Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Summer Baldbusters

Thanks to the power of marketing all the talk at the Goof household is Pirates and Superman. My little girl saw "Rainbow Beard the Pirate" on Barney and got scared. Now she doesn't like pirates and is constantly announcing, "Pirates! Not nice!" Of course my son, excited by "Pirates of the Caribbean II" (not that he'll be seeing it any time soon) is constantly talking about pirates. And everytime he mentions them, my daughter emphatically states, "Pirates! Not nice! Scary!"

Meanwhile, I have a bone to pick with the "Superman" movie - and it isn't about the glasses. They really can fool you. Lex Luther's baldness just continues to play into the stereotype that bald men are bad men. Besides Lex Luther we have Ming the Merciless, Darth Vader, Egghead, Skeletor, Mr. Clean, and George Costanza. As I enter the ranks of this oppressed minority - I share in their outrage.


sadiq said...

Okay, for the record, I would like to say that Mr. Clean is NOT a bad guy. I know PLENTY of housewives (and a couple of house husbands) who smile affectionately every time they see him.

We of the "hairy majority" just aren't concerned with the pain that the minority suffer through. If you were so superior, Superman would be bald and Lex Luthor would look like Disco Stew....

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...a lot of "bad" men have great heads of hair. For example, it could be argued that Kramer is as sneaky as George Costanza. Jerry's no angel either.