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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

In the mid 60's wigs were all the rage for the American housewife. With all the demands on a woman's time, it was the height of convenience to pop on a fashionable hairdo for the trips to the market. My mom was no exception, she fell prey to the trend and bought a wig. But to tell you the truth, she never wore it much, It was an uncomfortable thing that was banished to the top shelf of her closet, perched atop a styrofoam head.

As a kid, it creeped me out having it ominously looking down from it's high shelf, lit from below like a villain in a horror film. But when she took it down it was just a vacuous head composed mostly of air, it's sole responsibility to hold that ridiculously phony hair.

Yesterday, Tony Hayward testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He seemed sedated and claimed not to know anything about anything.

4 Comments
  1. June 18, 2010 -

    I think it was Robert Klein who had a comedy album in the 70's where he discussed wigs--the routine went something like: "That wig was so obvious. Anyone would know that's a wig. I mean--Australian aborigines, who've been off in the wilderness, never seeing much of anything else, could look at that, and they'd immediately say, 'wig.'" This guy's wig didn't fit him at all. Very distracting. He needs a handler in more ways than one...

  2. June 18, 2010 -

    The same Aborigines watching yesterdays testimony might have said vacuous styrafoam head.

  3. Pat
    June 18, 2010 -

    Was it powdered???

  4. June 18, 2010 -

    Not powdered, oiled I think. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoZdST1DUVM" rel="nofollow">Click HERE to have a look</a>