Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oldies But Goodies

Jiroemon Kimura, 116


Something brief for a change, fellow babies.

Every so often, I'll read an article in the news saying that the oldest man or woman in the world has died. This means, naturally, that a new man or woman -- well, "new" probably isn't the best word, here -- now has that honor.
 
Being the oldest person on earth is like being the gunslinger with the fastest draw in the Old West. Once you're named the oldest man or woman, it's a title you keep for the rest of your life.

The main difference is that no other "gunslinger" is purposely trying to kill you so that he or she can claim your title.

Well... as far as I know.

Thanks for your time.

P.S. ~~ Jiroemon Kimura passed away on May 12, 2013, less than two weeks after this was posted.

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