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2020-12-01 12:26:04 PM  
Was there ever any reason given for the real life Leonard and Penny breaking up?

And 45 and 23? It's good to be rich and famous.
 
2020-12-01 12:38:05 PM  
*uproarious laugh track *
 
2020-12-01 12:41:12 PM  
Bazinga! Also, he's nearly twice her age. I'm sure they have so much in common and tons of things to talk about. Like...his money. Oh and their kid.
 
2020-12-01 12:41:55 PM  
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2020-12-01 12:52:34 PM  
that man is cursed with the worst hair in Hollywood
 
2020-12-01 12:53:07 PM  
First: It's knock, knock, knock...Penny.
Second: That was a Sheldon thing.
 
2020-12-01 12:55:07 PM  

sinko swimo: that man is cursed with the worst hair in Hollywood


As a guy with terrible hair myself, this has occurred to me whenever I see him.

/quarantine's been awesome
//baseball hats on Zoom are a Godsend
 
2020-12-01 1:03:37 PM  

ZMugg: First: It's knock, knock, knock...Penny.
Second: That was a Sheldon thing.


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2020-12-01 1:17:23 PM  

bostonguy: Was there ever any reason given for the real life Leonard and Penny breaking up?

And 45 and 23? It's good to be rich and famous.



He's apparently a buzzkill in real life and Kaley's much more of a fun-time gal.
 
2020-12-01 1:22:15 PM  

FrancoFile: He's apparently a buzzkill in real life and Kaley's much more of a fun-time gal.


I think I remember some Farker saying that he knew him in high school. And that he was a real dick or something. Like, a bad case of Napoleon Complex or something.
 
2020-12-01 1:30:12 PM  
My wife follows Cuoco on whatever social media thing. Apparently she's married to a really rich guy who races horses or something. They have a huge house and she adopts all the animals. Like, all of them.
 
2020-12-01 1:30:51 PM  

sinko swimo: that man is cursed with the worst hair in Hollywood


He's known to have other, um, physical attributes.
 
2020-12-01 1:31:14 PM  

logieal: My wife follows Cuoco on whatever social media thing. Apparently she's married to a really rich guy who races horses or something. They have a huge house and she adopts all the animals. Like, all of them.


Good for her.
 
2020-12-01 1:36:31 PM  

ZMugg: That was a Sheldon thing.


bostonguy: I think I remember some Farker saying that he knew him in high school.


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2020-12-01 1:48:56 PM  

damageddude: ZMugg: That was a Sheldon thing.

bostonguy: I think I remember some Farker saying that he knew him in high school.

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Holy crap, where is that first image from?
 
2020-12-01 1:53:49 PM  

bostonguy: damageddude: ZMugg: That was a Sheldon thing.

bostonguy: I think I remember some Farker saying that he knew him in high school.

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Holy crap, where is that first image from?


Big Bang Theory Season 5 Episode 11 "The Speckerman Recurrence"

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2119890/​
 
2020-12-01 2:16:03 PM  
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2020-12-01 2:17:09 PM  
Hard to keep a relationship solid with someone half (or twice) your age.  I hope it was amicable and it all goes well.
 
2020-12-01 2:21:12 PM  

Khellendros: Hard to keep a relationship solid with someone half (or twice) your age.  I hope it was amicable and it all goes well.


Some of my friends are only ten years younger than I (40 versus 30), and I have to hold myself back from treating them condescendingly sometimes. As in, saying "Give it five years and you'll understand" or rolling my eyes at their soap opera dating issues that could be resolved in two minutes by people with any sense.

I could not imagine being in a serious relationship with someone twenty years younger.

Damn. I just realized that I'm old.
 
2020-12-01 2:25:06 PM  

bostonguy: Khellendros: Hard to keep a relationship solid with someone half (or twice) your age.  I hope it was amicable and it all goes well.

Some of my friends are only ten years younger than I (40 versus 30), and I have to hold myself back from treating them condescendingly sometimes. As in, saying "Give it five years and you'll understand" or rolling my eyes at their soap opera dating issues that could be resolved in two minutes by people with any sense.

I could not imagine being in a serious relationship with someone twenty years younger.

Damn. I just realized that I'm old.


If you can accept that age and maturity are two different things, it's a lot easier to understand.

My wife is 20 years younger than me. I'm immature, she isn't ... and it works.
 
2020-12-01 2:27:26 PM  
My friend once asked me: "Towatchoverme, she's 20 years younger than you and smoking hot. What's your secret?"

