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I've hit my forties, and my midlife crisis has manifested itself in old band T-shirts and a desire to go on camper van holidays. How has it hit you, or - if you are still a youngling - your elders?

(, Thu 2 May 2013, 10:55)
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One of my favourites:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 13:43, 21 replies)

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Miranda Hart

(, Thu 2 May 2013, 13:51, closed)
Funniest person on television.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 13:55, closed)
Frank fucking Spencer.

(, Thu 2 May 2013, 14:08, closed)
Gay but not fake

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Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello
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(, Thu 2 May 2013, 14:37, closed)
even better live. eugene is sexy.

(, Thu 2 May 2013, 15:13, closed)
I keep missing them live
Phil Jupitus said they were the best live act he'd ever seen and I imagine he's seen a few.

Must try harder to see them live
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 15:55, closed)
seen them live twice.
batshit fucking mental, in a good way.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 21:10, closed)
You can join this lot

Actually the RHS around here are a lot of fun, game old birds with a sense of humour and are often to be seen at risqué comedy nights where the comedians usually single them out for some filthy jokes.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 14:34, closed)
Womens Guild rejects?

(, Thu 2 May 2013, 14:38, closed)
but I wouldn't suggest it to 'em.
They'd beat you to death with their handbags/sticks/walking frames
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 14:43, closed)
control the crack trade around here.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 15:27, closed)
i have had this written out on purple paper for about 20 years.
what counts as 'old'? i have blue hair if that helps.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 15:12, closed)
You have a blue rinse, don't you?

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(, Thu 2 May 2013, 21:09, closed)
T.S. Eliot (not gay):

I grow old, I grow old
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.
(, Thu 2 May 2013, 15:57, closed)
fucking loving the poetry this week.

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