Monday, 18 May 2020

Hair pollution

“One of the causes, by the way, of the apparent lack, at the present time, of great men lies in the poverty of the contemporary male coiffure. Rich in whiskers, beards, and leonine manes, the great Victorians never failed to look the part, nowadays it is impossible to know a great man when you see one.” - Aldous Huxley

Huxley was writing about the 1920s. Had he been writing about 2020, in a world where everyone's hair is getting longer, but the decisions of our politicians are getting no better, he might have had to remind himself that correlation is not causation.

1 comment:

  1. My dear wife cut mine with the dog trimmers - and made a passable job - well if 19th century convict is the look your going for.