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^^ ... a Classic.

Only 1/2 way though it.

Already Groucho has uttered that immortal line ... 'Up to you' ... facepalm.gif

Also interesting to see a program which was made, I presume, before I was born.

The Kellogg's 'K' is still the same ... an enduring symbol.

As in a little aside ... do you know that ...

In the early part of this century, John Harvey Kellogg gained a reputation both as a nutritionist and a sexual adviser. The foods that Kellogg created (including the now-famous corn flakes) were designed to promote health and decrease interest in sex.

Mr. Kellogg thought sex was the ultimate abomination and remained celibate even in marriage. facepalm.gif Masturbation was the worst sin imaginable to him. He believed it led to leprosy, tuberculosis, heart disease, epilepsy, dimness of vision, insanity, idiocy, and death. He also preached that masturbation led to bashfulness in some people, unnatural boldness in others, a fondness for spicy foods, round shoulders, and acne.

do-kelloggs-corn-flakes-help-control-masturbation

... I digress ... whistling.gif

I found that cornflakes didn't help with masturbation; there were plenty of other nicer breakfast foods that masked the crunch

Obviously not that celibate.

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/kellogg.htm

As a father, he feared the pitfalls of unearned wealth. None of his children would ever become rich through inherited money. Explaining his tight rein on the family purse, Kellogg once wrote, "I want that my sons develop into conscientious and truthful men." As his wealth grew, Kellogg gave generously to charitable causes, many involving children. By establishing the Kellogg Foundation, W.K. Kellogg sought to focus his philanthropy. In 1934, W.K. Kellogg donated more than $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments to establish the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Kellogg was fiercely competitive, but also quiet, reserved, somber—an introvert. Still, over the years,

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Take it from me, it only gets worse each year once you reach the big Six-oh. I speak from experience. I dread the big Seven-oh.

Speaking from the perspective of someone who's closer to a reasonably healthy 70 than 60, and into about 7 years of a reasonably comfortable retirement in Thailand, if I were given the choice to continue things as they are or to start over again at maybe 19 or 20, I'd rather stick to things as they are.

Taking into account the events of the past few years in terms of the world economy and the supposed "new normal," as governments failed to govern, let alone to make the bad stuff go away, I think I hit it lucky as far my timing is concerned. The whole package of retirement, pensions, government entitlements, etc look to become a thing of the past along with assured employment opportunities. There are a lot of things we can do to contribute to a longer, healthier, happier life, but for the most part it's a crap shoot. I can easily do the woe-is-me routine at times, but for the most part if you can accept your changing circumstances, focusing on the good stuff and taking the bad stuff as part of the package, life at 70 can be good or at least not as bad as some people want to make it out to be.

We all waste a lot of time wishing that things that are immutable would change and that things that will inevitably change would remain constant. To quote that great philosopher Woody Allen, “My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” and “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”

I think some people expend a lot of energy moaning about their lives and especially things here in Thailand.

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^^ ... a Classic.

Only 1/2 way though it.

Already Groucho has uttered that immortal line ... 'Up to you' ... facepalm.gif

Also interesting to see a program which was made, I presume, before I was born.

The Kellogg's 'K' is still the same ... an enduring symbol.

As in a little aside ... do you know that ...

In the early part of this century, John Harvey Kellogg gained a reputation both as a nutritionist and a sexual adviser. The foods that Kellogg created (including the now-famous corn flakes) were designed to promote health and decrease interest in sex.

Mr. Kellogg thought sex was the ultimate abomination and remained celibate even in marriage. facepalm.gif Masturbation was the worst sin imaginable to him. He believed it led to leprosy, tuberculosis, heart disease, epilepsy, dimness of vision, insanity, idiocy, and death. He also preached that masturbation led to bashfulness in some people, unnatural boldness in others, a fondness for spicy foods, round shoulders, and acne.

do-kelloggs-corn-flakes-help-control-masturbation

... I digress ... whistling.gif

You would enjoy the film "The Road to Wellville", which is a parody of the life of John Harvey Kellogg and the sanitarium which he ran devoted to healthy living. The film is quite hysterical at times.

