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2021-11-23 12:13:33 PM  
FTFA: Lola's cause of death is yet to be determined, city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales told CNN Philippines.

I bet it was actually murder, arranged by the then-second oldest living person.
 
2021-11-23 12:27:01 PM  
Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.
 
2021-11-23 12:48:52 PM  
I'm always a little skeptical about these claims.  That's a good looking 124.

/A lot of "official" records aren't necessarily accurate.
//My wife was born in another country.
///She is actually slightly younger than she officially is, because her mom lied to get her to start U.S. school early, and so her driver's license, etc... are all wrong.
 
2021-11-23 12:55:20 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?


No.
 
2021-11-23 12:55:25 PM  
Farewell LBFM
 
2021-11-23 12:56:05 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.


How many olds you got? Fark has a lot of olds, and getting that to stick in their (or my) brain would cause confusion. Maybe by 2030-2040 you can use it and not get to many confused people.
 
2021-11-23 12:57:24 PM  
Yet the mentality remains for many Americans
 
2021-11-23 12:57:25 PM  
She doesn't look a day older than 121.
 
2021-11-23 12:58:29 PM  
Great in 60 years, I can go on and on about pulling in to a gas station and having an attendant pump my gas.   And there were only 3 channels on TV and they went off the air at night.  And telephones were attached to walls and you could only make calls.  But if you called some one long distance, you had to pay a long distance fee.  Didn't have no computers in school.  And no calculators either.

We're going to the Soylent Green Factory?  Oh, I hear that's a great tour.  Sure.  I wait here by the loading zone.  Why you look like a nice guy all dressed in white and carrying that nice drink.  Well, I'd like to see a Dawn Wells montage and listen to Gordon Lightfoot singing Saturday's Clothes.
 
2021-11-23 12:59:30 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.


Heck yeah. Been doing that a few years now.

I'm ahead of my time!
 
2021-11-23 1:01:10 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.


I love to use "Aught" when talking about the years 2001-2009.

"I lived in New York back in aught 7."

"Well yeah, but that was a long time ago... aught 4 or 5 I reckon."

"That was aught 2 sonny, back before you were born."
 
2021-11-23 1:06:48 PM  
Why, did the 1800s have a new statue dedicated to it?
 
2021-11-23 1:07:11 PM  

TWX: FTFA: Lola's cause of death is yet to be determined, city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales told CNN Philippines.

I bet it was actually murder, arranged by the then-second oldest living person.


How did she die?  She's 124!  She wrecked her Harley up here at Bike Week. Here's your sign.
 
2021-11-23 1:09:29 PM  
Her last words: "That new Hawkeye series sucks..."
 
2021-11-23 1:10:38 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.


TV Tropes refers to it as the "turn of the millennium" and its a pretty great phrase.
 
2021-11-23 1:11:53 PM  
My grandmother made it to 108 and decided she'd had enough. Stopped eating and drinking. No idea how long she would have lived otherwise. Showed every sign of being unstoppable.
 
2021-11-23 1:12:59 PM  

Moose out front: Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.

I love to use "Aught" when talking about the years 2001-2009.

"I lived in New York back in aught 7."

"Well yeah, but that was a long time ago... aught 4 or 5 I reckon."

"That was aught 2 sonny, back before you were born."


I've been doing this since back when it was still the aughts, and I was referring to four or five years ago.

/Possibly the weirdest part was the first time when someone didn't laugh when I used it.
 
2021-11-23 1:15:06 PM  
Cause of death? Being really god damn old.
 
2021-11-23 1:15:42 PM  
She once said that Doug Macarthur had the silkiest taint of any white man she'd been with.
 
2021-11-23 1:21:12 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.


I usually go with "Back in the 1900s..."
 
2021-11-23 1:27:52 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.

I usually go with "Back in the 1900s..."


I do this one.

/Stolen from the legendary, obscure band Lost & Found.
 
2021-11-23 1:28:06 PM  

Moose out front: Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.

I love to use "Aught" when talking about the years 2001-2009.

"I lived in New York back in aught 7."

"Well yeah, but that was a long time ago... aught 4 or 5 I reckon."

"That was aught 2 sonny, back before you were born."


I call that decade the Noughties.
 
2021-11-23 1:31:34 PM  
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But she looked so lively....
 
