Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Bad Fashion, or Obscure Socio-political Statement?
I've had friends in from out of town, which is why I didn't post yesterday, and while walking around the Las Vegas Strip the last few nights, I noticed something that shocked, alarmed, and quite frankly repulsed me: An overabundance of Caucasian afros.

Yes, it seems that white people with naturally curly hair are going balls to the wall, folks. I saw so many giant, frizzy cracker-fros I assumed the Art Garfunkel fan club was in town. Or maybe they're showing support for record producer/crazed recluse/accused murderer Phil Spector. Has Nick at Night started to show more Welcome Back, Kotter reruns, which is causing the ever-impressionable American public to adopt the afroteric fashion statements of most of the cast? Are Simpson fans paying tribute to Sideshow Bob?

What is your theory? Help me out on this one. I need answers! A better blogger would have linked all of the afro sporters mention above. I'll just run some pictures at the end of the post.

I have a story or two from the last few days, but they can wait until later.


Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

My first boyfriend was a Caucasian afro offender. For the love of god, I don't get it. Especially in the case of my first boyfriend, it was like he was TRYING to make himself as unattractive as possible.

Blogger Ćœbermilf said...

Don't forget Napoleon Dynamite.

How about... lazy? too cheap to get a hair cut? Lost their mirror? Their one comb got stuck in there somewhere and they can't get it out? They're afraid of scissors? They're bird lovers and growing a nest in there? They hide their money up there? A concealed weapon? Um, they're CIA agents with hidden cameras in their hair? Aliens? I can't think of anything else.

One of my best grad school buddies has a cracker-fro but he started it before all the hoopla fired back up. He's very much an alternative kinda guy, so it doesn't surprise me too much. And he has a "nasty ass beard" (his words). I dunno what's up with it, but it's not a good look for 99.9% of the population.

Blogger AWE said...

I saw a boy with a big white-fro the other day and I was like WTF?

Blogger Spirit Of Owl said...

Ok, it's all bad, but Phil Spector has really, really lost it.

Blogger Tumbleweed said...

We don't have many of those fros out here becuase so many of the men don't have hair (something in the water?). But I think the ones that are sporting the fro only do it because the wind in Kansas blows about 50+ miles an hour and they can't help it.

Blogger Egan said...

Eat your heart out with this mug shot gang. Peace out!

Blogger Brookelina said...

Egan, you are through.

Blogger Rachel said...

This is why I love you!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I told you so!! Egan's a troll headed geek!

Imagine if all the guys looked like that upstairs and "downstairs"... if ya know what I mean (wink,wink,jab,jab)...

Blogger dirty martini said...

You can blame all of this on Abercrombie and Fitch! They are the spreaders of the white-boy-fro. I think they may have even put a copyright on that phrase. White-boy-fro.

I tried, but failed after about 3 months without a haircut.
I am sure that I was temporarily brain washed or something.

It's that loud, trendy music and overly large black and white framed art that draws them in... Next thing you know, you your barber is calling in the priest.

Blogger Ruben said...

My former brother in law had a frizzy fro when I met him for the firstt ime and I thought my sister had to be smoking crack to want him.

Blogger Egan said...

The Real Me and Brooke - In my defense that picture is a few years old and I have lost about 30 pounds since then. 10 of those pounds was my hair.

Blogger Knitty Kitty said...

I noticed a lot of matching jogging suits made from material that obviously didn't come from nature...

Those make me sad..

I dated a caucasian afro for a while, luckly he kept it cut very short.

Blogger yournamehere said...

it's like women who shave their head. Stop.

those are all valid theories. Thank you.

I knew a guy in the mid nineties who kinda had one. He was the most laid back person ever, but once someone at a bar called him "Greg Brady" and he went apeshit. He had to be restrained.

my favorite is the one Kyle from South Park has when he takes off his hat.

Phil is out to lunch.

they should cut it short and the wind wouldn't be a factor.

that's the best thing ever.

Blogger yournamehere said...

I appreciated the visual.

as long as you love me, the reasons are unimportant.

are you talking about untidy pubes, Real?

Abercrombie and Fitch might be the most annoying place in the mall, and that's quite the feat.

as her relative, you should have stepped in.

I could tell it wasn't a recent picture, but thanks again for sharing it.

I saw a guy in a leopard skin jogging suit. Yikes.

Blogger katarina said...

Didn't you know that it's sexy to have hair a girl can't run her fingers through? It's kind of like being a tease. Makes the girls go crazy. I blame Justin Timberlake.

Egan... oh my. Did you have to buy a new brush?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame it on Detroit. No wait,hear me out on this one. It's all down to the massive comeback of 70's muscle cars like the new Charger, Challenger and Rumble Bee. I think it's time to start mass producing "Keep on truckin'" bumper stickers again.

Blogger yournamehere said...

I hope you're joking.

I'm thinking most of these guys drove Vespas.

Blogger Egan said...

Katarina, nope, but that damn brush weighs about five pounds. I had a shitload of hair back then.

Todd, if I get you to laugh... it was worth it.

Blogger megan said...

oh god, the caucasion afro is almost as bad as the mullet and the faux hawk... i don't get it.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought that was obvious! Imagine trying to stuff THAT into a pair of low-risers!

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