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(SILive)   101-year-old woman reveals the secret of her longevity: An every day regimen of two glasses of wine, a glass of Southern Comfort and a can of Bud   (blog.silive.com) divider line 48
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2013-03-31 12:22:23 PM
I always hoped it would be that way right up to the end.
 
2013-03-31 01:53:26 PM
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Approves.
 
2013-03-31 01:57:10 PM
What exactly is a glass of Southern Comfort?

I mean, I have lots of glasses. Some hold 40ml, some hold 16 oz, and some hold varying amounts in between.
 
2013-03-31 02:09:01 PM
I'm immortal!
 
2013-03-31 02:23:11 PM
Reminds me of an article about a Russian lady who had lived to be over 100, and when asked about the secret to her longevity she replied it was eating fatback and drinking vodka.
 
2013-03-31 03:18:58 PM
She sounds like fun.
 
2013-03-31 03:20:40 PM
Arguing with idiots on Fark.
 
2013-03-31 03:25:54 PM
when I used to smoke bud, it was measured in some dividend of an ounce or in grams. When did a "can" become a measure?
 
2013-03-31 03:36:44 PM
die early or drink Bud...die early or drink Bud...


I'm gonna have to think about this and get back to you.
 
2013-03-31 03:41:59 PM

TinyFist: when I used to smoke bud, it was measured in some dividend of an ounce or in grams. When did a "can" become a measure?


You never made a beer can pipe?
 
2013-03-31 03:43:41 PM
I salute this slightly tipsy old dame, but I auggest she up her game to a better beer. Sounds like she deserves it.
 
2013-03-31 03:53:03 PM
palmettoblended.com
 
2013-03-31 04:00:50 PM
Makes sense. Southern Comfort for the morning, two glasses of wine at dinner, and the can of Bud while you're watching football.

/now go make me a gorram sammich
 
2013-03-31 04:01:38 PM

Rufus Lee King: This kind of thing doesn't work like that every time.

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She wasn't washing hers down with water Bud.
 
2013-03-31 04:01:44 PM
Every single "secret to longevity" amounts to the same thing:  not dying.

That is the only secret to living longer.
 
2013-03-31 04:07:49 PM
"...there was a gentleman living in New York City a few years ago who was 115. He was the oldest man living in New York and he was doing quite well,he lived on his own, got around with no trouble and could deal with anything that came his way. People asked him of course, 'what is your diet, what are you eating?' He'd narrowed his diet down, from the ages of 90 to 115 his diet consisted mostly of three gallons of Thunderbird Wine a week and bread fried in fatback. When they asked him, 'why don't you fry your bread in bacon?' He said, "bacon's too lean." Here's a man who knew exactly what his body needed and he lived a rich, full life on what one would think is f****** rocket fuel. And if he'd gone to a doctor, that doctor would have been, 'what the f*** is the matter with you?! You're out of control! You know what!? You're going to have to start eating vegetables!' And he would have, and he'd have been dead in a week."

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2013-03-31 04:25:40 PM
Or, you know, there's statistical variation in age unrelated to the variables involved and longevity factors have probablistic impact and not deterministic to begin with.

One of those.
 
2013-03-31 04:40:10 PM

Mister Buttons: "...there was a gentleman living in New York City a few years ago who was 115. He was the oldest man living in New York and he was doing quite well,he lived on his own, got around with no trouble and could deal with anything that came his way. People asked him of course, 'what is your diet, what are you eating?' He'd narrowed his diet down, from the ages of 90 to 115 his diet consisted mostly of three gallons of Thunderbird Wine a week and bread fried in fatback. When they asked him, 'why don't you fry your bread in bacon?' He said, "bacon's too lean." Here's a man who knew exactly what his body needed and he lived a rich, full life on what one would think is f****** rocket fuel. And if he'd gone to a doctor, that doctor would have been, 'what the f*** is the matter with you?! You're out of control! You know what!? You're going to have to start eating vegetables!' And he would have, and he'd have been dead in a week."


My grandfather is 92 and is in good health for his age. He also smokes half a pack a day. Last time he went to the doctor the doc told him he had the lung capacity of a 40 yr old. He has smoked since he was 12. I imagine if he quit the withdrawals could kill him. Keep on keepin on granddad.

/I imagine that I would have started smoking at 12 if I was raised on a tobacco farm on tobacco road in NC.
//I also think genetics is the determining factor in longevity. My vegan health nut cousin died of cancer at 53
 
2013-03-31 04:44:46 PM
Party on!
 
2013-03-31 04:45:56 PM
subby
a glass of Southern Comfort and a can of Bud

I suspect that she's not 101, she's 35, but she feels like she's 101 after drinking that crap...

// BEER SNOBS UNITE!
 
