Friday, October 14, 2016


...at least it is today!!  October 14th is National Be Bald & Be Free day, although in today's politically correct society it should probably be National Be Follically Challenged & Be Free Day. I'm not sure that “Nice face, it goes all the way to the back of your head” is really a compliment.

In the early 70’s, Bud & I took a cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Our travelling companions were a brilliant, interesting & fun couple. Phyllis is a ranked bridge player--I think a grand master--& Bob was a psychiatrist.  I think one of the reasons Phyllis married him was because he was one of the few men who could beat her at chess.  Bob sported the shaved head look long before it became popular.  You’ll see in a minute why this is important for you to know.

We were in our cabin & I was showering in preparation for dinner.  Bud opened the door to the bathroom & asked me to come into the cabin.  I said I’d be out in a couple of minutes.  He said I had to come out NOW & to be sure I was wearing my robe.  He was trying very hard not to laugh.  I had left my long “gypsy” wig on the bed along with my clothes while I was cleaning up.  Wigs were very popular at the time.  Everybody was wearing them.  Even more people were wearing them than I’d realized.  Bob was sitting there visiting with Bud, with my “gypsy” wig on his shaved head!  At least I looked better in it than he did.  (I think.)  Maybe because I wore it with big hoop earrings.
Not me--or Bob!!

Lou Simon (the father of Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel) was bald.  He said that once one of his young grandsons once asked him why he didn’t have any hair on his head.  He told him he DID have hair.  He said he just kept it on the inside so it wouldn’t get wet when it rained.  It always amazes me what you can convince little kids is true.

I think that when a man is bald & grows a full, dark beard it looks like 
he has his head on upside down.
Do you agree?

Persis Khambatta (2 October 1948 – 18 August 1998) was an Indian model, actress and author. She was best known for her role as Lieutenant Ilia in the 1979 feature film 
Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
I think she looks beautiful even bald:

Did you know that the gene for male pattern baldness is inherited from your mother?  So if your mother was bald, you probably will be, too.

Some groaners from hair-loss-is-awesome.com:

He is so bald you can see what’s on his mind.

He is so bald that he took a shower and got brain-washed.

What did the bald man say when he got a comb for his birthday?
“Thanks, I’ll never part with it!”

The bald man’s wife nagged him so much, his scalp turned gray.

The bald man: Couldn’t you see I was next?"
Barber: No, the shine from your head blinded me.

The bald man: Why did you take off so much hair?
Barber: I didn’t, nature beat me to it.

The bald man: Why is my hairline receding?
Barber: It’s not. Your scalp is advancing.

There are three ways a man wears his hair: parted, unparted, & departed.

There's such a glare off hihs head, Santa asked him to guide his sleigh.

Don’t consider it losing your hair, consider it gaining more forehead.

His head is so shiny, pilots mistake him for a runway beacon.

His head is so shiny, the coast guard offered him a job as a lighthouse.

He was angry when his daughter started using his forehead as a makeup mirror.

The little boy asked him, “When you wash your face, how do you know where to stop?”

How to look like you have a full head of hair: Let your eyebrows grow out & comb them back----fishducky