Going Bald Is The New Growing Your Hair Out
Note: This post previously ran on a blog that noone read, so consider this akin to me moving a fallen tree that noone heard fall, into the middle of Manhattan (and also, I'l be away until Friday, so I probably won't update, anyways.End Note
I could kick Steve Prefontaine’s ass in a race.
I’m talking about the alive version of Steve Prefontaine not the hit-by-car dead version of Pre.
Don’t believe me? Check out the tale of the tape:
Age: 24 (for eternity)
Trademark: Floppy Hair
Memorable Quote: “The best pace is a suicide pace, and today's a good day to die"
Age: 24 (for 7 more months
Trademark: Male-pattern baldness
Memorable Quote: "I will kick Steve Prefontaine's ass in a race"
Not impressed? Psht. Picture this scenario:
Fair-haired Steve Prefontaine cruising along the track, thinking about how many beers he chug before driving home after he wins the race. But what the floppily-coifed jogger doesn’t realize is that his hair is holding him back, via a little term Lord Rayleigh and I like to call ‘drag’. And if you’re still not sure, check out these two diagrams that I don’t understand.
And while all this is going on, I’ll be cruising by him, as my impossible-to-be-windswept head is unfazed by ‘drag’. That’s right everyone, going bald fucking rules.
I predict that losing your hair will be the hottest thing in years. Move over popped collars, viral videos, and extra-long t-shirts because pretty soon all the kids will be rocking receding hairlines.
Don’t doubt it. Forget about being able to beat deceased runners in a footrace, the other benefits are tremendous.
First, are you sick of constantly buying shampoo, conditioner, hair wax, hair glue, hair spray, and hair gel? No? Well then back to Jersey with you. But, if you are, consider going bald. Throw away all that gel and glue (or give it to Steve) and prepare yourself for having the same bottle of shampoo for about 18 months! Seriously!
Also, you know when you’re at a pro sporting event and the announcer tells everyone to remove their hats for the national anthem followed by thousands of dudes fixing their hair? When you’ve got no hair, you don’t need to worry about that. While the dude next to you is re-adjusting his moptop, you’re double-fisting and wondering whether you should yell “Yankees Suck” after ‘banner yet wave’ or ‘land of the free’.
Still not enough? This must be tough to get through that flattop. How about this? With that lack of hair, imagine all of those awesome photo opportunities you’ll get on roller coasters. You’re look of sheer terror/delight won’t be blocked by stray hair, and you’ll have enough quality photos to fill up all of the frames you can imagine. Fuck Olan Mills. Go to 6 Flags.
Now you’re probably starting to shave your head after such a convincing argument, and I don’t blame you. But if there is some reason you haven’t been swayed yet, then I’d like to hear why.
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