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Friday, June 23, 2006 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 15 Same with Emily Lundy song, third verse You there, contemporary of the side of my head with a slight reason in public are a no-no. mine. You have just made the toss of the cranium. This is the I've seen women at ball games umpteenth slur about how much only "natural" touch to my birth- with hair curlers holding you despise your genetic curly ordained hair order I can find. future curls in place, wondering hair, with you from birth, now My next decision was to get what event can be more impor- manageable byanexpertstylist my hair all in one length, letitgrow tant than going out to a ball game or one of the 100 products per- long, and wrap it around my with hundreds ofpeople present. fected for your mass of locks, head. By the time my hair is this A head scarfif a dead give-away Still you want "manageable" long, I probably won't have of curlers lying beneath. straight hair. I can't take it any- strong enough vision to see it. Maybe some women look bet- more. Maybe thinning will be hidden, ter in rollers. From what I see in friends otit But washing the long stuff could I know all kinds of false hair there, keeping our hair is going to take days for drying with our fa- pieces exist to help the discrimi- be an issue soon. Women's hair mous humidity, nated head covered, but some- is beginning to thin as much as Straight hair cannot go too thing firm on the head has to hold men's, which I had not really many hours without a thorough these devices in place. noted before, washing, or the results are too Go to an outdoor ball game and If you think straight hair pitiful to describe, "Pantene" is iosethe fake hair from your head, is manageable, youhaven'tbeen the product recommended for not knowing where and have to on this planet or even tried to those with hair like mine. look for it with others wanting to walk in my shoes. I have genetic It. provides body, shine, and know what you have lost. You straight hair which can be per. volume (for no specified tLme, but could drive off at high speed, but manent waved with without the spray mist, your at- the dratted hair piece cost money. no guarantee of the results or ranged hair has a life span of.a You must find it. Besides, a rolled every time some important fire ant crawling up one ankle.) stranger could have some kind of evera electing my presence Headbands help those with attack coming upon lhis "scalped" comes up, then sprayed with slraighthair, but what ifthese con- hairlater. enough commercial mist to re- traptions give the wearer a head- Another thing, if you have semble wearing a helmet or ache? Hats are okay in the day naturally curly hair and are also perhaps pulled back into some time, but at night I feel rather ri- skinny, like the woman in church type ofknot which slides out(use diculous inmy sports billed caps whoannouncedshecouldeatpints of double comb clasp or not) be- of many colors, as though I've of ice cream and not suffer one cause straight hair usually has an been playing night golf on some bit, don't tell me. Spare me an- insidious partner known as secret course with florescent ev- other time ofdisappointment. "fine." erything, I've eaten pints of ice cream When in public I notice hair All my life I've been pushed before, andbelieveme, something styles of other women. So many toward the belief that hair can happen eventually, something are well coffered, and I asked curlers on top of the head for any worse than straight hair. myself"How do they do it?" "Do they spend hours processing the locks to have such a well-groomed look which my hair can lose on ll ll ll the way from the car to the first open door of a building?" I also see another serious prob- * Oxyb ai Col ealrat0t,Ndm[im, s lem for hair styles. Keeping our * * Ma!k=fio hair is going to be possible issue CPAP-I [PAP Women's hair is berg t6 thin lS mucli, meq s, r "-'" pare ntUe attenuon to years ago. On a personal basis, I noticed my hair part is widening a bit. I'U just not part my hair. But the straight, gentle-to-the-touch 927 N. TX 75751 soft stuff falling in my eyes as I write naturally lies in a part on (903) 675-1058 ' (800) 288-6670 I Ill Illlllllll II I The Fogy by Jeff Davis Nothing in particular I turned on the TV and saw the cials were reading "Masochism on TV. profile of a raggedly handsome in Modem Man" by Theodore What I do remember is "I Like' man, 30ish, turtleneck under a Reik and building data banks. I Ike" commercials that seemed to blazer, drinking a golden liquid. "A can't imagine what's in their data be shown at every station break. Crown Royal ad," I guessed, banks today or what they're read- There was some campaign adver- Then a very attractive woman ing. tising that stuck with me. walked into the scene wearing a I get my TV on a satellite dish I have heard that the big change light blue evening gown that clung and my local stations are in Los between 1950 and now is the re- to her tightly but not obscenely. I Angeles. During national election mote channel changer. If I didn't' revised my guess to aTarget com- cycles I would often turn to the want to watch a commercial in mercial. L.A. stations so I could see the 1950Ihadtogetupandwalkover The woman put her arms on his negative political ads that were to the TV to change the channel. shoulders and with her hands be- talked so much about. I wanted I worked for Adlai Stevenson hind his neck so that center screen to see a Swirl Boat ad. in 1952. It was a school project was dominated by a big diamond But I never saw one. The L.A. and a!lowed me to go to the ring on her ring finger. I changed area was not flooded with Swift Senior s Smoking Court, whose my bet again. It must be a com- Boat ads. existence points out tbe difference' mercial for Kay's Jewelers.I was a High School senior in between smoking mores of then I often play this little game with Arlington, Va in 1952 and Dwight and now. During this campaign myseff. In the case above it tumed Eisenhower/Richard Nixon ran Alban Barkley came and spoke out to be the beginning of an epi- against Adlai Stevenson/Alban atarally onthe footballfield. While sode of"W'ahout a Trace." Barkley for President. The nomi- he was speaking a man standing" I have always been interested nation conventions were still ex- next to me called out, "What about in the advertising game. I remem- citing and I liked listening to them ber'Tne Hucksters" with Sydney on the radio. "Mr. Chairman, Idaho Greenstreet and Clark Gable. casts all of its vote for the next There was a book written in the . President of the United States, fifties, "The Hidden Persuaders," Harry Truman." by Vance Packard, that really The first year we had a TV was opened my eyes to the advertis, 1952, a' black and white. Philco ing industry. Fifty years ago the table model, so I probably people who designed commer- watched some of the convention the Haig machine? What about' the Crump machine?" several limes until two big men stood on" each side of him and forcibly es- corted from the field. Stevenson lost the election, but' I learned something about politics. Thus Spake the Old Fogy, think-' ing about the good old days. : Networked Digital Solutions To Sim Office Applications COPY / PRINT / SCAN / FAX Introducing the Bizhub C350. It's the hub of your business. You have important work to do. 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