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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Just curious about our demographics - especially regarding age. The poll will not track those who answer the question so your personal information is safe.

rugerpc
12-10-2012, 04:45 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;33807']Just curious about our demographics - especially regarding age. The poll will not track who answered the question so your personal information is safe.

Now ask us how old we feel... act... look...

Mike Duncan
12-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Two months older than Hans...

sergiodeblanc
12-10-2012, 05:20 PM
:flute:38

CantankerousCarl
12-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Old enough to remember that MTV used to show music videos.

kingsleyd
12-10-2012, 05:39 PM
Same age as the ES-335 and the Flying V.

Rick
12-10-2012, 05:45 PM
Born in the first upside down year since 1881

prsrocker1988
12-10-2012, 06:41 PM
24 here.

BostonGuitar
12-10-2012, 06:43 PM
fowty tree

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-10-2012, 06:45 PM
fowty tree
Please update your avatar to show your card (you old fart).

BostonGuitar
12-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Ank you for reminding my old brain.

Danerada
12-10-2012, 07:05 PM
43...

LSchefman
12-10-2012, 08:52 PM
I see I'm the only 800+ year old on the Forum. Feels a little weird, I guess.

I don't remember the date of my birth. Even if I did, it wouldn't matter, because the calendar was different in those years in Constantinople, where I was born. You see, it started on September 1, and the year the Church figured was the year of creation, 5509 BC. And it was based on the Julian calendar, that gained about three days every four centuries. Anyway, it's a little difficult to remember, but if you're thinking, "Fall, 1195 AD," you're probably pretty close. Anyway, I left to join some sort of crusade, and subsequently found myself in Europe, where I picked up my first guitar around 1210. Here's a picture a friend painted of my first band. I'm playing the Guitarra Latina on the left, and my buddy Andronikos, who came with me on the journey, is playing the Guitarra Morisca, that's more like a Moorish instrument. By the way, those band outfits were pretty hip at the time. I mean, sure, the cloaks were long, but there you see the precursor to Spandex, i.e., joined hose.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/Guitar_latina_morisca.jpg

Man, those things were bloody heck to tune. We didn't even have tuning forks. We had a pitch pipe. Try tuning a guitar to a pitch pipe.

And there was no acquiring more than one guitar back then. First of all, they cost a year's wages. Second, you waited for more than a year just to get yours built. Everything was private stock. So you basically worked like a dog for a year to buy the thing, and even then, the hard case was extra. Lots of guys just used a gig bag. Back then, we called them "sacks." I opted for the hard case. Took me an extra six months to get it. I played that thing for...gosh, I don't know...150-175 years.

Hey, Guitar Center was a little tiny lutheir's shop in some town where you walked down the street and people emptied their chamber pots on your head if you weren't careful. The guitar sounded better as it got older, and never needed a re-fret, because the strings were gut. Although I'd been trained in law to serve in the Imperial Court by the time I got out of school at 12, I liked music better, and was glad to have left Constantinople. By the time I was 8 or 9, my parents were dead from plague, and honestly, Constantinople was a pretty restrictive environment. Going to Spain was like being set free! No one knew who ruled anything, you could pretty much go and do as you pleased. Great times. It was like the 60s.

It's not so bad being the oldest person around, actually. I have a lot of musical influences, and have lived in some interesting times. One day I'll have to tell you about the time I did a gig at the Marquis de Lafayette's. Awesome dude, great party. Ben Franklin got absolutely loaded, and was one heck of a lot of fun, dancing with the French women. But that'll come later. Anyway, by then I'd switched to keys, and had a very nice harpsichord to write on, but since you're guitar players, it's probably a dull subject around here.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-10-2012, 08:55 PM
So far, the curve is a full decade younger than I expected.

justmund
12-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Les, that's what we refer to in Australia as "champagne comedy"! The sack line was brilliant!

WEDGE
12-10-2012, 09:40 PM
49 in a few weeks

Jester
12-10-2012, 09:48 PM
Two months older than Hans...

