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"Touch my bum, this is life", glowers Richard "Interw3bz" McBeef. I was recently asked "What colour was your hair?", which made me feel well old. Tell us about moments when you realised you were knocking on a bit. Conversely, perhaps you are a sprightly young whippersnapper who is exasperated by the older folks: do tell.

(, Mon 25 Apr 2016, 15:51)
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(, Fri 13 May 2016, 10:16, 2 replies)
Bollocks to this
Someone give me the keys to the New Question button and I'll make sure we've got a new topic each week.
(, Thu 12 May 2016, 13:16, 17 replies)
grandfather flash
he's getting on
his favourite music's on gramophorn
(, Wed 11 May 2016, 23:09, 1 reply)
feels old
Getting chatted up by a rather nice chap who turned out to be 20 years younger than me.
He was incredulous that I'd never taken a selfie or used twitter and instagram.
Well it was a nice ego boost for a few minutes
(, Wed 11 May 2016, 18:34, 2 replies)
i am a heron. i haev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak.
if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans
(, Tue 10 May 2016, 9:54, 5 replies)
The moment that
Snap Crackle and Pop didnt refer to a breakfast cereal anymore but rather was the noise i made when i stood up
(, Mon 9 May 2016, 14:16, Reply)

(, Sun 8 May 2016, 17:41, 5 replies)
spent all morning cleaning tables
and now i'm walking like a fucking pensioner
(, Sat 7 May 2016, 16:28, 3 replies)
I was born in North Dakota a long time ago, see, and now I'm lucky enough to be here with you.

(, Sat 7 May 2016, 13:18, 2 replies)
DOOM (1993 ORIGINAL GAME) (Teens React: Retro Gaming)
this makes me feel old

Click to play

(, Sat 7 May 2016, 10:07, 5 replies)
nicholas parsons is the best one on radio

(, Fri 6 May 2016, 22:15, 4 replies)
sian williams would fucking get it

(, Fri 6 May 2016, 22:11, 3 replies)
My colleagues make me feel old.
I remember that one told me I am the same age as her mother and, when one of them failed her driving test for the first time, I realised I'd passed mine about the time she was born.
Another remembers Bill Clinton's scandal as if it were something in here childhood while another doesn't remember Thatcher.
Still, I might die soon so there's always a good side. Oh, and I get to laugh at things like Hotline Bling, White Lion Bar and Ronnie Pickering which I would otherwise likely have missed.
(, Fri 6 May 2016, 18:02, 2 replies)
I remember thinking that when I got really old
and if all I wanted to talk about was dead and dying people I barely knew, I'd put myself out of my misery.

I'm just trying to get up my nerve.
(, Fri 6 May 2016, 17:16, Reply)
Another university one.
Given that I work at a university, I'm often brought up by just how young some people are.

A couple of times a year, we have a big dinner/ ball-type thing; staff are encouraged to go along in the name of collegiality. And since our tickets are subsidised.. well, it'd be rude not to.

Anyway: a couple of years ago I got chatting to some students. Somehow the topic came around to my age. "I'd guess that you're 44", said one. Um... no. I was thirty-something-or-other at the time.

"Oh," she said, "That's the same age as my dad!"

What? I looked even older than the parent of someone who's in the second year of a degree? Thanks for that.

Some people seem to want to have all their marks "accidentally" set to zero.
(, Fri 6 May 2016, 14:07, 3 replies)
Remember university open days?
You'd blag a day of school or college and go to see the universities to which you were applying... except that in reality you'd sort of stick your head around the door and then go to see what the beer prices were in the Union, and spend the rest of the day there before belatedly realising that you were about to miss the last train home and didn't know how to get to the station anyway. Good times.


Prospective students come with their parents. Some come with both. Seriously. On any given open day, we get at least as many parents as potential students. It's completely bizarre.

I'm pretty certain that there'll be parents coming along to registration within a couple of years.
(, Thu 5 May 2016, 15:57, 11 replies)
I was still eighteen in my own mind for around the last two decades.
Then I went back into education, and now spend my days around actual young people, who are a bunch of annoying twats. It's cured me of thinking I'm still young.
(, Thu 5 May 2016, 8:03, Reply)
Just a number
When I was eight, I remember how OLD teenagers seemed: loud, violent, reckless, dangerous - wrinkly even. In contrast, I couldn't even guess how old genuinely old people were.

My criterion these days is whether people complain narcissistically about their health. I've met eighteen-year-olds who are OLD, and eighty year olds who are not.
(, Wed 4 May 2016, 21:33, Reply)

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