I had a professer in college who made us address him as “Old Dude.” I bring this up because there’s a point in this video where a man calls the grandma “girl,” and I was thinking, If I’m an old lady and some jerkoff calls me “girl” I’m going to murder them. But then I thought, What would I rather? “Old Lady”? I wouldn’t rather that. Just don’t say anything to me when I’m old is I guess what I’m saying. Hopefully the world will end before I’m old anyway so I can be a young angel. There’s nothing worse than an OLD angel. But anyway, this video. Let’s talk about that now! This grandmother is great, clearly. She’s skydiving, which is something that I would like to do but probably never will, and also she didn’t fall apart on the way down, which is impressive and surprising. But one thing she says kind of stuck out to me as a bunch of BS and I’d like to discuss that right now:

It gets better and better, and just when you think it can’t get any better, IT GETS BETTER.

Nope! That’s very wrong. It gets better and worse and better and worse until you reach an age where it only gets worse. Sorry, GRANDMA. There are few hard truths in this word and that’s one of them. Oh also happy birthday, Gabe. (Via BuzzFeed.)

Comments (20)
  1. The Trevor Project would not be pleased.

  2. Do you know how much gay and lesbian teens love The Golden Girls? Personally, I’m proud of Betty White for finally releasing an “It Gets Better” video.

  3. IT’S Gabe’s BIRTHDAY? Fuck! WHERE DO I send a PRESENT? I FOUND the perfect ONE!

  4. Here lies Judy Wade, born in ’27. She dove down to Earth, before she flew up to Heaven.

  5. Skydiving? Eh. Call me when she goes to the moon.

  6. The stakes in skydiving, at some point, become exponentially lower. Though I’m not sure one’s fear of dying necessarily fades with proximity. And I do believe Granny’s enthusiasm regarding aging, but I wouldn’t consider it universal.

  7. Sorry, Kelly. I’ve got to go with Granny on this. I believe life gets better as you go. There’s always more to learn and do and see, and all of those things make your life that much richer.

  8. Yes, but can she rap?

  9. i was going to tell this great story my mom loves to tell about 10-year-old me doing an impression [90s character name - REDACTED, so as to not delve into nostalgia] very loudly for a good half hour while my older brother sat grumbling, embarrassed and mortified in the chair begging my mom to make me stop.

    she told him to take a look at how much fun i was having, and being worried about what other people might think will just make you miserable….well, cut to 17 years later and i’m filled with worry, anxiety, and fear and it sure can be miserable.

    all i’ve wanted for the past 7 years is to be that goofy, uninhibited kid again… long story short, i’m in Kelly’s camp. it most certainly does not get better….but being a kid is great enough to make the prolonged descent truly worth seeing out to completion. who knows? maybe you life a happy enough life to have someone you’ve raised into adulthood take you sky diving when other people your age might not even have someone to keep them company or even play gin rummy with?

  10. As long as she’s up there anyway, maybe she could airlift a few dogs


  12. Aw, her bingo wings flapping in the wind – someone make a gif of that!

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