And I said: "Well, I'm either very rich or hung like a horse ... and you've been to my house."
 
2020-12-01 2:40:38 PM  

Boojum2k: ZMugg: First: It's knock, knock, knock...Penny.
Second: That was a Sheldon thing.

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2020-12-01 2:43:13 PM  

bostonguy: Was there ever any reason given for the real life Leonard and Penny breaking up?



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"What's going on in this thread?"

 
2020-12-01 2:47:59 PM  

towatchoverme: If you can accept that age and maturity are two different things, it's a lot easier to understand.

My wife is 20 years younger than me. I'm immature, she isn't ... and it works.


True, but shared experience and relevant life issues aren't dictated by maturity levels as much as they are by time.  Being 40 and "immature" and 20 and "mature" doesn't change the fact that one grew up in very different times.  Different world events shaped your life, differences in technology, popular media, everything.

About the only thing you might be able to meet on is shared values, but even how you see those will be different.  I'm not saying it "can't" work, but the statistics are highly lopsided against it.
 
2020-12-01 2:51:03 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: bostonguy: Was there ever any reason given for the real life Leonard and Penny breaking up?

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"What's going on in this thread?"


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2020-12-01 2:52:42 PM  

Khellendros: True, but shared experience and relevant life issues aren't dictated by maturity levels as much as they are by time.  Being 40 and "immature" and 20 and "mature" doesn't change the fact that one grew up in very different times.  Different world events shaped your life, differences in technology, popular media, everything.


Yeah, people who have no memory of the Soviet Union, Cheers, and Hammer pants are like aliens to me.
 
2020-12-01 3:03:53 PM  

Khellendros: towatchoverme: If you can accept that age and maturity are two different things, it's a lot easier to understand.

My wife is 20 years younger than me. I'm immature, she isn't ... and it works.

True, but shared experience and relevant life issues aren't dictated by maturity levels as much as they are by time.  Being 40 and "immature" and 20 and "mature" doesn't change the fact that one grew up in very different times.  Different world events shaped your life, differences in technology, popular media, everything.

About the only thing you might be able to meet on is shared values, but even how you see those will be different.  I'm not saying it "can't" work, but the statistics are highly lopsided against it.


Thank you for your input. I only wish I had met you when I was considering my life choices.

I'm dismayed that the fact that we work in the same industry, have the same interests, enjoy each other's company, love talking with one another, and are both highly educated won't save our doomed, doomed relationship. Nor will the fact that both of us are innately curious and well-rounded culturally, and come from families with similar backgrounds. Yes, I make her laugh, but that's not enough. Nor is the fact that we have a daughter together, which is especially sad for her, the poor thing.

No, the fact that she didn't watch the Love Boat live on TV in the 70s and never owned a Duran Duran album that she played on a turntable is what will end us, inevitably.

I guess what I'm saying is that your opinion is duly noted, and valued for what it is.
 
2020-12-01 3:13:52 PM  
Yay I get another opportunity to say how much that show sucked!  It sucked a lot.
 
2020-12-01 3:14:11 PM  

towatchoverme: Thank you for your input. I only wish I had met you when I was considering my life choices.

I'm dismayed that the fact that we work in the same industry, have the same interests, enjoy each other's company, love talking with one another, and are both highly educated won't save our doomed, doomed relationship. Nor will the fact that both of us are innately curious and well-rounded culturally, and come from families with similar backgrounds. Yes, I make her laugh, but that's not enough. Nor is the fact that we have a daughter together, which is especially sad for her, the poor thing.

No, the fact that she didn't watch the Love Boat live on TV in the 70s and never owned a Duran Duran album that she played on a turntable is what will end us, inevitably.

I guess what I'm saying is that your opinion is duly noted, and valued for what it is.


It's awesome to hear that your relationship is so great! But objectively speaking, I think the commenter was saying that's it is a statistical anomaly. Most relationships with 20-year differences will not survive. But if you can do it, congrats!
 
2020-12-01 3:34:33 PM  

bostonguy: Khellendros: True, but shared experience and relevant life issues aren't dictated by maturity levels as much as they are by time.  Being 40 and "immature" and 20 and "mature" doesn't change the fact that one grew up in very different times.  Different world events shaped your life, differences in technology, popular media, everything.

Yeah, people who have no memory of the Soviet Union, Cheers, and Hammer pants are like aliens to me.


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2020-12-01 3:49:29 PM  

bostonguy: towatchoverme: Thank you for your input. I only wish I had met you when I was considering my life choices.