2021-11-23 1:32:19 PM  
I had a grandfather who died in the 1960s, who lived to be in his 70s. We found out decades later that he had (younger) siblings past the century mark still living in the Old Country.

Also want to add, this guy's granddad was President:

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10th President, John Tyler, born in 1790.
 
2021-11-23 1:37:27 PM  
My great aunt was older than what was on her drivers license, she falsified her age so she could keep working past mandatory retirement as she loved teaching
 
2021-11-23 1:41:22 PM  
The oldest people in the world are always dying, must be some sort of conspiracy
 
2021-11-23 1:43:28 PM  

Christian Liberal: TWX: FTFA: Lola's cause of death is yet to be determined, city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales told CNN Philippines.

I bet it was actually murder, arranged by the then-second oldest living person.

How did she die?  She's 124!  She wrecked her Harley up here at Bike Week. Here's your sign.


WTF is that unbelievable shiat?  JFC...

/it was an Indian, duh!
 
2021-11-23 1:45:09 PM  
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2021-11-23 1:50:25 PM  
Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.
 
2021-11-23 1:54:46 PM  

unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.


You just made a particular song creepy.

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2021-11-23 1:55:33 PM  

unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.


Really? That makes the Kinks song that much weirder.
 
2021-11-23 1:58:09 PM  

unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.


The Kinks Lola Top of the Pops 1970
Youtube GP0X0CRMZLU

Had to ruin the joke, now, didn't you?
 
2021-11-23 1:58:43 PM  

unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.


But that girl in the club down in old Soho said her name was Lola...
 
2021-11-23 2:00:06 PM  

Dr.Fey: unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.

You just made a particular song creepy.

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Manic Depressive Mouse: unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.

Really? That makes the Kinks song that much weirder.


The Ice Cream Man: unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/GP0X0CRM​ZLU]
Had to ruin the joke, now, didn't you?


*shakes succession of tiny fists*
 
2021-11-23 2:02:56 PM  
"Well I fell asleep, then I woke feelin kinda queer
Lola looked at me and said, ooh you look so weird"
 
2021-11-23 2:23:34 PM  
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2021-11-23 2:27:15 PM  

Dr.Fey: You just made a particular song creepy.


If he was Filipino, I guess.
 
2021-11-23 2:42:59 PM  
MST3K - Tom Servo's Haunting Tribue to the 70's
Youtube BE9fN79Q0-Y
 
2021-11-23 2:45:22 PM  
I'm pretty sure I looked in like 2018 and there was no one left from the 1800s then, but perhaps whatever I looked at didn't know about her.
 
2021-11-23 3:23:39 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?

I've been doing it since 2010.  I had a band around the turn of the century called "Johnny Actionfinger".  I used to work for Home Depot back at the turn of the century.  People haven't done it that way since the turn of the century.

How many olds you got? Fark has a lot of olds, and getting that to stick in their (or my) brain would cause confusion. Maybe by 2030-2040 you can use it and not get to many confused people.


Having been raised by people who were born up to a decade before this woman, I tend to always think of "Turn of the century" to mean a lot of different things. My Great-grandmother and Great-great aunt taught me about their family. Their father was a blacksmith who shod horses for a living until he was a very old man, because he was alive in the time before automobiles; his father remembered a time before steam engines. They were raised in the time of the locomotive before the airplane was invented. They sailed to Egypt to be tourists back in a time when their steam ship was still passing sailing schooners in the ocean, and they lived long enough to see the Space Shuttles and personal computers. None of them had drivers licenses. To her dying day my great-great aunt used tooth powder. Their summer cottage in Ohio didn't have indoor plumbing until the 1940s, and the wiring for the electrical lights was run through the original steel pipes that used to use coal gas for indoor gas lighting, which they used up until electrification. I am a living connection to people who remember how most of the human race lived for the bulk of its recorded history. Canned foods only dates back to the Napoleonic Era; modern metallurgy really only just barely before that. Gunpowder maybe a few centuries before that. We didn't change a whole lot for a very long time, and then all of a sudden those people who raised me saw EVERYTHING change practically overnight.

Think about life before computers, TV, *radio* (thanks, TESLA!), cars, and even electricity; the telephones were mostly battery powered. My Grands' parents remembered life with just the telegraph and post. If you wanted to learn something you had to study as an apprentice or go to a library or a college.

The changes this departed woman saw in her lifetime are mind-boggling.
 
