This is a thread for ILXORS IN THEIR 50's

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We are chatzing and wondering if we can find some ILXORS in their 50's. I'm assuming this hasn't been done before, but if it has, please get out the handcuffs, lock this thread and tie me to a chair. Thanks.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:36 (twelve years ago) link

Not there yet myself dude. You might have to wait a while, wait for the return of Martin Skeedmore, who can out-[Controversial Moderator Edit] them all, whatever his age.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:39 (twelve years ago) link

"ilxors in the '50s" would be a fun photoshop thread

get bent, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:40 (twelve years ago) link

ned at the sockhop

get bent, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:41 (twelve years ago) link

abbott being a sexy cold war scientist

get bent, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:41 (twelve years ago) link

huh

deeznuts, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:42 (twelve years ago) link

I got it, it wasn't hard to follow it was a simple piece of business.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:44 (twelve years ago) link

i just want to see abbott as a sexy cold war scientist is all

deeznuts, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:45 (twelve years ago) link

I am a 53 year old ILXor in the Naughties. Does that count? My only time in the 50's occured when I was aged 0-5, from November, 1954 until Dec. 31, 1959.

Aimless, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:46 (twelve years ago) link

did you see ned at the sockhop

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:47 (twelve years ago) link

NO

deeznuts, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:48 (twelve years ago) link

The sockhop ended some time before I entered high school in Sept. 1968. I was not inconsolable over this happenstance. I was a rotten dancer.

Aimless, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:52 (twelve years ago) link

sept 1968 was like the gayest time to enter high school

everyone cool in those days were entering college

u cursed by the stars aimless

deeznuts, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:56 (twelve years ago) link

everyone cool in those days were entering college WAS GETTING DRAFTED TO 'NAM

get bent, Friday, 22 August 2008 02:58 (twelve years ago) link

yep -- that's where my pops was in '68 -- sent there two weeks after i got borned! booh hooh.

--a sometime ilxor in his 40s

Mike McGooney-gal, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:00 (twelve years ago) link

everyone cool in those days were entering college WAS GETTING DRAFTED TO 'NAM WAS NOT ME, BY ANY STRETCH OF IMAGINATION! Skinny, geeky 13 year old, I'm just sayin'.

Aimless, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

nED AT THE SOCKHOP OH MY GOD

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:02 (twelve years ago) link

aimless serious q did you at least smoke a lot of pot? and at least know a kid like trip fontaine?

if not you have destroyed any reason i have to respect actual early 70s HS kids

deeznuts, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:03 (twelve years ago) link

I am 10 years shy of 50 but this thread is making me feel old.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 22 August 2008 03:04 (twelve years ago) link

momus is almost 50

get bent, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:17 (twelve years ago) link

There's a Guided By Voices song about this.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

nED AT THE SOCKHOP OH MY GOD

I really, really don't know how to react to this.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:23 (twelve years ago) link

weve all reacted by blotting it out

deeznuts, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:24 (twelve years ago) link

Well I know that you're in love with him,
Because I saw you dancing in the gym
You both kicked off your Keds.
Oh, I dig that rhythm and Ned!

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:30 (twelve years ago) link

(I thought JBR's suggestion at first was an age progression of ILXors into their fifties and was thinking "oh it won't take much to imagine some of that.")

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:31 (twelve years ago) link

Ned, all you have to do is put on the socks. That's all. And we need a hardwood floor, and XTC's "Life Begins At The Hop". Now who will film this????

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Friday, 22 August 2008 04:13 (twelve years ago) link

did you at least smoke a lot of pot?

I think the first time I smoked pot was roughly summer of 1970. Didn't do much for me. My friends included several 'heads', but I was just a dabbler. My older brother was into it pretty far by 1971. He still tokes up now.

I didn't really get launched as a pot smoker until college, where I spent most of 1974 stoned. Made my own bong from a glass lab beaker. I quit entirely around 1977 or so. I can't say I miss it.

and at least know a kid like trip fontaine?

Hard to say, because I don't have a clue who trip fontaine is. I did know a lot of druggies and hippies in the 70s. They were as common as daisies back then.

Aimless, Friday, 22 August 2008 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

that link 404'ed me

Aimless, Friday, 22 August 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

(xxpost) Trip Fontaine is a character from the book/film "The Virgin Suicides"

snoball, Friday, 22 August 2008 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

Start at about 3:30 here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_smJP8oRnE

jaymc, Friday, 22 August 2008 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

Btw, Frank Kogan, who posts to a couple of the rolling genre threads on ILM, is 54.

Also:
Most of the time I dwell in a state of unreality, where I have amazing superpowers. And I am 50 years old.

-- Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Monday, February 5, 2007 12:29 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Link

jaymc, Friday, 22 August 2008 16:58 (twelve years ago) link

Our cohort is few, but mighty.

