March 26, 2008

"Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle."

Somehow I missed this story from 2005.

So how political is hair anyway? Fashion too. Don't forget to watch "Dressing in accordance with our people's emotion and taste."

38 comments:

MadisonMan said...

(laugh).

I notice they allow balding men extra hair up top. Combovers are Approved By The State! One more reason that Korea (N) is in such a sorry state.

Bob said...

David Crosby famously almost cut his hair, and I've met other leftists that hold that same attitude. Singapore long had a policy of forbidding men from wearing long hair.

The English Civil War was fought by Cavaliers (long hair) and Roundheads (short hair). The Manchus required the growth of the queue (long pigtail) as a sign of submission by the Chinese population.

Hair has always been political, I think.

Middle Class Guy said...

And the sign says "long hair freaky people need not apply"
So I put my hair under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine outstanding young man I think you'll do
So I took off my hat I said "Imagine that Huh Me working for you"

Signs Signs
Everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery
Breaking up my mind
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the sign

And the sign says "Anybody caught trespassing will be shot on sight"
So I jumped the fence and I yelled at the house What gives you the right
To put up a fence And keep me out Or to keep Mother Nature in
If God was here He'd tell it to your face Man You're some kind of sinner

Signs Signs
Everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery
Breaking up my mind
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the sign

Oh Say now mister Can't you read
You got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
You can't watch No You can't eat You ain't supposed to be here

And the sign says "You gotto have a membership card just to get inside" Huh

And the sign says "Everybody welcome Come in Kneel down and pray"
But then they passed around a plate at the end of it all
And I didn't have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and paper And I made up my own little sign
I said Thank you Lord for thinking about me I'm alive and doing fine

Signs Signs
Everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery
Breaking up my mind
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the sign

Signs Signs
Everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery
Breaking up my mind
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the sign

Tesla

Pogo said...

"Stressing hygiene and health, it showed various state-approved short hairstyles including the "flat-top crew cut," "middle hairstyle," "low hairstyle," and "high hairstyle" - variations from one to five centimetres in length. The programme allowed men aged over 50 seven centimetres of upper hair to cover balding. "

You might as well go ahead and cut and paste this directive directly into the new USA National Health Care regulations. They know what's best for you, and hair is a health measure, after all.

Middle Class Guy said...

I like the part about long hair robbing nutrients and affecting brain function!!!!

George said...

Forget Socialism, it's all about sex.

Check out the opening credits of the movie "Thorougly Modern Millie."

Walking down the 1926 sidewalk, dowdy Julie Andrews sees men ogle flappers with bobbed hair. Immediately—immediately—she darts into a beauty parlor.

Tim said...

So, I'm guessing, under the same logic, that NoKor women are to cut their hair to the same length, and (Titusxxx alert!) Brazilian Wax jobs for both sexes.

I'm also guessing it's all in accordance with Kim Jong Il's plan: "I was sent from pranet Xiron to conquer the Earf / I had a twiffic pran - I thought it would work / I tried to get the Earfrings all to kill each other, y'see / But it all went wrong and now I must decree / You are worthress Arec Barrwin / You are worthress Arec Barrwin / You have faiwred in every way / and now my stock in you has fawren / Your career is stawrin' / and you're worthress Arec Barrwin / That's why I brew your head off / And your chirdren are all bawrin' / Pranet Xiron is inhabited with Xipods rike me / But arso with Balmacs who are giant bees / The Xipods and the Balmacs are at constant war / So we wanted a new home and that's what Earf was for / But you are worthress Arec Barrwin / You are worthress Arec Barrwin / You fucked up my whole plan / and now Xiron is smeared with Balmac porren / Your garbage needs some hawring / and you're worthress Arec Barrwin / Now I must return home a faiwrure / I'm afraid the pit of Cryrock is cawrin'."

F*ck Yeah!

Alan said...

middle class guy wrote--

...Can't you read the sign?

