Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Unclose shave at the Olympics

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post complaining about the stupid stubble look on men. Three-day whiskers. The absurd Miami Vice look, made popular by a TV show that’s probably unknown to the young men who are forgetting to shave in this century. Some older men, too, for God’s sake.

As is always the case, an incisive post on my blog somehow failed to change the world. And now, two years later, scraggly whiskers abound at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, an otherwise beautiful city. Okay, the female athletes are still beautiful. It’s the men who all look like Skid Row bums.

I tell ya, thanks to the overly flamboyant costumes, we can even see that some of the male figure skaters and ice dancers have more hair on their chins than their chests.

As for the skiers, someone ought to tell them that a clean shave might shave a hundredth of a second off their downhill times. I have no idea if that’s true, but someone ought to tell them that, anyway.


TGirsch said...

Have you been to Vancouver? They are all Skid Row bums! :)

I love them anyway, of course, and long to count myself among their number.

David said...

I have been to Vancouver, but the men I saw there were clean shaven.

TGirsch said...

This must have been a very long time ago, then, or perhaps you were in a different part of town than I was in.

David said...

Not all that long ago. We were in West Vancouver (no bums in sight!) and Richmond (ditto). Also spent a lot of time on Vancouver Island, most of that in Victoria.

Many years ago, we spent an evening in Gastown, which was hokey fun.