Posted by Isis at ic010192.ithaca.edu on April 26, 2000 at 19:58:19:
In Reply to: Long Hair worked for Samson and no one else posted by MickCollins. on April 26, 2000 at 17:46:59:
A bit of trivia for your files...the first time short hair ever became a widespread fashion among American males was immediately following World War I. The moral of Samson's story is clear; when Samson was shorn of his hair, he was shorn of his self-identity just as men who enter the army are stripped of their personal dignity, pride, independance and everything that makes them men. The modern American male has been sold this G.Q. image of a short-haired sharp American Psycho-type playa on the scene with every hair groomed and moussed; a vain, narcissistic shallow type of quasi-femininity bespeaking the loss of true masculine identity. Short hair is for soldiers & boys. Pimpdaddies can let their hair hang down; they don't need to be vain 'cause they know they got game.
Hair is manly! Now don't get me wrong, masculinity is not dependant on hair. You gotta go with what works for ya. Captain "Cueball" Picard's head hasn't even rubbed up against hair in a bar for years and he's a universal mackdaddy gigolo.
However, while chicks may dig rubbin' the buzzcut for giggles, they don't want to run their fingers through it...give me any other reason for the continued existence in our culture of the thing known as Fabio. It's an ancient, archetypal thing. Hair is power & sexuality. There's a fine pregnant lady standing next to the hairy dude in that picture. Coincidence? You may think so, but I know what I know.
Rant on, rant off...the ranter.
: My advice? Go with the Clooney-esque short hair. Long Hair accentuates round faces,I'm told and your face is round. Short hair looks angular and makes the face seem more defined. Long hair makes men look like punks unless you are in the Bible,and they have an excuse. Think of a tough guys with long hair? Bruce Lee? Short in the Clooney way. Ali? Short. John L. Sullivan? Short. Lenny McClean? Short. Dan Gable? Short. The only boxer I can think or fight now with lone hair is Lennox Lewis and his is an over-rated twat with a fro. English boxers suck. Boxing is like baseball,a sport for the disenfranchised and the English are the franchise. Che Guevara? Longish Hair but he got killed when it hit shoulder length. In the pictures from the Cuban Revolution:above the shoulders. Batman:Short. Navy Seal:Short. When I let my hair grow out, it grows very fast and gets damn curly. In the first semester, I had it a good length and guys in bars fucked with me about 7 times. I cut it Renton-from-Trainspotting close and not one tosser has bumbled with the bee. And chicks dig rubbing the melon for good luck.
: Conclusion:Short hair is good.
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