Aaron Brethorst

Round peg in a square hole, rabid generalist.

Impending Baldness

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I have spent the past seven years convinced that I am in the process of losing my hair. The evidence seems to suggest I will. Neither of my grandfathers had hair. My dad doesn’t have much. It looks like my fate is pretty much sealed.

I resolved long ago that I was going to take this-when it came-like a man. No combovers, no freaky-ass plug surgery. Instead, I will take the Patrick Stewart route: simple, shaved, cool. Additionally, if I can pretend to be a French spaceship captain who just happens to have a British accent for some unknown reason then more power to me. I’m sure the ladies would love it.

Anyway, what brought this topic to mind this evening was a great post from Mark Frauenfelder over on Boing-Boing. It’s about “Combover: The Movie.” Now, I have no idea whether or not this is real, and frankly, I don’t really care. It’s just damned funny.

There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair. - Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet, 98 A.D.

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