I'm dismayed that the fact that we work in the same industry, have the same interests, enjoy each other's company, love talking with one another, and are both highly educated won't save our doomed, doomed relationship. Nor will the fact that both of us are innately curious and well-rounded culturally, and come from families with similar backgrounds. Yes, I make her laugh, but that's not enough. Nor is the fact that we have a daughter together, which is especially sad for her, the poor thing.

No, the fact that she didn't watch the Love Boat live on TV in the 70s and never owned a Duran Duran album that she played on a turntable is what will end us, inevitably.

I guess what I'm saying is that your opinion is duly noted, and valued for what it is.

It's awesome to hear that your relationship is so great! But objectively speaking, I think the commenter was saying that's it is a statistical anomaly. Most relationships with 20-year differences will not survive. But if you can do it, congrats!


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2020-12-01 3:50:23 PM  
Maybe it's because I got to watch it in one big binge, I really liked the show. Like, people rip on the show constantly for "Bazinga" and they only actually use that line a handful of times after season 4.

Oh and it's "knock, knock, knock", not "knock, knock".
 
2020-12-01 5:12:23 PM  

bostonguy: FrancoFile: He's apparently a buzzkill in real life and Kaley's much more of a fun-time gal.

I think I remember some Farker saying that he knew him in high school. And that he was a real dick or something. Like, a bad case of Napoleon Complex or something.


I heard that even in the early '90s from people who knew him in elementary school. When he's spotted back in town the only positive posts I see are about the bars that kick him out for being handsy. And it's not just celeb-hating, because people are always glad to see Cecily Strong when she visits the old neighborhood.
 
2020-12-01 5:39:34 PM  
A 22 year age difference and they started dating when she was 21? IMHO that's a recipe for failure. Just sayin'.
 
2020-12-01 6:27:57 PM  
 Gosh, these nobody's that date rich dudes sure are fertile.
 
2020-12-01 6:40:38 PM  
He can afford three chicks at the same time, man.
 
2020-12-01 8:14:14 PM  

sinko swimo: that man is cursed with the worst hair in Hollywood


Yeah. Poor guy. Nobody would take that same scenario.
 
2020-12-01 10:49:42 PM  

towatchoverme: Thank you for your input. I only wish I had met you when I was considering my life choices.

I'm dismayed that the fact that we work in the same industry, have the same interests, enjoy each other's company, love talking with one another, and are both highly educated won't save our doomed, doomed relationship. Nor will the fact that both of us are innately curious and well-rounded culturally, and come from families with similar backgrounds. Yes, I make her laugh, but that's not enough. Nor is the fact that we have a daughter together, which is especially sad for her, the poor thing.

No, the fact that she didn't watch the Love Boat live on TV in the 70s and never owned a Duran Duran album that she played on a turntable is what will end us, inevitably.

I guess what I'm saying is that your opinion is duly noted, and valued for what it is.


Relationships with 20+ year age gaps have failure rates of extremely close to 100% (outside of arranged marriages), regardless of how "compatible" you think you are.  It's not a value judgement, it's not something to get defensive or reactionary about.  It's certainly not something to write a sarcastic drone of knee-jerk word vomit about, as you did.  It's just a fact of human existence.

People with big age gaps often meet because they work in the same industry, have similar interests, and like talking to one another.  They're typically from similar socio-economic backgrounds, which is why they'd cross paths.  They also fall out nearly 100% of the time for the reasons they don't have in common, which they ignore. Sure, it works from time to time.  But those odds are similar to the Browns and Lions meeting in the Superbowl.  On the moon.
 
2020-12-01 11:04:15 PM  

Khellendros: towatchoverme: Thank you for your input. I only wish I had met you when I was considering my life choices.

I'm dismayed that the fact that we work in the same industry, have the same interests, enjoy each other's company, love talking with one another, and are both highly educated won't save our doomed, doomed relationship. Nor will the fact that both of us are innately curious and well-rounded culturally, and come from families with similar backgrounds. Yes, I make her laugh, but that's not enough. Nor is the fact that we have a daughter together, which is especially sad for her, the poor thing.

No, the fact that she didn't watch the Love Boat live on TV in the 70s and never owned a Duran Duran album that she played on a turntable is what will end us, inevitably.

I guess what I'm saying is that your opinion is duly noted, and valued for what it is.

