The Willard Scott Theory

There are a plenty of things in life that make sense while the rest of life is a complete surprise. The sun will rise and set everyday, trees will grow towards the sky and people will wear jackets when it gets cold outside. These are all things that make sense. Personally, I think it’s cool when things that make sense aren’t

completely obvious. Why? you ask…well because I enjoy being an ‘outside-the-box’ thinker and occasionally proving to myself that I don’t just have a box of rocks above my shoulders. Some may call this post a standard Carlism and might find it to be heavy on Carlogic, but it sure is crazy how it makes perfect sense.

The Willard Scott Theory: When I was a child, my father would always watch the early morning news. I really wouldn’t pay too much attention to the boring adult stuff back then, but I did always pay extra attention to the birthday announcements by Willard Scott. Each morning Willard would have a short list of mentionable birthdays for very old people. He would start with a few that were in their late 80’s and 90’s, and would save the big 100 year old birthday announcement for last. To me as a young child, it was amazing to see pictures of these folks and to actually know that ‘Martha from Nebraska is 100 years old today and still loves gardening and playing cards with her friends’. Needless to say, Willard Scott was the old folk’s hero.

That was then and this is now. 20 years later, they still have a birthday segment on the early morning news, but instead of holding the 100 year old birthday announcement until the end, they are starting with the 100 year old and finishing with the 115 year old announcement! At this point if you’re asking yourself, ‘What is Sidestreet Fois talking about?’ and it doesn’t make sense to you yet, keep reading. It will.

I’m not a mathematician or a scientist by any means, but on occasion I like to compare myself with the likes of most super geniuses out there. Here’s The Willard Scott Theory breakdown. It’s simple. We as humans are living longer. According to my analysis and judging by Willard Scott’s birthday wishes brought to us by Smuckers Jam, people are living 10-15 years longer over the last 20 years. That’s good news! It kinda makes the phrase ’35 is the new 25′ kinda true. In-fact, at 34 years old, I feel like someone in their mid-twenties. It also makes sense to me when I see older folks out-and-about doing adventurous things. It’s great, right? Of course some things are too good to be true, but I say that the proof is in the pudding. If my theory is correct, we will only know in 100 years when I turn 134 years old and can still play hacky-sack. Ya dig?!

In no way am I saying that you should live like you’re 10+ years younger. In no way am I suggesting that modern medicine isn’t helping extend human life. But what I am saying is that you can tell your 75 year old grandmother that she has more life to live than she thinks because once she hears The Willard Scott Theory, she’ll be convinced too.

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About Sidestreet Foisy

Sir Name: Carl Foisy has been issued several aliases by friends n family: Sidestreet Foisy is one of them along with; 'Lito, Cadillac Carl, Mr. San Jose, Big Lobster, TDW, Knuckles B McCrackin, Team 106 and a few others. A message from Carl: 'I enjoy positive energies, open honest conversation and sharing knowledge that Ive been so lucky to obtain throughout my (so far) short life. I'm a workaholic and a big evangelist of digital media, data science and honest web guidance. I love being a husband, father, friend, handyman, bocce aficionado and human like you.'

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