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(LA Times)   Researchers conclude that every day of partying takes a half hour off a person's life. Lindsay Lohan now down to t-minus 20 years and counting   (latimes.com) divider line 52
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2012-12-20 03:10:20 AM  
Cool...because those are those droolling, and shaiting yourself hours.
 
2012-12-20 03:42:45 AM  
it's better to burn out than fade away!...wait..does that mean drinking copious amounts of beer and donkey choking portions of fine beef? cause then i'm pretty much out of time..
 
what happened to the damn spell check? now i have to spell everything right? wtf?
 
2012-12-20 05:49:31 AM  
By this definition, I should already be dead.  I suppose every year from here on out is a "bonus year."  Sweet.
 
2012-12-20 06:47:32 AM  
Unless you're Casey Anthony. Then you can foist the lost hours onto your kid.
 
2012-12-20 09:44:14 AM  
Define partying?
 
2012-12-20 10:18:27 AM  
I don't know, I think that one night of tequila 30 years ago took a couple of days off my life.
 
2012-12-20 10:22:09 AM  

ambassador_ahab: By this definition, I should already be dead.  I suppose every year from here on out is a "bonus year."  Sweet.


You've broken through the singularity, and now every day of partying actually  adds to your life.  Keep it up and you're immortal.
 
/at least, that's been working for me
 
2012-12-20 10:33:53 AM  
Oh no, my girl isn't going to survive long. She wants to party all the time.
 
2012-12-20 10:35:43 AM  
So 48 years of partying will take 1 year off your life?  Sounds like a decent trade off.
 
/DNRTFA
 
2012-12-20 10:42:01 AM  
But what if it's a non-stop party?
 
2012-12-20 11:34:22 AM  
Pretty much makes me want to drink more.  When is the shiatty ride going to be over?
 
2012-12-20 12:15:42 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Seems legit.

/hot like drug-burnt skin
 
2012-12-20 12:16:12 PM  

Sybarite: Oh no, my girl isn't going to survive long. She wants to party all the time.


You're a funny man, Mr. Murphy.
 
2012-12-20 12:24:02 PM  
Hmm, shouldn't it take 1 day and 30 minutes off your life expectancy seeing as the day has passed? Or are they saying it makes you live 23:30 hours longer, but takes a day so you are only down a net 30 minutes after having fun all day?
 
2012-12-20 12:26:21 PM  

corronchilejano: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x686]

Seems legit.

/hot like drug-burnt skin


Good lord, what is that? Is it even human?
 
2012-12-20 12:33:36 PM  
But every day of being a selfish brat and asshole increases your life for a year. So it kinda evens out.
 
2012-12-20 12:34:09 PM  
I like to party.
 
2012-12-20 12:35:28 PM  
Fine with me. Who want to spend their life doing nothing but trying to extend it? I'll take a great 60 over a boring 100.
 
2012-12-20 12:37:38 PM  
How much does the sedentary lifestyle of a researcher take off your life?
 
2012-12-20 12:42:11 PM  
As someone who treats nursing home patients, I want someone to feed me a cyanide pill if I live long enough to need full-time nursing care. I had a patient come to office with a diaper loaded with diarrhea. She was marinating in it. And you might as well have all your teeth extracted before you go into a nursing home because the nurses sure aren't taking care of them for you.
 
2012-12-20 12:53:42 PM  
Years subby??? You think she has YEARS left?
 
2012-12-20 01:04:23 PM  
So Andrew W.K. is already dead?
 
2012-12-20 01:10:09 PM  
Meh. A single piece of bacon takes 8 minutes off your life so I died in 1730 twice today
 
2012-12-20 01:18:29 PM  
A half hour? Man, that's a bargain. I was assuming something like 4 weeks. Or maybe 67 years, depending on the party.
 
2012-12-20 01:24:17 PM  

DubyaHater: As someone who treats nursing home patients, I want someone to feed me a cyanide pill if I live long enough to need full-time nursing care. I had a patient come to office with a diaper loaded with diarrhea. She was marinating in it. And you might as well have all your teeth extracted before you go into a nursing home because the nurses sure aren't taking care of them for you.