Tesla

You mean "Five Man Electrical Band", not "Tesla". That glam-metal band has a so-so cover.

Middle Class Guy said...

Alan,

It was where I got the lyrics from. I could not remember who originally sung the song.

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Pogo said...

Ah, the reliable mendacity of DTL, making his usual mark, a shitstain on the underpants of the internet.

Triangle Man said...

Oh come on Pogo, if The Left were going to require men to have a particular hairstyle, don't you think it would be a ponytail?

Triangle Man said...

downtownlad, what are you talking about?

Pogo said...

Only the nomenklatura would be permitted to wear the Ponytail of Righteousness.

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Triangle Man said...

Althouse, I am very sorry that I asked what downtownlad was talking about. I have now learned that it was an oblique reference to an off-topic bit of blogosphere pseudo-drama.

Ann Althouse said...

The topic I've deleted comments about is done here. It was fully aired the other day and bringing it back up is pure trolldom.

Apologies to the commenters who were just arguing back but I want that subject out of here.

downtownlad said...

Republicans like middle class guy are just like North Koreans. Judgmental pricks who want to dictate how people live their private lives. They want to dictate how they have their hair, what they wear, where they can go to Church, where a man is allowed to place his penis, whether or not someone can use birth control, whether or not they can use recreational drugs, whether or not they can get an abortion, whether or not they can get married.

It's none of their business, and they should just butt out.

rhhardin said...

Hair upholds the pillars of socialism, Samson-like.

Middle Class Guy said...

AA, ees ok.

downtownlad said...

Fair enough. It's your blog.

Middle Class Guy said...

downtownlad said...
Republicans like middle class guy are just like North Koreans...


That, I cannot let go. You throw around you insipid insults like a kid on a schoolyard and expect adults to take you seriously? Unlike too many people, I am not infectd with the mad cow disease of ideology. I could care less about hair, where you put your weenie, abortion or anything else. I also do not care to be constantly reminded of it. It is none of my or anyone else's business.

Look in the mirror sonny boy. It is your ilk that is like the North Koreans.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Republicans like middle class guy are just like North Koreans...

Oh now that is pure crap. MCG is much taller and better fed than North Koreans. Plus he confided to me some time ago that he stopped wearing grey liesure suits in 1983.

Pogo said...

he stopped wearing grey liesure suits in 1983

When were we supposed to stop wearing leisure suits?
Why didn't I get the memo?

Middle Class Guy said...

Pogo said...
he stopped wearing grey liesure suits in 1983

When were we supposed to stop wearing leisure suits?
Why didn't I get the memo?


Pogo, you really have to get your head out of those medical books and join the real world. Now we are into disco!!!!!

Pogo said...

Disco?
I have not heard of this disco.

Is she pretty?
If we are all into her, do we take numbers, or is there a sign-in sheet?
Do I have to provide my own antibiotics?

Holly P said...

Whatever happened to individualism? This is just another control the government is placing on its citizens and molding them into a stereotype. Although hair is a health issue, they shouldn't say the cut or style, simply guidelines. The cut is now a sign of belonging or identity for the people.

Middle Class Guy said...

Holly P said...
Whatever happened to individualism?


Uh, North Korea? Communism? Dictatorship? Individualism; I don't think so.

blake said...

Hey, songwriters,
If you want to write a song about a face
Think about a photograph
That you really can't remember
but you can't erase

Wash your hands in dreams and lightning
Cut off your hair and whatever is frightening...


P. Simon

Beth said...

I've always had long hair, and a women's studies prof once asked me why I didn't get a nice feminist haircut. Huh?

reader_iam said...

Hair: It's all about what grows on you.

reader_iam said...

And if you don't get the at least three meanings there, all I can say is:

Shake your head, darling.

Jennifer said...

Slate's Explainer had an interesting post on Tuesday about why suicide bombers shave their bodies before they attack.

Balfegor said...

"Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle."

A little ironically, South Korean used to have a similar kind of policy, under the dictatorship.