About the same

LSchefman
12-10-2012, 10:16 PM
Les, that's what we refer to in Australia as "champagne comedy"! The sack line was brilliant!

Thanks! I'm a little nuts, but at my age...

DRM_777
12-11-2012, 04:33 AM
32, turning 33 in March though people never believe me that I'm in my 30's and usually guess somewhere in the mid to early 20's which is all good........unless this says more about my maturity levels as opposed to my appearance......Haha!

Goldtop
12-11-2012, 05:50 AM
I hit fifty at the end of August, and some days I feel about twice that. At least physically, anyway... I'm thankful that mentally it's a different story.

Lloyd/Goldtop/Queen 'o' Clubs

Goldtop
12-11-2012, 05:57 AM
I see I'm the only 800+ year old on the Forum. Feels a little weird, I guess.

I don't remember the date of my birth. Even if I did, it wouldn't matter, because the calendar was different in those years in Constantinople, where I was born. You see, it started on September 1, and the year the Church figured was the year of creation, 5509 BC. And it was based on the Julian calendar, that gained about three days every four centuries. Anyway, it's a little difficult to remember, but if you're thinking, "Fall, 1195 AD," you're probably pretty close. Anyway, I left to join some sort of crusade, and subsequently found myself in Europe, where I picked up my first guitar around 1210. Here's a picture a friend painted of my first band. I'm playing the Guitarra Latina on the left, and my buddy Andronikos, who came with me on the journey, is playing the Guitarra Morisca, that's more like a Moorish instrument. By the way, those band outfits were pretty hip at the time. I mean, sure, the cloaks were long, but there you see the precursor to Spandex, i.e., joined hose....


Les,

I always look forward to your posts, and this one is A+ in my book. Thanks for helping get my day started in a fine way!

Lloyd/Goldtop

11top
12-11-2012, 06:18 AM
Dirt

docbennett
12-11-2012, 06:54 AM
I see I'm the only 800+ year old on the Forum. Feels a little weird, I guess.

I don't remember the date of my birth. Even if I did, it wouldn't matter, because the calendar was different in those years in Constantinople, where I was born. You see, it started on September 1, and the year the Church figured was the year of creation, 5509 BC. And it was based on the Julian calendar, that gained about three days every four centuries. Anyway, it's a little difficult to remember, but if you're thinking, "Fall, 1195 AD," you're probably pretty close. Anyway, I left to join some sort of crusade, and subsequently found myself in Europe, where I picked up my first guitar around 1210. Here's a picture a friend painted of my first band. I'm playing the Guitarra Latina on the left, and my buddy Andronikos, who came with me on the journey, is playing the Guitarra Morisca, that's more like a Moorish instrument. By the way, those band outfits were pretty hip at the time. I mean, sure, the cloaks were long, but there you see the precursor to Spandex, i.e., joined hose.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/Guitar_latina_morisca.jpg

Man, those things were bloody heck to tune. We didn't even have tuning forks. We had a pitch pipe. Try tuning a guitar to a pitch pipe.

And there was no acquiring more than one guitar back then. First of all, they cost a year's wages. Second, you waited for more than a year just to get yours built. Everything was private stock. So you basically worked like a dog for a year to buy the thing, and even then, the hard case was extra. Lots of guys just used a gig bag. Back then, we called them "sacks." I opted for the hard case. Took me an extra six months to get it. I played that thing for...gosh, I don't know...150-175 years.

Hey, Guitar Center was a little tiny lutheir's shop in some town where you walked down the street and people emptied their chamber pots on your head if you weren't careful. The guitar sounded better as it got older, and never needed a re-fret, because the strings were gut. Although I'd been trained in law to serve in the Imperial Court by the time I got out of school at 12, I liked music better, and was glad to have left Constantinople. By the time I was 8 or 9, my parents were dead from plague, and honestly, Constantinople was a pretty restrictive environment. Going to Spain was like being set free! No one knew who ruled anything, you could pretty much go and do as you pleased. Great times. It was like the 60s.