2013-03-31 04:53:29 PM
Asking old people for their secrets of longevity is like asking slot machine players their secrets of success.
 
2013-03-31 04:57:53 PM
Dayum...if'n she smokes cigars we could paint the town red.
Yeefuginhaw!
 
2013-03-31 05:00:21 PM

TinyFist: when I used to smoke bud, it was measured in some dividend of an ounce or in grams. When did a "can" become a measure?


A can came right after a lid.
 
2013-03-31 05:12:34 PM

Igor Jakovsky: I also think genetics is the determining factor in longevity. My vegan health nut cousin died of cancer at 53


I'd say it's 90% genetics and 10% lifestyle.
I work at a medical simulation company and i asked the head scientist guy who is about 70 years old what he thinks is the secret to longevity.
 He said "stress free lifestyle and good genes".
 
2013-03-31 05:17:48 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Mister Buttons: "...there was a gentleman living in New York City a few years ago who was 115. He was the oldest man living in New York and he was doing quite well,he lived on his own, got around with no trouble and could deal with anything that came his way. People asked him of course, 'what is your diet, what are you eating?' He'd narrowed his diet down, from the ages of 90 to 115 his diet consisted mostly of three gallons of Thunderbird Wine a week and bread fried in fatback. When they asked him, 'why don't you fry your bread in bacon?' He said, "bacon's too lean." Here's a man who knew exactly what his body needed and he lived a rich, full life on what one would think is f****** rocket fuel. And if he'd gone to a doctor, that doctor would have been, 'what the f*** is the matter with you?! You're out of control! You know what!? You're going to have to start eating vegetables!' And he would have, and he'd have been dead in a week."

My grandfather is 92 and is in good health for his age. He also smokes half a pack a day. Last time he went to the doctor the doc told him he had the lung capacity of a 40 yr old. He has smoked since he was 12. I imagine if he quit the withdrawals could kill him. Keep on keepin on granddad.

/I imagine that I would have started smoking at 12 if I was raised on a tobacco farm on tobacco road in NC.
//I also think genetics is the determining factor in longevity. My vegan health nut cousin died of cancer at 53


This is it. If you want to live to a ripe old age pick the right ancestor genes.
 
2013-03-31 05:27:19 PM

Igor Jakovsky: //I also think genetics is the determining factor in longevity. My vegan health nut cousin died of cancer at 53


If he was vegan before the mid '90s when dietary supplements and fortification really became a big thing, then the "vegan" part was, statistically, subtracting years rather than adding them.  That would have removed some pretty important nutrients from his diet.

//Albeit likely unrelated to cancer specifically, but could have kept his immune system slightly under-par pretty easily.
 
2013-03-31 05:43:18 PM
There's more old drunks than there are old doctors.
 
2013-03-31 05:43:56 PM
Stories like this make me think that the the length of time you will live is hard-wired into your genes, and unless something happens to you like you get hit by a bus, or you really really don't take care of yourself, there's not much you can do to change that.

I mean, that explains why you get stories where a 105 year old talks about how he smokes a pack of Luckies a day, then Jim Fixx drops dead of a heart attack while jogging at the age of 40.
 
2013-03-31 05:56:52 PM

TappingTheVein: Igor Jakovsky: I also think genetics is the determining factor in longevity. My vegan health nut cousin died of cancer at 53

I'd say it's 90% genetics and 10% lifestyle.
I work at a medical simulation company and i asked the head scientist guy who is about 70 years old what he thinks is the secret to longevity.
 He said "stress free lifestyle and good genes".


I have 80-yr-old grandparents who are 300 lbs a piece. Never had a heart attack, in spite of going through at least one pound of bacon a week. Grandfather on the other side was an alcoholic who was 79 when he died of sudden heart failure (paramedic said they could have been standing at the door with a gurney and couldn't have saved him).

I'm fairly certain my family will be alongside Keith Richards and cockroaches when the nuclear holocaust hits.
 
2013-03-31 06:02:48 PM
Louis, our source, reveals that his mom's day usually begins around 5 a.m. - with her often still insisting on making the coffee - and the beds.
Her lunch consists of a small sandwich plus a banana, and two glasses of Paisano wine, that's followed by a nap at 1 p.m. Louis adds that at 2 p.m., his mom sets the table and at 4 p.m., she indulges in a small glass of Southern Comfort, and at 6 p.m., she enjoys a can of Budweiser. At 10 p.m., she's fast asleep.


Igor Jakovsky: My vegan health nut cousin died of cancer at 53

 
2013-03-31 06:04:04 PM
That sounds like CPS's mom.
 
2013-03-31 06:20:51 PM
TFA termfail. Supercentenarian. NO.
>100 is a centenarian. Supercentenarian>110.
 
2013-03-31 07:19:27 PM
 . . . and 15 minutes with Bob, the Battery Operated Boyfriend.
 