2021-11-23 3:46:38 PM  

Bondith: unbelver: Uh, Sun.  "Lola" is a title, not a name.  "Grandma Iska".  So you just called her "Grandma" throughout the entire article.

But that girl in the club down in old Soho said her name was Lola...


Y-O-D-A Yoda, Yo yo yo yo Yoda....
 
2021-11-23 3:53:40 PM  

TWX: FTFA: Lola's cause of death is yet to be determined, city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales told CNN Philippines.

I bet it was actually murder, arranged by the then-second oldest living person.


Who's last in the tontine?
 
2021-11-23 4:00:06 PM  
it seems strange to me that the worlds oldest person is consistently someone born and living in a place with historically terrible record keeping and low literacy rates.

\ come to think of if, not so strange.
 
2021-11-23 9:57:15 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?



I use fin de siecle. It's a little drier.
 
2021-11-23 10:20:21 PM  

Dear Jerk: Dave and the Mission: Can we officially start using "Turn of the Century" for events 21 years ago?


I use fin de siecle. It's a little drier.


I'm pretty sure that statutorily requires you to be wearing a monocle and carrying a dress cane
 
2021-11-23 10:22:20 PM  

thespindrifter: Having been raised by people who were born up to a decade before this woman, I tend to always think of "Turn of the century" to mean a lot of different things. My Great-grandmother and Great-great aunt taught me about their family. Their father was a blacksmith who shod horses for a living until he was a very old man, because he was alive in the time before automobiles; his father remembered a time before steam engines. They were raised in the time of the locomotive before the airplane was invented. They sailed to Egypt to be tourists back in a time when their steam ship was still passing sailing schooners in the ocean, and they lived long enough to see the Space Shuttles and personal computers. None of them had drivers licenses. To her dying day my great-great aunt used tooth powder. Their summer cottage in Ohio didn't have indoor plumbing until the 1940s, and the wiring for the electrical lights was run through the original steel pipes that used to use coal gas for indoor gas lighting, which they used up until electrification. I am a living connection to people who remember how most of the human race lived for the bulk of its recorded history. Canned foods only dates back to the Napoleonic Era; modern metallurgy really only just barely before that. Gunpowder maybe a few centuries before that. We didn't change a whole lot for a very long time, and then all of a sudden those people who raised me saw EVERYTHING change practically overnight.

Think about life before computers, TV, *radio* (thanks, TESLA!), cars, and even electricity; the telephones were mostly battery powered. My Grands' parents remembered life with just the telegraph and post. If you wanted to learn something you had to study as an apprentice or go to a library or a college.

The changes this departed woman saw in her lifetime are mind-boggling.


I tried to come up with some snark here, but no could do.  Illustrative and apt
 
2021-11-24 12:32:26 AM  
Nope. Fake news. Not true. In the Bible, God himself says that no one will ever live past 120 anymore. People say the entire Bible is God's word. But this is really God's word. He said it himself. It has to be true. Just gotta be. Because if this is not true than what about everything else? Hmmmmm ...
:)


/S
 
2021-11-24 12:58:20 PM  

FarkingChas: Nope. Fake news. Not true. In the Bible, God himself says that no one will ever live past 120 anymore. People say the entire Bible is God's word. But this is really God's word. He said it himself. It has to be true. Just gotta be. Because if this is not true than what about everything else? Hmmmmm ...
:)


/S


Since you already know that this very quote was a generalization and not a rock solid number, all you're really doing by coming here to say that is be a dick. You think you're better than people who believe the Judeo-Christian Bible, but you have nothing better to offer than hate. You're no better than anyone and especially no better than the average Christian. You literally just proved you are exactly the same as the people you deride. I pity you.
 
2021-11-24 8:41:24 PM  

thespindrifter: FarkingChas: Nope. Fake news. Not true. In the Bible, God himself says that no one will ever live past 120 anymore. People say the entire Bible is God's word. But this is really God's word. He said it himself. It has to be true. Just gotta be. Because if this is not true than what about everything else? Hmmmmm ...
:)


/S

Since you already know that this very quote was a generalization and not a rock solid number, all you're really doing by coming here to say that is be a dick. You think you're better than people who believe the Judeo-Christian Bible, but you have nothing better to offer than hate. You're no better than anyone and especially no better than the average Christian. You literally just proved you are exactly the same as the people you deride. I pity you.


I pity the fool that misses the /S tag.
 
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