It's not so bad being the oldest person around, actually. I have a lot of musical influences, and have lived in some interesting times. One day I'll have to tell you about the time I did a gig at the Marquis de Lafayette's. Awesome dude, great party. Ben Franklin got absolutely loaded, and was one heck of a lot of fun, dancing with the French women. But that'll come later. Anyway, by then I'd switched to keys, and had a very nice harpsichord to write on, but since you're guitar players, it's probably a dull subject around here.

Just think Les....when you finally expire, you will be resurrected on the banks of the great river...and you'll be 25 again. At least, that's what Phil Farmer told me just before he died. And he was in his 90's.
But what are you going to use for your guitar? The iron-trees are not able to be cut down. Whatever...I'll see you then. Unless you're ressurected along with your original demographic...then, we'll be a few million miles apart from each other and probably won't meet up until we get to the tower.
Back to your usual channel.

south89
12-11-2012, 08:22 AM
My girlfriend would jokingly say older than dirt at 41 but with her being more than 10 years younger I'm feeling better than I ever have :rofl:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-11-2012, 08:26 AM
With 65 votes, the average age of the Official PRS Forum member is 39.4.

There are no members reporting in their teens.

There are no members reporting in their 70's or older.

docbennett
12-11-2012, 08:33 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;33936']With 65 votes, the average age of the Official PRS Forum member is 39.4. There are no members reporting in their teens. There are no members reporting in their 70's or older.

It appears to be almost exactly a bell shaped curve.

Hans...doesn't that put you right at the mean and median?? That makes you the quintessential PRS owner.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-11-2012, 08:37 AM
It appears to be almost exactly a bell shaped curve.

Hans...doesn't that put you right at the mean and median?? That makes you the quintessential PRS owner.
I am ".1" from the average age of the sample population - which is quite small (so far).

james
12-11-2012, 08:41 AM
32

I remember when I was in college 10 or so years ago, I tried to visualize what my life would be like around this time...with the impending 12/21/2012 apocalypse right around the corner. Assumed I'd have a couple kids I'd be worried about. Nope!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-11-2012, 08:44 AM
32

I remember when I was in college 10 or so years ago, I tried to visualize what my life would be like around this time...with the impending 12/21/2012 apocalypse right around the corner. Assumed I'd have a couple kids I'd be worried about. Nope!

That's funny. When I was a kid I used to wonder how I would look on 1 Jan 2000 (at 27).

The answer was (looking back 12 years): Pretty good! :biggrin:

Mikegarveyblues
12-11-2012, 08:56 AM
35 in less than a month. I look a little younger which isn't such a bad thing these days. Not great when you're sixteen!

vchizzle
12-11-2012, 04:56 PM
Now ask us how old we feel... act... look...
feel - 10 years older
act - wise beyond my years
look - please don't bother
:D

wilerty
12-11-2012, 05:32 PM
Geezers rock ...

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Geezer Butler rocks...

Fixed it for ya, Bill. :laugh:

http://hilobrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/GeezerButler_LRG.jpg

jimfisher
12-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Old enough for Medicare :santa:

LSchefman
12-11-2012, 08:59 PM
So you're probably curious; how is it that I was able to live this long, yet evade the suspicions and fury of jealous townspeople and even leave marriages before I was discovered to be what I call a "slow ager." That's right, I'm aging. I'm not immortal. I just age more slowly. But sure enough, after 20 or so years of doing things like growing a beard, putting on weight, thinning my hair, etc., to simulate age, there comes a point when I have to leave. Because living as long as I did was a sure sign of the work of the devil, or worse. Think the Inquisition was bad? Yeah. So did I.

For most of my life, it was difficult to leave loved ones, but they knew my secret, understood and protected me. Eventually I discovered a sure-fire way to fly the coop: I joined armies when it was time to go, and went off to war.

