I’m due for a trim. Since it’s starting to thin, I want to get what the Hines Bros. call an honest haircut. The question is, should I tell a barber I want a short cut, or just go at it myself with some clippers?
(Someone once told me my DoD buzz cut photo was my least attractive; that’s what’s giving me second thoughts about the clipper option.)
Dad: Eminem and, after some thinking, M.C. Hammer. (“Hammer something, I forget his first name.”)
Mom: Vanilla Ice, Snoop Dogg, L.L. Cool J (because he’s on NCIS), Ice-T (because he’s on Law & Order), Wyclef Jean. Also Sir Mix-a-Lot, but only with a lot of hints from my brother.
This game originated after my dad made some dubious assertions about rap music.
“Even more than the girls, the men really need to learn from it. Because everyone’s focusing on the women, but the problem isn’t the women.” — Rihanna
Okay it REALLY annoys me every time I see the “Sexual harassment is a crime on the subway too. Don’t be afraid to report it to the police” sign. are you serious? How about “Sexual Harassment is a crime on the subways. Don’t grope people or you’ll go to jail.” Rant over.
Reminds me of an op-ed piece by Deborah Tannen, about the reactions of American women and Greek women to being groped or harassed:
The experiences the Greek women described were similar to those I’d heard from Americans. But there was a difference. Most of the American women — like those recently interviewed in the New York news media — told me they had felt humiliated and helpless and had done or said nothing. Of the 25 stories Greek women told me, only eight concluded with the speaker doing nothing. In the others, she said she had yelled, struck back or both.
This might explain the emphasis on “don’t be afraid to report it.”