Young people seem to think that EVERYBODY ends up sick and in a nursing home when they get old. This is not the case. A lot of people live active, eventful lives well into their 90s, and reaching our early 100s is becoming more common as we get better at preserving our health and perfecting medical science. My folks are independent, in their 80s, and have full lives. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, and they will probably be around to see great grandchildren because they're quite healthy.

Yes, some health issue might come up, and they may spend their last days being cared for in a facility, but I'm pretty sure they're glad that they took halfway decent care of themselves at this point in their lives.

My point is that young people have this idea that being old is this terrible, horrible, pointless portion of your life, and that they couldn't possibly want those extra minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years at the end of their life, and that's just a narrow-minded, childish way to look at things. When you get there, you'll be grateful for the time with your family. You'll be happy to stick around as long as you can.

Provided, of course, you're not terribly ill, but that's kind of the point of TFA: It's the people who party and damage themselves all their lives who end up stewing in their adult diapers and breathing through a stoma before dying in a nursing home. The ones who didn't crap away their health when they were young are still camping, hiking, vacationing, and enjoying the world when they're in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.
 
2012-12-20 01:24:33 PM  
So, how long exactly was Keith Richards going to live?
 
2012-12-20 01:29:55 PM  
Anyone who uses the term "partying" should buckle down so they can graduate from high-school.
 
2012-12-20 01:30:19 PM  
So every day I don't party is another half-hour I'll get to regret not partying? Yeesh. Life is a dick.
 
2012-12-20 01:36:16 PM  

what_now: Define partying?


Waking up around 6pm with a bloody mary, still hungover from the night before, you grope at your nightstand to see who has called or texted while you were passed out/recovering. Noting that your hipster DJ buddy has gotten you on the list for the ultra-lounge event this evening, you call up a couple buddies and go out for crappy Chinese food washed down with a couple of Kirins. You head back to your place, where the drinking continues, and a few girls dressed up to go clubbing (look like whores) meet you and your friends. One of them brought some tabs of E, which pair really well with the eight ball you were planning on bringing along. After everyone drops their tabs (and you do a couple lines in the bathroom with the chick with DDs) you pile into Frank's shiatty suburban to head into town. Someone may have puked on your shoes on the ride in, but by this point your head is already swimming, and you're pretty jacked- you doubt that tab was all molly. Once you're in the club, all bets are off. You huffed something out of a film canister on the dance floor, and watched a girl wearing nothing but latex body paint get stripped of it while you sit on a velvet couch doing a whippet. Because your buddy is the DJ, you head back up into the booth and bust out the rest of the blow, which you happily share with a girl dressed up like she's in the "Addicted to Love" music video, and she gives you a handy under the table while your DJ buddy finishes his set. A couple hours later, the sun is threatening to come up, and Addicted to Love girl is asking if you want to come to the after party and do some ketamine with her, but you've been grinding your teeth all night from the roll, and that, on top of the dehydration from the dancing and drinking have given you a monster headache, so you get her number, cab it home, pop a vailum and try to crash just in time for the sun to rise and keep you awake till noon.

/your experience may vary
 
2012-12-20 01:37:43 PM  
Sure about that 20 years, subby?

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2012-12-20 01:40:58 PM  
At this rate, I'm gonna live to 130.
 
/I'm so boring I make Baptists look exciting
 
2012-12-20 01:41:14 PM  
I would have figured 1 day of partying would take 1 day off your life.. But it only takes 30 minutes off? fark YEAH!! that mean I can just party and live for ever!
 
2012-12-20 01:44:55 PM  

ZeroCorpse: My point is that young people have this idea that being old is this terrible, horrible, pointless portion of your life, and that they couldn't possibly want those extra minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years at the end of their life, and that's just a narrow-minded, childish way to look at things. When you get there, you'll be grateful for the time with your family. You'll be happy to stick around as long as you can.


That's because everyone has a relative (or friend with a relative) who suffered with Alzheimer's. That's some horrifying crap right there, and I have no wish to go out the same as that grandmother; living to low-90s without major issues (and a few years in a home) like my other grandmother is ok by me.

