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(Daily Mail)   World's oldest man dies at age 122, attributed longevity to no women, alcohol, tobacco, or any of the other things that made life worth living   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 61
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2012-09-12 12:48:02 AM
No women.

Despite this he was twice married, divorcing his first wife because she failed to produce any children.


Bullshiat! I seriously doubt the veracity of his claims.
 
2012-09-12 12:50:50 AM
If I ever live to be over 100 and someone asks me what I attribute my longevity to, my answer is going to be "not dying".
 
2012-09-12 01:10:00 AM
It ain't easy bein' the world's oldest man. There's always some young whipper-snapper, just waitin' to take your place, and make a name for himself.
 
2012-09-12 01:11:33 AM
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2012-09-12 01:25:03 AM
Suck it, Japanese people!
 
2012-09-12 01:25:39 AM
So he died having accumulated 122 years of non-memories. No, thanks, think I'll die at 80.
 
2012-09-12 01:27:22 AM
Well, they never did find this guy's birth certificate to prove his age, but assuming his age is correct...jebus tap dancing christ!!! Just five minutes before I caught this headline, I was reading about the life of President Eisenhower. Eisenhower was born the same year as this guy!

I mean jeezus! You just wouldn't expect people with that type of connection to the past to still be around.
 
2012-09-12 01:27:34 AM
122 years old? I call BS. Of the ten oldest people ever verified, only one is male, and he lived to see 115. I have no doubt that the guy was older than dirt, but 122? Not hardly.
 
2012-09-12 01:29:08 AM
Hopefully if I live that long by then I'll remember all the stuff I've already forgotten.

/actually, not
 
2012-09-12 01:31:55 AM

spman: 122 years old? I call BS. Of the ten oldest people ever verified, only one is male, and he lived to see 115. I have no doubt that the guy was older than dirt, but 122? Not hardly.


Methuselah lived until he was 969 years old.
 
2012-09-12 01:32:28 AM
I can't imagine 61 being the halfway mark.
 
2012-09-12 01:35:55 AM
whar birth certifcate WHAR


sorry, had to :D
 
2012-09-12 01:36:36 AM
Why did no one put that poor bastard out of his misery sooner?

/pass me a beer and a copy of the latest Hustler
 
2012-09-12 01:36:42 AM
He was not the world's oldest man and he wasn't 122. If we're going to accept undocumented claims there are at least 10 older than him. But luckily, we don't accept undocumented claims, because Bumfark, Nowhere had terrible documenting systems in the late 19th century.
 
2012-09-12 01:40:12 AM
So he was gay? Very progressive of him to admit it.
 
2012-09-12 01:41:05 AM
If I died tomorrow I know I did all the crap I wanted to. Most of it beyond my wildest dreams and then some. I don't mind getting old so much other than the arthritis in the hand when I'm button-mashing God of War games but whatever, it's been brilliant. I drank, I did every drug I could find and found some I liked better than others, the love and sex is not something I will discuss here but it's been well silly better that I dreamt of as an 18-year-old (and oh the laughs he would have, ha), but it's been amazing. I don't need to live to 122. Why bother?
 
2012-09-12 01:42:12 AM
It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
 
2012-09-12 01:44:02 AM

Triumph: I can't imagine 61 being the halfway mark.


61 = middle aged. lol!
 
2012-09-12 01:44:44 AM
Maybe it just seemed like 122 years.
 
2012-09-12 01:45:11 AM
If he did live to 122, and if the "clean living" gave him a longer life, was it worth it? Let's say he got an extra 20 years. He could have had a very, very fun 102 years and died happy. His last 20 years probably sucked anyway.
 
2012-09-12 01:47:32 AM
Man, I plan on living like 2/5s that long, and dying surrounded by hookers, cocaine, and alcohol.
 
2012-09-12 01:48:22 AM
'no alcohol, tobacco or women'
Twice married, divorcing his first wife because failed to have children
Boasted 18 grandchildren and more than 20 great great grandsons

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2012-09-12 01:50:38 AM

dobro: Maybe it just seemed like 122 years.


Only married folk know what that is all about.
 
2012-09-12 01:54:26 AM

SmitetheRighteous: Well, they never did find this guy's birth certificate to prove his age, but assuming his age is correct...jebus tap dancing christ!!! Just five minutes before I caught this headline, I was reading about the life of President Eisenhower. Eisenhower was born the same year as this guy!

I mean jeezus! You just wouldn't expect people with that type of connection to the past to still be around.


Actually, I was on the same wavelength, but I was going to add that Eisenhower and Ho Chi Minh both were born in 1890 and died in 1969. Young Babe Ruth wasn't born until 1895.
 
2012-09-12 01:54:37 AM
Unless he can produce photographs of himself already middle aged with like, dated materials or certain technology, I agree this is BS. Even then I'm sure that could be faked with stuff that was just kicking around from the original time periods, especially in Russia/Eastern Europe; they're still using cars and such that are a good 20 years behind...

I know I don't want to live that long if it means cutting out the pleasures of life, but I also know that I'm not done yet.
 
2012-09-12 01:57:39 AM
Corrugated cardboard was invented the year he was born.

I can't imagine a time when an old refrigerator box would constitute as 'latest technology.'
 
2012-09-12 02:01:08 AM

dobro: Maybe it just seemed like 122 years.


