Friday, December 15, 2006

Gerontology

The oldest person alive lived in Memphis?? Well I'll be. Perhaps barbecue, endemic racism, and putrid riverwater aren't bad for your health after all.

6 Comments:

Blogger curry king said...

"Family members said she had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great grandchildren."


Was she Mormon? Shit.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

I just wonder what happened to the great-great-great grandchildren--they didn't really multiply like the previous generations did.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well my friend, think about how many "great"s that is and I'd wager that it's probably because most of them haven't reached procreative or "marryin'" age yet

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So apparrently miss Lizzie isn't the only old person who passed away this week. There may be some controversy over her status as oldest living person here...

http://secretdubai.blogspot.com/2006/12/worlds-oldest-man-dies-in-uae.html

7:14 AM  
Blogger Austin 5-000 said...

If the "old arab man in the desert" trope isn't orientalism, I'm not sure what is, Sheriff. Prize goes to Miss Lizzie.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're quite astute on this point. I'm surprised that it wasn't claimed that he was "As Old as Time Itself, wandering the desert for countless eons"

But you forgot Cuba

8:58 AM  

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