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2017-04-16 12:45:19 AM  
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2017-04-16 12:58:59 AM  
What's "beer wine"?
 
2017-04-16 01:04:02 AM  
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My favorite Terry Jones moment. He gets beaten for it.
 
2017-04-16 01:05:32 AM  

darch: What's "beer wine"?


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Close enough.
 
2017-04-16 01:11:30 AM  
The years really do go by quick, especially after you're 50.
 
2017-04-16 01:21:02 AM  

darch: What's "beer wine"?


That's a 40, shawty.
 
2017-04-16 01:30:41 AM  

lindalouwho: The years really do go by quick, especially after you're 50.

One's past always seems to be about the same amount of time to them ― basically indeterminate. But each year becomes a smaller and smaller fraction of that as one ages. This is why little kids say, "We're not going to Disney World for another two whole weeks? B-but, that's forever!!" And older people wonder where the time went.
 
2017-04-16 01:35:26 AM  
Considering it's the Daily Fail, I'm no longer sure Terry Jones actually exists.
 
2017-04-16 02:02:02 AM  
I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.
 
2017-04-16 02:08:23 AM  

jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.


Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.
 
2017-04-16 02:25:57 AM  

bingo the psych-o: darch: What's "beer wine"?

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Close enough.


Don't let the smoove taste fool ya.
 
2017-04-16 02:26:22 AM  
still enjoys beer, wine and long walks

Of the silly variety, I hope.
 
2017-04-16 02:29:02 AM  
Must have been that wafer-thin chocolate
 
2017-04-16 02:41:03 AM  
You know what the best thing about having dementia? You can hide your own Easter Eggs.
 
2017-04-16 03:02:12 AM  
Given how old the old MP crew is now, one of these years coming up very soon is going to be an awfully massive kick in the balls for a lot of us...
 
2017-04-16 03:32:11 AM  
What, you can drink what you like but you don't have to talk to people?

That's my kind of dementia
 
2017-04-16 03:58:31 AM  

Iczer: Given how old the old MP crew is now, one of these years coming up very soon is going to be an awfully massive kick in the balls for a lot of us...


Agreed.

Also, how great of a human is Michael Palin? Such a kind-hearted & loyal friend, & the man with the biggest credit, no less.
 
2017-04-16 04:10:54 AM  
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2017-04-16 04:25:44 AM  
Is he still looking on the bright side of life?
 
2017-04-16 04:34:55 AM  
For a writer and comic aphasia has to be the worst thing they can get.  His mind might still be there mostly but he can't communicate that to anyone.
 
2017-04-16 04:46:37 AM  
Sad. He wasn't just a hilarious comedian, he was extremely smart and erudite.

On a different note, I wonder who's taking care of his sheds?

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2017-04-16 05:02:31 AM  
What's John's excuse?
 
2017-04-16 05:13:41 AM  

Iczer: Given how old the old MP crew is now, one of these years coming up very soon is going to be an awfully massive kick in the balls for a lot of us...


I have a plan
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2017-04-16 06:47:13 AM  

lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.


I know, right? Stupid idiot should've known he was going to develop dementia and thereby put his entire life in stasis in order to easily accommodate the loss of every aspect of himself.

Maybe give that a quick rethink, jmr61.

/My dad had dementia
//Did not choose it
 
2017-04-16 07:28:35 AM  
He was great in the 'Say no more' sketch.  Even as the straight man, he played off of Eric Idle wonderfully.  I always thought of him as the Bugs Bunny of the group; he seemed to be the one jumping at the chance to impersonate a woman.

Comic legend.
 
2017-04-16 07:29:59 AM  

Todorojo: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I know, right? Stupid idiot should've known he was going to develop dementia and thereby put his entire life in stasis in order to easily accommodate the loss of every aspect of himself.

Maybe give that a quick rethink, jmr61.

