Tied to the mast
…but orange now and black

Lesson of the day

IF you’re the world’s oldest man, AND you want your death to be big, number-6-on-the-Daily-Beast, top-right-corner-feature-on-the-Huffington-Post, news, THEN be white. It might also help to be a World War I vet. Anyway, it just struck me as a bit unfair that Tomoji Tanabe got such comparatively less coverage when he died last month.

Even in writing this, I’m starting to hedge on that though… Addington’s attribution of his longevity to “cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women — and a good sense of humour” kindof beats Tanabe’s “strict diet, together with avoiding alcohol, cigarettes and snacks.”


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