You know you are getting old when:

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  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    When your CRT TV becomes 21 years old in April. o_O
     
  2. Rats Rateye

    Rats Rateye New in Town

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    I know! They have an "Oldies" station here and it plays "70s, 80s and 90s"... Are you kidding me??!! Now I remember when we had like two stations that played "oldies" that were 50's and 60's. Then we also had a couple of stations on AM radio that played "oldies" on Sunday. But c-mon!
     
  3. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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  4. Rats Rateye

    Rats Rateye New in Town

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    How about HAIR LOSS! AAAAAGH! I remember when could pomp or slick my hair with no problem. And though I can still slick the sides and have my nice subtle sideburns, I'm starting to lose a little off of my top... Man! I used to be able to give Chris Isaac a run for his money! I don't know if it's from wearing hats, all the junk I used to put in my hair, or maybe pulling my hair out from raising four kids. Oh well. I guess every dog has its day. Too bad it doesn't always last. Grrr!
     
  5. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    A few rabbits tattooed on the thinning patch will look like hares from a distance.
     
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    Rats Rateye New in Town

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    Well, unless I go the "treatment" route. What is that company, "Bosley" or something? But I'm wondering if that stuff might actually mess with or stain the inside of my lids. If so, I'll just stick with different hats. My daughter actually said the other day that I change hats like performers change wigs. Well, I'm not savvy to anyone swapping wigs, but like my ex complained, "He has all of these hats and he changes them three times a day!". Oh well... I guess if something like that makes me villainous, I don't know what to say.
     
  7. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I've been s-l-o-w-l-y losing my hair for a couple of decades or so now. The typical "bald spot" area is thinnest, but the woman who cuts my hair insists on doing what she can to hide it so most noticeable is probably my receding hair line...when I'm not wearing a hat, that is.

    The aforementioned woman who cuts my hair explained to me once how they do that. They take healthy hair from various other places on your head where it's growing in nicely, and transplant it where your hair is thinning. So they're basically putting hair back where it was, but because of the way they harvest it your hair will be at least a little thinner over your entire head.
     
  8. So33

    So33 One of the Regulars

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    When you can remember the small pox and rubella shot they gave you in elementary school.
    I have to point out when telling the story.
    It was one machine they used it on everyone.
    We all lined up and got the inoculation sharing the same dispensing device.
     
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  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Of all the celebrities that wore some type of hairpiece or other, (can't call it a rug these days,) only Bruce Reynolds managed the look. What Reynolds did was to have the wig made to match his beard, so as his beard changed in colour through the aging process, so did his "hair."
    Older, hirsute fellows, make me smile when, at the age of 50, 60, and older, you don't see a single grey hair.
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  10. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    One of my very best friends is one of those guys who does not go grey. At 60, he does not have any grey and it is natural. Of course, his face ages... so his hair is starting to look fake in comparison (but its not.) A blessing or a curse? I, on the other hand, am fast going completely grey... soon white.
     
  11. Zombie_61

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    I think you're referring to Burt Reynolds, the actor, rather than Bruce Reynolds who masterminded the so-called "1963 Great Train Robbery" and, to my knowledge, didn't wear a beard. Although I agree they were nicely color matched to his facial hair, Burt's hairpieces were never convincing for me and I always thought they looked like exactly what they were; he should have gone to William Shatner's guy--now those wigs are convincing.

    The trouble here is that Ringo is a false positive because he dyes his hair and beard. He doesn't have a lot of grey, and even between dye jobs he looks more blonde than grey. Regardless, at his current age of 80 years old he always seems to be having the time of his life, and his personal motto "peace and love" seems to be working well for him. "I'd like to be..."
     
  12. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    You know you're getting old when the 32-year-old television set you brought home from the dump in 1986 is about to turn 67.
     
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  13. LizzieMaine

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    We got lined up at the Town Office the month before we started kindergarten and the municipal doctor came down the line jabbing us with this thing that looked like a pickle fork. No jab, no school, no exceptions.
     
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    Similar here. A public health officer came to kindergarten/schools, set up a little desk, took out a name list with the age group members who were up to be shot and have already been waiting lined up in undershirts. We then walked by and everybody got his shot and a hook on the list. No question, no discussion no exceptions.
     
  15. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Of course it was Burt Reynolds, Bruce Reynolds probably went white overnight when the judge handed down 25 years incarceration.
    Shatner I knew about, did you know that he played the part of Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's: Julius Ceasar?
    And as for hairpieces, I thought that Charley Sheen's was believable, almost.
     
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  16. Seb Lucas

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    Burt Reynolds did go to William Shatner's hair guy - Edward Katz. Shatner's early wigs were terrible and Reynolds later wigs were terrible. Why do they always put too much hair in these rugs and why is the hairline so low?

    I don't think Charlie Sheen wore a wig. His offsider, Jon Cryer, in that terrible show did have fake spray on hair.
     
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    Fifty150 Practically Family

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    I sent this clip to the girlfriend's cell phone.

    She has never heard of this movie. It was filmed before she was born.
     
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  18. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I remember standing in line at my elementary school (Orange Grove; go Tigers!) waiting for my turn with the matronly nurse holding what looked like one of those "guns" they use to pierce ears at the kiosks in the local shopping malls. The process wasn't much different either--she loaded the "gun" as I stepped up, she swabbed my arm with a bit of gauze soaked in alcohol, held the "gun" against my arm, pulled the trigger, slapped on a bandage that didn't stick because of the alcohol, and yelled "Next!" as she pushed me out of the way to make room for the next kid. The injection site was sore and itched a little for a day or two, but that was it.
     
  19. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I remember being amazed when I discovered that Shatner was wearing a full rug as far back as Star Trek TOS in the 60s -- and the evidence was clearly visible in that episode where they got that exotic space disease that caused them to rapidly age. I remember seeing this episode when I was a kid and thinking there was something really off about Kirk's hair, even accounting for the makeup tricks they were using to making him look old. And, of course, what they were doing was *making up the toupee to look old,* something which even when done by the most skilled makeup artist cannot help but look strange.

    And now, thanks to the miracle of HD, there's visual proof -- the operator of the "Shatner's Toupee" blog presents a series of screencaps that lay it all out. Oh, Bill.
     
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  20. ChrisB

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    I remember what a big deal the oral polio vaccine was when it was first released. They gave it out at at the high school and distributed the vaccine on sugar cubes in paper cups. I don’t recall anyone being hesitant to take it, but my recollection may not be accurate as I was only 4 years old.
     

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