Sunday, October 12, 2008

Undecided Baldies

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the prominence of baldness during the past week's presidential debates.

The first mention occurred during Talking Points Memo's live blog of the debate:
9:09 PM ... We're told this audience was selected to be a cross-section of the local community. But is it not obvious that it's weighted to bald men?
Well, TPM, I'm not sure what you're saying exactly.

Then on Thursday evening, when Saturday Night Live decided to take their election-spoofing ratings boon for a midweek prime time spin, Amy Poehler also observed that the debate crowd was full of baldies.

Last but not least, during the debate itself, John McCain made a joke about getting hair plugs. Like most of his jokes during the town hall, this one too fell flat.

Let me just state for the record, lest these observations become stereotypes about my people, i.e. the bald people... Not all bald people are undecided, and not all bald people want plugs.

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5 Comments:

At 5:32 PM , Anonymous curt(happily bald bro said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theprojectfc/2869139757/

 
At 5:40 PM , Anonymous curt(happily bald bro said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ampeg_bob/2152429627/

 
At 1:17 PM , Anonymous The Committee for Truth in Blogging said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you bald by choice?

 
At 1:23 PM , Blogger Dan G said...

Yes, I shave my head, but I'm also a bald man, i.e. my hair fell out regardless of how I felt about it. So does that constitute "choice"?

Anyway, committee (if that is indeed your name), what does that matter?

 
At 1:58 AM , Anonymous curt(happily bald bro said...

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=H3QbPxNAjhg&feature=related

 

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