A senile old man writes!!

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A senile old man writes!!

Postby Saturn » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:24 am

Am I still allowed to join in with all you young un's now that I've turned 25??

See you all later while I slip into my slippers and fill my pipe in front of the fire.

Eee by gum, t'were weren't like this in my day.

Aww Bugger, where've I put me false teeth???
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Postby Despondence » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:15 am

Fledgling.

Congrats, and a toast to your health - and may you find many spiritous and slightly intoxicating beverages to lubricate your throat and rehydrate your soul this evening.
Skaal!
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Postby thenewaustria » Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:53 am

Happy Birthday to Stephen Saturn!

I sincerely hope that you have a wonderful day

and that everything is going well for you

and 25 is not old at all

really, you could still play a high school student on television

cheers to you Saturn

don't ever give in

and don't ever give out
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Postby Matt » Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:16 am

Yeah, Happy Birthday Stevey Boy. I hope you had a good day
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Postby Saturn » Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:42 pm

Cheers everyone - I had a great day - though I didn't go out and get slaughtered or anything, but I am a man of small pleasures - being with people I love and respect on the day was enough for me
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Postby Saturn » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:02 pm

Keats had written Hyperion, To Autumn and Ode on a Grecian Urn by twenty-five.

- gulp!!!!
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Postby Despondence » Sat Oct 09, 2004 12:31 pm

Oh tish-tosh.

Borges wrote Ficciones and The Aleph in his forties, and started learning anglo-saxon and old norse when he was 60. Not saying you should take after him.
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Postby Saturn » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:37 pm

I don't want to be an old man anymore, the future is so bleak at the minute, I can hardly see past a few months never mind decades.
I can think of nothing worse than being one of those miserable, crusty old academics that spend all their time on obscure and meaningless literary trivia.
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Postby Zac Lee » Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:04 am

The fact that you worry about it means that maybe you'll be able to steer clear of it.

Although literary trivia could be a fun party game for crusty academics, I suppose.
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Postby Saturn » Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:52 pm

I think they secretly love Twister or spin the bottle - "I dare you to write a 20,000,000 word dissertation on the life of the dungbeetle" - that's how it would go I'm sure.
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