I have first hand knowledge of this sort of thing. At 38, I was considered "too old" to be the marketing director of a company I once worked for.
Now that I am in the same age bracket as poor old Brian ... I feel his pain. You are as old as you feel and think, not some arbitrary number "someone" in the personnel department deems as a life altering barrier to quick thinking.
I wonder how Sergy and Larry "feel" now that they aren't exactly considered "kids" anymore? Has the aging process taken its toll on their ability to think, produce and offer up anything of value?
Come on Google! Embrace your elders. Occassionally, we do have "something" of value to offer ... if only the wisdom prevent you from doing something so wreckless as to land yourselves in court with yet another PR nightmare!