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.