Relationships with 20+ year age gaps have failure rates of extremely close to 100% (outside of arranged marriages), regardless of how "compatible" you think you are.  It's not a value judgement, it's not something to get defensive or reactionary about.  It's certainly not something to write a sarcastic drone of knee-jerk word vomit about, as you did.  It's just a fact of human existence.

People with big age gaps often meet because they work in the same industry, have similar interests, and like talking to one another.  They're typically from similar socio-economic backgrounds, which is why they'd cross paths.  They also fall out nearly 100% of the time for the reasons they don't have in common, which they ignore. Sure, it works from time to time.  But those odds are similar to the Browns and Lions meeting in the Superbowl.  On the moon.


My first husband was 14 years older than me. We were very happy.
 
2020-12-01 11:07:11 PM  

apotheosis27: Yay I get another opportunity to say how much that show sucked!  It sucked a lot.


So did Game of Thrones.

Fark off.
 
2020-12-01 11:19:00 PM  

bostonguy: Khellendros: True, but shared experience and relevant life issues aren't dictated by maturity levels as much as they are by time.  Being 40 and "immature" and 20 and "mature" doesn't change the fact that one grew up in very different times.  Different world events shaped your life, differences in technology, popular media, everything.
Yeah, people who have no memory of the Soviet Union, Cheers, and Hammer pants are like aliens to me.


Music (which is really a big deal for some people), cars, do you have a Tiktok account, do you take selfies, how do you feel about gay and trans people, pot, sleeping around (ideas can really vary with age and peer group about it), who are your heroes? There is a lot. And if you think it's all about pop culture, well, it's not my fault we have such a shallow culture (something you also don't notice until you get a little older).

Values change with age. At least I hope they do. My young hottie isn't going to be at the same stage of life that I am. I'm getting to the point where I wonder if I should get an older dog, just in case I'm not around to take care of it.
Then your young lover goes out and buys a boa constrictor.
 
2020-12-02 7:51:42 AM  
a two year relationship with a large age gap AND she was pregnant during a significant portion of that?!?

great way to base your decisions Johnny
 
2020-12-02 9:22:12 AM  

Khellendros: towatchoverme: Thank you for your input. I only wish I had met you when I was considering my life choices.

I'm dismayed that the fact that we work in the same industry, have the same interests, enjoy each other's company, love talking with one another, and are both highly educated won't save our doomed, doomed relationship. Nor will the fact that both of us are innately curious and well-rounded culturally, and come from families with similar backgrounds. Yes, I make her laugh, but that's not enough. Nor is the fact that we have a daughter together, which is especially sad for her, the poor thing.

No, the fact that she didn't watch the Love Boat live on TV in the 70s and never owned a Duran Duran album that she played on a turntable is what will end us, inevitably.

I guess what I'm saying is that your opinion is duly noted, and valued for what it is.

Relationships with 20+ year age gaps have failure rates of extremely close to 100% (outside of arranged marriages), regardless of how "compatible" you think you are.  It's not a value judgement, it's not something to get defensive or reactionary about. It's certainly not something to write a sarcastic drone of knee-jerk word vomit about, as you did.  It's just a fact of human existence.

People with big age gaps often meet because they work in the same industry, have similar interests, and like talking to one another.  They're typically from similar socio-economic backgrounds, which is why they'd cross paths.  They also fall out nearly 100% of the time for the reasons they don't have in common, which they ignore. Sure, it works from time to time.  But those odds are similar to the Browns and Lions meeting in the Superbowl.  On the moon.


... He said, cloaking a value judgment in a passive-aggressive appeal to nonexistent facts.

Weird hangup you have about this, but you do you.
 
2020-12-02 9:51:25 AM  

towatchoverme: ... He said, cloaking a value judgment in a passive-aggressive appeal to nonexistent facts.

Weird hangup you have about this, but you do you.


I'm going to make a guess that you've never looked at any statistics on this.

Depending on what recent era you look at, marriage in the U.S. has a 40% - 50% failure rate (resulting in divorce, annulment, estrangement or long term separation with no reconciliation).  With a 5 year age gap, risk of divorce goes up by approximately 18% from rates of those with less than 1 year age separation.  Beyond that, the failure rate increases roughly linearly as the age gap increases.  When you reach 20 years of gap, the risk of divorce is 95% higher.  At 30 years, it's 172%.  Studies vary, and it's hard to incorporate the annulment/estrangement factor in the later groups, but the numbers never stray far from this general area.  The trends are consistent.

Sure, my "nearly 100%" comment was hyperbolic, but only slightly.  In the end, age gap is one of the highest impact variables.
 
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