How old is Old Man Soule (age in box above)?
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Items owned by Old Man Soule
Dirty Quilt (ownership in dispute)
IV Nutrient Bag
Can of compressed air (10% full)
Can of compressed air (8% full)
Can of compressed air (7% full)
Can of compressed air (5% full)
Bite-mark on pinky (gifted by hdurden)(healed due to Old Man Soule's immune system)
Picture of Earth Rise (stolen by Steve and then reclaimed by Old Man Soule)
Coaster with gold-plated traces
What did Old Man Soule do today (UPDATED DAILY)?
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August 01: Old Man Soule gave Stallion Davis a brainteaser revolving around change ina cash rgister. It made little sense, and Stallion Davis declined pursuing a solution.
August 02: Old Man Soule went to the dentist this morning, where he his teeth declared as "fine." No cavities for Old Man Soule.
August 03- 04: Old Man Soule is too distracted with his raspberry iced tea to update Stallion Davis on these days. Old Man Soule also refuses to apologize to his fans for this omission.
August 05: Old Man Soule was given the opportunity to get Joey's Smoking BBQ for dinner. However, he called back too late and was forced into a Chipotle chicken and bean burrito. Old Man Soule is now pulling an all-nighter to finish is power de-rating analysis, which he describes as "top-notch."
August 06 - 14: Old Man Soule remained an upstanding citizen.
August 15: Old Man Soule bought zero presents for Stallion Davis on his birthday. However, he made up for it with his calm demeanor and quick wit. Old Man Soule is wearing a black polo shirt and jeans.
August 16: Old Man Soule graciously picked up lunch from Rinaldi's for both himself and Stallion Davis. Old Man Soule then feasted on a Chris Club, the same sandwich Old Man Soule always orders. Old Man Soule is a man of habit.
August 17: Old Man Soule, in an astonishing display of relexes, eyed an innocent housefly and killed with the clap of his 2 aging hands. He then proceeded to the restroom, where he washed 80% of the fly's remains off of his hands. The other 20% of the carcas was deposited on Stallion Davis' laptop bag.
October 15: Old man Soule enjoyed a "long soft pretzel with mustard." This information was trasmitted via text by young Chris Winkler.
October 16: Old Man Soule attended Catriona Chamberseses' wedding somehere in Scotland.
See pic here.
October 17: Old Man Soule, in the words of Chamberseses, " was able to detect the difference in weight between a hand with a cracker and a hand without a cracker."
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November 14: Old Man Soule is already in the Christmas spirit.
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November 18: Old Man Soule is able to singlehandedly support the
SpaceX parking complex
. The feat is attributed to his stellar inner strength projecting itself through his fragile arms.
Sometime between 11/18/2007 and 01/12/2011: Old Man Soule is not happy about having to give up his prime cubicle real estate downstairs.
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January 12, 2011: Old Man Soule is wearing a North Face fleece jacket to warm his aging bones. Additionally, he had a conversation with a PCB designer named Daryl.
January 14, 2011: Old Man Soule commented on Anil Jain’s choice of attire today, citing it as the incorrect method for hanging paper.
January 21, 2011: Old Man Soule showed "The Massey" how to make step files in Altium. Additionally, he made fun of Yang Li while eating BBQ at lunch.
February 1, 2011: When asked about the situation in Egypt, Old Man Soule just shook his head and smiled. It is clear Old Man Soule knows something the world doesn’t.
February 3, 2011: Old Man Soule, reminiscing of yester years in El Segundo, commented how the new business cards are not as good as his old ones. Old Man Soule claims they smudge and are simply not made like they used to be.
February 7, 2011: Old Man Soule was asked (by Jim “Half Joo” Martz) if he would lick his three longest chest hairs. Old Man Soule declined saying that his tongue was too dry and needed to save the moisture to yell Bingo! later in the afternoon.
February 10, 2011: Old Man Soule had an exceptional mango lassi at Hummus House. He said it was the least they could do to make up for the time it took him to get his tabbouleh salad. Unsurprisingly, Old Man Soule received two frequent diner’s club stamps (instead of one) because he is so old.
February 14, 2011: Where is Old Man Soule? It seems as if his feeble body had atrophied to the point where he is unable to make it to work. Old Man Soule announced he needed the peace and quiet of his humble abode in order to complete his daily tasks.
February 15, 2011: Welcome back to work, Old Man Soule!
February 23, 2011: Old Man Soule's ever-weakening immune system succumbed to yet another geriatric illness, preventing him from shining his radiant light on the office. Feel better, Old Man Soule!
