little globe, with less and less to go around.

###

Though, on the other hand, I sometimes wish the global economics excrement would hit the hegemonic air conditioning so we'd all get slapped around a little and realize we don't have any collective or singular entitlement to cheap gas for ginormous SUVs, cheap electricity for big-ass air conditioners, TVs, and computers, and all the attendent resources that the illusion of "The American Dream(TM)" requires, with it's faux-pastureland lawns and it's individual (but always so same-same) faux-castle dwellings.

Then maybe we could get on with the business of destroying the stigmas associated with smart/alternative housing, forgetting the fallacy of antiquated building codes and zoning laws, and get on with trying to rebuild something smart and useful.

Please, I just want a simple rammed-earth semi-underground house, with a small and efficient well-planned garden, a composting toilet, passive water recycling and filtering, solar and wind generators, cheap LED lighting, a passive heat sump for the 'icebox', and low cost and lower power networked computing - preferrably on an ad hoc global wireless grid network to talk to the rest of the world with.

I want to live more in harmony with the earth, and the rest of the people of the earth, not just the people of the USA. I want smart, efficient technologies - and I'm damn tired of living in a society where it's deemed eccentric or 'cute' or worse to merely want them, much less try to apply them.

I want to live with people that realize the inherent beauty of science and the power it holds, people who find an array of solar panels on a truly-well-designed-for-it's-local-enviornment house much more beautiful than the facade of some long-ago time where only nobels and elites owned anything, born on the backs of the broken.

I don't want to devolve into some pre-industrial agrarian society, but I don't want to just keep on keepin' on in the face of a failing, brutalizing economic system filled with too many strangers and not enough love, laughter and play.

I don't want more clinicism and sterility, I do want more dirt - more Earth - but not more squalor and poverty, be it poverty of the stomach or mind.

I don't need any stinking Ikea. I don't want any more Wal-Mart. God forbid I ever set foot in The Gap or Crate and Barrel. McDonalds can go take a flying fuck at the Moon. The fossil fuel corps can choke in their own effluents, but not until we bootstrap off of them into renewable polymers, fuels and energies derived from plants and other self-perpetuating biomass.

In-n-Out can stay, along with Trader Joe's, and I have a hard time imagining a world without something like Fry's or Radio Shack, but they'll probably have to morph into local co-op chapters - but those local unions could wholly control larger public collectives for making our magic chips and other hard to make stuff.

I want to know who makes my food, and clothes, and if possible, toys. So I can go talk to them and offer my direct feedback about how it might taste better, or fit better, or function better, and not have my one voice aggregated with millions of others, and lost. Only to be rewarded with the lowest common denominator in return.

I want to be able to go to a creative specialist to design the reusable case for my laptop - placing the keys just so - here, and the buttons there, and there. For my bread I want to go to an artisan who bakes my bread with such skill, craft, and love it would make a transplanted and translated John and Jane Doe weep with previously undiscovered joy. I want my house forged from the earth by yet another artist, one who sculpts the very ground into structure, function and beauty with brute force applied as deftly as a painter applies the last 'hand' to their latest work. And I want to be an artisan among all these artists, contributing in my own fashion as only as I can - in a niche of my own.

I want to be More Than Human. But I'll never be able to do it alone.
posted by loquacious 16 June | 03:48
*gets down off soapbox*
posted by loquacious 16 June | 03:50
loquacious - do you know who made that soapbox you were standing on?
posted by Slack-a-gogo 16 June | 06:38
35. I assumed the group was younger.
posted by rainbaby 16 June | 08:30
William Morris? ; >
posted by amberglow 16 June | 08:31
47
posted by scottymac 16 June | 09:07
About a hundred and forty-four.
posted by Hugh Janus 16 June | 09:14
Be warned. Be warned. Be warned. Born in 1974 with the blood stains on the door...
posted by safetyfork 16 June | 09:41
I'm Sorry -John Denver.

Was number one on my birthday, which explains my whole awful fucking life.
posted by Divine_Wino 16 June | 09:46
The Partridge Family was number one on mine! Woo-Hoo!
posted by jonmc 16 June | 09:49
Late to the party, had to get my walker out of hock. 42 and not loving it. Not looking it either, but not loving it. Old, old, old. . . but I did enjoy the slash fiction, guys! Hee. . .

Loquacious, put that rant somewhere I can link to it, will you? It's beautiful. And I agree with you.
posted by mygothlaundry 16 June | 09:53
27
I was looking through my old comments on metafilter a few weeks ago and when I saw this comment I suddenly felt rather old.
posted by dodgygeezer 16 June | 10:48
Heh! this link (via the link above) thinks I'm 27. And so I am.
posted by mygothlaundry 16 June | 11:26
It thinks I'm 27, too. Let's get married.
posted by jonmc 16 June | 11:39
It finds me to be 21.
posted by safetyfork 16 June | 11:53
that grim reaper thing is pretty good--it said i was 37, which is not that far off. (the Spandau Ballet question is the giveaway i think)
posted by amberglow 16 June | 11:54
Mr. Death thinks I'm 25. Sweet. Apparently my current state (Confusion) means I'm feeling like a 10 year-old.
posted by papercake 16 June | 12:07
It thinks I'm 19. Funny thing is, so do most people who meet me.
posted by kellydamnit 16 June | 12:21
Lately, when conversing with friends concerning the eternal 'Oh, if I was only younger, knowing what I know now' conundrum, the consensus on said ideal age seems to be 30. Indeed, Merle Haggard's 30 Again is a song that often comes to mind these days:

