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November 10, 2007 5:31 PM   Subscribe

Find that going to work is a drag, and nothing seems to make you want to go? Well how about being deciding to refuse to sit around at home and keeping working just because you're 'bored'. I reckon that is an unusual reason to work your life away. Especially if it happens to be your birthday. Oh, and even more so if you just happen to be 100 years old.
posted by Brockles (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
What language is this FPP written in?
posted by Hildegarde at 5:35 PM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


When I look at the accompanying picture, my first take was that he was leaning over to light a cigarette off of one of the candles on his birthday cake. And I said, "Yeah, baby!"
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 5:40 PM on November 10, 2007


It is written firmly in the language of 'too busy getting all kinds of fucked up with all the boxes and being too concerned with where I put the link to notice that I'd only changed half the text when I decided to reword it'.

Arses.

Still, it could be worse. It could be a front page post on a community weblog of thousands of people.



DOH!


(just take out the 'being'. It's better that way. Marginally).
posted by Brockles at 5:42 PM on November 10, 2007


Metafilter: getting all kinds of fucked up with all the boxes
posted by finite at 5:50 PM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: being deciding to refuse
posted by synaesthetichaze at 5:52 PM on November 10, 2007


"Well how about being deciding to refuse to sit around at home and keeping working just because you're 'bored'."

This makes me tense.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:54 PM on November 10, 2007


For my 100th birthday, I was a gram of cocaine and two hookers, a blond Latina and an Asian with blue eyes. Failing that, I'd like some nice bagel with lox, sliced thin, you know the way I like it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:56 PM on November 10, 2007


Want. Not was. Although that would be a hell of a costume.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:57 PM on November 10, 2007 [5 favorites]


He's even older now...the news item is stamped Last Updated: Friday, 1 September 2006, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK

And yet, more inspiring: 100-year-old Buster fights off three muggers.

But this is a tad yesterdays-newsfilter, no?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:58 PM on November 10, 2007


See? It's a grammatical flux area!

Call the people in black suits!
posted by Brockles at 5:59 PM on November 10, 2007


I am in favor of this man living forever.
posted by inconsequentialist at 6:00 PM on November 10, 2007


He has never owned a telephone, but he's got a wikipedia article.
posted by finite at 6:13 PM on November 10, 2007


Sorry, I missed your first link there dash_slot-
posted by finite at 6:15 PM on November 10, 2007


I get wanting test it that this page makes so cannot write in English the that normal people can reading it.
posted by argybarg at 6:30 PM on November 10, 2007


Seventeen children? Even for 1920 that's a hell of a lot. It's a vagina, not a clown car!
posted by SansPoint at 6:47 PM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is what happened to me on my 100 birthday - Twiiiiins....
posted by growabrain at 7:47 PM on November 10, 2007


Oh, so he's one of those smug "I don't own a telephone" guys.

wait.. telephone? This guy's fucking old!
posted by tehloki at 9:48 PM on November 10, 2007


'being deciding that" hmm the post got outsourced to India?
posted by infini at 5:45 AM on November 11, 2007


Metafilter: Its a vagina, not a clown car!
posted by criticalbill at 7:32 AM on November 12, 2007


Car: It's a metafilter, not a clown vagina!
posted by tehloki at 12:10 PM on November 12, 2007


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