Forget "out of the mouths of babes" -- there were plenty of biting witticisms, expletive-laden celebrations (warning: one is included in this piece), carefully crafted observations and pearls of irreverent wisdom on Twitter in 2012 put there by folks who are post 50.
When it came time to figuring out what the best tweets of 2012 by post 50s were, there was no shortage of contestants. From James Cameron's descent into the Marina Trench, the deepest place on Earth...
Just arrived at the ocean's deepest pt. Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can't wait to share what I'm seeing w/ you @deepchallenge
— James Cameron (@JimCameron) March 25, 2012
... to the outspoken Cher's battle cry for womankind ...
GOD DO I LOVE WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE ! FUCK YES !
— Cher (@cher) September 20, 2012
...it was a lively year for midlifers on Twitter. And while Betty White may be past the midlife point -- nah, we need her to live to be 200 at least -- she still brought a smile to our faces with this:
Hey @ryanseacrest - my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we're in the same time slot.I've always dreamed of sharing a night with you...
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) April 10, 2012
What else were post 50s saying around the Twittersphere? With a shout-out to our friends at Twitter for helping us, here is a list of 20 influential post 50 figures and one of their most retweeted posts in 2012.