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Old 27 July 2017, 05:41 PM
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Ponder What would Stone Age memes have looked like?

If there had been social media in the Stone Age, what kind of glurge/nostalgia/click-yes-if-you-remember crapola would have existed? It's kind of hard to go back any further than the caveman days unless it's a picture of a chimpanzee or some other kind of ape, and says: click yes if this is what what your grandparents looked like!

Hmmmm......

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Old 27 July 2017, 05:54 PM
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Old 27 July 2017, 05:59 PM
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Old 27 July 2017, 06:32 PM
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Nitpicking, but um, no, you wouldn't have been middle aged at 17. You might well have been just past puberty -- I don't think the reasons are entirely understood, but puberty in modern society is generally at significantly earlier ages than it used to be.

An average life expectancy of 34 doesn't mean that nobody gets older than 34. It nearly always means that a whole lot of people never get to be as old as 5.
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Old 27 July 2017, 06:45 PM
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Are memes supposed to be accurate?
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Old 27 July 2017, 07:03 PM
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They generally aren't accurate; but people do grumble at them on the board for not being so.

I did say I was nitpicking. I agree that the rhino's expression makes the line funny.
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Old 27 July 2017, 07:13 PM
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An average life expectancy of 34 doesn't mean that nobody gets older than 34.
Cavepersons hadn't invented statistics and didn't understand the difference between the mean and outliers. Also, joke.

PS. Don't know if anyone else sees this, but I though the rhino's medial horn looked like a conical birthday hat, hence the birthday meme.
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Old 27 July 2017, 07:28 PM
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Hmmm. If the rhino's wearing a party hat, it might be the rhino's birthday.

Rhinos apparently can live to somewhere between 35 and 50, depending on which site one checks in a page of google results; with puberty around 5 to 8. So 17 could arguably be middle aged for a rhino . . .
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Old 27 July 2017, 08:22 PM
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I can't tell if it's a birthday hat or not. Guess I'll have to stand closer...
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Old 27 July 2017, 08:34 PM
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In my day we killed mammoths and rhinos by running them off cliffs, the way the thunder-man who steals the sun intended, not by poking at them with pointy rocks on long shafts like we were making love to it. I hear in the next cave over they don't even bother walking up to the best: they just lunge their sticks at it and hope it bleeds to death. Kids these days... Slackers!
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Old 27 July 2017, 10:39 PM
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Well in my day we didn't need these rocks on sticks or cliffs! We snuck around behind the lions and ate what they left like the One Who Gives Babies intended -- never mind your from-far-places-where-they're-ignorant Thunder-man!
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Old 27 July 2017, 11:11 PM
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Old 27 July 2017, 11:30 PM
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Old 28 July 2017, 12:28 PM
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In my day we killed mammoths and rhinos by running them off cliffs, the way the thunder-man who steals the sun intended, not by poking at them with pointy rocks on long shafts like we were making love to it.
Sex back then was even worse than I assumed.

Unless you're into that. . .
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Old 28 July 2017, 07:09 PM
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Nitpicking, but um, no, you wouldn't have been middle aged at 17. You might well have been just past puberty -- I don't think the reasons are entirely understood, but puberty in modern society is generally at significantly earlier ages than it used to be.

An average life expectancy of 34 doesn't mean that nobody gets older than 34. It nearly always means that a whole lot of people never get to be as old as 5.
I think it's largely attributed to better nutrition. I hit puberty so early I lost 6 inches off my expected height, but my endocrinologist as a kid said me getting my period at ten was mostly due to me having a much better diet than my parents'.

I would have liked the height, but I ate the veggies instead
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Old 29 July 2017, 01:48 AM
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Old 29 July 2017, 02:04 AM
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I think it's largely attributed to better nutrition. I hit puberty so early I lost 6 inches off my expected height, but my endocrinologist as a kid said me getting my period at ten was mostly due to me having a much better diet than my parents'.

I would have liked the height, but I ate the veggies instead
When I got my period at 11, my mom's friend B said "She'll stop growing now," and Mom dismissed it as an "old wives' tale." But she was right.

I'm grateful for the improved nutrition, but I would have liked a few more inches of height, and I certainly would have preferred fewer years of menstruation. I hit menarche during the Nixon administration, menopause during the Obama administration.
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Old 29 July 2017, 02:40 AM
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I got my period at 11 and was, I think, the first one in my class to do so, despite being one of the younger kids in it. That was in the early 1960's.

The school was entirely unprepared for a menstruating sixth-grader. There were no doors on the stalls in the student bathrooms, and I refused to go to school. They offered to let me use the teachers' john, but I said everybody would want to know why I was doing that. So they just let me stay home.

I know some of the reason is thought to be nutritional, but I think there's also suspicion that hormone-mimicking human-created chemicals may be causing some of the effect. I don't think most of us had terrible diets in the 1960's.

Let's see. Should we bring this back on-topic? Kids these days! They don't want to get pregnant as soon as they bleed, they want us to haul moss around to stuff themselves with instead so they can do it over and over without the blood attracting predators!
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