Legends of the Bald

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Good day and welcome to my very first blog entry from the back office. Since this is my inaugural blog post, it has to be special. I’ve been pondering what I should talk about on my first blog post all last week. I was unsure of what to talk about and just couldn’t think of anything. So I decided to head to Little Caesars here in Olathe, KS to grab a “Hot n’ Ready” pepperoni pizza over my lunch break. That’s when it hit me. Apparently this Little Caesars has a closed circuit security camera set up and a TV hanging down from the ceiling displaying the live camera feed. It was what I saw in this TV that inspired me. What was it you ask? I saw myself staring at the back of my bald head. I never realized what the back of my head looked like until I saw this. I then thought to myself, “You know, Keith, balds just don’t get the respect they deserve in modern society. I mean how many bald models do you see in your common magazine ads? Have you ever seen a bald or balding man in an ad for cologne? How about an Armani ad displaying a proud, bald gentleman?”

Sure there are always exceptions. But hear me out. I’m not talking about people who shave their head bald just for the sake of having a certain “look”.  If a man has a perfect hairline to begin with and decides to shave their head for the sake of style, they are not “true” balds.  I have nothing against men or women that do this, they are fine in my book.  I’m talking about us who have no choice in the matter and lose their hair due to genetics.  Me, I started going bald during my college years and finally decided to embrace the baldness in full by shaving my head and donning a beard. I can never have a perfect hairline and can’t just decide to grow it back like those who shave their heads for aesthetics. I am a “true” bald in a sense.

So I put together a little tribute to some famous balds. Enjoy!

John Adams. Maligned for some questionable acts as president such as the Alien and Sedition Acts, John Adams actually did some great things as a bald president.  Oh yeah, he was our first bald vice president too.
Paul Giamatti. I first noticed this bald actor in the film “Sideways”, a whimsical tale of two friends, completely opposite in personality, going wild in Napa Valley for a so called bachelor party getaway. Maybe not whimsical but good nonetheless.  His portrayal of the man mentioned above in the HBO mini-series “John Adams” was brilliant.
Larry David. This guy just can’t catch a break in his portrayal of himself in the acclaimed HBO hit series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. What can i say about Larry? Co-creator of arguably the best sitcom of all time, “Seinfeld”, Larry is a true pioneer in the entertainment industry. And guess what? He’s bald.

George Castan..oops...Jason Alexander. This man was a pioneer in the world of primetime entertainment. Its a rarity to have the chance to star in a major sitcom. It's even rarer if you are bald. Jason did it during a time in our society when being bald on TV was just not cool. Larry David Should be proud.
George Castan..oops…Jason Alexander. This man was a pioneer in the world of primetime entertainment. Its a rarity to have the chance to star in a major sitcom. It’s even rarer if you are bald. Jason did it during a time in our society when being bald on TV was just not cool. Larry David Should be proud.

Phil Collins. He was in a music video with Bone Thugz N Harmony. Nuff said.
Phil Collins. He was in a music video with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Nuff said.

The list can go on and on. Matt Hasselbeck, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis etc. We even have a couple of bald Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians here fixing your broken iPods, iPhones, MacBooks, and other Apple products. Just take a little time and appreciate the bald man in your life, if at least just for a minute.

Balds Forever.

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