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(MSNBC)   Why does your grandfather tell the same stories over and over? This study says it's because he's losing his memory   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 57
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2010-09-01 01:38:34 PM  
Where was I again?. Oh, then we took our barrel hoops and a stick, ya see
 
2010-09-01 01:40:25 PM  
But what I want to know is, why does my grandfather tell the same stories over and over?
 
2010-09-01 02:47:56 PM  
Mine doesn't. They're both dead.
 
2010-09-01 02:48:15 PM  
It is because he is losing his memory.
 
2010-09-01 02:48:31 PM  
Not mine, both of them died many years ago.
 
2010-09-01 02:48:52 PM  
I never pay attention, so it's a wash.
 
2010-09-01 02:49:50 PM  
"Give me five bees for a quarter."
 
2010-09-01 02:49:52 PM  
Based on all the repeat greenlights, my grandfather must be a Fark moderator
 
2010-09-01 02:51:15 PM  
Both my grandfathers are dead, so the headline isn't really relevant.
 
2010-09-01 02:52:16 PM  
Who is??
 
2010-09-01 02:53:17 PM  
Forgot my login, had to make a new one. Just wanted to say that as both of my grandfathers have passed on, this headline doesn't really apply to me.
 
2010-09-01 02:54:23 PM  
Hell, I'm only a dad and I tell the same stories over and over again. Reason: after you have kids you really don't make any more interesting stories.

Kelly and Susy were playing with each other on the bed sounds a lot more interesting than Kelly and Susy were playing together at the park.

All I've got is from before kids.
 
2010-09-01 02:55:59 PM  
My grandfather tells the same story about how he saw Pelé's 1000th goal in the Maracaná almost once a month.

Don't mind, however. Love that story.
 
2010-09-01 02:56:08 PM  
Both my grandparents are in their 90's, and they are totally losing it. My grandfather asked my brother how my honeymoon was 3 weeks after it when in fact he got married not me. Also at the wedding he thought my girlfriend was my brother's fiance. My sis-in-law is from TX, is latino, and has long black hair. My girlfriend is white, blond, and has a pixie cut.
/I guess it's something to look forward to 50-60 years.
 
2010-09-01 02:56:11 PM  
Belt.
Onion.
 
2010-09-01 02:59:53 PM  
Stories like this are why I never read Digg anymore. I'm going over to Fark to see what they're talking about. Then I'm going over to Fark.
 
2010-09-01 03:01:10 PM  
ramblingfish.com

I always ask my friends if I've told them some story, before I start. They invariably say, "no".
 
2010-09-01 03:01:21 PM  
I love it when they stop telling that same story for the fiftieth time to try to remember what the hell the name of their 3rd grade teacher was, and you tell them, because they forgot the last damned timed, too, and they don't even notice that you obviously have heard this one.

I live with 2 of my husband's grandparents, in their 80s. Belts and onions indeed.
 
2010-09-01 03:01:26 PM  
EmperorSled: Hell, I'm only a dad and I tell the same stories over and over again. Reason: after you have kids you really don't make any more interesting stories.

Exactly. You can either tell the same stories over and over because you like to recall them mostly for your own pleasure, or you can just make shiat up, which is more entertaining for your audience, but it takes more effort.
 
2010-09-01 03:01:58 PM  
EmperorSled: Hell, I'm only a dad and I tell the same stories over and over again. Reason: after you have kids you really don't make any more interesting stories.

Kelly and Susy were playing with each other on the bed sounds a lot more interesting than Kelly and Susy were playing together at the park.

All I've got is from before kids.


local-static0.forum-files.fobby.net
 
2010-09-01 03:02:28 PM  
Give me five bees for a quarter you'd say...
 
2010-09-01 03:04:28 PM  
i52.tinypic.com

If coach had put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt.
 
2010-09-01 03:07:46 PM  
Vorpal: If coach had put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt.

Did I tell you about the time I scored FOUR touchdowns in a game?

hitparade.ch

Did I tell you about the time I scored FOUR touchdowns in a game?

/Did I tell you about the time I scored FOUR touchdowns in a game?
//Did I tell you about the time I scored FOUR touchdowns in a game?
 
2010-09-01 03:16:47 PM  
A friend of mine is a binge drinking alcoholic at 40 yrs old. All kinds of fun stories to tell.

For me to tell, that is.

He blacks out and can't remember shiat most of the time.
 
2010-09-01 03:17:32 PM  
And toilet paper. Old people have a thing about it..they love to recall that time they saved 50 cents on a 16-pack of Charmain, and bought 30 of them.

Another tip: when they start asking how much you paid for something, change the subject, because they will then subject you a two-hour lecture on why you got robbed. They seem to have a hard time understanding inflation.
 
2010-09-01 03:18:09 PM  
Barakku: Give me five bees for a quarter you'd say...

Came for Shelbyville, leaving satisfied.

/cause of the war
 
2010-09-01 03:18:10 PM  
And it ain't funny Subby!

/Has 82 year old Dad
//CSB
 
2010-09-01 03:19:55 PM  
You know what Mark Twain said: "A man that tells the truth doesn't have to remember what he said."
 
2010-09-01 03:22:42 PM  
My grandfather had a great story about how he took a train when he was 15 and went to New York City to get a job. He found his first job as a dishwasher/busboy and got fired his first day for flooding the place while it was full of customers. The next day he went to another place, asking if they were looking for dishwashers/busboys. When asked if he had any experience, he was now able to honestly say that yes, he did have experience as a matter of fact.

