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August 24, 2007
THE NEW report from the New England Journal of Medicine detailing the sex lives of the elderly might have a big "ewwww" factor for some people. Especially those whose image of "elderly" is a doddering, frail 90-year-old with limited, er, faculties. That's not our image of the elderly, at least not since the AARP started stalking us through the mail a few years ago. In fact, we're happy about the news that many people between 57 and 85 report having active sex lives, engaging in it at least two to three times a month.
NEWS
November 7, 2011
HOUSTON - A murder charge has been dismissed against an ailing 76-year-old woman who spent more than four decades on the run after being accused of killing her husband by dousing him with hot grease. Mary Ann Rivera, who needs an oxygen tank to breathe, was arrested Oct. 11 after a Texas investigator tracked her down in Lake Park, Ga. She was brought back to Houston to face the murder charge. She allegedly threw grease on her husband, Cruz, in October 1970 at their Houston home.
NEWS
October 19, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com
215-854-4225 An 84-year-old ex-university official savagely attacked by four young punks during a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park earlier this week theorizes that the beating he endured was a cruel game of "get the old geezer. " Jim Shea, a former vice president of university relations for Temple, from 1968 to 1983, walks up to five miles on Forbidden Drive, in Fairmount Park, three times a week, but that type of stamina wasn't enough to stave off the lowlifes who not only beat him bloody, but dealt a blow to one of the things he holds most dear - his pride.
NEWS
July 18, 1995 | by James R. Blanning, New York Times
As Republican proposals to cut back Medicare make headway in Washington, the voices of organized, angry senior citizens are sure to become louder. For me, even though I am 68, news reports of the elderly staunchly defending their benefits keep calling to mind the phrase "greedy geezer. " I first heard someone use the term in early May, in a kind of sheepish disclaimer, at the White House Conference on Aging. I was there as a delegate, along with more than 2,000 men and women.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2000 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
'Tis the summer of the artful codger, with guys on Social Security saving the neighborhood and the Earth - not to mention the tribe. Consider The Crew, the new movie about retired mobsters who bring multiple meaning to the term family values as they team up for one last job: knock down a drug kingpin and keep Miami Beach safe for senior citizens. Think Space Cowboys, the hit film about retired test pilots who reunite for one last mission as NASA astronauts to disarm a Soviet space station.
NEWS
August 7, 1992 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Justice is mine, sayeth the God of heavy metal rock, looking down on his most worthy of subjects, Black Sabbath, and summoning them to rise anew. For decades, the British-born Sabbath was thrown out of the temple, rejected by the scribes of music criticism and the programmers of radio who listened but could not hear Sabbath's anguished cries of rebellion, nor understand their mystical, spiritual search. The naysayers judged them only as noisy despoilers of the music known then as progressive rock.
NEWS
July 7, 2003
Ethanol plants are a big scam Kaitlin Gurney's article on ethanol plants was helpful, but there are many unanswered questions ("Firms step on the gas to build ethanol plants," June 24). The building of ethanol plants is a scandal. Will the New Jersey ethanol plant be permitted to vent to the atmosphere any of the millions of pounds of carbon dioxide produced yearly? Why do our governors and legislators ignore the opposition to these projects by the Sierra Club and other conservation groups?
NEWS
October 19, 2010 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an interview years back, Nick Lowe talked about the time he felt he was at a career crossroads. Was he going to become a "groovy old geezer" or just a "clapped-out used-to-be"? In other words, how was the British roots-pop master going to stay artistically viable - and age gracefully - once his brief '80s run as a pop star ended? On Sunday night at World Cafe Live, the 61-year-old Lowe offered a stirring reminder of just how brilliantly he has achieved that "groovy old geezer" status.
NEWS
June 24, 2003
Amy S. Rosenberg's article concerning a more risque image for Atlantic City offended me ("Where naughty is looking nice," June 8). The content of the piece was informative, but her reference to the geezer bus brigade and geezerhood infuriated me. I reside in an over-55 adult community, and a great number of us support the success of the Atlantic City casinos. They would sorely miss the seniors who patronize them. Many of us have made considerable contributions to society and continue to do so. This certainly shows a lack of respect for elders.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By Layla A. Jones, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Lochner is wearing a wool sports jacket with a yellow pocket square over a plaid button-down, striped cardigan, purple-and-gold tie, and black-and-white wingtip shoes - the perfect getup for any respectable grandfather. Except Lochner is 35. Nearly every visible area of his skin is decked in tattoos - a rose on his hand, a pinup girl on the left side of his neck, and a skull and crossbones on the other. Lochner's swag (though arguably more outrageous than some) is far from foreign on Philadelphia streets.
