Posts tagged "old people"

9 Old People Things That I Love

I am not young at heart. I’m pretty sure I’m old at heart. I’m pretty sure that, deep within me, there’s a crotchety but lovable 84-year-old woman trying to nudge me with her walker toward the best possible life. I use words like “hullaballoo” in casual conversation. I think things are “newfangled.” I view television

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Grandmas Smoke Weed, Play “Cards Against Humanity For The First Time

This video of three grandmothers smoking marijuana for the first time (they live in Washington state, where it’s legal)  and then playing a very stoned game of “Cards Against Humanity” is basically proof that all grandmas should try smoking marijuana because they are adorable and hilarious and relaxed and super jazzed about chips. I think…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Elderly People Dancing To “Turn Down For What” Will Get You Through Tuesday

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I love old people. Old people and babies are my weaknesses. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Tastefully Offensive’s video called “Senior Citizens Dancing to ‘Turn Down For What.'” Just as you’d imagine, the video is a compilation of dozens of old people getting…

Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2014

Rock On, Grandma: Style Blog Of Elderly Fashionistas Is My New Guilty Pleasure

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I love old people. Aside from their I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude about life in general, their fashion choices never cease to amaze me. As my grandparents get older, I’ve noticed that my grandfather’s pants just keep getting higher and higher, but my grandma— well, she’s another story. For…

Katie Oldenburg / August 31, 2014

Grandma & Grandpa Woodstock Get Stuck At Airport, Magic Happens

Up in Ye Olde Woodstock, New York, there’s an old couple who go by Grandma and Grandpa Woodstock. The pair both attended the original Woodstock (unrelated to the Limp Bizkit violence and rape-fest of 1999), but didn’t meet until the Rainbow Gathering a few years ago. The be-dreadlocked and whiskered couple got married at a…

Julie Gerstein / July 19, 2013

4 Unexpected Benefits Of Hanging Out With Old People

This past week, while on vacation, I had the pleasure of hanging out with my boyfriend’s great aunt. I didn’t ask her age because that would just be rude,  but I’m going to guess that she’s in her 80’s. A wisp of a thing, no taller than 5’1″, she has grey bob, ruddy cheeks and…

Ami Angelowicz / July 12, 2013

100-Year-Old Woman Just Really Wants To Have Sex, Is That So Wrong?

Old people: they do what they want. And if they’re feeling pervy and want to ask a reporter “How’s ya dick hangin’?”, well, so be it. I am not going to get in the way of a centenarian trying to make a love connection. Are you? [YouTube via BroBible]…

Julie Gerstein / July 8, 2013

Grandma Tries Pop Rocks For The First Time

My grandma passed away last Thanksgiving, so she’s been on my mind the last few days. Then I saw this video of an 82-year-old grandma trying Pop Rocks for the first time, and I missed her even more. I’m pretty sure she would have been just as delighted by the strange popping sensation on her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2011

French Grazia Details The “Cool Old People” Trend

After reading about the ridiculous air diet in a recent issue of French Grazia, I have a confession to make: I’m now a full-on addict of the sometimes-crazy fashion rag, and look forward to picking it up just to see what weird “hot trend” they’ll uncover next. (Of course, this is much easier…

Leonora Epstein / March 10, 2010

6 Heartwarming Stories Of Old Love From 2009

The bad things that happen in the world tend to stick in our minds a little more than the good stuff, which is unfortunate, because a lot of wonderful things happened in 2009. Even more heartwarming than stories about young people falling in love are ones about older people who are still in love or…

Catherine Strawn / December 21, 2009

An 83-Year-Old Couple Parties Way More Than You Do!

I go out once a week, maybe, and my mother still sends Alcoholics Anonymous pamphlets and shows concern for the fact that I’ll never meet my future husband unless I stop being such a party girl. Meanwhile, over in Rotherham, UK, a pair of 83-year-olds named Jack and Jean Atkinson are raving three nights a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2009

Statia Kealy Thinks You Should Stop Complaining About Being Single

If you ever get down about being single, things could be worse. You could be Statia Kealy, a 106-year-old woman who lives in Ireland and has been single her entire life. But she’s still hopeful. When the photographer for an Irish newspaper took her picture, she said, “I hope you find me a man with…

Catherine Strawn / July 9, 2009

Grandpa’s Got AIDS? Older People Contracting HIV In Greater Numbers

Sexually-active people aged 50 and older face a greater risk of HIV infection, according to a study published by the World Health Organization. People in this age group are more likely to engage in unprotected sex than younger people — after all, after menopause, she can’t get pregnant! — plus erectile dysfunction drugs, like Viagra,…

Annika Harris / March 5, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Wedding Weight, An Oral Sex Contest, And Elderly Email Users

More than half of the 272 women survey in a Cornell University study said they’d be willing to use extreme dieting methods to meet their wedding weight goals, and one in five women in a Fitness magazine survey of 1,000 brides said they’d postpone their wedding if they didn’t met their weight goal. [Women’s eNews]…

Catherine Strawn / July 14, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Retirement, Kissing Lessons, And Senior Sex

Women need to save more money for retirement because we live longer than men. I just started using Mint to monitor my sending, and it’s slightly scary but awesome to see what I spend my money on — there are even pie charts! [AP via CBS News]…

Catherine Strawn / July 9, 2008

Porn, Starring Grandpa

Competition is stiff in the porn industry (Get it? Stiff? Ha.), and specializing is really the way to go. Since most porn features strapping, young men and women, the niche that’s more open — and actually doing quite well in Japan — is that involving old people. The stars are balding or gray, their ski…

Catherine Strawn / June 18, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Kristin Davis Designs, The Uninsured, And Old People

Kristin Davis is launching a fashion line in association with Belk, a department store chain, where she shopped growing up. “It was the nicest store we had, and I’d save my allowance to go to Belk.” [AHN]…

Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2008

A Love Story Like Titanic

Love stories about old people make us happy — why do you think Titanic and The Notebook did so well? — and a story in the Guardian this week could easily become Gena Rowlands’ next movie. Almost 70 years ago, a woman and her fiancé got into a huge fight just months before their wedding…

Catherine Strawn / February 1, 2008