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Cartoonist Walt Handelsman's Musical Videos Take a Playful Look at Being 50+

If you're worried about aging, consider the alternative — and then 'toon in for a good laugh

WATCH NOW AND LAUGH: Here, in one place, the full collection of hilarious animations about life at 50-plus by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman. Enjoy! And don't forget to share these AARP videos with everyone in your social network (including your Aunt Edna, who thinks "Facebook" is what happens when you fall asleep reading).

What empty nest? Walt considers the question, "What do you do when the kids move back in?"

Everyone dreams of retirement, but there's this tension between what we want and what we know is reality.

If you've been paying attention to your finances, by middle age it's sitting right there, ripe for the taking: your nest egg. That 401(k), pension or home equity may be the basis for your future economic well-being, but there's also the powerful temptation to plug into it right now.

We're not kids anymore. That's especially true when it comes to the delicate matter of bedroom experience-enhancing drugs, a situation explored to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

Where did I put my (keys, glasses, teeth, whatever)? Our hero has a sticky strategy to fight memory slips. Our heroine is skeptical. Sometimes the only thing to do is laugh out loud.

In this take on the great Blood Sweat & Tears classic "Spinning Wheel," we watch a couple as she tries on Angelina Jolie lips and he samples Brad's muscles.

Share These Walt-Toons

"All of these animations are meant to be fun looks at our generation," says Walt Handelsman. "I love the sweetness of the couples in them, and how the animations take a light look at the struggles that we all go through. I'd like people to come away feeling like we're all in this together."

Encourage more togetherness by sharing Walt's video animations with your friends and loved ones:

  • At the top of the page, you can "Email" "Tweet" and "Like" this collection.

  • On your mobile device, you'll see "email," "g+1" (Google plus) "Tweet" and "Like" (for Facebook) at the bottom of the page.

  • You can also watch and share this toon on YouTube.

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