Hair today…Hair tomorrow

While researching for a subject to post, the following J.Crew story presented itself…

Siraad Dirshe Nov, 14, 2017

“Last week, a seemingly innocent J.Crew ad for a sweater dress hit the Internet and caused quite a stir.
The images, which featured Dominican model Marihenny Rivera Pasible, showed the young lady sporting a messy bun which infuriated lots of people.
The reason? Many commentors felt Marihenny’s hair was not “done” and possibly another example of how hairstylist oftentimes don’t know how to work with textured hair”.

I just happened to be watching NewsOne Now when the above subject came under discussion, thought little of it, thinking it’s a cultural women’s thing, then I happened to be channel surfing landed upon the women’s talk show The Real, that’s when I started to pay a little attention. All the women on the panel of the NewsOne Now program seem to have woven into their natural hair what looked like ‘rope’, most of the panel on The Real were dressed in their finest synthetics (hair), seemly blearing the line between what can be called natural vs fake, or what Miss Dirshe calls, textured hair…

And Now, Their Sunday Best

American composer Richard Rogers was supposed to have wisecracked, that a Broadway musical was so awful that the audience exited the theatre humming the scenery, which may or not be true, but it does sound creditable, if not for him then for some caustic New York theatre critic.

Seldom a week passes that my blog is not criticized for its plainness of appearance, no bells, no whistles, my answer has always been the same, I want my thoughts and words to paint a picture in the mind, to be remembered for them purely and simply. Today, This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC will no doubt be remembered in the minds of all who witnessed it, for two blond dyed heads going at it head to head battling out propositions of views on national television instead of a deep examination of expressed positions in open discussion by way of issues posed and questions answered. Far too often these days the Sunday morning chat shows, the week day news programs as well, seem to be mostly about being a vehicle for journalist to practices a kinda appearance journalism, the trashier the make-up, the blonder the hair, the longer the fake eyelashes, the redder the lusty lips, the straighter the hair wigs, the better. The news, the coin of the realm takes a back seat, not giving viewers a ‘raw’ view of delivered news, unpasteurized, unheated, is most often decontaminated for safe consumption, wrapped and tied up in nice ribbons in a kinda Sunday come a meeting dressed up like for as much of a fake presentation as humanly possible. Glamour and appearance journalism run amuck.

One last thought; how much hair dye does it take to sell sleeping pillows on television?

Over Sixty…Still Faking It

Just when I think I’ve seen it all from these ageing media types, they engage in the scandalization of self once more. Which begs the question is black tar paste the new television hair gel? Sixty-four-year old Howard Kurtz, sixty-three-year old Juan Williams both appeared on the same Fox News program today in black tie, no make that black tar hair paste sending shock waves throughout broadcast networks but not among those who have seen this all before but suggesting a new all-time low standard among the aging silly set. One would have thought the last thing they would want to appear to do is to upstage their televised commentary remarks, so, who’s talking about anything they said only what they look liked. Dressed for appearance journalism with all the fakery that they could muster… placing their credibility at risk…

When I grow Up, I want to dye my hair, too…

My superficies totally unscientific research suggests that mostly women have throughout history have dyed or hidden the graying of their hair under wigs, hats or other head coverings, that prompted the following observation.

I seem to remember reading somewhere right after all this blond hair dying kicked into its current high gear, tests being conducted resulting in a published paper proclaiming that it was harmless, I then added, short term, but what about long term. The applying of all those caustic chemicals on one’s head week after week, year after year, some of it seeping into the body by way of the brain cannot be a good thing. No visible damage short term? However, it was soon after reading a science fiction short story, made into a movie or was it a theatre piece where all the future offspring of the main characters were bald, not overnight but after two or three, perhaps from many previous generations of hair dying.

Before embarking on a half, a life time of hair dyeing, of this faddish, cultural hair dyeing thing, Wikipedia has an excellent piece on the genetics and biochemistry of hair color, which I think is essential reading before altering what may be body chemistry even through only affecting the surface and for a short period of time, a poignant time in your life, altering the outward appearance of aging, that when fully scrutinized one will find not worth the time and extravagant expense after all…

Peculiar?

I decided to give forty-eight-year old Tucker Carlson a look see, how Donna Brazile would fare in his hands giving the Fox News treatment, had not enough, tuned in to watch fifty-nine-year old Mark Cuban being interviewed on CNBC, confessed to not hearing a single word, spent the whole time staring at these gentlemen’s dark head of hair, not a single bristle of gray hair could be seen… these men are not normal…

Defection

Defection…

This term is also applied, often pejoratively, to anyone who switches loyalty to another religion, sports team, political party, or other rival faction. In that sense, the defector is often considered a traitor by their original side. Excerpted from Wikipedia…

If an American chooses to migrate to another country, become an immigrant, are not considered a traitor, a defector just one exercising free will, that’s an American view, not so the world over. In the 1950’s the Berlin Wall was erected to keep people enclosed, a crime to escape if one can call it that by simply exercising free will to move from one place to another. Why? Was life so unbearable that its secret must not be allowed to get out and confirmed by an eye witness who has lived it. Today if one tries to leave North Korea to live in South Korea, they must escape not simply travel as a tourist or as an émigré because one is not happy at home, which in some cases is punishable by death, to be shot, or if managed to do so are branded a defector, a traitor never allowed to return to their home land, which begs the question what’s so sacred about one’s home land that it cannot be abandon or exchanged for another. One would have thought by now in this twenty-first century, fee will has finally arrived, if you think that you must be eating stones, it is still frowned upon to merry outside one’s ethnicity, religion, tribe, a crime so detrimental in some societies even the attempt is punishable by death, so how far have we come in becoming civilized, acting on free will, not that far, not that far at all… still living in the dark ages and likely to remain so for the for the foreseeable future for as far as can be seen today with the best societal telescopes money can buy…

Age Accompanied

It’s a given that the over fifty female media types dye their hair, that ship has sailed, it’s the wonderment of the males, no need to research their age, it’s the knowing their successful station in life, without the common age displayed gray hair that give them that certain silly look and it tells it all… that ten-year-old kid dressed in his father’s clothing, no make that, old man dressed in his son’s clothing… that’s better… whom do they think they’re kidding?