Manly Haircut

December 16, 2008

I went to The Temple Paul Mitchell school yesterday for a haircut. The students give you a classy salon experience for $15 and an enforced no tip policy, the only drawback is you’re being taken care of by students who might take forever and might mess you up. Usually you get really hot girls or some gay guy, well yesterday I was given Ken. Ken was neither attractive nor gay. He looked kind of like James Hetfield in his thirties and spoke with a very slow manly twang. He used to work on CAT equipment and diesel engines, but decided that now he wanted to get into hair. He was telling me about his he listens to the Christian music radio stations because the music is good. Never mind Jesus, the songs were catchy.

As he cut and styled me he slowly explained to me, “We’re going to give the punk rock, put a little Green Day in your hair,” which I thought was fantastic because I hadn’t told him of my Green Day pleasures. He asked me if I wanted him to take care of my wolf-man (the scraggly back-of-the-neck hair). I told him to take care of the wolf-man.

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Afterward he thanked me repeatedly for coming in, giving him a man’s hair for a change. He gave me several business cards and asked me to pass along his name to other people. So if you’re in Frederick MD and need a good haircut, go see Ken at:

The Temple Paul Mitchell School
22-24 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701

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I’m not sure if I got the “punk rock Green Day” hair style, but I like it.

Prop 8 Musical

December 7, 2008

Check out this 3 min musical about Prop 8, which was by the creator of Hairspray: featuring Jack Black and John C. Reilly:

Yesterday Ashley and I saw Four Chirstmases. As limited as Vince Vaughn’s acting range is, he’s still extraordinary. I gave this a 7/10, Ashley gave it an 8/10.   The premise is that they go on the ultimate Christmas tour and visit all of their divorced  parents making “Four Christmases”  The final leg of their Christmas tour was a little slow, but other then that short lull, the movie was awesome.  No doubt the best scene in the movie was the nativity scene where Vince Vaughn upstages Reese Witherspoon with his improvisational Joseph.

Run in with the Po-Po

November 3, 2008

Halloween night, my wife and I were driving through Delaware on our vacation to see Zac and Mira Make a Porno. It was a fun movie, but that’s not what’s on my mind. On the way to the theater, I had an run-in with the po-po. I was screaming down the nighttime public streets, pushing more than 15mph past the legal limit, and worse yet, I didn’t use my turn signal. The po-po was on my trail, I was had. After pulling me over, he asked me a bunch of jackass questions about why did I exceed the speed limit and not use my turn signal, which I assumed were rhetorical questions. My wife was happy that I got nabbed, since my lack of signaling always urks her so. He then explained his zero-tolerance on not using turn signals. Why are cops so gay. (And I don’t mean in the homophobic use of the word). They dress gay, they act gay, one big pile of gay.

The uniform: big boots, handsome utility belt, , fancy hat, it just doesn’t command the respect that it should. Why don’t cops look cool? True the hardcore ones that are decked out like G.I. Joes that look pretty cool, they probably have a fancier gun then their PO-lice counterparts. Still though, once they tell punish you for your misbehavior, all that action hero mystique melts back into the pile of gay.

However, cops do get front row seats to all the local excitement. Car crashes, break-ins, white-trash domestic disputes. If I were a cop I’d totally milk my ability to access to all the gossipy issues in the area. I also bet the getting to be a tricky-po in an unmarked car is great fun on the highway. What an interesting breed of creature, too bad I had to pay $84 to get near to one.