/My dad had dementia
//Did not choose it


Well, he also left his wife for a college chick. He's a douchebag. Doesn't make his body of work any less brilliant, but he is personally just an awful human being as far as that goes.
 
2017-04-16 07:48:42 AM  

ModernLuddite: Todorojo: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I know, right? Stupid idiot should've known he was going to develop dementia and thereby put his entire life in stasis in order to easily accommodate the loss of every aspect of himself.

Maybe give that a quick rethink, jmr61.

/My dad had dementia
//Did not choose it

Well, he also left his wife for a college chick. He's a douchebag. Doesn't make his body of work any less brilliant, but he is personally just an awful human being as far as that goes.


The jokes on him, I think. Ex-wife gets alimony, and new wife gets the senility and a second child to look after.
 
2017-04-16 07:53:05 AM  

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lulz

Have a nice Easter/Passover everyone!
 
2017-04-16 07:56:25 AM  

Todorojo: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I know, right? Stupid idiot should've known he was going to develop dementia and thereby put his entire life in stasis in order to easily accommodate the loss of every aspect of himself.

Maybe give that a quick rethink, jmr61.

/My dad had dementia
//Did not choose it


My dad died at 47. How dare he leave four kids behind!
 
2017-04-16 08:16:04 AM  

lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.


I totally agree with that person. No, Terry Jones didn't plan on getting dementia, no one does, but it was still supremely selfish to have a child at that advanced an age, even if he didn't end up getting sick. I would feel the same way if it was some woman in an advanced age having a child. You're robbing that child of the kind of childhood they deserve. I thought my parents were old when I was little because they were in their 30s when they had me and my sister - in fact, my mom was 38 when my sister was born. All of my friends' parents were in their 20s when they were born.

I couldn't imagine having a dad that was 68 when I was born - when I graduated high school, he'd be 86. When I graduated from college, assuming he lived that long, he'd be in his 90s. How is that fair or even remotely appropriate?
 
2017-04-16 08:16:45 AM  

COMALite J: lindalouwho: The years really do go by quick, especially after you're 50.
One's past always seems to be about the same amount of time to them ― basically indeterminate. But each year becomes a smaller and smaller fraction of that as one ages. This is why little kids say, "We're not going to Disney World for another two whole weeks? B-but, that's forever!!" And older people wonder where the time went.


"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened."  ~  another famous British Terry (RIP)
 
2017-04-16 08:48:06 AM  

Coco LaFemme: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I totally agree with that person. No, Terry Jones didn't plan on getting dementia, no one does, but it was still supremely selfish to have a child at that advanced an age, even if he didn't end up getting sick. I would feel the same way if it was some woman in an advanced age having a child. You're robbing that child of the kind of childhood they deserve. I thought my parents were old when I was little because they were in their 30s when they had me and my sister - in fact, my mom was 38 when my sister was born. All of my friends' parents were in their 20s when they were born.

I couldn't imagine having a dad that was 68 when I was born - when I graduated high school, he'd be 86. When I graduated from college, assuming he lived that long, he'd be in his 90s. How is that fair or even remotely appropriate?


Different people approach life in different ways, and what if his wife really wanted to have a child with her husband?

I stand by my comment, Ms. Judgey McJudgeface.
 
2017-04-16 08:49:58 AM  
So, apparently he can say no more...

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/ Know what I mean, nudge nudge?
 
2017-04-16 09:12:25 AM  

Coco LaFemme: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I totally agree with that person. No, Terry Jones didn't plan on getting dementia, no one does, but it was still supremely selfish to have a child at that advanced an age, even if he didn't end up getting sick. I would feel the same way if it was some woman in an advanced age having a child. You're robbing that child of the kind of childhood they deserve. I thought my parents were old when I was little because they were in their 30s when they had me and my sister - in fact, my mom was 38 when my sister was born. All of my friends' parents were in their 20s when they were born.

I couldn't imagine having a dad that was 68 when I was born - when I graduated high school, he'd be 86. When I graduated from college, assuming he lived that long, he'd be in his 90s. How is that fair or even remotely appropriate?


