Monday, December 02, 2013


I am 50 years old today. It's astonishing how quickly this milestone arrived. As I recall, 1975 lasted longer than the current decade, and time is only picking up speed.

Although navel gazing and thumb sucking are evergreen blogging topics, it's not cool. Instead, here's a window into what the world looked like on December 2, 1963:

A few months later, the Beatles would appear on a very different variety show and everything would change. It was a time when a few jokes certainly didn't hurt, considering what had happened only 10 days before:

And the day I arrived, this guy died:

And this was the #1 song on the pop charts:

Yeah. It was a long damned time ago.


Bike Bubba said...

Happy Birthday!

First Ringer said...

Happy b-day, D!

Gino said...

50! i'll need you to take notes because i'm not that far behind you.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

50 used to seem elderly. Now it doesn't even seem old. Happy birthday!