This Is Hard To Discuss.....

 

 

     TIME MARCHES ON!  Yep, that’s a term I remember from my youth. It was a series of ten minute film strips from back in the 40’s and narrated by some dead guy named Lowell Thomas. It told of America’s advances into the new age with reports on various achievements like plastics and television and how the latter part of the twentieth century was going to overshadow the previous five thousand years of human knowledge and achievements. This all leads me up to the issue of Erectile dysfunction. Back in the day, it was simply called impotence, but you never heard the word mentioned as it was one of “those words’ that was only whispered behind a hand or in a divorce court. ED commercials are now shown on TV with a nice music score with two attractive, and naked, adults sitting in separate bathtubs on some Polynesian beach while holding hands. How this relates to woody gratification, I have no idea.
     The boner booster pills are now a billion dollar industry, which means it’s here to stay. It seems that anything that involves the human genitalia is big business both for the porn industry and lots of commercial TV time. Young impressionable boys quickly learn that a yeast infection has nothing to do with moldy bread, and just like for halitosis, other sprays treat vagitosis. Strange how we have evolved to this point in our evolution. The image we have of ourselves and what we are is continuously molded by advertising agencies and corporate physiologist. A man's not a man unless he has what a man needs to be a man. An aging woman's assets must be valued and desired by her often lying mate. All horse shit! God, nature and various Rx, seems to help us out with a mental sedative that enables us to coexist with illusion and reality. If we look long enough into a mirror.....our brain will convert the worst of uglies into the most pleasant of beauties and stout machismo. As I eventually observed for myself in the mirror....at my age and with my shape....Brad Pitt is just a wimpy booger miner and George Clooney a walking set of grinning teeth....as long as I’ve got my ‘blue thunder pills’ and an extra bathtub, I’m ready to........I just took a sip of coffee and lost my train of thought.

                                                                                                Charlie

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Comments (30)

  1. SEC

    Awww poor thing that choo-choo is becoming easier to derail?

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      ……not funny……: {

      October 15, 2014
      1. SEC

        October 15, 2014
  2. sweetpaws

    Wow I sure know what you are saying here, seems you and Pastor mike are on the same train of thought. COmpare notes you may receive a chuckle, hubby says he knows how I feel now when I cough or sneeze or even laugh sometimes I pee a little.. He said the other day he enjoys sneezing he seems to ejaculate a little. Go figure. I do not admire my self in the mirror as much as I did when I was a nice catholic girls so now I do no longer have to confess it. THere are other things. sigh.. may be aging is God’s way of perfecting us for the Kingdom ..

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      There’s purity in aging.

      October 16, 2014
      1. sweetpaws

        there is .. it sucks because I have never been a purist.

        October 16, 2014
  3. Walkaboutman

    As a married man, it comes to SEX or SLEEP……….and most times, its sleep we both choose lol.

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      I’ll doze to that.

      October 15, 2014
  4. GoldenPig2012

    You’re preaching to the choir, here! Hair turns gray, skin heads south, wrinkles, weakening teeth, bladders, bones and stamina………..our body TURNS on us. And, instead of being happy we’ve lasted this long, we are taught to try like hell to be who we were, not who we are, as if living hasn’t made us crazy enough, trying to turn back time and failing will put us in the nuthouse! Wait, maybe that’s the goal of the advertisers, get rid of us old ones and concentrate on those not on a fixed income or don’t know better. Hmmmm, something to ponder.

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Sounds like some scheme from Washington.

      October 16, 2014
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Could be, but of course, I’m aging and I’m doing it as gracefully as I’m told I should and tend to be, um, sensitive about it. Oh, and pre-dementia I’m sure must be setting in as we speak might cause me to be paranoid.

        October 16, 2014
  5. Bettymom

    Well, of course you know there’s a Big Conspiracy. Maybe that’s it – to get rid of everyone over 60. If we’re once in a home, we’ll be stuck there, and everyone knows nobody in there ever gets a visitor. They can bury us all out back and no one will know the difference.

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Hope they’ll have cable.

      October 15, 2014
      1. Bettymom

        They always have cable, but you’re too drugged up to watch it.

        October 15, 2014
    2. GoldenPig2012

      Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha I KNEW there was a PLAN to deal with us!

      October 16, 2014
  6. salty_dawg

    You’re the best Uncle Charlie…. a true gem, sir….accolades to you, your writing and your ‘train of thought’ Cheers!

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      My sincere thanks.

      October 15, 2014
  7. cjb321

    Yep. The golden years are certainly NOT!

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      More like rusty iron.

      October 15, 2014
  8. dreamshadow59

    A wise woman once said…“Erections are only an extention of a man’s ego”….Wait….I said that…Hehehehehe….Cheer up, I’ll BUY you the extra bathtub if you want…

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      That’s stretching the truth.

      October 15, 2014
  9. pastormike

    just remember to seek medical attention for an erection lasting more than four hours. not for you.. for her. she’ll need Botox to get the smile off her face…

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      I’ll make a selfie…..

      October 16, 2014
      1. pastormike

        more like make a wish…

        October 16, 2014
  10. Bettymom

    That “four hour erection” is just wishful thinking – they put that in the ad so everyone will try it.

    October 15, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      It doesn’t matter, I’ll be asleep the last three and forty-five minutes anyway.

      October 16, 2014
  11. Phat

    So is it hard on or hard up? I’m not sure anymore.

    October 16, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      More like hardly……

      October 16, 2014
  12. funfreak

    Apparently this is not so hard to discuss! Or did you mean difficult. No matter, your readers jumped all over this one (wow…….one euphemism after another!). As you know, I’ve been wrestling with the whole aging thing for over a decade. Wish I could just get over it, and I think maybe my wake-up call’s happening gradually, as I discover after a night of dancing I’m dealing with a swollen knee and ankles. WTF?!? It makes me so sad, and it’s not so sexy to have to ice yourself down after a night of strenuous activity! Maybe we all just want to stay relevant. Sometimes it’s nice to get an unsolicited hug or kiss from someone who cares. Sex isn’t only for gymnasts. I’m learning how to adapt without excuses.

    October 17, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Sex goddess!

      October 17, 2014