Saturday, November 14, 2009

Comb-Over's Revenge

Have you ever seen a man, or for that matter, a woman, with a really bad comb-over and chuckled to yourself? Do they think that they are fooling anyone on any level? "My hair arrangement is so natural I am quite certain that everyone thinks I am Rico Suave." The balder these folks are, the more ridiculous and, yes, pathetic, their efforts become. It is a fact that young people are the cruelest when it comes to pointing these people out in very public situations. Be that as it may, I have a suspicion that shortly after Joe Q. Neanderthal invented the first comb-over, all of the other people in his village immediately began copying him so that the latest trend sweeping o'er the land did not pass them by. Ever since then, young and impressionable kids, who are vapid and thus cannot think of anything original, have copied whatever the latest fad happens to be.

In this day and age, we can all look directly to Zac Efron. If you don't know who he is, then I will explain. He is a teenager that has been pushed as an icon and dreamboat by the fine folks at Disney (motto: we do not have our founders head in cold storage in the basement, honest). His one notable feature is an odd hair style where he has attempted to wrap his hair around his head in a wacky and crazy sweeping motion (and yes his hair goes the other way around whenever he goes to the southern hemisphere - it is referred to as the hairiolis effect). Ever since Zac appeared on the scene, everyone between the ages of 2 and 16 has been trying to imitate his obviously comical hair-do. If you get a chance to stare intently at a poster of this teenage heart-throb, doesn't his hair remind you of a really bad comb-over? Maybe the old geezer set can now finally get in some justified payback.