NEWS
November 7, 2011
HOUSTON - A murder charge has been dismissed against an ailing 76-year-old woman who spent more than four decades on the run after being accused of killing her husband by dousing him with hot grease. Mary Ann Rivera, who needs an oxygen tank to breathe, was arrested Oct. 11 after a Texas investigator tracked her down in Lake Park, Ga. She was brought back to Houston to face the murder charge. She allegedly threw grease on her husband, Cruz, in October 1970 at their Houston home.
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
GAINESVILLE, GA. - In the violent underground novel Absolved , right-wing militia members upset about gun control make war against the U.S. government. This week, federal prosecutors accused four elderly Georgia men of plotting to use the book as a script for a real-life wave of terror and assassination involving explosives and the highly lethal poison ricin. The four suspected militia members allegedly boasted of a "bucket list" of government officials who needed to be "taken out"; talked about scattering ricin from a plane or a car speeding down a highway past major U.S. cities; and scouted offices of the IRS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with one man saying, "We'd have to blow the whole building like Timothy McVeigh.
NEWS
October 20, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
AN 84-YEAR-OLD ex-university official savagely attacked by four young punks during a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park earlier this week theorizes that the beating he endured was a cruel game of "get the old geezer. " Jim Shea, a former vice president of university relations for Temple, from 1968 to 1983, walks up to five miles on Forbidden Drive, in Fairmount Park, three times a week, but that type of stamina wasn't enough to stave off the lowlifes who not only beat him bloody, but dealt a blow to one of the things he holds most dear - his pride.
NEWS
October 19, 2010 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an interview years back, Nick Lowe talked about the time he felt he was at a career crossroads. Was he going to become a "groovy old geezer" or just a "clapped-out used-to-be"? In other words, how was the British roots-pop master going to stay artistically viable - and age gracefully - once his brief '80s run as a pop star ended? On Sunday night at World Cafe Live, the 61-year-old Lowe offered a stirring reminder of just how brilliantly he has achieved that "groovy old geezer" status.
NEWS
August 24, 2007
THE NEW report from the New England Journal of Medicine detailing the sex lives of the elderly might have a big "ewwww" factor for some people. Especially those whose image of "elderly" is a doddering, frail 90-year-old with limited, er, faculties. That's not our image of the elderly, at least not since the AARP started stalking us through the mail a few years ago. In fact, we're happy about the news that many people between 57 and 85 report having active sex lives, engaging in it at least two to three times a month.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services and Baird Jones contributed to this report
THERE ARE A lot of woes facing the music biz, which, like the newspaper industry, is having a difficult time coming up with a profitable paradigm for the new technology. One of the biggest problems is figuring out a way to break and maintain new acts without help from retail stores, radio and MTV. This problem will only be enhanced by the items below: The Police will reunite Feb. 11 to perform the opening number at this year's Grammy Awards. Although Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers did perform together in 2003 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it has been 23 years since they officially split up. Sting recently told TV critics that the band was planning to do something to commemorate its 30th anniversary, but can you really celebrate a 30th anniversary if you got divorced 23 years ago?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2005 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The showbiz news that really buckled our knees this week was the announcement that Sylvester Stallone apparently plans to follow up Rocky XXIV (or whatever Roman numeral this installment gets) with another Rambo remake. This is true chutzpah. Antonio Banderas recently revealed that making the sequel The Legend of Zorro was a challenge. "I discovered practically the first day of the rehearsal," he said, "that I was seven years older. I said, 'I did this very easy when I did the first one. Why is it taking me now so much time to learn the routines?
NEWS
February 10, 2004 | By LARRY ATKINS
IT'S NOT every day you get to be the "Father of the Bride" at your mother's wedding. But it's something many middle-aged people will get to do in the future due to the active lifestyles that elderly people are now leading. Society had better get used to seeing elderly people engage in many activities that defy stereotypes - including marriage. Last February, I walked my mother down the aisle and gave her away to her new husband, Jack, in a wedding in Fort Lauderdale. They met while they were residents of the same condominium in Philadelphia and had dated for about a year.
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