And you thought the multi-million dollar case against the dry cleaners was bad

You know you live in a ridiculous era when satire is regularly trumped by reality:

It’s no secret that Germany has a problem with ageism. Workers here who lose their jobs after the age of 50 are virtually assured of spending the rest of their lives on the dole. A recent plan to up the retirement age to 67 was lampooned because most Germans of that age are no longer employed anyway.

But aging German playboy Rolf Eden seems to have developed a somewhat warped view of what age discrimination actually is. According to Bild Zeitung on Thursday, the 77-year-old Eden has filed suit against a 19-year-old Berlin woman for the following reason: Despite a night on the town with Eden, which ended back at his place, she refused to have sex with him, saying the he was too old for her.

“That was shattering. No woman has ever said that to me before,” Eden told the tabloid. “I was crushed.” He has filed charges with the prosecutors’ office, he said. “After all, there are laws against discrimination.”

For another example of a real life story that exceeds anything the satirist’s pen could imagine, check this out.

UPDATE: Welcome, Hot Air readers! I know you came here looking for silly stuff, and I’m glad you found it. Nevertheless, if you’re also interested in a fairly well-written conservative blog (if I do say so myself), I invite you to take a step back from this post and to check out some of the other things you’ll find here.  If I had to recommend one recent post to you that best exemplifies the way I write and think, it would be “The MSM’s Rush Limbaugh Horror Story,” which analyzes the history of the Rush Limbaugh smear letter, right through Harry Reid’s and the MSM’s response to the auction’s outcome.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ ymarsakar

    This stuff sort of happens when you live in a totalitarian society based upon feeding the mob a steady dole of slime.

  • http://www.veteransabroad.com Jack Sanderson

    Cmon, this guy is a comedian who pulls publicity stunts like this all the time (although he has not been at it for about 10 years since he was 67).

    He knows there is no merit in the case and it won’t be accepted by the Staatsanwalt. Other than that, he is making the valid point that, biologically, a 77 year old man without a loving wife can be expected to be still be sexually attracted to 19 year olds. He is giving himself the back-handed compliment that he can still expect success in that area and saying that society should at least not TEACH younger women to reject older males (institutionalized social ageism), which society in parts of the US and Germany is in fact doing.

    I mean everyone in the men’s rights movement knows there is a trend by the media to glorify Demi Moore marrying a man 15 years younger while condemning her ex-husband for hanging around with young women. This guy is probably making a remark on that trend with this stunt.

    It is just a publicity stunt, but the reaction by some people to it will show just how much hatred of older men there is in western society.

    His desire for her should not be disparaged. Everything else is, of course, laughable.

  • http://www.veteransabroad.com Jack Sanderson

    Conservative males, by the way, mostly accept age differences in dating (although this stunt story is extreme). Some wacko evangelist males in the US, however, did not get the memo that it is feminist to decry age differences as in implying that an older man is sleazy for wanting to bed someone in the 18-25 age range.

    This misperception of how the conservative base thinks (servicemen, veterans) was temporarily propagated via the Monica Lewinsky affair.

    Before the 2008 Election destroys the Republican Party, everyone in the leadership of the RNC needs to understand that the average conservative US male had NO problem with Clinton wanting to fool around with a 22 year old. Their issue was that he was clearly in a sham marriage to an awful feminist just to have poltical power.

    If one does not CLEARLY understand that distinction, one would bring the Republican Party down the path to oblivion because it cannot survive without the votes of single men and single men are clearly not ignoring gorgeous young women as they pass by nor thinking “I don’t want her. She is only 25″.

  • http://www.veteransabroad.com Jack Sanderson

    Take the sentence:..”I don’t want to date her. She doesn’t look a day over 22″.

    If you were a political analyst, approximately what percentage of American males would you calculate would ever have that thought?

  • http://www.veteransabroad.com Jack Sanderson

    QED: Notwithstanding what anyone thinks about what happened with Monica, any Republican male who disparages other men for wanting to date younger women is begging, just begging, the vast majority of American men to be disgusted by him and abandon any politician who takes him seriously, which could make Republicans extinct on Capitol Hill.

    Thankfully, Fred Thompson and Giuliani aren’t likely to be the kind of guys who would condemn another guy for marrying with an age difference.

  • http://bookwormroom.wordpress.com/ Bookworm

    Jack: you make a lot of correct points. It’s a publicity stunt, there’s nothing abnormal about December craving May, and the media right now tends to celebrate the May/December relationships where the woman is the older, when, historically, the reverse used to be true.

    However, the one thing that you miss is that, for 19 year old, without any deep emotional connection to offset things, a 77 year old is physically too old — that is, there is nothing there for her to find attractive, and the same is true if the sexes are reversed.