I know that thirty seems young to a child
But to me it seems crazy and wild
And there's so many places a young man ain't been
And I wish I could just be
Thirty Again


As for the Grim Reaper, it found me to 33. The pimple presently on my butt skewed the results, methinks.
posted by y2karl 16 June | 12:48
38.6. And although I don't consider myself to be vain, I'm always pleased that people guess at least 10 years younger. Best year was 32 (1999). And I can't find the Grim Reaper. Should I be nervous?
posted by deborah 16 June | 13:08
The Grim Reaper.
Sure, jonmc, let's get married. Friday good for you?

*thinks happy evil thoughts about total eradication of Blue Oyster Cult and Aerosmith and Van Halen through judicious application of constant spousal nagging*
posted by mygothlaundry 16 June | 13:12
*turns up "Godzilla"*

Maybe we should see other people.

and karl, I now know way too much about your ass.
posted by jonmc 16 June | 13:20
It guessed I was 40, which is pretty good.

Perhaps they should add a "hair growing on your earlobes?" question to counteract any old-timers that may have an occassional pimple on their butt.
posted by yhbc 16 June | 13:34
33

The Grim Reaper thinks I'm 25; it's the tree-climbing.
posted by reflecked 16 June | 13:47
Can I join the over-40 club now? You guys are the coolest.
posted by matildaben 16 June | 13:58
I just did the Grim Reaper thing and it thought I was 41. Pretty close.
posted by matildaben 16 June | 14:07
Grim Reaper got my age exact. Now I'm thinking of a number 1 to 100...
posted by Slack-a-gogo 16 June | 14:08
Godzilla live off of ETL, right? With the drum solo?

zillaGod... zillaGod... zillaGod... dun-dun-dun-DA-DUN!
posted by Hugh Janus 16 June | 14:32
Sweet! The Reaper thinks I'm only 24, instead of my ancient, senescent 39.

loquacious: What about Pottery Barn? Can it stay?

posted by Tacky O. Assis 16 June | 14:55
Hmm. The Reaper thinks I'm 25, but I'm almost 38. The fact that it's been 0 years since I both hopped and climbed a tree probably threw it way off.
posted by expialidocious 16 June | 16:04
Slack, is it 57? 84? 36? 49? 92? ....

See, if that thing had asked about skipping i would have gotten a younger answer. : >
posted by amberglow 16 June | 16:21
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 . . . WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
posted by papercake 16 June | 16:37
I know the link to the Grim Reaper but it keeps timing out on me.
:-(
posted by deborah 16 June | 17:12
Well, a tattoo inked in when one is 19 may not look so cool when one is 49, for one.
posted by y2karl 16 June | 17:12
What a freakout. Grim Reaper guessed mine exactly.
posted by mudpuppie 16 June | 17:58
Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) - Pink Floyd
March 21, 1980
Year of the monkey...
The reaper says I'm 21...
posted by Schyler523 16 June | 19:50
You were born in the eighties schuyler? Get the hell off my lawn.
posted by jonmc 16 June | 20:07
By the way, the US hit song on my birthdate was "Baby Love" by the Surpremes. Which is spooky.
posted by kmellis 16 June | 23:35
INteresting.

It pegged me at 22, despite being most interested in tea (pegged age 55 -- a close second for me was "style" which would have been age 30) and best recognizing "Killroy" which pegged me at 50!

Jeez. And being a "50" for feeling "reflection" though my usual state is "escape" (age 15).

Actually, I can't figure out how they came up with 22. But shave off my facial hair and I'd pass.
posted by dreamsign 17 June | 00:08
Can I join the over-40 club now? You guys are the coolest.

Wait, wait!
posted by mlis 17 June | 00:21
Grim Reaper says I am 20, which makes me annoyed. I think that not having watched man first walk on the moon skewed something - we didn't have TV at school, so I had to listen to it instead. Oh, well.

I am (pleasantly) surprised that the group here is so old mature experienced. I would have expected most to be 20s.
posted by dg 17 June | 00:24
Yeah, me too. I like the mix. The younguns and the ahhh, coolest (thank you matildaben). The sane and the insane. The funny and the lame. The bold and the beautiful.
posted by puddinghead 17 June | 00:36
yes dg, but Are You Experienced?
posted by mlis 17 June | 02:18
17. You can tell because I'm fashionably late to the party.
posted by jaksemas 17 June | 03:48
24! Huzzah! I'm immortal!
posted by thirteenkiller 17 June | 04:17
31. Old enough that when some teenager or early-twenties guy hits on me, it gives me a really naaaaasty cougar-like feeling.
posted by Orange Swan 17 June | 12:36
Hi || Campari.

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