Record for the ages

Record for the ages

There are 55 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 21, 2007, titled Record for the ages. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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“ Perspicacity Pinnacle”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis

#41 Apr 24, 2007
i never said they didn't teach anything. they aren't teaching anybody anything by being old. that is what i said. you either chose not to read it, or it was too complex for you. i also said very clearly that "no matter how lucky or talented a player is"...how do you not see that i am saying that some of it is luck, but not all of it or even most of it. if you are going to just make up your own mind as to what i have written, what chance do i have of getting through to you? if the very simple words i write are enough to scramble your little brains so, how would you ever understand an apology if i ever needed to issue one? and please, don't hold your breath for it. my foibles are few and far between.
a team cannot win if they don't play together but as long as there are at least 2 people, 1 of them will be older. that peyton manning crack and the thing about me not living a clean life make you sound like you have blown a gasket. read for comprehension or stick to tom and jerry

“ Perspicacity Pinnacle”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis

#42 Apr 24, 2007
oh wait, i forgot, Ba_Klammm!! in your face! i can't believe i forgot to hit you with a whammy after that awful attempt at sinking my battleship. i must be getting old! whoooo! that was another one. splow!
Robert

Atlanta, GA

#43 Apr 24, 2007
Quite Contrary wrote:
i never said they didn't teach anything. they aren't teaching anybody anything by being old. that is what i said.

That is still a quite childish and erroneous remark. Surprise surprise, 50% of the U.S. population can expect to live to 77...Medicare and Social Security consume about 46% of the U.S. budget. Yet those that maintain good health all their life cost LESS than those individuals who are overweight and unhealthy.

you either chose not to read it, or it was too complex for you. i also said very clearly that "no matter how lucky or talented a player is"...how do you not see that i am saying that some of it is luck, but not all of it or even most of it. if you are going to just make up your own mind as to what i have written, what chance do i have of getting through to you? if the very simple words i write are enough to scramble your little brains so,

Name-calling is the last bastion of a losing argument.

how would you ever understand an apology if i ever needed to issue one? and please, don't hold your breath for it. my foibles are few and far between.

I took you on not because you were easy, but because you are difficult. Obviously you are a tad above the frequent misspelled illogical posts. Yet that doesn't excuse you from posting what is at best flippant and at worst grossly uninformed remarks. Did you know that health care is the LARGEST industry in the U.S.--15% of GNP? And the majority is spent on the elderly. That's why I'm taking you to task. Consider yourself upbraided.

a team cannot win if they don't play together but as long as there are at least 2 people, 1 of them will be older.

The point wasn't about who was older, it was about that the two still came together and met at an age when all before have complained that "there isn't anyone else still around that's my age." Have you not figured out that this was done for their benefit? But also for the public, so the public would be informed as to 'how long' the human life span is.

that peyton manning crack and the thing about me not living a clean life make you sound like you have blown a gasket. read for comprehension or stick to tom and jerry
People, yourself included, come to blogs to post their opinions. Yet blogs are worthless if you don't bother to read what the other person wrote before closing your mind.
Robert

Atlanta, GA

#44 Apr 24, 2007
Quite Contrary wrote:
i never said they didn't teach anything. they aren't teaching anybody anything by being old. that is what i said. you either chose not to read it, or it was too complex for you. i also said very clearly that "no matter how lucky or talented a player is"...how do you not see that i am saying that some of it is luck, but not all of it or even most of it. if you are going to just make up your own mind as to what i have written, what chance do i have of getting through to you? if the very simple words i write are enough to scramble your little brains so, how would you ever understand an apology if i ever needed to issue one? and please, don't hold your breath for it. my foibles are few and far between.
a team cannot win if they don't play together but as long as there are at least 2 people, 1 of them will be older. that peyton manning crack and the thing about me not living a clean life
The above comment is clearly a misinterpretation of what I wrote...sounds like you've let the pastor do all the talking without doing any Bible-reading.
Again:
Jesus said "a prophet is not without honor, except in his own country." What that really means is that sometimes people are too close to something to see its real significance, instead mistaking it for 'ordinary'--as you clearly did here.

