In our culture it is easy to gauge how old you are getting by monitoring the viability and stature of the celebrities that are the same age as you are.
I watched the Madonna special last night and thought to myself, ' Hey we're the same age...
You go girl.. Madonna, Madonna.'
Madonna is 48 and so am I, for a few more weeks...
yes my fellow pedantrists my Birthdate is Decembrrr 57..OK..do the math if you must?.
If on the other hand I thought that she was starting to look a little long in the tooth then I would have to adjust my settings... but for now, the Material Girl still has it goin' on therefore I feel as if I haven't reached the top of the hill and started rolling down the other side. I know that this sounds stupid, because it is, but in a society that is so obssessed with youth every little bit helps.
No matter how vapid this vanity seems I must confess that by simply vicariously hitchin' my wagon to Madonna's ass, it keeps me feeling youthful and viable.
Another equally famous person who WAS my age
We don't have time to discuss his unique set of circumstances and between you and me I think that he has had a bit of work done so he isn't much help in some respects...
but he is the King of Pop and history will never forgive, I mean forget him.
Last but not least is a guy who was born in 1957 who really, no really, makes me feel young and carefree...
Osama Bin Laden.
I suppose if he shaved off his beard he would look a lot younger...it works for me though because he looks way older than I do.
Here for my enjoyment is a list of other celebs my age that you could care less about but I intend to monitor their progress to see how old I am getting...
Sharon Stone, Annette Bening, Madeline Stowe, Holly Hunter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Ward, Andy McDowell, Jennifer Tilly
Daniel Day Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Viggo Mortensen,Christopher Lambert, Tim Robbins and Spike Lee
Prince, Kate Bush, Simon Le Bon, Donny Osmond, Sid Vicious, Joan Jett, Neil Finn, Grandmaster Flash, Paul Weller, Sheila E and Belinda Carlisle
Ray Romano, Jon Lovitz, Denis Leary, Ellen DeGeneres, Bernie Mac, Megan Mullaly, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Dan Castellanta (DOH!)
I know that this is very unscientific and ridiculous but what are ya gonna do?
In closing I leave you with these timeless words of wisdom from Groucho Marx who once said,
"you are only as old as the woman you feel"
...not exactly PC but it does tie in nicely to my earlier comment about Madonna's ass!
Name the 3 MOST FAMOUS PEOPLE who just so happen to be the same age as you?