Who said life was either fair or appropriate?
 
2017-04-16 09:19:23 AM  

Iczer: Given how old the old MP crew is now, one of these years coming up very soon is going to be an awfully massive kick in the balls for a lot of us...


THIS.
 
2017-04-16 09:29:53 AM  

harleyquinnical: Coco LaFemme: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I totally agree with that person. No, Terry Jones didn't plan on getting dementia, no one does, but it was still supremely selfish to have a child at that advanced an age, even if he didn't end up getting sick. I would feel the same way if it was some woman in an advanced age having a child. You're robbing that child of the kind of childhood they deserve. I thought my parents were old when I was little because they were in their 30s when they had me and my sister - in fact, my mom was 38 when my sister was born. All of my friends' parents were in their 20s when they were born.

I couldn't imagine having a dad that was 68 when I was born - when I graduated high school, he'd be 86. When I graduated from college, assuming he lived that long, he'd be in his 90s. How is that fair or even remotely appropriate?

Who said life was either fair or appropriate?


Also, effective birth control is a relatively recent miracle. It was not so long ago that "change of life babies" were pretty common.

Both of my parents were born when their parents were in their mid/late 40s.
 
2017-04-16 09:31:26 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: "Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened."  ~  another famous British Terry (RIP)


Ain't that the truth!
 
2017-04-16 09:39:52 AM  
I know someone with this kind of dementia. It actually hits people at a younger age (think 50s) usually but they're finding it may be misdiagnosed in older people, like my relative who was told it was alzheimer's at first until it didn't progress the way they expected.
There's a couple of different types of PPA, which is a subset of frontal temporal lobe dementia. Basically, a specific part of the brain gives out affecting language skills. What part of the brain determines which subtype of PPA (Non-fluent, semantic, or logopenic).
PPA usually doesn't cause the kinds of memory loss or impaired function until the last stages of the disease. Until then you're just trapped with most of your brain working except the part that can communicate - they know exactly what is happening to them. The right side of the brain is usually fully functional so sometimes they recommend painting or other visual arts. My relative likes to sing, and sometime can even get some of the lyrics out still.
In the final stages, the damage has spread and you get all sorts of personality changes. Child like behaviors, rages/tantrums, wandering around naked. More typical dementia stuff. But PPA doesn't kill you directly the way Alzheimer's can. Much of the time it screws with your ability to swallow, and you end up choking to death or getting pneumonia from inhaled food.
I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
 
2017-04-16 10:14:47 AM  

ModernLuddite: Todorojo: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I know, right? Stupid idiot should've known he was going to develop dementia and thereby put his entire life in stasis in order to easily accommodate the loss of every aspect of himself.

Maybe give that a quick rethink, jmr61.

/My dad had dementia
//Did not choose it

Well, he also left his wife for a college chick. He's a douchebag. Doesn't make his body of work any less brilliant, but he is personally just an awful human being as far as that goes.


Why should anyone stay married if they're unhappy being married to that person?  This 'staying together for the sake of the kids' crap is.....well crap.  My father was a good man -  unless he was drunk.  Then he became Mr Hyde - a foul-mouth, physically abusive demon who was arrested dozens of times and constantly threatened to kill us.  We begged mom to divorce him.  She even served papers on him at one point, but she could never go through with it.  Despite there being such a thing as alimony and having a full-time job, she talked about not being able to take care of us without him, what's going to happen to you kids? (There was two of us), etc.  So she would have left him if it wasn't for us?....Gee...thanks mom.

Look, I'm not saying that Terry Jones is a Saint.  And yeah on the surface the divorce-marrying-younger-woman stuff reads like a narcissist actor chasing young tail crap.  But we don't know the details that led to the collapse of his first marriage - there's always more than one side to a story, especially in a divorce - but labeling Terry Jones as an awful human being because he divorced his first wife and married someone younger is knee-jerk projection.
 
