While we’re on the subject of hair styles, this comes via Slate:
The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance banned “un-Islamic” Western hairstyles for men earlier this week—in particular, the ponytail, a spiky gelled hairdo known locally as the “rooster,” and the infamous mullet. When did Westerners start wearing mullets?
First of all, as a card-carrying member of Western civilization, I’d like to go on record as saying that I’m personally offended at being lumped into any categorization that includes mullet-wearers.
But more importantly, how do you lay out a history of the mullet without a single mention of Gator Nation?
That’s just wrong.
In another blow to Gator self-esteem, George Clooney lays down the smack on a second fashionista front:
… Examining other photos, Clooney explained why he was not the man in one particular picture.
“Here, for instance. I don’t smoke and I don’t wear that watch,” Clooney said. Then after a pause he added, “I also don’t wear long jean shorts.”
Feel the contempt! It’s the “after a pause” that sells it. It’s just too bad he didn’t use the technical term.