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(Daily Mail)   Scientists say old age "begins at 27"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 97
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2009-03-14 07:56:38 PM  
no, it begins at birth
 
2009-03-14 08:11:28 PM  
That's right about when I started to notice the differences. Like, "Hey, I spent all last night drinking. Why do I feel so crappy this morning?". Then comes, "Holy crap, I have hair coming from my ears" and "What's this jiggly stuff about my middle".
 
2009-03-14 08:18:22 PM  
But my life clock says i'm not due for renewal for at least 5 more years!
 
2009-03-14 08:20:07 PM  
Sounds about right.

Get off my lawn. Turning 42 next week.
 
2009-03-14 08:21:40 PM  
Sobriety Online: no, it begins at birth

In all fairness, there is a difference between the changes associated with development and the ones associated with aging. The changes associated with development are definitely programmed, whereas at some level, the changes involved in aging are stochastic. It's like you cells say, we'll hold the reins till we've given you a fair enough time to reproduce but after that we'll just let it slowly go to hell.
 
2009-03-14 08:22:20 PM  
Crap. Just under a month left.
 
2009-03-14 08:23:20 PM  
27th birthday on Wednesday. Awesome.
 
2009-03-14 08:28:40 PM  
Miss Nomer: 27th birthday on Wednesday. Awesome.

Happy Birthday. Hey, at least you have a sexual peak to look forward to.
 
2009-03-14 08:33:55 PM  
Dammit, I knew I was already old. (28)
 
2009-03-14 08:33:55 PM  
Submitter-"Scientists say old age "begins at 27""


Ha! If you think old age begins at 27, you have a seriously rude awaking ahead of you when you get to your 40's.
 
2009-03-14 08:41:32 PM  
Con_Authority: when you get to your 40's.

Wait, people live to be forty?
 
2009-03-14 08:48:24 PM  
We die a little more every day.
 
2009-03-14 08:51:29 PM  
Hell, I only had planned to live to 30. 40's have been a never-ending series of ever-increasing surprises.
 
2009-03-14 09:11:01 PM  
Sobriety Online: no, it begins at birth

oh sure, ruin the ending.
 
2009-03-14 09:12:58 PM  
co-conspirator: Hell, I only had planned to live to 30. 40's have been a never-ending series of ever-increasing surprises.

Yeah, that was my plan, too. Now with the babygirl, I was thinking, well, I had her while I was still in my early 20s, so no problem, she'll be out of high school by the time I'm 40, I got my whole life ahead of me. Thanks a lot, University of Virginia researchers. I actually am currently attending UVA- maybe I should got hit up the researchers and ask them to do a study on sexuality in later life next.
 
2009-03-14 09:21:16 PM  
My colon and lungs informed of this quite promptly. They conspired to make the day-after hangovers be no longer be restrained to my brain, but unleashed hell upon the rest of my body every time I had too much fun for my aging corpse's own good.

/quit smoking
//drinking only 3 or 4 times a week
///hate my traitor body
////it hates me more
 
2009-03-14 09:25:51 PM  
Eddie_Dean_NY: /quit smoking
//drinking only 3 or 4 times a week
///hate my traitor body
////it hates me more


wait til you hit your (mid) forties....... ugh.
 
2009-03-14 09:30:05 PM  
Weaver95: But my life clock says i'm not due for renewal for at least 5 more years!

RENEW! RENEW! RENEW!
 
2009-03-14 09:38:01 PM  
Although I notice some changes, I feel better than ever at 27.

Thank goodness for head.
 
2009-03-14 09:39:20 PM  
It's a trap. They start the article by talking about how you're old once you start losing your train of thought, and then they slap a picture of Beyonce's cleavage on the sidebar.


Of course I lost my train of thought, you cheaters!
 
2009-03-14 09:41:44 PM  
elvisaintdead: wait til you hit your (mid) forties....... ugh.

yer all a bunch of babyfied pussies.

www.turbofark.com... www.turbofark.com
 
2009-03-14 09:42:57 PM  
Dammit!
 
2009-03-14 10:11:02 PM  
darkhorse23: yer all a bunch of babyfied pussies.

ANYTIME YOU WANNA SPLIT A FEW DOZEN OYSTERS AND 9-17 ROUNDS OF
ENSURE-AND-SCOTCHES IN THE S-A-V,
prowl on down, you wild beeotch :)

and happy Farking b'day!
 
2009-03-14 10:13:38 PM  
I can vaguely remember 27. That year I was in Colleg MKII, Portland, then Seattle. Very strange year.

Right after college the second time around, I got a job with the directory publishing arm of the phone company in Portland, OR. Not too long after that, I was transferred to Seattle.

