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Monday, January 29, 2007
Old, and Apparently Senile as Well
And by senile, I mean the BBC article documenting the latest death of the "world's oldest person", which I believe should now be a weekly feature since they drop like flies when they hit 114.

The caption to the picture showing the poor old girl comatose, in a wheel chair, and with her head held up by a cushion so it doesn't flop over, says: "Mrs Tillman held the title for less than a week."

That's because some old geezer in Puerto Rico kicked the bucket last week.

Next in line for the Grim Reaper? A Japanese woman who the article claims was born in 1883. That would make her 124 years old - not 114, and then she would have them all beat. I think they meant to say 1893.

Nice to know that even at that age, people still can't get your birthday right.
posted by Broadsheet @ 2:31 PM  
4 Editorial Opinions:
  • At January 29, 2007, Blogger jwer said…

    ...and here I thought you... oh never mind. I just remembered Campbell.

    :o)

     
  • At January 29, 2007, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    Yes, but the title for most follicularly challenged is yours for the taking.

     
  • At January 30, 2007, Anonymous Malnurtured Snay said…

    I never - ever! - want to live that old.

     
  • At January 31, 2007, Blogger jwer said…

    Bullshit... even my 64-year-old dad has more hair than, say, Picard, and I have more than he does. Which is not to say the top of my head is not quite shiny indeed.

     
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