Aimless, Friday, 22 August 2008 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

abbott being a sexy cold war scientist

OH MY GOD WHY WAS I NEVER THAT

Abbott, Friday, 22 August 2008 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

I remember Howdy Doody.

M.V., Saturday, 23 August 2008 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

and i thought i was old for remembering leaded gasoline!

get bent, Saturday, 23 August 2008 05:57 (twelve years ago) link

madonna, michael jackson, prince and ME -- i am now 50 and 1/2.

m coleman, Saturday, 23 August 2008 10:57 (twelve years ago) link

sept 1968 was like the gayest time to enter high school

everyone cool in those days were entering college

there is truth lurking here -- people in our sub-generation have a complicated relationship w/our older sibs, the 60s baby boomers. this usage of "gay" is uhm, anachronisitic, or something. (I entered HS in 72 FWIW.)

m coleman, Saturday, 23 August 2008 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

anachronistic! edgy, you mean!!1!

J0hn D., Saturday, 23 August 2008 11:11 (twelve years ago) link

so is bimble part of this exclusive club?

m coleman, Monday, 25 August 2008 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

nine years pass...

I didn't expect to get shoulder and back hair this late in the game.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:10 (three years ago) link

ha was wondering what you meant in the 40s thread

infinity (∞), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:23 (three years ago) link

what's up y'all

sleeve, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:58 (three years ago) link

had a cardiologist call me at 7am to cancel my appointment (snow)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:02 (three years ago) link

this morning the dentist said that my teeth with metal fillings will all eventually need crowns; seems legit, the youngest of those fillings is 40+ years old

Brad C., Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:14 (three years ago) link

i went to the dentist for lots of work this past year, first time since forever, and it was all space aged nano whatever shit and i think the dentist and his assistant were legit smirking at my one old iron ore filling from when i was a teenager, fifty years ago, in an eastern bloc nation

j., Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:20 (three years ago) link

oh hi, I'm 54 now

peeing takes a long time

WilliamC, Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:24 (three years ago) link

backache is a thing

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:24 (three years ago) link

(knocks on wood)

sleeve, Thursday, 4 January 2018 18:25 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

As hinted above, I have a cardiologist now! My primary doctor, who has pretty amazing raw skills -- like hearing -- apparently, thought he heard a murmur in my heartbeat last month. GREAT!

It turns out I have an "unconcerning" prolapse which is a "2" (not a 3 or a 4), so it just has to be checked every year from now on.

Aging is a motherfucker.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 January 2018 18:12 (three years ago) link

yeah, smoking. but damn

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 December 2020 06:35 (two months ago) link

And of course Wilford Brimley was only 50 in Cocoon.

I’m 51 now but have not officially posted in this thread before, so hey.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 26 December 2020 13:03 (two months ago) link

52 and never officially posted either but tbf i don't feel a day over 55

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 26 December 2020 13:04 (two months ago) link

55 when the daleks first hove into view ppl:

https://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/persons/76723/76723_v9_ba.jpg

mark s, Saturday, 26 December 2020 13:10 (two months ago) link

*checks notes* i mean 900

mark s, Saturday, 26 December 2020 13:10 (two months ago) link

that's right

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 26 December 2020 13:20 (two months ago) link

Redd Foxx was 49-54 during Sanford and Son

Josefa, Saturday, 26 December 2020 14:50 (two months ago) link

The Big One!

And Then There’s Maudit (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 December 2020 15:19 (two months ago) link

I measure my years against John Nettles. Bergerac is behind me, I can barely remember The Liver Birds, and I'm in a voice-over trough atm before I enter my Midsomer Murders phase in 2022.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 26 December 2020 15:32 (two months ago) link

I had a folder of writing and poetry to which I had stopped adding things in 1992, and just tucked in the back of the cupboard as I moved houses several times.
Today I was organising papers and I decided to take a look, expecting that I would realise what a talent I had put aside to go on with the rest of my life and be overwhelmed with remorse. And then I read it and pretty much every page made me either wince or actually gasp out loud at how bad it was. Don't think I will be starting a novel.

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 28 December 2020 13:03 (two months ago) link

Not quite 50 yet, but I started doing a similar thing last year, reading old essays I had written at university. The ideas were dubious but the writing was quite well-done; for some reason, I had expected the opposite.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 28 December 2020 15:18 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I knew this existed. Search needed the apostrophe.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 22 February 2021 13:45 (one week ago) link

I can never find.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 14:32 (one week ago) link

Although I suppose I won’t need in a few years

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 14:33 (one week ago) link

Last year I turned 50 and hosted a pub quiz to celebrate. It was so much fun. I think it might even have been fun for other people too. I haven't seen my brothers since. Stupid covid.

trishyb, Monday, 22 February 2021 15:46 (one week ago) link

hi y'all

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Monday, 22 February 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link

things are great so far, tbh

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Monday, 22 February 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link

Almost there, lurking in this thread with interest and trepidation

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 22 February 2021 16:02 (one week ago) link

Welcome!