But I only ever heard that story once.
 
2010-09-01 03:25:19 PM  
I'm 47 now, which puts me in the unique position of just starting to experience old-man shiat... but still young enough to explain it in a way that won't bore the shiat out of everyone within snoring distance.

In short, here's how it really works: I know I've told the same story before, because I remember doing it. I forgot who I told it to, but I was pretty sure it wasn't you. But I'm not 100% sure, because I don't really give a shiat about you.

Oooops, I was wrong? It was you after all? I still don't farking care.

That's how it works.
 
2010-09-01 03:30:56 PM  
Day_Old_Dutchie: And toilet paper. Old people have a thing about it..they love to recall that time they saved 50 cents on a 16-pack of Charmain, and bought 30 of them.

Another tip: when they start asking how much you paid for something, change the subject, because they will then subject you a two-hour lecture on why you got robbed. They seem to have a hard time understanding inflation.


Just do what I do and always say, "I didn't pay anything for it: I stole it." They really cannot top that.

Which will either make them outraged at having a kleptomaniac for a grandchild OR will inspire them to start stealing stuff of their own, and that's just adorable.
 
2010-09-01 03:33:08 PM  
Mr_Fabulous: I'm 47 now, which puts me in the unique position of just starting to experience old-man shiat... but still young enough to explain it in a way that won't bore the shiat out of everyone within snoring distance.

In short, here's how it really works: I know I've told the same story before, because I remember doing it. I forgot who I told it to, but I was pretty sure it wasn't you. But I'm not 100% sure, because I don't really give a shiat about you.

Oooops, I was wrong? It was you after all? I still don't farking care.

That's how it works.


Or sometimes it's just a good story and you want to tell it again even if the people you are telling it to have heard it before (plus some of that "I still don't farking care" stuff)
 
2010-09-01 03:33:19 PM  
My mother in law who just turned 60 repeats more stories than either of my grandma's or my 80 yr old grandpa.
 
2010-09-01 03:34:33 PM  
What if it's because he's losing his memory?
 
2010-09-01 03:34:59 PM  
spectrumculture.com

Obscure?
 
2010-09-01 03:36:11 PM  
What if it is because he's losing his memory?
 
2010-09-01 03:39:17 PM  
Mr_Fabulous: I'm 47 now, which puts me in the unique position of just starting to experience old-man shiat... but still young enough to explain it in a way that won't bore the shiat out of everyone within snoring distance.

In short, here's how it really works: I know I've told the same story before, because I remember doing it. I forgot who I told it to, but I was pretty sure it wasn't you. But I'm not 100% sure, because I don't really give a shiat about you.

Oooops, I was wrong? It was you after all? I still don't farking care.

That's how it works.


This is like the fourth time you've explained this to Fark.
 
2010-09-01 03:50:56 PM  
Not mine, they're both dead.
 
2010-09-01 03:53:34 PM  
redmid17: This is like the fourth time you've explained this to Fark.

You... off my farking lawn.

/seriously, well played
 
2010-09-01 03:55:16 PM  
At least grandpa told cool stories. War stories, awesome teenage shenanigans, etc. Grandma is boring as shiat and won't shut the hell up.

/was a CSB he had about being stationed in Greenland and chasing around some polar bears with a helicopter.
 
2010-09-01 04:04:50 PM  
kdogg73

reelbigfish.jpg

Obscure?


Answer?
 
2010-09-01 04:08:29 PM  
Emperorsled

kdogg73

reelbigfish.jpg

Obscure?

Answer?


FTFM - I don't know why I always want to call that movie that. Knew the answer before looking at the file name though.
 
2010-09-01 04:33:45 PM  
What bothers me is when you tell the person "Yeah, you told me this already." or "Yes, I remember. We talked about this before." and then they continue to tell you their stupid story.

If it's a long one, I will not hesitate to summarize the details in an interruption.

Like, *interrupts*, "Yeah, and then Suzy spanked Johnny and they went swimming on the rope swing over the lake and the rattlesnake bit Johnny and they were taken to the hospital Andre the Giant was being treated at and got his signature. I know."
 
2010-09-01 04:45:22 PM  
I'll just leave this here.

i37.tinypic.com
 
2010-09-01 04:54:44 PM  
dj42: What bothers me is when you tell the person "Yeah, you told me this already." or "Yes, I remember. We talked about this before." and then they continue to tell you their stupid story.

If it's a long one, I will not hesitate to summarize the details in an interruption.

Like, *interrupts*, "Yeah, and then Suzy spanked Johnny and they went swimming on the rope swing over the lake and the rattlesnake bit Johnny and they were taken to the hospital Andre the Giant was being treated at and got his signature. I know."


Why would you take a rattlesnake to get Andre the Giant's autograph? It already bit Johnny, and it might have bit him too. The rattler clearly isn't good around people.
 
2010-09-01 05:10:33 PM  
Just posted my "belt and onion" comment in the second thread. Didn't know about this one. Dangnabbit.
 
2010-09-01 05:11:17 PM  
Just posted my "belt and onion" comment in the second thread. Didn't know about this one. Goshdarnit.
 
2010-09-01 05:12:22 PM  
Did I remember to comment about onions and belts?
 
2010-09-01 05:21:45 PM  
i2.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-01 05:26:35 PM  
This is a prepeat.
 
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