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25 Apr 2010 20:35


U.S.: Billy Graham, 91, convinces Obama to hang out with him

“Hey Billy, how you been? I’m what, the seventh, eighth president you’ve met in person? What, twelfth? Wow, you’ve been around the block.” source

03 Apr 2010 20:24


U.S.: Justice John Paul Stevens: I may retire, but I’ll let you guys know

  • I do have to fish or cut bait, just for my own personal peace of mind and also in fairness to the process. The president and the Senate need plenty of time to fill a vacancy.
  • Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens • Regarding his pending decision on whether or not to stay a justice. Dude’s not only the most liberal justice (despite getting the nod from president Gerald Ford), but at 89 (90 on April 20) he’s also the second-oldest and fourth-longest-serving in the court’s history. Obama likely wants to replace him soon because he represents one of the four liberal-leaning votes on the court, and he doesn’t have many years left in him. source

21 Dec 2009 21:08


Offbeat: Hot stuff in the art world: This 94-year-old former recluse

Carmen Herrera, formerly of Cuba, has been painting for nearly 60 years. She sold her first painting five years ago, and now crazy arthounds can’t get enough of her. source

12 Dec 2009 10:48


World: One old lady kills another for a stupid-sounding reason

  • The Massachusetts nursing-home roommates squabbled over placement of a table. Laura Lundquist, 98, allegedly killed her 100-year-old roommate, Elizabeth Barrow, by choking her with a plastic bag. The two fought for weeks over a number of small things, including where to put a table. Lundquist put it at the foot of Barrow’s bed. Barrow complained to a nurse, who moved it, and Lundquist punched the nurse. Barrow’s attorney claims Lundquist made her client’s life “a living hell” in the last few weeks of her life. source

20 Oct 2009 21:12


Tech: 30-inch monitors are cool; 27-inch iMacs are cheaper and better

  • $1799 the cost of Apple’s 30-inch Cinema HD display, which hasn’t been upgraded since it came out in 2004 and uses older technology to drive those pixels
  • $1699 the cost of Apple’s new 27-inch iMac, which allows you to hook up external devices and use it as a monitor; it also uses newer, fresher LED technology source

01 Oct 2009 22:18


Tech: Meet Ardi, the superhyped, really old human-type thingy

Hey bros, I'm Ardi. I live in a cave or something. I'm really, really old. I'm like prehistoric. A bunch of scientists just found me and freaked the (#^(^! out. Here are a couple quick facts about me:
4.4 million my age, give or take a few years; I'm holding the exact date close to my chest
Vampire Weekend my favorite band; I want to go see them live after they reincarnate me. That's why they decided to reveal me to the press, right? Right? SOURCE

14 Sep 2009 12:59


Music: A really old lady held back the kinda-old Beatles from the U.K. No. 1

  • 92 age of WWII-era entertainer (and chart-topper) Vera Lynn source

28 Aug 2009 02:12


Offbeat: When we say “10-year-old bacon in a can,” you say “yum,” right?

Our odd obsession with weird kinds of meat continues. This time, Gizmodo found this, uh, "gem." As bizarre as the idea of "tactical" bacon in a can is, it's not as weird as the fact that it stays good for ten years. The real question, though: Is it good for 36 years, like cake is?

Bacon in a can

11 Jul 2009 11:33


Biz: You should probably refer to some media moguls as “Grandpa”

  • 86 age of Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone
  • 78 age of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch source

26 Jun 2009 15:39


Culture: Thanks to a couple of dead icons, Generation X is now old.

  • These people were on our lunchboxes. This is the moment when Generation X realizes they’re grown up.
  • Gary Giovannetti • A manager at HBO who grew up with Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, both of whom obviously died yesterday. Is it accurate? Well, think about this: Kurt Cobain burned out so long ago that the impact of his suicide is starting to fade away, Eddie Vedder, a man in his mid-40s, has long been fading away, nobody talks about “The Real World,” or, heck, MTV anymore, and most Gen-Xers probably have a defaulted mortgage. And now Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died within a few hours of one another. We’d say that Gary’s right. • source