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Mother Nature Strikes Again--From JERI

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Happy Tuesday, Fair Readers! I regret to inform you that the stomach bug that has plagued John is now in its fourth day. He can't sit at his desk, so I am taking over for the day.

This is likely just a bug from Hell, but I would like to point out that we have been eating really well, with lots of fresh, (thoroughly washed) and wonderfully prepared vegetables of all types lately...it's clear that he is being punished for forsaking the fast food industry.

I will be truthful...I'm not in a baseball state of mind right now, so this JERI'S BIG, HUGE QUESTION O' THE DAY will be more off-topic than usual. I will think up something baseballish later in the day.

FOR NOW.....In order to create a sense of suspense and drama I am putting the BIG, HUGE QUESTION O' THE DAY after the jump. Trust me, you will totally be glad you jumped.

Here it is: Today we are going to discuss a blight on the human landscape of our culture: the faux-hawk.

Every where I go I see at least one or two alledged rebels sporting a faux-hawk. This is the hair style created by men with a full head of hair who swoop and gel the sides upwards into a center pointy ridge, where it looks like a mohawk but doesn't require shaving of the sides of the head.

Let me be the first to say that I don't care for the actual mohawk as a hairstyle either, but I absolutely respect those who wear it. That is a commitment to your look. It tells the world 'Hell yes, I'm wearing my hair like this...what are you going to do about it, Bitch?!?' I'm sure there is other stuff implied by the style about being a rebel, an individual, whatever. The actual statement is not the point. The point is that when you wear a mohawk, you are absolutely committed to whatever the statement is.

The statement that a faux-hawk makes? 'Shit! I want to be cool, but I don't want to upset my Grandma!' OR, 'I didn't have time to comb my hair today'. Either way, it seems like a cop-out.

SO....The QUESTION: HairDO or HairDON'T? Any other trendy looks that  make you cringe?

The point of all of this is basically to cause silly debate, although I will admit that the faux-hawk really bugs me a lot. If you wear one, I'd say it's time to commit. Mohawk your hair or don't. No half-way hair-dos. Now, dear reader, If YOU happen to sport a faux-hawk, let me say one last thing...this missive is really about everyone else's faux-hawk...yours is totally cool.