Tag Archives: Miscellaneous

Ask Your Doctor If Hiatus Is Right For You

I’m taking a bit of a break but you know me, I may find some interesting graffiti to share … back in a week or so. Be good!

Fuck The System


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Stop Washing Your Hair, Ladies


Sorry, don’t know why comments were turned off. WordPress has changed its posting form and I haven’t quite got the hang of the new system.


And by “washing,” I do mean, using shampoo.

I’m one of those people who isn’t just having a bad hair day, I’m having a bad hair life. I got the family’s bad hair gene: while my sister was blessed with gorgeous, naturally curly hair, I got the limp, straight, thin hair from my mother’s side of the family. Aging has only made this situation worse.

And then I stopped washing my hair. And everything changed.

It started back in the early 2000s. I was a fan of the show “What Not To Wear,” one of the early makeover reality shows on TLC. One time Nick Arrojo, the guy who did the show’s hair makeovers, told a client that he didn’t wash his hair with shampoo. Ever. I thought it was the strangest thing I’d ever heard. I told my hair stylist and she said, “well, actually, I only wash my hair once every six months.” I couldn’t believe it. She had gorgeous, thick, shiny auburn hair. It looked as clean as anyone’s. She explained how shampoo causes the scalp to produce more oils and actually makes the hair weak. It can even make your hair fall out.

I was pretty shocked, seeing as how every time one goes to the hair salon they not only wash your hair but hawk a bunch of verrry pricey shampoos, conditioners and other hair products at you.

A few months later I switched hair salons and my new stylist told me he, too, did not wash his hair. I mean, what a tremendous irony, right? Hair salons try to sell you a bunch of crap their own stylists don’t even use.

Anyway, I stopped washing my hair every day several years ago. I rinse it out with water every day, but I only use shampoo once every week or two. And now I’m ready to stop doing that. Shampoo is a racket, when you use it all the time you then have to use conditioners and all sorts of other crap to make up for what your body naturally does when you stopp applying formaldehyde, sodium laureth sulfate, and other toxins to your hair and scalp in the first place.

I’m not sure the solution is a new product from the creator of the Bumble & Bumble empire. You can use baking soda and peppermint oil and make your own “purely perfect” solution. I’m pretty sure most peoples’ budgets will appreciate the switch, too. We could actually be looking at the demise of a major sector of the cosemtics industry. Good riddance.


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First Draft Tuesdays

I write about racism at First Draft today … catch me over there!

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Why We Have Leap Year

I’m kinda busy and also a little burned out on politics, so blogging has been light this week, barring someone doing something incredibly stupid that just gets my goat. But I did find this cool explanation of why we have a leap year.

What amazes me about this is not that mathematicians figured out precisely what we need to do to prevent us from celebrating Christmas in the middle of summer — hey, count me among those who think mathematicians and scientists rawk — but that the whole world is on the same page. I mean, we’re all on the same calendar, right? Even those countries which use something like the Islamic calendar use the Julian/Gregorian Calendar for purposes of international commerce and whatnot; if you travel to Riyadh on March 1 the date is the same, right? How did we get everyone to agree on this?

In a different time I might not have asked that question but with America’s idiocracy going full oooga-booga over the U.S. census, climate change, birth control and other expressions of reason and logic, I can totally see our Teanuts claim leap year to be some tyrannical United Nations conspiracy to make us all French.

Without further ado:


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You Don’t Know Iowa

Best unofficial state tourism video EVER:


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