Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Retired in the U.S.A.?

My copy of the September-October issue of AARP: The Magazine arrived in Monday's mail, and sexagenarian Bruce Springsteen is its cover boy.

Based on the photo, I don't see any evidence that the Boss is shifting into geezerhood. Bruce's pants look just as tight as they did in the photo on the "Born in the U.S.A." sleeve 25 years ago. And the profile inside the magazine shows that Springsteen is as busy as ever, even if his on-stage leaps may not be as high as they were in 1984.

I'm still getting used to the World According to AARP. Once you reach the half-century milestone, you become bait for a feature in the AARP magazine, and the editors do love splashing celebrities on their cover. I'm relieved that AARP didn't hop aboard the Jacko bandwagon this month.

Still, it's a bit disorienting reading about Bruce Springsteen and flipping past full-page ads for Depends.

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