Until the 20th Century, a battlefield's activity ended in the evening when it got dark. The dead and mortally wounded were simply left in the field, and burials did not take place for several days. Although I arranged for myself to have "safe" jobs, such as doctor*, or interpreter (I had learned Latin and Greek was my native language in Constantinople; these were the international languages), I could usually arrange to be present on a battlefield for a short enough time to be "killed." I carried a bladder of animal blood with me. When the time was right, I would spatter the blood over my chest, fall down in the heat of battle, and simply lay in place until nightfall. Then I would make my escape from the army, and move on. The men left on the field who were still alive to see me would not be alive by morning. Should a peasant come by stripping corpses, the sight of a bloody man getting up from the dead was frightening enough that they were afraid to follow me.

The thing is, and I learned this from experience, you don't want to join the army that, you know, loses the war. That's a sure way to have big trouble. You want to be in the army that wins, unless you can arrange to "die" and disappear at a good time before the end. So it was always tricky picking the right army to join. I learned early on, don't get into an army because of the causus belli; it doesn't matter if you like the goals of the nobles or politicians or not, your mission is to pick the right army so that you can arrange the death deep in enemy territory where no one will recognize you. Join the losing army, and you're fighting on your own turf, and believe me, it's a lot harder to get lost in your own country. Think I could have gotten lost in the French army in 1918 or 1940? They didn't make it out of the neighborhood, let alone out of France. So. There were other armies.

For example, I thought I was making a foolproof choice joining Napoleon's army and heading across Europe into Russia. Napoleon had never lost! I wound up nearly freezing to death on the steppes, which was of course a good place to pretend to die, but it was really too cold to lay down, and there were the wolves. Fortunately I managed to straggle farther and farther behind, and wound up finding a nice woman to settle down with for a while in Vilnius, Lithuania where the few other survivors got sick with Cholera struggling to get back to France. Thousands died. Their mass graves have only recently been discovered. Of course, I knew, but I wasn't telling.

She felt sorry for me, and was kind of cute except for her mustache kind of thing, but I digress. You really have no idea how many women had mustaches before the discovery of depilatories and bleaches...their teeth didn't last long either, so the slight mustache wasn't much of a deal breaker on looks. If they still had a few teeth, you were a big winner. My teeth of course, were sturdy due to my unique physiology, and I had a variety of musical skills, so I had no trouble with the ladies.

That's where I bought this absolutely fantastic kankles, which is kind of like a psaltery, an instrument I knew well from the middle ages. It was gorgeous, inlaid with ivory, and made mostly of flamed Balkan maple, Acer hyrcanum, with a beautiful German Spruce top. The maker called it his "Double Eagle." I wasn't crazy about the matte finish, but fortunately the shop that built it was headed by Paulius Raimondas Steponas, and they had something like a PTC. So they put a gloss finish on it, and in fact, stained it Elzbieta Verde, which was kind of a greenish stain.

I bugged them to make a padded gig bag for the thing, and they finally padded a burlap sack with horse hair, lined it with rabbit fur, and put buttons and a rope on it so I could carry it like a backpack.

Things were great in Vilnius, but I knew I had to leave after a while, and fortunately, the First Schleswig War broke out in 1848. I made the fateful decision to join the Prussian Army and go to war against Denmark.

* You might wonder how I was a doctor when I lacked modern medical training. Well, before about 1870, army doctors needed to know basically five things: how to saw limbs off, how to cauterize, how to bleed a patient, how to use a syringe full of mercury on a guy with syphilis, and when to call the priest. Oh yeah, and astrology. And of course anything but a slight wound was bound to be fatal. From the 13th to the 19th centuries, death on the battlefield was probably preferable to existing cures for diseases from natural causes anyway. And wars were excellent vacation opportunities (because, honestly, there weren't other kinds of vacations except pilgrimages), plus the whole pillaging thing. I had left Constantinople before I could learn Byzantine medicine, which was based on the Roman work of Galen, who knew more about fixing soldier's wounds than American Civil War doctors; the Romans and Byzantines knew how to remove cataracts, for god's sakes, but in the West, they didn't even know what a cataract was. So we let a lot of blood. Read omens. Stuff like that. In the Byzantine world, I'd have had to know something. Not so much in the West.

