Tuesday, June 24, 2008

50 strong

I've done the math on this one and I can definitively say that 50 is not the new 40. Apparently there was a mix up a few years ago at a clinic and, as a part of the cover up, some things were said that are regrettable.

50 is, in face, the old 50. It hasn't changed a bit. It still comes after 49 and right before 51. Maybe this is a part of the vast conspiracy as perpetuated by the Illuminati, I'm not sure...and I don't really feel comfortable commenting on those fine, fine men.

All I'm saying is that this has gotten a bit out of hand. Sure, I don't like the use of the word "gotten" but it really fits this situation. This is what it's come to. Fifty Cent is exactly that. We still have 50 states (despite the political statements of one of our presidential hopefulls). We still have 50 cards in a deck (you know....if you take away the red 7's) It's still a half dollar (such as it is) and it's still half a century.

And for that I apologize.


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  2. It's only 50% weird...or 40%, depends on how you look at it.

  3. I beg to differ. I think 50 IS the new 40. I would say that most things approximately 20% bigger, more expensive, longer (life) than it was 20 years ago.

    basketball scores
    life expectancy
    new houses
    meal portions
    random pedantic online discussions

    Plus it means that next year I'm still 30 something...... broke and terrible at basketball.