Monday, May 01, 2006

Business up front, party in back

It's getting to be about time for a new haircut. I was wondering if I should change my style. Perhaps a mullet (i.e., short in the front, on the top, and on the sides, but long in the back). You don't see too many clergy mullets out there. The mullet became popular in the 1970s due to the influence of David Bowie, but is known to have been worn long before then. Urban legends have it dating back to 19th Century fishermen, who wore their hair long in the back to keep warm--hence the term mullet. The term is also used in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, in which George Kennedy's character refers to men with long hair as "mulletheads".

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Or, looking to the future, I could grow everything out long to get ready for a possible comb over. A comb over is a hairstyle worn by bald or balding men where the hair on one side of the head is grown long and then "combed over" the bald area. Some famous men with this hair style are: Rudy Giuliani (gave it up in 2002) René Lévesque (earned him the affectionate nickname of Ti-poil) Donald Trump (more accurately a "comb forward") television preacher Charles Stanley, Desmond Morris, Arthur Scargill (whose comb over was famously mocked in Spitting Image)
and Norman Gunston. The comb over was actually patented in 1977 (see above).

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Comb over people" actually think we can't tell that it's not their real hairline. They think it looks "natural." Take it from this girl, being bald is MUCH better!

Sean said...

That's just a disturbing illustration. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Okay, let's rephrase that. Seeing a bald MAN is much better....

dopel said...

I say no to both. Keep your hair the same. The mullet will make you look like Tommy who is stuck in the 80's

Timotheos Prologizes said...

Well I hope that Tommy doesn't read this.