LSchefman
12-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Was it the thing about the woman with the mustache that killed this thread?

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-12-2012, 07:25 PM
With 81 votes, I think the average age is holding at 39.4.

I am shocked that we haven't seen a single teenager yet.

Dirty Bob
12-12-2012, 07:38 PM
In case I didn't blatantly state it in this thread I'm 34.



oh yeah and Les....those meds must be amazing you really gotta share! Puff puff give!

Dirty Bob
12-12-2012, 07:42 PM
It appears to be almost exactly a bell shaped curve.




I hate Gaussian based math....here it works...however people see bell curves where they shouldn't....drives me crazy!

not picking on you doc...Gauss and Quetelet on the other hand....

Sekunda
12-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Old enough to remember that MTV used to show music videos.

Haha! Yes! I remember when MTV wasn't loaded with self-righteous muffin-top hags. (Did I just say that out loud while I typed it?)

I'm the same age as the Chevelle that had an aluminum LS6 454 and yanked the front wheels off the ground from the showroom... :evil:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-12-2012, 11:00 PM
If we can get over 100 votes, I'd say we'll have a reliable sample population. The average age has risen in the last 10 votes.

Albrecht Smuten
12-13-2012, 04:30 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;34364']I am shocked that we haven't seen a single teenager yet.

There are many teenagers on this forum. I't about this:


Now ask us how old we feel... act... look...

I'm 28. I act a lot younger, because I feel too old. Sometimes vice versa. I'm complicated.

slowro
12-13-2012, 04:40 AM
28 and counting! :box:

Albrecht Smuten
12-13-2012, 06:07 AM
28 and counting! :box:

Wanna join my "Club 27 survival group"? ;)

docbennett
12-13-2012, 06:26 AM
Was it the thing about the woman with the mustache that killed this thread?

So...Les...you wrote fiction under the name Philip Jose Farmer? And you led a double life in Peoria?? How did you pull that off? Your writing gave you away. Phil "died" a few years ago in his 90's but now I know better. Post a photo of yourself in your disguise making you look 92 years old. I'm curious. And, for the purposes of this thread....the median is now much more accurate, as Les' age skews the mean unrealistically.

Boogie
12-13-2012, 06:38 AM
So...Les...And you led a double life in Peoria?? How did you pull that off?

Peoria, Illinois is a land of wonder and enchantment. That's how.

[/sarcasm]

I'm young enough to enjoy these years after the kids are out of the house (well, in college...almost completely gone) but too old to sport Spandex.

LSchefman
12-13-2012, 08:09 AM
Peoria, Illinois is a land of wonder and enchantment. That's how.

[/sarcasm]

I'm young enough to enjoy these years after the kids are out of the house (well, in college...almost completely gone) but too old to sport Spandex.

Perzactly

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-13-2012, 09:44 AM
Can we get a few more responses?

cosmic_ape
12-13-2012, 11:15 AM
I'm in my 20's... for the last time

Rosewoodsteel
12-13-2012, 12:15 PM
I remember Black and White TV..

docbennett
12-13-2012, 12:45 PM
I remember Black and White TV..

Wow..talk about memories! Our first color TV arrived in the summer of '72 just in time to see the Summer Olympics Boxing match and to gaze in awe at a bloody nose that was actually red!

I watched "The Monkees", the original Saturday morning "Beatles" cartoons (not to mention Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Warner/Mel Blanc cartoons) and many others in B&W :(

bretwomack
12-13-2012, 01:05 PM
23. Anybody younger?

Rodicus
12-13-2012, 02:52 PM
Dirty 30.

jarek anderson
12-13-2012, 05:41 PM
28 at the moment

AP515
12-13-2012, 07:37 PM
18554 days, as of today. 18700 on my birthday with is cool somehow. That is unless we "End" in 8 more days...

CAFeathers
12-13-2012, 10:44 PM
I'm 56 and I have already lived 26 years longer than I thought I would when I was in my 20's.

