Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mantra of the Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute

Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute
“When the road ahead seems suddenly all in the rear view mirror.”

We are the Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute!
Incipient Baby Boomer Geezers.

Inside we are 35!  No, not 60 or more!
Our enemies: the mirror, the camera, your 'who gives a fuck's' galore!
We like to think we still boogie, we’d like to think we rock,
But demographically we’re poison, just pigeon-feeder stock!

We are the Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute!
Incipient Baby Boomer Geezers.

Today we sprout hair in all the wrong places,
But where we so want it, only wide open spaces!
Once we trusted no one over 30, it’s true,
Today we know no one under, no gentile, no Jew!

We are the Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute!
Incipient Baby Boomer Geezers.

A bit of the bubbly means Alka-Seltzer,
Hard drugs --- Viagra, whadday expect, sir?
Once cuddly and cute, hip, happening, and cool,
Now avuncular, respected, well-furrowed, mature.


We are the Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute!
Incipient Baby Boomer Geezers.

We are Generation Ex-Lax, not X.
We are Generation Why???, not Y.
Hug one of us today!
Preferably me.




Michele Young-Stone said...

From someone twenty years your senior, I didn't expect to live past 30. I love your blog and your tweets. I had a good laugh. It's funny how at 39, I have more friends in their fifties than I do in their thirties. My best friend is a mere 29. (She has an old soul.) I hope you'll check out my blog, My debut novel is being published in 28 days (I'm doing the Countdown to Publication thing.) And thanks for following me on twitter. I dread being a geezer, but if I have your sense of humor, it won't be half bad.

Perry Block said...

Hi, Michele,

Thanks for writing, although boy! are you confused. You are twenty years my junior, not twenty years my senior! If you were 20 years my senior, you would be pushing 80 years old and still wouldn't date me, although you might give it a passing thought on slow weekends when the checker board is down.

Your compliments on my writing are gratifying, but totally undercut by your comment "I dread being a geezer." First of all, I can call myself a "geezer," but it's "Mr. Geezer" to you! Secondly, does my existence actually look so empty and purposeless as to cause any right-thinking person to recoil in disgust and horror?! It does? Well, Good!!! Another compliment on my writing!

I have to admit I have not yet looked at your blog, but as with the blogs of all my adoring fans, it goes right to the top of my list. That is to say, it's about all I have to do for the next six months. And congratulations on the publishing of your novel! Umm, do you think your publisher may be interested in NOFC (Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute) Lit? I work cheap!

Thanks again for your kind words. Have a great Ides of March, St. Patrick's Day, and rest of the week should you make it past both of those days.


Perry Block said...

FYI, Michele Young-Stone is the distinguished author of "The Handbook of Lightning Strike Survivors" and "Above Us Only Sky."