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posted by unSane (25 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
(in Dutch)
posted by knile at 6:38 AM on September 10, 2012


Interesting to see how minority faces more or less disappear above about age 45. Holland must have been a mighty white place back in the 1960s.
posted by three blind mice at 6:41 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's a lot of old Dutch.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:41 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The older folks are beautiful.
posted by MarshallPoe at 6:43 AM on September 10, 2012


I thought everyone was pretty beautiful.
posted by dubitable at 6:46 AM on September 10, 2012


Interesting thing that I've noticed a lot - the woman who was 100 looked a lot younger than many of the younger elderly people. Age really does seem to be a state of mind after a certain point. Disease permitting, of course.
posted by Silentgoldfish at 7:09 AM on September 10, 2012


Age really does seem to be a state of mind after a certain point.

It's not the age, it's the miles.
posted by three blind mice at 7:14 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hahahah, that last lady rules so hard. HUNDERT!
posted by resurrexit at 7:14 AM on September 10, 2012 [7 favorites]


No, ArtW is at 750 posts!
posted by Mezentian at 7:16 AM on September 10, 2012


79 has a twinkle in her eye!
posted by Happy Dave at 7:31 AM on September 10, 2012


Some age-related annotation given a Dutch population
At 6: Speaks (their first) foreign language better than you
At 13: Taller than you
posted by rongorongo at 7:36 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Whoops, that's the German spelling; I just looked up the Dutch and it's spelled "Honderd" apparently.
posted by resurrexit at 7:45 AM on September 10, 2012


It would be so cool if every year they did this film again with a new baby and everybody else moving up one number, for as long as possible. Like 100 Up.
posted by chavenet at 7:47 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


The demographics are interesting, how the people above 40 or so are almost all white, how it's clear how women live longer, since above 85 or so it's almost all women, etc.

Also, my own observation, Dutch people in their twenties and thirties (and to an extent fourties) look really, really old. I have no idea why. It might be all the free love and drugs taking its toll.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:23 AM on September 10, 2012


I lost count and my sound is off, but somewhere between 40 and 50 people seem to have made a sharp change from, "yes, these people seem to be getting gradually older," to, "this is what I would definitely identify as an 'old person.'"

I'm going to be old soon.
posted by cmoj at 8:33 AM on September 10, 2012


Wow, her eyes at 100! Holy cow.. beautiful
posted by ReeMonster at 8:53 AM on September 10, 2012


I am going to redouble my efforts to solve the problem of aging and unlock the secret of immortality. If there's one thing that video showed me, it's that there are not enough years.
posted by Galaxor Nebulon at 10:23 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The woman who says she's 24 seems to be lying (and saying "I'm 24" is a pretty generic lie) and the woman who is 79 is adorable!
posted by Wylla at 10:37 AM on September 10, 2012


Very cool. around the 40's I stopped counting along in my head to keep track of where we were in the ages, because I was surprised I could pretty well follow along. Took a while because of the whole sort of 7 and 20 thing...
posted by MrBobaFett at 10:54 AM on September 10, 2012


Age is beating my ass, but at least I don't look my age. Hahaha sob.
posted by Goofyy at 11:30 AM on September 10, 2012


There's something about 80 year old Dutchies that get me every time. My Flemish grandmother turned 90 this year, I'm sure she'd get a kick out of this!
posted by channey at 11:47 AM on September 10, 2012


To me, the people in their 50s seem far more aged than the people in their 60s, who look almost sprightly in comparison, and they don't go back to looking "old" again until their seventies. Although, it might be wishful thinking on my part. I only started feeling my age in my early 50s -- it was like I got twenty years older in the span of a couple of years. Perhaps I'm hoping that in a few years I'll get over my aging angst and end up a smiling, cheerful senior. {{{{{sigh}}}}}}
posted by Cheezitsofcool at 12:19 PM on September 10, 2012


Dutch people in their twenties and thirties (and to an extent fourties) look really, really old.

My guess is that this is because they're thinner (less flesh on the face), more likely to smoke, and spend more time outside and/or indoors with crappy insulation/heating.

24 might be older than 24 (30?), or she might just have a naturally thin/creased face.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 2:01 PM on September 10, 2012


Aging is so weird. A while back I saw a clip from The Breakfast Club, and in a closeup of Molly Ringwald I noticed she had little bags under her eyes, wrinkles on either side of her mouth, and other things that you would expect to see on a much older person. But somehow, you looked at her and she was obviously a kid, not an older person playing a kid. How does that work? And more recently I saw the Mythbusters guys side by side and I realized that Jamie really isn't any more wrinkled than Adam, and if anything his face is maybe a little tighter and less wrinkled than Adam's, yet somehow Jamie's clearly the elder of the two. Is it a question of facial fat distribution, or what?
posted by Ursula Hitler at 11:21 PM on September 10, 2012


Holland must have been a mighty white place back in the 1960s.

Less than you might think. There was a good deal of officially encouraged immigration in the sixties from former colonies and southern europe (cf Germany) A lot of them returned as their own situations (and those of their birth homes) changed, which might be affecting your impression. (Or not. Who knows? Anyway, this is a pretty small sample, do admit.)
posted by BWA at 4:55 AM on September 14, 2012


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