With classic lines such as : "My own stools, Sir, are gigantic and have no more odor than a hot biscuit." Priceless.

http://www.fandango.com/theroadtowellville_v134042/plotsummary

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I find that at over 60 I am really interested in looking at girls, and talking to girls, more than I ever was at 20.

Maybe it is because at this age I feel that they will not allow me to do with them what I once did with them at 20.

I can still do what I did to them at 20, but for some reason I enjoy, almost as much, just talking to them and looking at them.

I get real pleasure from this, and sometimes I think they enjoy talking to me, too.

Maybe some of you people over the age of 60 know what I am talking about?

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I find that at over 60 I am really interested in looking at girls, and talking to girls, more than I ever was at 20.

Maybe it is because at this age I feel that they will not allow me to do with them what I once did with them at 20.

I can still do what I did to them at 20, but for some reason I enjoy, almost as much, just talking to them and looking at them.

I get real pleasure from this, and sometimes I think they enjoy talking to me, too.

Maybe some of you people over the age of 60 know what I am talking about?

Welcome back OCH ... you were missed ... well, be me anyway ... can't speak on behalf of the other good folk.

How's that hip/back/leg ... I forget which was ailing you?

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OCH, he was one of the marx brothers, thanks for that guys.thumbsup.gif

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Lovely moustache wai.gif.

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I find that at over 60 I am really interested in looking at girls, and talking to girls, more than I ever was at 20.

Maybe it is because at this age I feel that they will not allow me to do with them what I once did with them at 20.

I can still do what I did to them at 20, but for some reason I enjoy, almost as much, just talking to them and looking at them.

I get real pleasure from this, and sometimes I think they enjoy talking to me, too.

Maybe some of you people over the age of 60 know what I am talking about?

Welcome back OCH ... you were missed ... well, be me anyway ... can't speak on behalf of the other good folk.

How's that hip/back/leg ... I forget which was ailing you?

What doesn't ail you when you reach the 6th decade in this world of ours?

I am just trying hard not to feel too overly nihilistic when I think about the black hole that awaits me when this ordeal is at an end.

But seriously, how can anyone continue to have these thoughts after reaching this fair shore and safe haven, right in the middle of a bunch of countries which are just plain not comfortable to live in.

If you live in Thailand, you are not living in North Korea. So there is nothing to complain about.

But Thailand goes many steps further by providing us everything we need to be happy and sappy as we get to be really old, just a few years from now.

I think I have found heaven on earth here in Chiang Mai.

So, yes, sometimes you can't walk.

But big deal,

You can still study Thai,

Which is worth not walking for a while.

I have one leg shorter than the other now,

Or, maybe I should say two.

But this is a small price to pay for having been compelled to come to Thailand when I thought I did not want to.

Sometimes, life just gives you Manaao.

And, I like Manaao.

I am just a sourpuss who can easily see the sweet side of life in Thailand.

What, me worry? No. I just have two legs shorter than the other now.

As long as you are alive,

Then there is hope.

Or, if you know you are alive,

Then there is hope.

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I know exactly what you're talking about me old China, I'm probably more at peace with the opposite sex than at any other time in my life.

The predator in me seems to have gone back into it's cave and the urge to contemplate the possibility of more than company with every woman largely a thing of the past.

Mind you, the more basic needs are still there, just not the desire to look upon every attractive girl as a possible conquest.

Note I said every, not all.... whistling.gif

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Younger wife longer life..giggle.gif

Perhaps shorter. whistling.gif .................laugh.png

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60 is the new 40.

How I wish sad.png But in my case that is just not true. w00t.gif

Not sure whether I am having a better time now than in my 40s...I think I am though...smile.png

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