2017-04-16 10:19:13 AM  

lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.


Didn't the same thing happen with James "Scotty" Doohan?  Only he was about 80 when he had his youngest child.
 
2017-04-16 10:31:56 AM  

Huggermugger: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

Didn't the same thing happen with James "Scotty" Doohan?  Only he was about 80 when he had his youngest child.


Tony Randall definitely had a kid when he was ancient. Two, in fact, when he was nearly 80, with his 20-something wife.
 
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2017-04-16 11:04:13 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Huggermugger: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

Didn't the same thing happen with James "Scotty" Doohan?  Only he was about 80 when he had his youngest child.

Tony Randall definitely had a kid when he was ancient. Two, in fact, when he was nearly 80, with his 20-something wife.


I believe Charlie Chaplin had a kid when he was in his 70's as well.  It happens.
 
2017-04-16 11:23:59 AM  

lindalouwho: Todorojo: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

I know, right? Stupid idiot should've known he was going to develop dementia and thereby put his entire life in stasis in order to easily accommodate the loss of every aspect of himself.

Maybe give that a quick rethink, jmr61.

/My dad had dementia
//Did not choose it

My dad died at 47. How dare he leave four kids behind!


News flash...
Many more people die after age 68 that at between adulthood and age 47..

Having a kid at age 68 is not particularly smart, if you have any desire to be a meaningful part of the kid's life..

I had one at 40.5, and even at that, I worry about being there.
 
2017-04-16 11:57:17 AM  
Few people judge men that have children in their 30s and 40s then leave the child raising to their wife.    A 68 year old might actually have more time for his kids than someone in the prime of his working life.
 And it's not like Jone's kids are going without.  He has the money to provide for them for life.
 
2017-04-16 12:05:35 PM  
"Crusades" is a Terry Jones documentary series I recommend to anyone interested in that nasty period of history.
 
2017-04-16 12:24:32 PM  

harleyquinnical: Who said life was either fair or appropriate?


Morans.
 
2017-04-16 12:59:22 PM  
His history documentaries are some of the best around.

And, for those who judge him for moving on with another partner, or for having a child when he was "too old": go fark your ignorant-ass selves, you walking sacks of crap. And glory in the highest to the twats who think she had nothing to do with either of those, like he was some kind of Svengali she could not resist because she was just a young innocent girl and he was Rich Powerful White Male - it's nice to see what you really think of women.

Seriously, an older guy has a kid and you crap yourselves, but you have no problem with younger people popping out brats left and right with no concept of how to feed and clothe them? Brilliant.
 
2017-04-16 01:03:47 PM  

Boe: FirstNationalBastard: Huggermugger: lindalouwho: jmr61: I was going to say something like good for him for enjoying a drink or two then the story ended by saying he had a 7 year old kid.  75 and lost his mind. Had a kid at 68 and now that kid has no father.

Men who have these kids in their 60s with no chance of being around for them are egocentric assholes. And idiots.

Ok, Judgey McJudgeface.

Didn't the same thing happen with James "Scotty" Doohan?  Only he was about 80 when he had his youngest child.

Tony Randall definitely had a kid when he was ancient. Two, in fact, when he was nearly 80, with his 20-something wife.

I believe Charlie Chaplin had a kid when he was in his 70's as well.  It happens.


Mick Jagger.
 
2017-04-16 01:07:00 PM  

dforkus: News flash...
Many more people die after age 68 that at between adulthood and age 47..


Oh how delightfully condescending!

Fark off, and have a Happy Easter.

/opinions, we all got 'em
// but maybe sometimes MYOB instead of "stop doing what I don't like" when it does not affect you
 
2017-04-16 01:19:13 PM  

Iczer: Given how old the old MP crew is now, one of these years coming up very soon is going to be an awfully massive kick in the balls for a lot of us...


Already happened almost 30 years ago.
Graham Chapman's Eulogy by John Cleese
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