March 2, 2011: Old Man Soule enlightened his younger co-workers that the SpaceX Wikipedia page used to have a link to oldmansoule.info, which was then used by enterprising job seekers in order to learn more about the company and submit their resumes. Old Man Soule is sad that the link is no longer included for all the world to see.
April 7, 2011: Old Man Soule held out on buying a beer fest ticket, not willing to commit haphazardly to recreational activities so far in advance. With tickets now sold out, this year’s beer fest will be severely lacking in wisdom and stories of yesteryear. Also, it’s average attendee age will now drop 12.5 years.
April 22, 2011: Old Man Soule was heartbroken, confused, and distraught when he learned that the bbq catering truck had sold out. Like any set-in-their-ways olden person, Old Man Soule reverted to the only other thing he knows: Rinaldi’s deli.
June 21, 2011: Old Man Soule, when asked if the Italian food truck was downstairs, immediately referred to his handheld device and proclaimed “according to their twitter!”. Impressive use of newfangled technology, Old Man Soule!
August 11, 2011: Mimicing its owner’s failing body, the water pump in Old Man Soule’s car died yesterday. Expecting a bill of $1200 for the fix, Old Man Soule was overjoyed to hear that it was only $800. To celebrate, he proceeded to purchase a new timing belt. Old Man Soule is a big spender!
September 20, 2011: Old Man Soule is exactly one third of the way to 100 years old today and it thus seems appropriate to declare September 20 as "100/3 Day." He is currently on vacation in Europe, so he couldn’t be reached for comment, but it is likely that today, moreso than any of his numerous previous days on Earth, was full of creaky joints, forgotten names, and high-fiber diets. Happy 100/3 Day, Old Man Soule!
October 6, 2011: Old Man Soule, despite his aging physique, defeated Jarad "I shaved my head for speed" Berkman and Richard "did I mention I play a lot of baseball" Walker in the Manhattan Beach 10k. This was even more impressive given that this was the first time Old Man Soule has risen out of his wheelchair in over seventy years.
October 27, 2011: Old Man Soule, despite his seemingly eternal optimism, has revealed that he hates three things: RVs, the phrase “It is what it is”, and the Black Eyed Peas.
February 17, 2012: Old Man Soule, demonstrating his undying love for Lamb, chose to dine at Hummus House over the generally more popular Britt’s BBQ. After dining, Old Man Soule declared that his Lamb was delicious, but his Tabbouleh salad has been following a trend of tartness. Outside observers wonder whether the salad was truly getting tarter, or, instead, Old Man Soule’s taste buds are simply aging with the "bitter buds" beginning to dominate.
February 29, 2012: Having previously suffered through an ice age, Old Man Soule missed the first half of his work day to stay home, maintain a wood burning fire, and wait for the HVAC man to come repair his “newfangled central heating system”.
March 23, 2012: Old Man Soule realized he could no longer eat as he did in his younger days and was in extreme pain after finishing
an entire box of donuts.
June 2, 2012: Old Man Soule informed his coworkers today that he has NEVER forgot his badge at work. He claims his mind is a steel trap and is unwavering in its ability to combat the effects of aging.
July 10, 2012: By demontsrating knowledge about the newly set world record breaking human-powered helicopter, Old Man Soule has again demonstrated that he keeps his finger on the pulse of the industry.
August 2, 2012: After returning from a trip to Las Vegas, Old Man Soule was asked if he gambled. Old Man Soule wisely responded “I know Math.”
August 9, 2012: Old Man Soule, when asked if he’d like to get a beer at Wurstkuche, noted that he’d never been there. When told that he needed to go, he replied back simply, having learned from his many years of wisdom that less is more: “Duh.”
August 30, 2012: Old Man Soule, in his ailing years, appears to have gotten confused as to which pedal was which on Monday evening. After leaving work alongside Young Lad Martz’s new truck, he suddenly accelerated very quickly when, in fact, he was trying to brake.
October 19, 2012: Old Man Soule recently departed on a vigorous journey to Chicago to recruit for SpaceX. When reminded of how many hands he’d be shaking, Old Man Soule feared for his frail immune system saying he’d be sure to seal all his “orifices with Vaseline” for protection from common yet killer bacteria.
October 24, 2012: Old Man Sould remarked to nobody in particular that he “doesn’t remember much of his late 20s”. It’s unclear if he’s referring to his own post-teenage years or the more recent 1920’s.