2013-03-31 07:53:47 PM
A good friend of mine said his grandpa died when he was 96. They asked his parents if they wanted an autopsy. His parents said "Why? He was 96." My friend said his grandpa hadn't been to a doctor in over 35 years.
I have an aunt that turned 106 just before Christmas.
CSB x 2
 
2013-03-31 08:00:49 PM

Peki: I'm fairly certain my family will be alongside Keith Richards and cockroaches when the nuclear holocaust hits.


You, sir, are the Hemingway of your generation.
/Stay well clear of Idaho shotguns, tho.
 
2013-03-31 08:10:44 PM
When you hit 100, write all the booze companies a thank you note expressing how you used their product every day and credit them for your long life. All of these companies will write you back and offer you money to use your testimonial. Take their money. These companies will get pissed when a hundred different booze companies use your testimonial, but they aren't gonna sue you to recover their money cos you are a hunder yers old.
 
2013-03-31 08:36:43 PM

maddogdelta: subby
a glass of Southern Comfort and a can of Bud

I suspect that she's not 101, she's 35, but she feels like she's 101 after drinking that crap...

// BEER SNOBS UNITE!


I'm assuming the Bud is for rehydrating; maybe she lives in an area where the tap water is bad to drink, and the Bud was cheaper than bottled water.
 
2013-03-31 09:07:49 PM
SoCo is a wonderful, wonderful thing.  Mix it with OJ and happiness ensues.

Even better, double pour of SoCo, Amaretto, Sloe Gin, and double of OJ.  Alabama Slammer.

Damned good.
 
2013-03-31 09:17:24 PM

ronaprhys: SoCo is a wonderful, wonderful thing.  Mix it with OJ and happiness ensues.

Even better, double pour of SoCo, Amaretto, Sloe Gin, and double of OJ.  Alabama Slammer.

Damned good.


I have terrible memories from high school of some cheerleader throwing up Sloe Gin all over my car.
 
2013-03-31 09:35:18 PM

Jim_Callahan: Or, you know, there's statistical variation in age unrelated to the variables involved and longevity factors have probablistic impact and not deterministic to begin with.

One of those.


Hey..what works...WORKS.
Trouble is finding out your own personal formula for yerself...seems there's a lot of room for variation.

Hope these extended years are GOOD ones.
 
2013-03-31 10:10:57 PM
TappingTheVein:

I'd say [the cause of longevity is] 90% genetics and 10% lifestyle.

No no no, due to it's rotten luck. Drooling, pants-pooping, enforced celibacy: I only just turned 50 and I've got 2/3 of that down already.


I work at a medical simulation company and i asked the head scientist guy who is about 70 years old what he thinks is the secret to longevity.
He said "stress free lifestyle and good genes".


I'll drink to that. There ain't much else to do given that my genes generally suck and I can get suicidally tizzified over a dull can opener.

Add to that that I'm now the owner of two busted hearing aids. There's a place in Texas that does good work, only charges $175 and gives a 12 month warrantee; I can send one off in April and one in May, but that'll mean cheap bourbon for the next 3 months and no Lagavulin till at least Xmas. (Of course I could do without booze if it were absolutely necessary, but you wouldn't expect me to be old, crazy, ugly, chubby, broke, half-deaf and sober, would you?)

I'm sorry, what was this thread about again? Oh yeah, an ancient lightweight. Poor chick, is she at least English hot?
 
2013-03-31 10:13:39 PM
powerful katrinka:

If you want to live to a ripe old age pick the right ancestor genes.


I'd settle for dying next month of a massive coronary immediately after satisfying a hot 25 year old. Or two 12.5 year olds, if that's all you've got.
 
2013-03-31 10:41:56 PM
I like Southern Comfort we call it "the medicine".   Only drink it to make icefishing more interesting.
 
2013-04-01 12:00:07 AM
I sleep a little, and drink a lot, and smoke cigar after cigar, and that is why I am always in 200 percent form.
 
2013-04-01 12:54:26 AM
So, three glasses of Heaven and a reminder of the bitterness of Hell?
 
2013-04-01 06:21:43 AM
So she's pickled, rather than "alive"?
 
2013-04-01 07:02:07 AM

The One True TheDavid: powerful katrinka:

If you want to live to a ripe old age pick the right ancestor genes.

I'd settle for dying next month of a massive coronary immediately after satisfying a hot 25 year old. Or two 12.5 year olds, if that's all you've got.


Hell, I'd settle for half a 50 year old. 
 
/with my luck it'd be the top half
 
2013-04-01 07:29:47 AM

The One True TheDavid: I'd settle for dying next month of a massive coronary immediately after satisfying a hot 25 year old

that didn't even consent. Or two 12.5 year olds, if that's all you've got.

spicing it up a bit
 
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