I Really WASN’T Thinking About Aging…

Honest.  What with the Obamaconomy tanking; my grocery bill raising one week to the next (sugar is at a 30 year high in price); gasoline prices inching towards $3.00 (again); Christmas coming and I still have to figure out how to afford Thanksgiving…

So my gravitas hasn’t been front and center…til I read Drudge.

Matt has front and center (and fortunately cropped)  a photo of three women, who the UK Daily Mail say are  Susan Sarandon, Sigourney Weaver, and Jane Fonda.   Maybe that is what their publicists want us to believe:


According to the the ‘V’ Magazine article the Mail is hyping, those crazy gals listed above ‘age in’ at 68, 62, and 72 respectively, and the most senior, Fonda, is shown folded over a table (personally, upon scrutinizing the photo, I think she just fell faint from the fumes of the hair products that rock that ‘do coupled with the circulatory restrictions of her, ahhh, garments) .

When most readers at those ages are trying to stay current with the Plavix, Boniva and Lipitor scripts and still have food and electricity, we are supposed to believe that instead they should  be concerned with squeezing into cat suits; donning wig hats; and having Glamour Shots makeovers (what on Senior Discount Day?)

How detached from reality ARE these people?  And how skilled are the V mag photo refinishers?

Sorry V (and Susan, Sigourney and Jane)…

We ALL look younger…

Why?  Mass marketing of hair dye.  Simple.  Walk into a Wal-Mart or Walgreens (and use your Senior discount!) and buy the shade of your dreams.  There aren’t alot gray heads out there (l’Oreal haircolor sales were up 7 percent last year) due to the ease of acessiblity and application of boxed, at home hair colors…so by virtue of the visual the AREN’T alot of old ‘looking’ people.

And once you color in the privacy of your own home, you can then go out into the real, non photoshopped world, dressed AGE APPROPRIATELY.  Hopefully you won’t find yourself draped over any tables (unless of course you ARE on Plavix and stand up too quickly…but that is another topic for a BarkyCare thread.)

60 is the ‘new’ 40…but only if you use ‘progressive’ math (or try critical thinking in overly lycra’d feline wear).




3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Integrity1st
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 01:34:46

    LOVE your writing, but I am going to miss the old Avatar ; )


  2. Ting
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 23:54:01

    Oh, this is so funny! And so timely for me since I just went to a 40th high school reunion last night. I felt okay about myself – thank goodness. There were a lot of old people there – and the band played “Good Golly Miss Molly/Devil with the Blue Dress On”…..Fee Fee Fie Fie Fo Fo Fum Looking mighty pretty now here she comes – Wearing her wig hat and shades to match…”

    Integrity1st – there are some friends waiting to see you at http://honeytrail.com/


  3. Ting
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 23:55:13

    Let me correct that website, Integrity1st. It is



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