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2013-01-06 07:20:24 AM
This is horrific. We can kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan but we can't catch a killer with such an obvious Modus Operandi on our own soil?

WHEN WILL THE SENSELESS DEATHS OF OLDEST PEOPLE END!? WHY DOESN'T OBAMA CARE ABOUT OLD PEOPLE!!!!!
 
2013-01-06 07:28:24 AM
Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.
 
2013-01-06 08:28:24 AM
this sounds sort of familiar
 
2013-01-06 09:00:57 AM

EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.


This.  Will probably be an under-reported story when it does, but being the last person to live in three centuries alive would be neat.
 
2013-01-06 09:21:15 AM
And yet Abe Vigoda still lives. The monster.  ;)
 
2013-01-06 10:28:35 AM
Repeat
 
2013-01-06 10:32:57 AM

EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.


i was thinking the same. the more I think about it the more interesting it is. i had a great grandmother born in 1898 and i thought that was pretty neat, kind of arbitrary but still neat to me.
 
2013-01-06 10:36:58 AM
according to mom this is why i shouldn't smoke
 
2013-01-06 10:38:04 AM

The Flexecutioner: EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

i was thinking the same. the more I think about it the more interesting it is. i had a great grandmother born in 1898 and i thought that was pretty neat, kind of arbitrary but still neat to me.


My grandfather was born in 1890 (my father was the youngest of 11) and was 83 when I was born. Amazing how it can stretch out like that.
 
2013-01-06 10:40:50 AM
That's one epic hat.
 
2013-01-06 10:44:46 AM

EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.


Imagine starting life having to leave the house to take a crap to being able to watch crap in your house
 
2013-01-06 10:54:52 AM
What an unbelievable amount of events she lived through. And that photo says it all.

Love the hat...fruit bowl...or whatever that thing is...
 
2013-01-06 10:56:43 AM

EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.


15 Verified people left and 2 Unverified, according to the wikis
Link
 
2013-01-06 11:03:40 AM

EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.


when that happens, we can stop worrying about the Y2K problem. and go back to 2 digit dates
 
2013-01-06 11:04:23 AM
would love to have listened to some of her memories of when she was young...and that pic? Has photoshop contest written all over it.
 
2013-01-06 11:10:19 AM
Damn, these people die off and are replaced more often than Al Qaeda number 2's. Was it a drone attack?
 
2013-01-06 11:11:49 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

when that happens, we can stop worrying about the Y2K problem. and go back to 2 digit dates


Weird. I just thought of how odd it would be to say to someone "..back in 98.." only to have them say "which 98?"
 
nmx
2013-01-06 11:14:56 AM
Mother Abigail?
 
2013-01-06 11:17:11 AM
"There are currently 66 such individuals, of whom 60 are female and 6 are male."

Clearly a case of discrimination that must be dealt with by massive lawsuits at very high billing rates.
 
2013-01-06 11:18:34 AM
My wife's grandmothers each lived to 99+, and were quite active and fully engaged until just before their deaths. And by that I mean walking the dog, shopping, living at my inlaws' home, chatting with any and everyone who came by, etc. They were born in 1890 and 1891, and had vivid memories of the Wright Bros flight, WW1, Charles Lindberg flying solo across the Atlantic, the Great Depression, the first radios and TV, and so on. What a life!


I should be so lucky!
 
2013-01-06 11:19:44 AM
My great grandfather was born in 1860 & died in 1955. I always think about what an amazing amount of history & technological advances he witnessed in his lifetime.
 
2013-01-06 11:20:25 AM
These contests for "world's oldest" this and that are horribly unethical. How many people will we kill off in the name of competition before this is is stopped?
 
2013-01-06 11:22:22 AM
My ex wife's grandmother is still alive at 102+. When she turned 100, I wanted to get her a t-shirt that said "Still lives with parents". Everyone thought that was hilarious...except the ex..of course.
 
2013-01-06 11:22:40 AM

rhiannon: Jon iz teh kewl: EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

when that happens, we can stop worrying about the Y2K problem. and go back to 2 digit dates

Weird. I just thought of how odd it would be to say to someone "..back in 98.." only to have them say "which 98?"


that's how u KNOW your old

2098? NO that happened 3 years ago before i looped
 
2013-01-06 11:23:33 AM

SpdrJay: These contests for "world's oldest" this and that are horribly unethical. How many people will we kill off in the name of competition before this is is stopped?


