Friday, October 14, 2016

Let It Shine

Today, believe it or not, is Be Bald And Be Free Day.  Having a full head of hair, I'm not sure if I can fully sympathize.  Is baldness such a catastrophe that those who suffer from this malady need a day to celebrate their affliction?

There are a fair number of nicknames for the follicly challenged.  Chrome dome.  Cue ball (does this only apply to Caucasians?).  The ever-popular baldy.  Skinhead (though that comes with a whiff of politics).  Sir Baldamere, meet Sir Hairnomore.

There are tons of jokes:

What did the bald man say when he got a comb for his birthday? I'll never part with it.

Don't look at it as baldness, look at it as a great cure for dandruff.

Is my hairline receding?  No, your scalp is advancing.

I don't believe there's any consensus among scientists as to the evolutionary point of baldness. It may just be a sign of aging--most male pattern baldness comes after the prime mating years, when many parts of the body change.  Some believe it's a marker of maturity, so women will think, as a man goes bald, that he's less aggressive and more socially responsible.

Regardless, let's observe BBABF Day.  Now is the time to let your bald flag fly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

US Presidents have been bald-free since 1977. I call that progress

3:59 AM, October 14, 2016  
Blogger New England Guy said...

Per Full Metal Jacket, bald black guys are called "Eight Ball"

6:09 AM, October 14, 2016  

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