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 22 February 2021 16:51 (one week ago) link

Soon. (Eight days.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 February 2021 16:56 (one week ago) link

hello all. it's nifty for now (53) but there will be some uh, tests v soon because uh, ppl have questions.

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:03 (one week ago) link

heh yeah I had a chunk of appendix and related area removed around a year ago due to polyps, my first major surgery (pretty minor as far as full anesthesia operations, but still)

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:20 (one week ago) link

Ah thete it is. I searched 'fifties'

Mark G, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:22 (one week ago) link

A few more months and I will trade this thread for another. One non-COVID health scare this year, but I think I'm the clear for the near future, at least.

clemenza, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:24 (one week ago) link

Wondering if somebody should use their magical mod powers to add (fifties/50s) to the thread title, or if we should leave it de-indexed as it were.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

We should also have a thread for people stuck in the '50s, sitting around all day watching Happy Days reruns and listening to doo-wop.

clemenza, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:29 (one week ago) link

ayyyyy *thumb up*

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:31 (one week ago) link

Only HOOS
Can make this world seem bright
Only HOOS
Can make his steen drive right

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:33 (one week ago) link

Happy Days was about the 70s; so was MASH (non controp)

illumi-naughty (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 22 February 2021 18:10 (one week ago) link

I'm still not yet 50, but I remember having a discussion with someone whether they preferred the "70s 50s" e.g. Happy Days or the "80s 50s" e.g Stray Cats.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 22 February 2021 18:14 (one week ago) link

Lol

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 18:19 (one week ago) link

Only HOOS
Can make this world seem bright
Only HOOS
Can make his steen drive right

Oops, sorry, wrong thread

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 18:21 (one week ago) link

Saw someone who may now be in their 60s tweet about how he used to feel like the “weird uncle “ here when he was posting more here circa 2004 I guess

curmudgeon, Monday, 22 February 2021 18:49 (one week ago) link

The day after my 50th late last year, I had to deal with a Rû$$iän R@ns0mwäre attack, then a couple months later a HBP event that sent me to the the ER, and then a month after that, I slipped on the ice and broke my radius/ulna, putting my drumming/guitar playing home fun therapy on hiatus for a while. That 'ol 'check engine' light comes on at 5-O, can't ignore it anymore.

BlackIronPrison, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:54 (one week ago) link

3 years into the 50s.
3 years of unemployment.
no complaints as not having to worry re job/commute/office chaos in last 12 months have been an absolute blessing.
that and having mk2 (17 yrs, nearly 18) at home all this time has meant we have had a very different last era of my parenting groove than normal.

mark e, Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:21 (six days ago) link

Hi!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:59 (yesterday) link

could you repeat that Ned? my tinnitus is acting up

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 19:10 (yesterday) link

I said NICE WEATHER WE'RE HAVING

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 19:16 (yesterday) link

Aw, seeing Bimble and Morbs in this thread :(

One thing about being in my 50s is the accumulating weight of all the people I miss who are no longer here. I am aware that this becomes more and more of a thing, the presence of absence. I don’t like it.

Hello to the same decade as me, Ned.

For all of one week.

Mark G, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:34 (yesterday) link

i have cancer now, as of last thursday. nobody knows but my partner and one friend and uh, now the internet. just don't let my 90 y/o mom find out, srsly. i'm good.

(i keep thinking of teh room when the mom says "it's official-- i definitely have breast cancer"

tbf, i don't have breast cancer.

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 23:41 (yesterday) link

So sorry to hear that. Hopefully there will be good treatment.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 00:30 (twenty hours ago) link

ty. this one is not so bad usually. 🤷🏻‍♂️

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 00:34 (twenty hours ago) link

good luck Hunt3r

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 02:30 (eighteen hours ago) link

All the best. I'm sure it's a super stressful thing, but glad it's a not-so-bad one.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 02:45 (eighteen hours ago) link

Indeed, hoping all turns out well!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 04:35 (sixteen hours ago) link

All the best of luck, Hunter, I hope you'll get good treatment and get through this <3

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 08:22 (twelve hours ago) link

oh hunt3r! good luck with your treatment - hope you're through it all as quickly as possible and hope you're not laid up for too long in the meantime!

would a nit be nice? (NickB), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 09:04 (twelve hours ago) link

srsly i don't know why i would ever do blurt that, but i do appreciate very very much.

*considers personal history*

i think i'm destined to crash out, ridiculously. doing something else. it think i've got plenty of time. it'll never get me.

*envisions cancer-tombstone (carved in old.css: Original ILX2 Live Stylesheet)*

"damn. it got me. :-("

pence's eye juice (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 14:22 (six hours ago) link


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