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(News & Observer)   "It was just another morning at the senior center: Women were sewing, men were playing pool -- and seven demonstrators, average age 76, were picketing outside, demanding doughnuts"   (newsobserver.com) divider line 35
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2007-09-25 05:49:53 PM  
Doughnuts sound good right about now...
/Missed lunch.
 
2007-09-25 05:50:18 PM  
Mmmmm. Sprinkles.
 
2007-09-25 05:50:37 PM  
I think they're more concerned about being treated like they're toddlers than about the doughnuts.
 
2007-09-25 05:54:20 PM  
Their in their 80's and 90's! Give them their damn donuts! It's not like switching diets to celery and oats is going to do a whole lot at this point in their lives.
 
2007-09-25 05:54:50 PM  
Is that all it takes to get doughnuts?

/ off to picket the morning meeting
 
2007-09-25 05:56:40 PM  
This is for the health nuts out there Guy lives to 112 off Waffles and Sausage Link (new window)
 
2007-09-25 05:57:07 PM  
If I make it to 70 I am not letting a vegetable come within 15 yards of my meals. Give the geezers some doughnuts!
 
2007-09-25 05:57:25 PM  
I wanna see a quick, creative "Not Yours" photoshop on this one, because Homer is coming any minute now.
 
2007-09-25 05:57:39 PM  
BradBrening: Their in their 80's and 90's! Give them their damn donuts! It's not like switching diets to celery and oats is going to do a whole lot at this point in their lives.

This.
 
2007-09-25 06:01:28 PM  
You know what, fark it, if I live long enough to make it to the point where I have to live in an assisted living facility I'll instead assist my mouth around a gun barrel.
 
2007-09-25 06:02:19 PM  
I'd be playing pool.

/I suck at pool
//but it's more fun then sewing
 
2007-09-25 06:03:20 PM  
I hate it when fark is a day behind my local paper.
 
2007-09-25 06:03:25 PM  
Owangotang: You know what, fark it, if I live long enough to make it to the point where I have to live in an assisted living facility I'll instead assist my mouth around a gun barrel.

Do you know how much pussy you can get in those places? Old chix with no teeth man!
 
2007-09-25 06:06:36 PM  
.......or do you want her to meet Chuck Norris?

/Miss you, buddy.
 
2007-09-25 06:06:44 PM  
C. Michael Sibilia said, "I'm 86, not 8."

facepalm.jpg
 
2007-09-25 06:07:01 PM  
The older you get, the more Halbwissenschaft you see.

At a certain point, you realize that virtually everything you've been taught about nutrition (among other things) is drivel. This knowledge is part of the thing called 'wisdom'.

It's infuriating to have to deal with young'uns who haven't reached this point yet.

It must be doubly so, where they have power over you, like the people who run old folks' homes senior centers.

Give the codgers their donuts, damn you!

/approaching codgerdom myself, so I can use the word
 
2007-09-25 06:09:48 PM  
Was it these guys?

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2007-09-25 06:14:06 PM  
I can't wait to get into a nursing home so I can get my liquid Doritos. I've been wasting all my time chewing my whole life.
 
2007-09-25 06:21:14 PM  
They fought in WWII and the Korean War. Just give them the friggin donuts and get off their lawn.
 
2007-09-25 06:29:27 PM  
My mother treats her 87 year old mother like this. What the fark is the point? Give her some damn ice cream or cake.
 
2007-09-25 06:56:55 PM  
Owangotang: You know what, fark it, if I live long enough to make it to the point where I have to live in an assisted living facility I'll instead assist my mouth around a gun barrel.

Really? I can't wait till my only goal in life is to see how crazy I can act and have people still buy it
 
2007-09-25 07:16:09 PM  
Ah yes, protesting for free sweets, led by old people who are developing or have developed type 2 diabetes.

Yes, this will end well. The center caves to their demands, one of them dies, then their family sues the center.
 
2007-09-25 07:17:39 PM  
This situation is precisely why I'm drinking and smoking and eating myself into an early grave.

/if that doesn't work, I'll go Hemingway-style
//the people who decided to ban the free snacks deserve to DIAF
 
2007-09-25 07:19:58 PM  
Someone needs to be introduced to Mr. Tar and Mr. Feathers.
 
2007-09-25 07:22:19 PM  
"Where's my burrito?!"
"Where's my burrito?!"
 
2007-09-25 07:39:31 PM  
I'm an old fart; and I think that if a person can't make choices like goddam doughnuts by the time they get into their sixties or seventies, when can they? Let's cut the goddamned paternalism. Give 'em what they want, not that health food crap.
 
2007-09-25 08:09:58 PM  
They are more upset about being treating as children than being denied donuts. For God's sake, let them have the donuts.
 
2007-09-25 09:01:34 PM  
DON'T TAKE THE DONUTS BRO!!!!
DON'T TAKE THE DONUTS BRO!!!!
DON'T TAKE THE DONUTS BRO!!!!


/jeebus man... these old folks made it to the finish line man , just give them the freekin donuts..
 
2007-09-25 09:34:33 PM  
Damn hippies.
 
2007-09-25 09:48:06 PM  
the possibility of having to picket in order to get donuts when i'm 80 makes me glad of that inherited heart condition that kills off my relatives by age 60 or so.

i hate it when people treat old people like toddlers.
 
2007-09-25 10:03:20 PM  
God, it made me LMAO. Several years ago, when our library was being remodeled, we had to hold an event for nonprofit fundraisers at a senior center instead. I noticed that the donuts we set out for participants disappeared at a fast rate--much faster than they usually do. Didn't put it together till a worker there told me the old guys were picking them off as they passed by to get to the pool tables.
 
2007-09-25 10:13:57 PM  
Dad?
 
2007-09-26 12:42:31 AM  
They ended the protest when they discovered it wasn't this kind of donut that was being taken away:

www.mercymedicaleq.com
 
2007-09-26 10:55:49 AM  
Whoa~!~! I submitted this story when it first came out! But to add to the weirdness - this article is in a North Carolina paper - I was born in Durham and now live a few miles from this senior center in Mahopac (and yes, I call it MaYopac, not the other silly way of saying it!) Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh spooky!
 
2007-09-26 04:01:18 PM  
IXI Jim IXI:
Damn, beaten again!
 
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