The Ratchet
12-16-2012, 04:52 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;33807']Just curious about our demographics - especially regarding age. The poll will not track those who answer the question so your personal information is safe.

Same age as you 80's boy ;)

39.5 years.

docbennett
01-03-2013, 07:37 AM
So you're probably curious; how is it that I was able to live this long, yet evade the suspicions and fury of jealous townspeople and even leave marriages before I was discovered to be what I call a "slow ager." That's right, I'm aging. I'm not immortal. I just age more slowly. But sure enough, after 20 or so years of doing things like growing a beard, putting on weight, thinning my hair, etc., to simulate age, there comes a point when I have to leave. Because living as long as I did was a sure sign of the work of the devil, or worse. Think the Inquisition was bad? Yeah. So did I.

For most of my life, it was difficult to leave loved ones, but they knew my secret, understood and protected me. Eventually I discovered a sure-fire way to fly the coop: I joined armies when it was time to go, and went off to war.

Until the 20th Century, a battlefield's activity ended in the evening when it got dark. The dead and mortally wounded were simply left in the field, and burials did not take place for several days. Although I arranged for myself to have "safe" jobs, such as doctor*, or interpreter (I had learned Latin and Greek was my native language in Constantinople; these were the international languages), I could usually arrange to be present on a battlefield for a short enough time to be "killed." I carried a bladder of animal blood with me. When the time was right, I would spatter the blood over my chest, fall down in the heat of battle, and simply lay in place until nightfall. Then I would make my escape from the army, and move on. The men left on the field who were still alive to see me would not be alive by morning. Should a peasant come by stripping corpses, the sight of a bloody man getting up from the dead was frightening enough that they were afraid to follow me.

The thing is, and I learned this from experience, you don't want to join the army that, you know, loses the war. That's a sure way to have big trouble. You want to be in the army that wins, unless you can arrange to "die" and disappear at a good time before the end. So it was always tricky picking the right army to join. I learned early on, don't get into an army because of the causus belli; it doesn't matter if you like the goals of the nobles or politicians or not, your mission is to pick the right army so that you can arrange the death deep in enemy territory where no one will recognize you. Join the losing army, and you're fighting on your own turf, and believe me, it's a lot harder to get lost in your own country. Think I could have gotten lost in the French army in 1918 or 1940? They didn't make it out of the neighborhood, let alone out of France. So. There were other armies.

For example, I thought I was making a foolproof choice joining Napoleon's army and heading across Europe into Russia. Napoleon had never lost! I wound up nearly freezing to death on the steppes, which was of course a good place to pretend to die, but it was really too cold to lay down, and there were the wolves. Fortunately I managed to straggle farther and farther behind, and wound up finding a nice woman to settle down with for a while in Vilnius, Lithuania where the few other survivors got sick with Cholera struggling to get back to France. Thousands died. Their mass graves have only recently been discovered. Of course, I knew, but I wasn't telling.

She felt sorry for me, and was kind of cute except for her mustache kind of thing, but I digress. You really have no idea how many women had mustaches before the discovery of depilatories and bleaches...their teeth didn't last long either, so the slight mustache wasn't much of a deal breaker on looks. If they still had a few teeth, you were a big winner. My teeth of course, were sturdy due to my unique physiology, and I had a variety of musical skills, so I had no trouble with the ladies.

That's where I bought this absolutely fantastic kankles, which is kind of like a psaltery, an instrument I knew well from the middle ages. It was gorgeous, inlaid with ivory, and made mostly of flamed Balkan maple, Acer hyrcanum, with a beautiful German Spruce top. The maker called it his "Double Eagle." I wasn't crazy about the matte finish, but fortunately the shop that built it was headed by Paulius Raimondas Steponas, and they had something like a PTC. So they put a gloss finish on it, and in fact, stained it Elzbieta Verde, which was kind of a greenish stain.

I bugged them to make a padded gig bag for the thing, and they finally padded a burlap sack with horse hair, lined it with rabbit fur, and put buttons and a rope on it so I could carry it like a backpack.