Without women and booze? I think you're right.
 
2012-09-12 02:02:11 AM

Rufus Lee King: ladyfortuna: I know I don't want to live that long if it means cutting out the pleasures of life, but I also know that I'm not done yet.

"Fortuna, you degenerate wanton!"

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O.O

I meant I'm not done writing my novel...
 
2012-09-12 02:11:35 AM

Rufus Lee King: ladyfortuna: I meant I'm not done writing my novel...

I didn't mean to scare you. You've read "A Confederacy of Dunces", eh?


Ermmm no. But now that I looked it up, it sounds interesting. To the Kindle machine!
 
2012-09-12 02:13:21 AM
Hmm. Someone must have finally scheduled an early meeting...
 
2012-09-12 02:13:50 AM
FTFA:A former sawmill worker, he never learned to read of write but said

Apparently the journalist didn't learn either
 
2012-09-12 02:23:49 AM

Rufus Lee King: ladyfortuna: Rufus Lee King: ladyfortuna: I meant I'm not done writing my novel...


BTW, I will expect a book report. Not really, but I think you'll enjoy it.

Your screen name made me think that you had read it in the first place, or I wouldn't have done it.


My SN is actually a play on the fact that I have had rotten luck for most of my life ^_~

But if I can get my hands on a cheap copy, perhaps I'll do that report! Kindle is as much as a physical copy so that's out. Grumble.
 
2012-09-12 02:37:07 AM
I just think about how sad and lonely he must be seeing everyone he ever knew or loved die. That's why living forever would be the ultimate form of torture.
 
2012-09-12 02:38:55 AM
Big deal. I have an uncle who is 90-something, fought for 5 years in WW2 (Canadian Army) without getting killed, drinks and smokes like crazy as he has for 75 years, loves women, and eats bacon at breakfast and dinner. This guy just kind of hung around for 100 years, apparently.
 
2012-09-12 02:57:54 AM
My grandfather almost made it to 103. Came to Oklahoma in the back of a covered wagon when he was an infant.
 
2012-09-12 03:05:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: spman: 122 years old? I call BS. Of the ten oldest people ever verified, only one is male, and he lived to see 115. I have no doubt that the guy was older than dirt, but 122? Not hardly.

Methuselah lived until he was 969 years old.


Longer, if you count his incarnations as Da Vinci, Brahms, and Flint. Among others.
 
2012-09-12 03:09:34 AM

Captain James T. Smirk: AverageAmericanGuy: spman: 122 years old? I call BS. Of the ten oldest people ever verified, only one is male, and he lived to see 115. I have no doubt that the guy was older than dirt, but 122? Not hardly.

Methuselah lived until he was 969 years old.

Longer, if you count his incarnations as Da Vinci, Brahms, and Flint. Among others.


Let's limit ourselves to reality and not your fantasy reincarnation bullshiat.
 
2012-09-12 03:12:06 AM
"no women" in russia doesn't mean "didn't get married." it means "no whores."
 
2012-09-12 03:16:45 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Captain James T. Smirk: AverageAmericanGuy: spman: 122 years old? I call BS. Of the ten oldest people ever verified, only one is male, and he lived to see 115. I have no doubt that the guy was older than dirt, but 122? Not hardly.

Methuselah lived until he was 969 years old.

Longer, if you count his incarnations as Da Vinci, Brahms, and Flint. Among others.

Let's limit ourselves to reality and not your fantasy reincarnation bullshiat.


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2012-09-12 03:29:07 AM
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives 122 boring pointless years.
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Old Fart. Starring Mel Gibson.
 
2012-09-12 03:33:42 AM
I did the partying and sex. I've traveled the world. I used to think I'd be content dying young because I've done everything I wanted to and lots more. For some reason, though, I've changed my thinking lately. I'm nearing middle age and got married last year. I nearly died two years ago and these days I think everyday is a blessing. I certainly don't want to live to see 100 but I want to reach 80.
 
2012-09-12 03:41:18 AM
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2012-09-12 03:57:13 AM
122. Nope sorry...I mean I don't want to outlive my children or even be old enough to see them retire (they are 6 and 3 now) unless they become fabulously wealthy and retire at 25
 
2012-09-12 04:08:57 AM
He is dead and therefore not the world's oldest man. The world's oldest man NEVER dies.

/oblig
 
2012-09-12 04:10:22 AM

Rufus Lee King: ladyfortuna: I know I don't want to live that long if it means cutting out the pleasures of life, but I also know that I'm not done yet.

"Fortuna, you degenerate wanton!"

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Nice.
 
2012-09-12 04:55:17 AM

ParagonComplex: I just think about how sad and lonely he must be seeing everyone he ever knew or loved die. That's why living forever would be the ultimate form of torture.


Ever see the series finale of Six Feet Under? Poor Claire.
 
2012-09-12 05:39:43 AM
As for a missing birth certificate.... couldn't they just cut off one of his legs and count the rings?
 
2012-09-12 06:15:50 AM
Didn't look a day over 110.
 
2012-09-12 06:44:11 AM
Looks like Popcorn Sutton who was just over half his age when he passed.

www.motherjones.com
 
2012-09-12 06:52:51 AM
Is 122 the cutoff? It seems like that's the number you hear the most. Never 124 or 130, it's always 122.
 
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