Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Video Games, Snoop Dog, and Colostomy Bags

First off, I'm in Princeton working camp for the next two weeks (well, I'll be gone Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). If anybody wants to hang out, give me a call.

To the issue at hand,

Some random thoughts I've had today. I'm doing research on how to help people better prepare for retirement. One thing led to another, and I began to think about what things will be like when I'm old and retired. Not necessarily what the world in general will be like, but what us old people will be like. Old people now generally stay away from technology, rarely do they use computers and never have I seen someone who has retired playing anything more complicated that Mario Bros...and even that was only once. What are we going to be like when we are old? At what point are we going to stop progressing with the video games advancements and consider new technology to be "new fangled." I mean, even with the video games that are out right now. Could you imagine a 70-year-old man playing Halo and "pwning nubs" as they say? i certainly can't. This brings to mind a bit done by a comedian whose name I can't currently remember. It's the same guy who compares his bad day to his grandmothers (His bad day being the Yankee's losing, her bad day being another one of her friends dies). When I find the actual joke I'll post it on here. Basically, he compares old people now listening to their music, to us listening to our music when we're older. That's another thing that intrigues me, a bunch of old people listening to Snoop Dogg and Docter Dre. Anyways, just some interesting thoughts I had at work today, thought I'd share.

Also, I'm reading the Princess Bride right now, it's an excelent book that was the basis of one of my all time favorite movies.

I bounty hunt for Jabba Hutt
To finance my Vett
-MC Chris

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting point about us as 70-year olds listening to rap and hip-hop, etc. Foulger and I were actually thinking about the same thing at reunions. We saw all the guys at the 45th swing dancing with their wives, and they were keeping up pretty well. Then we realized that our generation won't really have any "oldies" that we can dance to when we grow old. There's no way we could keep up with today's pop music when we get to be that age. In the end, we decided that we'd probably just use the same songs that we consider oldies today (brown eyed girl, the joker, my girl, etc.) as oldies for us when we're in our 70s.