Tuesday, June 10, 2008

if only i'd heard of this in my youth

For almost all four years of high school I wore my hair down to my waist. It was a huge pain in the ass. I spent inordinate amounts of time washing, conditioning, and untangling it and on one memorable occasion a close friend of mine helped me fashion it into a mohawk of sorts by giving me an undercut on the sides of my head (so I could wear my hair more conservatively around my mom and my teachers) and creating a formidable cement out of retail hair stiffeners, Elmer's glue, and egg whites. It was glorious. My height shot from 5' 3" to nearly 7' 1". I transformed myself from a surly, socially awkward teenager to a surly, socially awkward dimetrodon. I couldn't wait to go to the show to display my newfound splendor.

And then I found I couldn't fit my hair in the car.

I won't go into the ordeal of washing the muck out of my hair again. Suffice to say, if I'd known about the brilliant innovation that is fake hair shaped like animals I probably would have saved myself a lot of grief.


  1. sweet mother of god. that's from this website:
    http://www.uchu-country.com/ for Nagi Noda. i bookmarked the site ages ago after seeing a scissor sisters video directed by him/her. The videos on the site are really interesting, but i have always loved the hair animals!

  2. OMG THANK YOU. I found the pictures on Scanner and searched unfruitfully for the original source.

  3. that's hilarious. i miss your rebellious days.