Do you remember the shocking news that human beings have a change in appearance with the passing of time, ably illustrated by the Mail's exciting story about a man looking older at the age of 64 than he did when he was in his 20s? (Good heavens, we must think of a name for this incredible hitherto unheard-of phenomenon; maybe we could call it the 'ageing process' or something?)
Well, now they're at the forefront of this breaking news story: men who are 70 dress slightly differently to men who are younger than them. Surprising, astonishing, incredible!
And yes, Paul Daniels (for it is he) looks 70 and dresses 70. Of course if it'd been a woman of 70 dressing younger than her age, the claws would really have been out, but supposedly an OAP like Daniels should look like a ruddy magician even when he's on the beach.
Cunts in the comments, you say? Why of course:
Never mind the socks, it looks like Debbie's had a nasty reaction to gravity.
Steve Goodwin, Leeds, UK, 20/1/2009 0:21
He doesn't look too bad for 70. She looks REALLY old for 50.
Pat, Banglamung, Thailand, 20/1/2009 2:44
Hang on a minute, though; here are a couple of interesting items in one post. Firstly, evidence that not all expat Mail commenters are complete arses all the time; and secondly, perhaps this person's comment didn't get allowed through first time? They appear to have copied and pasted it from the original:
Why do people have to follow the so called fashion rules of the tabloids. Fashion is fun, but mostly for the younger set, or more wealthy individuals.
I feel embarrassed by this example of exploitation of two people taking a break. This is just another reason why I am a Brit living abroad.
So judgmental. So petty.
Karen, Ex-pat, California, USA
kmh567, Windsor, California, USA, 20/1/2009 3:32
More defence of Daniels:
Why are people so nasty nowadays?
I amnot a particular fan of Paul Daniels, but for goodness sake he is 70, and he looks respectable. They are on holiday as private citizens, leave them alone.
I really do not like the way society is going, such bitchiness and lack of respect . We need a radical about turn and get back to repecting our elders and each other.
Sheilagh, Runcorn, England, 20/1/
Too right, Sheilagh. But no doubt there will be another 'scandal of old person looking old' or 'man on holiday goes on beach' shocker tomorrow. Can't wait!!!
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