More Impractical Gifts By Rob Wynne On August 6, 2003 In Blog Courtesy of noghri: The Original Mullet Wig (I just want to state, for the record, that this is truly disturbing.) improbable gifts Previous ConCertino Next New Convert! 3 Comments Add Comment → folkmew Curiouser and Curiouser said Alice. I felt terribly “un-hip” a year ago or so when I was shopping at a “Hot Topic” (for those who don’t know, this is a terribly trendy teen store in malls) with Emily, who was 17 at the time. I saw a button that said “Friends don’t let friends do Mullets” or something. I asked “what’s a mullet, a band?” After the explanation I said to the very young sales clerk -- “sheesh -- I lived through it and I didn’t even know it had a name! I guess some things are best forgotten.” However, I am just as happy to see that a sort of feminine gypsy hippy 602-70s chic is hot right now and may have to take advantage of it to stock up on cool clothes I like. I don’t mind when my own styles are trendy, I figure it’s just a good chance to get clothes which I will cheerfully keep wearing long after they become passe. August 6, 2003 Reply mrpsyklops Beth and I simply don’t understand. Perhaps we are too old to be hip. Beth says the female version was called a “shag” or sometimes “gypsy.” I think I wore the male version myself once-upon-a-time(although my hair may have been too long in front to qualify). I gave it up because (a it was too much trouble to keep the long hair and b) it seemed inappropriate for an accountant. Are we hopeless? Have we lost touch and are we doomed to wander the lands of uncoolness forever, pursued by the mocking laughter of those who truly understand cool? “The coolest clothing in the room is the clothing I choose to wear.” -- The Monks of Cool (misquoted from Terry Pratchett). August 6, 2003 Reply Rob Wynne I don’t think the point is that it’s cool. More that it’s the antithesis of cool. Antithesis of Cool would be a good name for a band. -R August 6, 2003 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.