Friday, July 04, 2008

I'll never tire of toupees

I keep seeing really weird-crazy shit. Crazy as in people doing silly things to prove a point in a way that's not really necessary.

Toupees are always absolutely awesome to look at. Especially when the remaining hair on specific head does not match the foreign hair on head. Also especially as much when you just know the follicles are not coming out of pores, but weirdly attached to a sheath which gives off that tingly feeling of 'something isn't quite working here'.
And each and every time you see it, there's an assessment- where's the real hair? Does it work on top of the head- does it look like it's actually sprouting from the head? What about the colour matching, is there any connection?
It's just an enigma of why?

Within the same hour of seeing this toupee and saying "I'll never tire of toupees" I saw a girl carrying a mouse in a box. It's great that there is this whole sub culture of women who love carrying dogs in handbags, today I even saw a dog in a special dog stroller and it's fantastic that teenagers can get in on the act with mice. It's like little kids have mini handbags and fake lipstick. Dolls as babies. Now mice carry-alls are part of the scene.
But what was she trying to prove? That she's a 14 year old who's prepping herself for the dog in the handbag market? She was with her mates and her mouse. Was she aiming for strength in number?

I used to know a Rabbi who wore a toupee. We joked that he never really had to wear a kippah. But we also wondered why he cared so much? Why did he do it? We could see at the back there was a disconnect between the salt and pepper of the toupe and the salt and pepper of his hair. We couldn't see a scalp but he did do a good matching of making it look liked it sprouted out of his head. But every time I saw the Rabbi, I never got tired. I loved seeing if he had gotten newer ones to match his progressively graying real hair.

I'll never tire of any other toupee I see. The ridonculessness of what they're trying to prove is of mythical proportions and the amazement of seeing them think they can pull it off is fantastically laughable.

1 comment:

Ben said...

You are quite right. I find toupees really intriguing. In fact, have quite a collection. I have collected some of them during my tour to the Indian sub continent. Others have been presented by friends. This is Ben from Israeli Uncensored News