I then moved to the East Bay outside of San Fransisco just in time for the Loma Prieta quake. Good times ;)
 
2009-03-14 10:21:06 PM  
Geena Davis at 53

www.contactmusic.com

Then she, looking like this, had the nerve to go on Oprah and talk about how she's going to grow old gracefully and women need to step up and claim it, etc. biatch needs to shut up and drink her infant blood.

I used to be scared of 30, till someone told me his big deal age number was 25 because it was halfway to 50, which I had never considered before. That pretty much deflated my enjoyment of not being 30 yet.
 
2009-03-15 12:58:19 AM  
Alacritous: RENEW! RENEW! RENEW!

Yay Logan's Run!

/hit the other side of the hill last year
 
2009-03-15 01:13:15 AM  
H_is_for_Heretic: Then she, looking like this, had the nerve to go on Oprah and talk about how she's going to grow old gracefully and women need to step up and claim it, etc. biatch needs to shut up and drink her infant blood.

She could look like Lisa Rinna:

www.celebrity-sunglasses-finder.com

who is a prime example of what happens when you cannot accept your fate.

One of the worst things about California is that women here fight aging like they're training for a prize fight. I realize all women fight aging, but women here would rather look like a plastic bust of a person instead of looking old. It's unnerving.

And H_is_for_Heretic, with eyes like that you'll still be beautiful if you live to be 110. You should model eyeglasses.
 
2009-03-15 01:36:52 AM  
Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Johnson, Cobain, Jones , Belvin, Pfaff, Edwards, Boon, Thain, unavailable for comment.
 
2009-03-15 01:45:55 AM  
Hah! I'm going to be 40 later this month, and still haven't reached my peak. This internet tough guy will kick all you whippersnappers asses.Papow papow, papowpowpowpow, I'm going slap slap happy!
 
2009-03-15 05:02:09 AM  
Glad to be a man because we age better.

/Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp...etc.
//No homo
 
2009-03-15 05:13:20 AM  
And here I thought it had something to do with all the alcohol.
 
2009-03-15 05:14:05 AM  
So if someone was double that age they'd really be screwed, huh?

/dammit
//now where'd I leave that lawn?
 
2009-03-15 05:44:02 AM  
I think Brad Pitt is 45 now. Clooney and Depp are in that ballpark too.

/Jennifer Aniston is my age. Niiiiice.
 
2009-03-15 06:33:10 AM  
I have this female friend, who's 27, who keeps telling me, 51, I'm over the hill.
Now I get to dish some out ;)
 
2009-03-15 06:33:16 AM  
:(

Damn whippersnappers.
 
2009-03-15 06:38:20 AM  
Coelacanth: I have this female friend, who's 27, who keeps telling me, 51, I'm over the hill.
Now I get to dish some out ;)


Make her cry, and then when she smears her eyeliner all over her face, take some pictures and post them.
 
2009-03-15 08:25:30 AM  
Deadhouseplants:

Sad thing is, this study is referring to women...

Depends on the women.

French women age very well.
Italian women are a bit of a coin flip on whether they'll be gorgeous into their 40's.
English women tend to round out their figure without being too lumpy as they get older.
Irish women are only slightly behind the curve of the English women in years with similar reshaping.
American women (being a very mixed genetic breeding background) can go any way, but have on average a pretty decent chance to look fairly good when they get older if they looked good when they were young.
Polish women tend to get rounded and lumpy as they get older.
Asian women tend to keep excellent figures until they reach their 60's.
African women tend to look great until they hit 35 and then they either go all lumpy or gaunt.
Canadian women tend to keep a great body into their 50's (if they healthy and good-looking when they were young) except their faces tend to age not so well once they hit 45.

Hispanic women and Arabic women tend to look great until they hit their 30's then they wilt like cut flowers. Each year afterward their faces tend to slowly crumple like rotting pumpkins after Halloween. This is more of a genetic problem of marrying too young to make judgments about beauty. When men select their wives with the women around 40 years old, the genetic standard of beauty averages out to a minimum loss of prettiness until women age into their 40's. When men select their wives at age 16 or younger, the peak of female beauty in that culture plateaus out around 16. Women will still look pretty past the "peak age" preferred in that culture, but they will be the genetic minority and not the genetic majority.

// The more monogamous the culture, the smaller the average penis size too. Societies with intense sexual competition and no monogamy will favor the males with the longest penis on average to inject their sperm a few inches farther into the womb than the previous male.

// No serious competition has occurred to increase the penis size of males by "size queen" female selection because of most cultures having nudity taboos. This also will not be a big genetic factor unless most families have at minimum 4 children born from the sperm of a "big penis" male.
 
2009-03-15 08:43:51 AM  
^
Post of the year candidate.
 
