Hey, Shut Up, Associated Press!

By Dave Fox

Today was my birthday.

If you forgot, that’s okay. I am still accepting presents until Easter.

I turned 40 today. I will spare you my mindless philosophizing on the number 40. But here is something extremely troubling that happened to me this afternoon:

After eating too much pizza for lunch, and drinking an adequate amount of beer, I returned home, logged on to, and read an article whose second paragraph contained the following sentence:

“The naked middle-aged man jumped into the moat….”

The next paragraph contained this sentence:

“…The man is believed to be a 40-year-old Briton living in Spain who visited the moat with several Spanish friends.”

Since when was 40 “middle aged?!” Get your facts straight! Stupid Associated Press!

Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2008

5 Responses to “Hey, Shut Up, Associated Press!”

  1. Jeri
    October 9, 2008 at 3:18 AM

    Happy Birthday, Dave!
    Age is just a number. In your case, it’s a big one.

  2. brrre
    October 28, 2008 at 4:01 AM

    I frequently said in mid-september: “I am not forty years old. I am two times twenty”.
    Until I realized that what I was actually saying was: I am twice as stupid and two times the arrogant know-it-all as I was when I was when I was twenty…
    I think I’d go for middle-aged anytime.

  3. brrre
    October 28, 2008 at 4:03 AM

    But as you can see in the comment above, I have started to get a little bit senile. I tend to repeat myself..senile. I tend to repeat myself..senile. I tend to repeat myself..

  4. SilverLining
    October 29, 2008 at 4:34 AM

    Happy belated birthday Dave! Also; I has a blog :P

  5. Marius Filtvedt
    October 31, 2008 at 8:12 AM

    Hei dave, håper du har kommet over 40 års krisen, min måte å håndtere det på var å sykle fra Bergen til Oslo. Koselig at du fikk feiret dagen med både fest og tur til las Vegas. Vi skal ta noen øl i Wales og feire dagene våre på skikkelig vis i januar.
    Vi skal feire jul i Sverige i år. Hanne og Wenche kommer også. Skal ikke komme en tur over da, billett sponsing ikke noe problem.
    Your Friend Marius

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