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In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40:



60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

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rockpile...i seen andy tell that the other night....i sat and laughed and pondered it a bit.how true it is.in my eyes i always thought woman around forty and older are the sexiest creatures.they are woman not girls....... :)
 

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Forget the above, show me (as much as this feeble heart will take), any woman that admits she is over 40..... :)

Is that IQ or age or waist line?????????????????????? :cool: :nono: :flame: :1pig: :p

Going for my mid morning nap now, will see the rants later today, don't waste a lot of effort, there are still dirty dishes from last nights supper, thats why you have smaller feet, its so you can stand closer to the sink....

Still waiting for the marriage proposal that has not yet came, whats your problem ladies?

Potential brides, do you know how to iron yellow pants?
 
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I went to that link. I love the letter written by Ben Franklin. The more things change, the more they stay the same!

"Old Mistresses' Apologue":
June 25. 1745

My dear Friend,

I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural Inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should not communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper Remedy. It is the most natural State of Man, and therefore the State in which you are most likely to find solid Happiness. Your Reasons against entring into it at present, appear to me not well-founded. The circumstantial Advantages you have in View by postponing it, are not only uncertain, but they are small in comparison with that of the Thing itself, the being married and settled. It is the Man and Woman united that make the compleat human Being. Separate, she wants his Force of Body and Strength of Reason; he, her Softness, Sensibility and acute Discernment. Together they are more likely to succeed in the World. A single Man has not nearly the Value he would have in that State of Union. He is an incomplete Animal. He resembles the odd Half of a Pair of Scissars. If you get a prudent healthy Wife, your Industry in your Profession, with her good Economy, will be a Fortune sufficient.

But if you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice, that in all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones. You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:

1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor'd with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreable.

2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman.

3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produc'd may be attended with much Inconvenience.

4. Because thro' more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin'd to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.

5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.

6. Because the Sin is less. The debauching a Virgin may be her Ruin, and make her for Life unhappy.

7. Because the Compunction is less. The having made a young Girl miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflections; none of which can attend the making an old Woman happy.

8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!!

Thus much for my Paradox. But still I advise you to marry directly; being sincerely Your affectionate Friend.
 

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moopups said:
Forget the above, show me (as much as this feeble heart will take), any woman that admits she is over 40..... :)

Is that IQ or age or waist line?????????????????????? :cool: :nono: :flame: :1pig: :p

Going for my mid morning nap now, will see the rants later today, don't waste a lot of effort, there are still dirty dishes from last nights supper, thats why you have smaller feet, its so you can stand closer to the sink....

Still waiting for the marriage proposal that has not yet came, whats your problem ladies?

Potential brides, do you know how to iron yellow pants?

Here's one for ya Moopups. Yes I admit I am over 40. Never was one to lie about my age. I am 41 years old (my age), Don't know my IQ, my waist size is under forty but not by much. I am short and I am fat. Like I tell everyone else, you don't like it, OH well I do. Sorry, already married and plan on staying that way. I would just throw the yellow pants out when I did your laundry. No ironing here if I can get away with it. About those dinner dishes in the sink. I often do dinner dishes the next morning but my father would never have. Those dishes would have been done as he was making dinner and we would have washed our own as soon as we got up from the table. Sure wish I would have gotten some of that from my DF. :p

BTW I have big size nine feet and I own a dishwasher. If I need it I also have 2 teenage children that know how to fill the dishwasher and wash a pot or pan :)
 

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I remember Bennie Hill singing a song. The regrain was:

I love older women
They never tell
And they're as gratefull as Hell
 

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moopups said:
Forget the above, show me (as much as this feeble heart will take), any woman that admits she is over 40..... :)

Is that IQ or age or waist line?????????????????????? :cool: :nono: :flame: :1pig: :p

Going for my mid morning nap now, will see the rants later today, don't waste a lot of effort, there are still dirty dishes from last nights supper, thats why you have smaller feet, its so you can stand closer to the sink....

Still waiting for the marriage proposal that has not yet came, whats your problem ladies?

Potential brides, do you know how to iron yellow pants?
What?! People still iron?
 

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What?! People still iron?

Heck, when my DD was home on leave, she gave me tips on ironing. Seems she's gotten very good at it in the Air Force.

Wanna know how they make those pant leg creases razor sharp?

Starch and (you're not gonna believe this) HAIRSPRAY!!

Yup.

I don't want to use hairspray on my clothes, though. Thank goodness I don't get inspected!

Pony!
 

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Pony said:

Heck, when my DD was home on leave, she gave me tips on ironing. Seems she's gotten very good at it in the Air Force.

Wanna know how they make those pant leg creases razor sharp?

Starch and (you're not gonna believe this) HAIRSPRAY!!

Yup.

I don't want to use hairspray on my clothes, though. Thank goodness I don't get inspected!

Pony!
I have ironed since I was a preteen, but I got my best ironing tip from a marine about 12 years ago.
(I"m over 40 too)
 

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I will be 42 tomorrow.

Turning 40 was the most liberating experience I've ever had. There was something magical about it. My husband of 18 years walked out for a twenty-something between my 39 and 40th birthdays. I thought it would kill me...for about three days.... then I realized that I was free.

Not just free of him, but FREE! Free to quit worrying about what others thought of me. Free to live how I wanted to live. Free to speak my mind and spend time with people and activities that I found interesting. Free to stop doing something if I felt it was a waste of time. Free to laugh and love and learn and live any way that I chose.

Over 40? Darn right, and wouldn't go back for anything!
 
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