Spam from the good stuff.

I hate chainmail emails. Despise them! Loath them! Berate my friends for sending them to me! Mostly my friends have got the idea now, but every once in a while they forget....

One of my friends sent me "how to stay healthy" chainmail this morning. I didn't completely realise this is what it was until I got to the bottom of the email.

Why? Well at the top of the email was a quote from a George Carlin routine. Its a great quote, but then I think George Carlin is brilliant stand-up comedian anyway, so here it is (without the spam).

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1George Carlin's Views on Aging
3Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
5"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.
7You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
9"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
11But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
13You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.
15But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
17So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
19You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
21You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
23Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
25May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!