October 30, 2012: Old Man Soule, peering at his computer screen, proclaimed that "I find the contrast between serif and sans-serif fonts to be visually distracting," leading all parties to be surprised that his cataract-ridden and rheumy eyes could even distinguish such details. Old Man Soule must have been using Windows 95's built-in "Magnifier" function.
December 5, 2012: Old Man Soule showed Young Lad Martz and BroBrah Kiko how decades of experience trump “suggestion” labels (
January 4, 2013: Old Man Soule returned from his Christmas break sporting the remains of a black eye. When asked how he got it, he replied "you should have seen the other guy," leading us to believe that his opponent, who undoubtedly had the advantage of youthful vigor, was probably unscathed in the exchange.
February 8, 2013: In a phone interview, interviewer Old man Soule shared his vast knowledge-base with the young bright-eyed candidate by wisely declaring that "Everything happens for a reason."
April 23, 2013: Old man Soule today announced he has a "big head". One can only assume that he has insight into the evolution of man's dmimishing headsize since Old Man Soule's generation (known as Generation First).
June 12, 2013: At Old Man Soule’s age, it’s important to look back on life and reflect what once was.
A rare photograph of Old Man Soule
at the young age of just 21 was recently discovered. It’s theorized that the joyous moment he’s celebrating here is the end of World War II.
August 6, 2013: With Old Man Soule's grasp of mathematics slipping as fast as his cataracts, he's invested in
a new tip calculator.
Despite his aging disabilities, his wisdom keeps him ahead of the game.
October 6, 2013: Old Man Soule got married this weekend. This gave hium the world record for the largest age difference between a husband and wife. Congratulations, Old Man Soule!
February 10, 2014: Old Man Soule, upon being shown a picture of a washboard, remarked “I don’t know what that is”. Old Man Soule believes in his roots, preferring to wash his body coverings with rocks down in the river.
February 12, 2014: Astronomers
identified the oldest known star to date
, which authorities state formed roughly around the same time Old Man Soule hit puberty.
June 30, 2014: Old Man Soule, in a rare moment of schoolgirl like giddiness, proclaimed “the best thing just happened to me today”. He was of course, referring to the opportunity to possibly meet his lifelong heroes, the men who crafted the first Human Powered Helicopter. Old Man Soule believes that in a world rife with technology, nothing beats hard work, sweat, and manual labor; even if it’s trying to move a human being from point a to point b in one of the least efficient means possible.
August 20, 2014: An entire planet for Old Man Soule?
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Surely a retirement planet. Now we know the true motivations behind Old Man Soule’s desire to advance the technology to depart from earth.
September 25, 2014: Happy 8-year anniversary at SpaceX, Old man Soule!
December 18, 2014: Old Man Soule’s rocking chair is in as much disarray as his own aging bones. However, he has devised a carefully crafted plan to resurrect his chair utilizing the tools of a wood surgeon. The team waits with bated breath to see who will win in this feat of strength: Old Man Soule or the Rocking Chair. Likely answer: the Rocking Chair.
January 8, 2015: Happy New Year, Old Man Soule! To celebrate, Old Man Soule imparted wisdom to a nervous engineer, wisely ruminating that “People crave certainty, even if that certainty is not good”. Clearly Old Man Soule’s centuries of experience have shown he knows what people crave.
January 19, 2015: Old Man Soule continues to demonstrate his woodworking skills in his valiant attempt to repair his rocking chair. He also added “back in my day, we didn’t have rocking chairs. We had to rock standing up”. We look forward to a day where Old Man Soule can comfortably rock in his chair and watch the hustle and bustle of Hawthorne’s sprawling metropolis pass by.
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Words of Wisdom from Old Man Soule
About the 2000 Boston Marathon (which he ran at the age of 81; quote taken from the Daily Northwestern): "I felt like I knew what I was doing," he said. "I knew what I was up against. I wasn't nervous, I was actually pretty relaxed and confident. In terms of the way I felt, it may have been my best experience."
About OFI (uttered to Stallion Davis right before a 20% crash): "Don't buy OFI"
About a ringing sound occurred in the Cubicle of Goodness (to Monique): "It's the kickball"
About himself: "I am old"
About his June 4th Carl's Jr Buffalo Chicken sandwich: "It was delicious."
About the stock market down turn: "It is always darkest before dawn."
About furniture transactions: "Anyone who buys a four legged table is a damned fool."
About car radio: Of all the sappy shit to listen to, Phil Collins is the worst.
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