Things were great in Vilnius, but I knew I had to leave after a while, and fortunately, the First Schleswig War broke out in 1848. I made the fateful decision to join the Prussian Army and go to war against Denmark.

* You might wonder how I was a doctor when I lacked modern medical training. Well, before about 1870, army doctors needed to know basically five things: how to saw limbs off, how to cauterize, how to bleed a patient, how to use a syringe full of mercury on a guy with syphilis, and when to call the priest. Oh yeah, and astrology. And of course anything but a slight wound was bound to be fatal. From the 13th to the 19th centuries, death on the battlefield was probably preferable to existing cures for diseases from natural causes anyway. And wars were excellent vacation opportunities (because, honestly, there weren't other kinds of vacations except pilgrimages), plus the whole pillaging thing. I had left Constantinople before I could learn Byzantine medicine, which was based on the Roman work of Galen, who knew more about fixing soldier's wounds than American Civil War doctors; the Romans and Byzantines knew how to remove cataracts, for god's sakes, but in the West, they didn't even know what a cataract was. So we let a lot of blood. Read omens. Stuff like that. In the Byzantine world, I'd have had to know something. Not so much in the West.


Aye.....HIGHLANDER....now I know ye whereabouts!! I'll meet ye in the fields, and I'll have your head! Await the Quickening, ye highlander!!

Albrecht Smuten
01-03-2013, 07:44 AM
23. Anybody younger?

Probably not. Even TheMike is a bit older than you :)

tdiers
01-03-2013, 07:46 AM
I remember Black and White TV..
Me too! With only 13 channels. But only a few actually had any shows on them.

MykeWright
01-03-2013, 08:08 AM
We only had 3 channels until my teenage years - by then we had a colour TV too!

LSchefman
01-03-2013, 08:10 AM
Aye.....HIGHLANDER....now I know ye whereabouts!! I'll meet ye in the fields, and I'll have your head! Await the Quickening, ye highlander!!

Haha!

But that stuff only happens on TV and in movies. ;)

Boogie
01-03-2013, 08:41 AM
GET OFF MY LAWN!!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-16-2013, 12:57 AM
Anyone else care to contribute some data?

Albrecht Smuten
02-21-2013, 08:53 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;34364']I am shocked that we haven't seen a single teenager yet.

We have one!

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2170-Introduce-yourself!&p=52253&viewfull=1#post52253

11top
02-21-2013, 08:56 AM
We only had 3 channels until my teenage years - by then we had a colour TV too!

Wait.............You guys have TV now?

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Is it just me or is the chart in the poll results giving the middle finger?

SuperFly53
02-26-2013, 09:33 PM
I am two weeks from 40, so I voted in the 40s, to skew the results to make me younger than average!!

Steph
02-26-2013, 10:08 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;54000']Is it just me or is the chart in the poll results giving the middle finger?

lol :laugh: ..... Yep that's pretty much it....

BTW I'm on the last leg of my 42 year.

It would be interesting to find out how many women are on the forum. (if any....) Feels a bit like an all boys club. :dontknow:

docbennett
02-27-2013, 06:16 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;54000']Is it just me or is the chart in the poll results giving the middle finger?

It's just you :).

Don't take it personal....you've got your classic "Bell Shaped Curve" indicating a normal distribution. Now you've got to determine the mean, and the standard deviation! :o

sleary
02-27-2013, 07:13 AM
41 but would look and feel 31 if prs made a dgt shirt....true story lol

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
04-21-2013, 08:52 PM
~bump~

Brian G
04-21-2013, 09:17 PM
27 years old here, born in 1985, the same year certain geetars started being produced.

Jazzedout
04-22-2013, 12:14 AM
I am one year short of 40, so life will give me the middle finger next year! :) :)

Jon van derlim
04-22-2013, 03:27 AM
Just in my 40's

thieves&foxes
04-22-2013, 03:39 AM
i are is 31.

tolm
04-22-2013, 06:34 AM
Born in the first upside down year since 1881

1961?