/smoking and drinking killed my grandfathers early, I'll pass on that too
 
2012-12-20 01:50:10 PM  
Not bad, considering you'd lose a full 24 hours doing anything else.
 
2012-12-20 01:51:46 PM  

corronchilejano: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x686]

Seems legit.

/hot like drug-burnt skin


Not that I care about Lohan, but that looks like a photoshop. And this article isn't news. It is pretty much saying that if you make a habit of an unhealthy behavior (i.e. a cheeseburger a day for 30 years), you are more likely to die sooner. They aren't saying that if you eat one cheeseburger, you are going to die 30 minutes sooner than if you hadn't.
 
2012-12-20 01:53:46 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: corronchilejano: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x686]

Seems legit.

/hot like drug-burnt skin

Not that I care about Lohan, but that looks like a photoshop. And this article isn't news. It is pretty much saying that if you make a habit of an unhealthy behavior (i.e. a cheeseburger a day for 30 years), you are more likely to die sooner. They aren't saying that if you eat one cheeseburger, you are going to die 30 minutes sooner than if you hadn't.


A cheeseburger? Wow. I want to party with you. You wild-man!
 
2012-12-20 02:00:48 PM  

grinding_journalist: what_now: Define partying?

Waking up around 6pm... pop a vailum and try to crash just in time for the sun to rise and keep you awake till noon.

/your experience may vary


Consume large quantities of methamphetamine, LSD, and malt liquor. Take one or two other pills pressed into your hand by somebody. Drugs more or less completely wear off 48 hours later, and you come to with only shattered bits of the previous day's events in the memory banks. The possibility exists that you were caught in flagrant delicto with somebody's girlfriend in a coat closet. Points of IQ have probably permanently evaporated. Maybe it would help if you vomited, but there's nothing to puke up. Your body feels like it's been beaten with a baseball bat, but there aren't enough bruises...
 
2012-12-20 02:02:16 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Not that I care about Lohan, but that looks like a photoshop


There's a lot more. Lohan definetly has a skin problem.
 
2012-12-20 02:02:55 PM  
He tried to warn us.
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R.I.P. Slurms
/party tonight in his memory?
 
2012-12-20 02:10:48 PM  
Hell, the Rolling Stones are still around. I beg to differ. Or is there a point at which you party so much, it actually preserves the human body?
 
2012-12-20 02:12:27 PM  
What about the ratio for hustlin'?
 
2012-12-20 02:15:21 PM  

grinding_journalist: /your experience may vary


I'm pretty sure my last big party wasn't that wild but the tokillya I was drinking that night won't let me remember. Very few people who were at that party will talk to me anymore.

/at least nobody died or went to jail
 
2012-12-20 02:15:24 PM  

optikeye: Cool...because those are those droolling, and shaiting yourself hours.


Yea, pretty much. Came in to say "Cool, so I can party for a day when I'm young to take a half hour off my suffering when I'm senile?"

Sign me the fark up.
 
2012-12-20 02:19:34 PM  
Your math is questionable.
 
2012-12-20 02:43:48 PM  
I would rather live 50 Sammy Davis, Jr. years than 250 Jerry Falwell years.
 
2012-12-20 02:47:45 PM  

pushpinder: Hell, the Rolling Stones are still around. I beg to differ. Or is there a point at which you party so much, it actually preserves the human body?


The decay is offset by talent.
 
2012-12-20 02:48:39 PM  
...in addition to the 24 hours already spent partying?
 
2012-12-20 02:49:12 PM  
I should be dead by now.
 
2012-12-20 02:49:52 PM  
According to my calculations, if I partied every day for 50 years, I would lose approximately 380 days.  I am perfectly OK with this.
 
2012-12-20 04:58:56 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: According to my calculations, if I partied every day for 50 years, I would lose approximately 380 days.  I am perfectly OK with this.


This article does not account for the long lives of fortune 500 execs, most of whom were greek and did tons of stupid things. Same for presidents. This study sound like a frustrated human health researcher who needs to go out, have a few drinks, and get laid.
 
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