The Peeve Of The Week (POTW) is an occasional feature on Slope which allows me to (a) gripe about something which bugs me, whether justified or not (b) put up a post when there's nothing in particular I want to say about the market. In spite of its moniker, the POTW may or may not shown up weekly. In any event, here's a new entry:
I have a deep fondness for authenticity, and in a world increasingly saturated in fakeness, those things that are genuine are increasingly precious.
Much of the fakery in the modern world relates to physical appearance. Women have fake boobs, fake rears, and fake faces. Men have fake chests, fake foreheads, and – – all too often - fake hair.
Perhaps I'm being insensitive, blessed as I am with a very full head of hair at whatever ripe old age I currently am. However, one thing worse than masking baldness with a rug is to take whatever surviving hairs you have and draping them over the top of your head in an effort to simulate follicular fullness. There are 45,000 people in Palo Alto, but there's this one chap I remember seeing many times, only because his massive combover is so obvious and sad.
If your hair is falling out, don't worry about it! It's no sin to be partly or wholly bald; just take a look at all the shaved heads in modern culture to see how sexy some people consider this look. But if you want to announce to the world that you desperately crave their approval, just do a combover. It works every time.