NEW JERSEY: CRUMPLED TWENTY
By Nora Zelevansky / March 23rd, 2009
The Best Link Today:
As if New Jersey doesn't get a bad enough rap (Bruce Springsteen and The Sopranos
notwithstanding), The Huffington Post
blogged this week that N.J. may try to outlaw Brazilian Bikini Waxing, sparking a debate to rival Roe vs. Wade.
Considering the chaotic state of the world currently, it totally makes sense that state officials should be preoccupied with and spend state funding on resolving critical hair removal issues because two (count 'em two) women have complained of infections.
Seriously, is there a grosser word than "infections"?
As ma soeur, Claudette, pointed out when she sent me this brilliant link, the esthetician quoted in the article sounds like she's talking about abortion or drug legalization, when she passionately asserts that desperate hairy women "would likely travel across state lines to get it and some might even try to wax themselves." Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't some women already wax themselves with at home kits? Not saying it's a good idea, but . . . it's no hanger.
Personally, I think N.J. should consider outlawing something more worthwhile like texting at the dinner table or Miley Cyrus (just in general) or, on the hair-related front, faux hawks.
Sorry folks, but someone had to say it: The faux hawk has officially left the building. It's been like two years since the Contempo Casual set caught on. Even the blonde MTV TRL
wannabe, Chet, on The Real World
has one. Here's what happens, when people stop being polite and start having poser hair.
Anyway, I'm not sure what's more brilliant: the "Brazilian Bikini Wax Ban" piece or the readers' comments below the story. Add some here as well, please!
And, please, do your part for the cause: support your local Faux Hawk Prevention Center and turn off Miley Cyrus today.
xo – N.
P.S. Okay, so I know that everyone except for me stopped watching The Real World like six drunken frat party seasons ago, BUT (having just dissed the show above) I have to say that this past week's episode is actually pretty intense (link to episode above). The episode takes place partially on election day (so you can relive that hopeful moment), but also involves Ryan, the Iraq War vet, who arrived home only two months prior, getting called back to combat. Though he is a fervent Obama supporter and believer in bringing the troops home, he's forced to re-enlist. And just the montage of him as a soldier is gut wrenching, as he just looks like a child playing dress up in camouflage.
Hmm. I think this show just got relevant again; if only for a moment.