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(Telegraph)   First, the good news: Scientists have found a cure for baldness. Now the bad news: The cure involves extracting your blood, feeding it into a machine, and injecting it back into your scalp   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 23
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2013-05-05 10:29:32 AM
2 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


It's a choice thing. I find many women to be sexier with smaller boobs, but you get the choice of getting implants. Women get the choice of being able to lose weight, or wear makeup, or perfume, or sexy clothes.

All we get is height (can't choose), money (it's more about luck and personality-type), muscles (which we have to work for on top of our jobs), hair (which some of us lose at 19.)

I want to be able to choose if I lose my hair or not.

And I don't give a damn what you find sexy or not.
2013-05-05 01:32:32 PM
1 votes:

firefly212: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

This is true, but not for me... multiple instances of head trauma resulting in tbi have left my skull shape with some to be desired.... genetics seems to be unaware of my desire to cover that up.


Baldness does not work for everybody.

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2013-05-05 12:52:09 PM
1 votes:
Meh I've been bald since 20. The procedure does not sound too bad but I think having to wake up earlier to brush my hair isn't worth it.
2013-05-05 12:37:11 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??

Supposedly in the future mankind is no longer hung up on appearances and being bald doesn't matter. Which is just as full of shiat as every other prediction Trek makes about what mankind is like in the future.


Meh.  For myself, I only had to look at my parents' wedding picture and my pop's 23 year-old bald pate to know where I was going to end up.  Going back to that picture again, hair or not, it was patently obvious I was never going to make a living on my looks anyways (feel free to check profile for supporting evidence).  And for the most part, nobody really cares, including me.  I keep myself in reasonably good shape, make sure I'm moderately clean and not stinky when I'm out in public, and I don't overcompensate with body art (I have none at all), or hats/doo-rag/comb-over/whatever.  I'm happy with what I got - don't like me, well, hey, feel free to fark off anytime, and that's about as far as my vanity goes.

I dunno.  Male vanity over hair goes way back - from powdered wigs, to toupees, to implants and hair gel, enhanced with dye and guido-tans, it's all just...weird.  To me, anyways.  I still have a donation can on my desk given to me 20 years ago that proclaims "Hair Fund - All Donations go Directly to the Top".  Yah, occasionally one of my drinking buddies gets irked with my smartassery and will retort with a "STFU, ya bald, ugly-ass motherfarker" or somesuch,  but really when I hear something along those lines I can be assured that I have indeed achieved some insignificant victory and can sit back relax in my bald smugness.

Oh, and because it probably matters to someone, yah, I probably have boinked way more girls that most men, hair notwithstanding and the one I've been seeing for the past ten years can still make most heterosexual men drool uncontrollably.  Pipe, put, smoke.

The research is interesting though.  Hopefully the efforts can be channeled into something more...profound (?) than just cosmetic vanity.

But seriously - guys - cut it out.  If you think it's your hairline holding you back in life, chances are you've got much bigger problems than your hair.  Stop obsessing already.
2013-05-05 12:24:40 PM
1 votes:

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?


Patrick Steward vs George Clooney

One is a brilliant actor who's been a delight nearly every second of every performance he takes part in. The other's a hack with a nice jaw line. Which one is more successful?

Hair is important because potential lovers and employers are shallow.
2013-05-05 12:23:09 PM
1 votes:

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?

rae = are


Are you also mystified by why people get cosmetic surgery? Does it confuse you when surveys find that physical qualities such as height, or being muscular, or being pretty actual enhance the quality of life for people who possess those qualities when compared to people who are short, overweight, and/or not pretty?
2013-05-05 12:15:02 PM
1 votes:

louiedog: swahnhennessy: I think the shaved head is the new combover, and I don't like doing it, but the women prefer it by a wide margin. It's a bit unsettling, like they think I'm some sort of different guy on account of being bald. Which also plays a role in me not liking to shave my head, and why, despite being so thin on top, I'll still grow it out every couple of years. I feel like a complete tool otherwise.

