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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:57 PM
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Bald black guys vs. bald white guys
Ready....fight! Joking.

Has anyone ever noticed (brace yourself for a sweeping generalization) that black men tend to "wear their baldness" better than white guys? I mean, they just look better bald. Why is that?
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:00 AM
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1. Dave Barry said it best. Bald white guys tend to look like giant thumbs.
:hi:
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:06 AM
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3. Yes, but don't black guys look like giant thumbs too?
It's just a different color thumb.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 08:55 AM
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11. Nope, it was in reference to black guys being able to pull of a shaved
head, while white guys look like giant thumbs. :hi:
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:36 AM
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22. Ah, then the trend has been identified.
I feel validated. :)
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:05 AM
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I have seen that.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:05 AM
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2. where does yul brenner fall in the black/white spectrum?
he was a hot bald guy!
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:08 AM
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4. Well, yeah some white guys look great bald.
But I'd say *in general* they don't look as good as their AA counterparts.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:11 AM
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5. Try playing in a punk band w/ thinning hair
That's when I started shaving my head..
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:12 AM
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6. It may happen sooner than I would like...
I think I got a couple of years left....but I'm fighting it all the way. :grr:
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:16 AM
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7. I had the double whammy
gray streaks at 22, mostly bald at 25. At least I was ahead of the shaved head trend by a few years..
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:10 AM
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33. I was in the Rit Aid the other day
and came across a head shaver. I was interested in the design of it. It looked like you would hold it with the thumb, fore and middle fingers. Do you use one of theese?, or something else?

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:34 PM
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35. No, but I want to try one of those
I used a regular razor for years until I bought an electric, and it literally changed my life. No more nicks and cuts to my scalp, and I could use it on my head every day w/o worrying about my skin. I use scalp wax as well to keep it shiny, too..
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CarbonDate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:16 AM
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8. I think it's how one carries oneself.
In general, I'd say black guys wear everything better than white guys. Clothes, moustaches, and attitude. Hell, black guys even carry excess weight better than white guys. They just have more style. The "bald head" question is hardly a unique one as it pertains to this racial divide.
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:20 AM
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9. Eh....I don't know.
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 12:21 AM by SouthoftheBorderPaul
I was watching a dental floss commercial or something equally mundane when this occured to me. No one was overtly stylish in the least way.

I really just this aesthetically it works better for them. I may be getting myself in hot water here but I think it's a combination of cranial shape and skin tone.

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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:57 AM
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10. Not true in my case.
but in general, perhaps. A purely visual trick of nature, I'm sure in any case. Think nothing of it.
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:19 AM
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14. What's not true in your case? (nt)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 08:55 AM
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12. What about Mr. Clean?
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:23 AM
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16. Okay, for a bald white dude
Mr. Clean was HOT. Didn't he have some kind of loop earing too? I think he missed his calling--he could have been a badass pirate!
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:29 AM
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18. He did have a loop.


He was muscular too. Maybe he was a retired pilot.
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:38 AM
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23. Dig the eyebrows!
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 11:02 AM by SouthoftheBorderPaul
That dude was workin' it! Hell, he could have been in the Village People.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:49 AM
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28. His brows are huge, fluffy and white!
I guess he figured he should take care of what little hair he had left!
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 08:56 AM
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13. I'd say Evander Holyfield could beat up Moby no matter how old he is...
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 08:56 AM by Wetzelbill
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:24 AM
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17. Ahhh but what about Holyfield v A.D. Skinner
from the X Files?
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 08:57 PM
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40. way to kick it up a notch, Taverner
that was good.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:21 AM
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15. Vin Diesel is a notable exception to this.
Ummmmmm...Vin Diesel.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:30 AM
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19. I've noticed that too...
It's all in his attitude.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:32 AM
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20. I Imagined That When I Started Shaving My Head...
... I would look like Vin Diesel. Silly me! --- You actually have to WORK OUT and EAT RIGHT to have that body too.

Keep in mind, I also hoped that buying Calvin Klein underwear would make me look like the models on the package. That didn't work either.

Sigh.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:39 AM
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25. I've bought underwear from International Male...
and there's no way I'll ever look like THOSE models.

I was sort of hoping someone might have posted the Vin Diesel in the shower pic I've seen here. One certainly never gets tired of seeing that.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 08:58 PM
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41. VIN!
He's my man! Vin is not altogether white. He's a mix. :hi:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:36 AM
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21. I think it has to do with pigment, mostly
Just as with a caucasian, a tan bald guy would be traditionally seen as more attractive than a pasty one. Having a darker pigment also helps when it comes to bearing other types of hairlessness. A lack of eyebrows looks absolutely freakish on someone who is pasty, but on someone with very dark skin it's scarcely noticeable.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:38 AM
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24. My white roommate shaves his head
He's also an asshole.
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:03 AM
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31. Excellent contribution to the dialogue.
:rofl:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:44 AM
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26. Might be a matter of what we're used to seeing
Most African American men tend to have hair that would look ridiculously short on most white guys, but it's what we're used to so it looks "normal." Baldness is just a progression of that.

Bald white guys tend to be either trendy, young and healthy or old and... well... old, or skinheads. Old dudes and skinheads are generally not attractive (AD Skinner and Ed Norton notwithstanding), so that immediately nixes 2 categories of bald white guys. The young, trendy white guys usually take care of themselves, but it still often falls outside conventional "beauty" for white guys.

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dr.zoidberg Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:48 AM
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27. It can go either way.
If you look at say Michael Wilbon,who is black(from the best show on ESPN, pardon the Interruption), it looks great.
At the same time, former Green Bay Packer linebacker and great Ray Nitschke, who is white, also makes it look great.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:55 AM
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29. I Think It All Depends On Head Shape & Hair Color
Some people have the right shaped head to look good shaved bald. Michael Jordan looked better than Charles Barkley, and that's not a racial thing.

But, a lot of white guys who shave their heads still have enough hair that's significantly darker than the skin color. So the stubble shows. That looks stupid. But, i know a guy who was losing his hair and he had really light brown hair. When he shaved, you couldn't see the stubble. He looks pretty good shaved bald. And, he has the right shaped skull.

So, if what hair is left doesn't show against the skin color, and the skull is shaped right, shaved bald looks good no matter the race. If you miss those two criteria, it looks bad.
The Professor
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:00 AM
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30. An A-A buddy of mine shaves his head
and he looks great. I think A-A guys tend to wear this look better because most white guys' shaved heads look so shiny and reflective.

I will stick with hair. :evilgrin:
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:06 AM
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32. 'Member Gordon front Sesame Street?
his head was pretty damn shiny. I would argue the opposite.
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:13 AM
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34. Nope
I was too old for Sesame Street. :)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:36 PM
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36. Paul! Read this! "The shaved head is the mullet of the 90's."
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 12:39 PM by RandomKoolzip
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I posted this back in March, but it's very relevant today.
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:51 PM
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37. Ah, Mike Stipe....
What a trend setter.

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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:10 PM
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38. Is that like an Irish setter?
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:24 PM
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39. The trend setter is a bigger breed
with anthropomorphic features and a blue band running horizontally around it's head.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 09:02 PM
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42. bald black dudes look like giant turds
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 09:04 PM by Ksec
bald white dudes look like a giant dairy queen vanilla cone/

Thats just ridiculous, aint it.
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 09:24 PM
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43. What about Captain Picard? I've heard the ladies raving about him.
:shrug:
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