When I offered to blog for Sandra Sookoo, who is on vacation at Disney, and who I hope doesn't see how I defiled her blog *grins*, I had no idea what I'd do. While watching Nightline Monday night, a hairy subject came up. One I've thought about for a long time: the demise of real men - those not afraid to be HAIRY! Like Chris Evans to the left.
It seems the hairless movement started sometime in the 90s (remember metrosexual) and, according to the report has something to do with the economy. I couldn't find a single clip but if you want to wade through all the crap by moving to -4:25 on the counter, it's here: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8404871 Of course they ran it near the end of the show!
Anyway, if I understand it right, the economy was good, businesses booming and men shaved, waxed, whatever - they began to remove their body hair. What's up with that? And why would removing hair have anything whatsoever to do with the country's economic health? Right now looking at Chris Poydenis on the right, I'm not thinking too much about the economy.
The article The Return of Chest Hair, by Jessi Klein in the DailyBeast, has some explanation - of which this is one snippet: "In these troubled times of war and craptastic financial news, are we yearning once again for leading manly men with comfortingly warm pelts in which to hide our anxious faces?" Read more here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-12-16/the-return-of-chest-hair/#
If this is true, should I wish for the economy to stay bad? I mean, dayam, look at the body on the left with the peppering of hair on his chest. Ahh! Alas, no, I don't want the country to continue suffering bad times.
But for now I'll be able to find a few real men to ogle. Evidently some of the gorgeous, model types haven't gotten the word yet. Hopefully it will continue to filter down.
Until then, I'll have to make due with those I could rustle up. If you're still reading this, hairless men...err...boys aren't your cup of tea *smiles*. You appreciate the look of a real man like Rafael Nadal pictured below right.
If you know where I can find others, or if you have any hairy men pictures, shoot them my way. No, I'm not looking for Sasquatch, so you hang on to those. I can always use more like those pictured here. Oh, Raffaello Balzo, below, was just hot, so I put him in the mix. Couldn't resist the pretty eyes and abs. He's a hotty.
Ok, I guess it's not always about the hair. Hmm... But, damn, he'd be much better looking with some. I have a hard time lusting after men who look like boys. Perhaps he could be coerced into letting a little bit grow...
Sandi, I promise to remove all traces of shedding before you return. Until then: Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-J. Hali Steele