Saturday, February 2, 2019

Quips and Quotations (Actuarial Tables Edition)

 How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

--Satchel Paige


  1. Hi, Kirk!

    So true, good buddy! I say we toss the calendar, disregard those Progressive commercials:

    ...and forget about "acting our age." I am determined to remain a toddler the rest of my life.

    Thanks for reminding us about Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history with a career that spanned more than 40 years, and The Rolling Stones, a band that is still rocking after more than 55 years in the business. I haven't seen the Stones perform lately, but I hope they have sense enough to retire if and when they can no longer perform convincingly. It brings me down whenever I see a warmed-over oldies act phoning it in to an audience of senior citizens. All they succeed in doing is tarnishing the memories we have of them from the glory years of their (and our) youth.

    "Rock hard or get off the stage."
    "If you can't throw strikes, get off the mound."

    I hope you're having a great weekend, good buddy Kirk!

  2. Shady, I'm not much of a baseball fan, but I've always been interested in Page since I first became aware of him in 1979 or do, when a TV movie starring Louis Gossett jr was made based on his life. And of course he played in the 1948 World Series, the last time Cleveland won one of those things.

    Keith Richards has vowed never to retire, partly because he sees himself less as a rocker than a bluesman like B.B. King or Buddy Guy, who played, or continue to play, well into their '80s. On the other hand, Jagger, who realistically knows his popularity rests upon being seen as a rocker no matter how he may see himself, has indicated that he'll retire sooner or later, but so far it's later, probably much later than he ever envisioned. I'm happy the Stones are still around, the few rock/pop stars still active who are older than me!

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    1. Debra, assuming it's the same in Canada as the United States, you're now old enough to drive a car!

  4. We all are zero in Pluto years.

    1. A reason to keep funding the space program, Adam.