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(Dallas News)   Man wakes up from Labor Day coma, finds out about 9/11   ( dallasnews.com) divider line
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2001-12-31 10:05:43 AM  
2001-12-31 10:12:52 AM  
so...uh...why do i care?

does he have a message from god? or maybe he knows where I left my keys.
2001-12-31 10:13:18 AM  
2001-12-31 10:14:04 AM  
Don't most people that old have no idea what's happened in the past four months, as a matter of course? My grandfather was only 78 when he started accusing me of being a Communist and listening in on the phone. Before this guy acted all surprised about 9/11, he probably claimed to have done all the wall molding in the hospital.
2001-12-31 10:21:13 AM  
I don't know. Guy seems to be with it. His wife said he remembered alot of stuff including old girl friends!! The guy is 80 something and still remembers old girl friends. Good job, old man.
2001-12-31 10:36:03 AM  
Seems like a pretty sad story to me... not just waking up to hear about 9/11, but the fact that his sister died, too.
Poor guy...
2001-12-31 10:57:38 AM  
What a lot to wake up to. Especially being a firefighter.
2001-12-31 11:15:33 AM  
Man, that REALLY has to suck. You wake up from a coma, and that's how you are welcomed back to the world?

"Welcome back Mr. Johnson. By the way, while you were out, your sister died, and America was attacked with thousands of people dead. Want some pudding?"
2001-12-31 11:16:53 AM  
"At an intersection near his home in Canton, he pulled in front of another car and was broadsided."

Further proof that old farts should not be allowed to drive. Take their licenses at 75.
2001-12-31 12:12:31 PM  
What a mind job! Poor guy.
2001-12-31 12:34:04 PM  
I wouldn't blame him if he insisted on being put back into the coma.
2001-12-31 01:05:59 PM  
Damn. That's gotta suck.
2001-12-31 01:09:35 PM  
My grandfather is 86 and still kicking. Actually he's boffing the babysitter (the one that watched my mother et al). Hope I'm like that in 50 odd years too.
2001-12-31 01:22:46 PM  
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2001-12-31 01:34:57 PM  
Did you just say 'boffing?'
2001-12-31 01:43:23 PM  
Who the hell was Lorene? Did I miss something?
2001-12-31 02:48:30 PM  
I was wondering if something like this was gonna happen. Of course, I didn't wonder aloud on Fark, so there's no proof that I may be the next Nostradamus...
2001-12-31 03:03:34 PM  
No you're not.

Miss Cleo told me ya weren't.
2001-12-31 03:17:39 PM  
could be worse..... he could've woken up only to be accused of being a cyborg with a bomb in his ribcage.
2001-12-31 05:12:54 PM  
Shoeshine: Wow, that sounds like the makings of a really crappy movie...


That is all.

-Got Spider??
2001-12-31 05:18:52 PM  
Old girlfriends and phone numbers? It's very common as people get older for them to remember distant past things more clearly than recent events. It's assumed from studies that something learned in the prime of life is more easily retained than when the brain is starting to shut down in old age.

Spider, it IS a crappy mo... ooops, never mind. I wouldn't want to imply I might have seen it.
2001-12-31 10:34:14 PM  
As of right now people who are older than 75 should lose their license. They're a danger to the public with their slow reflexes to ever faster driving cars.
2002-01-01 01:52:26 AM  
it's sad.
2002-01-01 02:35:11 AM  
Why do doctors always say "He will only last a few more days", then the wife will say "I know him well, he won't die, he's to tough to die!" Then he does not die.
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