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Oct. 3, 2010, 3:34 p.m.

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Whitacre: So if anyone wants to be immortal, once again, don't break open those thermometers and start drinking. Ten years ago, or something like that, kids were breaking the thermometers in the science labs and they closed the school down because they had to have the HazMat come to school and clean it up. It's not a good thing. But then I remember when I was in grade school, somebody brought mercury in as a science project and put it on a piece of board and rolled it around and it's like, "Let's get closer to smell the fumes, it's nice stuff!" See, and yet nobody cared about this; it's like "kids are our future" and all that kind of crap. Remember those [catchphrases]? When I was a little kid it's like "Drive cautiously, don't strike our kids, they're matchless". You know, and it's like the kids are the future, and it's like, did you ever wonder about when that is over, when you're no longer the future, like what age that is? When you become just another piece of baggage on the planet that we need to figure out what to do with? It's like "oh, you have so much potential" and then you're like "Who are you, why are you here?" I'm still trying to figure out what that age is. I think you're all past it, by the way, you knew you'd have it or "uh oh". Join the ever lengthening line of "I could've been great."