Monday, June 04, 2007

Men, Consider Your Posterity

A note arrived at home today from my great-aunt, and enclosed in this envelope were some photos of my dad when he was in his early 20's. His hair just screamed "70's!" Now, at the time I'm sure he wasn't thinking about his progeny seeing him in that photograph and thinking he looked like a water spaniel, but this doom eventually came upon him. His only comment today was, "Goodness gracious. I had no idea I looked like that."

We should judge fashions wisely, for our lack of taste will eventually find us out.

10 comments:

yankee angel said...

I hope all the gentlemen on this blog, especially those who adopt the crazy, modern fashions, pay special attention to your excellent advice. (I mean you, Michael Baggot!)

Geoff said...

This shaving craze will soon pass, and once again, beards shall rule the day. A prophet is always rejected in his own age. ; )

healthily sanguine said...

There's something to that. It's hard to imagine a prophet without a beard. On the other hand, it's also hard to imagine marrying a prophet. Hosea was an odd guy.

Fezzick said...

What's wrong with the 70's?

Geoff said...

Aren't all prophets a little weird?
:) What with the disciples, eating honey and locusts, and wearing camel hair and whatnot?

And...

Amen, Colin! Cold got to be!

healthily sanguine said...

Maybe that's why the prophets never married. I mean, girls, can you imagine your husband saying to you, "Honey, how about you fix me some nice, crunchy locusts tonight?" or "Dear, could you mend the hole in my camel hair cloak?" The feminine mind rebels.

Geoff said...

Exactly, Sylvia. See, those prophets... they looked crazy, but man, they were smart!

yankee angel said...

Have you ever thought of shaving your beard, Geoff?

healthily sanguine said...

:-o

Fezzick said...

Don't shave your beard, Geoff! Stand against the evils of clean-cut-ness and non-prophet-ness...