This is NOT talking about the 'honor' of leading a clean life...its talking about respecting someone for who they are, and recognizing their importance. When people in Nazareth said "Isn't that the carpenter's son?" they didn't mean he was leading a dirty life, they meant that they knew him just as an "Average Joe-ordinary" guy when in fact he was, if the Bible is to be believed, both the Son of God and God Himself.
Likewise, I was saying that perhaps Indiana doesn't appreciate having two of the three oldest people in the USA but several other states and nations would like to have someone still alive aged 113 or older for their representative as 'living history.'
Your battleship may not be sunk, but it is leaking badly. I suggest you pull into port for a major overhaul.
Rene

Alkmaar, Netherlands

#45 Apr 24, 2007
I agree with Robert and Bart. What a lot of disrespect for the old ladies! And what a pathetic comments!
I thought I already knew the dumbest people, but these comments tell me that I'm wrong. It's too bad that these folks are smart enough to surf on the Internet and have the chance to spread their frustrated rubbish around.
CJE

UK

#46 Apr 24, 2007
Long may you run Edna and Bertha. These folks are a symbol of growing old with grace and dignity.
bibuxmarketman

Carrickfergus, UK

#47 Apr 24, 2007
respect these elders as they are our living history.... i only wish my grandparents (58, 70, 83, 84) could have lived that lifespan...

“ Perspicacity Pinnacle”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis

#48 Apr 24, 2007
Robert wrote:
<quoted text>
People, yourself included, come to blogs to post their opinions. Yet blogs are worthless if you don't bother to read what the other person wrote before closing your mind.
you must be talking to yourself. regardless to what i write, you write what you have predetermined will be your next comment. i didn't bring up the bible; you did. so that stuff about letting the pastor talk came out of left field and didn't pertain to the conversation we were having. it doesn't matter what any of you say. there is no way you are going to injure my ego by mimicking me or making baseless statements about my intellect. i swear to you, i am the smartest person you will ever know. that's not hyperbole. it's the honest to god truth. smart or dumb has nothing to do with the original comment. i said this time could have been better spent investigating whether pres bush has really given up on training iraqi troops to guard their own country so we can get our troops home. that was only an opinion, but the blood thirsty pirhanas in here wanted to jump my bones in the name of the aged in an attempt to cast me out like a demon in the possessed. well, i rebuke all of you in my own name. i shake my head in dismay and leave you to your feast of carrion.
Robert

Atlanta, GA

#49 Apr 24, 2007
Quite Contrary wrote:
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you must be talking to yourself. regardless to what i write, you write what you have predetermined will be your next comment. i didn't bring up the bible; you did. so that stuff about letting the pastor talk came out of left field and didn't pertain to the conversation we were having. it doesn't matter what any of you say. there is no way you are going to injure my ego by mimicking me or making baseless statements about my intellect. i swear to you, i am the smartest person you will ever know. that's not hyperbole. it's the honest to god truth. smart or dumb has nothing to do with the original comment. i said this time could have been better spent investigating whether pres bush has really given up on training iraqi troops to guard their own country so we can get our troops home. that was only an opinion, but the blood thirsty pirhanas in here wanted to jump my bones in the name of the aged in an attempt to cast me out like a demon in the possessed. well, i rebuke all of you in my own name. i shake my head in dismay and leave you to your feast of carrion.
You're not Jesus. End of story.

“a girl with opinions”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#50 Apr 24, 2007
Robert wrote:
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You're not Jesus. End of story.
Robert, might I suggest ignoring Miss Contrary? She is very conceited and never wants to admit that she is wrong, and she never wants to shut up.
Robert

Atlanta, GA

#51 Apr 25, 2007
opinionated wrote:
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Robert, might I suggest ignoring Miss Contrary? She is very conceited and never wants to admit that she is wrong, and she never wants to shut up.
Thanks for the advice.
bibuxmarketman

Carrickfergus, UK

#52 Apr 26, 2007
she / he is also a complete buffon with no regard for living history... and has obviously never been taught to repect your elders...don't rise to any more bait... as this person is a master at it.. pun intended!
Katelyn

Tipton, IN

#53 May 1, 2007
Edna is related to me=)
MournsforMaria

Flint, MI

#54 May 10, 2007
I just have to say that I'm terribly disapointed that Maria Capolovia didn't make it 117. She was so close!!!!
Robert

Marietta, GA

#55 Nov 21, 2007
Quite Contrary wrote:
<quoted text> winning the NBA title isn't the point. it is the teamwork and discipline and focus that sports teach that help win games that is important. not the actual win, but the work put into the winning effort. even losing teaches some people valuable life lessons like dealing with stress and learning from the past instead of dwelling on it. i don't see any of these ladies thanking a pit crew and they aren't teaching any valuable lessons to the kids by saying they love heart clogging lard but the fossils mr brendel passed around in biology were actually leaf pressings they did in kindergarten. get real. getting old is no big feat. all you have to do is keep living and nobody really has any control over that. no matter how lucky or talented a player is, they have to do more than luck up on a championship win.
OMG, so you don't think you could learn ANYTHING from someone who has successfully managed the GAME OF LIFE to get to be an age that only 1 in maybe 200 million people reach...age 113? Get real. If someone could find a cure for aging, it would be the biggest breakthrough in human history.

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