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And all of a sudden, you find yourself a hundred years old
September 16, 2010 3:23 PM   Subscribe

Dr Richard Bing has been around for awhile. Dr Richard Bing celebrated his 100th birthday October 2009.

He has done a few things in his life - some to do with medicine, some to do with music, some writing, spent a bit of time in the Army. He has something named after him. But as the documentary in the first link shows, what is most engaging, and maybe most telling, is his attitude on this long and interesting life (and his single word to sum up his life is less cringe-worthy than most of us could come up with I am guessing).
posted by Megami (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
The first thing I did was to look him up on Bing. It felt like the right thing to do.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:37 PM on September 16, 2010


Amazing.

And I was startled to find that I know two of the people in the video. Weird.
posted by The World Famous at 3:47 PM on September 16, 2010


Doctor Bing was born in Germany, came to the United States at the behest of ... Charles Lindbergh in the early 1930's

Umm...
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:51 PM on September 16, 2010


Ba da...
posted by jonmc at 5:01 PM on September 16, 2010


He has something named after him.

Dr. Bing, what an honor it is to meet you! I love your search engine!
posted by box at 5:15 PM on September 16, 2010


That was indeed a fantastic single word - and I love the impish grin he gave right after he said it. What a man!
posted by dendritejungle at 8:18 PM on September 16, 2010


Mayor Curley, did you hear what Bing had to say about Lindbergh on the documentary?
posted by Megami at 11:08 PM on September 16, 2010


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