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The best years of their lives
July 18, 2008 9:39 AM   Subscribe

Listen, can you hear them talk? They might be soft spoken, and not easy to get along with, but they can still command (previously) our respect. Read how they are looked after around the world, and the stories which affect their daily lives. Also, here (pdf) is a comprehensive study of their living conditions in different kinds of societies across the globe.
posted by hadjiboy (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is this about John McCain?
posted by found missing at 10:10 AM on July 18, 2008


Six Pronouns in Search of an Antecedent.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:22 AM on July 18, 2008 [8 favorites]


*spoiler*

It's about old people.

*end spoiler*
posted by Pronoiac at 12:17 PM on July 18, 2008


Old people as a whole are more racist, more homophobic, more sexist, less concerned about the environment, more likely to support torture, more likely to think killing ay-rabs is a great thing, more likely to... well you get the point.

Essentially if you pick virtually any bigotry old people are more likely to accept it than young people.

I like young people.
posted by Justinian at 1:25 PM on July 18, 2008


Old people as a whole are more racist, more homophobic, more sexist, less concerned about the environment, more likely to support torture, more likely to think killing ay-rabs is a great thing, more likely to... well you get the point.

You're a bigot.
posted by Snyder at 3:12 PM on July 18, 2008


You're a bigot.

Of course he is. He's old.
posted by found missing at 3:14 PM on July 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


I like young people.

Yeah, well... just keep in mind that when you get old (which is gonna happen before you know it)... people are gonna say the same thing about YOU.

More often than not, people who were jerks as young people are also jerks as old people. Age has little to do with it. A lot of senior citizens are amazing human beings, even though they're trying to keep their heads up while their (previously strong) bodies fail before their eyes, their friends all die one by one, and they try to choose between paying for their medicine or buying food (leastwise in America).

So don't be an ass and get the Hell off of their lawn.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:30 PM on July 18, 2008


You're a bigot.

No I'm not. Some of my best friends are old people.
posted by Justinian at 6:56 PM on July 18, 2008


Thanks for this, Hadjidi Boi.
posted by Wyvern at 9:32 PM on July 20, 2008


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