Also, are the properlyy testing for PED's?
 
2013-01-06 11:39:21 AM
That title is CURSED!

/Everyone who gets to be the "Oldest living US citizen" dies!
//NONE SURVIVE.
///*Adjusts homemade metal hat*
 
2013-01-06 11:39:46 AM
As you can see, Obama's death panel spares the lives of other Secret Muslins that would otherwise have been put down 30 years ago.
 
2013-01-06 11:46:41 AM

JosephFinn: The Flexecutioner: EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

i was thinking the same. the more I think about it the more interesting it is. i had a great grandmother born in 1898 and i thought that was pretty neat, kind of arbitrary but still neat to me.

My grandfather was born in 1890 (my father was the youngest of 11) and was 83 when I was born. Amazing how it can stretch out like that.

 
2013-01-06 11:54:17 AM

BronyMedic: This is horrific. We can kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan but we can't catch a killer with such an obvious Modus Operandi on our own soil?

WHEN WILL THE SENSELESS DEATHS OF OLDEST PEOPLE END!? WHY DOESN'T OBAMA CARE ABOUT OLD PEOPLE!!!!!


/obamadrones
 
2013-01-06 11:56:05 AM
I guess her atoms weren't as immortal as we thought.
 
2013-01-06 11:57:18 AM
Damnit, they quit that position so often they should run for Governor of Alaska.
 
2013-01-06 11:58:09 AM
It amazes me that Methuselah lived to be almost 1,000 years of age even though he was a drug addict.
 
2013-01-06 12:12:32 PM

ChromoSomes: It amazes me that Methuselah lived to be almost 1,000 years of age even though he was a drug addict.


So...what do I have to start smoking? Cuz I'm totally down with living 1000 years.
 
2013-01-06 12:34:36 PM

cleveoh: My great grandfather was born in 1860 & died in 1955. I always think about what an amazing amount of history & technological advances he witnessed in his lifetime.


From muzzle-loaders to hydrogen bombs?

CSB: I had a girlfriend whose mother was adopted by a middle-aged woman who couldn't have kids, hence the adoption. When I knew her in the early '90s, she was 101. Her own grandmother lived until 98, and had been born in 1819. The two, 1819 grandma and 1890s grandma, had been close, and many "old timey" stories had been exchanged.

So, my girlfriend's grandmother's grandmother had a) been born in the same year as Queen Victoria, b) had been born before Napoleon had died, c) had children before the widespread arrival of photography, and d) at the age of 18 had personally witnessed events in Toronto that were part of the 1837 Rebellion, a minor historical event, but one that led to the formation of Canada as an independent country, which happened when grandma's grandma was already middle-aged.

Hence, old people are like time machines. Get an oldie who knew an oldie as a kid, and you can hear at one remove human experiences nudging 200 years old.
 
2013-01-06 12:35:33 PM
My great-grandmother was born in 1900 and died in 1991. I was only 10 when she passed and I kick myself not asking her about things she lived through. Would have been interesting.

CSB: In an old VHS from our '88 Christmas, she was in the background in her blue moo moo pounding a beer. Awesome lady.
 
2013-01-06 12:42:43 PM

mialynneb: CSB: In an old VHS from our '88 Christmas, she was in the background in her blue moo moo pounding a beer. Awesome lady.


Reminds me of the elder granny-in-law I mention up above...she drank a whiskey-sour every evening at 5pm, without fail, from the end of Prohibition in 1933 until shortly before she died in 1990 at 99 years 10 months. The other granny-in-law was a complete teetotaler and died at 99 years 4 months. They were both awesome ladies.
 
2013-01-06 12:47:51 PM

limeyfellow: Damnit, they quit that position so often they should run for Governor of Alaska.


They should try missionary, I hear that's an open position.
 
2013-01-06 12:53:11 PM
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Mammy!
 
2013-01-06 01:05:05 PM
I was born in 1984
My parents, 1952, 1954 (one is dead)
My grandparents, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933 (oldest one is alive)
My great-grandparents, 1884, 1892, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1905, 1906, 1916. (all died before I was born except for my greatgrandma Fisher (1906-97) I met her once in 1993. She had alzheimers and didn't even understand who we all were. Also the great-grandma who was born in 1916 died in 1940 at the age of 24. I don't know how.
 
