Saturday, February 4, 2012

Three irrefutable proofs that time and tide wait for no man

May it please the court, I place into evidence Exhibit A:

Gandalf the Old:

and Gandalf the Young:

Exhibit B:

President and Mrs. Clinton (Bill and Hillary) arriving at Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, New York, for their daughter Chelsea’s wedding the following day:

and at their own:

and Exhibit C:

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, please look to your right. In the sidebar are photographs of your correspondent taken approximately 70 years apart.

Your Honor, may we take a short recess? I am too depressed to continue at this time.


  1. Aww, cheer up, you still look very handsome. If you'd stop trimming your beard, you could fool us all and look as wise as Gandalf the Old.

  2. Is it your birthday? If so, Happy Birthday Robert! If not, just overlook this misguided comment. To add to Carolina's cheery notion, you would also need to grow your silver locks to shoulder length.

  3. Carolina, if I stopped trimming my beard I might look more like Gabby Hayes from the old Hopalong Cassidy westerns.

    P.S. - I haven't had a beard for several months now.

    Y. Pudding, no, 'tisn't my birthday for six more weeks. If I grew my silver locks to shoulder length I might look more like Diana Dors.

  4. Can I just say that in both cases, you'd look adorable. And even younger without beard of course. I said: "EVEN YOUNGER WITHOUT BEARD".

    How's the hearing?