Like we don’t have enough problems already? According to Cambridge gerontologist Aubrey de Grey, the first person to live to age 1000 is already born.
Now at first, your reaction might be that this is a marvelous breakthrough. Imagine, living to be 1000! But, as is always my duty on this blog, I’m here to rain on your parade. I submit that there are far more negatives to this development than positives. Let’s list them shall we?
1. That’s another 225 Presidential election cycles to endure.
2. It’s another 3,885,000 texts to have to answer.
3. An additional 1900 two-week long visits from your mother-in-law.
4. You would be cut off in traffic by some asshole another 330,000 times.
5. You would be subjected to an additional 115,000,000,000,000,000 internet ads, conservatively speaking.
6. The Kardashians would also live 1000 years.
7. Possibly, Senators could suckle off the government teat for 970 years.
8. You would have to buy at least another 700 new computers, cell phones and other tech gadgets just to stay “current.”
9. The world’s population would increase exponentially, therefore, so would the number of annoying people playing Pokemon Go.
10. I could conceivably post another 110,000 top ten lists.
See my point?
You are really into this tech stuff, Al. I think the lucky person might be YOU. You mentioned Pokemon Go in this blog (which I am WAY behind in reading) and I hadn’t even heard of it at the time. Thanks for hooking me up with the link to the Sr. Citizen texting code. I’d have had no way to communicate with my peers.
You’re welcome, Patti. I live to serve.
Count on you Al to show us how fortunate we are that we won’t have to endure too many more election gong shows (even us Canadians can hardly wait for this one to be over…)
Congrats on your ever so nice new blog theme, by the way!
I’m moving to Canada no matter who wins! Got room?
I feel like I am 1000 years old already. July has been a lonnnng month with family reunions, gatherings, entertaining and more partying! I returned home Thursday with an upper respiratory infection and food poisoning, never mind a slow puncture and the need to have a jump start to set me on my way. No I have no desire to live another 900+ years. The plus part will do me well enough thank you.
Hope all is well in your court, Al!
If it helps, you don’t look a day over 659.
Get well soon!
All that extra time to be your sister ❤
Always looking on the bright side, Jane. People like you are the reason it might not be so bad to bee 1000.
And roughly how many calls might I get for a “free” vacation in Boca Raton? I’m thinking at least a googol (1 with 100 zeroes after it, or 1 Pokemon monster with 100 Walking Dangerfields after it)?
I’m getting a passport to Euthanasia, quite the popular destination getaway (and stay away) for anyone worried about, well, anything. Maybe I’ll start getting telemarketing calls for a timeshare there…
But just think, Lorna. that’s another 900 years of my wise-ass comments on your blog. Won’t that be wonderful?
Sublime! I live for your wise-assery. Well, it helps… 😉
This is hilarious! I was laughing so hard, Danny had to hush me. Courtney is still sleeping. I have to copy that Senior Citizen Texting Code. ROFLACGU!!!!
Gld I cud strt ur day w/a laff, got2go, L8 4 pm nap.
A toss up for me on the worst of your list would be having the Kardashians around for another 1000 years and the Pokemon idiots. I’d rather die young than be around for this. 😉
You are funny, Tricia. Maybe we should come up with a game where people hunt and capture the Kardashians. It would rid us of two annoyances at once.
Ha ha ha Al, love that idea!
A copy of Heinlein’s “Time Enough for Love”?
Hadn’t heard of this, but it is very germane. Perhaps the good professor is a fan….
The Kardashians will probably live to age 2000 because most of them are now made up of only 10% natural and 90% artificial materials.
Good point, Peg. Perhaps they’re already cyborgs masquerading as humans.
PS you sure have a real wine-loving set of friends. However, with wall to wall people, we won’t have any grapes or other food for that matter.
Our only hope is that in 1000 years, we can colonize Europa.
If we can find it.
Seriously, this has gone to far. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein addressed this issue…science has already gone to far.
Cheer up Al, I’m confident Trump and Putin will blow us to Kingdom come to avoid this.
One can only hope…..
That would mean I’d have to buy some more new shirts which is a little worrying
You know I’d always give you the shirt off my back, Peter.
Hahaha! A grim but hilarious picture. 😂
True, Doranrule. Just when you think living that long is a joke or fantasy, someone like the good professor takes it seriously.
And dentists. All those extra visits to the dentist…. 😱
Either that or get a pair of dentures that are good for 900 years.
On the plus side, that’s about 50,000 more bottles of wine one can enjoy, which one would need to endure more elections.
You were always a “glass is half full” gal, Bernice.
Studied anatomy and physiology a few years ago….so now what I’m thinking I shouldn’t type here!
The mind boggles at the thought.
On the plus side, that’s 502000 more bottles of wine one can enjoy.
Ugh…No thanks. I have no desire to live that long.
I would normally say that myself, Mary, but I already have tickets for Super Bowl MLVII.
Oh dear. Not to my liking I’m afraid. What would the quality of life be? Quantity is not everything.
Tell that to the guy who won $10,000.00 at the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest by eating 67 hot dogs.