2013-01-06 01:12:38 PM
Other people born in 1898:
Sergei Eisenstein
Dorothy Gish
Golda Meir
MC Escher
Preston Sturges
CS Lewis
Irene Dunne
 
2013-01-06 01:14:41 PM
"My mom was not president of the bank or anything, but she was very instrumental in raising a family and being a community person," said Sara Rearden, her youngest child. "Everybody can't go be president of a bank

Somebody is feeling inadequate.

/seriously
//your moms lived forever
///that's pretty good
 
2013-01-06 01:27:09 PM
Now I'm curious to see what "100th anniversaries" we have this year

2/3 - 16th amendment ratified
3/4 - Woodrow Wilson takes over as president
4/8 - 17th amendment ratified
10/31 - Lincoln Highway dedicated
11/7-11 - Great Lakes Storm of 1913 (19 ships sink, 250 people die)
12/1 - Ford starts using the assembly line
12/23 - Federal Reserve System is created
Camel ciggs are introduced in 1913

Hey, 1/9 is Nixon's 100th birthday! Will he get the attention Reagan's 100th did?
Loretta Young
Lloyd Bridges
Danny Kaye
Rosa Parks
Mel Allen
Jimmy Hoffa
Woody Hayes
Tommy Heinrich
Jim Backus
John Garfield
Frankie Laine
Tyrone Power
Bob Clampett
Peter Cushing
Vince Lombardi
Gerald Ford
Red Skelton
Deep Throat
Bear Bryant
Jesse Owens
Burt Lancaster
Vivien Leigh
Albert Camus
Hedy Lamarr

Died in 1913?
Harriet Tubman
JP Morgan
 
2013-01-06 01:30:24 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: "My mom was not president of the bank or anything, but she was very instrumental in raising a family and being a community person," said Sara Rearden, her youngest child. "Everybody can't go be president of a bank

Somebody is feeling inadequate.

/seriously
//your moms lived forever
///that's pretty good


Link

"Made his great-grandchildren believe you could live to 103
103 is forever when you're just a little kid
So, Cyrus Jones lived forver...."
 
2013-01-06 01:41:44 PM

The Downfall: Hedy Lamarr


That's Hedley.
 
2013-01-06 02:18:12 PM
What is this person, that they should die and yet live forever?
 
2013-01-06 02:35:58 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

when that happens, we can stop worrying about the Y2K problem. and go back to 2 digit dates


Uhh...you mean like people who were born in 1913 and people born in 2013?

What?

/will have this problem as long as people live beyond 100.
//should make for an interesting plot, everyone over 100 is being killed off. They finally catch the the guy and he turns out to be an IT geek (redundant?) whose last words on being dragged off are "but now we can go back to double digit dates!!"
///long-winded slashies
 
2013-01-06 02:54:53 PM
There be only one.
 
2013-01-06 03:01:09 PM
I submitted this with the headline "Oldest living US citizen just got younger."

Why do the modmins hate me?
 
2013-01-06 03:25:06 PM

JosephFinn: The Flexecutioner: EvilEgg: Let me know when the last person born in the 1800s dies. We have got to be getting close.

i was thinking the same. the more I think about it the more interesting it is. i had a great grandmother born in 1898 and i thought that was pretty neat, kind of arbitrary but still neat to me.

My grandfather was born in 1890 (my father was the youngest of 11) and was 83 when I was born. Amazing how it can stretch out like that.


My great-grandma (granny) was born in 1890 and great-grandpa (gramps) in 1883. They both lived intil 1971-72 so I get to know them before they went.

I watched the moon landing on her lap in 1969 watching a 9" b/w tv in her duplex. Imagine the progress she saw in her lifetime.

Her youngest son, my grand-uncle died in 2011 five weeks before his 100th birthday.

I hope the longevity genes stuck.
 
2013-01-06 04:01:42 PM

Stone Meadow: ChromoSomes: It amazes me that Methuselah lived to be almost 1,000 years of age even though he was a drug addict.

So...what do I have to start smoking? Cuz I'm totally down with living 1000 years.


weed and you have to eat taco bell everyday
 
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