2009-03-15 09:34:38 AM  
verbal_jizm: That's right about when I started to notice the differences. Like, "Hey, I spent all last night drinking. Why do I feel so crappy this morning?". Then comes, "Holy crap, I have hair coming from my ears" and "What's this jiggly stuff about my middle".

Damn, you might as well be talking about me. It was the same exact situation. Before 27? I could drink whatever and only feel a bit displaced the next morning. I could eat whatever I wanted and it didn't have ANY repercussions, I was in perfect shape.

Since last year when I became 27? Whoa, now my pants don't fit or fit harder around the waist area...and what's that? A belly? But I used to mock my belly-wise peers...what will be of me now?

A couple of months ago my GF (who is age 20) commented on how I looked like her grandfather with that hair on my ears...HAIR ON MY EARS!!!

Considering I had previous issues with "feeling old" even more because I tend to consider my life a failure (given my abilities and potential I should be much more than this now), this is not cool...
 
hej [TotalFark]
2009-03-15 09:49:09 AM  
I believe your physical prime is more like 24 years old. All down hill after that.
 
2009-03-15 09:49:53 AM  
I'm 27, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...

/get off my lawn
//when I was your age we didn't even have internet
///walked to school, uphill both ways
////this is fun!!
 
2009-03-15 10:07:30 AM  
verbal_jizm: Sobriety Online: no, it begins at birth

In all fairness, there is a difference between the changes associated with development and the ones associated with aging. The changes associated with development are definitely programmed, whereas at some level, the changes involved in aging are stochastic. It's like you cells say, we'll hold the reins till we've given you a fair enough time to reproduce but after that we'll just let it slowly go to hell.


LOL, so why does everyone age the same? Why do birds, who cleverly keep their mitochondrial DNA in the nucleus, live much longer than mammals for an equivalent size? How can adults make babies?
/Aging is programmed
 
2009-03-15 10:36:25 AM  
Old age begins at marriage.
 
2009-03-15 10:38:48 AM  
At 27 - no different than 22
At 32 - not great but no different to 27
At 37 - DAMN! Who put those boulders on my bed? Hurts like hell to roll over some mornings! What do you mean I have joints? I didn't sign up for that!
 
2009-03-15 10:51:05 AM  
I just turned 30 yesterday. The only thing that changes in my life is that I can run for Senate now. Of course, I'm not going to run for Senate, so maybe it has absolutely no impact on me whatsoever.
 
2009-03-15 11:12:38 AM  
Nooo...Nooo...I don't want to get old!!

/Almost 21. Life is good now, but I am well aware it won't be like that forever. Also, I am trying as much as I can to appreciate living with no constant pain. It must suck to have a hip that always bothers you when you walk, or something like that.
 
2009-03-15 11:23:43 AM  
If you exercise, eat healthy, try not to overindulge, and quit drinking sodas, getting old will go easier.

As an early warning to the early 20 somethings, Your metabolism is going to come to a screeching halt when you hit 25. Start your good habits now, and you'll be able to avoid getting all pear shaped.
 
2009-03-15 11:26:29 AM  
As a 27 year old I'm getting a kick..............Anyway, about my washtub. I just used it that morning to wash my turkey, which in those days was known as a walking bird. We'd always have walking bird on Thanksgiving with all the trimmings: cranberries, injun eyes, and yams stuffed with gunpowder. Then we'd all watch football, which in those days was called baseball.
 
2009-03-15 11:57:34 AM  
That's amusing.

I turned 27 last year, and in the last 5 months or so, I have noticed that hangovers have become increasingly more difficult to shake off. (In some cases, taking multiple days to go away for serious benders)

Hence, I have cut back on my drinking quite a bit (this last week being an exception, ugh) and have found that a lot of the 'party people' are really quite boring individuals, as I have started to stray away from the nightlife crowd.

trifoldhat: If you exercise, eat healthy, try not to overindulge, and quit drinking sodas, getting old will go easier.

As an early warning to the early 20 somethings, Your metabolism is going to come to a screeching halt when you hit 25. Start your good habits now, and you'll be able to avoid getting all pear shaped.


Hmmm not so much. I have some pretty good genes for metabolism so I can go on junk food benders and gain very little weight. It's def moreso than about 5 years ago. My father said he didn't start putting on serious weight until his mid 30s so I'm assuming that's the benchmark for myself as well.

JuicyJ: Glad to be a man because we age better.

A million times, this.

It is said that men actually do not reach their combined peak (career, financially, relationships with the fairer sex) until their early to mid 40s.
 
2009-03-15 12:01:29 PM  
Finally, something which suggests that I am a normal. Having just recently turned 28, looking back, everything about this article is true for me.
 
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