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Old 15-02-2013, 15:11
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Compared to other countries
take American old people especially
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:13
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Compared to other countries
take American old people especially
I'd rather not, but each to his own.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:15
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What's with everyone slagging off the brits today?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:15
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'cos we're kerrrraaazzzyyyyyyy.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:16
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The same reason you make jingoistic accusations that don't align with the facts, studies and statistics on record: because what you think doesn't make it true.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88H0RA20120918

http://www.obesityinamerica.org/

Read that and educate yourself so your opinions will be better informed.

Also, feel free to note all of these people appear to be American.

http://www.chilloutpoint.com/funny/s...ople-pics.html
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:16
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I know what's happened, OP! You've found yourself a nice American granny as a girlfriend, and now you feel the need to extol the virtues of American senior womanhood.
Bless.

Does she let you play her Howard Keel records?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:17
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Because we can.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:21
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take American old people especially
Which "American old people" are you talking about? The morbidly obese ones, or the ones that have had so much work done on their face they don't resemble themselves at all anymore?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:22
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I know what's happened, OP! You've found yourself a nice American granny as a girlfriend, and now you feel the need to extol the virtues of American senior womanhood.
Bless.

Does she let you play her Howard Keel records?
I guess so. She spends all those evenings blessing his beautiful hide.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:26
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No but if you see old people in america they just seem healthier
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:26
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Maybe we want to grow old gracefully

If you don't 'let yourself go' you'll get called 'mutton dressed as lamb', it's a lose/lose situation.

Letting yourself go = cheaper and more fun
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:26
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I guess so. She spends all those evenings blessing his beautiful hide.
You're showing your age now (and mine).
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:29
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No but if you see old people in america they just seem healthier
Maybe you have to be healthy to get to old age over there.

(Joke)
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:29
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No but if you see old people in america they just seem healthier
C'mon, give us an example. Which American old dears are you letching over at the moment? Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Tina Turner?
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:34
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No but if you see old people in america they just seem healthier
Have you seen enough old people in normal settings in America to constitute a representative sample?

(seeing old people on TV, or in "tourist" areas doesn't count).
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:43
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Perhaps some people just feel more comfortable being themselves and don't want to put on a show for others.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:44
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What's with everyone slagging off the brits today?
Switch Brits with Yanks and you could ask the question here every day.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:49
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Years ago when I went to Florida I thought a lot of the old people looked badly dressed, unhealthy and doddery and had dough like or overly sunburnt complexions - when I came home I noticed people were perkier and more fresh faced in general.( I also noticed after listening to annoying loud American children listening to ours was like listening to a lot of little birds twittering)
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:01
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Fear not countrymen and women ... this seems to be Friday's theme where we are treated to extra doses of Broken Britain.

Also don't fret because as you can see any risible and uncomplimentary thread about Britain (especially when comparing us unfavourablly with our cousins across the sea ... the scoundrels!) invariably morphs into an orgy of shitting on the Americans. Not that we ever need a reason to do that on DS.
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:13
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I don't believe Brits have let themselves go. Furthermore, Britain is not an urban wasteland. Comparing with how Britain was during the Georgian and Victorian eras, we're living a pretty good life.

(I also noticed after listening to annoying loud American children listening to ours was like listening to a lot of little birds twittering)
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:19
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They have better names than us...

Myron Quimburger Jr.

Hymen J Knackersack III
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:26
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Psst, Joan Rivers has spent a fortune on not letting herself go.
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:55
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Which "American old people" are you talking about? The morbidly obese ones, or the ones that have had so much work done on their face they don't resemble themselves at all anymore?
Hook, line and sinker, eh?
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Old 15-02-2013, 17:01
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I know what's happened, OP! You've found yourself a nice American granny as a girlfriend, and now you feel the need to extol the virtues of American senior womanhood.
Bless.

Does she let you play her Howard Keel records?
I initially misread that as Tranny!

Although it is Friday on DS so perhaps not surprising
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Old 15-02-2013, 17:31
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OP, have you seen Southern European pensioners?

I've spent a lot of time in Italy, and outside of the cities (especially in Southern Italy), age hits a lot of the residents very hard. Med diet or no Med diet, gravity takes it's toll on both the men and the women- the figure gets bigger, the skin gets droopier, the hair gets patchier. Sophia Loren is the exception and not the rule.

But that's just the aging process- it's the same the whole world over.
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