I am 96 years old
March 16, 2011 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Sweetness and light Ask Me Anything at Reddit: 96 year old AMA
posted by twoleftfeet (23 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Eh, kind of thin, we've done the IAMA thing a few times previously, and the who knows if this is even real aspect doesn't help things either. -- cortex



 
You know, I'm going to have to read this in small chunks. It's choking me up (in a good way). How lovely!
posted by pointystick at 5:37 PM on March 16, 2011


"I have read about marijuana and I suppose it is not as bad as a cigarette."
posted by escabeche at 5:42 PM on March 16, 2011


I know it's terribly cynical, but I have a hard time believing this is real. Every answer is too...charming?
posted by kink at 5:44 PM on March 16, 2011 [7 favorites]


To be fair, reedit falls for stunts with alarming regularity.
posted by The Whelk at 5:45 PM on March 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


I have it on good authority that The Whelk is a robot operated by Chinese hackers.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:51 PM on March 16, 2011


SILENCE WESTERN DEVIL
posted by The Whelk at 6:04 PM on March 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


"Did you ever imagine there would be anything as horrible as auto-tune? (If you don't know, it's the effect that makes the singer sound like a robot, what it is is the computer fixing their pitch so they don't actually have to sing)."

"What"

posted by reductiondesign at 6:05 PM on March 16, 2011


Yes, at first I was like "Awww, this is adorable." Then I got to the part about her favorite decades and was like "Awww, this can't be real." It reads how we imagine a 96-year-old would feel reminiscing about the past century.
Then again, every now and then our imaginations are spot-on.
posted by crackingdes at 6:12 PM on March 16, 2011


IAmGullible
posted by benzenedream at 6:12 PM on March 16, 2011


We can do that here too.

I'm 374 (and a half!) years old, ask me anything.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 6:14 PM on March 16, 2011


ಠ_ಠ
posted by Zozo at 6:16 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Threeway Handshake, do you ever find yourself missing the time when you were only 350 years old?
posted by mingo_clambake at 6:18 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am the the heir to a vast twine fortune. AMA.
posted by The Whelk at 6:20 PM on March 16, 2011


The Whelk: "To be fair, reedit falls for stunts with alarming regularity"

PAW PAW?
posted by wcfields at 6:27 PM on March 16, 2011


I'm looking forward to someone cutting the answers and questions out of that so I don't have to read reddit.
posted by codacorolla at 6:29 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


To be fair, reedit falls for stunts with alarming regularity.
posted by The Whelk at 1:45 AM on March 17


It's interesting that possibly-naive attitudes to genuinely touching things is "alarming" to you.

Heal your soul, you sad, sad person.
posted by Decani at 6:33 PM on March 16, 2011


The Whelk > I am the the heir to a vast twine fortune. AMA.

Aha! You didn't say AMAA! What's your social security number, bank account number, drivers license number, and date of birth?
posted by mingo_clambake at 6:40 PM on March 16, 2011


Yeah, I want this to be real, but I think it's fake. "the Reddit"? "Louis is so overrated"?
posted by lalex at 6:43 PM on March 16, 2011


previously?
posted by clearly at 6:48 PM on March 16, 2011


Heal your soul, you sad, sad person.

THIS IS FAKE TOO
posted by naju at 6:50 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


^^ Clearly, I think you meant: previously?
posted by mingo_clambake at 6:51 PM on March 16, 2011


"I have read about marijuana and I suppose it is not as bad as a cigarette."

My 98 year old father in law said, "Well, we smoked it when it wasn't illegal, then we stopped smoking it when they made it illegal and we'll start smoking it again when it is [legal]." He was a musician.

My 88 year old dad just started ranting about communists and hippies when asked for his input. He was career USAF.
posted by jamaro at 6:57 PM on March 16, 2011


She called it "the google" so it must be legit.
posted by digsrus at 7:01 PM on March 16, 2011


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