Upon stalking the internet in search of mindlessness to keep you busy at work (my job is hard, okay?!), I came across a story on TheDailyBeast about the return of chest hair. I quickly skimmed the story, because I couldn’t justify spending my endless hours of free time actually reading about chest hair. Okay, so maybe I did read most of it. And let’s face it, I’ve written about hairy men before. This stand out quote is stellar :
In these troubled times of war and craptastic financial news, are we yearning once again for leading manly men with comfortingly warm pelts in which to hide our anxious faces?
Haha. Two things. First, I cannot accept that craptastic is a word. Second, does the writer have a legitimate point, as tongue in cheek as it is?
I actually just had a discussion about chest hair with our Argentina correspondent a few days ago over an ice cream. Her feeling was that it’s unnecessary and gross. I feel that if you have too much of it, you are obligated to manscape. I also think it’s more of a personal preference thing than an indirect result of the failed Bush Administration and its policies of war and deregulation. But hell, I blame Bush for nearly everything. Why not this too? Unless, of course, you think it’s a good thing.
[Posted by Kathleen]