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Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2015, 10:24:02 pm »
*thinks back*

I remember Middle Aged.

No Basil, you mean Middle Ages! ;)

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2015, 08:54:21 am »



Alternatively, as happened a few years ago, the weird and wacky Radio 1 afternoon DJ of your youth turns up on Radio 2 presenting the All Time Easy Listening Top 40.

When you find yourself listening to Smooth FM. You don't even have to like it ,just the act of listening to it ages you by 10 years at least.

Worse still, you tune in to Classic FM and they ( ex Radio 1 jocks ) are on there and then on BBC local radio's shared network programmes after 8 p.m doing phone ins for pensioners .
 Mark Forrest who started on Radio Tees (cutting edge commercial radio-not)  has been on the lot.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2015, 08:59:06 am »
Laura Dern plays Reese Witherspoon's mum in Wild. Good grief. I've got a coat that's older than the new Polish girl on CBBC. Good grief. I keep thinking 1995 was ten years ago, gah.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2015, 09:02:17 am »
You're getting the children ready for school and wondering what the holy fuck is Phineas & Pherb is all about . . .

 . . . then you realise you turned into your father.
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2015, 09:13:39 am »
^  ^  ^
Spot on. :-)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2015, 09:18:30 am »
You're getting the children ready for school and wondering what the holy fuck is Phineas & Pherb is all about . . .

 . . . then you realise you turned into your father.

Your kids have all left school!

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2015, 09:20:21 am »
You're getting the children ready for school and wondering what the holy fuck is Phineas & Pherb is all about . . .

 . . . then you realise you turned into your father.

Your kids have all left school!

Your kids have left school,
they've left Uni,
they've left home.

Then they start bloody coming back again!
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2015, 10:24:58 am »
Phineas and Pherb is actually one of my favourite kids' TV programmes.

I've no idea what this says about me.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2015, 10:37:53 am »
You're getting the children ready for school and wondering what the holy fuck is Phineas & Pherb is all about . . .

 . . . then you realise you turned into your father.

Your kids have all left school!

Your kids have left school,
they've left Uni,
they've left home.

Then they start bloody coming back again!

That's 'old age' Basil ;D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2015, 12:01:05 pm »
Oh yeah!  :facepalm:
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2015, 12:35:59 pm »
You're getting the children ready for school and wondering what the holy fuck is Phineas & Pherb is all about . . .

 . . . then you realise you turned into your father.

Your kids have all left school!

Your kids have left school,
they've left Uni,
they've left home.

Then they start bloody coming back again!

That's 'old age' Basil ;D

No that's when the kids finally get round to leaving again.

Therefore my parents are finally in old age.

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Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2015, 01:29:32 pm »
You make groaning or huffing noises when bending down to pick something up, or getting up from the floor.

Recently I have noticed I'm doing this alot.

You wander around the house turning all the lights off.

This too!

When you eat meat, there is more remaining stuck between your teeth and your receding gums than you have actually managed to swallow.

Yep, oh Lordy  ::-)

You start to.................can't remember what I was going to say ???

Oh for pity's sake  >:(

Never mind.  Much life left in this older dog ... I hope  ;D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2015, 02:02:37 pm »
Grey pubes.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2015, 02:30:20 pm »
Grey pubes.

Really pisses you off in a burger . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2015, 03:58:47 pm »
Grey pubes.

In fact the whole hair thing. Loosing hair in some places and gaining it elsewhere, normally in unwelcome areas.

I'm clinging to the hope that this phenomena has nothing to do with middle age but more to do with a hitherto unknown second stage of puberty. Perhaps my voice will break again, I'll sound like Barry White and suddenly become irresistible to womens.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2015, 04:40:59 pm »
You notice that your max rate of climb on the last Audax you did was the same as your average on the same ride ten years ago.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2015, 04:55:37 pm »
When your ears start sprouting hair.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2015, 05:00:23 pm »
your favourite music from your youth spring back into popularity.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2015, 06:05:32 pm »
Laura Dern plays Reese Witherspoon's mum in Wild. Good grief. I've got a coat that's older than the new Polish girl on CBBC. Good grief. I keep thinking 1995 was ten years ago, gah.

I had cause to channel The Finn from William Gibson's Sprawl,Trilogy while in in the Gulag.

"This jumper is older than you1 are so when I talk you listen!"

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2015, 07:41:33 pm »
When you think that starting a movie at 8.30pm is chancing it...

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2015, 07:47:43 pm »
You become enough of a pedant to start correcting grammar on internet forums.

Fora, surely?

Alternatively, as happened a few years ago, the weird and wacky Radio 1 afternoon DJ of your youth turns up on Radio 2 presenting the All Time Easy Listening Top 40.

Recursion! See OP.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2015, 10:11:39 pm »
You discover that a film you thought recent has been remade twice since you first saw it.
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But hold the oysters.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2015, 10:03:34 am »
When you discover a website dedicated to Airfix and nearly two hours of the working day disappear in a couple of seconds.

http://www.vintage-airfix.com/
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2015, 07:57:47 pm »
When you discover a website dedicated to Airfix and nearly two hours of the working day disappear in a couple of seconds.

http://www.vintage-airfix.com/
Or... you walk past a model shop that has a MKI Hurricane 1/72 kit on special offer and instead of carrying on straight past you walk in and buy it.  Despite the fact you haven't built up a kit since nineteen seventy umph, you can no longer focus at the short distances necessary for fine work and you have a noticable tremor - wtf did _that_ come from? - when gluing small parts in place.   Then again p'raps it's second childhood?
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2015, 08:45:09 pm »
As a kid I didn't do Airfix very often. But in my late teens, for some reason, I did a few kits. I found liquid glue, as opposed to the stuff in a tube, was a revelation.