I've seen people say this, but I disagree completely for the simple fact that the shaved head is a style choice embraced by men of all follicular (weird, my spellcheck doesn't recognize that totally real word) ability. Yes, it's replaced the combover for bald(ing) men, but they're not comparable to me. It can look good on many people. The combover never looked good on anyone and was an embarrassment throughout history. No one who isn't employed as an actor playing the lead's slob of a friend would ever go for that look if they have a full head of hair.




At least a shaved head is honest. Possibly the most pathetic part of the combover is the self deception; guys who do it and look in the mirror and convince themselves that no one will notice that they are bald. They are possibly even worse than bad toupees.
2013-05-05 11:55:50 AM
1 votes:
I'm not seeing the bad news.
2013-05-05 11:28:22 AM
1 votes:

Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??


Supposedly in the future mankind is no longer hung up on appearances and being bald doesn't matter. Which is just as full of shiat as every other prediction Trek makes about what mankind is like in the future.
2013-05-05 10:59:06 AM
1 votes:

doglover: I'll do it. Sign me up.


You bet tour sweet ass I'd do it. I don't even mind my current big forehead, but if I could stop the thinning at the top with just needles? No-brainer.
2013-05-05 10:48:02 AM
1 votes:
I WANT THIS.

HalfOffOffer:
All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.

I kept mine short too when I had it.

It's not the problem. The problem is that a full head of hair, short or not, is a sign (rightfully or wrongfully) of youth, vitality, and virility.
2013-05-05 10:43:31 AM
1 votes:
All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.
2013-05-05 10:40:12 AM
1 votes:
For a reasonably objective, well written column, why the fark was this randomly thrown in:

"The new treatment could have helped Sir Elton John, inset, who invested in a hair transplant."
2013-05-05 10:32:34 AM
1 votes:
Curing baldness is great. Now we need a pill a inhibit hair growth all together. Imagine if you could take a no side-effect pill every morning that keeps your hair from growing. No more shaving. No more hair cuts. You want to change your styling? Go off the pill until you hit your desired length. That's a future that I want to live in.
2013-05-05 10:31:51 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Bald = old and undesirable.

I mean, everyone's psychology is different and if you hunt long enough you can find someone who finds anything sexy, even morbid obesity, but those people are rare, and usually only mention their weird sense of aesthetic after they're off the market.

So generally fat, flat-chested, short, bald, gray, saggy, and hairy anywhere but up top are all traits that are people will do all sorts of things to try and get rid of.  So just as women will get chemical burns bleaching their assholes, men will hook up to a vampire machine to not be bald.

And you can say, "why don't we just learn, as a society, to stop judging people on looks," but that statement is so naive and so long-rebutted that people will laugh at you for saying it.
2013-05-05 10:31:29 AM
1 votes:

Notabunny: I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.


Says a guy who didn't start balding in high school.

Seriously, being bald isn't the worst thing ever, but it's like a facial tattoo or horrible scaring. It's a disability and it holds you back a bit. Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.
2013-05-05 10:27:16 AM
1 votes:
That's hair doping and it's a big problem. Google competitive hair.
2013-05-05 10:26:15 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Sure if you're Vin Diesel. I'm rather skinny so when I go bald I'm going to look like a cancer patient.
2013-05-05 10:20:39 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa




And some men are much less sexy without it. Some women don't mind a receding hairline too much, for others, it's a deal breaker. There is no doubt in my mind that my life would have been much better if I had not begun going bald at the age of twenty one. I haven't had a good hair day since about 1991. I last got lucky in 1989. It's no coincidence.
2013-05-05 10:19:12 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.
2013-05-05 10:17:09 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa



Depends on the shape of the skull

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2013-05-05 10:13:05 AM
1 votes:
I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa
2013-05-05 07:49:50 AM
1 votes:
think they call hat dialysis
 
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